'Machine learning can help grocers to stock just enough fresh produce'
Albertsons in serious talks to buy major grocer
Spar Austria enters into new local supplier agreement - A family business, Schneider's Gemüseland, in Groß-Enzersdorf, Lower Austria, is the new SPAR Own Brand Partner for frozen vegetables from the plains of Marchfeld. Vegetables from the Marchfeld region are now available as SPAR Premium Brand and will.....
Ex-Tesco boss discharged | Lenta doubles selling space ahead of schedule
Lidl Spain starts restaurant business | Polish Carrefour eyes organic
Spar International to open 300 stores in Thailand by 2020 -SPAR
International has formally launched in Thailand in partnership with the Bangchak Retail Company Limited (BCR). The €74m (US$78m) investment will
see up to 300 new stores across the country in the next five years.
During 2016, BCR plans to.....
ICA Gruppen in talks with IKI | Kaufland to support Romanian farms
Metcash hurt by discounters | Sainsbury's asks for help from farms
Japan: Vegetable delivery services see jump in demand - Vegetable
delivery services are increasingly drawing attention in Japan as
unfavorable weather causes prices to rise. Vegetables handled by
delivery firms are somewhat expensive because they are procured at
preset prices from farmers. But sales.....
Co-op sets 80% recyclable packaging target | Lenta is rated best by suppliers
Woolworths sets up unit to specifically rival Amazon Fresh
India: Demonetisation powers online food delivery - While
demonetisation and the sudden rupee note cancellation may have led to a
decline in sales of e-commerce firms due to the slowdown in
cash-on-delivery orders, it has seen a rise in sales for companies which
are into the online food delivery.....
Lidl flies the flag for Scottish suppliers | Swedish online food sees breakthrough
Woolworths says it miscalculated impact of Aldi
Singapore: NTUC FairPrice and Esso new stores to offer wide variety of fresh NTUC FairPrice, the leading multi-format retailer in Singapore, has launched a revamped convenience store format for Esso petrol service stations that features a new ready-to-eat range and lockers for parcel collection. The new.....
Future of Kaiser's Tengelmann now safe | AU online grocer to fight Coles, Woolworths
Weak pound means higher banana prices in Aldi & Lidl
Germany: Future of Kaiser's Tengelmann seems to be assuredThe future of the shops of the German supermarket chain Kaiser's Tengelmann seems to be assured. Edeka takes affiliates later this year, and will then transfer a significant portion of competitor Rewe. The news was reported by DPA news agency on.....
Morrisons revives Safeway brand | Storms drown Booth’s profits
Aldi to get physical stores in China | Co-op to double local suppliers
US/Texas: Randalls begins home grocery delivery -Randalls
has launched at-home grocery delivery in the Houston and Austin areas.
The online-and-app-based delivery service begins Thursday and uses a
fleet of 25 new temperature-controlled trucks, according to the company.
"We're very excited to bring.....
Alibaba buys into supermarket | Waitrose to lead research on fresh food security
Indian top e-tailer eyes groceries | Walmart to track fresh produce
Spar Group exits Zimbabwe -The
Spar Group left its distribution business in Zimbabwe last week and
said it would now focus on cost containment and an increase in its own
branded products. The company said the move was sparked by Zimbabwe’s
worsening economic situation. Spar Zimbabwe said on Friday.....
Tesco pleads with suppliers not to raise prices
Falling food prices hurt Wal-Mart sales | Asda's sales slump again
Lidl Italia wins 4th “Chain of the Year” award -Lidl
Italia has won the 'Chain of the Year' and 'Best Supermarket of the
Year' award for the fourth time in a row. The award was established in
2003 and is organised by SEIC-Studio Orlandini and Q&A Research
& Consultancy. Lidl Italia won not.....
Target's grocery sales continue to slide | Metro and Loblaw sales increase
Ahold Delhaize net profit surges, misses expectations on US
US: Southeastern Grocers unveils 73 new Harveys supermarkets - Yesterday,
Southeastern Grocers, parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys
and Winn-Dixie stores, unveiled its new Harveys Supermarket store
concept in 73 locations throughout the Southeast during a simultaneous
Morrisons extends Amazon deal | Kroger playing 'catch-up' on logistics
EU to protect farms from aggressive grocers | 'Tesco is top late-payer'
UK: Tesco's farm brands experienced further growth -Tesco's 2.2% growth is considerably faster than last month's 1.3%, and makes the retailer the only one of the Big Four to be increasing sales. Much of the uplift came from own brand lines, both at the value and premium ends of the price spectrum. Tesco's.....
Amazon to launch supermarkets which offer fresh only
Tesco growing fast as Aldi and Lidl slow
FamilyMart to double stores in Thailand, take on 7-Eleven - The
number of FamilyMart convenience stores in Thailand will double to over
2,000 within five years as the operator seeks to narrow the gap with
industry leader 7-Eleven. The chain aims to draw more customers by
providing unique products and.....
Carrefour law suit could impact margins | Woolworths has new deal with SPC
'Growth Aldi, Lidl decline' | Walmart food-only stores fail in India
India: Future Group has agreed to acquire Heritage FoodsIndia’s
leading conglomerate Future Group has agreed to acquire Heritage Foods’
retail and allied businesses. Meanwhile, Walmart has abandoned plans to
set up food-only stores in India. It’s revealed that the deal will
include Heritage Foods’.....
Florida Citrus Mutual sells property to Publix | Alibaba smashes sales records
Another major supermarket chain to enter Australia: Kaufland
Carrefour shares drop on French suit over trade practices - Carrefour shares fell sharply on Thursday after the French government said it was suing Europe's largest retailer for unfairly squeezing its suppliers to lower prices, following an investigation. Carrefour, which is the world's second-biggest.....
Woolworths new concept focuses on fruit | McColl's, Nisa reach deal
Sainsbury’s warns suppliers | Carrefour accused of abusing farms
Carrefour Spain to offer more fruit and vegetables online -Carrefour Spain is challenging rivals Amazon and El Corte Inglés by offering a more bountiful selection of fresh produce available online, with 75% of customers including fruits and vegetables in their order. (esmmagazine.com)
UK: Sainsbury’s boss.....
Blistering attack on 'greedy' Aldi | Sainsbury's profits fall 10%
UFU rallied by Lidl's fresh produce plans | M&S leaves 10 countries
Aldi and other oregano suppliers promise to turn over new leaf after ACCC investigation -Aldi
supermarkets and other Australian oregano suppliers misrepresented
their sales of the herb and have committed to turning over a new leaf to
Australia’s consumer watchdog. The Australian Competition and.....
Sainsbury's names Poundland boss | Big four all fear to open new stores
AU: Watchdog to closely follow how grocers treat suppliers
Spain: Carrefour expecting to operate 160 Express stores by year end - According
to reports in granconsumo.tv, Carrefour expects to open 160 Express
stores in 2016, which will see it operate more than 500 in the country,
with more than 70 to be operated on Cepsa petrol forecourts. Carrefour
Walmart to double locally grown fruit | M&S to close stores | Lidl Italy gets own organic label
SpartanNash acquires fresh cut fruit business | Aldi enters China
Grocers Aldi and Woolworths to Amazon: BRING IT ON -When news broke yesterday that US internet giant Amazon would “destroy” Australian retailersnext year,
armed with a fresh food catalogue, the gauntlet was laid down to the
local supermarket chains. Woolworths and Aldi have now responded,
Sprouts 3Q comps better than expected | Rewe to acquire Coop eG group
Kroger named top US retailer | Waitrose to sell weather blemished pipfruit
India: Amazon beats Flipkart in customer experience, says study -Flipkart has long claimed to be the leader of e-commerce in India, but it looks like their biggest competitor Amazon is a force to be reckoned with. The India Customer Experience Index 2016, published by Forrester Research, has stated that.....
'Forget Aldi, Amazon is coming' | Morrisons sees straight sales rise | Boom quarter for Alibaba
Target's grocery chief steps down | Whole Foods founder retakes helm
Safeway to acquire Andronico's - Safeway
and Andronico’s Community Markets have entered into an agreement for
Safeway to purchase five Andronico stores. The agreement comes after
Renovo Capital, which acquired Andronico’s out of bankruptcy in 2011,
approached Safeway earlier this year about.....
Whole Foods completes 'Responsibly Grown' rollout | Sales Publix increase
Aldi AU invests 1bn for better fruit and veg | Weis 3Q profits down
Tesco's fruit will be fresher -Tesco said in a press release that it has worked with its suppliers to bring customers fresher fruit and reduce food waste at home. To help customers reduce food waste at home, Tesco was said to have improved it's supply chain. "Our clementines now move quicker from tree to.....
Walmart Brazil gets better fruit | ex-Dir. Woolworths: Asking suppliers for extra cash 'normal'
Deal reached with German supermarket | Tesco hit with £100m lawsuit
Walmart to get higher quality of fruit at its Brazilian hypermarketsWalmart
is relaunching its hypermarket concept in Brazil, with the reopening of
Walmart Tamboré and the rebranding of the BIG Novo Hamburgo and BIG
Santa Felicidade stores as Walmart outlets. The investment will cost
around BRL 1bn......
Wal-Mart targets Hispanic shoppers with fresh | Woolworths faces Federal Court
Carrefour plans expansion in UAE in 2017 | Aldi to open first Italian store
Amazon says grocery is key part of its business - Amazon
officials, late Thursday, declined to address recent reports that it was
looking into building grocery stores, but reiterated that groceries were
a key part of its offering, and that it was exploring different ways of
getting products to.....
Morocco and Spain again key suppliers to British retail
With the regular greenhouse vegetable season coming to an end for most of the growers in Western Europe, Moroccan and Spanish products are finding their way to the UK once again. We took a closer look at the current offerings of greenhouse vegetables at the British retailers with the help of the latest data.....
Walmart builds giant tower | UK consumers worry | Spar unveils fruit and nuts snack range
Amazon profit misses expectations | Woolworths sales finally rise
Carrefour to open 100 Easy stores in Belgium with focus on fresh - French supermarket chain Carrefour wants to open 100 local shops under the name ‘Easy’ in Belgium. In terms of size and offer, the shops will fit between the existing Express and Market store concepts and focus on fresh products......
Whole Foods teams up with Purple Carrot | 'Polish Carrefour to sell groceries online'
Documents show Amazon wants to open 2000 US grocery stores
Morrisons to work directly with local growers in trials - Morrisons
is to champion local producers and farmers with trials to assess how
much customers want to buy local produce, at a time when prices of
imported goods are expected to rise, following the collapse in sterling.
Morrisons conducted a.....
Coles suffers biggest fall in years | Tesco boss says price rises ''very likely'
Metro's online fresh produce gets freshness guarantee
One year later, A&P sites still reopening - Nearly a year after A&P shut down and sold its stores in a bankruptcy auction, acquirers are still reopening sites with an eye on reintroducing competition in weary Northeast markets. Queens, N.Y.-based Food Bazaar, this week has reopened a former Pathmark.....
Woolworths changes Country of Origin label | Romanian Lidl plans to open 100 stores
Lidl to sell fresh produce online | Tesco drops to third in Ireland
German ex-chancellor Schroeder to mediate in supermarket row - Germany's
ex-chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, will mediate in a dispute between two
leading retailers over the takeover of loss-making supermarket chain, Kaiser's Tengelmann, the government said Monday, boosting hopes a deal
can be struck.....
Spain: Volume & value of perishable retail sales fell 2%
Kantar Worldpanel reports that fresh food remains pivotal in the battle to get into consumers’ regular – and now smaller – shopping baskets in Spain.However, In its latest analysis of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector in the country, it says both the volume and value of retail sales of perishables.....
Mercadona reveals starting point Portugual | Continente ranked 'cheapest'
Kesko in talks to sell food business | Serbian grocer to grow produces in stores
Portugal: Jerónimo Martins posts 12% profit increase - Portuguese retail group Jerónimo Martins has posted a 12% growth in net profit (on a comparable basis) for the first nine months of the year, of €266.5m. Consolidated sales reached €10.73bn (+5.5%), while LFL sales increased by 6.5% (+6.9% in Q3).....
Dia-Eroski alliance approved | Aldi's new design mimics Whole Foods
Walmart invests $50M in Chinese e-grocer | Spar China is growing
Cosctutter launches 'Shopper First' brand refresh -Major
symbol group Costcutter Supermarkets Group, has announced a major brand
transformation to engage shoppers and drive future retailer sales
growth, under the title of its 'Shopper First Programme'. The new brand
package (including a new logo) has.....
Walmart invests $25mn in China food safety | The Fresh Market cuts prices
Supervalu Q2 sales dissapoint | X5 Retail reports strong Q3
Kantar: Lidl leaving room to grow in new stores -Although the German hard discounter Lidl is building U.S. stores nearly three times the size of counterpart Aldi, Lidl is likely to build its breadth of merchandise inside them gradually, utilizing less floor selling space for new stores, until consumers get.....
Carrefour sales growth tops estimates | VéGé Group sees 90% store growth
Produce brings Tesco back to growth | Target tests vertical farms
Lidl US to generate $8.8bn in sales by 2023: Kantar Forecast - Kantar
Retail has released a forecast for the Lidl U.S.’ future performance,
including the prediction that the chain’s American stores will generate
$8.8bn in sales by 2023 – larger than Wegmans Food Markets’ 2016 value
of $8.1bn. Click.....
Save-A-Lot for $1.37bn | Merkel calls for solution for Kaiser | Pick n Pay profit rises
Sprouts named as Pear Retailer of 2016 | Plot to poison Lidl exposed
Japan: Lawson invests in fresh produce - H1 better than anticipated Lawson
has revealed its financial results for the first half of 2016, with net
sales increasing to US$10.3bn, up 4.5% from previous year, and
operating profit dropping by 5% to US$0.38bn. The group has also been
investing in Lawson.....
Nisa: Demand for fresh produce ‘continues to soar | Auchan Russia to invest 0.5bn
'Aldi and Lidl in US to double sales growth' | Call to boycott Lidl berries
Amazon plans new DC in Irvine, CaliforniaAmazon looks to make even further strides into the realms of fresh groceries and a secured stature in e-commerce. The company is adding to its distribution capabilities with a new warehouse and distribution center in Irvine, CA. “Tenant improvements are interior.....
Spar plans to expand in Ireland | Amazon launches restaurant delivery in Orlando
Crisis talks over Kaiser's Tengelmann break down
Spar to keep growing in IrelandLeo Crawford, Chairman of Spar Ireland and CEO of BWG Group, has announced that the Group plans to increase the number of Spar outlets in Ireland over the next year. Believing 'convenience' to be high on the agenda for Irish consumers, he explained that the retailer's focus,.....
Amazon Fresh launched in North Texas | UK shoppers told to expect price rises
Lidl says to eye Texas | Wegmans extends veggie kit offerings
UK: "Marks & Spencer could lose nearly a quarter of its value" - The
charts say Marks & Spencer could lose nearly a quarter of its
value. It is down 30% in the year to date and, according to chartist Zak
Mir, there is a certain sinking feeling for Marks & Spencer. The
Migros promises: "all our bananas will be sustainable"
At the end of 2017 all bananas in the Migros will be sustainably cultivated. Therefore Migros has adjusted its standards for the conventional range of bananas. The new “Generation M promise” includes all Migros bananas, regardless of their price.Photo: MigrosBananas, perfectly packed in their peel, healthy.....
Amazon eyes building stores to sell fresh | Walmart makes big strides in fresh
Morrisons takes action to improve supplier relations
Sainsbury’s to integrate Argos into nearly all UK supermarkets - Sainsbury will open Argos branches or collection points inside almost all of its stores, as the U.K. grocer detailed how it plans to integrate the catalog retailer it acquired last month. “Over time, we envisage that there won’t be a single.....
UK retailers fret about soaring prices as Brexit weakens pound
Lidl UK COO steps down | Spanish Lidl to invest €90m
US: NGA Show to move to bigger venue in San Diego in 2019 -In
response to growing exhibitor and attendee numbers, NGA announced it
would move its annual show to San Diego beginning in 2019. “We are very
enthusiastic about the future of The NGA Show as well as the independent
supermarket industry, and.....