US: New York wants Walmart | Govt Norway: food 'too expensive'
Costco gets closer to entering French retail market
India: E-grocer BigBasket eyes $1bn value, raises $50m - Online
grocer BigBasket has raised $50mn (Rs 315 crore) from its existing
investors led by Bessemer Venture Partners even as the
Bangalore-headquartered startup has mandated Citigroup to raise $150mn
(Rs 950 crore) from a set of new.....
Door to Door Organics expands | A&P gets go-ahead to auction off stores
Amazon Fresh leases ex-Tesco warehouse to enter UK market
Aldi US experiments with high-end productsDiscounter
Aldi will run a pilot in the United States, trying to sell high-end
products in an attempt to draw in more food-conscious customers from
more specialised chains, retaildetail.eu reports. The
reasons for its new approach is the success of its.....
New revenue model for Dutch greengrocer
On March 13, 2015, Gebrs van Aarle opened a greengrocery in Tilburg, in the Netherlands. Thanks to the new revenue model, the entrepreneur is able to give his customers as much attention as possible. General manager Frans van Aarle of Gebrs van Aarle: “We came up with the plan to establish a store concept.....
Weis posts sales | JD.COM invests $700mn grocery chain China
US: Roundy's supplied by greenhouse with 1M pounds of produce
Aldi to hire 2,500 employees for new stores in US - German retailer Aldi will host a number of hiring events this September throughout the United States, offering 2,500 positions, esmmagazine.com reports. There are currently more than 1,400 Aldi stores across 32 US states, and the retailer intends to open.....
Biggest mass protest yet for Morrisons chain | Russia starts search at retailers
Sprouts announces leadership shakeup; Q2 results
Aldi US tries high-end food and discounts, too - Aldi
became one of the world’s biggest food retailers using a simple formula
of no-frills stores offering a small assortment of products at
rock-bottom prices, Bloomberg writes. After decades of expansion
in Europe, it followed the same strategy in.....
Costco and Metro post profits | Major expansion Save-On-Foods
Aldi UK wants to open 130 new stores
Israeli supermarket chain Shufersal swings to Q2 profitIsrael's largest supermarket chain, Shufersal, swung to a second-quarter profit after changing strategy and lowering consumer prices, the company said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Its profit was 16m shekels ($4.2m) versus a loss of 157m shekels a.....
Tesco criminal probe heads final stage | Fairway reports 1Q loss
Dutch supermarket delivers for free and keeps prices low
Metro proposes Barry Callebaut chief as its chairmanGerman
retailer Metro has proposed that Juergen Steinemann, outgoing chief
executive of Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, should take over as
chairman from Franz Markus Haniel next year, Reuters reports. Metro said
in a statement that its.....
Tesco Lotus price fresh food cut by 15% | Ingles boosts Q3 sales
Earnings Publix hit $1bn milestone
Thailand: Tesco Lotus cutting price fresh food by 15%The hypermarket chain said it was spending Bt3 billion to lower prices, focusing on mother-and-baby products with cuts of up to 20% on more than 870 product lines, nationmultimedia.com reports. It will also lower fresh-food prices to wholesale levels.....
Casino declares itself a ‘good citizen’ in agrifood price dispute
Morrisons is expected to lose 25% profit
NZ: Countdown's top-3 products are bananas, tomatoes and broccoli A spokesperson for Countdown, one of New Zealand’s biggest supermarket chains, told Radio New Zealand that many consumers are buying fresh produce instead of the myriad chemical-laden junk on shelves. “The first department our customers see.....
7-Eleven to enter Vietnam by 2017 | How Dixy replaces banned imports
Carrefour first-half profit rises as Spain leads Europe gain
South-Korea: MBK said to team up with goldman in $6bn Tesco Korea bidMBK
Partners Ltd. plans to team with a Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
private-equity fund to jointly bid for Tesco Plc’s South Korean
business, which could fetch about $6bn, people familiar with the matter
said, bloomberg reports. MBK,.....
Ahold 1st retailer to protect farmers | Delhaize posts surprising results
Whole Foods sales sour after price scandal
Amazon Italy adds food to rangeAmazon Italy has added a
selection of food and household products to its website, igd.corm
reports. The food ranges cover "thousands" of national and international
brands, and are mainly products with a long shelf life. Later in the
summer Amazon Italy will offer.....
Walmart warns suppliers about labels | AU grocery revolution goes on
SuperValu might spin off fast-growing Save-A-Lot business
German Lidl and Aldi chew into the 'Big Four' British supermarketsAldi and Lidl have grabbed a record share of the grocery market as sales fell at the big four supermarkets, express.co.uk reports. Takings at the German rivals soared by 16.6% and 11.3% respectively and account for a combined 9.6% share.....
Amazon to invest $5bn in India | DIA posts increase in Q2 profit
Sainsbury leaves Asda behind as No. 2 UK supermarket
Russian X5 Retail Group expands with 100 stores -Russian
food retailer X5 Retail Group has acquired 100 stores owned by the
Soseddushka retail chain in Orenburg, whichs analysts estimated to be
worth 1.5bn rubles ($25m). Due to the purchase of SoseDDushki, X5
almost tripled the number of its.....
Amazon releases Q2 results | Fresh items for Coles agenda
Tesco abandons three times as many stores as rivals
US: Walmart employee to celebrate 103rd birthdayLoren
Wade has been working at Walmart since 1983, and on Saturday, the retail
giant will celebrate his 103rd birthday with a party in his honor, time.com
reports. The World War II veteran is a full-time associate at the
Winfield, Kansas store,.....
Fruit and veg sector adapts to Markthal
The Markthal is the pride of Rotterdam. The food mecca recently welcomed its 5 millionth visitor. According to data, 71% of those visitors actually made a purchase. Most people bought at the meat and fish departments, followed by the bakers, with the fruit and veg stalls in third place. What is it like to do.....
Amazon exceeds Walmart in market cap and launches pick-up
Canadian Loblaw to close 52 stores
US: Sales of organics growing at Smart & FinalIncreased offerings of natural and organic products are
helping boost sales for Smart & Final stores, particularly among
home-delivery customers, Dave Hirz, CEO, told analysts
Wednesday, supermarketnews.com writes. “Natural
and organic is.....
Smart & Final Q2 sales up | Ahold's rival Sligro enters Belgium
Dunnes 'in talks to open up to 40 UK stores'
Finland: Kesko’s sales slide in H1 Finnish retailer Kesko has
released its first half results for 2015, revealing that total net
sales decreased by 4.2% to €4.31bn, although overall profitability
improved significantly, igd.com reports. The retailer’s grocery
performance was better than its total.....
Italy: Sun Black tomatoes finally available in supermarkets
Sun Black tomatoes are finally available in supermarkets thanks to an exclusive one-year agreement with Unicoop Firenze. The produce is sold both loose and in punnets and is presented in special crates.The variety was developed five years ago thanks to a cooperation between prestigious Italian universities.....
United Kingdom: Retailers satisfied with Oranfrizer blood oranges
Only the Moro blood orange variety used to be available in Marks & Spencer's between January and March, whereas now there are both the Moro and Tarocco varieties on sale and are available for 18 weeks.Oranfrizer managed to achieve this result on the UK market thanks to a careful selection of clones and.....
Ahold buys A&P stores for $146M | Acme to buy 76 A&P stores
Albertsons is suing Haggen over $41m in grocery inventory
UK: Tesco’s Future Farmer Foundation is open for new intakes -Tesco’s
Future Farmer Foundation is open once again to receive applications
from enthusiastic young farmers who wish to make their mark on the
industry, it says in a press release. Lisa Buckley-Hoyle, Tesco’s
Category Director for.....
Aldi best supermarket in AU | Carrefour and Piccadilly merge
Ahold's Stop & Shop to acquire A&P
Swiss Coop tests controversial pricing policySwitzerland’s
biggest retailer, Coop, is testing out personalized pricing in its
online store, offering some customers higher reductions than others on
the same products, thelocal.ch reports. The test has been
launched against the backdrop of falling.....
Aldi plans S. California expansion | Lidl eyes Victoria (AU)
A&P files for bankruptcy for 2nd time in 5 years
Carrefour's six China DC's to be opened within two years -The
world's leading supermarket retailer Carrefour announced that the
company will enhance investments in logistics distribution centers in
mainland China over the next two years, chinaretailnews.com
reports. Carrefour's new distribution.....
Rewe guarantees jobs
Rewe Group advertises their offer for Kaiser's Tengelmann
A decision will be made in the coming weeks on Kaiser's Tengelmann. This could change the future of the German supermarkets. But first it has to be decided if the giant EDEKA gets permission from the Minister for the merger with Kaiser's Tengelmann.REWE CEO Alain CaparrosAnd now REWE will inform the public.....
Metcash gets new CEO | Tengelmann report solid FY growth
Supermarket chain A&P poised to file bankruptcy
EBRD to invest in first Auchan hypermarket in Central AsiaAuchan
franchise holder Schiever Tajikistan will receive investment from
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for its first
Auchan hypermarket in Central Asia, retail-business-review.com
reports. EBRD will provide €5m in.....
Carrefour Q2 sales slow | Aldi/Costco move into mainstream
Lidl announces record turnover of over £4 billion
Israel: Mega acknowledges the major challenges ahead - Only
three weeks into the job Raviv Brookmayer expresses 'cautious optimism'
but says the supermarket chain's suppliers will have to assume some of
the risk as well, haaretz.com reports. A judge’s approval on
Tuesday night of a bailout plan for.....
A&P's future up in the air | Couche-Tard Q4 profit falls
Food Lion lowers prices
AU: Coles investing more in fresh produce than ever beforeColes
spokeswoman Martine Alpins told A Current Affair the supermarket giant
wanted to prove their fresh fruit and vegetables credentials and said
the supply chain had been streamlined to reduce prices and improve
Photo report of store visit
US: Whole Foods Market discusses local produce and supplier rating program
Recently, I visited my local Whole Foods Market in Northern California and talked with Jill Miller about local sourcing, the grocer’s organic certification and the company’s new supplier rating system. See below a report from our conversation. Click here to access the photo report.Local sourcingWhole Foods.....
Aldi (AU) gives rare glimpse at its profit numbers
Stop & Shop partners with local farms
Germany: Tengelmann CFO: Kaiser’s Business A ‘Burden’The
CFO at Germany’s Tengelmann Group, Alfried Bührdel,
has said that the group’s Kaiser’s Tengelmann GmbH supermarket business
“has been a considerable burden on the Tengelmann Group for more than 15
years,” esmmagazine.com reports. Announcing.....
Carrefour acquires Kiler | Delhaize pays Greek staff in cash
Online grocery shopping doubles in a year
CA: Loblaw: Provigo shoppers buy more fresh foodsSince Loblaw
relaunched the Provigo banner in Quebec two years ago, basket share for
fresh products has grown 7% to 55% on average, the retailer announced, supermarketnews.com
writes. Ready-to-eat meals prepared by Provigo’s chefs are the category
Costco reports June results | IGA chain sees light at end of tunnel
Albertsons files to go public as US 2nd largest grocer
AU: Woolworths is failing to close the gap on Coles regarding price - Despite
launching a $500m price slashing strategy in May, new figures suggest
Woolworths' grocery prices were still flat in the June quarter at the
same time as Coles got cheaper for shoppers, smh.com.au reports. A
A&P partners with local farms | Co-op's produce price cuts work well
Aeon interested in buying Tesco Malaysia
Taiwan: Hypermarkets stocking tree times more fresh produce -In
preparation for Tropical Storm Linfa, local hypermarkets are preparing
three times their regular amounts of fruit and vegetables to keep up
with public needs, retailers said yesterday, chinapost.com.tw
reports. Pxmart said the market.....
Worldwide: China is global leader for online grocery sales
According to the ranking of the 10 leading markets for what concerns online grocery salesdrafted by IGD, not only is China the current leader in the sector, but it is also set to quadruple the value of this segment in the next five years, thus distancing other countries such as the UK and the US.According.....
Walmart Mexico keeps up strong sales | Leclerc gets record fine
Lidl benefits from Greek crisis
US: Ahold fresh formats executive resigns -Ahold USA said Monday Bhavdeep Singh has announced plans to resign as EVP, fresh formats, effective July 17, supermarketnews.com
reports. Separately, Paul Kneeland has joined Ahold's fresh formats as
lead fresh merchant, according to his LinkedIn profile......
Coop affirms leadership position in Italy | Lidl considers 'online wine'
UK supermarkets sales figures rise but Asda 'falling behind'
UK Waitrose: Price war 'will be death of supermarket chains' - Britain's biggest supermarkets are cutting their own throats in a race to the bottom on price, the boss of Waitrose has warned, thisismoney.co.uk
reports. Mark Price, who is also deputy chairman of the John Lewis
Carrefour launches their Quality Line coeur de boeuf tomatoes
The first ‘coeur de boeuf’ tomatoes from Carrefour’s new Quality Line are now available in 1,200 Carrefour Market hyper and supermarkets. This new line was announced in May and is a partnership with the cooperative Rougeline (in the Lot-et-Garonne). Five producers from Rougeline are expected to produce about.....
New concept store in California | Albertsons to expand
Walmart Canada launches grocery pickup
Turkish supermarket Bim continues expansion to Morocco and EgyptAs reported by dunya.com, Turkish supermarket Bim has more than 5000 stores at home and abroad. They are now continuing their expansion in to Morocco and Egypt, according to figures from the end of last year, the company has a total of 162.....
Auchan, Carrefour and Casino opening in Africa and Middle East
Online shoppers often disappointed by freshness
It's official: Lidl establishes in North CarolinaThe
news of European retailer Lidl opening a new regional headquarters and
distribution center in Alamance County was made official Wednesday in
press releases by Lidl and Gov. Pat McCrory, thetimesnews.com
reports. Graham’s City Council approved the.....
Meijer commits to locally-grown produce | Amazon opens in Mexico
Ocado reports rise of 20% active shoppers
Israel: Mega suppliers restrict deliveries -A
long list of suppliers halted their supply of merchandise to the Mega
chain yesterday, after the chain asked the court to summon a creditors
meeting for the purpose of reaching a debt settlement, globes.co.il reports.
Mega owes NIS 1.29bn: NIS 705m to.....
Greek grocers being bled dry | Peapod to deliver farm-fresh produce
Lidl invests £220M in UK store expansion programme
AU: Woolworths selling its chain Thomas Dux Australia's largest
supermarket operator Woolworths Ltd is looking for buyers for its
upmarket Thomas Dux grocery stores, according to a Fairfax Media report,
Reuters writes. It said that Woolworths was asking for between
A$10M and A$20M for the.....
Farmers urge Tesco to make meaningful commitment
Ocado closes deal for overseas expansion
UAE’s Lulu and Geant take battle for grocery customers onlineThe
battle for grocery shoppers is about to intensify as two of the UAE’s
biggest hypermarket operators, LuLu and Geant, introduce new online
offerings, thenational.ae reports. LuLu has invested US$5m ahead
of the August relaunch of its.....