Metcash posts $384m loss | Suppliers Tesco/Morrisons not happy
Lidl to invest $200M to establish in US
AU: Woolworths and eBay extend click-and-collect ventureWoolworths
says the cost of Simply Collect is negligible because eBay sellers bear
the cost of delivery to Woolworths stores and the retailer is already
manning parcel collection desks for its online grocery and BIG W
Whole Foods unveils its new chain 365 | Aldi Süd comes with regional label
Aldi to open 45 stores in California and expects 2000 stores by 2018
Irish Lidl to invest £20m to meet fresh food demandUnderlining
its commitment to Northern Ireland, the firm said it is extending and
modernising its warehousing operations to meet the growing demand from
consumers, particularly for fresh produce, newsletter.co.uk
reports. “Today’s announcement is.....
Kroger rolling out online shopping | China's top grocers strive to keep position
Lidl keeps rivals guessing about entry into Australia
UK: Ocado to get robotic warehouse assistantOnline
grocer Ocado announced today that it is leading work on a project to
build an autonomous humanoid robot that will help staff in its distribution
centres in the future, engadget.com reports. Work to build the robot
starts today in an EU-wide.....
Ahold USA restructuring complete | Coop Italia completes acquisition
Sales fall hard for both Sainsbury's and Iceland
Russia: Magnit increased its revenues by 28.73%In May, Russia’s largest retailer Magnit increased its revenues by 28.73%, an increase of 1.28bn Euro in comparison with the same period last year, ria.ru reports. The retailer's revenue growth in the first five months of 2015 amounted to 31.24%, close to.....
Woolworths unveils large investment of $500M | Rewe and Lecrerc partner up
Walmart sets up global online operation at Asda
Tesco retakes top grocery retailer title from SuperValuThe
latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show Tesco boasts 25.2%
of the grocery market, farmersjournal.ie reports. The supermarket giant
was knocked off the top spot by SuperValu in April in Ireland, but drew
level with the Irish.....
Walmart adds fresh food to e-commerce and expects €10-20B sales p/y
Schwarz Group (Lidl) reports highest turnover ever
US: Kroger names Morganthall SVP, retail divisionsKroger
Co. said Friday Fred Morganthall, president of the company’s Harris
Teeter division, has been named SVP of retail divisions for Kroger, supermarketnews.com reports.
Succeeding him as president of Harris Teeter will be Ron Antolock,.....
Delhaize CEO to lead Ahold-Delhaize | Carrefour goes for local produce
Tesco considers selling its $7B South Korean arm
US: Publix beats Whole Foods for best reputationsPublix Super Markets Inc. is the second most reputable retailer in the U.S., according to a report released Thursday, bizjournals.com
reports. The Reputation Institute ranked the top 50 retailers based on
ratings from 57,000 consumers. The rankings.....
UK supermarket sales to fall next 5 years | Costco reports May sales results
Survey: Aldi 50% cheaper than Woolworths and Coles in AU
French retailer Carrefour starts selling online in ChinaFrench supermarket chain Carrefour SA has been operating stores in China since 1995, internetretailer.com
reports. Now it’s also operating an online store. Carrefour.cn was
launched last month, selling mostly grocery and household items. It.....
Delhaize, Ahold shares advance as merger talks said to progress
CZ: Tesco possibly to be bought by Babis and Mid Europa
Poland: Aldi opening first store in WarsawOn 10 June, Aldi Network is scheduled to open its first store in Warsaw, portalspozywczy.pl reports. The retailer's launch in Warsaw is an important step in the development of the German network in Poland, which has so far focused on opening stores in the west.....
One of 'Big Four' back in growth for the first time | Kroger adds 650 jobs
Walmart Mexico/Centr-A bought over $282M from producers
UK: Second Asda director quitsA key director at Asda has stunned fellow executives by leaving the business just hours after a major reshuffle, thisismoney.co.uk
reports. Karl Martin was named in an announcement ten days ago as one
of three directors who would run the re-organised food business......
Costco leader in organic food | Carrefour to sell 100 Dia supermarkets
Aldi to double stores in Florida
Costco may already be U.S. leader in organic food Costco
Wholesale Corp. may already be the U.S. retail industry’s leader in
organic foods, with annual sales in the category on track to exceed $4
billion, compared with Whole Foods Market Inc.’s $3.6 billion, BMO Capital Markets
said Friday. For.....
“More and more cross-pollination between classic retail and food service”
Fruit and veg trendsetter in development food concepts
New food concepts are popping up everywhere. In various places in Europe and the US, shops are emerging with a different look and feel than in the past. The Netherlands and Belgium are not lagging behind either. We have Marqt, the Foodhallen, Bilder & De Clercq and the Markthal in the Netherlands. CRU,.....
Dia and Intermarché join together | SpartanNash Q1 profits up
Amazon US starts own food line; Amazon China to offer fruit/veg
Lidl Austria raised sales by over 10%Lidl Austria raised
its sales from EUR 900m (USD 985m) in the preceding year to EUR 1bn in
the financial year 2014/15, friedlnews.com reports. Over the year only
one shop was added, sales growth was achieved on the same retail space,
the company announced......
50% range supplied from within 50 km radius
Walloon supermarket D'ici
Pineapples from Costa Rica, tomatoes from Spain, pears from Italy... the Walloon supermarket chain D'ici stopped purchasing these and its range consists exclusively of local products. The supermarket south of Namur opened in 2013 with the name "D'ici, ma région régale me", or "Local, I enjoy my region." This.....
Costco's profits rises | El Corte Inglés comes with fresh produce strategy
Greengrocers experiencing a comeback
Spain: El Corte Inglés comes with pricing strategy for fresh produceEl Corte Inglés has expanded what it describes as a 'very competitive' pricing structure for fresh produce sold in its stores, esmmagazine.com
reports. Three years on from the implementation of a strategic review
of its fresh produce.....
Ahold Q1 earnings drop on product promotion costs | Iceland expands in UK
Ocado wants to partner with US retailer
German Kaiser's and Edeka threaten with job lossesThe Federal Cartel Office has rejected a merger of Kaiser's Tengelmann and Edeka. Now both enterprises try their luck with the Federal Minister of Economics, n-tv.de reports. Thousands of jobs are at stake. Rewe, the competitor of Kaiser's Tengelmann.....
Système U - Auchan alliance threatens EU-retailer
Reliance retail shuts over 100 value format storesReliance Retail, a part of Reliance Industries (RIL), shuttered over 100 stores, primarily in value (food and grocery retailing) and jewellery formats in fiscal 2015, dnaindia.com reports. The unit reported an 116% increase in operating profit (Ebitda) at Rs.....
Convenience store growth continues
Wal-Mart wants food shoppers to go online
Auchan fined for misleading advertisingHungaryʼs Competition Office (GVH) fined Auchan Magyarország HUF 56 mln on charges of unfair price comparison practices, bbj.hu reports. According to the competition office, Auchan claimed its prices were lower than its competitors, but it made the claim based on.....
Lidl, Mercadona, Biedronka, Carrefour and Jumbo
"Five retailers to watch"
A leading industry expert has identified Lidl, Mercadona, Biedronka,
Carrefour and Jumbo as the five 'retailers to watch' over the coming
years, in a seminar held at the PLMA World of Private Label event in
Amsterdam earlier this week. On Lidl, he said that the Germany-based
retailer is "moving away.....
Walmart: fresh produce must improve | Booker acquires Londis and Budgens
Target Q1 profit beats estimate
US: Kings Food Markets "Just Picked Promise Program" returnsKings Food Markets is excited to bring back its exclusive 24 Hour Just Picked Promise this summer, prnewswire.com
reports. The program is designed to bring Kings' customers locally
grown, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs within 24 hours.....
Chinese garlic sold in Aus farmers market a ‘product’ issue
The quality of the produce and signage requirements at the Jan Power’s Farmer’s Market have not been compromised following the discovery of Chinese imported garlic at one of the reseller stalls last weekend, according to the owners. “Ask any of my seven managers and I am meticulous about signage from.....
Tesco buys directly from farmers | Asda's sales worse than the "Big Four"
Wal-Mart sales miss estimates
Asda's sales fall of 3.9% worse than 'Big Four'Asda
has revealed its worst sales figures since the 1990s, confirming that
it is now the poorest performing of the “big four” supermarkets,
theguardian.com reports. Sales at established Asda stores fell 3.9% in
the 15 weeks to 19 April, the worst since.....
Target shifts focus to fresh | Aldi eyeing South-Europe | Carrefour to Russia
Aldi to display fresh fruit outside store
New figures show why Aldi is getting fancierAldi is looking more fancy after launching posh new displays last month designed to lure higher income shoppers into their stores, ews.com.au reports. The launch of four attractive new “trial” stores in locations around Australia has sparked speculation the.....
Tesco agriculture director steps down | Carrefour’s acquires chain
Rabobank: "70% chance for Ahold - Delhaize merger"
Edeka cements top position in GermanyGerman market leader Edeka has strengthened its top position in the country by reporting a two% sales growth to €47.2bn in 2014, esmmagazine.com reports. While the supermarket industry stagnated somewhat in Germany last year, Edeka's sales rise was driven by its.....
A 'farm' and an indoor market hall
Two French fresh concepts highlighted
On the day before the European Vegetable Congress, May 6, participants were given the opportunity to visit two food concepts in France. Hans Verwegen of Enza Zaden gave a presentation about this. "We visited O'tera du Sart, a concept that is fully focused on fresh. There are butchery products, vegetables,.....
Retail sector affected by lack of trust from Chilean consumers
Chile's Economic Perception Index (IPEC) registered its lowest level in six years, after reaching 39.7 points. In this pessimistic scenario, the drop in consumer trust was reflected in the retail sector.While retail sales in the Metropolitan Region rose by more than 3% in January and February, in the third.....
Coles refunds suppliers | Weis Markets gets new SVP
Survey: Asda cheaper than its big supermarket rivals
Bernstein: Tesco’s Dave Lewis ‘Still On Track’Retail analysts
Bruno Monteyne and Richard J Clarke of Bernstein Research have said
that while recent Kantar data shows that Tesco’s recovery in the UK is
slowing, this is not a sign that the turnaround plan instigated by new
chief executive Dave Lewis.....
Wegmans goes to NYC | 'Sainsbury’s to follow Tesco's tragedy'
Kroger wants to learn from discounters
Britons predict Sainsbury’s to follow TescoNew research has
revealed that UK consumers believe Sainsbury’s as the next retailer to
bite the dust, retailgazette.co.uk reports. The majority of those cited
that they think this will happen within five years and almost a third
of the relevant.....
Spar International sales top 30bn | Tesco closes all non-food stores
Trader Joe's, Publix, Aldi ranked highest by consumers
Spar International sales top 30bn SPAR International has announced that its global retail sales reached €31.9bn, driven by the retailer’s entry into 10 new markets, retailtimes.co.uk reports. It said that its like-for-like sales rose by 1.2% during 2014, while total sales were aided by the brand’s.....
Delhaize confirms talks with Ahold | Food retail market tops $8 trillion 2020
Survey: Aldi and Lidl beating other chains on quality
Analysis shows scale of discounters' threat to Morrisons -Supermarket group Morrisons is under most threat from the advance of discount retailers, a new research study has shown, thebusinessdesk.com
reports. The Local Data Company, which has completed a comparative
study of areas where discounters.....
Walmart takes over 13 Target stores | Aldi cuts prices
Ahold and Delhaize in preliminary merger talks
Dutch retailer Ahold and Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize have begun discussions at the highest level on a possible merger, Belgian newspapers reported on Saturday, Reuters reports. The reports in financial newspapers De Tijd and L'Echo, quoting several unnamed sources, said the talks had just started.....
German Metro to lift spending | Coop Denmark partners with organic farm
UK's first social supermarket set to expand
Coop Denmark has
launched a new campaign – Together for Better Food. Under this, the
co-op has signed a long-term agreement with an organic farm, Søris,
thenews.coop reports. The partnership will enable customers in the
metropolitan area to gain access to local products. They will be able to.....
Morrisons downturn continues | Costco and Loblaw post sales
Whole Foods comes up with new chain
Whole Foods Market Inc
on Wednesday said same-store sales growth cooled in the latest quarter
and announced plans to debut a new chain of smaller, more value-focused
shops next year, Reuters reports. Whole Foods executives said the new
stores will be designed for influential and tech-savvy.....
METRO get new CEO | Woolworths to slash 800 jobs after Q3 decline
Sainsbury's posts first loss in decade
Giant retailer Woolworths has reported a disappointing 2% decline in sales for the third quarter, dragged down by tumbling petrol sales and its poorly performing Big W stores, abc.net.au reports. Woolworths will shed an extra 400 jobs as it looks to save $500m in costs, theguardian.com reports. Woolworths’.....
Spar Austria bets on crispy-fresh radishes and young onions from Tyrol
After the long winter months, people can look forward to the first kinds of domestic vegetables. The red-glowing radishes and fresh young onions from Tyrol appear to be bursting with vitamins. In the last 8 to 12 weeks, they have been grown on the fields of Biachlhof in Thaur, and they perfectly complement.....
"Sales organic groceries 450% in 2025" | Both Aldi and Lidl losing share
Lidl adjusts plans to enter US
Changes in the food industry landscape and customer expectations will cause the market share of traditional retailers to drop from 71% of retail food sales to 62% by 2025, according to a new report from Technomic, supermarketnews.com writes. Technomic does predict some growth for traditional retailers over.....
Farmers exploring supermarkets | Tesco spurns £4bn offer for Korean stores |
Publix earnings and sales keep growing
of South African fruit growers visited the UK for the first time
as part of a training and skills programme developed by the Fresh
Produce Exporters' Forum and funded by Sainsbury's and the UK's
Department for International Development (DFID), 4-traders.com reports. For a week, 11.....
Lidl teams up with Media Markt | US supermarket selling produce outside
Lidl is losing battle of the discounters
Lidl’s slow store
opening programme has caused its share of the lucrative UK discounters
market to slip 4.7% points 2010 and 2015, despite its success in food
and grocery, retailgazette.co.uk reports. Lidl has opened the fewest
stores within the period estimated at 69 versus 195 at Aldi and 220.....