Retailers join USDA on food waste reduction
Kroger: Nation's top seller of organics <2 yrs
German Edeka campaigns for regional fruit and veg A
large range in fresh fruit and vegetables is a priority for EDEKA. The
local fruit and vegetables star in the new advertising campaign about
regionality. The campaign uses all types of media; the web special
Locally Fresh informs about the large.....
Tesco seeks to sell sites | IGA prepares for Aldi attack
Lidl sells freshest fruit and veg in Germany
US: Walmart expands grocery pickup locations at neighborhood marketsWalmart
ratcheted up its test of curbside pickup for groceries by adding five
more Neighborhood Market locations in Arkansas, the Wall Street Journal
reports. Walmart currently has one freestanding pickup location near its
Ocado warns Morrisons cannot launch rival online service
Target challenges Amazon, enters grocery delivery with Instacart
Czech Republic: Tesco increases focus on fresh produceTesco
continues with the modernization process of its sales network in the
Czech Republic, with a focus on its supermarkets. "The paradigm for the
new concept is a supermarket in Roztoky, Poland and two other
small-format stores," explains Martin.....
UAE: Lulu to spend $300m on Indonesia entry
Ocado expects overseas deal while Q3 sales rise
AU: Spar expands cooperation with farmers from TirolSpar expands its organic image and the close cooperation with the regional farmers. A total of 3,600 products from 115 producers from Tirol are available in SPAR stores. Georg and Maria Pfurtscheller have an organic farm of about 10 hectares north of.....
Tesco to stay in Thailand | Edeka to enhance organic offer
Kroger profit beats estimates | Food Lion introduces PL produce
UK: Morrisons' c-stores new owner My Local unveils £1bn Nisa supply deal- The
new convenience store group My Local, which acquired Morrisons c-stores
yesterday, has revealed a £1bn supply deal with Nisa. Morrisons
yesterday offloaded its 140-strong convenience store chain to a team led
Tesco Kipa to sell 10 stores | Lidl plans 300 stores for London
Walmart in trouble with suppliers about prices
Spar International nominated for leading Global Retail AwardSpar
International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has been
shortlisted for the prestigious Retailer of the Year Award at the World
Retail Congress (WRC) taking place in Rome. The award recognises
companies the grand jury.....
How Russian retailers beat the boycott | CEO Shaner out at Haggen
Morrisons shuts stores as profits fall and sold its C-stores for 25M
"Need for research on what Delhaize-Ahold will mean to Belgian market"Minister
of Consumer Affairs, Kris Peeters, wants the Belgian Competition
Authority to investigate the merger between Dutch Ahold and Belgian
Delhaize. He feels the merger could have an impact on the competitive
nature of the.....
Haggen supermarkets files for bankruptcy
Google to sell fresh groceries in the US
Britain's convenience shop market valued at £37.7bn The fast-growing convenience sector has been valued at £37.7bn as an increase in time-poor shoppers spurred the opening of two new stores a day last year. There are now 51,524 convenience stores across the UK, according to the Local Shop Report, which is.....
Tesco looking to offload central and eastern Europe business
Double-digit growth for Aldi vegetables (AU)
Metro joins alibaba in Chinese e-commerce partnershipMetro AG, Germany’s largest retailer, is forming an alliance with Alibaba Group Holding to develop e-commerce on the Chinese online retailer’s website. Metro will sell private-label products to Chinese consumers through Alibaba’s site, the.....
Largest retail chain in Luxembourg boycotts Israeli fruit and veg
The largest chain of food stores in Luxembourg, Cactus, has decided to stop marketing vegetables and fruits from Israel, including those verified not to come from Palestinian territories.Israeli sources said that the chain has yielded to pressures from pro-Palestinians, and specifically by the Organization.....
Sainsbury's push youth into farming | Morrisons get £50m from c-stores
Tesco sells S-K stores for £4bn | Waitrose' soft fruit sales jump
Asda ranked as the ‘best of the best’Despite its recent dip
in trading, 51% of UK manufacturers ranked Asda as the overall top
retailer, based on key criteria such as clearest strategy and best
buying team, in the 2015 UK PoweRanking study launched by the retail and
shopper specialists, Kantar.....
Albertsons says Haggen suit is 'attempt to deflect attention'
South African tycoon Christo Wiese eyes UK supermarkets
UK: Co-operative back in profit The
Manchester headquartered Co-operative Group is back in profit, but
warned annual results would see a drop in earnings due to investment
under a sweeping overhaul. The group said its supermarket business saw
sales growth of 0.8% and posted a 21% rise in.....
SA Woolworths appoints CEO | Auchan reports 'resilient' global H1
$6bn Tesco Korea bid nears completion | Costco sales decline
Auchan to cede Arcimbo: combines “drives” with fresh produceAccording to Lepoint.fr, on Monday, Auchan announced their intention to divest their “Arcimbo” store, which opened in the Paris area in 2013 and which combined “click and collect” with the sales of fresh produce, as it does not offer a “viable.....
Couche-Tard profit increases 13% | H-E-B teams up with Instacart
Haggen sues Albertsons for $1bn over big grocery deal
Poland: Biedronka and Lidl competing with greengrocer formatThe Polish retailer Biedronka is testing a new concept that resembles a deli more than a cheap discounter. It has introduced completely new stands in dozens of stores, as well as new departments for fruits and vegetables and other fresh products......
Aldi to open 80 stores in AU | Italian online food market +27%
Amazon tests farmers market produce delivery (<36hrs of harvest)
AU: ''Underpayment of workers is key to 7-Eleven business model"The
7-Eleven business model is built on virtual "slavery" and if workers
were paid correctly many stores would collapse, a whistleblower
claims."The business is very proud of itself and the achievements and
the money it's made and.....
A&P sells stores to save jobs | Cencosud writes down Brazil assets
Haggen says all suppliers will be paid | NorgesGruppen posts results
US: Philadelphia pilot program helps reduce supermarket wasteA
trio of Philadelphia-area universities partnered with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency to help make use of food that would
otherwise be discarded. A pilot program on the city's west side salvaged
35,000 pounds of surplus produce.....
Mercadona buys 30% more Spanish oranges
During the 2015 campaign, Mercadona has purchased 130,000 tonnes of several varieties of oranges from Spanish suppliers, which represents an increase of 30% compared to the previous season.As reported by the retailer in a statement, its stores offer Spanish oranges of the Navelina, Navel, Navel Lane Late and.....
Sobeys launches a new format | Ex-CEO Tesco to be questioned by prosecutors
AmazonFresh eyes France and Germany | Woolworths' profit slides
Aeon 2Q earnings down 67% - Aeon
Co, which operates the Aeon and MaxValue retail stores and Aeon Big
hypermarkets and supermarkets in Malaysia, saw its net profit for the
second quarter ended June 30, 2015 (2QFY15) fall almost 67% to RM15.7mn
or 1.12 sen per share from RM47mn or 3.34 sen per share.....
Temasek joins MBK in bid for Tesco's Korea business
Albertsons comps rise in 1Q | Walmart to expand in Brazil
Woolworths braced for board shake-up Woolworths
has bowed to pressure from shareholders and is set to announce a board
shake-up, clearing the way for the appointment of a new CEO to replace
outgoing CEO Grant O'Brien. Woolworths chairman Ralph Waters, who had
intended to stay on the board until a new.....
New construction expected to be completed by 2020
Munich wholesale market is third largest in Europe
Friday of last week (8/21) we visited the wholesale market in Munich. Despite the fact that it was still the holidays in Bavaria, it was fairly busy in the market. The supply of summer fruit was pretty large, but traders were right in the middle of the transition period from summer to fall. Munich has the.....
Dutch Jumbo ‘outperforms’ the market in H1 | Tops posts Q2 gains
Tesco/Asda/Morrisons register more declines, Sainsbury's grows
US: 7-Eleven completes acquisition of Tedeschi Food Shops7-Eleven
has completed the acquisition of around 180 Tedeschi Food Shops, a deal
that adds to its existing 150 stores in the greater Boston and southern
New Hampshire area, kamcity.com reports. The acquisition is part
of the c-store giant’s.....
Global grocery 2020: China and US leading | Target may start food delivery
Tesco gets 3 bids of $6bn for Korean chain | Lidl US buy land for DC
US: A&P Thanksgiving Day layoff list grows to 8,500 jobs The
latest round of filings bring the total number of potential layoffs to
more than 9,400, for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, which
operates under the brands A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh and Food Basics
in New Jersey,.....
Wall Street concerned with The Fresh Market | Woolworths CEO leaves
Tesco sale plan hit by slide in Korean won | Lidl expands in the Balkans
Russia increases pressure on AuchanBfm Business reports that Russian authorities have announced that they are currently carrying out a series of controls on Auchan’s Moscow stores, which have already been accused of carrying out multiple infringements of health regulations. Auchan has a large presence in.....
Ahold's new fresh format Bfresh to unveil | Morrisons faces huge bill
French Lidl low on fresh fruit and veg | Coles pleased with sales
Forbes puts ‘Magnit’ in the world’s top 100 most innovative companies listThe Russian retailer ‘Magnit' was the only representative of Russia in the magazine’s list, taking 23rd place, as reported byria.ru. The list was published Wednesday 19 August. According to Forbes, the Russian retailer managed to.....
Judge postpones hearing in A&P | Shoprite to accelerate African expansion
Ahold profit rises ahead of merger | Fresh food sales help Target
Swedish ICA reveals H1 results -Sweden’s
ICA has revealed its first half results, reporting a 17.0% increase in
net sales to SEK €5.2bn. Operating profit, however, declined by 13% to
€195.14m, igd.com reports. ICA Sweden, which represents the
highest share of sales, saw net sales growth of 5.6% in.....
A&P changes course | Kroger expands online grocery
Walmart's Asda records worst-ever sales | Walmart US misses estimates
Frontman for Greybull's Morrisons c-stores bid revealed -A veteran of the convenience retail sector has emerged as the frontman for a bid to gain control of Morrisons’ smaller stores, telegraph.co.uk reports. Mike Greene, who has twice been chairman of the Association of Convenience Stores and has held.....
Amazon Fresh expanding to Europe
The American Internet commerce giant Amazon.com is launching its AmazonFresh grocery shopping platform in the UK. The project was originally implanted in only a few cities of the United States. This is the beginning of the expansion of the American company in the European food market. The presence of a.....
Lidl comes closer to e-commerce | Kennedy Wilson buys Spanish grocer
Albert Heijn (Ahold) launches first fully organic store
US: Walmart's Sam's Club wants to be less like Walmart -Sam’s Club
has struggled for years with sluggish sales, and it now intends to take a
tack that steers it away from its Walmart roots, The Wall Street Journal
reports. The company wants to move away from mainstream consumers —
Discounters see 60% growth in Italy | New Swedish retailer sets bar high
Grocer Haggen closing 27 stores | Morrisons set to sell C-stores
New Swedish retailer sets bar highA new supermarket chain opened its first store on May 5 in Stockholm. The front of the store bears a great catchphrase. "The best food market: The Paradise". 80% of the assortment is organic. Not a full 100%, as that isn't the supermarket chain's goal. Their main aim is.....
Russian food retailer X5 plans at least one more acquisition this year
Metro launches program for regional products
'Wisconsin Proud' initiative shows promise for Pick 'n SaveA
comprehensive brand refresh underway at Pick 'n Save has increased
traffic and improved comparable-store sales at Roundy’s Supermarkets
largest banner, officials said. The initiative, known as “Wisconsin
Proud,” includes merchandising,.....
Free delivery while prices stay low
Heated discussions about free delivery Dutch online supermarket
Albert Heijn and Jumbo are receiving competition from an online supermarket. Picnic claims to deliver all shopping to your door for free with a minimum order of 25 Euro. The company says they can supply the shopping for free as there is no physical shop. "Supermarkets aren't doing that well on the internet.....
Walmart to launch 50 stores in India | Farm protests target Lidl DC
Metro Canada gets boost from fresh | Roundy's beats Q2 views
US: Bankrupt A&P seeks to slash severance so it can pay creditorsA&P
has asked a bankruptcy court judge to set aside two key union
provisions — bumping rights and full severance pay — after reaching a
negotiation impasse with labor groups, officials said in court
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.....