Fresh food traceability tested by Hy-Vee and Zest Labs

Price Chopper intensifies customer experience with Aptaris

US: Hy-Vee trials fresh food traceability with Zest Labs
Supermarket chain Hy-Vee is testing Zest Fresh solution to help automate the farm-to-fork traceability of fresh produce coming to Hy-Vee stores. Hy-Vee wants its consumers to comprehend where their food is from. John Griesenbrock, Hy-Vee’s vice president, produce/Health Markets said: “With traceability support, we will become even more invested in bringing the freshest and highest-quality produce to our customers.”
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US: Price Chopper selects Aptaris to intensify customer experience

Supermarket chain Price Chopper has made a multi-year agreement with Aptaris, an enterprise marketing and promotions management innovator. “Relevant communications and more personalized promotions are the key to attracting and retaining shoppers,” says Blaine Bringhurst, executive vice president of marketing, merchandising and store operations for Price Chopper.
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Russia: 1st hypermarket in Achinsk opened by Lenta

Russian retailer Lenta has announced the opening of its first hypermarket in Achinsk. The hypermarket provides a variety of 17,000 SKU’s. Besides local products, it contains Lenta’s private labels and federal product range. The hypermarket will be open seven days a week from 8am to 11pm.
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Austria: 2 new stores for Hofer
Supermarket chain Hofer revealed that is to open 2 new stores before Christmas. The stores in Vienna and Stainach-Pürgg will run on energy-saving lights, efficient heating technologies and eco-friendly Austrian energy sources. The stores will include a ‘Hofer-Marktplatz’ for fresh fruit and vegetables, a ‘Coolbox’ with a number of convenience food products, a ‘Backbox’ section with an assortment of 30 products including fresh bread and other baked goods and a wine section.
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AUS: Consumers warming up to the comfort of online grocery shopping
The augmentation of their online channels by major supermarket retailers encourages more consumers to shop online for their groceries. Australian consumers preferred to shop in store, especially for produce such as fruit, vegetables, meat and eggs. Buying online doesn’t offer the opportunity to inspect the product and choose the best produce available.
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AUS: Aldi plans to open new stores

Aldi Australia said that it will increase its present-day network of 473 stores across the country and that it is “eager to bring the Aldi difference to more Australians”. A spokesperson for Aldi Australia said: “Each of these stores will follow our new format, with clearer signage, redesigned shelving and expanded wooden produce bays, energy efficient LED lighting and extended chillers. This will allow for a more pleasant and efficient shopping experience, while also catering for an expanded range across our fresh meat, produce and health categories.”
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