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Sam's Club consolidates 21 brands into Member's Mark

Peapod inks in partnership to customize meal boxes

Canada: Loblaw to sell all its gas stations Retailer Loblaw is selling all 213 of its gas stations across the country for $540m to Brookfield Business Partners and its partners. The proposed deal is subject to certain conditions, but is expected to close in this year’s third quarter. (thestar.com)US: Peapod.....

It's official: Amazon to enter AU | DIA, Eroski establish JV for private labels

Marks & Spencer says it plans to close 6 UK stores

SA: Woolworths tops SA customer satisfaction indexThe latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for supermarkets, reveals that customers remain highly satisfied with the country’s major shopping retailers. With a substantially higher score than the industry average of 76.2, Woolworths achieved.....

Watchdog accuses UK grocers of overcharging farmers

HelloFresh is Europe's fastest-growing company

Australian Aldi beefs up product rangeAldi is beefing up its product range and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in refurbishing its ageing East Coast stores as it attempts to regain stalling momentum. An Aldi spokeswoman said the discounter had already added 100 new products in the past two years,.....

Kroger targets sustainable and fair trade groceries

H-E-B turns to vertical farming | Strack & Van Til for sale

US: Save-A-Lot adding another Lidl veteranThe executive management of Save-A-Lot is adding a second veteran of Lidl, SN has learned. Kevin Proctor, who was among the leaders of Lidl’s Ireland team sent to the U.S. in 2013 to begin establishing a stateside presence for the German retailer, is joining the Earth.....

Amazon reportedly exploring purchase of BJ’s wholesale

"Canadian food deflation to help grocers"

New Whole Foods investor thinks Amazon or Kroger should buy the struggling companyWhole Foods sales have been plummeting for the past six quarters, leading analysts to worry that the struggling organic grocery store chain may need to do something drastic to get back on top again. Jana Partners — an activist.....

Sweden: Netto opens stores with an emphasis on fresh

Weather boosts veg sales at Waitrose | Spar expands in Spain

Perishables boosts growth of Portuguese retail sectorThe Portuguese retail sector (food and non-food) grew by 3% in 2016 over the previous year, reaching €19.52bn in sales volume. According to the sales report of the Portuguese Association of Distribution Companies (APED), the biggest contribution to this.....

Potential Whole Foods bidders include Kroger

New Amazon Fresh category features "foodie trends"

Potential Whole Foods bidders include KrogerKroger Co. has been stealing Whole Foods' customers hand over fist and now the Cincinnati company is being mentioned as a potential suitor of the healthy foods retailer. CNBC reports a Whole Foods activist investor has a watch list of potential bidders that includes.....

Ahold Delhaize: 45% own-brand sales from healthy products by 2020

Carrefour's Q1 sales rise | CEO of big African grocer looking to EU

Spanish Eroski signs deal with Kutxabank to support franchiseesSpanish retailer Eroski has signed an agreement with Kutxabank, a financial institution based in the Basque Country, to offer what it says are "advantageous financing conditions" to its franchisees. Eroski is seeking to exceed 100 franchised.....

Whole Foods' stock rises on report Amazon weighed buying the grocer

Ahold Delhaize: 45% own-brand sales from healthy products by 2020

Shopkick’s rewards shopping app expands to grocery stores - Shopkick, a shopping rewards app is expanding its focus. The company today is launching a new feature called Shopkick Grocery, to move its business into the area of grocery awards. The app will dole out gift cards to consumers who engage with the.....

New produce packaging at Aldi's | Asda again to sell produce of 'farm' brands

Tesco beats forecasts | Sainsbury's trials budget fruit

Japanese Aeon plans big price cuts in groceryJapanese retailer Aeon Co is cutting prices for over 250 items ranging from milk to daily necessities to lure cost-savvy shoppers, underscoring the difficulty facing the central bank as it tries to spur inflation and coax consumers to boost spending. (Reuters)Aldi.....

Walmart cuts more corporate jobs | H-E-B is state's biggest private employer

Amazon considered Whole Foods bid - Bloomberg

US: Plumb’s Foods rebrands, adds AWG private labelThe former Plumb’s Valu-Rite Foods has begun converting its stores to the Great Lakes Fresh Market banner and has added the Best Choice private label from Associated Wholesale Grocers. The three-store chain, which was acquired last year by Menominee,.....

Profit Pick n Pay rises 20% | Lidl to invest €70m in Portugal

Woolworths faces class-action lawsuit | Tesco's £129 fine approved

US: Whole Foods pushed to consider a saleShares of Whole Foods Market jumped nearly 10% on Monday after activist investor Jana Partners took a nearly 9% stake in the company and suggested it should consider putting itself up for sale. Jana is attempting to engage with Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, sources told.....

Supervalu agrees to acquire Unified Grocers

Whole Foods pushed to consider a sale

US: Dollar Express closing all stores after Dollar General's proposalCharlotte-based Dollar Express is closing all of its 323 stores nationwide, according to a notice this week to state officials, after the retail chain’s proposed sale to Dollar General last week. (charlotteobserver.com) US: Whole Foods pushed.....

Flipkart to re-enter grocery business | 'Tesco to report a return to financial health'

'Ocado to be hit hard' | 'Walmarts grocery policy pays off'

Ireland: Independent grocers unite to fight Aldi/LidlA Fora analysis of An Bord Pleanála documents has found that the Retail Grocery Dairy & Allied Trades Association (RGDATA) has tried to block the construction of 22 Aldi or Lidl supermarkets, as well as five unbranded ‘discount stores’, in the past.....

Flipkart to re-enter grocery business, competing with Amazon

Walmart expected to be king of brick-and-mortar retail

Walmart salad recalled after dead bat found inside; Alabama among 8 states affectedThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an incident where a dead bat was found in a packaged salad at a Florida grocery store. They will look into whether the bat was infected with rabies. The five-ounce.....

Kroger wins price war on produce | First M&S food-only in Dubai

Co-op posts strong FY | Auchan Russia invests $356m

Irish court rules in favour of Aldi over trademark infringementIreland's Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of Aldi, in a case relating to a marketing campaign by rival chain Dunnes Stores, which the discounter said infringed its trademark. The Court upheld the original High court decision that advertising.....

Sprouts may be eyeing new regions

Kroger wins price war on produce

US: New digital platform to improve local produce in supermarketsDigital startup Forager has launched a new platform that offers supply information, procurement and payment between retailers and local product suppliers, according to a company release. The launch, which will focus on the northeast US, follows a.....

Switzerland: Migros has best reputation

This year’s GfK Business Reflektor is showing, for the fourth time in a row, that Migros has the best reputation of all prominent Swiss companies. Especially the assessment of Migros’s social and ecological engagement is clearly ahead of all others.Photo: migros.chTogether with research institute fög of the.....

Tesco cuts down opening hours | Metcash fighting grocery market share loss

Tesco stops wasting carrots | Coles simplifies invoices

7-Eleven to buy American Sunoco for $3.3bnSeven & i Holdings Co (3382.T) on Thursday said it would buy convenience stores and petrol stations from Texas-based Sunoco LP (SUN.N) for about $3.3bn, as the Japanese retailer accelerates efforts to boost its U.S operation. (Reuters)Tesco takes on supplier's.....

"Aldi AU is losing momentum" | Nisa: "Tesco merger to cause much pain"

ShopRite is expanding free fruit program

US: Aldi remodels stores near first Lidl sitesAldi is remodeling its stores in several Mid-Atlantic markets, beginning with the areas where Lidl is expected to open its first stores, according to local reports. Aldi said in February it had embarked upon a $1.6 billion remodeling project that will expand its.....

Morrisons strongest of Big 4 | Carrefour Romania to source local produce

Aldi accused of using plastic for its fresh produce

Supermarket promotions at lowest level for 11 years - NielsenThe proportion of consumer spend at UK supermarkets that goes on items on promotion has hit its lowest level in 11 years, according to Nielsen retail data released today. In the four weeks ending 25 March 2017, just over a quarter (26%) of spend at.....

Fresh groceries 38% of total growth of EU FMCG Market

Publix to expand GreenWise banner | Tops' sales increase

UK: Tesco merger sparks pressure to offload convenience stores - Tesco could be forced to sell hundreds of small high-street stores amid rising concern from rivals that its £3.7bn merger with Booker will give it a stranglehold on the grocery industry. Senior industry sources have said that the deal will hand.....

Ocado looks for UK's next top supplier | Lidl UK opens new DC

Kroger trims new-store plans | Walmart to invest in Alabama

UK: Lidl opens new DC in West MidlandsLidl has just opened its 11th regional distribution centre (RDC) in the West Midlands, providing 400 jobs for the local area. It’s the German discount grocer’s second distribution centre to open since the Southampton one six months ago, and forms part of its three-year.....

US: Blue Apron hires bankers for IPO in 2017

Kroger trims new-store plans | Walmart to invest in Alabama

UK: Lidl opens new DC in West MidlandsLidl has just opened its 11th regional distribution centre (RDC) in the West Midlands, providing 400 jobs for the local area. It’s the German discount grocer’s second distribution centre to open since the Southampton one six months ago, and forms part of its three-year.....

India to ease rules for Walmart & Tesco | Rewe reports solid FY

Tesco's Booker sales grow | 'Whole Foods losing shoppers'

Amazon's Quidsi to switch focus to grocery Amazon.com plans to cut 263 jobs at its money-losing parenting products unit Quidsi this summer as part of a business restructuring, it said in a notice filed with New Jersey on Wednesday. Quidsi's software development team will focus on building technology for the.....

India may soon ease rules for Walmart and Tesco

Whole Foods losing ‘staggering’ number of shoppers

Amazon's Quidsi to switch focus to grocery Amazon.com plans to cut 263 jobs at its money-losing parenting products unit Quidsi this summer as part of a business restructuring, it said in a notice filed with New Jersey on Wednesday. Quidsi's software development team will focus on building technology for the.....

AmazonFresh to operate in Australia in 2018 | Woolworths seeks cheap organics

HelloFresh now available at supermarkets

Korean egrocer to sell fruit straight from farms - Gmarket launched a service on Monday called Gtable that provides seasonal fresh food from farms around Korea. The online retailer will oversee the entire process, including selection of fruits and vegetables, washing and packing and delivery. “We.....

Shipt launches grocery delivery in Wilmington

AmazonFresh Pickup grocery stores officially open

Korean egrocer to sell fruit straight from farms - Gmarket launched a service on Monday called Gtable that provides seasonal fresh food from farms around Korea. The online retailer will oversee the entire process, including selection of fruits and vegetables, washing and packing and delivery. “We.....

Morrisons to pay suppliers quicker | Amazon postpones opening c-stores

Woolworths forced to raise prices | Tesco agrees with fine

Croatia: Agrokor vows to meet suppliers' payment deadlinesCroatia's heavily indebted food and retail group Agrokor, the country's largest privately owned firm, met on Monday with its local suppliers, which according to media reports are owed 16bn kuna ($2.34bn), and said it would meet all payment.....

Food Lion cuts prices of private brands

Amazon postpones opening convenience stores

Croatia: Agrokor vows to meet suppliers' payment deadlinesCroatia's heavily indebted food and retail group Agrokor, the country's largest privately owned firm, met on Monday with its local suppliers, which according to media reports are owed 16bn kuna ($2.34bn), and said it would meet all payment.....

Amazon legally avoids $1.5bn tax bill | X5 Retail net profits up 50%

Tesco nearing deal on accounting scandal

US: Marsh to close Indiana storesTwo more Marsh stores will be closing in Indianapolis by the beginning of April. Marsh has already closed stores in Indianapolis since the beginning of the year. (theindychannel.com) Russia: X5 Retail net profits up 57.3%Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group's.....

Walmart to open 50 new stores in India

Amazon legally avoids $1.5bn tax bill

US: Marsh to close Indiana storesTwo more Marsh stores will be closing in Indianapolis by the beginning of April. Marsh has already closed stores in Indianapolis since the beginning of the year. (theindychannel.com) Russia: X5 Retail net profits up 57.3%Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group's.....