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'UK retailer-supplier issues outweigh watchdog’s resources'

Amazon Fresh makes bold promise to Australians

Smart & Final eyes return to normal growth planAfter acquiring 33 supermarkets from Haggen last year, Smart & Final still sees the opportunity for 100 more new stores in California, Dave Hirz, president and CEO of Smart & Final, told SN. “When we went public at the end of 2014, we told.....

Walmart cancels plans for DC in Merced, CA

Smart & Final eyes return to normal growth plan

Smart & Final eyes return to normal growth planAfter acquiring 33 supermarkets from Haggen last year, Smart & Final still sees the opportunity for 100 more new stores in California, Dave Hirz, president and CEO of Smart & Final, told SN. “When we went public at the end of 2014, we told.....

Morrisons’ marketing shifts gears with Amazon

Sainsbury's sales fall | Walmart to invest in Mexico

Ocado CEO: Weak pound eases price war Online grocer Ocado has confirmed the sector's fierce price war is beginning to ease off as the Brexit-hit pound starts to push up prices. CEO Tim Steiner said that the group was seeing the "first signs of a change in market pricing" after years of food price.....

Morrisons’ marketing shifts gears with Amazon

Sainsbury's sales fall | Walmart to invest in Mexico

Ocado CEO: Weak pound eases price war Online grocer Ocado has confirmed the sector's fierce price war is beginning to ease off as the Brexit-hit pound starts to push up prices. CEO Tim Steiner said that the group was seeing the "first signs of a change in market pricing" after years of food price.....

Fairway gets new CEO | Kazyon to open 100 stores in 2017

Aldi/Lidl accused of 'exploiting' lorry drivers to reduce costs

US: Publix's produce director retiresAfter 45 years in the industry, Garry Bergstrom, director of produce and floral for Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets, received the SEPC’s Lifetime Membership Award. He retired from Publix, effective March 1. (produceretailer.com)Discounters 'exploit' lorry.....

Fairway gets new CEO | Kazyon to open 100 stores in 2017

Aldi/Lidl accused of 'exploiting' lorry drivers to reduce costs

US: Publix's produce director retiresAfter 45 years in the industry, Garry Bergstrom, director of produce and floral for Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets, received the SEPC’s Lifetime Membership Award. He retired from Publix, effective March 1. (produceretailer.com)Discounters 'exploit' lorry.....

AU greengrocers incorrectly charge shoppers | Walmart invests in Brazil

Ocado sales rise | Veg most sought after supermarket item

Kantar: Dunnes Stores maintains top supermarket spot - Dunnes Stores has managed to hold the top supermarket spot in Ireland for two consecutive months, a first for the retailer, according to Kantar Worldpanel Ireland figures. For the twelve weeks ended 26 February, sales at Dunnes grew by 4.6%,.....

Meijer is expanding home delivery

Amazon to deliver fresh produce in South Florida

Kantar: Dunnes Stores maintains top supermarket spot - Dunnes Stores has managed to hold the top supermarket spot in Ireland for two consecutive months, a first for the retailer, according to Kantar Worldpanel Ireland figures. For the twelve weeks ended 26 February, sales at Dunnes grew by 4.6%,.....

UK grocers using 'shocking tactics' on suppliers | Tesco's fears boycott

German grocer Kaufland to enter Australia

Swiss buying group EMD goes down under with Woolworths deal -Switzerland-based buying group European Marketing Distribution AG (EMD) has announced a partnership with Australian retailer Woolworths, taking the group Down Under for the first time. Woolworths will use EMD to source volume for its.....

Wegmans along with Google named 'Best Company To Work For'

Sales Weis Markets increase

Swiss buying group EMD goes down under with Woolworths deal -Switzerland-based buying group European Marketing Distribution AG (EMD) has announced a partnership with Australian retailer Woolworths, taking the group Down Under for the first time. Woolworths will use EMD to source volume for its.....

Food sales of large Italian retailers increase

Italy: SUN Consortium expects growth in turnover, stores in 2017Italian retail consortium Supermercati Uniti Nazionali (SUN) is planning to open new sales points and increase turnover in 2017. Overall turnover of the SUN consortium went up from €1.09bn in 2011 to €2.66bn in 2016 and should reach.....

Report: One in three expected to order groceries online in 2017

Italy: SUN Consortium expects growth in turnover, stores in 2017Italian retail consortium Supermercati Uniti Nazionali (SUN) is planning to open new sales points and increase turnover in 2017. Overall turnover of the SUN consortium went up from €1.09bn in 2011 to €2.66bn in 2016 and should reach.....

Village Super Market posts 2Q profit | Whole Foods boosting fruit consumption

Morrisons posts first profit rise | Carrefour profits fall

US: SM stores make space for homegrown onions - The SM group has ordered about 91,000 kilos or close to 100 tons of onions directly from farmers, making good its promise to build a market for homegrown produce. (business.inquirer.net) Weakness in France drags down profits at retailer CarrefourCarrefour on.....

Village Super Market posts 2Q profit | Whole Foods boosting fruit consumption

Fresco y Más expands in South Florida, aiming at Hispanic customers

US: SM stores make space for homegrown onions - The SM group has ordered about 91,000 kilos or close to 100 tons of onions directly from farmers, making good its promise to build a market for homegrown produce. (business.inquirer.net) Weakness in France drags down profits at retailer CarrefourCarrefour on.....

Woolworths connects with suppliers | 2000 DIA stores to be refurbished

Tesco: 'Reducing food waste is a factor in Booker deal'

US: 'Misfit’ produce finds home on Hannaford shelvesLast week, supermarket chain Hannaford launched a program to put irregular-looking produce in 15 stores throughout Southern and Midcoast Maine. Maine is the second state where Hannaford has rolled out the program. Last year, Merone launched a pilot.....

Kroger developing $60m DC

'Misfit’ produce finds home on Hannaford shelves

US: 'Misfit’ produce finds home on Hannaford shelvesLast week, supermarket chain Hannaford launched a program to put irregular-looking produce in 15 stores throughout Southern and Midcoast Maine. Maine is the second state where Hannaford has rolled out the program. Last year, Merone launched a pilot.....

Lotte closing supermarkets in China | Coop Sweden online sales rise by over 50%

Tesco-Booker deal allows bigger crops from suppliers

France's Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires sees sales rise across EUFrench retailer Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires, which operates the Intermarché chain, has seen its sales rise 1.9% across its European operations in full year 2016, according to accounts just filed. The group's six banners,.....

Lotte closing supermarkets in China

Instacart invests $400m to expand grocery business

France's Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires sees sales rise across EUFrench retailer Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires, which operates the Intermarché chain, has seen its sales rise 1.9% across its European operations in full year 2016, according to accounts just filed. The group's six banners,.....

'We're the most British supermarket' says Aldi boss, '70% of products are British'

Moody 's sees recovery in EU grocery | Sainsbury's to cut jobs

India's Paytm E-Commerce raises $200m from Alibaba, SAIF PartnersIndia's Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd has raised $200m from China's Alibaba Group Holding and venture capital fund SAIF Partners to expand its online retail business in a market dominated by homegrown Flipkart and U.S. tech giant Amazon......

Fresh Direct goes to Washington | Weis Markets receives award

Stater Bros. Markets expands Instacart home delivery service

India's Paytm E-Commerce raises $200m from Alibaba, SAIF PartnersIndia's Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd has raised $200m from China's Alibaba Group Holding and venture capital fund SAIF Partners to expand its online retail business in a market dominated by homegrown Flipkart and U.S. tech giant Amazon......

Auchan France invests €1.3bn | Kroger's winning sales end after 13 years

Coles to speed up payments to suppliers | Aldi starts in China

UK: Hello Fresh opens first pop-up in LondonHello Fresh, the meal delivery company, has opened its first retail space in Old Street station for four weeks. The Hello Fresh pop-up will sell single recipe boxes of a meal for two, at £10 each for the whole of March. The most popular recipes, out of a.....

Costco's same-store sales, profit miss estimates

Kroger's winning sales end after 13 years

UK: Hello Fresh opens first pop-up in LondonHello Fresh, the meal delivery company, has opened its first retail space in Old Street station for four weeks. The Hello Fresh pop-up will sell single recipe boxes of a meal for two, at £10 each for the whole of March. The most popular recipes, out of a.....

El Corte Inglés goes organic | Publix turns in solid quarter

X5 Retail Group asks suppliers to reduce prices

Retailers cut UK advertising instead of lowering prices - British retailers, food producers and consumer goods makers are cutting back on advertising to direct their firepower instead at lowering prices in the face of rising inflation, hitting the income of media groups. ITV, said on Wednesday that.....

Publix turns in solid quarter

Ahold Delhaize to achieve half of synergy savings by end 2017

Retailers cut UK advertising instead of lowering prices - British retailers, food producers and consumer goods makers are cutting back on advertising to direct their firepower instead at lowering prices in the face of rising inflation, hitting the income of media groups. ITV, said on Wednesday that.....

Target shares dive on earnings outlook, price cut plans

Ahold Delhaize Q4 boosted by US performance

Malaysia: 7-Eleven hit by higher selling & distribution costsContinued network expansion and the imposition of a higher minimum wage dragged down 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) and for the full year ended Dec 31, 2016 (FY16). In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the.....

Target shares dive on earnings outlook, price cut plans

Ahold Delhaize Q4 boosted by US performance

Malaysia: 7-Eleven hit by higher selling & distribution costsContinued network expansion and the imposition of a higher minimum wage dragged down 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) and for the full year ended Dec 31, 2016 (FY16). In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the.....

Sprouts Farmers Market beat Wall Street’s expectations

Tesco is axing 1700 managers | Korean food sales grow

Ireland: SuperValu made record sales of €2.67bn in 2016SuperValu has announced plans to open three new stores this year, which the grocery retailer said would create 190 jobs. The new stores are part of a €35m investment, which is also aimed at revamping existing stores. The company also revealed today it.....

Food Lion to remodel 93 stores

Sprouts Farmers Market beats Wall Street’s expectations

Ireland: SuperValu made record sales of €2.67bn in 2016SuperValu has announced plans to open three new stores this year, which the grocery retailer said would create 190 jobs. The new stores are part of a €35m investment, which is also aimed at revamping existing stores. The company also revealed today it.....

Walmart starts new price war | Fresh produce has won Kiwi shoppers

Lidl's UK vegetables enjoy Brexit

Brazil retailer GPA reports quarterly loss - Brazil's largest diversified retailer, GPA SA, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 29m reais ($9m) on Friday, falling short of forecasts for a first profit in seven quarters. The consolidated net loss for the company narrowed sharply from a loss of 384m.....

Lidl's UK vegetables enjoy Brexit | Fresh produce has won Kiwi shoppers

Walmart starts new price war

Brazil retailer GPA reports quarterly loss - Brazil's largest diversified retailer, GPA SA, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 29m reais ($9m) on Friday, falling short of forecasts for a first profit in seven quarters. The consolidated net loss for the company narrowed sharply from a loss of 384m.....