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Dia to raise pay by up to 12% to cope with soaring inflation

Spain: Dia to raise pay by up to 12% to cope with soaring inflationSpanish retailer Dia has agreed to give employees at supermarkets and warehouses pay rises of up to 12% over the next two years, plus special bonuses to some lower-paid workers, to help cope with skyrocketing prices, the company told…

Walmart overtakes Amazon in shoppers’ search for Black Friday bargains

Ingles cites expenses as margins slip in Q4Ingles Markets on Wednesday reported 8.2% sales growth for its fiscal fourth quarter, but net income slipped as gross margin rates declined amid higher costs. The Asheville, N.C.-based retailer said net income for the quarter, which ended Sept. 24, was down…

Amazon workers in the U.S. and 30 other countries plan Black Friday protests

7-Eleven dives deeper into sustainability with Moomin-themed recycled bags7-Eleven dives deeper into sustainability by launching a series of Moomin-themed bags made with recycled materials, in an effort to  contribute to sustaining the planet by offering eco-friendly products and reducing the carbon footprint…

Lawsuit filed over short paychecks at Fred Meyer, QFC

U.S. retailers add cameras, steel cables to deter holiday crimeRetailers ranging from Walmart to Barnes & Noble are installing cameras or locking away items to deter shoplifters and thieves as they brace for a post-pandemic rush of holiday shoppers this year. Some, including Walmart, J.C. Penney, Apple…

Amazon to open online grocery store in UAE

UAE: Amazon to open online grocery store in UAEAmazon signed an agreement Wednesday to start an online grocery store in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Amazon and Abu Dhabi’s Lulu Group will work together to develop an online grocery service that delivers products to customers in the UAE. The shopping…

JD.com cuts executive pay to help lower-level employees buy homes

Australia: Coles supermarket makes major home delivery announcement, affecting 400 storesColes supermarket has made a major announcement about its home delivery service, and it’s great news for customers. The retail giant has extended its “Rapid Click&Collect in under 60 minutes” option, which means…

Walmart and Target’s quarterly results lay bare the retailers’ differences

Partnership between Kroger and Drone Express to offer drone-delivered groceriesAccording to Jody Kalmbach, group vice president of product experience at Kroger, “Kroger’s new drone delivery experiment is part of the growth of our rapidly expanding and innovative e-commerce business – which encompasses…

Lidl sees strongest share growth in France in October

Israel: Carrefour private brand already cutting pricesEven before the launch of the French retail giant's supermarkets, Carrefour Israel CEO Uri Kilstein reveals the private brand products that have already impacted prices. The imminent entry into Israel of French retail giant Carrefour, together with…

Teamsters ratify national contract at Kroger

Jayapal calls for FTC investigation into Kroger-Albertsons mergerCongressmember Pramila Jayapal is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Kroger's proposed acquisition of Albertsons. The Seattle representative says the merger will stifle competition, hurt consumers, and small businesses,…

Southeastern Grocers exploring sale, report says

Retailers plan to increase online spending in 2023Grocery operators’ spending to support digital transactions will increase by 2.3% next year despite a 1% shrinkage in technology budgets, reports Grocery Doppio, a grocery insights and data provider, in its State of Digital Grocery Performance Scorecard…

UK: Tesco wants to squash Lidl's attempt to build a new store

Northern Ireland: Lidl Northern Ireland ploughs record £347 million into local agri-food industryLidl Northern Ireland has ploughed a record £347 million into the agri-food industry here in the last financial year ending February 2022 and supported 60 local producers to success, a new impact report has…

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Deliveroo is quitting the Australian market

HelloFresh is officially launching its service in Spain

Strikes break out at Carrefour Mestdagh as new owner remains silentTrade unions have decided to block access to the logistic hub of Mestdagh, which is the largest Belgian franchise partner of Carrefour until 31 December. Several stores remain closed as well.Source: retaildetail.eu  Deliveroo quits Australia…

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Amazon said there would be more role reductions

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage: Fiscal 2022 Q4 and full year results

US: Smart & Final readies next Extra! locationSmart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, is expanding its presence in Santa Clara County with the opening of a new Smart & Final Extra! in San Jose on December 14. Located at 430 Blossom Hill Road in San…

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Just Eat Takeaway.com is partnering with Getir across Europe

Lidl GB said more shoppers were switching to it

South Africa's SPAR Group sees full-year turnover up 6%South Africa's SPAR Group, which also boasts operations in Ireland, Poland and Switzerland, has reported a 6.0% increase in group turnover in the year to 30 September. Turnover for the year came in at R135.6bln (€7.54bln), with operating profit for…

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Metro: Q4 profit down from year ago

Q3 sales edge up amid earnings plunge for Target

Canada: Loblaw says supplier cost increases continue, shoppers turn to discount banners and private label in Q3Loblaw Companies Limited said it has few levers at its disposal to relieve inflationary cost pressures as “unprecedented” price increases from suppliers continue unabated. Loblaw reported an…

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Bio-Planet sells mushrooms grown on its unsold bread

Makro/Metro Belgium: “More bids than expected”

Konzum Plus confirms leadership position in CroatiaThe turnover of the Croatian retail grocery sector amounted to HRK43.4bln (€5.7bln) in 2021, which was 8.4% higher than the previous year, new data has shown. In its 2021 report, Croatia's Agency for the Protection of Market Competition (AZTN) analysed…

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Boxed, Inc. announces Q3 2022 financial results

Walmart: Robust Q3

Ahold Delhaize USA CEO Kevin Holt to retireKevin Holt, CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA, is retiring and stepping down from the grocery company's management board when his term expires at the annual shareholder meeting on April 12, Ahold Delhaize said. The Dutch retailer will nominate JJ Fleeman as a member of the Ahold Delhaize…

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WayCool has invested in AllFresh

Shoprite Holdings reported first-quarter sales growth of 18.6%

India: Swiggy Instamart expands the selection of fresh fruits and vegetables in Hyderabad, Vizag and VijayawadaSwiggy Instamart, Swiggy’s quick commerce grocery service announced it is expanding the choice of fruits and vegetables available for customers in Hyderabad, Vizag and Vijayawada. To facilitate…

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sweetgreen opens “sweetlane”

One year U.S. anniversary: Getir goes bananas!

Amazon to lay off thousands of employees - sourceAmazon.com Inc is planning to lay off around 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles beginning this week, a person familiar with the matter said, in what would amount to its biggest such reduction to date. The cuts, earlier reported by the New…

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Tesco urges shoppers to ‘take stock before the shop’

Asda returned to underlying sales growth in its latest quarter

Italy: Supercentro to invest over €23mln in sales networkRegional Italian retailer Grupo Supercentro plans to invest over €23mln in its network as part of its three-year strategic plan. According to local media reports, the group plans to invest in the restyling and expansion of the sales network, the…

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Technomic: 2023 trend predictions for the U.S. foodservice industry

Wagner’s IGA: 100th anniversary with new ownership

Gatik named a TIME Best Invention of 2022 for world-first fully driverless middle mile trucking solutionGatik has been named by TIME as a Best Invention of 2022 on its prestigious annual list. The company was selected for its long-term commercial partnership with Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas where it…

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Teddy has launched

Intermarché gets go-ahead for acquisition of the former Carrefour stores operated by Mestdagh

Makro Belgium grants buyers a week’s delayParties that are interested in buying the Belgian stores of the Makro and Metro chains, are granted an extra week to formalise their offer. At this moment, only two candidates have gone publicly on the record: Dutch Sligro and current CEO Vincent Nolf - and they…

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Cencosud: 48% drop in Q3 profit

GrubMarket has completed the acquisition of FSS

US Foods reports third quarter fiscal year 2022 earningsUS Foods Holding Corp., one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, announced results for the third quarter fiscal year 2022. Third quarter fiscal 2022 highlights: Net income available to common shareholders improved to…

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B&M kept its financial guidance for this year

Coupang swung to the black in Q3 for the first time since 2014

UK: Strike by HGV drivers delivering goods for Asda avertedDisruption to Asda’s supply chain during the key Christmas trading period has been avoided following a pay deal with HGV drivers. Over 80 lorry drivers employed by Wincanton on an outsourced contract and responsible for delivering food to Asda’s…

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Sprouts reported that net sales rose 5% on a year-over-year basis

Uber and Grocery Outlet: Partnership expansion

US: Numerator launches monthly Inflation Report: Food-at-home prices up 0.6% in October vs SeptemberNumerator, a data and technology company serving the market research space, has released its first Numerator Inflation Report, an advance projection of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly Consumer…

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Albert Heijn will be ending AH Compact

Ahold Delhaize hikes 2022 earnings outlook again

Britain's M&S warns of 'gathering storm' of higher costs and weak consumer demandBritish retailer Marks & Spencer warned of a "gathering storm" of higher costs and pressure on household budgets, as it reiterated full-year profits would fall. The 138-year old clothing and food group, one of the biggest…

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Sprouts Farmers Markets is expanding a partnership with Pod Foods

Sweetgreen: Wider-than-expected loss for Q3

US: Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. announces CEO transitionGrocery Outlet Holding Corp. ("Grocery Outlet" or the "Company") announced that effective January 1, 2023, Eric Lindberg will transition from the role of Chief Executive Officer to Chairman of the Board, and RJ Sheedy, currently the Company's…

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Blibli rises 4.9% in debut

Carrefour will step up its expansion in e-commerce, open more discount stores and cut costs

Supermarkets must help those in England’s ‘food deserts’, says Which?The big supermarkets need to step up support for low-income customers marooned in England’s “food deserts” to enable them to readily access healthy groceries during the cost of living crisis, according to the consumer group Which? With…

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Wakefern: EBT SNAP is now an accepted payment method for orders placed via Instacart

Kroger officially enters 36th state

US: Sprouts Farmers Market announces new Rancho Cordova location opening November 11Sprouts Farmers Market is excited to announce it will open its newest store located at 10846 Bear Hollow Drive in Rancho Cordova on November 11. A ribbon cutting will take place Friday morning at 6:45 a.m. The doors to…

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Dino Polska has reported 54% year-on-year growth in revenue in Q3

Metro is exploring strategic options for its Indian unit

Dino Polska sees 54% revenue growth in third quarterPolish retailer Dino Polska has reported 54% year-on-year growth in revenue to PLN5.4bln (€1.2bln) in the third quarter of its financial year. On a year-to-date basis, the retailer generated revenue worth PLN14.1bln (€3bln) from January to September…

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ReposiTrak and NGA are teaming up

H-E-B has opened three stores on the same day

US: Costco Wholesale Corporation reports October sales resultsCostco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) reported net sales of $17.73bln for the retail month of October, the four weeks ended October 30, 2022, an increase of 7.7% from $16.47bln last year. For the nine weeks ended October 30,…

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Supermarket shut down by ADAFSA for repeated food safety violations in Abu Dhabi

Fortenova says it was not notified of Sberbank's stake sale

Australia: Supermarket CEO warns current shortages could lead to purchase limitsSupermarkets have warned Australian shoppers they are experiencing shortages of grocery staples due to a weather-impacted growing season and supply chain issues. One supermarket boss said the issues could lead to an…

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Metro is returning to Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for the first time since 2019

SpartanNash plans to consolidate retail banners in its corporate-owned supermarkets

US: Homeland names David Criscione as new CEODavid Criscione has joined HAC Inc., the parent company of regional grocer Homeland Grocery Stores, as president and CEO. Oklahoma City-based HAC said that Criscione was hired as chief executive after its board of directors conducted a nationwide search,…

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Sainsbury's to recruit 18,000 workers for Christmas

Sainsbury's well-placed for Christmas as trading holds up

Carrefour Romania emerges second at group level for non-financial initiativesCarrefour Romania has achieved the second-best score of 121% at the group level for its non-financial performance in 2021. Carrefour France topped the list at 125%. During the year, responsibility actions undertaken by Carrefour…

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SpartanNash: Preliminary Q3 results

Sprouts Farmers Market: Partnership with DoorDash

US: Three attorneys general file lawsuit seeking to block Albertsons' $4bln payoutThe attorneys general of Washington D.C., California and Illinois filed a lawsuit in a federal court seeking to block grocer Albertsons' $4bln dividend payout to shareholders before the closing of its proposed merger with…

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Morrisons plans to close 132 of its loss-making McColl's convenience stores

Merger between ICA Gruppen and Murgröna is completed

South Africa: Grocery retailer Pick n Pay to start accepting cryptocurrency paymentsOne of South Africa's largest grocery retailers Pick n Pay is expanding a pilot of adding cryptocurrency as a payment option to more stores after the successful completion of the first phase, it said.Source: reuters.com  UK…

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KeHE: Distribution partnership with Kum & Go

Publix Super Markets: Net sales surged 9.2% to $13bln in Q3

US: HelloFresh launches The Pass Master to help you pass delicious foods while passing on uncomfortable conversations this ThanksgivingWhile 91% of Americans are looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with loved ones this year (data from a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of HelloFresh from…

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Conad has rolled out its new urban format

Ocado Group has entered the South Korean market

Italy: Coop Alleanza 3.0 targets €1.6bln sales in 2024Coop Alleanza 3.0, the largest member of the Coop Italia network, is targeting €1.6bln in sales by 2024, as it expands its presence in southern Italy. According to Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore, the group is increasing its focus on its franchise…

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Food Lion: Expansion of To Go services at 27 additional stores

Lidl Thanksgiving dinner for less than $30

US: Albertsons says it planned $4bln payout before Kroger dealPlans by Albertsons Cos. to pay $4bln to shareholders as a special dividend were developed before the company started talking about a potential merger with Kroger Co., according to a letter from the grocery-store chain to a group of state…

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Cargills FoodCity: Milestone with the opening of 500th retail outlet

Asda has completed the acquisition of 132 Co-Op sites

Aldi to become highest-paying UK supermarket as it raises hourly wage to £11Aldi is raising its starting pay for all supermarkets store assistants to £11 an hour, with London workers getting £12.45. Around 26,000 store colleagues will benefit from the increase, which will come into force from January 1,…

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Save Mart: Two-hour grocery delivery via Amazon

Record-breaking year for Wakefern

US: United Natural Foods to offer Smart Shelf Tags from Cornerstone for NaturalNorth American grocery wholesaler United Natural Foods has announced an agreement with Cornerstone for Natural to brings its Smart Shelf Tag programme to UNFI’s suppliers and retailers. Smart Shelf Tags contain ELi QR Codes,…

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Asda: New vegan Christmas range

Getir has secured a deal to stock around 300 Co-op own-label products

Carrefour Belgium returns to growthCarrefour has had an excellent quarter, with sales in many countries increasing strongly. Even its Belgian branch has rebounded in recent months, after years of decreasing sales. Carrefour’s group level sales grew by almost a fifth to 23.5bln euros. In its French home…

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C&S Wholesale Grocers partners with RELEX Solutions

Amazon: Q3 results

Five ways grocers can win over produce shoppers amid inflationAs food prices go up, it’s bananas to think consumers aren’t feeling the pinch in the produce department. In fact, 78% of Ontarians noticed prices going up for fresh vegetables and 75% noticed this for fresh fruits, with 55% saying the hikes are concerning, according…

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Jeronimo Martins: 14% rise in Q3 net profit

Casino Group: Quarterly net sales get boost from France, Latin America

UAE: Grandiose Supermarket unveils country-wide expansion plansGrandiose Supermarket has announced a significant expansion plan that is ongoing implementation in the UAE market. With 12 new store openings planned for Q4 2022, the supermarket chain is one of the fastest growing retailers in the UAE, with…

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Distribution center transformation in Texas completed by Walmart

Trigo raises $100mln to expand further into United States and Europe

US: Sprouts Farmers Market is opening 2 new stores FridayPhoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market is opening two new stores Friday, one in Tucson, Arizona, and the other in Palmdale, California. Sprouts operates about 380 stores in 23 states. In Tucson and Palmdale, the openings will be celebrated with a…

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In a tight situation, Finns would be the last to give up fruit and vegetables - study

Coles flags climate change as its next big operational challenge

Finns opt for freshness and quality of groceries over price, survey finds50% of Finnish shoppers prioritise freshness and quality of products in grocery stores over pricing, according to a new study commissioned by K-Citymarket. The study, Impact of the World Situation on Shopping Behavior in the Grocery…

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BJ’s is getting ready to open another store in New York state

ALDI U.S. and Spryker Systems: A new online food & grocery shopping experience

Mexico: Grupo Comercial Chedraui, S.A.B. de C.V. third quarter 2022 resultsGrupo Comercial Chedraui, S.A.B. de C.V. reports its 2022 third quarter results. All figures in this report are shown in nominal terms and reported in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Quarter…

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Harbor Foodservice has acquired NW Foodservice Distribution

Harps Food Stores plans to enter 2 new states with the purchase of The Markets

Shrinking basket size a puzzle for online grocery retailersLike all retailers and brands right now, online grocers are trying to navigate a tricky inflationary environment, albeit one with a unique twist as it pertains to a reduction in buying groceries online. As Scott Crawford, chief merchandising…

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DIA has reported a 12.6% increase in net sales in the first nine months of 2022

Coles is launching Australia's first-ever store-to-door drone delivery service

UK: Marks and Spencer looks to boost Ocado grocery deliveriesMarks & Spencer's Chief Executive, Stuart Machin, is working on a blueprint to ramp up the retailer’s Ocado food delivery operation. He is embarking on a review to improve the service, with the aim of making the business more efficient and…

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Deliveroo has reduced its full-year sales expectations

Metro AG sees double-digit growth in sales in Q4

Bid deadline for India's Future Retail extended due to low interest - sourcesThe resolution professional for India's debt-laden Future Retail Ltd has extended the deadline for potential buyers to submit their bids for the retailer, due to tepid interest, two banking sources said. The deadline had ended…

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Giant Food launches Loop

Go Grocer is on the go in the Windy City

US: Kroger-Albertsons tie-up spurs union lobbying to stop mergerThousands of unionized retail workers from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic to the West Coast are lobbying regulators and lawmakers as part of a broader effort to nix the $25bln merger between supermarket operators Kroger and Albertsons. Four local…

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SM Markets is adding seven more stores

Naivas Supermarket is set to open four more outlets in the next four weeks

E. Leclerc consolidates lead in French grocery market: KantarFrench retail market leader E. Leclerc has reported a 0.4 percentage point increase in market share in the period from September 5 to October 2, new data from Kantar has found. The data for the P10 period has E. Leclerc on 22.8% market share,…

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Walmart Canada opened its first new store in Alberta since 2015

Walmart's Mexico unit posted a 10% jump in third-quarter net profit

Grocery deal could have European interloperGood luck to Kroger and Albertsons - U.S. lawmakers are already getting concerned about a deal. Late last week, the former said that it would purchase the latter for $25bln, and U.S. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican Senator Mike Lee were quick to…

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A vegetable-first, plant-based brand is now available online

Deliveroo will definitely put a stop to its operations in the Netherlands

Germany's Aldi Nord to shorten opening hours to cut energy billGerman discount grocery store chain Aldi Nord will shorten opening hours at numerous branches from November in a bid to save energy costs, the company said. ALDI Nord is the first food retailer in Germany to adjust opening hours at numerous…

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Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2023

GrubMarket has completed the acquisition of Rainfield Marketing Group

World’s largest meal kit company will lay off hundreds of Bay Area workersHelloFresh, the food delivery company made rich off the millennial fascination with meal prepping and convenience, will not renew the lease at its Richmond plant. As of December 11, the factory located at 2041 Factory Street will…

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Amazon‘s Belgian website is online

Asda launches 1st ‘Asda Express’ convenience stores

Uber Eats launches new quick commerce offering with IcelandUber Eats has launched a new quick commerce offering through the trialling of Uber Eats Market with the Iceland supermarket chain. The company said the move will enable Iceland customers to receive their grocery delivery in as little as 20…

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Albertsons Cos. turned in a strong finish to its fiscal 2022 first half

Kroger announced the official opening of its newest Customer Fulfillment Center

Mexico president says he spoke with Walmart exec about lowering inflation on food productsMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he met with Judith McKenna, the head of Walmart Inc's international division, about "doing everything possible" to lower inflation on food products.Source:…

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How the Shoprite Group innovates using AI

Aldi is looking to recruit 1,000 workers in Spain in Q4

Millions forced to skip meals as UK cost of living crisis deepensAs the UK’s cost of living crisis deepened, nearly one in five low-income families experienced food insecurity in September, meaning more people went hungry than during the chaotic first weeks of the Covid lockdown, the Food Foundation…

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Boxed expands its Boxed Market fast fresh delivery service

HCMC announced the acquisition of Green’s Natural Foods

US: New Sendik’s grocery store debuts near MilwaukeeSendik's Food Markets will open its 18th location, in the Milwaukee suburb of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, transforming the former K-Mart into a 60,000-square-foot grocery store that not only features grocery essentials but an in-store garden,…

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Auchan Retail Polska sees revenue, profits up in full-year 2021

Lidl Belgium reported record loss

Italy: Sogegross launches new growth strategyItalian retailer and wholesaler Gruppo Sogegross has launched a new growth strategy which the company says is focused on brand synergy and expansion of its network. As part of its plans, the retailer plans to increase the collaboration and planning of its…

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Beyond Meat plans to cut 19% of its workforce

Kroger agrees to buy Albertsons

CalFresh recipients: How to get an extra $100 of free food every monthThis month CalFresh increased its benefits 12%, adding potentially more than $900 a month to a family’s grocery budget. Now thanks to a new program at Northgate Gonzalez Markets in Southern California, eligible families and individuals can get up to $100…

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Supermarket chain Lulu hires Moelis for IPO - sources

Poland’s de facto leader has revealed a plan to buy the country’s biggest grocery chain

Amazon outpaces Zalando and Wehkamp in top Dutch ecommerceAmazon is gaining footing in the top of Dutch ecommerce. It outpaces Zalando and Wehkamp in 4th place. Bol.com remains number 1. For the first time in years, electronics store Coolblue is not the second largest online seller in the Netherlands.…

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The Fresh Market is celebrating a huge milestone

Kroger is in talks about a tie-up with rival Albertsons - sources

US: United Natural Foods appoints Erin Horvath as new Chief Supply Chain Transformation OfficerUnited Natural Foods, Inc. (the “Company” or “UNFI”) announced that Erin Horvath has been appointed to the position of Chief Supply Chain Transformation Officer (CSCTO), a new role which will collaborate across…

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S&P Global had revised its outlook on Esselunga to 'negative' on inflation concerns

CEO Big C: "We are to exhibit more Thai products on our shelves"

New Zealand: Foodstuffs’ inflation fight for customers - stores keep grocery price increases below FPI for fifth consecutive month “Global food growers, makers and retailers are facing the most complex set of headwinds in decades, which is continuing to impact supply and push up prices”, says Foodstuffs…

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Blue Apron is now offering meal kits without a subscription in the U.S. Amazon store

ALDI cuts prices on top grocery items, including fresh and frozen vegetables

Ice cream on the produce page? Here’s FreshDirect’s cross-merchandising strategyOnline-only grocer FreshDirect is merchandising Frutero ice cream on its produce pages - with notable success. Leveraging search terms and SEO has been key to the strategy. “Pineapple”, an ice cream flavor co-developed by the…

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Sligro Food Group has formally applied as 'interested party' for Metro business in Belgium

Google Cloud announced a collaboration with Twiga Foods

Ahold Delhaize aims for new acquisitionsThe current crisis will provide Ahold Delhaize with opportunities to make acquisitions, CEO Frans Muller said: “Consolidations in the market will only continue”. In the Benelux, the group is building an ecosystem with Delhaize, Albert Heijn and bol.com. “During the…

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Grubhub and Starship Technologies partner

FreshDirect will partner with RELEX Solutions

Delivery drives U.S. online grocery market in SeptemberU.S. online grocery sales remain elevated despite decreasing slightly in September, according to the latest Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey. For September, the online grocery market totaled $7.8bln, down 2.5% from $8bln a year…

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Iceland has signed a new deal with logistics firm McCulla

Getir is in advanced talks to buy rival Gorillas - sources

SPAR Croatia starts building new logistics centreThe construction of the first phase of SPAR Croatia’s new logistics centre in Donja Zdenčina, located in the municipality of Klinča Sela in Zagreb County, has begun. The investment in this project which will greatly improve and facilitate the company’s…

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Kroger announced the launch of its Our Brands Innovation Summit

Stop & Shop has reopened three more supermarkets to upgrade its New York City stores

Announcing the 2022 Fortune Change the World listFortune revealed the 2022 Fortune Change the World list, showcasing over 50 companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations this year. While the Fortune Change the World list is not…

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Co-op launched its newest food store

Aeon is considering increasing its supermarkets in Hanoi to 100 by 2025

UK: Thousands of salaried Tesco workers forced to take real-terms pay cutThousands of Tesco staff have been forced to take a large real-terms pay cut as the supermarket puts a squeeze on store managers while offering bigger wage rises for lower-paid workers. In the latest pay battle amid the cost of…

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Amazon.com will invest more than 1bln euros in electric vans, trucks and low-emission package hubs across Europe

Big Y partnered with the American Red Cross

US: Low-price grocers like Aldi are winning as consumers trade downWith grocery prices soaring, consumers are changing the way they shop for food. That’s great news for discount grocers like bare-bones supermarket Aldi. Source: edition.cnn.com US: Big Y Partners with Red Cross in response to Hurricane…

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Esselunga also joins Epic Partners

Aldi UK looking to recruit 3,000 workers ahead of festive season

Retail alliance Epic Partners also tempts EsselungaItalian supermarket chain Esselunga also joins Epic Partners, just days after French cooperative Système U. The buying group founded by Germany’s Edeka is gaining weight in Europe.Source: retaildetail.eu  Carrefour Belgium takes part in the country's first…

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SpartanNash has sold 4 food production and distribution facilities to Provender Partners

Walmart has agreed to acquire Alert Innovation

Amazon to hire 150,000 workers ahead of holiday seasonAmazon.com Inc said it would hire 150,000 employees in full-time, seasonal and part-time roles across its operations in the United States ahead of the upcoming holiday season.Source: reuters.com  Canada: Loblaw expands DoorDash partnership with on-demand…

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One Stop has launched its new Selected by Tesco range across all its stores

Massmart Holdings in talks to close its Game stores in East and West Africa

Holland: Jumbo names Ton van Veen as temporary chief executiveDutch retailer Jumbo has named Ton van Veen as its temporary chief executive, following the stepping down of Frits van Eerd, the group said in a statement.Source: esmmagazine.com  UK: Selected by Tesco range now available in all One Stop storesOne…

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Gatik and Loblaw make history: First fully driverless deployment in Canada

Carrefour Brasil Group and Cornershop by Uber get into 15-minute delivery segment with "Carrefour Já"

Amazon makes first venture fund bets with $150mln for underrepresented foundersAmazon.com Inc is investing in outside venture capital funds for the first time, saying it planned to hand $150mln to firms that are backing underrepresented founders.Source: reuters.com  Gatik and Loblaw make history with first…

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Lidl GB to hire 1,000 staff in Britain over the next five months

SPAR International announces the brand’s entry into the Kazakhstan retail market

UK: Tesco lowers profit sights as British shoppers face squeezeTesco, Britain's biggest retailer, forecast full-year profit at the lower end of its previous guidance, blaming uncertainty over how a worsening cost-of-living crisis would affect consumer spending. Tesco, which has a 27% share of Britain's…

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Grubhub and Gopuff have formed a partnership

Procurant and Uber Freight US announced a partnership

US: Village Super Market, Inc. reports results for the Fourth Quarter Ended July 30, 2022Village Super Market, Inc. reported its results of operations for the fourth quarter ended July 30, 2022. Fourth Quarter Highlights: Net income of $12.6mln, an increase of 33% compared to $9.5mln in the fourth…

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GS25 has opened its 100th outlet in Mongolia

Deliveroo has opened its first shop in the UK

Italy: Alì closes stores on Sundays to save electricity billsItalian grocery retail group Alì has opted to close its stores on Sundays and holidays in order to save on energy bills. In addition, the supermarket group, mainly located in the Veneto region, is increasing the production of renewable energy,…

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Buggy has opened a new dark store in Ontario

PlantX Life has entered into an e-commerce partnership with The Very Good Food Company

US: Giant Food’s loyalty program boosts savings on grocery staplesRegional grocery chain Giant Food is offering shoppers a chance to save on grocery staples such as milk, bread, vegetables and more through its loyalty program promotion, the retailer announced. As grocery food prices remain high, store…

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Significant drop in first-half net profit for Esselunga

BinDawood Holding announce the opening of its first international store

Amazon’s first Belgian distribution centre is openBarely seven months after the announcement, Amazon’s first Belgian distribution centre is already completed and operational. The delivery centre is located in the south of Antwerp, in the new circular business park Blue Gate Antwerp. With a 5,764 m²…

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Too Good To Go announced its official launch in the greater Los Angeles area

Kroger celebrated the five-year anniversary of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste impact plan

EG America pushes ahead with Tom Thumb-to-Cumberland Farms rebannersEG Group, a leading convenience, coffee, and fuel retailer in the United States, has completed the first few of its many to come Tom Thumb to Cumberland Farms conversions in the Gulf Coast. Cumberland Farms has opened three stores with…

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Store network expansion for Aldi Nord

Co-op reported a sharp drop in its interim profits

UK: Co-op unveils new strategy with major multi-million pound price investmentCo-op unveiled a new-look food strategy with a renewed focus on convenience and commitment to offer greater value, led by a major £37mln investment to slash the price of over a hundred products. Everyday favourites, from pizza,…

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UNFI is adding 3 store locations and remodeling 2 existing stores

Walmart has officially opened its first “next-gen” fulfillment center

US: Misfits Market hosting repurposed-food challengeTo mark the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, Misfits Market and the Upcycled Food Association (UFA) are launching The Upcycling Challenge, a contest for food entrepreneurs to create an innovative, sustainable and tasty food product…

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Salling Group is launching a new discount chain BASALT

Morrisons reported a halving of its third-quarter core earnings

Amazon Fresh UK checkout-free stores cut prices amid cost of living crisisAmazon Fresh has launched a Price Cut promotion in the UK. Its 19 Just Walk Out technology powered stores have dropped the prices of over 200 products. 6 by Amazon Medium Free Range Eggs are now 88p, 500g of Happy Belly Penne are…

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Cardenas Markets is partnering with Amazon

Instacart launched Instacart Health

US: KeHE Distributors opens largest distribution center in Dallas, TexasKeHE Distributors (KeHE), one of the largest natural & organic, specialty, and fresh distributors in North America, will unveil its newest and largest distribution center on October 5th in Dallas Texas. The new center will add a…

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Star Concessions has announced the opening of Grab & Fly

UNFI: Partnership with robotics specialist Symbotic

US: Aldi store in Brooklyn showcases chain’s value formulaAldi gave a firsthand look at its low-price formula in a tour of its year-old store on Flatbush Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Produce and packaged goods are displayed in the crates and boxes they arrive in, cutting the time…

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Carrefour Italia: Continued revenue growth

Choppies registered a 141% growth in profit

Ahold Delhaize proposes to reappoint CEO Frans MullerAhold Delhaize announced that its Supervisory Board intends to propose the reappointment of Frans Muller as President and CEO and member of the Management Board at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 12 April 2023.Source: aholddelhaize.com  AEON…

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BigBasket has begun the process for a new round of funding

Reliance Retail is close to acquiring Bismi

UK: Morrisons helps customers by cutting prices on popular productsMorrisons is reducing the prices on 150 of its most popular products to help make customers’ money go further. The lower prices cover nearly 6% of Morrisons total volume sales and offer customers an average saving of 14%. Cupboard staples…

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Food Lion expands click-and-collect in North Carolina and Kentucky

Schnuck Markets plans to buy Fricks Market

US: BJ’s Wholesale Club announces opening date for its first Indiana locationBJ's Wholesale Club, a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, announced that its newest club in Noblesville, Indiana will open on Friday, September 30, 2022. The opening will bring the…

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CEO thinks about how to kickstart Circle K’s fresh food business

Costco held off on increasing its membership fees

What Kroger, Walmart & Target learned from China’s Alibaba about grocery’s futureOmnichannel retail is now critical for all the major players in the consumer sector, from grocers like Kroger to Target and Walmart. For supermarkets, a big digital prod came before Amazon’s Whole Food Markets acquisition in…

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M&S has launched a new range of vegetarian meals under the label Veggie

Aldi UK reported a 79% fall in 2021 operating profit

Australia: Aldi’s fruit and vegetables named best in supermarket industryAldi customers have ranked the budget supermarket’s fruit and vegetables better than its pricier competitors, according to a new poll. The results come from Canstar Blue’s Customer Awards where shoppers voted Aldi’s greens into the…

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Ninja Global launched

HappyFresh is ceasing its operations in Malaysia

UK: Top Morrisons executive feels Strain with exit after 10 yearsA top executive at Morrisons is in talks to leave, days after it emerged that the Bradford-based grocer had been displaced as Britain's fourth-biggest supermarket chain. Sky News has learnt that Trevor Strain, Morrisons' chief operating…

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Target plans to hire up to 100,000 seasonal workers for the holiday season

ALDI US: "Our fresh fruit and vegetable sales are up 70% in the last five years"

US: Costco Wholesale Corporation reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 operating resultsCostco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) announced its operating results for the 16-week fourth quarter and the 52-week fiscal year, ended August 28, 2022. Net sales for the quarter increased…

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M&S raises staff pay again

JD.com inaugurates an agricultural sibling

Co-op promotes talent with new food leadership succession planThe Co-op has announced a new leadership structure for its convenience and wholesale operations. After six years with the Co-op, with over five years as Food CEO, Jo Whitfield has decided that this is the right time to move on and pursue her…

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Walmart will hire 40,000 workers for the holiday season

Aldi: U.S. same-store sales rose in the double digits over the last 12 months

Amazon faces uphill battle as it rolls out Fresh chain, say expertsTwo years after Amazon debuted its first Amazon Fresh supermarket, the e-commerce giant faces an uphill climb in its effort to stand out against established operators of brick-and-mortar grocery stores, Wall Street analysts said during a…

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Sainsbury’s will open a new concept store: Sainsfreeze

El Confidencial: Amazon has suspended the construction of new warehouses in Spain until 2024

UK: Sainsbury's in talks to offload £500mln store portfolio to LXi REITJ Sainsbury, the supermarket chain, is in advanced talks to offload a portfolio of prime retail sites to a London-listed real estate investor for about £500mln. Sky News has learnt that LXi REIT, which has a market value of about…

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Tokyo Joe’s chain has been acquired by Salad Collective

GrubMarket has completed the acquisition of JC Produce

US: Market Basket named as top inflationary-times grocerMarket Basket beat out discount giants Aldi, Dollar General, Walmart and others as the top-ranked grocer for inflationary times in an inflation-focused edition of the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI). The dunnhumby RPI Special Inflation…

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Romanian Carrefour customers can exchange plastic bottles for fruits & vegetables

Sezamo launches in Italy

Germany: Edeka NST adds new members to its executive boardThe board of trustees of Edeka Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen (NST) has announced a number of appointments to its executive board as the German retailer looks to 'future-proof' its executive board. Christian Remy will join the executive board of Edeka NST in September,…

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Jupiter launched with over 60 individual creator storefronts

BrightDrop: Launch of a new temperature-controlled eCart

US: Instacart offers grocers the future of grocery in a bundleInstacart is rolling out a suite of products designed to help grocers offer shoppers a next-gen grocery ecosystem. The company is debuting Connected Stores, a bundle of new and existing Instacart Platform technologies that will help grocers…

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Morrisons plans to open thousands more of its Morrisons Daily stores

MySuki: Online grocery platform with the largest footprint in the Philippines

Lidl announces management change in Latvia and EstoniaChairman of the board of Lidl Latvija and Lidl Eesti, Jākobs Jozefsons, will leave the role on 1 November 2022. He will continue his career with the parent company Schwarz Group as chairman of the board of Lidl Sverige, the discounter noted. Current…

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Big Y will be celebrating the official opening of new market in Norwood, Massachusetts

Kroger has gone live with its 10th Ocado-automated “spoke” site

US: Bold Commerce brings checkout lane impulse buys to online groceryBold Commerce, the ecommerce technology company that powers checkout and subscription experiences for leading retailers and DTC brands, announced its newest curbside checkout feature for brick-and-mortar and omnichannel retailers. Curb…

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Albert Heijn and WWF-NL start collaboration

John Lewis Partnership reported a loss for the first half of the year

Albert Heijn the top online supermarket in The Netherlands, survey findsAlbert Heijn is the first choice of online supermarket for Dutch shoppers, a new study by Deloitte has found, with some 54% of those that shop online ordering their groceries with the retailer. According to the consumer survey of…

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Superior Grocers has hit a milestone

Empire: Financial results for the first quarter

US: Amazon Fresh opens a new California storeJust a week after its last store opening, fast-growing Amazon Fresh opened yet another high-tech supermarket, this one in East Pasadena, California, the retailer announced. The 42,000-square-foot store is the company’s 44th Amazon Fresh location. It features…

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Total U.S. online grocery sales dipped less than 1% in August versus last year

Walmart Canada stores across the country are getting an automated AI-assist

US: Food Lion Feeds Apple Bag campaign to help provide at least 1mln meals to families in needIn partnership with customers, Food Lion will help provide at least 1mln meals to neighbors facing hunger through its annual Food Lion Feeds Apple Bag campaign. The campaign runs from September 14 - October 4…

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Yandex launches food delivery service Yandex Eats in Armenia

Coop Denmark is bringing some of its biggest retail chains together under unified banners

Belgium: Makro receives protection from creditorsThe Belgian branches of Makro and Metro have had their application for judicial reorganisation approved. The court of Antwerp grants the retail chain protection from its creditors.Source: retaildetail.eu  Finland: Kesko sees group sales up by 8.4% in AugustFor…

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Kantar: Aldi has overtaken Morrisons to become Britain's fourth-biggest supermarket group

LSA: Eureka centre will handle purchasing for six countries where Carrefour operates

India: Night delivery new war zone for online grocers; Instamart, Dunzo, Zepto, Blinkit all in raceGrocery ecommerce platforms are looking to open up a new battlefront - night delivery. Swiggy Instamart, the grocery delivery arm of restaurant delivery and search aggregator Swiggy, has extended grocery…

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C&S Wholesale Grocers has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services to build a new operations platform on Google Cloud

Wegmans discontinues self-scanning app

US: Argo AI kicks into high gear to build a business out of AV techArgo AI, the autonomous vehicle developer backed by Ford and VW Group, revealed an ecosystem of products and services designed to support commercial delivery and robotaxi operations. The products - a list that includes fleet management…

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Longest European Food Delivery by bike completed

JD’s first Shopping Festival of Agricultural Specialties kicked off

China: JD Super announces its new strategyJD.com’s omni-channel supermarket, JD Super, announced its business strategy titled “BOOST” during a press conference. The plan is intended to help JD Super navigate its business development. “BOOST” is an acronym. “B” as in “broaden” reflects JD Super’s…

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Alima raised $1.5mln in new funding

US Foods has completed the expansion of its distribution center in Marrero, Louisiana

Alima aims to build out Latin America’s perishable foods supply chainAlima, a Mexico-based supply chain startup, raised $1.5mln in new funding to continue developing data-driven tools for businesses to source the produce they need and have it delivered directly to them. The market for fresh produce in…

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Kroger sales up 9.3% in Q2

DoorDash partners with The Raley’s Companies

Amazon Fresh opens 2nd Pennsylvania locationAmazon Fresh opened its second store in Pennsylvania. The market in Broomall, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles from Philadelphia, is the retailer’s first store in the state with its proprietary “just walk out” technology that allows shoppers to skip the checkout…

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Just Eat’s grocery estate in the UK has expanded from 20 sites to over 1,500 sites

SPAR Gran Canaria maintaining its position as the market leader in the fruit and vegetable segment

Amazon poised to dethrone eBay as Australia’s top online retailerAustralia’s e-commerce industry is standing at the precipice of a monumental shift, as new data predicts Amazon is on track to dethrone eBay as the country’s top online shopping website. The American e-commerce giant, which launched in…

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DoorDash has partnered with Southeastern Grocers

Sources: Shopee shuts operations in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico

US: Uber partners with Nuro in push for autonomous food, grocery deliveryUber Technologies Inc said it has partnered with start-up Nuro to test food delivery via unmanned vehicles in some U.S. locations, expanding its tie-ups with companies focused on building self-driving machines. Tests with Nuro will…

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foodpanda has reportedly laid off 5% of its 1,200 staff in Singapore

Shufersal opens first checkout free store in Tel Aviv

Retail giant Aeon holding out as Japan dismantles controversial listingsAs many Japanese firms bow to pressure from shareholders and regulators to end the practice of listing subsidiaries - which critics say compromises corporate governance - one of the country's biggest retailers isn't buying it. Aeon…

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Misfits Market: Acquisition of Imperfect Foods

Instacart announced it has acquired Rosie

US: Target announces leadership updatesTarget Corporation announced that Brian Cornell has committed to remain as CEO and lead the company for approximately three more years. Additionally, the company announced Arthur Valdez, executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer, will…

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Carrefour will sell Spanish consumers a basket of 30 basic goods for 30 euros

Carrefour Belgium is launching its five pieces of fruit and vegetables for under €1 initiative

REWE turns to WhatsApp for flyer distributionGermany's REWE Group is taking the next step in digitising its marketing approach by offering customer flyers and pamphlets via WhatsApp. The move follows on from the retailer's pledge to discontinue the use of printed flyers by summer 2023.Source:…

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Waysia raises nearly 10mln euros to deliver Asian grocery in Europe

Central Group said it planned to expand its footprint in Europe

Australia: Harris Farm Markets promises ‘value with values’As the sky-high prices for vegetables in Australia tumble by 60, 70% or even up to 90% as the effects of the floods subsides, Harris Farm Markets Co-CEO Tristan Harris predicts further savings over Spring due to the company’s commitment to ‘Best…

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H-E-B opens its Frisco location this month

Norwalk gives green light to open Connecticut’s first Wegmans supermarket

Kroger named SN's 2022 Retailer of the YearFor its vision and embrace of innovation in executing its “Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital” strategy, The Kroger Co. has been named as the 2022 Retailer of the Year by Supermarket News. “In every decision we make, we do what we think is right…

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Shoprite Holdings: 10.3% increase in annual profit

Iceland has partnered with fruit and vegetable supplier Del Monte to promote NHS Healthy Start scheme

Belgium: Inflation in supermarkets rises to 12.5%An average shopping trolley in a Belgian supermarket was almost 12.5% more expensive than a year earlier. Compared to July, prices were up by another 1%, according to a new survey by consumer organisation Test-Aankoop. The survey used the prices of 3000…

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Amazon is doubling down on the fast-growing social commerce sector

GPA expects to retain around 13% stake in Exito after spinoff

Amazon eagerly eyeing social commerce sectorUS tech company Amazon is doubling down on the fast-growing social commerce sector by beefing up its presence in WeChat mini program, as China's Generation Z consumers - those born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s - evince rising demand for…

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Ninjacart delivers fresh vegetables and fruits from farmers to retailers and other businesses in less than 12 hours

Aldi will remove best before dates from around 60 fresh fruit and veg lines

India’s Otipy: Connects end consumers to farmers - Get fresh farm products at your doorstepThe Gurugram-based Crofarm started out via a B2B model in 2016 to improve the supply chain for fresh fruits and vegetables, and pivoted to a B2B2C model (Otipy) in 2020, seeking to ensure that farm produce reaches…

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Market Wagon: A localized, on-line, home delivery version of farmers’ markets

The Kroger Co. Foundation: 2022 Hunger Leadership Award winner

US: Bringing The Farmers’ Market experience to home deliveryThere is a company called Market Wagon whose basic business concept was to create a localized, on-line, home delivery version of farmers’ markets. It recently ranked in the top 10% of the Inc. 5000 Annual List of the fastest growing companies in…

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Woolworths New Zealand has signed its first wholesale agreement

Tesco has changed the required specification of its Iceberg lettuces

UK: Former Selby police station sold to supermarketThe sale of a former North Yorkshire police station to discount supermarket chain Aldi has been completed. Selby Police Station, in Portholme Road, has stood empty since 2019 when officers moved to Selby Civic Centre.Source: bbc.com  New owners end lifeline…

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Food Bazaar opening first Manhattan location

Meijer plans to debut a new version of its brick-and-mortar stores

Costco’s Canadian sales continue to soar with boost in AugustCostco sales in Canada were up 11.6% in August as the company reported total net sales of US$17.55bln for the month. That figure is an increase of 11.4% from US$15.75bln last year. Comparably, Canadian sales were up 11.7% in July and 14.2% in…

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Roche Bros. Supermarkets is marking its 70th anniversary

Amazon introduces new service: Amazon Warehousing & Distribution

US: New Whole Foods Market in Culver City is now openWhole Foods Market opened its new 51,413-square-foot store, located at 3377 La Cienega Blvd in Culver City, California, on Wednesday, August 31. Features of the Culver City store include: An array of organic, conventional and Sourced for Good produce,…

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CEO: Woolworths Holdings plans to open more stores and ramp up its on-demand delivery service

Yeinot Bitan will convert 25 supermarkets into Carrefour stores by the end of 2022

How Latvian stores prepare for future ban on free plastic bagsStores will no longer be allowed to offer free plastic bags as of 2025. Shops are preparing for this in a variety of ways: they offer different alternatives, such as paper and reusable bags, and they also charge for thin plastic bags,…


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