German court halts big supermarket merger | Roundy's CEO retires
MP's: 'Supermarkets make comsumers throw away food'
Cnova Q2: France offsets challenges in Brazil - Casino-owned Cnova has reported second quarter net sales of €665.3m, which shows a 19.2% contraction on the same period in 2015 in reported terms and by 13.8% in constant terms. The retailer’s gross merchandise volume (GMV) contracted by 3.4% at constant.....
Organic web shop delivers in 90 minutes within Reykjavik area
Like many other countries the demand for organic products in Iceland is growing quickly. Especially in recent years. Thordur Halldorsson is a passionate organic grower in Iceland, he also started a perforce sales organisation to market the products and set up an import organisation to complete the.....
Wal-Mart rolls out special carts to improve fresh food offering
Ahold-Delhaize merger ‘expected before end of July’
Waitrose vows to pay smallest UK food suppliers within seven days -Waitrose has vowed to pay all of its smaller British suppliers within seven days as it moves to beef up its reputation as an ethical retailer. The upmarket grocer’s pledge will see it pay all small-scale suppliers, whose business is worth.....
CEO out at struggling Sobeys | Metro buys French food services Pro a Pro
Arrows to produce increase spending in supermarket
Baltic retailer Maxima trials new technology to track freshness - Baltic
retailer Maxima is trialling a new ‘Electronic Nose’ tool that allows
shoppers to check the quality and freshness of products in Lithuania.
The gadget was developed in partnership with Ars Lab and can track
freshness based on.....
Waitrose teams up to go international | Kroger wants to be more sustainable
Kids can get free fruit at another US supermarket
Kroger to make packaging more sustainable -Supermarket chain Kroger is making a big commitment to going green. The retailer has published an outline detailing how it plans to become more sustainable by 2020. The retailer plans to optimize its packaging to make it more sustainable and wants to improve.....
'Aldi hungry for 10% share' | Loblaw demands suppliers to lower prices
UK supermarket shares plunge after Asda announces price cuts
Sainsbury's: pound slide won't mean higher pricesThe
boss of Sainsbury's, Mike Coupe has said the fall in the pound
following last month's Brexit vote will not necessarily mean higher
prices for shoppers, but he sees the danger of a UK recession. Mr Coupe
told shareholders at the supermarket's.....
Kroger opens 1st branded c-store | Cost of UK groceries rise
Robot delivery trial across EU | Tesco invests in British growers
METRO GROUP plans Germany's largest retail logistics park - METRO
GROUP plans to build its largest logistics hub in Marl to service the
German wholesale stores of METRO Cash & Carry and the Real
hypermarkets. With a total area of more than 220,000 square meters and
over 1,000 jobs, it will be at.....
India a bright spot for Tesco | Industry ponders future of Florida Safeways
Kantar Worldpanel: 'Netto UK couldn't compete with Aldi, Lidl'
Singapore: FairPrice launches new budget fresh produce line - NTUC
FairPrice launched a new retail format FairPrice Shop aimed at
budget-conscious consumers and will open four more outlets by the end of
the year. The retailer also launched a new house brand Value Fresh for
the new banner. The 34.....
Sainsbury's and Dansk end joint venture | Lidl Denmark to quadruple in capital
Thousands call on Walmart to sell 'ugly' fruit and veg
Low prices 'not a driving factor for UK supermarket shoppers', study finds -According to Nielsen’s Global Retail-Growth Strategies Survey, British shoppers are driven by product availability and convenient location over low prices. The survey polled 30,000 online participants from 61 countries and revealed.....
HelloFresh meal-kit service lands in Canada | Waitrose profits slide
AmazonFresh expands across London | Lidl and Leclerc strong in France
Amazon challenges food industry by starting to sell private label perishables -Amazon
has debuted its first private-label groceries according to the Wall
Street Journal. Amazon had no comment from the report. Amazon has
reportedly been preparing to roll out its own grocery product for some
International distributors attack new Polish retail tax law
Natural Grocers have consumers eat new fruit and veggies
Spain: Caprabo sees flat sales in 2015Caprabo saw broadly flat sales growth in 2015, with turnover contracting by 0.3% to €1.12 bn. The retailer noted that while it was disappointing to see a contraction, it still meant it outperformed the market, which shrank by 0.8% in 2015. However, its profitability.....
Marinopoulos files for bankruptcy | Weak pound 'could raise supermarket prices'
Major foreign supermarket chain debuts in Canada
CA: Sobeys parent company posts big loss in latest quarter -Sobeys
parent, Empire Company Ltd., has reported a massive fourth-quarter net
loss of more than $900m, citing “challenges” related to its Canada
Safeway acquisition in Western Canada. CEO of Empire, said that Sobeys
executives were “also.....
Kaiser-Edeka merger in jeopardy | C-stores dismiss fears over Amazon Fresh
Morrisons, Asda treat suppliers worst, says watchdog
UK: Ocado delivers sales lift but disappoints on international tie-up -Ocado
has delivered strong profit and sales growth so far this year but has
yet to announce a highly anticipated international tie-up. Pre-tax
profits rose by 18pc to £8.5m in the six months to May 15, a slowdown on
WinCo Foods to build large DC in North Texas
Research: Aldi and Lidl are set to benefit most from Brexit
Cora and Carrefour to renew purchasing agreement -Supermarket chains Cora and Carrefour have begun proceedings to extend their joint purchasing agreement into the future. Whether such a renewal is feasible or not will be decided by L'Autorité de la Concurrence. Commenting on the issue, the body stated.....
Meijer expands grocery pick-up service | Mercadona to expand into Portugal
Leclerc & Rewe establish Eurelec | Morrisons apologises to suppliers
US: Meijer expands curbside grocery pick-up service -More Meijer Inc. shoppers can skip the long grocery store errand and busy checkout lines this summer. The Grand Rapids-based business is changing the way people shop by introducing Meijer Curbside to its Rochester Hills, Brighton, Fort Gratiot and.....
Merger to create Australia’s leading fruit and vegetable supplier
Fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers LaManna Group and Premier Fruits Group have announced a merger, beginning July.The group’s chief executive Anthony Di Pietro said the merger would create a “stronger, more sustainable company”, capable of significant future growth.“We will have a diverse production.....
Danish Lidl to promote local products | Sprouts gets 'sales lift' from Amazon
Tesco again 'encouraged' by sales, boosted by fresh brands
Sainsbury's trials Dearman's world-leading cooling technology - A
revolutionary zero-emission cooling system is to be trialled on
supermarket deliveries in London. Sainsbury’s is using a liquid nitrogen
powered engine, supplied by cooling technology specialists Dearman and
its partners, in a vehicle.....
Colruyt increases market share | Lidl to invest £50m in Scotland
Ocado reels as Amazon delivers | Auchan expands into Central Asia
Amazon plans to invest $600m in Indonesia - Amazon
Indonesia is about to become a reality, with the US e-commerce giant
planning an investment of $600m for its first year in the market. Its
move has been revealed by e-commerce Association of Indonesia (Idea)
chairman Daniel Tumiwa, who says he does.....
Morrisons again recieve warning for treatment of suppliers | 'IGA to lose $87m p.a. to Aldi'
Lidl to back British fruit/veg farmers | Walmart, JD.com to cooperate
US: Safeway banner launches in FloridaThe
first Safeway store has opened in Orlando, Florida, marking the entry
of the banner into the state for the very first time. The retailer,
which is now part of Albertsons, has opened in a former Albertsons
location following a $10m renovation, and will be the.....
Target, Walmart recall frozen veg | IGA supplier Metcash turns fortunes around
Tesco again scales back 24-hour trading | Dutch Lidl goes online
Target, Walmart recalls frozen vegetablesNational
Frozen Foods Corporation announced Saturday it was recalling a limited
quantity of Not-Ready-To-Eat frozen green peas and frozen mixed
vegetables. The frozen vegetables are carried under Great Value, Market
Pantry, and several other major brands......
Krogers sales up despite deflationary environment created by fresh food
Sainsbury's gets veg butcher | Amazon to deliver fruit within 1hr
Krogers sales up despite deflationary environment created by fresh foodKroger’s first quarter sales increased by 4.7% to $34.6bn, with identical store sales, ex-fuel, up 2.4.%. This was the 50th consecutive quarter of positive identical sales growth for the retailer, highlighting the remarkable level of.....
Tesco and Sainsbury's at most risk from AmazonFresh
Tesco launches 'wonky' cukes, admits wasting 119M meals p.a.
US: Brookshire to acquire 25 Walmart express stores - Brookshire
Grocery Co. said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire 25 former Walmart
Express stores from west Texas to southern Louisiana that were shuttered
earlier this year. The stores will be converted to a new banner —
Smart&Final: Aldi has little impact | Southeastern Grocers only source from local farms
Whole Foods warned by FDA | Ocado fears Amazon takeover
Aldi crowned Grocer of the Year -Aldi has been named Grocer of the Year at the Grocer Gold Awards beating last year's winner, Lidl, the Grocer reports. The discounter fought off Lidl and Ocado to scoop the trophy after judges said it offered up a “compelling” case for victory. It is the third time in four.....
Swiss Aldi invests 70m CHF in stores and hopes to reach 300 stores
Tesco revamps on-the-go salads after surge in demand
Expect higher food prices if UK leaves EU, says ex-Tesco boss - Former
Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy has urged the British people to vote to stay
in the European Union, reiterating his warning that food prices will
rise as a result of Brexit. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)Tesco revamps on-the-go salads after.....
New Asda CEO from Walmart China | EU hypermarkets might lose share
Metro Canada to support local suppliers
NZ: Fruit and veg keeping grocery bills up -Countdown
says despite double-digit price rises for fruit and veg, an average
grocery shop is cheaper than it was two years ago. But the 13.2% hike
for produce prices is above what Statistics NZ has measured in the past
year, with the supermarket blaming.....
New online supermarket delivers directly from supplier
AmazonFresh to bring grocery delivery to Australia
US: Supervalu files Amendment No. 1 to Form 10 for possible spin-off of Save-A-Lot businessSupervalu
today announced that Save-A-Lot, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the
Company, has filed Amendment No. 1 to its Form 10 Registration
Statement (Form 10) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange.....
US: Jet.com to deliver groceries | Door to Door Organics and Relay Foods merge
Amazon Fresh available in UK now
Fairway to emerge from Chapter 11 -Fairway
Group Holdings said Wednesday it would emerge from Chapter 11
bankruptcy protection later this month following court approval of its
plan of reorganization. Judge Michael E. Wiles on Tuesday approved the
plan in a New York federal court......
Tesco to sell Turkish chains | Walmart investors are smiling again
Whole Foods UK to start delivery | Sainsbury's Q1 sales fall
Widening gap between Aldi and Lidl in Ireland (Kantar)Kantar
Worldpanel Ireland says a record 72.4% of all Irish households shopped
in a Lidl store in the last quarter, widening the gap with rival discounter
Aldi. Sales growth for Aldi stand at 2.4% in the latest quarter – “a
positive step up.....
Woolworths new labels 'defensive strategy against Aldi': expert
Walmart to slash prices in one key area: fresh produce
UK: Morrisons want to end supermarket queuesSupermarket giant Morrisons is launching a new system to keep customers from waiting at store checkouts. The supermarket giant is pushing to cut down the length of time customers have to queue at checkouts with a ‘one-plus-one’ system which would mean one person.....
Lidl gains market share in France | Woolworths CEO unveils growth aspirations
Walmart is 'very disappointed' with UK Asda
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci unveils growth aspirations -Woolworths
chief executive Brad Banducci has unveiled his long-term growth targets
for the retailer's earnings engine room – food and liquor – saying his
aspiration is to restore sales growth to 4%. In a briefing with analysts
Acquired A&P's boost Ahold | Lidl Spain to promote vegetable consumption
Haggen officially joins Albertsons | Seven & i buys CST stores
US: Costco stocks ‘GoodFarms’ blueberries, strawberries and organic strawberriesThe
Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), a nonprofit that brings together
workers, growers and retailers in the effort to produce safer, more
responsibly grown fruits and vegetables, today announced that the
Metcash gets new private label | Tesco in talks over sale of Turkish subsidiary
Is this the supermarket of the future?
Tesco in talks over sale of Turkish subsidiaryRetail chain Tesco Kipa, owned by Tesco Overseas Investments, was in talks with Turkish-owned retail group Migros, concerning the Turkish retailer’s acquisition of the British retail giant’s Turkish subsidiary, reports ajanshaber.com. A statement issued by Tesco.....
Sales down 1% at Tesco, outperforms main rivals (Kantar)
Ahold Q1 beats as sales, margins rise; Delhaize merger 'on track'
Analysts: 365 prices down, cannibalization fears upPrices
at 365 by Whole Foods Market are anywhere from 15% to 20% below those
at legacy Whole Foods stores, according to surveys by three industry
analysts — making cannibalization of legacy stores a potential problem,
they said. “This model will.....
Costco: 'Fresh foods will drive sales' | Walmart China Q1 sales up 5.1%
Fresh fruit-selling Dollar General threat for Walmart
Aldi most profitable supermarket in AUAldi
is now Australia’s most profitable supermarket and Coles and Woolworths
will find it hard to stop, according to analysis by UBS. “We estimate
Aldi holds 11% share of the East coast grocery market and has reached a
tipping point, with customer acceptance.....
Amazon preparing to deliver Fresh Food in Berlin | Leclerc best for price perception
Amazon's groceries to be provided by SpartanNash | Lidl to invest 7 billion
Sainsbury's £1.4bn takeover of Home Retail Group under examination -Britain's competition watchdog said it was launching an inquiry into supermarket chain J Sainsbury Plc's 1.4 billion pound takeover of Home Retail Plc. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday that it was investigating.....
A partnership for children:
Edeka and Tabaluga the dragon join forces
Edeka and Peter Maffay with his famous green dragon Tabaluga formed an alliance for children with the slogan "For a healthy diet and a conscious lifestyle." This partnership further develops Edeka’s commitment to children. “To find such a competent partner as Edeka at our side, is a sign of motivation and.....
Lidl to invest 500mln in Belgium | Supermarket chain Mars to go out of business
Whole Foods' 365 debuts in CA | Costco tops Q3 profit estimates
US: Hannaford joins Robinson Fresh 'Misfits' produce program -Delhaize
America’s Hannaford banner is piloting an “ugly” produce program at its
14 stores in the Albany, N.Y, region, the retailer announced. The
aesthetically challenged fruits and vegetables are supplied by Robinson