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UK consumers want ‘country of origin’ labels for online groceries

Amazon looks to buy India's largest online grocer

Belgium: Colruyt converting 234 outlets into low-energy storesBelgian retailer Colruyt Group has announced that over a 12-year period it will convert 234 of its outlets into energy-efficiency stores. The group is investing €75 million into the project. (esmmagazine.com)Amazon in talks to buy Indian online.....

Survey: Lidl a threat to area grocers

Kroger to buy stores from Marsh

Amazon in talks to buy Indian online grocer BigBasketAmazon.com Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy the Indian grocery siteBigBasket, as the American company steps up efforts to gain ground in the fast-growing market, according to people familiar with the matter. The discussions are at an early stage and may.....

Supermarkets only want packaged goods

Germany: Hundreds of kilos of miniature cucumbers destroyed

A producer from the Franconian Segnitz is planning on selling ten kilograms of cucumber for ten Euros - as long as supplies last. "The large retail chains like Lidl, Rewe and Aldi only want packaged cucumbers. That's why these miniature cucumbers with premium quality are destroyed," so you can see in the.....

Food price inflation 'likely to return to France by year-end': Barclays

Ocado to raise millions to support growth

India's consumer price inflation falls to record lowIndia’s inflation slowed to the lowest on record as food prices continued to soften, adding to expectations that the central bank will cut rates when it meets for a review in August. Consumer prices declined to 2.18% in May from 5.76% a year earlier, the.....

Marsh auction waiting game continues | H-E-B tops trust ratings list

Walmart adds new signs for local produce

US: Bashas' launches rebranded e-commerce site for Phoenix storesBashas’ has launched its own e-commerce site through provider Instacart, according to an announcement from the online ordering and delivery company. The “white label” site, which plays down Instacart’s branding in favor of the retailer’s, will be.....

Vegetable and fruit snack kits sold by Kroger recalled

EU grocer to open 900 new stores in US

Carrefour confirms Bompard to commence as CEOCarrefour confirmed on Friday it had chosen Alexandre Bompard as its new chairman and CEO following an eight month search at the world's second-largest retailer. Bompard, 44 will quit his role as CEO of consumer electronics retailer Fnac Darty and succeed Georges.....

Aldi UK to invest £22m in chill facilities | Carrefour names new CEO

Aldi announces plans to open 900 new stores in US

Jerónimo Martins plans new distribution centre in PolandPortuguese retail group Jerónimo Martins plans to open its 16th distribution centre for its Polish supermarket chain Biedronka during the third quarter of 2017, reports Dinheiro Vivo. With about 28,000 square metres and located in the western region of.....

Ocado trialing driverless vans | Dansk Supermarket to acquire 80 stores

Indian online grocer restricted fruit and veg delivery

Dansk Supermarked to take over 81 former Kiwi storesDanish retailer Dansk Supermarket is set to acquire the leases of 81 former Kiwi stores from rival Dagrofa, of which approximately half are going to be converted to Netto outlets. According to a statement on Dagrofa's website, Dansk Supermarked plans to.....

Trader Joe's Canadian knockoff closes shop

Village Super Market sales grow | Tops' sales dip

Ocado trialing driverless vans in the UKOnline supermarket Ocado is starting trial deliveries in the UK with driverless vans in conjunction with technology firm Oxbotica, according to CV News by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The company believes that the self-driving vans may improve.....

Coles ramps up food price cuts | Aldi to add more stores in Western Australia

Ocado lands in Europe

Carrefour's Mideast operator said to be frontrunner in Géant bidMajid Al Futtaim Holding LLC, the Middle East operator of Carrefour SA stores, is the lead bidder for a controlling stake in the Geant Hypermarket chain, according to three people familiar with the matter. MAF, as the Dubai-based conglomerate is.....

All Publix stores get same-day delivery | Hy-Vee's Misfits reach milestone

Aldi adds organic produce in WI | Marsh has 'numerous bidders'

US: Publix gets same-day grocery delivery at all locations Publix and Instacart are launching same-day grocery delivery across all Publix locations. Prompted by customer demand, the newly-expanded service will be fully rolled out by 2020. "The overwhelming response of our customers has proven that Instacart.....

Amazon & Aldi among 'most valuable' global retail brands: BrandZ

Coles' new stragegy: better fruit and vegetables

Coles new stragegy: better fruit and vegetablesBetter fruit and veg and a tighter product range are part of Coles’ new strategy to win the $90 billion grocery war. But the supermarket giant needs one more thing to beat the competition from Aldi and Amazon: lower prices.That’s the message managing director John.....

Australian Aldi the cheapest supermarket, survey finds

Iceland UK's fastest-growing food retailers

India overtakes China as the most promising retail market As retailers struggle in the U.S., a new report suggests India could be the next bright spot for the industry. A.T. Kearney's annual look at emerging retail markets puts the country at the top of the list, ahead of China, which has been a longtime index.....

India overtakes China as the most promising retail market

Dollar General tests fresh produce | Kroger’s Columbus drops prices

Kroger’s Columbus division drops prices on 3,000 productsAs May rolled into June, Kroger’s Columbus division announced “the largest one-year price investment in the company’s history.” A multimillion dollar campaign, the initiative is “designed to provide customers with more for their grocery dollar, including.....

Eroski lowers price on thousands of products

Ocado finally lands US deal | Amazon Fresh expands in UK

US: Meal-kit service Blue Apron files for IPOBlue Apron, a meal-kit-delivery service dedicated to making “incredible home cooking accessible to everyone,” has filed preliminary documents for an IPO. The largest company in the meal-kit-delivery sector, Blue Apron has not been profitable, and it intends to.....

Retailers set record with $50 million in Big Game retail avocado sales

As friends and family gathered around the television to witness one of the greatest comebacks in football history, sports fans and other party goers devoured a record number of avocados. Hass Avocado Board’s new quarterly Holiday and Events report shows impressive retail avocado sales of $50 million during.....

Younger shoppers favour food-to-go market: IGD

Tesco delivering groceries by robot in London

Tesco faces CMA investigation into Booker takeoverUK retailer Tesco is facing an investigation into its proposed acquisition of Booker by the Competition and Markets Authority. The first phase of the investigation runs until 25 July, and will asses 'whether the deal could reduce competition and choice for.....

Supervalu sees opportunity in Marsh bankruptcy

Walmart tests food safety with blockchain traceability

Wal-Mart finds Texas consumers love online grocery shoppingWal-Mart stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area average between 500 and 600 online grocery orders each week, according to The Dallas Morning News. Some stores regularly process as many as 900 weekly orders. The retailer was the first to offer online.....

Aldi and Lidl sales soar as prices rise | Amazon launches air freight service to China

Asda reduces payment terms | Swiss Spar plans expansion

Coop Switzerland opens first vegetarian supermarketCoop Switzerland has launched its first Karma supermarket - a store dedicated entirely to vegetarian and vegan products. The new format, which has opened in Zug, will offer fresh produce, basic food items, vegan and vegetarian cosmetics, freshly prepared.....

Pirate Joe's prepares for Trader Joe's court battle

'Albertsons takeover of Whole Foods & Sprouts likely to fail'

Amazon launches direct air freight service to ChinaBeijing: Retail giant Amazon has launched direct cargo flights from the US to Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province. The planes which were carrying products, including food flew from New York, Chicago and Los Angels to the Chinese transportation.....

Tesco is best performing big supermarket in latest sales figures

Aldi to close 32 stores in Denmark after losses

Aldi to close 32 outlets in Denmark following full year lossesDiscounter Aldi may be expanding rapidly in most European countries, however in Denmark, the retailer has announced that it is to close 32 stores, following a DKK 246m loss in 2016. While the business, which is part of Aldi Nord, posted a loss for.....

Sprouts off the table as potential Albertsons acquisition

Lidl maps its first US stores

IGD, Consumer goods forum reveal 'grocery store of the future' visionIn a new report, international grocery research organisation IGD and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have sought to identify the 10 areas grocery retailers must focus on to ensure physical stores remain relevant for shoppers in 'an.....

New boss of Carrefour 'likely to be Fnac Darty CEO ': reports

Ahold Delhaize to consider main office in the US

Costco Iceland lowers pricesNumerous Icelandic stores and supermarkets seem to be lowering their prices to be able to compete with Costco. Despite opening less than a week ago, Costco, located in Garðabær, a municipality of Reykjavik, has already lowered prices of some of its products. The Managing director of.....

Coles tells suppliers to watch cost rises - The Australian

Sainsbury's explores bid for giant Tesco supplier

Sainsbury's eyes bid for giant Tesco supplierSainsbury's is in the early stages of examining a takeover bid for tobacco distributor Palmer & Harvey, Sky News reported. It cited unspecified sources as saying that while Sainsbury's was exploring a bid there was no certainty it would proceed with an offer. A.....

Canadian grocers use app to promote surplus food about to expire

Inserra to offer local produce at all N.J., N.Y. Shoprite stores

US: Big Lots has big quarterBig Lots provided an upbeat outlook and posted a strong first quarter, beating profit expectations. The chain reported income of $51.5m for the quarter ended April 29, 2017, which easily beat Wall Street expectations. This compares to $38.7m in the year-ago period. Same-store sales.....

Waitrose 1 launches in India and China

Low inflation goes on across EU grocery market: Nielsen

Slovenia: Mercator Group sees decline in revenue in Q1, but profits riseSlovenian retailer Mercator Group has reported €564.6m in revenue for the first three months of 2017, representing a drop of 6.7% year-on-year. However, the retailer, which is part of Croatia's Agrokor Group, says that in real terms the.....

Marsh stores have potential buyers | Costco sales top estimates

H-E-B to grow own veggies in container farms

Zero-waste supermarket opens in OttawaValérie Leloup’s Ottawa store will offer a zero-waste grocery shopping experience. The products will be sold in bulk, with shoppers encouraged to bring their own containers or borrow or buy them inside the store. Please, click here to read more at canadiangrocer.com. Marsh.....

Spar China continues 'strong growth' in 2017

Online shoppers still mostly avoid fruit & veg - Nielsen

Ireland: Lidl DC plans lodged againLidl has resubmitted its plans for a regional distribution centre at a 31 acre site at the Newbridge townlands of Greatconnell, Littleconnell and Oldconnell. The company had initially submitted the application in April last year, but withdrew it on May 2 2017. If approved,.....

Online shoppers still avoid fruit and veg - Nielsen

Walmart invests $450M in Florida; adds stores and DC for fresh

Walmart to begin testing skinny potatoesWal-Mart Stores, Inc.—the largest retailer in the U.S.—is expected to begin testing the Skinny Potato this month, says Scott McDulin, vice president of Schmieding Produce Co. in Springdale, Ark. “I talked to [Walmart’s] category manager two weeks ago, and he loved the.....

Co-op to support British horticulture | M&S sales & profit fall

AU Amazon may launch grocery sooner than expected

UAE supermarket to boost fruit export from Sri LankaUAE-based retail giant Lulu group has announced plans to build a shopping mall and hypermarket in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital city. Yusuffali MA said: “it is our ongoing strategy to set up our own sourcing and food processing units around the world to.....

Amazon gives away 1.7M bananas | Costco debuts in Iceland

Target CEO: Border adjustment tax would hurt my customers

Costco opens its doors in Iceland US member-based warehouse wholesale giant Costco opens up in Iceland today brining a stir of change into the Icelandic retail market. The opening of Costco in Reykjavik suburb today has been in the pipes for the last three years. According to one of the store managers it’s the.....

JC.com tests heavy-duty drones for farm produce

Fruit German Amazon much cheaper | Co-op to sell 'fair bananas'

UK: Extra large avocado most popular at Waitrose 1British supermarket chain Waitrose is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its premium private label range, Waitrose 1. The range was originally launched with over 500 products, but now features over 700 as seasonal products were added throughout the year......

Michigan Walmart to remodel stores; focus on fresh and organic

JD.com tests heavy-duty drones for farm produce

JD.com tests heavy-duty drones for farm produceChinese online retailer JD.com plans to develop heavy-duty drones capable of carrying a tonne or more for long-distance deliveries. It says it will test the drones on a network it is developing in the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi. The drones will take farm.....

Lidl says it buys more Spanish agricultural products than Mercadona and Dia

The German retail chain Lidl has declared itself more patriotic (in terms of purchases) than the Spanish Mercadona and DIA. It says it has become the main buyer of Spanish vegetables, even though it ranks fourth in sales volume in Spain, behind Mercadona, Carrefour and DIA.Lidl says that the increase in.....

Tesco faces yet more legal action | Croatia grocer threatens a crisis

Amazon sets sights on grocery in EU with checkout-free trademark

Porgugal: Sonae concludes acquisitions of Brio and Go NaturalPorgugal's Sonae MC has announced that it has completed the deal to acquire 100% of Brio’s capital and 51% stake in the company that owns Go Natural. The Portuguese retail and telecommunications conglomerate said that both deals are in line with its.....

US: Instacart continues rapid pace of expansion

Amazon sets sights on grocery in EU with checkout-free trademark

ShopRite’s free fruit program expands in New JerseyThere are now 40 ShopRite stores that are a part of this program. The expansion includes some New Jersey ShopRites: ShopRite of Marlton, ShopRite of Union Mill Road, ShopRite of Evesham Road, ShopRite of Mt. Laurel and ShopRite of Garden State Pavilion......