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 to.....
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.....
Walmart to open 500 stores in India | Rumours about takeover Woolworths
Tesco sales outperform market expectations despite drop
US: Ahold-Delhaize merger may help Peapod counter Amazon A merger between Dutch supermarket Ahold and Belgian rival Delhaize will be a boon for U.S. online grocer Peapod, an Ahold unit which will gain valuable resources to fend off rival Amazon.com and upstart competitors, according to retail industry.....
Whole Foods NY overcharging customers | Nisa suffers first loss in its history
Aldi's new strategy: free solar-power car charging while shopping
Portugal: Intermarché and DIA to negotiate prices with 50 suppliers --The
new joint purchasing centre set up by retail groups Intermarché and DIA
in Portugal is aiming to sign contracts with 50 suppliers by September,
esmmagazine.com reports. During a press call,
the management of the two.....
Coolroom technology a boon for exporters
The latest in coolroom technology is able to save growers and retailers as much as $3000, per cool room, per year, according to information from Keith Maggs, of Environmental Technologies Australia. Even more important than cost savings, however, there are now ways to reduce the risk of contamination by.....
Walmart to impose charges on suppliers | Peapod appoints new president
Agreement Ahold-Delhaize on $29bn merger
CA: Loblaws facing strike action -The
union representing almost 30,000 Loblaws employees has confirmed it is
“ramping up strike preparations” after members overwhelmingly voted to
reject a “tentative” labour deal the collective bargaining body had
reached with the company, hrmonline.ca reports......
Carrefour gets biggest cartel fine ever | Morrisons cuts prices just on one veg
US Postal Service to deliver groceries in New York
US: Instacart is reclassifying some of its workers as employeesInstacart is converting a large part of its contractor workforce into part-time employees, bloomberg.com
reports. Instacart says it will make the change starting June 22 for
staff members in Boston and Chicago, with more cities coming.....
Delhaize has no plans to exit Greece | Lidl 2nd largest retailer in Bulgaria
Amazon lowers prices on grocery-delivery
AU: IGA joins supermarket price wars, slashes pricesMetcash-owned
grocery chain IGA has launched a new price-matching campaign, and has
already moved to drop prices on more than 2000 products, yahoo.com reports. IGA, that has 800 stores nationally, claims its Price Match Promise initiative will match.....
Lidl owner seeks to lift sales +25% in 2020 | Ahold-Delhaize merger required
Kroger exceeds 1Q profit forecasts
AU: Coles buys independent Supabarn supermarketsOne
of Canberra's largest independent supermarket chains Supabarn has
announced it is selling most of its stores in the ACT and NSW to Coles
in a move that has been labelled a dark day for retailing in Canberra, smh.com.au
reports. A spokesman for.....
Walmart hid $76bn in foreign tax havens | Budgens offering free fruit
Alibaba launches distribution centers for fresh groceries in China
Germany's Tengelmann establishes in RussiaGermany's
Tengelmann Group plans to launch its discount grocery chain Plus this
year in Russia as the country's economic crisis boosts low-price
retailers, newspaper Vedomosti reported Wednesday, citing a company
Intuitive software solution boosting yearly revenue
Software and CRM solutions are not always top of mind for growers and retailers of fresh produce, but making sure that the right systems are in place can lead to year-on-year revenue increases of as much as 35% in key areas, which is particularly significant for mid-market companies, according to Sage.....
Introduce "Three Fresh"
Co-op invest 125m to slash fruit and prices
The Co-operative is to cut the price of some fruit and vegetables to as little as 39p as part of £125m of new reductions designed to reinvigorate its convenience stores.The retailer will cut the price of its fresh produce by as much as half and introduce a new promotion called “Fresh Three” in which the.....
Online grocer to sell only organic fruit | Instacart partners with Smart & Final
Woolworths CEO steps down amid plans for 1200 job cuts
Casino to renovate all Géant hypermarkets in FranceAccording to Reuters,
Casino is getting ready to carry out huge renovation works on their
Géant hypermarkets in France in order to increase traffic in these
stores that have already seen prices decrease hugely, capital.fr
Aldi Süd selling loose fruit and veg | Metro sells Galeria Kaufhof for €2.8bn
Unions: A&P for sale
Norway: Coop to cut 550 jobs after ICA acquisitionThe newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reports that Coop will cut up to 550 jobs after the acquisition of ICA's Norwegian stores, adressa.no reports. "Our task now is to build new Coop, which should be a better and more competitive organization than.....
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.....