Save-A-Lot for $1.37bn | Merkel calls for solution for Kaiser | Pick n Pay profit rises
Sprouts named as Pear Retailer of 2016 | Plot to poison Lidl exposed
Japan: Lawson invests in fresh produce - H1 better than anticipated Lawson
has revealed its financial results for the first half of 2016, with net
sales increasing to US$10.3bn, up 4.5% from previous year, and
operating profit dropping by 5% to US$0.38bn. The group has also been
investing in Lawson.....
Nisa: Demand for fresh produce ‘continues to soar | Auchan Russia to invest 0.5bn
'Aldi and Lidl in US to double sales growth' | Call to boycott Lidl berries
Amazon plans new DC in Irvine, CaliforniaAmazon looks to make even further strides into the realms of fresh groceries and a secured stature in e-commerce. The company is adding to its distribution capabilities with a new warehouse and distribution center in Irvine, CA. “Tenant improvements are interior.....
Spar plans to expand in Ireland | Amazon launches restaurant delivery in Orlando
Crisis talks over Kaiser's Tengelmann break down
Spar to keep growing in IrelandLeo Crawford, Chairman of Spar Ireland and CEO of BWG Group, has announced that the Group plans to increase the number of Spar outlets in Ireland over the next year. Believing 'convenience' to be high on the agenda for Irish consumers, he explained that the retailer's focus,.....
Amazon Fresh launched in North Texas | UK shoppers told to expect price rises
Lidl says to eye Texas | Wegmans extends veggie kit offerings
UK: "Marks & Spencer could lose nearly a quarter of its value" - The
charts say Marks & Spencer could lose nearly a quarter of its
value. It is down 30% in the year to date and, according to chartist Zak
Mir, there is a certain sinking feeling for Marks & Spencer. The
Migros promises: "all our bananas will be sustainable"
At the end of 2017 all bananas in the Migros will be sustainably cultivated. Therefore Migros has adjusted its standards for the conventional range of bananas. The new “Generation M promise” includes all Migros bananas, regardless of their price.Photo: MigrosBananas, perfectly packed in their peel, healthy.....
Amazon eyes building stores to sell fresh | Walmart makes big strides in fresh
Morrisons takes action to improve supplier relations
Sainsbury’s to integrate Argos into nearly all UK supermarkets - Sainsbury will open Argos branches or collection points inside almost all of its stores, as the U.K. grocer detailed how it plans to integrate the catalog retailer it acquired last month. “Over time, we envisage that there won’t be a single.....
UK retailers fret about soaring prices as Brexit weakens pound
Lidl UK COO steps down | Spanish Lidl to invest €90m
US: NGA Show to move to bigger venue in San Diego in 2019 -In
response to growing exhibitor and attendee numbers, NGA announced it
would move its annual show to San Diego beginning in 2019. “We are very
enthusiastic about the future of The NGA Show as well as the independent
supermarket industry, and.....
EU e-grocery lags behind Asia | Spanish e-grocery grows by two thirds |
"Ahold ideal partner for Esselunga" | Spar debuts in Albania
Analyst: Kroger-Whole Foods rumour doesn't pass smell testMarket speculation about Kroger acquiring rival Whole Foods Markets, sent stock in both companies rising on Thursday, but an analyst told SN Friday such a deal seemed farfetched. "Why would Kroger want it?" Joe Feldman, an analyst with Telsey.....
Just a snack or exactly the amount you want
HL - Display in Australia, spices up the trade with a new concept: unpacked freshness. The concept is based on the HL-Scoop Bins 12.5 L and the HL cross-carrier system, so the new elements can easily be placed in an already existing system.Photo: HL-DisplayThis approach to the produce, with the expandable.....
German retailers to drop legal challenge to Tengelmann takeover
Supermarkets Portugual invest in out of season fruit & veg
US: Village ekes out 4Q comp gain, earnings up - Village Super Market on Thursday reported a slim increase in same-store sales for its fiscal fourth quarter, while expense reductions drove a 13% increase in adjusted earnings. The Springfield, N.J.-based operator of 29 ShopRite stores in New Jersey,.....
S Group's organic fresh produce sales surge | Sale of Esselunga scrapped for now
Walmart almost doubles stake in JD.com | Tesco strong in Thailand
Amazon joins price war with 50% off fresh fruit and veg -Amazon is offering to pay half your food bill this week, as it continues to campaign for its new grocery service - Amazon Fresh - but only for customers in London. The retail giant, which has launched an 'Autumn Food Festival' is giving consumers 50%.....
Ahold Delhaize makes management change | Shoppers Food to sell 'Misfits'
Aeon debuts in Myanmar, sourcing fresh food locally
Fresh produce sales up in Dutch supermarketsTotal supermarket sales rose to €35bn in 2015, an increase of 4.6% compared to 2014. Calculated over 52 weeks, the growth was 2.5%. One segment that clearly stands out is fresh produce, with a 7.6% increase in sales over 2015. The total sales for this segment.....
Carrefour readies for May IPO of Brazil unit | Irish Aldi suppliers awarded
Giant Eagle to consolidate supply chain to single platform
US: 6 Winn-Dixie stores to become HarveysSoutheastern
Grocers received 26 sign permits Friday for the six stores it intends
to convert from its Winn-Dixie banner to Harveys. However, “Harveys” is
not on any of the permits issued to date, although the
Jacksonville-based company applied last week for.....
Tesco faces £150m legal claim; declines to comment | Kantar: Sainsbury’s is stabilising
Fruit sales boost Nisa's performance | Costco set for record AU sales
The inside word on Lidl’s plans for Australia -The
New Daily has obtained a never-before-published report that provides an
insider view of Lidl’s plans for an Australian invasion. A source, who
asked not to be named, provided The New Daily this week with analysis by
Brittain Ladd, a former Deloitte.....
Woolworths considers $1bn fuel station sale | Marks & Spencer to supply airline
Japanese department store to deliver fresh produce
"Coles to get self-serve checkouts that recognise fruit" -Coles
is understood to be introducing new technology to reduce its estimated
annual $1.1bn theft debt by reducing stealing at self-serve checkouts.
Retail sources have told news.com.au that Coles is looking at machine
scanners that can more.....
Sprouts confirms Florida, NC expansion | US Aldi DC rewarded
Global e-grocery market grown 15% to $48bn | Raley's offers free fruit
Discount supermarkets in Italy surpass 5,000 mark -The
number of discount stores in Italy reached 5,065 in July, up 165 from a
year earlier, according to data from Nielsen, as reported by daily Il
Sole 24 Ore. The Puglia region boasts the highest number of discount
outlets (30%), followed by.....
Walmart to raise supplier requirements | IGA partners with Digital Foodie
Sainsbury sales weaken | Amazon partners with Spanish grocer
Russian Magnit announces reviewed 1H 2016 report
Magnit has announced its reviewed first half 2016 results in accordance
with IFRS. The Company, as of June 2016, has expanded its total store
base to 12,888 stores (9,902 convenience stores, 228 hypermarkets, 170
“Magnit Family” stores and 2,588.....
Sainsbury's takes on Amazon | FreshDirect makes biggest investment ever
'Amazon Fresh would disrupt AU market' | Aldi keeps cutting prices
India: Walmart explores partnership with Flipkart to take on AmazonThe
world's biggest retailer Walmart Stores is exploring an equity
partnership with Flipkart to take on common rival Amazon in India, two
persons directly aware of the development said. The companies are
engaged in early talks and a.....
HelloFresh doubles turnover | New Edeka e-center provides more fruit/veg
Lidl 'prepares for Australia' | Aldi UK invests 300m, focusing on fresh
UK: The Co-operative sees food sales rise -UK group The Co-operative has seen like-for-like sales at its Food operation rise by 3.1%. The group announced the figures as part of its half year results for the 26 weeks to 2 July. It said that its core convenience business 'grew ahead of market after investment.....
Fresh boost sales Eroski | EU grocers secretly do business in Crimea
Costco top in organic sales | Samsung to deliver grocery
US: IGA to launch online shoppingIGA
on Thursday announced the launch of an online sales site it described
as "on a par with the national chains." The service which will be marketed
to shoppers as IGA GO, provides what the company called an e-commerce
solution that meets shoppers' need for a.....
Albertsons to expand e-commerce | Morrisons lowers food price for students
7-Eleven to more than double US footprint
French grocers report double-digit growth in organic sales - Organic
food sales in France are set to rise by 20% in 2016, the fastest pace
in seven years, as farmers and retailers expand in the segment, an
organic food group said on Wednesday. Some 200 new specialist organic
stores opened in the.....
UK’s first food waste supermarket opens | Lidl UK boss sheds light on priorities
Co-op to improve treatment of fresh produce suppliers
Poland suspends retail tax for foreign grocersThe Polish government is suspending its newly introduced retail tax, the country’s finance minister, Pawel Szalamacha, advised on September 20. Under the law, which only came into effect on September 1st this year, retailers in Poland would pay 0.8% on monthly.....
UK sales grow with Tesco doing best in years | Wal-Mart completes acquisition
Alibaba now Asia’s richest | Edeka has 'Plan B' for takeover
Denmark plans two more food waste supermarkets -The charity behind the world’s first food waste supermarket has said that it is planning to open two more. Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, which opened the first food waste supermarket in Copenhagen in February, said that it is planning to open another in Copenhagen.....
ex-CEO Aldi explains how to fight Aldi/Lidl | Online grocery failing, except Amazon
Sources: Lild to open 150 stores in US | Sobeys eyes discount option
Online grocery is failing, except for Amazon -The
TABS Analytics Fourth Annual Food and Beverage Study found, once again, that online grocery shopping continues to be weak, with just 4.5% of
consumers regularly purchasing food and beverages online, compared to 78
percent of consumers regularly.....
Waitrose to invest in food-to-go | Produce for Kids teams up with Publix
Food Lion to sell specially marked bagged apples
Germany: Rewe's new private label range includes freshly cut fruit - The new brand is called 'Rewe to go' and is a healthy range aimed at customers who are looking for convenient snacks and meals. The range includes breakfast cereals, fruit smoothies, freshly cut fruit, salads and pre-cooked full meals......
Coles offers 10% off on fruit | Morrisons, Waitrose post mixed results
Google makes "hard decision" on selling fresh fruit and vegetables
Target think small is best for store expansion -Target
Corp. CEO Brian Cornell sees the chain eventually opening hundreds of
smaller “flex-format” stores, he told reporters Wednesday prior to the
company’s fall national meeting at its Minneapolis headquarters,
Bloomberg reported. Target has opened 23.....
'Ocado to benefit from rival Amazon' | Coles and Woolworths farm watch
Ahold-Delhaize criticized for squeezing suppliers
Alibaba group and Austrade to boost exports to China -Alibaba’s
local operation Alibaba (Australia) Company signed a strategic
collaboration agreement with Austrade that expands the variety of
Australian products sold to some of Alibaba’s hundreds of millions of
Chinese consumers through Alibaba’s.....
Ocado shares drop as CEO is pessimistic about near future
Aldi launches new strategy to improve its fresh produce
Lidl Bulgaria to open another seven storesLidl
Bulgaria has opened its 11th supermarket in the capital Sofia. "The opening
of this store confirms our long-term investment commitment and business
development in the country. [..] By the end of the year, a further two
stores will be opened, and in.....
Tesco ex-bosses to face 10 yrs jail if guilty | Kroger lowers expectations
Morrisons-Amazon tie-up intensifies | UK Lidl boss leaves
Mercadona seeking out fresh produce analysts - Mercadona is on the hunt for fresh produce analysts, ahead of its forthcoming entry into Portugal, which is scheduled for 2019. As reported by eleconomista.es, Mercadona has commenced a selection process to hire 30 fresh food analysts. All of them will receive.....
All Giant stores to give away bananas and citrus | London's Amazon Fresh to expand
Metcash sends letter to suppliers about shelf life of fresh produce
Monoprix gives free fruit to children - Ladepeche.fr reports that Monoprix is promoting “healthy eating” by handing out free fruit to children in over 250 of their shops. From the 8th September, all children accompanied by an adult will be given a fruit to eat while in the shop. This initiative will go on.....
Carrefour Italy reports growth | 'Asda fails to rise above discounters'
Delhaize to grow their own veg | Sprouts lowers expectations
No plan to ditch Saltire says Sainsbury’s after blueberry confusion - Sainsbury
has said it has no plans to remove the Saltire from Scottish produce
after berries in a Broughty Ferry store were labelled with a Union Jack.
Last month Tesco provoked a storm of fury on social media after it
Asda's sales slip below £23bn | UK Amazon Fresh followed by Amazon Restaurant
Aldi appears to lose enthusiasm | "Walmart's Asda to cut prices too"
Alibaba Australian fresh produce offer to expand significantly - Under
the agreement, Alibaba will introduce an annual “Australian Fresh Food
Week” sales promotion and education event on Tmall Fresh, Tmall’s fresh
food channel, advancing the interests of Australian companies that
export fruit and.....
Metro confirms plan to split | Sainsbury's to open 30 new in-store Argos outlets
More than 500 M&S head office roles to be scrapped
M&S Plans to scrap 525 head office roles in savings driveMarks & Spencer Group Plc plans to scrap about 525 head office jobs as the retailer embarks on its biggest round of job cutting in seven years. The changes should reduce domestic costs by about 1%, or 30m pounds ($40m), a year, the London-based.....
Sainsbury's completes acquisition | Marinopoulos agrees restructuring plan
Morrisons to slash fruit and veg prices again
Albert Heijn collaborates with Shell in Germany -Albert
Heijn has added two ‘To Go’ stores on Shell forecourts in Germany, in
Straelen and in Dusseldorf. The addition of the two stores on Shell
forecourts means that Albert Heijn now operates eight stores in Germany. (igd.com)Sunrype to supply Alibaba.....
Walmart cuts 7000 jobs | Meijer rolls out grocery delivery in Michigan
Merger creates Japan's 2nd biggest c-store chain | Safeway cuts prices
Whole Foods to raise money to get better access to fresh fruit for kidsWith
its 2016 Growing Healthy Kids campaign, Whole Kids Foundation aims to
raise $4m to fund programs that give schoolchildren in the U.S., Canada
and the U.K. better access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Throughout
Food Lion, Instacart expand partnership | Investigation Tesco CFO closed
UK grocery watchdog might help growers | Costco sales rise
Supermarkets agree that customers have appetite for wonky veg - A new study has found that 89% of UK supermarket managers think their customers would have no problem buying ‘wonky veg’. The research was performed by predictive analytics company Blue Yonder, which questioned 152 supermarket managers in.....
HappyFresh realigns in Asia | Sklavenitis to take ownership of Marinopoulos
Aldi to open doors to UK farmers | Auchan: "encouraging" first half
Irish grocery market expands 3.5% with growth in sales of fruit and veg -The latest supermarket share figures show total grocery market sales up 3.5% on last year. Meanwhile discounter Lidl’s share of the market has reached an all-time high, with the retailer now capturing 11.9% of grocery sales in.....
Walmart India to source local | Trader Joe's and Pirate Joe's back to court
Sainsbury's to offer free fruit samples | Couche-Tard expands in US
US: Big Lots profit tops street; raises forecast - Big
Lots Inc. isn’t letting soft sales in the second quarter dampen its
outlook. Instead, the retailer raised its profit forecast for the year.
The discounter on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of
$22.7m, which surpassed analysts’.....
Wal-Mart recalls fresh veg in 9 states | Countdown unveils $500m expansion
Biggest rise in fresh produce sales at Poundland, B&M, 99p Stores
AU: David Jones sells apples for $2.50 each -A photo
circulating on the internet, said to be from David Jones food hall shows
apples for $2.50 each. The image of Royal Gala apples was thought to have
been taken in Melbourne. It was posted to Reddit where users were
shocked at the price. Please, click.....