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Whole Foods Market: Amazon opens pop-up stores

Step towards zero-carbon deliveries taken by Loblaw

US Report: Kroger will withstand price wars better than any other grocerKroger will withstand price wars in the grocery industry better than any other retailer, mainly due to its scale, according to investors service Moody’s. The firm estimates Kroger accounts for $118bln of the $1tln U.S. food market. Moody’s.....

Carrefour Brazil: stronger profits in Q3

First 'Auchanbio' organic store opened by Auchan France

Holland: Jumbo opens 'city' convenience store at Eindhoven stationDutch retailer Jumbo has opened its first Jumbo City convenience store at Eindhoven’s central train station to cater for travellers and visitors. The new store offers a wide range of freshly-prepared meals, which customers can eat in the café.....

Walmart opens stand-alone grocery pickup location

Target unveils its first next-gen retail store in the country

US: SpartanNash's distribution sales grow, but retail stores drag down profitsSpartanNash grew net sales by 5.9% in the third quarter to $1.91bln, up from $1.80bln in the same period a year ago, according to a company release. The company’s distribution channel drove growth, with sales rising 16.5%.....

22 new stores in Siberia for Lenta

Profit falls and sales growth slows for Sainsbury's

Carrefour to lease-manage hypermarkets in FranceCarrefour is set to launch a lease-management programme at its hypermarkets in France as it looks to turnaround the performance at some of its underperforming stores. In its third quarter results Carrefour said total sales at its hypermarkets in France fell 0.6%,.....

Loyalty programs combined by Loblaw

Home delivery for Kroger's Ralphs Division

CA: Loblaw combining loyalty programsLoblaw is combining its Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus loyalty programs into a new program, PC Optimum. The new program will go live on February 1, 2018, and through a single card or app, members will be able to earn and redeem loyalty points across Loblaw's network of stores.....

Eurospin: 50 new stores opened in 2017

Hong Kong trade office opened by Russia's X5 Retail Group

India: Flipkart launches grocery shopping SupermartIndia's leading online player Flipkart has launched Supermart, a grocery marketplace. Flipkart has now rolled out the service to a set of customers in Bengaluru. Flipkart's grocery marketplace requires a minimum order value of INR 500 (US$7.60) and provides.....

Amazon closes additional Whole Foods in UK

Ahold Delhaize beat estimates for Q3

Can Costco convince French to buy brie in bulk?About a half-hour south of Paris, a uniquely American import has opened for business. France, meet Costco Wholesale Corp. In June, the world’s largest warehouse-club chain opened in the suburb of Villebon-sur-Yvette, between Orly Airport and Ecole Polytechnique......

Countdown launches click & collect app

Supplier portal enhanced by Woolworths

First online grocery store launched in Egypt by Knockmart, JumiaKnockmart Food Industries and Jumia Egypt announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership by launching Jumia Fresh, set to become the largest grocery and home appliance platform online. Khockmart, through its partnership with Jumia,.....

New-concept store for Bristol Farms

Price Chopper launches online grocery ordering and delivery

CA: Farm Boy plans to open up to a dozen stores in TorontoGrocery chain Farm Boy’s Ontario's expansion continues with plans to open up to a dozen stores in the Toronto area. The company is preparing to open its 24th store in Toronto this fall, and there are plans underway for more stores throughout the.....

Unmanned grocery store concept test by Coop Danmark

Delivery service expansion for Morrisons

Holland: Spar International to open first stores in PakistanSpar International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, has announced a new partnership with Burque Group to open its first stores in Pakistan. The partnership commences with a focus on the development of stores in Karachi. Spar.....

H-E-B experiments with hybrid grocery delivery model

Q3 sales jump for Publix

Amazon to end Fresh grocery delivery serviceAmazon.com Inc is ending its Fresh grocery delivery service for select areas, though it continues to operate in more than a dozen cities from Los Angeles to Tokyo. AmazonFresh deliveries will stop for some people after Nov. 30. AmazonFresh started more than a decade.....

New loyalty programme in Portugal for Spanish Coviran

€100mln investment by Italy’s Sogegross

Spain: Coviran introduces loyalty programme in PortugalSpanish cooperative Coviran has implemented its Clube Familia customer loyalty programme in six of its supermarkets in Northern Portugal. Coviran says that the programme will include, among other things, launching promotions with leading brands,.....

10% sales increase in October for Costco

Impressive growth for Sprouts during Q3

US: Door to Door Organics eyes 100% growth in 2018Colorado’s subscription-based company Door to Door Organics is preparing to launch a new delivery test in which it will partner with United Parcel Service (UPS) to make deliveries from its four warehouses around the country. The UPS delivery test will begin by.....

Over 90 years in the Fresh Food Centre Essen

"I assume the future will be more difficult"

Johannes Buschhüter is a young face amongst his colleagues on the grounds of the Essener Frischezentrum. Together with his older brother Clemens he runs the fruit and vegetable shop, which has existed for over 90 years. The family business is today a GmbH & Co. KG instead of the sole proprietorship it.....

First Indian Walmart ‘dark store’ in Bhiwandi

2 years of sales growth for Morrisons

German Aldi continues growth in Ireland and UK Discount supermarket giant Aldi last year enjoyed exponential revenue growth in Ireland and the UK as its pre-tax profits increased marginally to £214mln (€244mln). The German store continued its expansion in Ireland and the UK in 2016. The new accounts from Aldi.....

IFresh new name of Mia Supermarket

Upcoming new online delivery service for Jewel-Osco

US: Mia Supermarket is now IFreshMia Supermarket has changed its name and is now iFresh. New York-based iFresh is the first publicly-listed Chinese/Asian supermarket chain in the country, and has a fast-growing presence in the northeast. This year they’ve made a habit of purchasing and retrofitting.....

France: Auchan invests further in Senegal

South Africa: Shoprite provides Q1 trading update

AUS: New 'daigou' supermarket chain sending Aussie products to ChinaA new supermarket chain listed on the Australian stock exchange is set to revolutionise the industry, amid concerns it encourages shoppers to dodge Australian tax laws. Supermarket chain AuMake International is designed for the Chinese.....

Bristol Farms poised to open new concept store

Future new grocery format for Amazon

US: Bristol Farms readies new concept storeCalifornia grocery chain Bristol Farms is poised to open a new concept store in the Los Angeles area that will feature an all-new food hall format, combined with several epicurean market stations and innovative taste experiences. Scheduled to open Nov. 11, the store.....

Winsight Grocery Business makes its official debut

$16.3mln in yearly sales for Shoprite cooperative Wakefern

US: Grocery Headquarters readies for relaunch of Winsight Grocery BusinessFollowing its June 2017 acquisition of Grocery Headquarters, Winsight LLC is embarking on its first foray into the retail food arena with the launch of a new B2B retail food brand. Winsight Grocery Business makes its official debut on.....

Retail sector of Peru ranks 9th worldwide

New CEO for Asda

France: Auchan to open their first organic store LSA-conso reports that Auchan is to open their first organic store, Auchan Bio, on the 8th November on the ground floor of a shopping mall in Marquette-lez-Lille (above Lille). The 450m2 store is important for Auchan Retail France, who are behind their.....

New supermarket concept launched by Walmart in Brazil

Lidl still focused on Georgia (US)

UK: IGD boss calls on grocery industry to innovateThe global grocery retail industry is undergoing a period of 'momentous change', according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of international research organisation IGD. Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur,.....

Reduced food waste by Canadian Walmart

Meijer’s grocery deliveries hit half million mark

US: Wal-Mart starts new food lineWal-Mart Stores Inc. has unveiled a new line of authentic Italian food products as part of the retailer's continued efforts to improve the assortment and quality of its private label products. The private label brand is called Sam's Club Italia and initially consists of about.....

UK retail sales plunge

Profit of Brazilian GPA rises

Ireland: grocery chain SuperValu pressured to sell storesBlackwells Capital said it's been attracted to SuperValu because of the chain's real estate holdings. The activist investor is asking Supervalu to sell roughly 30 percent of its stores. Blackwells also wants a "refresh" of leadership with grocery.....

Metro continues to build its online offering in Quebec

Amazon tops sales estimates

CA: Metro continues to build its online offering in QuebecMetro says 60% of Quebec’s approximately 8.2 million residents will be able to shop online at Metro.ca by the end of the year, as it continues to build both its click-and-collect and delivery capabilities. Metro offers next-day delivery for all orders.....

Profi extends network in Romania

German Aldi launches new restaurant concept

Portugal: Sales at Jerónimo Martins increasePortuguese retailer Jerónimo Martins has ended the first nine months of 2017 with a net profit of €285 million, down 43% year-on-year. However, if the sale of subsidiary Monterroio is excluded, the retailer's net profit was up by 7.1%. Consolidated sales increased.....

Kroger changes EVP of Retail Operations

Amazon to launch in Sweden within 12 months

Amazon launches within 12 months in SwedenAmazon will launch in Sweden. This rumor has been going around for quite some time, but now it’s just a matter of when, not if, Amazon will open Amazon.se to the Swedish public. Now the CEO of comparison site Pricerunner says Amazon will launch in Sweden very soon......

UK’s biggest retailer joins NFU Fruit and Veg Pledge

Australian Fruit and veg prices bite Coles' sales

Lidl UK to expand Oaklands Fun Size fruit and veg range for kidsLidl UK has announced it is expanding its award-winning* Oaklands Fun Size fruit and vegetable range for children in response to huge customer demand for its fresh, playful produce. This comes as Lidl UK commits to the Food Foundation’s Peas.....

Food prices fall again at the supermarket

Amazon receives 238 proposals for its 2nd HQ

US: Jet.com launches private brand rangeWalmart’s Jet.com business has launched a range of private brand products. The initial range of around 60 products spans core consumable categories and are sold under the 'Uniquely J' brand, providing its shoppers with a premium-focused offer. The retailer is currently.....

Lidl, Shipt launch pilot grocery delivery service in Greenville, S.C.

Sprouts Farmers Market named Pear Retailer of the Year

US: Sprouts Farmers Market named Pear Retailer of the YearFor the second straight year, the pear industry has granted the Pear Retailer of the Year honor to a Phoenix-based natural foods store. Sprouts Farmers Market, which has 240 stores in 15 states, was chosen by the Pear Bureau Northwest for giving.....

Germany: DM sees sales exceed €10 billion in 2017

Italy: Conad Del Tirreno aims to surpass Coop

Italy: Conad Del Tirreno aims to surpass Coop in TuscanyItalian regional supermarket chain Conad del Tirreno is aiming to surpass its rival Coop in Italy’s central region of Tuscany. In an interview with regional daily Il Tirreno, the CEO of Conad del Tirreno, Ugo Bladi, outlined the company’s plans, which.....

UK grocery inflation gains momentum

Strike threatens Australian Woolworths

Russian retailer Magnit says Q3 net profit halves y-o-yRussia’s second-biggest food retailer Magnit said on Friday its third-quarter net profit more than halved year-on-year, sending its shares down more than 5 percent.The company, which has more than 15,000 low-cost stores, said net profit fell to 6.9 billion.....

US: Target to remodel more stores

Meijer to recall packaged produce

US: Target to remodel more storesTarget Corp. is stepping up its plan to remodel stores and push into more city centres, in a bid to regain its cachet and fend off incursions by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.The retailer now plans to revamp more than 1,000 locations by the end of 2020, part of a.....

Target CEO says small-format stores twice as productive

German Metro reports sluggish sales growth

Eurotorg successfully prices Belarus' first corporate EurobondBelarusian retailer Eurotorg has successfully priced a $350 million eurobond, with an annual coupon rate of 8.75%, maturing on 30 October 2022. Earlier this month it was reported that the supermarket operator was set to issue the bond, which is the.....

China: Jingdong announces price for express delivery won't change

ZTO Express and Yunda Express have sent out news that their prices will go up on the day before November 11th (Single Celebration Day). This made online shopaholics not very happy. Jingdong, yesterday expressed that the distribution of their products on November 11th will not only not increase in price, but.....

Spar Albania opens 30 stores

French Carrefour sales rise

Bingo becomes Bosnia's market leader in terms of storesTuzla-based supermarket chain Bingo has officially assumed the leadership position in Bosnia and Herzegovina in terms of store numbers, with 186 outlets across the country.This comes after the Supervisory Board of Slovenian retailer Mercator confirmed the.....

Kids to get free fruit at Kroger's Delta Division

Supervalu to acquire Associated Grocers

US: Blue Apron cuts 320 employeesBlue Apron is cutting about 320 jobs, less than four months after the meal-kit seller became a public company. New York-based Blue Apron, which had nearly 5,400 employees in June, said Wednesday that the layoffs represent about 6 percent of its workforce. (pressherald.com) US:.....

Sainsbury's to cut 2000 jobs

Aldi Nord & Aldi Süd join World Banana Forum

AU: Aldi takes more market share from Metcash Aldi is taking a bigger share of the $100bln Australian supermarket sector as IGA and Foodland fall further behind, new figures show. Industry market researcher IBISWorld has analysed the supermarkets' latest revenue figures and has found IGA and Foodland supplier.....

Amazon Australia partnering with local companies

Giant Eagle launches home delivery service in Ohio

Aldi Nord, Aldi Süd join World Banana ForumGerman discounters Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd have both joined the World Banana Forum (WBF) - an initiative that promotes fair working conditions and sustainable production for bananas. The WBF includes stakeholders from all areas of the industry, including producers,.....

French Casino Q3 sales rise

UK's 'Big Four' see declines in market share

South Africa's Pick n Pay reports 25% profit fallSouth African supermarket operator Pick n Pay on Tuesday reported a 25% fall in half-year earnings as a weak economy and staff cuts weighed on profit. Headline earnings per share fell to 61.88 cents for the six months to August 31 from 82.43 cents a year.....

Ahold Delhaize CEO focused on integration amid talk of Kroger deal

Loblaw lays off 500 office workers

Walmart pulls back on store openingsWalmart plans on opening fewer that 15 Supercenters and fewer than 10 Neighborhood Markets next year. This will be its lowest pace of new store openings for over 15 years, and extends the slowdown we have seen in new space development at the retailer over recent years. As.....