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Hurricane Irma challenges Florida grocery pipeline

Kroger launches Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan

Study: Dissatisfaction with online grocery shopping increasingA recent study from Morgan Stanley shows that the percentage of shoppers who tried online grocery shopping and were dissatisfied grew from 17% last year to 27% this year, according to Quartz. The study also found that 84% of those surveyed preferred.....

Co-op invests in young farmers | Lidl opens 1st mini grocery shop

Large African grocer accepts Bitcoins | Strong sales for Ocado

Carrefour's new boss may close hypermarket stores in France: unionThe new boss of Carrefour could close some of the retailer’s large hypermarket stores in France as part of plans to turn around the company, a union official said. The CEO’s plans could also include converting some Carrefour hypermarkets into.....

HelloFresh looks to beef up its tech workforce

Walmart to build new HQ | Ocado sees strong growth

UK: Ocado sees strong growthBritish online grocer Ocado said on Tuesday it was growing sales at a rate ahead of the industry average and saw a slight acceleration in its latest quarter. Ocado said retail sales rose 13.1% to 312.7m pounds ($423.4m) in the 13 weeks to August 27, its fiscal third quarter. They.....

Large African supermarket accepts Bitcoins

Food Lion to boost private label sales

US: Kroger ventures into comfort food Kroger will open a comfort food restaurant called Kitchen 1883 late next month in Union, Kentucky, according to a press release. The restaurant will feature international and American cuisine, along with cocktails and what the company calls “a community-centered.....

Waitrose delivers solid H1 sales

HelloFresh to chop vegetables for customers

South Korea's Lotte to sell China storesSouth Korea's Lotte Group is to sell some of its Chinese stores in the face of crippling measures imposed by Beijing over a US missile defence system, it said on Friday (Sept 15) - and could dispose of them all. Lotte provided a golf course to Seoul for the THAAD.....

ShopRite’s adding more organic produce

Lidl confirms Alabama target | Sobeys sales rise

US: Costco's Kirkland Signature growth pressures name brandsCostco's Kirkland Signature private label generates about a quarter of the wholesaler's $118.7bln in annual sales, a percentage company executives expect to grow, according to The Wall Street Journal. (fooddive.com)CA: Sobeys sprouts green shoots of.....

Marks & Spencer Food debuts in UAE

Morrisons sales jump

China: Costco launches a new Tmall storeCostco Wholesale has launched a flagship store on Alibaba's Tmall as it looks to further expand the products it sells to Chinese consumers, including food. Costco started selling in China three years ago, on Alibaba's cross-border e-commerce channel Tmall Global. By.....

Costco goes online in Australia

Fresh Market to focus less on competitive pricing

China: Costco launches a new Tmall storeCostco Wholesale has launched a flagship store on Alibaba's Tmall as it looks to further expand the products it sells to Chinese consumers, including food. Costco started selling in China three years ago, on Alibaba's cross-border e-commerce channel Tmall Global. By.....

Woolworths unveils new nationwide Pick Up service

Aldi sourcing 77% via UK suppliers - report

UK: Tesco cools down its price rises Tesco cooled its price rises last month, according to new data, as it seeks to become more price-competitive than its peers. In August, price inflation fell to 1.4%, down from 4.1% in July, according to data from UBS. "If Tesco was trying to rebuild margin then the.....

Walmart Canada launches Online Grocery Pickup service

Walmart to simplify US business

FMI boosting retail insurance programThe Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has joined forces with Berrian Insurance Group, a Leavitt Group company, to promote RevenueShield, an exclusive insurance program that covers grocers and supply chain partners with regard to potential risks associated with managing retail.....

Kroger withdraws private label lawsuit against Lidl

Whole Foods sees 25% more shoppers after takeover

Survey: Physical stores still dominate US groceryDiscount stores and traditional supermarkets are U.S. shoppers' most popular choices when it comes to buying food. At least for the time being. Nearly all — 99% — of adults buy some or all of their groceries in-person, according to a survey by the International.....

Lotte not withdrawing from the Chinese mainland market

Amazon's Whole Foods sees 25% more shoppers after takeover

Spar China appoints new managing directorSpar International has announced it is appointing Jerome Chevrier as the new managing director of Spar China, effective immediately. Chevrier has held a number of senior roles in China's retail sector, having lived and worked in the country for over twenty years......

Ahold Delhaize shakes up leadership in Belgium

Swiss Lidl launches online meal boxes

UK: mySupermarket Data shows grocery costs continuing to risemySupermarket’s latest monthly Groceries Tracker confirms that the price of the average basket of grocery items is continuing to rise as the fall in the value of the pound drives up import costs. Research conducted by the price comparison website.....

Kroger results hit by grocery price war, shares slide

Target slashes prices on thousands of items

Amazon grocery sales could top $30B by 2025, study findsAmazon currently has a small share of U.S. grocery sales, but Packaged Facts forecast it will grow substantially during the coming years, according to a press release. The research firm expects Amazon’s online food and beverage sales to rise to $2.3bln in.....

Tesco launches new vegetable range

Pak 'n Save trials its first mini supermarket

NZ: Pak 'n Save trials its first mini supermarketPak 'n Save is to open a mini supermarket, the first of its kind in New Zealand. The new concept store will open in the Write Price supermarket building on Levin's Queen St next week. Pak 'n Save Mini will stock about 2500 key products, in contrast to its larger.....

Raley's develops transparency-focused shelf labeling system

Amazon launches search for a 2nd HQ in US

Mexico and Alibaba team up Mexico's Ministry of the Economy and Alibaba will partner to get more Mexican products onto the tech firm's popular e-commerce platforms. The move aims to help Mexico's small- and medium-sized enterprises expand internationally and in China — the world's largest consumer market with.....

JTB unit to sell luxury produce from Japan

Aldi's fresh food offer puts heat on Woolworths and Coles

UK: Asda cuts nearly 300 jobs at its head officeAsda has axed nearly 300 jobs at its head office as part of a cost-cutting drive at the supermarket. The grocer, which is owned by Walmart, informed 288 affected staff about the cull on Wednesday afternoon, instructing all of those workers to leave their posts.....

Couche Tard beats estimates | Walmart click-and-collect reaches 1000 stores

Ahold Delhaize named sustainability leader

US: UrthMarket launches ethically sourced grocery delivery serviceOnline snack subscription service UrthBox is launching an online marketplace, dubbed UrthMarket, later this month, according to Food Navigator. Company spokeswoman Kathy Chang explains that UrthMarket will be “a platform which would allow.....

Aldi Nord launches new Poland strategy

Walmart's Asda forced to repay suppliers

UK: Asda encourages shoppers to try veganismSupermarket Asda has published a seven-day vegan challenge in its latest issue of Asda Good Living Magazine. The feature includes practical tips and daily meal ideas for those wanting to give plant-based eating a try. Asda chef Andrew Johnson has taken on the vegan.....

Kroger & Walmart offer Pickup for eMeals kit service

Hy-Vee sells 'ultra-local' produce

US: SpartanNash expands click-and-collect programRegional retailer SpartanNash has partnered with digital solutions provider Unata to launch a click-and-collect program, according to a company release. SpartanNash launched its click-and-collect program, called Fast Lane, at a Family Fare Supermarket location.....

Sainsbury's says Brexit could leave fruit rotting at border

Shell to sell fruit through Budgens partnership

Schwarz Group named leading grocer in EuropeGermany's Schwarz Group, which operates Lidl and Kaufland, has been named as the leading grocery retailer in Western Europe by market research provider Euromonitor International. The organisation measured retailers' value share from 2007 to 2016, with Schwarz stores.....

Carr-Smith steps down as Peapod president

Walmart stores open again after Hurricane Harvey

Walmart stores open again after Hurricane HarveyWalmart stores are once again open and serving customers in the Gulf region following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. The company has reopened all stores within the Gulf region with the exception of five stores along the coast where the storm made.....

Mercator sees improved performance

Aldi trials petrol station at stores

Spar Poland opens new storesSpar has launched four new stores in Poland in the space of one week, with outlets opening in Tychy, Zabrzeg, Konin, and Szydłów. Spar Poland says that this has been 'a busy summer of expansion'. This year alone, the retailer has opened 21 new stores, which it says proves 'the.....

Supervalu & Jerry’s strike networking deal

Fresh produce boosts sales at Dollar General

Amazon to test one-hour grocery delivery service in Canada Amazon will pilot its one- and two-hour membership delivery service, Prime Now, in Canada later this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. A source “familiar with the matter” told the newspaper the pilot program would run in Toronto and Vancouver.....

Carrefour slumps on warning, raising pressure on CEO for reboot

More and more Poles doing their groceries online

Carrefour slumps on warning, raising pressure on CEO for rebootCarrefour SA shares fell the most on record after France’s biggest retailer warned the second half of the year will be as tough as the first, giving new Chief Executive Officer Alexandre Bompard an even bigger challenge to turn around the company......

Kroger expands meal kits to more stores & adds recipes

Amazon adds Whole Foods products to boost e-grocery

Amazon adds Whole Foods products to website to boost grocery sales Amazon.com Inc. this week added hundreds of new Whole Foods products to its website in a bid to get consumers to finally buy their groceries online. Amazon declined to comment beyond a statement issued last week, which said that several of.....

Aldi UK announces it's to pay small suppliers sooner

Carrefour sees Q2 sales up in home market France

German Metro posts increase Q3 sales Germany's Metro Group has posted a 2.6% increase in sales in the third quarter of its financial year, to €9.34bn. Reported sales were up 4.9%. Reported sales in Germany were up 0.8% for the quarter to €2.97bn. Internationally, reported sales were up 7.0% to €6.37bn. It also.....

Costco reports strong sales

Study: Grocery driving e-commerce success at Walmart

Costco reports strong sales for AugustCostco continued its run of strong performances on a key sales metric in August, and posted significant growth in its small but expanding e-commerce efforts. The Issaquah-based warehouse giant saw comparable sales — which includes sales open at stores at least a year, as.....

Co-op advances talks to buy Nisa

Aldi Süd to get 'Wonky' fruit and veg line

Ocado teams up with Amazon for grocery shopping by voice U.K. online grocer Ocado Group Plc is teaming up with Amazon.com Inc. to let shoppers top up their baskets using the U.S. e-commerce giant’s voice-recognition system. The Hatfield, England-based company has developed an app for Amazon’s Alexa that allows.....

Whole Foods shareholder lawsuit dismissed

Ocado teams up with Amazon for grocery shopping by voice

Wal-Mart eyes $316m in Brazil store reforms through 2019Wal-Mart plans to invest around 1bn reais ($316m) in Brazil through 2019 to refurbish about 120 stores, as larger rivals in Latin America’s biggest economy invest heavily to retain cash-strapped customers. “We’ve already done about 10% of it this year,”.....

Alibaba may invest $200mln in BigBasket

Aldi UK fights claims of unsafe delivery schedules of supply

Dansk Supermarked lowers price of over 2,000 products at FøtexDanish retail group Dansk Supermarked has announced that it is permanently lowering the prices of over 2,000 products at its Føtex supermarket chain. "We want to create Denmark's best shopping experience," said Thor Jørgensen, director of Føtex......

H-E-B, Walmart closes stores & provides hurricane relief

Whole Foods new fresh produce prices revealed (table)

H-E-B, Walmart closes stores & provides hurricane reliefDozens of H-E-B and Walmart stores remain closed in Houston and the Gulf Coast area as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to pound Texas with a torrent of rainfall. At least 30 H-E-B stores — including 25 in Houston — and 87 Walmart locations and.....

HelloFresh goes public in September | Israeli Shufersal Q2 profit up

Spar to be 1st international retailer to launch in Belarus

UK: Costcutter latest to make consolidation deal as Tesco and Booker defend mergerThe CEOs of Tesco and Booker have issued a strong defence of their proposed £3.7bn merger, as Costcutter joins the growing list of convenience grocers making major moves in response. Concerns have been raised by huge portions of.....

Costco is playing a dangerous game with the web

New Whole Foods prices wipe out $12bn in market value from grocers

Seven-Eleven and Toyota partner to get greener delivery Japanese automaker Toyota Motor will develop fuel cell trucks exclusively for convenience store powerhouse Seven-Eleven Japan, the companies announced Wednesday, aiming to cut carbon emissions by promoting the eco-friendly vehicles. The hydrogen-powered.....

Tesco & Booker defend tie-up plan, saying suppliers will benefit

Amazon lowers Whole-Foods' fruit and veg prices

Former Lidl boss to become new CEO of Aldi DanmarkThe former CEO of Lidl's Danish operations, Finn Tang, is set to become the new CEO of rival discount retailer Aldi Danmark, according to Dansk Handelsblad. Tang held the top position at supermarket chain Lidl until 2016, and will now start in his new role on 1.....

Hannaford carrying NYS Grown & Certified Farms’ items

Amazon lowers Whole-Foods' fresh produce prices

Latin America: Cencosud sees improved second halfChile-based Cencosud, which operates supermarkets and department stores throughout Latin America, said an improving economic climate in Chile and Peru and easier comparatives for Argentina led it to expect a stronger performance in the second half of 2017. In.....