'Forget Tesco, suppliers are the real victims in price war'
Southern California to get 10 more Aldi stores
Revealed: Supermarkets who back British fruit/veg farmers -An
online shopping guide reveals the retailers who back British farmers –
and those who don’t. When it came to selling seasonal British fruit and
vegetables, Aldi reported selling 16 lines, including potatoes, carrots,
German BOGK finds Edeka takeover of Tengelmann problematic
During a conversation with Jana Schimke (German politician for the CDU in the constituency of Dahme-Spreewald) Christoph Freitag, the director of BOGK, had the opportunity to discuss the planned take-over of the Tengelmann supermarkets by Edeka. The German Minister of Economic Affairs Gabriel approved this.....
The Co-op Food store sales deliver £250m profit
Costco to cooperate with organic farmers to fulfil strong demand
Fruit popular in digital supermarket in the Netherlands -Fruit
is the top-selling category in the online sales of supermarkets. In
second place are the vegetables, according to figures from market
research company GfK. This is a logical consequence of the steady growth
of webshops. Apart from.....
Waitrose boss vows to expand despite discounters
Walmart left behind as world's largest retailer by Alibaba
US: H-E-B apple products recalled for possible listeria contaminationFresh
from Texas of San Antonio is recalling multiple products containing
sliced red apples because they may be contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes bacteria. The product was sold by H-E-B stores in Texas.
No illnesses have.....
Kroger to invest $180M in Michigan | Sobeys cuts prices of 8500 items
Global retailers given unlimited access to India
UK: Nisa unveils wholesale fresh produce initiative -Nisa
Retail has introduced a new wholesale fresh produce service, giving
members the opportunity to purchase loose produce in larger quantities
and offering improved cost efficiency and profit margins. Launched on 7
March, Nisa said the.....
Award ceremony in Berlin
Fairtrade Awards 2016 for Lidl and Rewe
For the fifth time the Fairtrade Awards for special commitments to fair trade were awarded in Berlin. No small feat for the jurors who had to choose winners in the producers, traders and organizations categories out of many candidates.“All nominees have committed themselves in an outstanding way to fair.....
Albertsons launches new private label | Lidl spends £78M on adds
Tesco sales decline slows - Sainsbury outperforms "Big Four"
New Food policy allows Walmart to finally grow in India -Prime
Minister Narendra Modi, long an opponent of global retail giants, is
finally giving them an opening in India. Modi’s government is finalizing
details of a policy to allow 100% foreign investment in marketing of
food made in India......
Lidl Poland devoted to selling domestic produce
Deal suggests Ocado entering US | Kroger invests in organic chain
Aldi opens its largest UK site with new DC -Aldi
has officially opened its new state-of-the-art regional distribution
centre at the Logistics North site in Over Hulton (Greater Manchester).
The German supermarket giant has created its biggest facility in the UK.
The new hub — which replaces Aldi’s.....
Tesco looks to offload restaurants | Carrefour to expand in Poland
Sainsbury's wins battle to buy Argos | Booker boosted by Budgens
Dia Portugal seeks to mitigate competition concernsDia
Portugal has proposed a set of commitments to address concerns raised
by Competition Authority (AdC), which began proceedings against the
company in April 2014, in regards to how it deals with franchisees and
resale prices. The proposed.....
Irish Lidl outspends rivals on advertising
Russian retailer Auchan considering Syrian fruit, veg
EngroTuš named top promoter of Slovenian food products -EngroTuš has been named the top promoter of Slovenian products among the country’s main food retailers in a study commissioned by Slovenia’s food-chain ombudsman. Some 58.8% of EngroTuš's advertising was dedicated to Slovenian products......
Asda to be biggest influence on UK food retail: credit suisse
Metro to spin off grocery chains | Haggen/Albertsons sale approved
Canada: Tops sales slow, losses increase in 4Q -Low
inflation, a weak Canadian dollar and unseasonably warm weather slowed
comparable store sales growth in the fourth quarter and fiscal year
ended Jan. 2, parent Tops Holding II said in a release. And while sales
margins increased, higher expenses led.....
Woolworths get new private label | Instacart expands in S. California
Kroger considered joint venture for Fresh Market
Sobeys expands Instabuggy partnershipToronto,
Instabuggy and Sobeys are now extending their relationship to the
Ottawa area. The Canadian Grocer reports that that Instabuggy is
extending its partnership with Sobeys to the Ottawa area, with the
service being made available at FreshCo and Sobeys Urban.....
Big UK grocers pursued to stop quartely reporting
Aldi UK to change pesticide policy for fruit/veg
US: Instacart lays off all Minneapolis drivers - Instacart, the San Francisco-based grocery delivery service, has let go of all its drivers in the Minneapolis area just six months after entering the region. “Given the market’s size and geographic layout, we’ve found it difficult to efficiently provide.....
Tesco criticised for fake British fruit and veg products
Publix hopes to 'aggressively' expand in Virginia
Canadian grocers confident in safety of GMO produce -The
organization that represents Canada’s major grocery chains says it has
full confidence in selling genetically engineered foods such as the
Innate potato and Arctic apple that have been approved by Health Canada
and the Canadian Food.....
Giant-Landover debuts BrightFarms produce
Target giving away fruit to kids | Weis highlights local suppliers
US: Kroger names executives for Roundy's, Mariano's divisionsThe
company announced that Michael Marx, currently vice president of people
operations for Kroger, has been promoted to serve as president of
Roundy's Supermarkets, Wisconsin, effective April 1. The company also
announced the promotion of.....
Casino sources: $6.2bn Big C buy approved by 99,99% of voters
83 Ahold-Delhaize US stores for sale | Alibaba to double by 2020
Russia: Metro supermarket doesn’t sell fruit,veg with pestsRosselkhoznadzor previously identified insects and weeds in products belonging to the retail chain Metro, reports ria.ru. 27 batches of products were investigated including herbs, spices, fruits, dried fruits and vegetables. Rosselkhoznadzor took the.....
Amazon in 2019's top 10 grocery store | Amazon’s UK boss departs
Ahold says to focus on growth in US | Wholefoods to help growers
Sainsbury bids $2bn for Argos as steinhoff picks darty - J
Sainsbury Plc proceeded with its takeover bid for Home Retail Group Plc
after a South African rival that threw in a competing proposal dropped
out of the race. The U.K. grocer offered about 1.4bn pounds ($2bn) in
cash and stock for the owner.....
Co-op could not have enough fresh fruit and veg next week
Whole Foods plans new DC | Smart & Final to expand beyond the West
Germany allows supermarket deal on condition no jobs are lost -Germany's Economy Minister overturned a decision by the competition watchdog and approved a deal for Edeka, the country's biggest supermarket group, to buy grocery chain Kaiser's, on condition that jobs are not lost. Economy Minister Sigmar.....
Woolworths stretches supplier payments | Asda to cut 750 jobs
US online grocery doubles | Whole Foods seeks local suppliers
FR: Carrefour expands its Bio formula, selling fruit and veg in paper bags - The
very first Carrefour Bio opened its doors three years ago in Paris,
paving the way for another 4 Bio stores. By the end of the year, the
French supermarket chain aims to have 10 Bio stores, with a larger
“German ministers plan economically unsound”
The merger of Kaiser's Tengelmann and the Edeka Group drags on. Until now it was unclear what would happen with the logistic warehouses after the merger. The ministerial authorization of the Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) grants the decommissioning of logistics centers (3 percent of the.....
Walmart a UK laggard as Asda misses supermarket bounce
Ocado assumes to renew Morrisons deal | Grocers cheaper in Texas
America’s best supermarkets according to FOX NEWS - This
year, Fox News asked once again that its readers to rank the best
supermarkets in America, and many votes later, it has compiled a list of
the top stores in the country: 1. Trader Joe's2. Publix3. Stew Leonard's4. Whole Foods Market5. Wegmans6......
Sales Amazon's rival Ocado jump | Sainsbury's sales finally rise again
Fresh Market taken over by Apollo | Ahold-Delhaize merger approved
Albertsons will retain Haggen name on 15 storesAlbertsons
plans to operate 15 of the 29 Haggen stores it has agreed to acquire as
a separate business unit under the Haggen banner, the company said
Monday. Of the 14 other stores Albertsons plans to acquire, all are
former Albertsons locations that.....
First Israeli supermarket chain enters US | Auchan reports solid year
Tesco gets 'wonky' produce range and applies zero food waste policy
US: Haggen agrees to sell 29 stores to AlbertsonsHaggen
Food & Pharmacy announced Friday evening that it has accepted a bid
from Albertsons to acquire 29 of its "core" stores — including the Lake
Oswego location on Boones Ferry Road and another in Tigard — and has
now canceled an auction.....
Ahold/Delhaize need to sell US stores | Sobeys lowers prices of fresh
Instacart and Whole Foods promise to offer largest range of fresh
CA: Target continues to focus on improving fresh produceTarget
Corp. is focused on getting its food business in balance with
opportunities for growth, said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO. In 2016,
the company will continue to focus on showcasing more organic products
and improving the freshness of.....
Aldi US to strengthen leadership | Carrefour profit down 22%
Walmart details new focus on fresh produce | Morrisons' profit hurt
UK supermarket Morrisons' profit hurt by price war - Morrisons,
Britain's fourth biggest grocer, reported an expected fall in annual
profit on Thursday, as the industry's brutal price war took its toll.
The Bradford, northern England, based group, which trails market leader
Tesco, Sainsbury's and.....
Ahold/Delhaize drop merger bonus for CEO's | Casino pushed to loss by Brazil
Publix and H-E-B best for customers | Rewe to expand C-stores
Ahold, Delhaize, drop merger bonus for chief executivesSupermarket groups Ahold and Delhaize have dropped plans to give their chief executives a substantial bonus if shareholders vote in favour of a merger between the two companies at the March 14 AGM. The Dutch market leader said in a statement it ‘did.....
Tesco dampening pace of sales declines | Seven & I to close supermarkets
Lidl and Aldi accused of ‘gross hypocrisy’ regarding vegetables
Japan's Seven & I to close 20 supermarkets -Japan's
Seven & I Holdings Co said it would shut 20 Ito-Yokado stores in
the year through next February, as part of a restructuring of the
underperforming supermarket chain. Seven & I, which also runs the
more successful 7-Eleven convenience.....
Kroger tests green supermarket | Sainsbury might discontinue bid
Whole Foods sees potential in wonky fruit and veg
Italian co-op deal bears new fruitTwo Italian co-operatives have signed a partnership agreement to increase their market reach. Apofruit Italia, one of Italy’s largest fresh produce businesses, will work with Bio Meran co-operative, an organic fruit supplier, to reduce supply chain costs and develop new.....
Mercadona to expand as sales rise | Morrisons back in FTSE
'Costco to sell more organics' | Sales Kroger disappoint
Spanish retailer Mercadona to open more stores as sales riseFamily-owned Spanish discount food retailer Mercadona, one of the country's biggest employers, said on Thursday it would open more stores this year after profits rose 12% in 2015 to €611m. The company has been opening stores at a rate of around 60.....
Up to 1,000 petrol stations will be converted
Aral and REWE start a long-term cooperation
From pilot to partnership: only two years after the start of the pilot of the REWE ToGo-Shop concept in ten Aral petrol stations, REWE and Aral signed a long-term cooperation agreement. The key point of the agreement is the introduction of the innovative REWE ToGo format at about 1000 Aral petrol stations in.....
Meijer expands for $400M | Loblaw to sell more ugly produce
Ahold and Delhaize profit up | Costco profit down
UK grocery prices continue to fallGrocery prices in the UK have fallen to their lowest level in more than a year, according to research conducted by MySupermarket.co.uk. The mySupermarket Groceries Tracker monitors the cost of a basket of 35 grocery products on a monthly basis, and in February the basket.....
Norway Masters of Fruits and Vegetables Awards Presented
On Thursday 25 February 2016, the Political Adviser at the Ministry of Agriculture, Julia S.M.B. Nordtug, announced the winners of the NM (Norway Masters) in fruit and vegetables in 2015, one of which was Rema 1000 Borg, in Sarpsborg.Nordtug had this to say about Norwegian fruit and vegetables:"Consumption.....
Co-op wants more British fruit | Publix 4Q sales rise
Lidl in Europe doubles its export from Croatia
Co-op Group wants more British fruitThe
Co-operative Group has announced a £75m price investment that will save
customers money while showing support for British farming. It wants to
have a wider British fruit and veg offer and increased collaboration
with producers. The convenience retailer has.....
'Fresh enhances c-store ambience' | X5 Retail Group expands
Dutch King grants Ahold Delhaize use of predicate "Royal"
'Millennials focus on organic and value' -Retailers need to figure out how to cater to the growing population of Millennials, although Millennials don’t follow any rules, a speaker told the National Grocers Association Monday at its annual convention in Las Vegas. “They put a high priority on natural and.....