Fairway gets new CEO | Kazyon to open 100 stores in 2017
Aldi/Lidl accused of 'exploiting' lorry drivers to reduce costs
US: Publix's produce director retiresAfter
45 years in the industry, Garry Bergstrom, director of produce and floral
for Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets, received the SEPC’s Lifetime
Membership Award. He retired from Publix, effective March 1. (produceretailer.com)Discounters 'exploit' lorry.....
AU greengrocers incorrectly charge shoppers | Walmart invests in Brazil
Ocado sales rise | Veg most sought after supermarket item
Kantar: Dunnes Stores maintains top supermarket spot - Dunnes
Stores has managed to hold the top supermarket spot in Ireland for two
consecutive months, a first for the retailer, according to Kantar
Worldpanel Ireland figures. For the twelve weeks ended 26 February,
sales at Dunnes grew by 4.6%,.....
UK grocers using 'shocking tactics' on suppliers | Tesco's fears boycott
German grocer Kaufland to enter Australia
Swiss buying group EMD goes down under with Woolworths deal -Switzerland-based
buying group European Marketing Distribution AG (EMD) has announced a
partnership with Australian retailer Woolworths, taking the group Down
Under for the first time. Woolworths will use EMD to source volume for
Food sales of large Italian retailers increase
Italy: SUN Consortium expects growth in turnover, stores in 2017Italian
retail consortium Supermercati Uniti Nazionali (SUN) is planning to
open new sales points and increase turnover in 2017. Overall turnover of
the SUN consortium went up from €1.09bn in 2011 to €2.66bn in 2016 and
Village Super Market posts 2Q profit | Whole Foods boosting fruit consumption
Morrisons posts first profit rise | Carrefour profits fall
US: SM stores make space for homegrown onions - The SM group has ordered about 91,000 kilos or close to 100 tons of onions directly from farmers, making good its promise to build a market for homegrown produce. (business.inquirer.net) Weakness in France drags down profits at retailer CarrefourCarrefour on.....
Woolworths connects with suppliers | 2000 DIA stores to be refurbished
Tesco: 'Reducing food waste is a factor in Booker deal'
US: 'Misfit’ produce finds home on Hannaford shelvesLast
week, supermarket chain Hannaford launched a program to put
irregular-looking produce in 15 stores throughout Southern and Midcoast
Maine. Maine is the second state where Hannaford has rolled out the
program. Last year, Merone launched a pilot.....
Lotte closing supermarkets in China | Coop Sweden online sales rise by over 50%
Tesco-Booker deal allows bigger crops from suppliers
France's Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires sees sales rise across EUFrench
retailer Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires, which operates the
Intermarché chain, has seen its sales rise 1.9% across its European
operations in full year 2016, according to accounts just filed. The
group's six banners,.....
'We're the most British supermarket' says Aldi boss, '70% of products are British'
Moody 's sees recovery in EU grocery | Sainsbury's to cut jobs
India's Paytm E-Commerce raises $200m from Alibaba, SAIF PartnersIndia's
Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd has raised $200m from China's Alibaba Group
Holding and venture capital fund SAIF Partners to expand its online
retail business in a market dominated by homegrown Flipkart and U.S.
tech giant Amazon......
Auchan France invests €1.3bn | Kroger's winning sales end after 13 years
Coles to speed up payments to suppliers | Aldi starts in China
UK: Hello Fresh opens first pop-up in LondonHello
Fresh, the meal delivery company, has opened its first retail space in
Old Street station for four weeks. The Hello Fresh pop-up will sell
single recipe boxes of a meal for two, at £10 each for the whole of
March. The most popular recipes, out of a.....
El Corte Inglés goes organic | Publix turns in solid quarter
X5 Retail Group asks suppliers to reduce prices
Retailers cut UK advertising instead of lowering prices - British
retailers, food producers and consumer goods makers are cutting back on
advertising to direct their firepower instead at lowering prices in the
face of rising inflation, hitting the income of media groups. ITV, said
on Wednesday that.....
Target shares dive on earnings outlook, price cut plans
Ahold Delhaize Q4 boosted by US performance
Malaysia: 7-Eleven hit by higher selling & distribution costsContinued network expansion and the imposition of a higher minimum wage dragged down 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) and for the full year ended Dec 31, 2016 (FY16). In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the.....
Sprouts Farmers Market beat Wall Street’s expectations
Tesco is axing 1700 managers | Korean food sales grow
Ireland: SuperValu made record sales of €2.67bn in 2016SuperValu has announced plans to open three new stores this year, which the grocery retailer said would create 190 jobs. The new stores are part of a €35m investment, which is also aimed at revamping existing stores. The company also revealed today it.....
Walmart starts new price war | Fresh produce has won Kiwi shoppers
Lidl's UK vegetables enjoy Brexit
Brazil retailer GPA reports quarterly loss - Brazil's
largest diversified retailer, GPA SA, reported a fourth-quarter net loss
of 29m reais ($9m) on Friday, falling short of forecasts for a first
profit in seven quarters. The consolidated net loss for the company
narrowed sharply from a loss of 384m.....
Carrefour to expand organic produce; sets produce prices for 5 years
Aldi wants to guarantee origin of fresh produce
Loblaw fourth-quarter profit up 57% to $201M - Loblaw had $11.13bn of revenue and a $201m net profit in the fourth quarter, according to earnings announced Thursday morning. The profit amounted to 50 cents per share. The net profit was up 57% or $73m from a year earlier, while revenue was up $265m or 2.4%......
Jet.com to sell Walmart in-house brands | E.Leclerc to deliver in Slovenia
METRO to connect customers with suppliers
French organic chain NaturéO turnover up 42%French organic supermarket chain NaturéO saw its turnover rise by 42% to reach €92m in 2016, according to LSA-Conso.fr. It opened 11 supermarkets over the calendar year, taking its total number of outlets to about 30. It plans to augment this with a further 20 or.....
Woolworths finally beats Coles | Smart & Final named World’s Most admired
Walmart sales boosted by grocery; Asda sales fall again
China's online fresh food to reach $15 billionChina's
online fresh food, is expected to reach $15 billion sales in 2016.
Online would account for about 7% of China’s total sales of fresh foods,
and it’s growing about 82% annually, according to Chinese research firm
iResearch. Chinese consumers’.....
'Aldi sells most British produce' | 'Australia not interested in Amazon Fresh'
Tesco's organic fresh produce sees high growth
Lidl puts 'express' trial on hold in Berlin -Lidl
has said that it is putting the trial period for its new 'Lidl Express'
click and collect format on hold in Germany, Planet Retail reports.
Rather than focus on Lidl Express, Planet Retail said that Lidl will
focus on the international expansion of.....
Talks to form Africa's biggest retailer collapse | Lenta unveils long-term goals
DPD Germany enters grocery market
Alibaba expands bricks-and-mortar retail push with Bailian deal - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it has formed a strategic partnership with Bailian Group, the largest retailer by store numbers to join the e-commerce giant's drive to use big data to improve and profit from bricks-and-mortar sales......
Carrefour to sue Lidl France | Southeastern Grocers to transform private-label
Morrisons looking for the best local food
SA: Woolworths confirms more local sourcing - Woolworths has turned its focus to sourcing goods from SA and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a move that CEO, Ian Moir, says has been good for business. (bizcommunity.com)Carrefour takes legal action against Lidl FranceFrench retailer.....
Metro to add 2000 stores in Russia | Waitrose voted UK's best grocer
Lidl speeds up US plans | Tesco enters Pakistan market
SA: Woolworths reports lower H1 profit -South African retailer Woolworths Holdings reported a 4.% drop in half-year profit on Thursday, citing difficult trading conditions in its home market and in Australia. The firm, which sells food and clothing to well-to-do consumers, mainly in South Africa and.....
Delhaize to laser brand its organic produce | Coles profit falls
Wal-mart defends its bananas | Retailer CEOs to meet Trump
SPAR's annual Apple and Citrus Festival begins in OmanIn an effort to give customers fresh quality produce, SPAR Oman has launched its annual Apple and Citrus Festival. From February 13-21, this one-of-a-kind festival features 25 different types of apple and citrus fruits from over 19 countries; giving its.....
Amazon and Wegmans 1st and 2nd in national reputation survey
Asda to aim at local sourcing in South West of England
Tesco Ireland: All stores to open today, despite strike action -Tesco has affirmed that all its Irish stores will remain open today, 14 February, despite strike action being called at eight of its outlets over a pay dispute involving a some 250 workers on contracts dating back more than 20 years. In a.....
Walmart continues downsizing in Brazil | Lidl top spender on advertising in France
Tesco under attack in BBC investigation about offers
El Corte Inglés Contributed 2.4% To Spain's GDP: KPMGSpanish retailer El Corte Inglés created 340,000 jobs and contributed
2.4% to Spain's GDP in 2015, with an economic impact of €25bn,
according to a report by independent consultancy KPMG. (esmmagazine.com) Tesco multi-buy offers widely out of date, BBC.....
Whole Foods says it’s focusing on price | Woolworths embraces self-service
Waitrose to shut stores | Sainsbury's recalls vegetable stir-fry kits
Grocery retail analysts predict steady growth in Central Europe -Analysts from the Polish market research agency PMR have predicted that grocery retail in Central Europe will continue growing in the coming years, and could generate a €145bn turnover by 2021. The growth is expected to include all Central.....
Whole Foods announces it's to shrink chain
Aldi announces1,6bn investment in US with focus on fresh
AmazonFresh expands UK market coverage - AmazonFresh has expanded from 190 Greater London and Surrey postcodes to 260, with the service now available in Hampshire. In November, Ocado opened a new customer fulfilment centre in Andover, Hampshire. With AmazonFresh expanding, competition for online groceries.....
Share of Slovak fruit and veg in supermarkets is low
Lidl CEO leaves | Walmart slows down plans for Africa
Ireland: Centra's sales of salad and berries boost 2016 performanceIrish
convenience retailer Centra has posted record sales of €1.59bn in 2016,
a 3% jump from 2015. The company attributed this growth to its 'Live
Every Day' programme, which capitalises on the increasingly-popular
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest grocer | Wal-Mart eyes more foothold in China
Metro to split off food business | Stop & Shop to merge |
Amazon's new supermarket will be operated by robots - Amazon's high-tech supermarkets of the future could be operated by just three humans, according to The New York Post.
The ecommerce giant is reportedly considering two-storey supermarkets
that span between 10,000 square feet and 40,000 square feet and.....
Delhaize planning to co-operate more with the Dutch
Amazon to open convenience stores in UK: Reports
Ireland: Centra eyes 20 new health stores as sales near €1.6bn - The convenience store franchise, Centra, will open 20 new stores this year and revamp 100 others as part of a €20 million investment plan. The Musgrave-owned chain also grew sales last year by 3 per cent to €1.59 billion, delegates will be told.....
Fresher food for Sprouts | AmazonFresh waits for green light in India
Whole Foods open first 'produce butcher'
Rumoured 'Morrisbury's' merger would revolutionise delivery: ParcelHeroA
rumoured merger of leading retailers Morrisons and Sainsbury’s could
transform home deliveries, says online delivery firm ParcelHero.
“Following the planned Tesco merger with food distributor Booker,
Sainsbury’s and Morrisons
Spar's acquisition of Billa approved | 'Driving Force' at Morrisons dies
Nosh buyer eyes expansion opportunities in NZ and abroad
Retailer-backed coalition launches campaign against border taxA
broad coalition of lobbyists for retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,
is launching a battle against a proposed US tax on imports, aiming to
sway both federal lawmakers and American consumers. The Retail Industry
Leaders Association and.....
Waitrose to sell spinach for breakfast | Wegmans debuts Power Meals
Ahold, Delhaize struggling to fully complete merger
UK: Bestway Wholesale profits fallBestway
Wholesale has reported a fall in pre-tax profits to 19.7m, down from
£44.6m the previous year. Turnover was down 1.1% to £2.17bn in trading
conditions described by the company as challenging, with the wholesale
sector adversely affected by food price.....
Albertsons announces big strides | Nielsen: Online grocery set to surge
Aldi announces expansion in AU | Profits rise at Ocado
France: Auchan Supermarché launches - After announcing its single banner initiative in Q4 2016, Auchan has opened the first of the converted Simply Market stores under the Auchan Supermarché banner, in Saint Germain lès Corbeil, some 35km from Paris. The store is the first of 14 test supermarkets that will.....
Whole Foods to streamline business | Spar Oman to expand in 2017
Ahold, Delhaize ends cooperation with Alibaba
AU: Wesfarmers urged to sell Target and boost Bunnings -Wesfarmers should ditch its struggling discount department store Target and instead boost dividends or pump more cash into its star hardware chain, Bunnings. That's the view of Kimber Capital's Greg Fraser, who argues Wesfarmers will be "bursting at the.....
Farmers furious at SuperValu's give-away of carrots and potatoes
Tesco buys food wholesaler | UK food sales fall sharply
Germany: Rewe first major grocer to launch recipe box delivery service - Following
the success of start ups like HelloFresh, Rewe has launched its own
meal kit delivery service in Germany. A number of similar start ups have
also since entered the German market including Kochhaus and Kochzauber,
Albertsons drops plan to buy Price Chopper | Tesco's imperfect range to Poland
Asda's vegetable box wins Product Of The Year!
Aldi, Lidl and Google easiest-to-use brands, research shows -A worldwide brand survey has shown that Aldi, Lidl and Google are among the companies which are best understood by consumers. Aldi was recognised for its “simple, consistent store layouts” alongside affordability and a “stress-free” customer.....