Morrisons beats forecasts | S Group cuts vegetable prices
Budget fruit pushes sales for Aldi | Trump speaks with Alibaba
US: SpartanNash completes acquisition of Caito Foods - SpartanNash announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Caito Foods Service (“Caito”). Under the terms of the agreement, SpartanNash acquired Caito’s produce distribution business, fresh cut fruits and.....
French supermarket apologizes for wrongly labelling Israeli fruit
Amazon meets new milestone: one-millionth free banana
Dubai: Carrefour gets new and large DC - Retail
conglomerate, Majid Al Futtaim, announced that it will open a new
distribution centre at the National Industries Park (NIP) in Dubai. The
centre, once operational, will be the largest and most advanced
distribution hub of its kind for Carrefour in the.....
Morrisons to cut prices of avocados and more | Yiguo Group invests into Lianhua
Salad producer signs deal with Tesco | Alibaba & Maersk link up
Bernstein: Sainsbury's, Ahold Delhaize and Tesco likely to perform strongly in 2017Analysts
Bernstein Research have identified three retail stocks for investors to
focus on in the coming year; citing Sainsbury's, Ahold Delhaize and
Tesco as 'ones to watch'. Bernstein said that 2017 is likely to see.....
Natural Grocers predicts Top 10 nutrition trends for 2017
Sino Grandness to sell through WeChat Food
Ahold Delhaize's Retail Business Services, LLC, appoints new PresidentAhold Delhaize’s Retail Business Services, LLC, has appointed a new President; Roger Wheeler will take the helm of the new company—an independent Ahold Delhaize company that provides support services to Ahold USA and Delhaize America local.....
Lidl's first wave of US stores
Dutch retailer Jumbo reports strong growth in 2016Dutch retailer Jumbo has reported a 7% increase in revenue during 2016, to €6.68 billion, mainly due to sales growth in existing stores. The company also reported organic growth of 4% for 2016. Company-owned restaurant chain La Place, acquired at the start of.....
7-Eleven becomes first retailer to employ drone delivery
Morrisons grocery price war, slashing cost of 800 products
Morrisons grocery price war, slashing cost of 800 productsMorrisons has kicked started a fresh supermarket price war by slashing the price of hundreds of “everyday” household items in a bid to win customers. It has cut the cost of 800 products including potatoes, meat, fish fingers and avocados. The.....
Woolworths sells petrol chain | Co-op to open 100 new stores in 2017
ShopRite launches organic label | Lidl targets Annapolis for US expansion
Lidl beats Aldi in discounter turnover battleGerman
supermarket chain Lidl expects to generate a €70bn turnover in its
current fiscal year, which ends in February 2017. Discount chain Aldi's
turnover is not revealed publicly, but is estimated to be about €65bn:
slightly below Lidl's turnover, with.....
Supermarket online sales are strong
Musgrave ties up with Alibaba to export SuperValu products to China
Auchan Italy to pump €50 million into SardiniaAuchan
Italy has planned a €200 million revamp, beginning in Sardinia, where
it will invest €50 million in four stores over a period of approximately
three years, Il Sole 24 Ore has reported.Lidl to build new UK headquartersLidl UK has been granted.....
Lidl's pledge on veg gives Brussels sprouts farmer confidence to keep on growing
Auchan Holding receives 2016 FAS Grand Prix
Agrokor stores make ‘Must-Visit’ List: IGDIGD has included a
Konzum store and a Mercator outlet on its list of ‘stores to visit in
2017’, with Croatia's Agrokor Group, which operates both banners, saying
that both stores can ‘set an example and become leaders in the advanced
Finnish supermarket dedicated to local products
What do supermarkets, builder’s merchants and car dealerships have in common? Absolutely nothing, yet these three branches are united in the Finnish company K-Group or Kesko, a company with sales amounting to 8.6 billion euro and 20,000 employees in 2015. And just over half of those sales are pocketed via.....
Consumers spread cost of Christmas food, Sainsbury’s reports
Retailer shares secrets of sustainabilityEmbracing green energy, cutting waste and a having big heart are the secrets of sustainability, according to the Co Armagh shopkeeper named the UK's most sustainable independent retailer. It's the second year running that Emerson's Supermarket has been given the.....
Waitrose launches mini edible Christmas trees
Asda festive vegetables on sale for 20p a pack
Lidl shows commitment to UK post-Brexit by announcing the creation of 5,000 jobsBUDGET
supermarket chain Lidl is to create 5,000 jobs in London and invest
£70m in a new UK headquarters in the capital as it reaffirms its
commitment to post-Brexit Britain. The German chain said the jobs are
part of its.....
Could Brussels sprouts help Asda win festive retail war?
Lidl trials Express formula with smaller product range
Eroski Sells 786 Tonnes In 'Ugly' Produce CampaignSpanish retailer Eroski has sold more than 786 tonnes of imperfect fruits and vegetables in its campaign to promote the consumption of 'ugly' produce, the company announced. Ugly produce are items which don't fulfil appearance standards, but that have the.....
Singapore retail sales almost back on track
Mercadona introduces new efficient store model
Steinhoff and Shoprite down on takeover talksThe share prices of Steinhoff and Shoprite plunged on Wednesday following the announcement that the retail conglomerates were discussing a potential merger of their African retail interests to create a "retail champion" on the continent. Both stocks fell more than.....
Metro Group reaches profit forecast
Kroger could haul in huge gains with Trump tax cut
Meijer Outlines Plan for New Superstores in Ohio by 2020In a new bid for growth in Northeast Ohio, Meijer has revealed plans to build five new superstores. By 2020, the chain plans to add new locations in Lorain County, Avon, Bainbridge, Mentor, and Stow. "Lorain looks like a perfect location as part of our.....
Rewe Group appoints new CEO
UK grocery market growth steady as deflation slows
Traditional supermarkets beating Amazon in online groceriesWhile online-only retailers like Amazon and Fresh Direct are pushing hard to win Americans over to Web-based grocery shopping, a new study shows that conventional supermarkets are doing a better job. The research is from Brick Meets Click, and.....
Whole Foods being dropped from Nasdaq-100 index
Amazon denies plans for its own supermarket chain
Amazon denies plans for its own supermarket chainThe rumours surfaced when it became clear that Amazon was trialing a supermarket without cash registers. Amazon's spokesperson Pia Arthur stated in a press release today that those rumours are completely unfounded. "It is absolutely not correct. We have no.....
Study: almost 50% in the UK plan to buy Christmas groceries at Aldi/Lidl
New system for replenishment of fresh produce for grocers
Aussies slow to embrace online grocery shoppingAustralians
have been slow to embrace online grocery shopping, with the vast
majority still preferring their weekly trip to the supermarket,
according to newly published research. New research from Roy Morgan
shows that in the 12 months of the 2014-15.....
Czech Lidl to offer more fresh food | Sonae MC opens 1st healthy supermarket
Morrisons trials to offer fresh fruit at Texaco
Carrefour Spain offers Apple Pay serviceCarrefour has become the first distribution company in Spain to offer its customers the Apple Pay service with its own credit card. The application allows Carrefour's customers to make easy and secure mobile payments with their iPhone and Apple Watch......
Whole Foods predicts purple veg surge | Rewe names new CEO
Woolworths wins claim over suppliers | Ocado's growth dips
Amazon: No, we're not opening 2,000 stores - Two
days after The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon plans to open
"more than 2,000 brick-and-mortar grocery stores under its name," the
company knocked down the idea as false. "It's absolutely not correct,"
Amazon spokeswoman Pia Arthur said in an.....
Nisa launches fresh produce promotion for Christmas
Ahold Delhaize to invest in own brands; eyes a doubling of sales
NZ: Foodstuffs invests $80m in new storesNew
Zealand's biggest supermarket chain has spent more than $80m expanding
in the last four months, opening four new stores. Lindsay Rowles,
general manager of property development for Foodstuffs North Island,
said the stores were New World Papakura, New.....
Asian grocery boom predicted by IGD | Supervalu completes sale Save-A-Lot
Amazon unleashes plan that will revolutionize supermarkets
Dixy's share of Russian veg increases - As part of its program of developing active cooperation with local enterprises, DIXY has increased the share of Russian vegetables and fruit in its turnover. Compared to last year, the share of local cucumbers increased by half, reaching 89%, the share of tomatoes was.....
BigBasket's organic produce grows 35% | Irish Aldi invests $100m in new stores
'Walmart's new concept may be major threat to Amazon/Kroger
German supermarkets Edeka, Rewe agree to take over rival Kaiser's Germany's
largest supermarket group Edeka and rival Rewe, on Friday, agreed a deal
to take over the loss-making Kaiser's chain, potentially ending years of
uncertainty over the future of the group. The two companies will send a
Lidl UK invests £70m in new DC | UK grocers sell £1bn less on promotions in 2016
Kroger struggles with high food prices | Save Mart gets new CEO
Italy’s Selex posts 4% growth in 2016Italy’s third largest retail group Selex has reported a 2016 turnover of €10.4bn, up 4% on the previous year, while its market share has risen to 11.7%. For 2017, the forecast is of a further growth of 4.2%, taking the turnover to €10.8bn, against the market trend. Over.....
Wegmans reduces prices on healthy products | Tops wins watermelon display contes
ShopRite starts fruit program for kids
Czech prime minister intervenes in dispute over wages at Ahold - Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has raised eyebrows by entering into a dispute over wages between trade unions and the Dutch retailer Ahold which owns the Albert supermarket chain in the Czech Republic. The prime minister took the unusual.....
'Machine learning can help grocers to stock just enough fresh produce'
Albertsons in serious talks to buy major grocer
Spar Austria enters into new local supplier agreement - A family business, Schneider's Gemüseland, in Groß-Enzersdorf, Lower Austria, is the new SPAR Own Brand Partner for frozen vegetables from the plains of Marchfeld. Vegetables from the Marchfeld region are now available as SPAR Premium Brand and will.....
Ex-Tesco boss discharged | Lenta doubles selling space ahead of schedule
Lidl Spain starts restaurant business | Polish Carrefour eyes organic
Spar International to open 300 stores in Thailand by 2020 -SPAR
International has formally launched in Thailand in partnership with the Bangchak Retail Company Limited (BCR). The €74m (US$78m) investment will
see up to 300 new stores across the country in the next five years.
During 2016, BCR plans to.....
ICA Gruppen in talks with IKI | Kaufland to support Romanian farms
Metcash hurt by discounters | Sainsbury's asks for help from farms
Japan: Vegetable delivery services see jump in demand - Vegetable
delivery services are increasingly drawing attention in Japan as
unfavorable weather causes prices to rise. Vegetables handled by
delivery firms are somewhat expensive because they are procured at
preset prices from farmers. But sales.....
Co-op sets 80% recyclable packaging target | Lenta is rated best by suppliers
Woolworths sets up unit to specifically rival Amazon Fresh
India: Demonetisation powers online food delivery - While
demonetisation and the sudden rupee note cancellation may have led to a
decline in sales of e-commerce firms due to the slowdown in
cash-on-delivery orders, it has seen a rise in sales for companies which
are into the online food delivery.....
Lidl flies the flag for Scottish suppliers | Swedish online food sees breakthrough
Woolworths says it miscalculated impact of Aldi
Singapore: NTUC FairPrice and Esso new stores to offer wide variety of fresh NTUC FairPrice, the leading multi-format retailer in Singapore, has launched a revamped convenience store format for Esso petrol service stations that features a new ready-to-eat range and lockers for parcel collection. The new.....
Future of Kaiser's Tengelmann now safe | AU online grocer to fight Coles, Woolworths
Weak pound means higher banana prices in Aldi & Lidl
Germany: Future of Kaiser's Tengelmann seems to be assuredThe future of the shops of the German supermarket chain Kaiser's Tengelmann seems to be assured. Edeka takes affiliates later this year, and will then transfer a significant portion of competitor Rewe. The news was reported by DPA news agency on.....
Morrisons revives Safeway brand | Storms drown Booth’s profits
Aldi to get physical stores in China | Co-op to double local suppliers
US/Texas: Randalls begins home grocery delivery -Randalls
has launched at-home grocery delivery in the Houston and Austin areas.
The online-and-app-based delivery service begins Thursday and uses a
fleet of 25 new temperature-controlled trucks, according to the company.
"We're very excited to bring.....
Alibaba buys into supermarket | Waitrose to lead research on fresh food security
Indian top e-tailer eyes groceries | Walmart to track fresh produce
Spar Group exits Zimbabwe -The
Spar Group left its distribution business in Zimbabwe last week and
said it would now focus on cost containment and an increase in its own
branded products. The company said the move was sparked by Zimbabwe’s
worsening economic situation. Spar Zimbabwe said on Friday.....