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.....
Kroger,Woolworths and Dollar General to slash prices | Free apples at Natural Grocers
Department store wants to compete with Aldi by selling fresh groceries
Customers Natural Grocers to receive free organic apples -Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage plans to be the “Organic Month Headquarters” for customers during September, which is nationally recognized as “Organic Harvest Month.” On Sept. 1, the first 400 customers at each Natural Grocers location will.....
Tengelmann pulls out from Russia | M&S, Waitrose deny rumours of Aussie move
Ahold beats on 2Q | Woolworths posts heavy loss
Tesco enters supermarket 'time wars' with same-day click and collect -Tesco
has fired the latest salvo in what is being dubbed the "time wars"
between food retailers by launching a same-day click and collect service
for grocery orders. The service will be offered at 300 of its larger
SpartanNash to support Fair Food | Giant Food to offer fresh meal kits
Lidl becomes fastest growing grocer | Shoprite eyeing other continents
AU: Coles sales growth under pressure; chain continues to lower prices -Coles
food and liquor sales growth has slowed significantly as aggressive
price cuts among the major supermarkets drive prices sharply lower. The
supermarket giant revealed comparable food and liquor sales rose 2.8% in
Africa’s biggest grocer beats estimates | Grocer adds old varieties of vegetables
'Amazon plans drive-up grocery store' | UK grocer offers Jackfruit
UK: Fastest market acceleration since MarchGrocery
share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 14 August
2016, show the market growing at 0.3% as an upturn in the weather
spurred consumers into increasing their spend. This is the fastest
acceleration for the overall market since.....
Fruit-selling Dollar General into North Dakota | E-mart to work with Metro China
Woolworths expected to post heavy loss | UK grocery prices rebound
FMI, Nielsen partner for digitally engaged consumers program -Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Nielsen have formed an analytic alliance to uncover comprehensive insights on the “Digitally Engaged Food Shopper.” Results from this multi-year initiative will focus on current and future digital shopping.....
Amazon to open depot at Port of Tilbury | Sonae sales up by 4.4%
Walmart’s tops Q2 estimates | Asda has worst sales ever
US: SpartanNash sales flat, earnings dip in 2Q - SpartanNash on Wednesday reported flat revenues in the fiscal second quarter as a decline in retail sales offset gains in its military and wholesaling divisions. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company reported net earnings of $32.6 million on sales of $1.8.....
Carrefour China aims at C-stores | 7-Eleven opens store every 2.5hr
Target tumbles as sales drop | X5's net profit doubles
New grocery website launches in AustraliaOnline
grocery retailer Aussie Farmers Direct has launched a new website
called 'The General Store'. Aussie Farmers Direct launched its online
grocery service in 2005, however until now has specialised in fresh farm
produce. The new development has seen the.....
Aldi to build DC in Virginia | Carrefour to open 175 stores | EU grocery sales very low
Olympics boosts Aldi's fruit/veg sales 20% | Morrisons completes sale
CA: Alimentation Couche-Tard won't confirm reports it's on verge of acquiring rival - Convenience
store chain Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. said Tuesday it is in talks
regarding "possible business transactions" but won't confirm reports it
is about to buy Texas-based rival CST Brands. Earlier.....
Target's struggles to sell fresh food | H-E-B buys six sites
The Fresh Market signs supply deal with Supervalu
Lack of stores with fresh foods linked to signs of early heart disease - Living
in poor neighborhoods has been linked to increased heart risk, and a
new U.S. study suggests the lack of access to fresh, healthy foods may
be to blame. “Previous studies have found relationships between
Walmart possibly to get Canada's no.1 grocer | Metro drives sales gains
Tesco to focus on private label | Woolworths faces dilemma
Online organic fruit and vegetables prices soar -For
July, the DPI reports substantial growth in online grocery sales with
66% Year-over-Year (YoY). Adobe announced the release of its monthly
Digital Price Index (DPI) for July, which identifies new trends in
online grocery. Online grocery shopping.....
Carrefour expands c-stores in China | AU Aldi becomes Retailer of the Year
Walmart drops price matching | Marks & Spencer to open food only
India: Supermarket chain Daily Delite acquires farm e-tailerDaily
Delite India, which runs three supermarkets in the national capital of
Delhi, has acquired a fresh fruits and vegetables e-tailer for an
undisclosed amount in its second takeover deal this month, a top company
executive told VCCircle......
Sprouts confirms Florida expansion | Walmart sells chain for $850M
Ahold Delhaize wants suppliers to pay integration bonus
NGA survey: Independent grocers see turnaround in 2015Independent
grocers turned around a two-year decline in profits in 2015 thanks to
higher sales and better margins, according to NGA’s annual Independent
Grocers Financial Survey, released Wednesday. “A stronger 2015 once
again proves the.....
Price Chopper refutes rumours of a sale | Polish Carrefour adds ‘raspberry’ tomatoes
Lidl US to expand with 3rd HQ and DC | Italian chain opens in London
Supervalu’s latest SEC filing suggests Save-A-Lot spinoff is coming soon -The
possibility of Supervalu spinning off its discount grocery chain
Save-A-Lot took one step closer to reality Monday evening. Eden
Prairie-based food conglomerate Supervalu issued early drafts to the
U.S. Securities and.....
Expanding Polish Carrefour to offer 200 types of fruit/veg
Walmart buys Jet.com for $3.3B | New deal for Morrisons - Ocado
German ministry to fight court decision blocking supermarket merger -Germany's
Economy Ministry said on Monday it was taking legal action against a
court's decision to block government-approved plans by the supermarket
group Edeka to buy its rival Kaiser's, owned by retail group Tengelmann.
UK's top doctor not happy with e-grocers | Foodstuffs to invest $200M in stores
Aldi unveils how it lures middle-class shopper | Price Chopper for sale
Walmart buys 169 acres in Colorado for what could be major DCThe
real estate arm of Walmart Stores Inc. has purchased 169 acres of land
zoned for industrial use just south of DIA, according to a warranty
deed filed in Adams County last month. It has been speculated that
Walmart is going to build a.....
Edeka still tries to merge with Kaiser's | Sprouts Q2 sales slowed
1 in 3 think scanning Avocados as Onions isn’t stealing
Alibaba wants to create global eCommerce network - Chinese Alibaba wants to connect to 1 or 2 countries, to investigate how a global eCommerce network could turn out to be in the future. Founder Jack Ma hopes other parties are willing to back the project. With the global platform, Jack Ma hopes to shed.....
UK grocers asked to drop price healthy food | UK's cheapest grocer revealed
Aldi US bans pesticides | 'Walmart in talks to buy $3bn Jet.com'
Carrefour takes over organic firm GreenweezCarrefour has increased its ecommerce presence with the purchase of organic supplier Greenweez. As well as making organic food and cosmetic products, Greenweez produces apparel, homeware, and children’s items. Its primary focus, however, is organic fresh produce,.....
Greggs bakers to sell fruit | Jumbo goes eco for Dutch fruit and veg
Supervalu says it is evaluating to sell Save-A-Lot
US: Kroger aims to optimise supplier collaboration - Kroger’s
analytics subsidiary, 84.51°, has acquired Market6, a predictive
analytics company focused on optimising product movement through driving
CPG supplier collaboration. Kroger will aim to leverage Market6’s
technology to further enhance its.....
Supervalu reports Q1 earnings | Portuguese retailers challenge food security tax
Publix reports lower profits | Little sales increase for Metro
Publix stock price drops again after slow quarterPublix's stock price dropped for the second straight quarter after the Lakeland-based supermarket chain reported moderate sales growth and lower profits for the second quarter. The grocery chain's second quarter sales were up 2.1% to $8.1bn, while same-store.....
91 Stop & Shop stores supplied by local farms | Spiders in Aldi bananas
Morrissons to cut fruit and veg price with 17% on average
Ahold and Delhaize suppliers want to meet soon -Ahold
and Delhaize supplier are asked to discuss harmonized purchase
conditions, as the merger company seeks to generate money out of the
deal. The ink on the Ahold - Delhaize merger agreement has barely dried
or the suppliers have already been asked,.....