Target to close 13 stores | Aldi ventures into WA and South Australia
Sprouts aims at investing after strong 3Q results
Lidl is currently the second largest retailer in BulgariaIn 2014, Lidl became the second largest retailer in Bulgaria, only behind Kaufland and pushing Billa to third place. Its revenue from sales grew by 26% compared to 2013 and reached almost 540 million Lev. This growth has continued during the first nine.....
Italy: Canova launches Almaverde Bio islands
Two Conad hypermarkets in Forlģ and Rimini have launched a trial, an innovative project for the development of organic produce consumption.We are talking about islands entirely dedicated to Almaverde Bio organic produce that are entirely managed by Societą Canova, part ofGruppo Apofruit.The islands occupy 20.....
Tesco presents its free online community: the Tesco Supplier Network
The number one retail chain in the UK launched an online resource, in January 2015, open to all of Tesco and its suppliers and producers from around the world: the Tesco Supplier Network. It exists to create a common vision between Tesco and its suppliers by connecting them not only with each other, but also.....
Asda extends 'ugly' fruit and veg range | Morrisons Q3 sales fall
Target seeks outside help for fresh food | Whole Foods 4Q profit falls
Walmart, Kroger, Target lead Kantar's 2015 PoweRankingKantar
Retail today releases the results of the 2015 PoweRanking® survey,
which finds that longtime industry leaders Procter & Gamble and
Walmart maintain their #1 leadership positions for over a decade. Kroger
and PepsiCo each obtained.....
Marks & Spencer profit up | Coles and Woolworths to support farmers
DIA to add 2000 supermarkets in Spain | Dunnes' profit drops
US: Instacart launches service with Target in San Francisco Instacart
announced today that Target is expanding its Instacart service to San
Francisco after a successful pilot in Minneapolis. Starting today,
customers in the San Francisco Bay Area can order fresh food,
non-perishable food items,.....
HEB to give stock to employees | Pingo Doce targets 400 stores
Publix sales, profits up | UNFI/Whole Foods extend distribution deal
Israel: Alon Blue Square reaches $223m debt arrangementYesterday
evening, the management of Alon Holdings Blue Square, controlled by
Shraga Biran, which owns troubled supermarket chain Mega, met
representatives of its bondholders and its main banks and put together
an outline of a debt arrangement.....
Retail internationalisation expected to rise over next 5 years
Fresh & Easy files for bankruptcy | Wakefern Food sales up
Russian retailers adapting to new model of consumer behaviorAccording to the Ministry of Economic Development, Russian retailers are adapting to the savings pattern behavior of Russian consumers, as the market is still in a difficult situation, reports 1prime.ru. "The slowdown of the dynamics of retail.....
Whole Foods Market joins GLOBALG.A.P. as a retail member
Whole Foods Market, the leading progressive grocery chain in North America, became a GLOBALG.A.P. retail member in August. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, it currently has over 420 locations throughout the USA and Canada. It expanded into the United Kingdom in 2004 and now operates 9.....
Fairway seeking new funds | Key Food CEO outlines growth plans
Merger talks Ahold/Delhaize progressing, CEO says
CA: Pete's Fine Foods bought by Sobeys Pete's Fine Foods will be bought by Sobeys Inc., according to a statement released Thursday. The grocery retail and wholesale business has locations in Bedford and Halifax. The purchase is expected to close Nov. 2. (cbc.ca)28 Ukrainian retailers and importers present on.....
Netto Marken-Discount is the "Favorite Store 2015-2016"
Customers in Germany voted: Netto Marken-Discount as the favourite store in Germany 2015-2016. The discounter has won, just as in the two previous years, the award. 166,000 customers have evaluated more than 350 companies in Germany as part of the "Store of the Year" election.The "Store of the Year".....
Sobeys' commits to local producers | Woolworths sales down
Delhaize posts "robust" sales | Walmart EMEA CEO leaves
US: Lidl breaks ground for Virginia DCGerman
discounter Lidl has broken ground for a new regional headquarters and
distribution center in Fredericksburg, Va. Officials of Arlington,
Va.-based Lidl US — the newly established division of the Necksalem,
Germany-based retailer Schwarz Group —.....
7-Eleven adds wholesale partner | Walmex delivers "solid" Q3
Kroger considers home delivery while fill-in growth boosts sales
Dunnes experiences largest growth among Irish supermarketsDunnes
Stores experienced the largest growth of any Irish supermarket in the
last three months, increasing its sales by 4.7% and bringing the
retailer’s current market share to 23.2%. Dunnes has also focussed on
price promotions this period,.....
Lulu wants US fresh produce | Whole Foods joins GLOBALG.A.P.
Walmart explores delivering groceries with drones
US: Consumers very interested in 'local,' study indicatesThe
“locavore” movement has taken root, and offering local foods can be
advantageous to supermarket operators, according to a report by A.T.
Kearney, the Chicago-based management firm. “Forward-thinking retailers
and restaurants with a.....
Sainsbury's tests 'microstores' | Leclerc accused of pesticide-use
A&P to sell brand and data | Albertsons expects strong 2Q
UK: Bakkavor wins M&S plan a Supplier Group of the Year AwardBakkavor
announced that it has won the M&S Plan A Supplier Group of the Year
2015 Award. The award is presented to a supplier who has demonstrated
clear sustainability leadership, a consistent commitment to delivering
Third Swiss go to Lidl or Aldi | Russia's X5 aims to double business
Woolworths in talks with buyout firms | Amazon Q2 straight profit
US: Key Food confirms 23 A&P buys, will operate 2 Key Food Stores on Wednesday confirmed its successful acquisition of 23 stores in the A&P bankruptcy auction, and said it would operate two of the units under corporate oversight, a first for the member-owned cooperative. (supermarketnews.com)Amazon.....
Canadians' affinity for produce driven by economics and habits
Canadian supermarkets have been steering consumers towards more fresh produce products, especially when compared to their U.S. counterparts. The move is partly a reflection of Canadian consumers buying more fresh produce. But consuming fresh produce is also something that's more feasible in a country that.....
Tesco presents community for suppliers | French Lidl expands
SuperValu misses Q2 forecasts | Fresh & Easy to close stores
Belgium : Carrefour offers pregnant women free home deliveryAccording to gondola.be, Carrefour will offer free home delivery to pregnant women using Drive.be. The site allows clients to order online and pick up their shopping in one of more than 60 click and collect points, or have home delivery. Changes.....
Target to partner with MIT on city farming | Waitrose boss quits
Albertsons reports strong Q2 growth
Lenta plans 3 new stores in Southern RussiaSupermarket Lenta will be the anchor tenant in the new shopping center Pioneer in Barnaul, located in the far South of Russia, announces ryb.ru. "A new layout theory has been developed there just recently and has been successfully implemented in the shopping.....
EDEKA joins Instagram
Fresh food is not only very tasty; it just looks very good too! Therefore EDEKA invests a lot of love and passion in its new Instagram account. Fruit, vegetables, cheese or excellent recipes are standing in the spotlight. EDEKA started its the official Instagram channel at the start of October. Several times.....
UK's Sainsbury's outperforms rivals | Asda halts expansion plans
Aldi to open 45 stores across California, expands online in UK
UK: Ocado tops eDigitalResearch Digital eRetail benchmarkBritain’s
largest online supermarket Ocado have topped Voice of the Customer
specialist eDigitalResearch’s eRetail Digital Benchmark for the first
time thanks to their good end-to-end digital customer experience. (edigitalresearch.com)US:.....
Accepting 2016 Retail Produce Managers award nominations
The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The program will honor 25 outstanding retail produce managers at the United Fresh 2016 Convention June 20-22 in Chicago, Illinois.The Retail Produce Manager Awards Program.....
Free Fruit for Kids launches in all Countdown stores
Brookshire admits possible sale | Giant-Landover drops prices
Walmart CEO's plan to fight Amazon: "Win with stores"After
Walmart Stores shares took a dive this week following a sales and
profit warning, and its stock market value fell even further below
Amazon.com’s. But at a meeting with Wall Street analysts on Wednesday,
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon gave a.....
Restaurant spending overtakes grocery spending for the 1st time
Fresh & Easy on brink of Chapter 11 | Bi-Lo drops prices
Aldi profits dip in UK and Ireland as revenues surgeThe
company’s latest accounts show profits dipped by £10m despite a £1.6bn,
or 31%, surge in revenues compared to the previous year. Group turnover
for 2014 came in at £6.89bn compared to £5.27bn for the prior 12
Brookshire grocery explores sale | Brightfarms to supply Ahold
Walmart forecasts flat sales and lower profits
Dutch Aldi offers more organic fresh produceAldi
has further expanded its range of fresh organic produce and Fairtrade
products. Aldi aims to enrich the assortment in the future with more
sustainable products. The organic range at Aldi has expanded in recent
months. The customer can now choose.....
Rogier Coppens, Het Fruithuis:
"Free fruit or veg every Tuesday attracts a lot of people"
It's regularly very busy at the grocery store Het Fruithuis. "Not because we're that cheap, as we can't beat the supermarket in terms of price," says one of the owners, Rogier Coppens. "We rely on quality. We also organise offers that do very well. Customer get a free product every Tuesday and on Saturday.....
Robust H1 for Seven & i | Food Lion invests for more organics
Top Sainsbury's executive to join Asda | New major chain in Vietnam
Lidl Ireland opens store of the futureLidl has rebuilt its store in Gorey, County Wexford, into a new, larger supermarket that represents a change in store strategy for the discounter. Lidl's Gorey store has been described as a 'new concept' store. It is the first of its kind to be built in Ireland,.....
Another 8 stores go in A&P auctions | Walmart Mexico soars
Dutch Albert Heijn (Ahold) opens online store in China
UK: M&S launches nationwide food waste schemeA
scheme redistributing fresh food nearing its sell-by date at Marks
& Spencer (M&S) stores nationwide began yesterday. The retailer
is working in partnership with Neighbourly, a social network and mobile
app that connects community projects.....
Walmart changes CFO, gets new chief merchant
Tesco takes on rivals in new price war | Whole Foods opens new DC
UK: Ocado 45% more expensive than Amazon's Ocado
is 45% more expensive on average than Amazon on the chilled and frozen
products the latter began selling in the UK last week, according to
analytics firm Profitero. (retail-week.com)Walmart changes CFO, gets new chief merchant in latest.....
Developments Amazon Fresh in England and Spain
Walmart's Asda profit tops £1bn for first time
US: Stop & Shop to begin A&P conversionsStop
& Shop on Thursday said it would begin converting the 25 stores it
acquired in A&P’s bankruptcy auction, with the first five stores
planned to reopen under the Stop & Shop banner Oct. 16. Stop &
Shop’s signature fresh.....
Fruit & veg retailer to deliver direct to London workplaces
Costco's sales up 2% | Tesco apologizes
Tesco H1 results: What the analysts saidDavid Gray, retail analyst at Planet Retail:
“As expected, the numbers indicate further signs of stabilisation at
Tesco’s domestic unit, with like-for-like declines narrowing on those
reported at Q1. There were also encouraging signs on volumes at Tesco,.....
Village Super Market posts increased sales
Tesco spoiling suppliers as its own profits half
Carrefour China ramps up Easy store rolloutCarrefour
China says it expects to have 10 of its new Easy convenience stores
open in Shanghai by the end of this year. The French-headquartered
retailer opened its third easy store on Huangjincheng Rd, in the city’s
Changning District late last month......
Metro Group fundamentally modernizes logistics network Germany
The two Metro Group companies Metro Cash & Carry and Real invest in a new and fundamentally more modern and efficient logistical infrastructure. The trade company from Düsseldorf invests over ten million Euro in the German logistics network. Four modern logistics centers, a centralized flow of the.....
Rabobank: big data to shake up food retail | Famima to exit US
Gelson’s, Smart & Final bid on 36 Haggen stores
US: Gelson’s, Smart & Final Bid on 36 soon-to-be-closed Haggen storesGelson’s Markets and Smart & Final have submitted bids to purchase a total of 36 soon-to-close Haggen grocery stores, including outlets in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties, Haggen officials announced Monday......
Ahold given average recommendation of “Hold” by analysts
Hy-Vee offers new pickup and delivery service
Aldi removing ingredients from shelvesThe supermarket chain Aldi has made a huge move towards further appealing to consumers who want their food more natural. More than nine out of ten products sold at Aldi are under the supermarket chain’s exclusive brand, and the chain has come to be among thrifty.....
Walmart: Free grocery pickup service
Aeon's first-half profit likely soared 70%
Walmart Chile plans to sell shopping center chainWalmart Chile SA is looking to sell its chain of shopping centers to concentrate on its larger supermarket operations in the South American nation, the Chilean affiliate of U.S. retail giant Walmart Stores Inc said Thursday.Whole foods stop selling food.....
Kroger testing new technology
Costco will enter France next year
US bankruptcy judge overturns A&P supermarket labor agreementsA federal bankruptcy judge has recently made a number of rulings in favor of the US supermarket chain A&P. A&P is seeking to use a Chapter11 bankruptcy to rip up the contractual rights of almost 26,000 union employees, over 90 percent.....
Next generation trained in food and farming by Sainsbury's
Walmart & Whole Foods to act on produce waste
Morrisons to pay workers above the living wageMorrisons, Britain's fourth-largest supermarket chain, has become the country's latest retailer to raise its pay for store staff to a level above a compulsory "national living wage" due to be introduced by the government next year. Morrisons said on Tuesday that.....
Amazon Spain starts online grocery sales
Whole Foods cuts workforce by 1,500
AU: Convenience is king in retail warsConvenience, not quality, is proving the greatest lure for fresh
produce buyers. Despite current popular diets such as juicing, Paleo
eating, vegan cooking and avoiding gluten, Aussie consumers are largely
putting convenience and price before nutrition and quality.....
Innovation on the market with Polymer Logistics' "wood-effect crates"
Revolution in showcasing fruit and veg
According to their corporate philosophy on innovation and renewal in "retail ready packaging"¯ Polymer Logistics introduced the first "wood-effect crates" in the world. The new fruit and vegetable crates made of plastic but with a wood design revolutionize the presentation and display in the fruit and.....
UK: Sainsbury's expected to report sales slump
AU: Banks stop lending to new 7-Eleven franchisees
Aldi UK launch online salesAldi UK has said it will launch online sales next year, as the company announced record annual sales in 2014. The discount supermarket chain said it would start its online service by selling wine by the case, and then add non-food offers in the spring.Aldi said sales rose 31% to.....