Amazon and Wegmans 1st and 2nd in national reputation survey
Asda to aim at local sourcing in South West of England
Tesco Ireland: All stores to open today, despite strike action -Tesco has affirmed that all its Irish stores will remain open today, 14 February, despite strike action being called at eight of its outlets over a pay dispute involving a some 250 workers on contracts dating back more than 20 years. In a.....
Walmart continues downsizing in Brazil | Lidl top spender on advertising in France
Tesco under attack in BBC investigation about offers
El Corte Inglés Contributed 2.4% To Spain's GDP: KPMGSpanish retailer El Corte Inglés created 340,000 jobs and contributed
2.4% to Spain's GDP in 2015, with an economic impact of €25bn,
according to a report by independent consultancy KPMG. (esmmagazine.com) Tesco multi-buy offers widely out of date, BBC.....
Whole Foods says it’s focusing on price | Woolworths embraces self-service
Waitrose to shut stores | Sainsbury's recalls vegetable stir-fry kits
Grocery retail analysts predict steady growth in Central Europe -Analysts from the Polish market research agency PMR have predicted that grocery retail in Central Europe will continue growing in the coming years, and could generate a €145bn turnover by 2021. The growth is expected to include all Central.....
Whole Foods announces it's to shrink chain
Aldi announces1,6bn investment in US with focus on fresh
AmazonFresh expands UK market coverage - AmazonFresh has expanded from 190 Greater London and Surrey postcodes to 260, with the service now available in Hampshire. In November, Ocado opened a new customer fulfilment centre in Andover, Hampshire. With AmazonFresh expanding, competition for online groceries.....
Share of Slovak fruit and veg in supermarkets is low
Lidl CEO leaves | Walmart slows down plans for Africa
Ireland: Centra's sales of salad and berries boost 2016 performanceIrish
convenience retailer Centra has posted record sales of €1.59bn in 2016,
a 3% jump from 2015. The company attributed this growth to its 'Live
Every Day' programme, which capitalises on the increasingly-popular
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest grocer | Wal-Mart eyes more foothold in China
Metro to split off food business | Stop & Shop to merge |
Amazon's new supermarket will be operated by robots - Amazon's high-tech supermarkets of the future could be operated by just three humans, according to The New York Post.
The ecommerce giant is reportedly considering two-storey supermarkets
that span between 10,000 square feet and 40,000 square feet and.....
Delhaize planning to co-operate more with the Dutch
Amazon to open convenience stores in UK: Reports
Ireland: Centra eyes 20 new health stores as sales near €1.6bn - The convenience store franchise, Centra, will open 20 new stores this year and revamp 100 others as part of a €20 million investment plan. The Musgrave-owned chain also grew sales last year by 3 per cent to €1.59 billion, delegates will be told.....
Fresher food for Sprouts | AmazonFresh waits for green light in India
Whole Foods open first 'produce butcher'
Rumoured 'Morrisbury's' merger would revolutionise delivery: ParcelHeroA
rumoured merger of leading retailers Morrisons and Sainsbury’s could
transform home deliveries, says online delivery firm ParcelHero.
“Following the planned Tesco merger with food distributor Booker,
Sainsbury’s and Morrisons
Spar's acquisition of Billa approved | 'Driving Force' at Morrisons dies
Nosh buyer eyes expansion opportunities in NZ and abroad
Retailer-backed coalition launches campaign against border taxA
broad coalition of lobbyists for retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,
is launching a battle against a proposed US tax on imports, aiming to
sway both federal lawmakers and American consumers. The Retail Industry
Leaders Association and.....
Waitrose to sell spinach for breakfast | Wegmans debuts Power Meals
Ahold, Delhaize struggling to fully complete merger
UK: Bestway Wholesale profits fallBestway
Wholesale has reported a fall in pre-tax profits to 19.7m, down from
£44.6m the previous year. Turnover was down 1.1% to £2.17bn in trading
conditions described by the company as challenging, with the wholesale
sector adversely affected by food price.....
Albertsons announces big strides | Nielsen: Online grocery set to surge
Aldi announces expansion in AU | Profits rise at Ocado
France: Auchan Supermarché launches - After announcing its single banner initiative in Q4 2016, Auchan has opened the first of the converted Simply Market stores under the Auchan Supermarché banner, in Saint Germain lès Corbeil, some 35km from Paris. The store is the first of 14 test supermarkets that will.....
Whole Foods to streamline business | Spar Oman to expand in 2017
Ahold, Delhaize ends cooperation with Alibaba
AU: Wesfarmers urged to sell Target and boost Bunnings -Wesfarmers should ditch its struggling discount department store Target and instead boost dividends or pump more cash into its star hardware chain, Bunnings. That's the view of Kimber Capital's Greg Fraser, who argues Wesfarmers will be "bursting at the.....
Farmers furious at SuperValu's give-away of carrots and potatoes
Tesco buys food wholesaler | UK food sales fall sharply
Germany: Rewe first major grocer to launch recipe box delivery service - Following
the success of start ups like HelloFresh, Rewe has launched its own
meal kit delivery service in Germany. A number of similar start ups have
also since entered the German market including Kochhaus and Kochzauber,
Albertsons drops plan to buy Price Chopper | Tesco's imperfect range to Poland
Asda's vegetable box wins Product Of The Year!
Aldi, Lidl and Google easiest-to-use brands, research shows -A worldwide brand survey has shown that Aldi, Lidl and Google are among the companies which are best understood by consumers. Aldi was recognised for its “simple, consistent store layouts” alongside affordability and a “stress-free” customer.....
Walmart changes grocery sourcing roles | Alibaba results exceed expectations
Study: Aldi's veg as good as Woolworths', customers say
Tesco faces new legal action over accounting scandal -Britain's biggest retailer Tesco is facing a new claim for damages from an investor after its 2014 profit overstatement, the company said on Tuesday. A spokesman for the supermarket group said it was aware of a claim, filed by Manning & Napier, the.....
Kroger to add 10,000 employees | Système U turnover up
X5 Retail Group shows largest revenue growth in history
Metro sells its last Real stores in RomaniaGerman group Metro has sold the four Real hypermarkets that it still owned in Romania to the company Terazone Enterprises Limited. The deal was completed on January 20, reports Wall-street.ro. (romania-insider.com)
US: Kroger to hire 10,000 store.....
Asda wonky veg boxes to be in more stores | Lidl Romania expands
Save-A-Lot to leave California and Nevada
UK: Sainsbury's aisles to entice us to eat more veg -In a project, to be launched this week, Oxford University scientists
will work with Sainsbury’s executives in a programme that will see
supermarkets redesigned. Proposals include: placing vegetarian
alternatives on the same shelves as meat products;.....
UK MPs criticise grocers for fresh food deals | Finnish veg sold out at supermarkets
'Continual focus on fresh' says Ahold Delhaize CEO
Morrisons adds five new varieties to wonky fruit and veg range - British
retailer Morrisons has added five new varieties to its wonky fruit and
vegetable range. The new lineup will include swede, apples, pears,
sprouts, and peppers. (thegrocer.co.uk) Ahold Delhaize CEO: We continue to focus on freshIn.....
Carrefour Q4 sales growth slows | Sales Seven & i continue to decline
Ahold Delhaize sales up | 'Woolworths to overtake Coles'
Aldi & Lidl mostpopular brands in UK - Aldi
has once again come out top in YouGov's annual BrandIndex poll, with
rival discounter Lidl snapping at its heels. The top five brands are:
Aldi, Lidl, BBC iPlayer, John Lewis and Dyson. (esmmagazine.com) Ahold Delhaize sales up 2.8% in fourth.....
Tesco to deliver in an hour | Walmart to 10,000 add jobs this year
US grocer partners with Robinson Fresh for “ugly” produce
Associated Wholesale Grocers Springfield division partners with Produce for Kids- Produce
for Kids has partnered with Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG)
Springfield Division for a year-long healthy eating-focused campaign
that will raise funds for Feeding America programs to benefit families
US grocery chain creates healthy fruits-only aisle
AU Amazon seeks skilled workers for fresh food delivery
First fully vegan supermarket chain just went bankruptThe
first entirely vegan supermarket chain has filed for bankruptcy due to a
lack of demand, according to reports on Monday. The chain Veganz, which
shuns animal products, will close at least four of its nine of its
branches after announcing its.....
Woolworths appoints Tesco CEO | Walmart invests $50m in grocery delivery in China
Major grocers testing fresh fruit & veg in reusable bags
Mediobanca: leading grocery retailers see 8.3% growth in 2015 salesThe
12 largest global grocery retailers closed 2015 with revenues of €1.04
trillion, an 8.3% growth over 2014, according to a study by Italy’s
Mediobanca Research. Wal-Mart Group was by far the largest in revenue
terms with €439.6bn,.....
Spar Spain launches ‘organic-focused’ store | Russian Lenta creating buying alliance
Amazon to add 100.000 employees | Sobeys CEO named
Spar Zimbabwe positions itself for future growthSpar
Zimbabwe has announced plans to grow its business further in 2017,
having established itself as a new, wholly locally owned company last
year. At the start of 2016, Spar International granted Spar Zimbabwe
shareholders the licence to operate the.....
'Flipkart will take a ‘decisive lead’ in 2017' | Norwegian grocers give discount on fresh produce
Aldi US looks to expand healthy offerings | Supervalu posts loss in Q3
UK: Waitrose sees gross sales rise 2.8% over ChristmasUpmarket UK retailer Waitrose, has posted a like-for-like sales increase of 2.7% over the six weeks to 31 December, according to a trading update from parent, John Lewis Partnership. Waitrose’s gross sales were up 4.8% to £914.9m for the period,.....
Wal-Mart plans to cut hundreds of jobs | Rema 1000 to reduce amount of suppliers
Ahold to enhance supplier diversity
Like-for-like sales rise marginally for Sainsbury’s - UK
retailer Sainsbury’s has seen its like-for-like sales rise marginally
(+0.1%) in the 15 weeks to 7 January. Total retail sales at Sainsbury’s
(excluding fuel) were up 0.8% for the period, while the retailer’s Argos
operation saw like-for-like.....
Morrisons beats forecasts | S Group cuts vegetable prices
Budget fruit pushes sales for Aldi | Trump speaks with Alibaba
US: SpartanNash completes acquisition of Caito Foods - SpartanNash announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Caito Foods Service (“Caito”). Under the terms of the agreement, SpartanNash acquired Caito’s produce distribution business, fresh cut fruits and.....
French supermarket apologizes for wrongly labelling Israeli fruit
Amazon meets new milestone: one-millionth free banana
Dubai: Carrefour gets new and large DC - Retail
conglomerate, Majid Al Futtaim, announced that it will open a new
distribution centre at the National Industries Park (NIP) in Dubai. The
centre, once operational, will be the largest and most advanced
distribution hub of its kind for Carrefour in the.....
Morrisons to cut prices of avocados and more | Yiguo Group invests into Lianhua
Salad producer signs deal with Tesco | Alibaba & Maersk link up
Bernstein: Sainsbury's, Ahold Delhaize and Tesco likely to perform strongly in 2017Analysts
Bernstein Research have identified three retail stocks for investors to
focus on in the coming year; citing Sainsbury's, Ahold Delhaize and
Tesco as 'ones to watch'. Bernstein said that 2017 is likely to see.....
Natural Grocers predicts Top 10 nutrition trends for 2017
Sino Grandness to sell through WeChat Food
Ahold Delhaize's Retail Business Services, LLC, appoints new PresidentAhold Delhaize’s Retail Business Services, LLC, has appointed a new President; Roger Wheeler will take the helm of the new company—an independent Ahold Delhaize company that provides support services to Ahold USA and Delhaize America local.....
Lidl's first wave of US stores
Dutch retailer Jumbo reports strong growth in 2016Dutch retailer Jumbo has reported a 7% increase in revenue during 2016, to €6.68 billion, mainly due to sales growth in existing stores. The company also reported organic growth of 4% for 2016. Company-owned restaurant chain La Place, acquired at the start of.....
7-Eleven becomes first retailer to employ drone delivery
Morrisons grocery price war, slashing cost of 800 products
Morrisons grocery price war, slashing cost of 800 productsMorrisons has kicked started a fresh supermarket price war by slashing the price of hundreds of “everyday” household items in a bid to win customers. It has cut the cost of 800 products including potatoes, meat, fish fingers and avocados. The.....
Woolworths sells petrol chain | Co-op to open 100 new stores in 2017
ShopRite launches organic label | Lidl targets Annapolis for US expansion
Lidl beats Aldi in discounter turnover battleGerman
supermarket chain Lidl expects to generate a €70bn turnover in its
current fiscal year, which ends in February 2017. Discount chain Aldi's
turnover is not revealed publicly, but is estimated to be about €65bn:
slightly below Lidl's turnover, with.....