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Comeback for Australian retail sales

Morrisons: Grocery delivery service to 2mln more homes

UK: Sainsbury's pins sales growth slowdown on price cuts, not Asda dealSainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket group, said sales growth slowed over the past three months because it pushed through price cuts, denying it had been distracted by its deal to take over rival Asda. Although Sainsbury’s food.....

Kroger: Digital shelf display technology offers sustainability benefits

Safeway: 8 metro Vancouver stores close this week

US: 1st ShopRite in the Bronx opens in Bruckner PlazaThe first ShopRite in the Bronx has opened on Bruckner Boulevard. The new supermarket carries an abundance of fresh meat sourced from nearby farms, as well as seafood, produce and organic and natural products. It also features a community room for events and.....

Magnit: new store concept

Ecommerce in Europe: €534bln in 2017

Survey: UAE's most budget-friendly supermarket Carrefour is the cheapest store for some basic household grocery staples and Al Maya the most expensive, a new survey of six supermarkets by Souqalmal.com has found. The survey, provided exclusively to The National, was conducted on 11 household items, from bread.....

Giant Eagle: Scan Pay & Go service

New campaign at Walmart: local offerings

U.S. retail vacancies rise marginally in second quarter: ReisU.S. retail vacancies rose marginally to 10.2% in the second quarter, real estate research firm Reis Inc has stated. The report said 55 of 77 metros reported a rise in vacancy compared with the second quarter last year, when U.S. retail real estate.....

Co-operative supermarket model emerges across France

Auchan Retail, Casino Group, METRO and Schiever Group: “Horizon”

Spar Zimbabwe opens new store in country's industrial capitalSpar Zimbabwe has opened a new store in Kwekwe, a mining city considered the 'industrial centre' of the country. The new store features 1,020 square metres of selling space, with butchery, bakery, food-to-go, fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen, and.....

Growth for Gala Foods Supermarket chain

Amazon: Delivery Service Partners launched

US: Major Asian supermarket chain adopts Alipay mobile walletOne of the largest Asian supermarket chains in the United States will soon begin accepting mobile payments via Alipay, a third-party mobile and online payment platform developed and owned by China-based Ant Financial and used by Chinese retail and.....

Emart: new discount format

Tesco and Carrefour enter long-term strategic alliance

Germany's retail sales fall for first time in 7 monthsGermany's retail sales decreased for the first time in seven months in May, figures from Destatis showed. Retail sales decreased unexpectedly by 1.6% annually in May after climbing 1% in April. Sales were forecast to climb 1.9%. This was the first decrease.....

Sobeys parent: Q4 profit up, dividend raised

Publix is purchasing Safeway's stores in Florida

US: Shipt to launch same-day delivery in Boston with Roche Bros. SupermarketsShipt, a leading online marketplace, announced it will begin same-day delivery of an assortment of groceries and household essentials with Roche Bros. Supermarkets in Boston. Beginning July 12, Shipt delivery from Roche Bros. and.....

X5 tests voice-assisted self-checkout tills

Jumbo: cheapest supermarket in Portugal for 3rd consecutive time

Kenya: Uchumi pleads for release of Sh600mln Treasury bailoutStruggling retail chain Uchumi Supermarkets wants the government to release a Sh600mln shareholder bailout loan to help it negotiate the entry of a new investor in the business. The partially State-owned listed retailer told Parliament that the.....

Kroger: experimenting with unmanned delivery

Walmart plans to close stores in Arkansas, Illinois and Texas

US: Publix recognized as one of Fortune’s best workplaces for millennialsPublix has once again been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials. Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1998, make up about 45% of Publix’s workforce. “Our associates are the heart of our.....

Spar Georgia opens biggest supermarket in the country

Waitrose: 5 stores to be sold as John Lewis warns on profits

Portugal's Continente recognised as brand with 'best reputation' in retail sectorThe Continente banner has been designated the brand with the best reputation in the retail and distribution sector in Portugal by the Marktest Reputation Index (MRI). The Sonae-owned chain received the highest score in all.....

Food Lion: sole retailer on list honoring community-minded companies

H-E-B: 1st double-decker store in Houston

US: Supermarket share loss stabilizing, FMI report showsAfter a decade of decline, the supermarket’s role as shoppers’ primary store has stabilized even as shopping trips continue to fragment among more channels of trade, according to the 2018 Trends report by Food Marketing Institute and the Hartman Group......

Bianli24 to get US$10mln funding

Sainsbury's lags rivals with dip in sales

Australia: Buyback eases pain of Metcash’s $150mln lossMetcash shares have rallied after the supermarkets wholesaler announced a $125mln share buyback alongside an impairment-driven full-year loss of $150mln. The IGA and Foodland supermarket supplier’s shares closed up 6¢, or 2%, at $2.85 after Metcash.....

Shipt: same-day delivery across upstate New York

Giant Food Stores: ecommerce hub in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Amazon expands Whole Foods Market grocery deliveryAmazon has announced that it is expanding its grocery delivery service from Whole Foods Market to the US cities of Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and San Antonio. The service launched earlier this year and is now available in 19 cities, with.....

Ecommerce in Belgium: €11.84bln in 2018

Tesco will end Brand Guarantee

Spain's Eroski to accelerate remodelling of stores in central-south region: AGMSpanish cooperative Eroski is accelerating the remodelling of its commercial network in the south-central region of Spain, including the Balearic Islands and Catalonia, in order to improve competitiveness in the region. The company.....

Kroger: merger with Home Chef completed

Amazon: national Prime savings at Whole Foods Market

Canadian retail sales slumped 1.2% in AprilThere were upward revisions to the prior month from +0.6% to +0.8%, although that's scant consolation. Sales were down in 8 of the 11 broad categories in April. Autos were largely responsible for the overall sales decline, falling 4.3% during the month. Excluding.....

Mega Image: 1st shop in western Romanian city

Tesco classified top supermarket for food waste prevention

Poland: Jerónimo Martins Polska ranks 2nd on '500 List' of largest companiesPolish supermarket chain Biedronka has announced that Jerónimo Martins Polska SA, who owns the supermarket chain, has ranked second in the '500 List' prepared by Polish daily newspaper, Rzeczpospolita. The retailer added that this is.....

Kroger eyes rapid roll-out for Ocado

Amazon: Hub delivery lockers officially launched

US: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market enters Pittsburgh with 2 locationsFresh Thyme Farmers Market made its market debut in Pennsylvania earlier this month when it opened its first two stores in suburban Pittsburgh in Bridgeville and Pleasant Hills. The Downers Grove, Illinois-based specialty retailer also confirmed.....

Ecommerce in Italy: €23.1bln in 2018

Albert Heijn tests smart door lock

Southeast Asian online shoppers lead the world in spending via appsSoutheast Asian online shoppers are leading the world when it comes to spending on shopping apps, according to research by tech company Criteo. Across Asia Pacific, 54% of all online transactions are made in-app, 18% on mobile web and 28% on.....

Southeastern Grocers: SEG Media Hub

Kroger: 2018 Q1 results

US: Supervalu partners with Instacart to support independents with ecommerceUS-based Supervalu has entered into a reseller agreement with the on-demand delivery service, Instacart. Through this agreement, Supervalu will be able to offer online shopping and delivery services to more than 3,000 independent.....

Colruyt Group: expectations beaten

Auchan Retail Portugal: mobile shopping list app

More funding for Italian online grocery delivery service Supermercato24Italy-based online same-day grocery delivery service Supermercato24 has reportedly raised €13mln in a Series B funding round. Supermercato24 is active in more than 20 Italian cities, using personal shoppers to pick goods from participating.....

Publix Delivery: expansion in central Florida

Aldi: America's grocery value leader for the 8th consecutive year

US: Publix Delivery to expand in central FloridaPublix Delivery powered by Instacart will expand on June 28 to Publix’s hometown of Lakeland, Florida, and its surrounding areas, among them Auburndale, Bartow, Haines City, Mulberry, Plant City and Winter Haven. Publix Delivery is a collaboration between Publix.....

BigBasket negotiating to acquire a majority stake in Kwik24

Alibaba: 1st country office outside China

First time: A supermarket in Israel's Hevron HillsFor the first time, one of the largest supermarket chains in the country opened a branch in the Hevron Hills Regional Council. The "Machsanei Hashuk" branch is the first to open in the Hevron Hills Regional Council, which includes 18 communities and about.....

Dollar General tests mobile checkout app

Walmart wins 3 blockchain-related patents

US: A Kmart store opens inside a Sears store in Brooklyn, and more may be on the wayDespite tumbling sales, mounting debts and looming maturities, Sears Holdings is still testing new initiatives to see if something sparks a turnaround. The latest one brings its Sears and Kmart brands together under one roof. A.....

Sonae Group: e-commerce platform with CTT

GPA: new neighbourhood supermarket format

France's Carrefour CEO: alliances making a differenceAs part of Carrefour’s AGM, its chief executive, Alexandre Bompard, has said the retailer’s new alliances with Google and Tencent are beginning to drive results. Bompard said the retailer’s digital commerce expansion was an ‘absolute priority’ given the.....

Walmart: smaller format Sam’s Club planned

Sprouts: online delivery is key growth avenue

US: Boxed improves Dallas fulfilmentcenter efficiency with house-developed systemBoxed, the bulk-shopping ecommerce retailer geared toward “updating the Costco experience for Millennials,” is implementing in its Dallas fulfillment center its autonomously guided vehicle (AGV), a lightweight, transportable.....

Iceland: first-half earnings slowdown this year

Tesco: highest growth in 7 years

Croatia: Agrokor monthly operating profit almost 10% higher than expectedCroatian conglomerate Agrokor has seen a jump of nearly 10% in operating profit during the period from May 11 to June 10, 2018, according to its 14th Monthly Report of the Extraordinary Administration. The report reveals that the firm's.....

Google: investment in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

Wegmans: best grocery store chain in America for 3rd consecutive year

US: Tops expands same-day grocery delivery in 9 NY communitiesTops Markets has expanded same-day grocery delivery to nine more locations in New York State, bringing the total number of stores offering the ecommerce service to 125. Through its partnership with third-party delivery service Instacart, Tops is now.....