Sustainability program for Sprouts Farmers Market
Target: Mobile pay debut

US: Physical & online units integrated in Brazil by Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has decided to integrate its Brazilian unit to its physical retail and e-commerce activities, and expand its so-called online marketplace operations. Over the next 4 years, the new initiatives should cost about 1.5bln reais ($464mln).
Please, click here to read more at retail.economictimes.indiatimes.com




US: Sprouts Farmers Market enrolls stores in sustainability program
All Colorado and Utah stores, along with five Phoenix-area stores, are being enrolled by Sprouts Farmers Market into the country’s only grocery sustainability certification program. The stores are joining Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program. Its purpose is to substantially reduce environmental impacts of grocery stores, supply chains and consumers, according to progressivegrocer.com




US: Mobile pay debut by Target

Mobile-wallet capabilities have been added to Target Corp.’s mobile app, offering payment up to four times faster than other types, along with combining digital savings of Cartwheel offers and weekly ad coupons with the 5 percent Redcard discount.
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New 'Gourmet' supermarket opened in Milan by Carrefour Italia

Under its 'Vivi di Gusto' Carrefour Market banner, a new supermarket in Milan has been opened by Carrefour Italia. The store features a fruit and vegetable department, a meat and cheese counter, fishmonger, sushi, bakery, canned foods, frozen foods, and home care and personal care products.
Please, click here to read more at esmmagazine.com




18 new UAE stores planned to open by supermarket chain Spinneys

As part of an expansion drive, supermarket chain Spinneys Dubai has announced plans to open 18 UAE stores by 2020. According to http://gulfbusiness.com, the supermarket chain is forecasting a growth rate of more than 40% by 2020 through the expansion, innovation and digital product development.




UK: Supermarket Tesco doubles vegan and veggie Christmas Food
A huge demand for meat-free food has led retail giant Tesco to double its vegetarian and vegan centrepiece festive food offering this year. Chef Derek Sarno has recently been hired as Tesco’s Executive Director of Plant Based Innovation, as part of its plan to bring more veggie food to consumers.
Please, click here to read the rest of the article at plantbasednews.org

Publication date: 12/6/2017
Author: Rogier Peterse
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