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Symphony Retail Ai: key grocery reinvention trends

Fairway preparing line-free checkout app

US: Analysts confirm produce woes and stock issues at Whole Foods storesBarclays analysts reported finding "entirely empty" shelves and deteriorating produce at two Whole Foods Market stores last week, one in the Midwest and one on the East Coast, according to Business Insider. In a note to investors, they.....

Cencosud: $400mln in investment expected this year

Metro: Christmas cheer in Germany but in not Russia

Dutch retail sales growth accelerates in NovemberDutch retail sales growth quickened in November after easing sharply in the previous month, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics show. Retail sales climbed 5.5% year-over-year in November, much faster than the 1.5% gain in October. The measure has been.....

Whole Foods Market Dadeland: Miami opening

Boxed becomes acquisition target for Kroger

CA: Walmart and Penguin Pick-Up launch co-branded locations Grocery shopping just got faster and easier for Torontonians with the grand opening of two new Penguin Pick-Up/Walmart locations at Yonge and Eglinton and Queens Quay. With just a few clicks, consumers can place their grocery order online at.....

Migros: technological capabilities development

Online supermarket Ocado: robot prototype

Russia: X5 Retail Group and Mail.ru team upRussian grocery market leader X5 and Mail.ru Group, one of the largest investors in the Eastern European online sector, will cooperate in the field of targeted online advertising. As the retailer revealed in a press release, the partnership is aimed at measuring the.....

Shipt: Texas grocery delivery expansion with H-E-B

Walmart: Closing nearly 10% of Sam’s Clubs

US: Albertsons Companies’ O Organics hits $1bln brand milestoneAlbertsons Companies announced that its popular Own Brands label, O Organics, has become a $1bln brand, a major milestone for one of the nation’s largest brands of USDA-certified organic products. O Organics are available exclusively at Albertsons.....

ICA Sweden: December sales boost

Tesco Ireland sales up 4%

UK: 'Mixed' performance for Marks & Spencer in Q3UK retailer Marks & Spencer has posted a 1.4% decline in like-for-like sales in its home market in its third quarter, with Food sales down 0.4% and Clothing & Home sales down 2.8%. Total group sales were down 0.1% overall, while international sales.....

Aldi planning 2019 store opening

SuperValu's Q3 fiscal report: strategic growth

US: Price Chopper home delivery now available in UticaPrice Chopper is making it easier for some local customers to get the grocery items they need, without even stepping foot outside their home. Price Chopper is now offering home delivery to customers in Utica, Fulton, Oswego and Poughkeepsie, the company.....

Italy: First supermarket managed entirely by customers

Sainsbury’s sales increase in Q3

Vietnam retail sales hit record $130bln in 2017Vietnam's retail sales grew 10.9% in 2017 over the previous year to a highest-ever $129.6bln, spurred by a rising middle class and an influx of overseas retailers. Supermarkets and convenience stores are selling meat and vegetables at 20-30% higher prices than.....

Walmart: ‘Scan & Go’ to 100 more stores

Target: best quarter in five years

Amazon to start selling locally made food in IndiaAfter receiving government approval to invest $500mln in a wholly owned subsidiary in India, Amazon is preparing to start selling locally made food from March. Amazon won approval in July to invest $500mln in India over the next five years to sell third-party.....

Carrefour: Chinese market still tempting

Coop Switzerland: turnover increase in FY 2017

Lidl to open 5 new stores and biggest warehouse to date in LondonLidl is set to open five new London stores and and build its largest UK warehouse to date in a move that the supermarket says underlines the “scale” of its expansion plans in Britain’s capital. The German-owned grocery chain said the new sites –.....

Pilot of self-driving mobile mini-grocery store

Sprouts Farmers Market: preliminary Q4 and 2017 results

US: Target to cut ties with InstacartTarget Corp. is ending its partnership with Instacart following its acquisition of the San Francisco-based delivery service’s rival Shipt, the Star Tribune of Minnesota has reported. Although it hasn't given a time frame for the wind-down, Target eventually will stop using.....

Spain: What to expect from retail and food in 2018

The preliminary balances of the retail sector in Spain with regard to food in 2017 are ready and foodretail.com has published 7 key points to define the New Year 2018 and what could be expected.Mercadona will continue to growAfter closing 2017 with an almost 25% share of the food distribution market, the.....

Cold Storage-HappyFresh collaboration to boost online grocery shopping

Alibaba: Major expansion of supermarkets in Beijing

Brazil’s Pão de Açúcar introduces new store modelBrazilian supermarket chain Pão de Açúcar has launched a new store concept, which it has introduced in five of its outlets. Changes regarding store layout and the mix of products on offer have been implemented at four of the retailer's stores in São Paulo, as.....

Newest Farm Boy Fresh Market in Hamilton

Sprouts: Q2 openings, including first South Carolina store

CA: Farm Boy Fresh Market headed to HamiltonFarm Boy Fresh Market is headed to Hamilton, Ont.’s west mountain district. “We are excited to be opening our newest Farm Boy in Hamilton,” said Jeff York, Farm Boy co-CEO, in a media release announcing the new location. “We have developed a store we think Hamilton.....

Canadian distribution company receives “A” grade certification

Bamford Produce Co. Ltd., has today announced that the company has been awarded the coveted BRC 'Grade A' Global Standard for Food Safety certification, which is in recognition of the company’s distribution facility achieving and passing the rigorous standards set by one of the world's leading food safety and.....

Monoprix aims to open 100 new stores by 2020

Auchan Group plans to invest €90mln in Portugal

Germany: Edeka celebrates its 111th birthdayThe Edeka Association is celebrating its birthday - and all customers are welcome to join in the celebration. In 1907, numerous regional purchasing cooperatives united to form a national association: it was the birth of Edeka. 111 years later, Edeka thanks its.....

Walmart: Big Alabama solar project

SpartanNash introduces "Our Family" brand in Michigan

US: Grocery chain coming to BallantyneSprouts, a Phoenix-based organic grocer, will open this year at 15121 Ballancroft Pkwy., off Providence Road West in Ballantyne. The new store will be the grocer’s first in Charlotte – it operates another in Raleigh, and will open one in Fayetteville as well. The new.....

Coop Netherlands posts 5% sales increase in 2017

EMD and ASDA terminate collaboration

UK: EMD and ASDA terminate collaborationEMD has announced that it, and the UK-based ASDA, have terminated ‘their collaboration by amicable and mutual agreement’. ASDA joined EMD at the beginning of 2016. Asda had left EMD by the end of 2017 noting that during its membership of the buying organisation it had.....

iFresh: Exclusive agreement with Sunray Venus

Costco Wholesale Corporation: December sales results

US: Kroger expands private label lineThe Kroger Co. has expanded its Simple Truth brand and launched its largest-ever private brand customer sales promotion, featuring savings on thousands of Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic items. The retailer has promised that it will utilize insights from its data.....

Jumbo: +5% to €7.01bln in 2017 results

Co-op: 100 new food stores planned to open in 2018

UK: Tesco launches January health pushTesco is supporting the first Public Health England Change4Life campaign to stimulate healthier snacking for children. The snacks – which include Pink Lady Apple Snack Packs, Goodness Strawberry Cereal bars and Tesco Pineapple Pieces in Juice 120g – will be available at.....

Pick ‘n Save: ATM network expansion

AG of New England to buy 5 supermarkets in Vermont

US: ATM network expanded by Pick ‘n SavePick ’n Save, a banner of Kroger subsidiary Roundy’s, will provide a network of 25 ATM locations via a new partnership with WaterStone Bank and nationwide ATM network company FCTI Inc. Pick ’n Save operates more than 100 grocery stores across the state of Wisconsin......

4 new Italian stores opened by Penny Market

Booths: lower sales in 2016/17

Denmark: First Aldi City-store opens in the centre of CopenhagenAldi Danmark has opened the first City-store in Gothersgade in the centre of Copenhagen. The store is part of the modernisation plan of Aldi. Customers can enjoy, amongst other treats, the quality of Coffee-to-go, freshly baked bread, a wide.....

Sales drop for Booths

"Scan, Bag, Go" expanded by Kroger

US: Kroger expands "Scan, Bag, Go"Kroger’s Scan, Bag, Go offering will be provided in 400 stores. The offering gives customers the opportunity to walk through the store and scan their products with a provided scanner or the Kroger Scan, Bag, Go app, then pay at a self-checkout.Please click here to read the.....

Tap to go technology tested by Albert Heijn

Reduced store spaces in Hungary planned by Tesco

Denmark's retail sales increased in NovemberIn November, Denmark's retail sales increased after dropping in the previous month. Clothing and related sales grew 4.4% monthly in November and sales of food and other groceries edged up by 0.1%.Please click here to read more at markets.businessinsider.com Holland:.....

Tap to go technology tested by Albert Heijn

Walmart collaborates with Buzzfeed's Tasty

Russia: Lenta improves direct supplies from agricultural producersRussian retailer Lenta has been increasing its 'Growers Platform'. It now contains over 100 agricultural suppliers across 20 product categories. Jan Dunning, CEO of Lenta said: "Long-term contracts with agricultural producers within the Growers.....

2 new stores in Austria for Hofer

Aldi Australia plans to open new stores

Russia: 1st hypermarket in Achinsk opened by LentaRussian 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.....

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 LabsSupermarket 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,.....

Increased Brazilian supplies helped reduce prices

Vegetable prices went down in November

Brazilian consumers are paying less for food now. Data from the Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento (Conab) show that vegetables were cheaper -at wholesale prices- in November. According to investinbrazil.biz, Conab carries out a monthly survey in Brazil. Data from the most recent study show, that the prices.....

Despite decline of Italian grocery sales growth, increases seen in October

First 3 stores in Northern Portugal opened by Aldi

Croatia: Konzum promotes local productsGrocery retailer Konzum wants to promote Croatian products from small, local producers. The retailer has collaborated with the group Mali Hrvatski Proizvođač (Small Croatian Producers) on the project 'Iz domaćih krajeva' ('From domestic regions') to offer.....

Kroger: 2 Ruler Foods stores opened

Expansion slowed for Fresh Thyme in 2018

US: Meijer finishes its newest round of fresh remodelsAs part of its plan to updates its stores, Meijer has completed the remodelling of 22 supercenters. By doing so, Meijer wants to create the environment that makes consumers happy to shop there. The remodelling contains an enhanced store layout, updated.....