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Bene Bono is commencing its operations in Barcelona

Asda to buy EG petrol stations unit

Italy: Maiora Despar Centro Sud to open 40 new stores in 2023Large-scale regional retailer Maiora Despar Centro Sud is planning over 70 store openings and the renovation of existing stores over the course of 2023, reports daily Il Sole 24 Ore. The company is investing more than €20mln this year, out of…


Grocery Code of Conduct is still in development

Misfits Market is moving its HQ

The new Grocery Code of Conduct should benefit both Canadians and the food industryThe code of conduct is currently being drafted by grocers, suppliers and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, a government department focused on the country’s agriculture and agri-food sector. The grocery code of conduct is still in development. The…


Groupe Casino to sell some stores to Groupement Les Mousquetaires

Penny Italia has concluded the acquisition of 16 stores

Still getting 5 a day? High prices force Belgians to buy less fruit and vegA quarter of all Belgians now buy less fruit and vegetables compared to this time last year, as soaring food prices and general high inflation have forced households to radically restructure their supermarket spending habits.…


The Kroger Co. announced its inclusion among the 2023 Axios Harris Poll 100

Numerator has published a SNAP Trip Tracker

The world's top 25 retailers - RankedThe top 25 publicly-traded global retailers collectively achieved revenue growth of 7.1% in 2022, to $3.5tln (€3.26tln), new data from GlobalData has found. GlobalData’s Company Reports Database reveals that of the top 25 publicly traded retailers, Alimentation…


Dollar Tree trimmed its full-year profit forecast

Costco missed estimates for quarterly earnings

Who is the top grocer in the Northwestern U.S.?The state of grocery varies considerably across regions according to the latest report by the traffic analytics platform The result? Albertsons topped the list as the most popular grocery banner in three-out-of-five Northwestern states: Idaho,…


Asda is finalising a deal to buy EG Group’s UK and Irish petrol forecourts

Bio-Planet plans to open its first store in Luxembourg next year

India: Swiggy Instamart asks people to name green leafy veggies, promises cash prizeSwiggy Instamart took to Twitter to share a challenge with its followers. The simple yet intriguing task was to identify four leafy vegetables correctly. To sweeten the deal, the company even offered a cash prize of ₹5000…


H-E-B is expanding into North Texas

KeHE Distributors plans to acquire DPI Specialty Foods

US: The Fresh Market opens 160th store in Carmel, IndianaThe Fresh Market, Inc. opened its 160th store in Carmel, Indiana, now totaling five locations in the state and marking the second in Carmel, an Indianapolis suburb. The store, located at 1392 S. Rangeline Rd., offers a wide selection of fresh…


Jumbo is ending its partnership with Getir

StrongPoint ASA and Aste Finland: A very cool partnership

Singapore: Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling to step down from official Grab positions by year endGrab Holdings Limited announced that Tan Hooi Ling has informed its board of directors of her intention to step down from her operating roles at Grab, including her directorship, by the end of 2023. Tan will be…


Air21 is partnering with Sarisuki to deliver Benguet’s fruits and vegetables to Manila

Picnic wants to almost double German sales

UK: Asda extends popular £1 kids café meal deal this May half termAsda announced that its hugely popular ‘Kids Eat for £1’ café meal deals will continue and cover the School May half term holidays. The kids menu has a variety of offers including two new hot meals recently introduced - Penne Pasta with…


Mother’s Market & Kitchen and Upside have teamed up

BJ’s Wholesale Club announced first quarter records

US: Mother’s Market & Kitchen, Upside form partnershipMother’s Market & Kitchen, an independent organic and natural health food store chain with 12 Southern California locations, and retail tech company Upside have teamed up to offer the retailer’s customers the chance to earn cash back while…


From June, Aldi Süd will start a food delivery service in Germany

Expansion of Amazon Fresh to over 60 cities in India

Younger men urged to get to grips with type 2 diabetes riskDiabetes UK and Tesco team up to encourage the dramatic uptake of free, type 2 risk assessments in men under 40 to prevent a type 2 diabetes surge. Over 80% don’t eat recommended portions of fruit and veg, or take enough exercise. The partners…


More Hy-Vee stores are in the works for the state of Tennessee - report

Walmart opened its first high-tech Market Fulfillment Center in Arkansas

US: Save-A-Lot, Dollar General best for SNAP, study saysSave-A-Lot is the grocer with the best offerings for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shoppers, according to a new report. Following Save-A-Lot (based in Saint Ann, Missouri) in the rankings is Food 4 Less (Compton, California),…


Poundland is eyeing up new locations inside the M25

A novelty broccoli-themed truck rolled into a nursery in Luton to encourage children to eat fruit and veg

Top 5 supermarket retail chains in SloveniaHere's an overview of the top five supermarket retail chains in Slovenia, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index ( 1. Mercator turnover: €1.25bln (2021); 2. SPAR turnover: €866mln…


Publix is phasing out its 8 Greenwise locations

US Foods has agreed to acquire Renzi Foodservice

US: Albertsons taps Jim Perkins to ready SpinCo option for merger with KrogerAlbertsons Cos. has confirmed published reports that Jim Perkins, executive vice president of retail operations and special projects and Mid-Atlantic division president, will lead planning for SpinCo, a possible spin-off company…


ABRAS has announced plans to launch a nationwide shopping app in the second half of 2023

Americanas to seek bidders for fruit and vegetable unit

Canada: Walmart teams with SkipTheDishes to expand Walmart Now rapid delivery pilotSkipTheDishes has launched a rapid delivery pilot with Walmart Canada within Vancouver and Edmonton. The pilot leverages “dark stores” (local Skip fulfillment centres) to offer customers more than 2,000 grocery and…


Riverford to be 100% staff-owned as founder sells stake

Ayekart Fintech has picked up a minority stake in Nature's Fresh Express

China: Alibaba’s e-grocer Freshippo deepens ties with overseas food firmsFreshippo, the fresh produce retailer under Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, announced it is to set up eight procurement centers around the world to introduce more foreign groceries to the Chinese market. New…


Lidl marks 50th anniversary in Germany

Studenac: Acquisition of retail chain Strahinjčica d.o.o.

UK: Pimms and cucumbers top Tesco's list of most sold Coronation weekend itemsPimms and cucumbers were among the food products that saw the largest spike in sales at Tesco during the Coronation weekend. According to insight platform Dunnhumby’s media director Lee Roberts, the UK’s biggest grocer sold…


Procurant: Voice-enabled rating feature in produce inspection application

Target tops earnings expectations

US: Trader Joe’s stands firm on opting out of e-commerceOnline shopping surged during the pandemic and now accounts for more than $8bln in monthly sales. Yet Trader Joe’s has stayed the course and avoided tacking on e-commerce shopping methods to its business plan despite the growing demand for pickup…


Pepco expands European roll-out into Portugal

Tesco has unveiled its first-ever range of ‘Finest Signature Vegetables’ main dishes

Finland: Kesko sees decline in comparable group sales in AprilRetailer Kesko has reported a 3.8% year-on-year decline in sales in comparable terms, to €964.4mln, in April. The grocery trade unit reported a 2.5% increase in sales, to €508.9mln, in this period.Source:  Tesco launches first Finest…


Pairwise’s first gene-edited greens are officially launching in foodservice

FreshRealm: Purchase of the operational infrastructure of Blue Apron

Canadian grocery costs rose 9.1% in April, a slight decline from MarchThe cost of groceries in Canada climbed 9.1% in April, marking a gradual slowdown from the month prior, according to data from Statistics Canada. The price of fresh vegetables slowed to 8.8%, compared with 10.8% in March as the cost of…


Americanas looking for buyer for stake in Grupo

CSPI urges FTC to nix Kroger-Albertsons merger deal

US: Trader Joe's long-time CEO and the brains behind the 19-cent banana announces his retirementTrader Joe's CEO Dan Bane will retire in July, the grocery store chain said. Bane has worked at Trader Joe's for a quarter-century, the company said. The company started selling bananas for 19 cents each after…


Auchan plans to enter Algeria

Lidl GB is calling on other supermarkets to make fruit & veg more appealing to kids

Just Eat appoints new Managing Director for UK and IrelandClaire Pointon has been appointed as Just Eat’s new Managing Director for the UK and Ireland. Pointon takes over from Andrew Kenny, who joined Just Eat’s Management Board as Chief Commercial Officer last year.Source:…


Stronger role in shaping EU's SFS legislation: Joint letter

Jan Linders sells two stores in the Netherlands

India's DMart slumps nearly 5% on profit miss, margin dropShares of Avenue Supermarts Ltd, which operates the DMart retail chain, fell 4.7% on Monday after the company's fourth-quarter profit missed estimates and core profit margin contracted as consumers curbed discretionary spending.Source:…


Cornershop is eliminating 11% of its workforce

US Foods: Q1 fiscal year 2023 earnings

CEO of grocery chain sounds alarm over the 'dumb things' US government is doingThe CEO of New York City grocery store chain Gristedes is sounding the alarm over all the "dumb things" the government is doing as inflation persists. When FOX Business host Maria Bartiromo asked John Catsimatidis when…


Chedraui USA is setting itself up for growth out west

The Fresh Market is churning out solid sales for Chilean parent company Cencosud

Kroger CEO doesn’t rule out litigation if regulators block Albertsons mergerKroger Co. Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen has reiterated his company’s willingness to pursue litigation, if necessary, in the event that regulators reject its $24.6bln deal to merge with fellow supermarket giant Albertsons Cos.…


KKR increases its stake in Seiyu

Launch of Saarthi: A bouquet of B2B services in the fruits and vegetables sector

China's promotes finance chief to CEO role as Xu Lei resignsE-commerce giant Inc. said its chief executive Xu Lei will step down, with the company's chief financial officer taking on the role. He will immediately begin the process of handing over CEO responsibilities to Sandy Xu Ran, who…


Amazon fills top 2 spots in new list of leading marketplaces in Europe

Co-op Group grows its partnership with Just Eat to reach almost 1,000 stores by the end of this month

Brexit: UK supermarkets call for Windsor Framework clarityIt is absolutely critical labelling issues raised by the Windsor Framework are resolved ahead of an October deadline, a group representing British supermarkets has said. The framework was agreed by the EU and UK in February. It is intended to ease…


Grocery Outlet registered spikes in net sales in Q1

Dollar General announced recent expansions in its global supply chain network

Amazon ‘not concerned’ about wave of unionizing because of competitive pay, benefits, exec saysA top Amazon executive told CNBC the company is “not concerned” about a wave of unionizing globally because the e-commerce giant has competitive pay and benefits. The comments come amid high-profile efforts in…


Mercatus and Eagle Eye announced a strategic partnership

AFS and Symbotic announce agreement

Amazon to sublease planned Fresh stores in MinneapolisAmazon seems to have hit the stop button on its brick-and-mortar presence in Minneapolis. According to local media reports, the retail company is subleasing six sites that were intended to be built out into full-scale Amazon Fresh stores.Source:…


Lidl plans to recruit over 1,500 distribution centre workers

Ahold Delhaize sees Europe's food inflation slowing

India: RuKart ties up with SBI for easy loans to customersAgritech firm RuKart, which sells 'Subjee Cooler' to enhance shelf life of fruits and vegetables, has tied up with SBI to help potential customers in getting easy loan options to buy the product. Founded in May 2019, RuKart manufactures Subjee…


The Giant Co. announced plans for its first store in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Weis Markets: Q1 2023 results

Imports expected to remain below 2022 most of this yearImport cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is climbing back from a nearly three-year low in February but is expected to remain well below last year’s levels heading into this fall, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail…


Lidl plans to build sixth distribution center in Belgium

Private equity firms approached as potential buyers for My Hero chain of stores - sources

Belgium: Colruyt Ledeberg reopens on 10 MayThe Colruyt store in Ledeberg has been completely renewed, making it even easier for customers to do their shopping at the lowest prices. Customers will find a wide selection of fresh products, fruits and vegetables in the fresh market.Source:…


Pricepally moves to a new world-class modular facility center in Lagos

Dino Polska has reported like-for-like sales growth of 27.2% in Q1

Oman: New e-platform delivers 1kg to 1 tonne veggies, fruits to doorstepTo support Omani farmers and provide fruits and vegetables at competitive prices to costumers at their doorsteps, a local e-commerce platform - - is changing how retail as well as wholesale consumers buy perishable…


Shoreline Equity Partners has completed the sale of Mr. Greens

SPAR has announced the brand’s entry into Latin America

Meet the Founder: Inside Mercato’s goal to make healthy food and local business accessible to everyoneBobby Brannigan’s original goal for his company Mercato was straightforward: build a tech platform to help mom-and-pop grocers like his own family get online and compete with the Walmarts and Fresh…


Asparagus is flying off the shelves ahead of the King's coronation

Aldi: 50 store openings in Spain targeted this year

Japan: 7-Eleven spin-off would jeopardise growth, CEO says, pushing back at ValueActA spin-off of 7-Eleven would jeopardise the convenience store chain's future growth by cutting it off from its parent's strength in the food business, the chief executive of Japan's Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd told…


Largest Amazon warehouse in New England is now open

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage: Q2 fiscal 2023 results

Alibaba’s global online commerce arm weighs a US IPOAlibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s international online shopping unit is exploring a US initial public offering as it weighs options to spur growth for the business that includes major e-commerce brands Lazada and AliExpress.Source:  Report: Discount…


Sales growth at heavily indebted retailer Casino slowed in Q1

Carrefour announced it will open its first 50 stores across Israel next week

UK: Nisa reveals ambitious 2023 recruitment goalsNisa is set to open a further 400 stores this year, as part of its ambitious recruitment drive. Following hot on the heels of a successful 2022, whereby the symbol group and wholesaler opened 473 new stores, Nisa has seen a strong start to the year with…


Costco: April sales results

Loblaw reports 2023 Q1 results

US: Dollar Tree, Inc. names Mike Kindy Chief Supply Chain OfficerDollar Tree, Inc. announced a key executive leadership addition, with Mike Kindy joining the organization as Chief Supply Chain Officer. Mr. Kindy has more than 34 years of management experience in retail logistics and operating distribution centers.Source:…


Pluckk acquires 100% stake in KOOK

Kantar: Dunnes Stores maintains position as Ireland's leading supermarket chain

ID Logistics takes over the operations of the Auchan distribution centre in Lędziny, PolandAs a major player in contract logistics, ID Logistics is strengthening its cooperation with Auchan Poland, a long-standing customer. In charge of a warehouse of the brand in Mszczonów (central-eastern Poland) for…


Quarterly loss as BIG purchase weighs for Carrefour Brasil

Giant Food announced the opening of a new Giant Delivers e-commerce fulfillment center in Manassas, Virginia

Canada: Peko Produce finds solution for “peculiar” fruit and vegetablesFood waste and rising food costs are two interconnected industry issues that have spawned startups like Too Good to Go and Flashfood in Canada. Peko Produce, which recovers “peculiar” fruit and vegetables and packages them in “mystery…


Swiggy has closed down its premium grocery delivery service Handpicked

Australian 7-Eleven franchise puts more than 700 stores up for sale

Top 5 supermarket retail chains in Bosnia & HerzegovinaHere's an overview of the top five supermarket retail chains in Bosnia & Herzegovina, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index ( 1. Bingo turnover: €618mln (2020); 2.…


Walmart has opened its first distribution centre in Atlantic Canada

Aldi plans to open 120 new stores in the U.S. during 2023

US: Publix net earnings surge more than 100% in Q1Employee-owned Publix Super Markets generated strong sales, as well as a significant increase in net earnings, during its first quarter. Sales for the three months ended April 1 totaled $14.3bln, a 13.5% increase from $13.2bln during the year-ago period.…


MyMandi to shake up the fruits & vegetables market

Asda has expanded its core grocery partnership with Deliveroo in the UK

Australia: From humble orange orchard to online produce empire, Alpha Fresh is a multigenerational story of hard work and familyIn 1952, Frank Iannelli started an orange farm in the small Riverina country town of Leeton. His work ethic and charisma were legendary in these parts and formed part of what…


New brand identity: Planet Hannaford

Couche-Tard has reached an agreement to acquire 112 fuel and convenience retail sites to be carved out from MAPCO

Walmart International names VP sourcing - freshWalmart Inc. has appointed Laura Himes, previously its senior director for produce merchandising, to the position of VP sourcing - fresh for the company’s Walmart International division.Source:  US: Hannaford Supermarkets introduces Planet…


Seven & i Holdings Co. plans to integrate supermarket units Ito-Yokado Co. and York Co. within 2023 at the earliest

Carrefour signs agreement with Louis Delhaize Group for the acquisition of its activities in Romania

UK: Asda opens landmark 150th Asda On the Move convenience storeAsda has opened its 150th Asda On the Move store, in partnership with EG Group, marking the latest milestone in its ambitious plans to roll out 200 of the roadside convenience store formats by the end of 2023. The 150th Asda on The Move…


Weis Markets: 2023 growth plan

Amazon beats expectations in Q1 earnings

US: Stew Leonard’s founder dead at 93Stew Leonard Sr., founder of the Stew Leonard’s grocery store chain has died at the age of 93, according to a notice on the Stew Leonard’s website. A resident of Westport, Connecticut, Leonard passed away on April 26 at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital following a brief…


Jeronimo Martins: 59% jump in first-quarter net income

HelloFresh reached an all time high quarterly revenue in Q1 2023

Ahold Delhaize announces the appointment of Boudewijn van Nieuwenhuijzen as Brand President Super IndoAhold Delhaize announced that Boudewijn van Nieuwenhuijzen will be appointed Brand President of Super Indo as of June 1, 2023. He will succeed Johan Boeijenga, who stepped down on 31 March. Johan will…


Major expansion in Alabama planned by Food City

Walmart's Mexico unit posted a 3.7% rise in first quarter net profit

US: GrubMarket launches GrubPay to bring payments solutions to the food supply chain industryGrubMarket announced the launch of GrubPay, a powerful and easy-to-use payment platform that facilitates safe and secure payments for food wholesalers and distributors, making GrubMarket the first and only…


Little Red Box Grocery allows SNAP recipients to double every dollar spent on fresh and frozen fruits and veggies

Pairwise and PHA: Three-year partnership to increase access to fruits and vegetables

Amazon could look to acquire Kroger, Albertsons storesIf Amazon wants to improve its grocery reach in the U.S., it might want to look at what is already there. According to Business Insider, analysts at Bernstein have put together a comeback strategy for the deliver giant based in Seattle, Washington,…


Ocado Group said it planned to close its oldest automated warehouse

Co-op becomes the first retailer to announce nationwide move to 100% British strawberries across its 2,400 stores

Spain: DIA to open five new stores in AndalusiaSpanish retailer DIA plans to open five new supermarkets in the Andalusian region this year in Motril, Bonares, Seville, Rociana and Puente Genil. The move will see the retailer expand its franchises to more than 300 and add 3,437 square metres of sales area…


The founder of Planet Organic is returning to spearhead a rescue deal for the supermarket chain

Crisis at Aldi Nord through losses

Aldi, Lidl continue to outperform rest of UK grocery market: KantarThe latest market share data from Kantar for the UK market shows that Aldi and Lidl continue to outperform the competition, with Lidl reporting a 25.1% increase in sales in the 12 weeks to 16 April, and Aldi seeing sales rise…


UNFI announced the launch of its Climate Action Partnership

Cooperative grocer is shuttering its store in Portland, Oregon, after 50 years

US: Trader Joe’s workers vote for union in California, reject union in New YorkWorkers at a Trader Joe’s in Oakland, California, voted in favor of unionizing late last week, becoming the fourth store to do so since last summer. A union vote at the grocer’s Essex Crossing store in New York City, however,…


Casino and Teract expand tie up talks to Groupement Les Mousquetaires

Lidl opened one of the largest distribution centres on the island of Ireland

UK: Customers in Bewdley check out their new Sainsbury’s LocalSainsbury’s has arrived in Bewdley, Worcestershire, with the launch of a brand-new convenience store in the town. Fresh bread and pastries will be baked in-store every day, complementing the delicious range of Sainsbury’s food-to-go, fruit and…


Nada Grocery is closing its storefront

Maverik - Adventure’s First Stop: Acquisition of Kum & Go and Solar Transport from Krause Group

SpartanNash CEO: Inflation is the only thing calmingSpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam was with Bloomberg’s Alix Steel and Dani Burger talking about the state of grocery stores in the U.S. The delivery of fresh produce also has not been normal due to a heavy amount of rain in California during the last couple…


Amacor has opened its first Morrisons Daily

Athy is the first store to feature a trial of ALDI’s new “Project Fresh Enhanced” layout

Italian discounter MD reports 11% increase in turnoverDiscounter MD has announced that it exceeded €3.4bln in turnover in 2022, with a sales increase of 11% compared to the previous year. The company, which is the third largest discount chain in Italy, with 800 stores, also reported a net profit of…


Hundreds of corporate-level positions will be eliminated at Whole Foods Market

Walmart: 2023 Annual Report and Proxy Statement

US: WARP launches DirecTrack, a suite of tracking tools to provide shippers with Amazon-level traceability of shipments at the truck, pallet, and parcel levelWARP, a tech-powered freight network specializing in middle-mile solutions, announced DirecTrack, its new suite of tracking tools that enables…


Lidl has won a trademark lawsuit against Tesco

Lotte Mart plans to package their tomatoes in 100% recycled plastic containers

UK: Asda signs up to the global LEAF Marque Environmental Assurance System, to help deliver its sustainable sourcing commitmentsAsda has begun to roll out LEAF Marque certification across its UK fresh produce fruit and vegetable supply base to strengthen its environmental standards. All UK-based Asda…


Washington State Department of Health says SNAP participants will soon get more support to buy produce

Bananas hit a milestone of having more than 1bln of them delivered by Instacart

Canada: Metro sales were on the rise in Q2Metro Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, revealed results of the second quarter of FY 2023, and sales increased 6.6% (to just over $4.5mln) compared to last year sales when there were still COVID-19 restrictions in place in some Canadian provinces.…


A new Sprouts Farmers Market is expected to open late next year at Westminster Station

Harvest Market has become the first grocery store in the country to deliver healthy-food incentives straight to a customer’s EBT card

Canadian retailer Loblaw appoints Per Bank as new CEOCanadian retailer Loblaw Cos Ltd and its parent company George Weston Ltd said that Per Bank has been appointed as the new chief executive officer and president of Loblaw.Source:  US: Harvest Market introduces healthy-food incentivesNorthern…


Zomato says most Blinkit stores reopened after wage protests

Sainsbury’s exploring a last-minute rescue bid on Planet Organic

Anders Hagh named new chief executive of Denmark's Salling GroupDanish retailer Salling Group has named Anders Hagh as its new chief executive, replacing Per Bank, who is due to step down in the autumn to take up a position with Canadian retailer Loblaw.Source:  UK: Sainsbury’s makes bid for…


First series production eCascadia handed over to a customer in Canada

Coborn’s has agreed to acquire grocery chain Sullivan’s Foods

US: Giant Food partnership with Baltimore provides produce savings following SNAP rollbacksMaryland-based Giant Food has teamed up with the city of Baltimore to help residents with SNAP and EBT benefits save on produce, the grocery retailer announced. The partnership offers a $15 promo code that can be…


A new fruit and vegetable shop with a difference

European Commission closes investigation into allegations of collusion between Casino and Intermarché

Belgium: Colruyt Zele reopens on Wednesday 19 AprilOn Wednesday 19 April 2023, the Colruyt Lowest Prices store in Zele will reopen its doors. Store Manager Filip Van Buynder: "The renewed store boasts a freshmart that offers an even wider selection of products such as fruit and vegetables, salads, cheese…


Asda and Wayve: UK’s largest self-driving grocery home delivery trial

Amazon Fresh has expanded its presence to over 50 cities in India

Wage protests halt high-speed grocery deliveries at India's ZomatoAround 50 stores of Indian food delivery company Zomato's grocery unit Blinkit are shut as bike riders have stopped work in the latest protest to hit India's gig economy as employees push demands for better wages.Source:  Top 10…


Loblaw would spend C$2bln to expand business in Canada, create 6,000 jobs

Big Y getting ready to open new-concept store in Springfield, Massachusetts

US: UFCW Local 75, Kroger revisit wages after cut-fruit pilotUnited Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 75 revisited its contract with The Kroger Co. to earn a 50-cent hourly wage increase for about 11,000 supermarket employees in the Cincinnati/Dayton area. The wage hike came about when the union…


Holland & Barrett is weighing a last-ditch rescue bid for Planet Organic

Coles and Uber Eats are partnering

India: How Amazon is using technology to improve farmer livelihoods and boost crop yieldAmazon reported: "Amazon Fresh, a single online destination for daily grocery needs, aims to deliver the highest quality fresh produce to customers. To do this, we partnered with farmers through our Amazon Kisan…


The combined Getir and Gorillas’ store network will serve customers in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as the US

Kroger has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit

Ahold Delhaize shareholders adopt 2022 financial statements and approve all agenda items, including (re)appointments to Management and Supervisory BoardsShareholders approved the appointment of JJ Fleeman as a new member of the Management Board and Julia Vander Ploeg as a new member of the Supervisory…


Study: America's favorite grocer?

New: Fresh Thyme Market Pickup

US: Food at home sales falling, food away risingFood at home index fell 0.3% over March - the first decline in that index since September 2020 - according to the latest consumer index report. Three of the six major grocery store food group indexes decreased over the month. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs decreased…


Tesco forecast flat profit in its new financial year

Wesfarmers sells remaining stake in Coles Group

Ocado: 70% of Brits want to eat seasonal produce following fruit and veg shortagesOver two thirds (70%) of Brits want to eat more seasonal produce this year, following recent nationwide fruit and vegetable shortages, according to a new study by Ocado. However, despite this sharp rise in interest, 47%…


​Colruyt Group collaborates with BeeOdiversity

Conad Nord Ovest has acquired three stores from Bennet

UK: M&S confirms news on prices of over 100 essential items - and shoppers will be pleasedMarks and Spencer has extended its price lock on over 100 items until this summer, including fresh food and household essentials. The "refreshed" list of products includes white mushrooms for £1, easy peeler…


Opening date for new Meijer supercenters in Warren and Wooster: May 16

Walmart announced it will abruptly close four underperforming Chicago stores

Sprouts CEO: Not fazed by Kroger, Albertsons mergerThe CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market said he’s not concerned about the potential $24.6bln merger of Kroger and Albertsons affecting his company, and he doesn’t know how much it will actually help the two chains compete against Walmart, according to…


Kroger: Fresh springtime favorites

Tops has deployed BioFlex bags instead of traditional plastic bags for its potatoes

US: Imports climbing but below pandemic peaksImport cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports should climb steadily through this summer but will remain below record-setting levels seen during most of the pandemic, according to the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and…


Metro Cash & Carry has rolled out a new store franchise network in Serbia

JD Fresh will purchase RMB1bln (US$ 0.15bln) worth of Thai fruits over the next two years

India's Reliance, Adani among 49 bidders for debt-ridden Future RetailCompanies led by Indian billionaires Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani, a British retailer and global asset reconstruction firms are among the 49 entities in the fray to acquire Future Retail Ltd, the debt-laden Indian retailer…


Opening date for new Meijer supercenter in Elkhart: May 11

Costco: March sales results

Canada: T&T Supermarket set to expand to London, Ontario in 2024As one of the fastest growing supermarket chains in Canada, T&T Supermarkets announced that it will be opening a new store in London, Ontario. The company confirmed the store, which is expected to open in Summer of 2024, is located at 530 Oxford St W, the southeast…


Naivas plans to open six more stores in the next two months as it races to a record 100 stores

Tegut has announced plans to take over an organic supermarket chain

Fewer than two-fifths of Italians satisfied with grocery shopping experienceJust under two fifths (39%) of Italian consumers are satisfied with their supermarket shopping experience, according to a study by Bain & Company. The choice of fresh products, such as fruit and vegetables, butchery, fish,…


Coop has sold 54 of its supermarkets in Rome

7-Eleven is preparing its European roll-out

Magali Daubinet-Salen appointed CEO Of Casino's French bannersGroupe Casino has announced the appointment of Magali Daubinet-Salen as the new chief executive of its various French supermarket banners, including the #Hyper Frais, Casino Supermarchés and Casino Proximités stores. Source:  7-Eleven…


DoorDash and Blue Apron: Meal kit expansion

Fruitqueen: A new venture aimed at bringing harder-to-find fruit varietals to Bay Area doorsteps every week

Amazon warns consumers about untrustworthy productsOnline retailer Amazon has started to display warnings in its US shop about products that are frequently returned. Amazon wants to encourage both customers and sellers to make better choices.Source:  US: DoorDash and Blue Apron cook up meal…


New warehouse for Woods and Ivbijaro with one of the largest automated fruit sorting lines in the UK

The Co-operative Group has reported that its Food business saw revenue up

Dealz owner Pepco opens 100th store in ItalyPepco Group, owner of the Pepco and Dealz brands across Europe and Poundland in the UK, has announced the opening of its 100th Pepco store in Italy. The new store is located at the Parco Da Vinci Shopping Centre in Rome.Source:  Carrefour China opens…


Kroger: Fresh Easter menu for less than $7.50 per person

Walmart expects about 65% of its stores to be serviced by automation by the end of its fiscal year 2026

US: Grocery workers union declares strike over wages, employee protectionsUnion member workers have officially declared they will strike at more than 30 grocery store locations throughout the Twin Cities. Following the formal vote by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 663 members, workers…


Circle K is expanding into New Zealand

Aldi UK: Eco-certification for all fruit and veg by end of 2023

UK: Tesco boss won't predict when food price inflation will easeThe chairman of Tesco, the UK's biggest retailer, says he cannot forecast when rises in food prices will peak. But John Allan said the supermarket was "doing our bit" to help customers cope with the impact of high inflation. Shortages of…


Stop & Shop: Flashfood expansion across New York

Food Lion Feeds Orange Bag campaign a sweet success

Americanas' trio adding more money to table as creditor talks continueBrazilian retailer Americanas said its reference shareholders have signaled with the possibility of injecting more money into the company as it looks for a deal to settle its debts.Source:  US: Kroger celebrates Earth MonthThe…


Albertsons Companies forges new partnerships

Boxed Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Kroger named one of America's Most Trustworthy CompaniesThe Kroger Co., America's grocer, announced it has been recognized by Newsweek as one of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies" for 2023, earning the distinction for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes companies across three main…


Workers at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse have announced six fresh strike dates

Aldi has been officially named Grocer of the Year at the Retail Week Awards 2023

Top 10 supermarket retail chains in GermanyHere's an overview of the top ten supermarket retail chains in Germany, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index ( 1. Edeka turnover: €62.7bln (2021); 2. Lidl & Kaufland turnover:…


Huckleberry is offering investors a discount on groceries for life

Planet Organic has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators

'Don't push food companies across the border', warns Belgium's FeviaFevia, the umbrella trade association of the Belgian food industry, has called on the government to take measures quickly to strengthen the competitiveness of food companies and to stabilise the Belgian food chain for the future.Source:…


Kroger Delivery expansion: Austin, Texas

Hungryroot announced highest revenue growth in the company's history

US: UNFI plans new distribution center in Manchester, PennsylvaniaUnited Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) is adding a 1.3mln-square-foot distribution center in Manchester, Pennsylvania, to its supply network. Plans call for the temperature-controlled facility, which UNFI will lease, to be constructed over the…


New Age Eats closed

Natural Grocers has launched a new program

US: Jason Buechel featured at Axios What’s Next Summit on The Future of RetailJason Buechel, Whole Foods Market Chief Executive Officer, participated in a fireside chat at the Axios What’s Next Summit, an event spotlighting the innovators making their mark on the future of work, where Jason shared his…


Eurocash Group recorded the highest EBITDA in its history

Asda reported a 24% fall in annual earnings

Top 10 supermarket retail chains in FranceHere's an overview of the top ten supermarket retail chains in France, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index ( 1. Leclerc turnover: €51bln (2021); 2. Carrefour turnover: €35.28bln…


Sprouts Farmers Market will eliminate single use plastic bags at checkout by the end of 2023

Store debut in New York State for ShopRite

Ocado says Kroger committed to build more warehouses despite roll-out slowdownU.S. supermarket group Kroger Co is committed to building more automated warehouses in partnership with British online grocer and technology group Ocado, despite slowing a roll-out of sites, Ocado CEO Tim Steiner said.Source:…


Minipreço stores in Portugal: Three bidders line up

Alibaba to break up empire into six units

One in six Belgian supermarkets at risk of closure: studyOne in six supermarkets in Belgium are facing structural problems and are at risk of closure, a new study has found. This equates to 16.2% of the market, or around 576 stores in total, according to the study, which was conducted by trade magazine…


GrubMarket has expanded its supply of fresh produce to Ukraine and Romania

Esselunga has announced the opening of its first supermarket in Albenga

Top 10 supermarket retail chains in CzechiaHere's an overview of the top ten supermarket retail chains in Czechia, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index ( 1. Lidl turnover: €2.9bln (2021); 2. REWE turnover: €2.8bln…


Instacart announced new capabilities for retailers

DoorDash plans to offer SNAP online purchasing for grocery delivery

Amazon loses bid to toss consumer antitrust Inc must face consumer claims that its pricing practices artificially drove up the cost of goods sold by other retailers in violation of U.S. antitrust law, a federal judge has ruled.Source:  US: Instacart announces new 'Instacart Marketing…


Mercadona has opened an office in Brussels

A South African retail first: Checkers Sixty60 launches new delivery guarantee

Top 10 supermarket retail chains in BulgariaHere's an overview of the top ten supermarket retail chains in Bulgaria, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index ( 1. Kaufland & Lidl turnover: €1.77bln (2021); 2. Metro C&C…


Careit is now available nationwide in all 50 states

Dollar General: International expansion into Mexico

US: Wakefern taps Mike Stigers as cooperative’s next presidentWakefern Food Corp. named Mike Stigers as the cooperative’s next president, the Keasbey, New Jersey-based cooperative announced, one day after Stigers said he would leave his post as CEO of retail at United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI). The…


Walmart laying off hundreds of employees at e-commerce fulfillment centers across the country

Instacart serves up more fresh produce with industry-first online advertising capability

US: UNFI retail chief Mike Stigers to exitMike Stigers, CEO of retail at United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), plans to leave the company later this spring, the Providence, Rhode Island-based distributor reported in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Source:…


Tesco beats rapid delivery rollout target

Kavall has been acquired by its competitor

UK: Sainsbury's continues convenience expansion with launch of new store in MerseysideEarlier this month Sainsbury’s announced that its convenience stores achieved sales of £3bln for the first time, with 12% more customers shopping in Sainsbury’s Locals than in the previous year, and the retailer is…


Oxbotica and autonomous delivery company Goggo Network are teaming up

Jeronimo Martins posted a 23% jump in fourth-quarter net profit

Top 10 supermarket retail chains in BelgiumHere's an overview of the top ten supermarket retail chains in Belgium, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index ( 1. Colruyt turnover: €7.96bln (2020); 2. Delhaize turnover: €5.2bln…


Amazon's palm-scanning or cashier-less checkout technology is in more than 200 establishments

ReposiTrak Traceability Network now represents nearly 8% of the retail grocery industry

US: Cardenas Markets promotes Eric Stover to CEOCardenas Markets has promoted Eric Stover to CEO, the Hispanic grocer announced. Stover, who joined the company in March 2020, most recently served as chief merchandising officer. In his new position, he will report directly to Doug Sanders, chairman and…


Sorted has raised over $5mln in its ongoing seed funding

Shufersal reported a steep drop in fourth-quarter profit

Top 10 supermarket retail chains in AustriaHere's an overview of the top ten supermarket retail chains in Austria, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index ( 1. REWE turnover: €9.21bln (2021); 2. SPAR turnover: €8.56bln…


2023 Connected Retail Experience Study

Denver Metro Area: Kroger Delivery

US: Giant Eagle parts ways with CEO of past 11 yearsGiant Eagle is separating from its CEO of 11 years. The company announced that the board decided to separate Laura Karet pursuant to her contract. Bill Artman was appointed as the company's interim CEO, effective immediately.Source:  US: Retailers…


Just Eat has launched a new partnership with Iceland

27,000 tons of Portuguese fruits and vegetables exported by Lidl in 2022

UK: Southern Co-op celebrates 150th anniversaryThe local co-operative, which was the first to open a fully self-service supermarket in Great Britain, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this Friday (24 March). Southern Co-op, originally named Portsea Island Mutual Co-operative Society, was first formed…


Schnucks: “Smart salad bar” experience thanks to a partnership with Picadeli

Amazon job cuts would mark the second largest round of layoffs in the company’s history

US: Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. acquires two licensed stores in CaliforniaSprouts Farmers Market, Inc. announced that it has acquired two independently owned stores in Chula Vista, California, operating under the Sprouts Farmers Market name pursuant to a legacy trademark license arrangement.Source:…


Morrisons is cutting the price of a further 490 products

El Corte Inglés has introduced a new supermarket concept

Portugal's Sonae profit buoyed by one-off gains despite retail margin squeezeSonae, owner of Portugal's largest food retailer, reported a 21% jump in fourth-quarter net profit as one-off capital gains more than offset the impact of high inflation and energy costs on its supermarkets business. The…


KeHE Distributors: Exclusive partnership with Rodale Institute

Spud: Fresh take on company brand

Canadian plant-based food producer No Meat Factory to launch operations in Stanwood, WAThe Department of Commerce announced that No Meat Factory (NMF), a Canadian manufacturer of plant-based meat alternative products, will open a new production facility in Stanwood, Washington. The new plant will reopen…


Kroger sees e-commerce as future profit engine

Empire reports $125.7M net earnings as it rebounds from Sobeys cyberattackEmpire Company Ltd. said its net earnings hit $125.7 million in its latest quarter as its Sobeys supermarket chain rebounded from a November cyberattack. The results reported Thursday for the grocery store operator’s third quarter…


Jumbo profit suffers from ailing Belgian expansion

The Netherlands: Jumbo profit suffers from ailing Belgian expansionDutch retailer Jumbo has posted disappointing results, as it suffers from rising costs due to inflation and start-up losses in Belgium. Rising prices pushed down customer satisfaction, the company’s annual report shows. Jumbo did manage…


Greens Retail is set to take the company national

Praakritik: Delivery of organic fruits and vegetables in Bangalore

Belgium: 150 prospective buyers for Delhaize branchesMore than 150 candidates have already expressed interest in taking over one of Delhaize‘s 128 branches. These include entrepreneurs, internal employees and external candidates.Source:  India: Praakritik launches the delivery of organic fruits…


Alimentation Couche-Tard has reported a 8.0% increase in revenue in Q3

Gatik strikes Kroger deal

US: UNFI takes new steps in supply chain transformationProlific grocery wholesaler United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is making new moves as part of its ongoing supply chain transformation. Among other enhancements, UNFI has updated its operating procedures, increased associate training programs and deployed new…


DoorDash partners with PCC Community Markets

Meijer: 1st retailer nationwide to support SNAP benefits on Flashfood

US: February eGrocery sales up from year ago to $8.8blnThe U.S. online grocery market finished last month with $8.8bln in total sales, up 1.5% compared to last year, according to data from the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded February 26-27.Source:  US: Meijer…


Woods & Ivbijaro offers high-quality fruits and vegetables to customers

Tesco to lift buying restrictions across certain fruits and vegetables

UK regulator tells Asda to fix competition concerns over Co-op fuel dealBritain's competition regulator has found that supermarket group Asda's 611mln pound ($742mln) purchase of the Co-op's 132 petrol stations and attached stores could lead to higher prices or less choice in some parts of the country.…


French retailer Casino selling down stake in Assai

Sainsbury's buying the freeholds of 21 stores which will continue to be operated as Sainsbury's supermarkets

Discounter Penny planning to expand store portfolio in RomaniaDiscounter Penny has received a capital injection of around €160mln from its parent company, Germany's REWE Group, to accelerate development in Romania, according to local media reports. News outlet Ziarul Financiar reported that the…


Harps Food Stores has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Beachler’s Hometown Market

Gordon Food Service to open 6 stores in the greater Houston area

US: H-E-B shopping lists can now include bananas, milk and a handymanThe Texas grocer has partnered with home management platform Thumbtack to offer suggestions and hiring info for local pet service providers, landscapers, repair people and more.Source:  Just Eat files…


GM: Chua Kah Seng Supermarket is open to opportunities for acquisition and expansion into other regions and states

Aldi to lift all customer purchase limits on fresh produce in Britain

Holland: Jumbo names Ton van Veen as new chief executive officerDutch retailer Jumbo has announced the appointment of Ton van Veen as its new chief executive officer and Colette Cloosterman-van Eerd as chairman of its supervisory board.Source:  Aldi to lift fresh produce purchase limits in…


H-E-B and Food Lion lauded

Marymount University: 1st U.S. higher education institution to have on-campus convenience store powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology

US: Kroger turns to former speaker Boehner for merger helpKroger is connecting with former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the hopes the Washington veteran can help get the support needed to get Congressional approval for the Kroger-Albertsons merger.Source:  US: H-E-B, Food…


BJ's: Record quarter

Food Rocket to shutter its U.S. operations

US: Tops expands Flashfood service to 18 more locationsTops Friendly Markets is expanding its partnership with Flashfood, which offers products nearing their best-by dates at a substantial discount, in 18 more of its locations, the company announced. The new Flashfood Tops stores include five locations…


Casino 2022 core profit falls

Morrisons has racked up £1.5bln of losses

UK: Thousands of c-stores at risk unless chancellor acts on energy costs, says ACSThe Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has warned that almost 7,000 independently owned local convenience stores could be at risk of closure if the chancellor doesn’t act in the Budget to target further support on…


Foodstuffs North Island new app: Whywaste

Reapp: Surge in frozen vegetable sales as British fresh vegetable shortages continue

Sarah Bradbury named new IGD chief executiveIGD has announced the appointment of Sarah Bradbury as its new chief executive, effective 3 July. She succeeds Susan Barratt, who is set to step down as CEO on 30 June.Source:  UK: Data reveals surge in frozen veg sales as fresh veg shortages continueBritish…


UNFI: Second quarter fiscal 2023 results

GrubMarket has completed the acquisition of Custom Produce Sales

US: Imports expected to slowly climb, but should remain below 2022 levels through mid-summerImport cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is expected to begin slowly climbing again this month after February saw one of the lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the…


Kantar: Mercadona, Carrefour and Lidl continue to lead retail growth In general, women are stronger buyers of fresh produce

E.Leclerc, Aldi and U Post strongest market share gains in FranceE.Leclerc, Aldi and Groupement U were the strongest-performing retailers in France in the period from 23 January to 19 February, new data from Kantar has revealed.Source:  Belgium: Nearly 100 Delhaize supermarkets closed as staff…


Giant Food is testing a new foodservice-at-retail partnership

WARP has launched “DirectFresh”

Brazil: Americanas proposes $1.9bln for creditors from top shareholdersBankrupt Brazilian retailer Americanas SA said it has offered a capital injection to its creditors of 10bln reais ($1.93bln) which would come from top shareholders.Source: US: PlantPlus Foods powers up choices and unveils new superfoods line-up…


Shoprite posted a 10.2% rise in half-year earnings

Aldi Süd has reduced the prices of select fruits and vegetables in all 2,000 of its stores in Germany

Delhaize announces its intention to transform all 128 of its integrated Belgian supermarkets into independent affiliated Delhaize storesAhold Delhaize's Belgian brand Delhaize announced that it has the intention to transform all 128 of its integrated supermarkets in Belgium into independently operated…


Home Chef's 1st East Coast site planned

All Portland Walmart stores will close in late March

At Planta, Steven Salm harnesses the culinary power of plants“If you’re a broccoli or watermelon, stay away from Planta”, warns Steven Salm, founder and CEO of the veggie-centric restaurant concept. “We can do serious damage”.Source:  US: Edible® names Adriana Carrig their first…


Sainsbury’s convenience sales hit £3bln for the first time

Investment in Nigeria's No.1 neighbourhood retail chain

Pingo Doce runs the biggest store network in Portugal, survey findsThe market survey, conducted by Marktest, included the following brands: Agriloja, Aldi, Amanhecer, Auchan, Bolama, Bricomarché, Conforama, Continente, Coviran, Decathlon, Intermarché, El Corte Inglés, Fnac, Froiz, Ikea, E. Leclerc, Leroy…


PYMNTS: “Changes in Grocery Shopping Habits and Perception”

Amazon is closing 8 Go convenience stores

As growth explodes, Instacart waits for right timing for IPOWall Street will have to wait … but maybe not for long. For a while now the market has been wondering when Instacart would take the stroll down the investor corridor, and while the online grocer’s financials have been out of this solar system as…


Aldi is stepping up its search for new sites across the UK

Carrefour's Potager City: Emphasis on fruit and vegetables

All Belgian Metros have found new ownerThe saga of Metro Belgium’s demise is coming to an end, now that all outlets have found a new owner. The one in Antwerp North was acquired by Horeca Totaal, a company from Bruges that was one of the four original acquisition candidates for the whole chain.Source:…


Costco Wholesale Corp missed second-quarter revenue estimates

With a merger with Albertson’s still pending, grocery giant Kroger continues to be a force all its own

US: Food Lion Feeds Orange Bag campaign to provide at least 1mln meals to help neighbors affected by food insecurityFor the fifth consecutive year, Food Lion Feeds is partnering with its customers to help provide at least 1mln meals to neighbors facing hunger through its annual Food Lion Feeds Orange Bag…


Tesco opens 2000th Express store

Auchan was able to grow again in its French home market: First time in 9 years

Germany: REWE Dortmund names new CEO as Andreas Schmidt steps downREWE Group has named Hanno Rieger its new chief executive officer of REWE Dortmund following current top boss Andreas Schmidt's decision not to renew his contract and leave the company at the end of 2023.Source:  UK: Tesco opens…


Albertsons: “Sincerely, Food”

Big Red Stores acquired by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Inside Look: Introducing’s newest self-operating warehouse in CaliforniaJD Logistics United States,’s North American logistics arm, recently announced the opening of its third self-operating warehouse and distribution center in California. The new warehouse, together with the company’s No.1…


Two Czech online grocers look east and west

Sainsbury's to close two depots, 1,400 jobs affected

E-commerce continues to grow in the EUOnline shopping continues to grow in the EU, as data from the latest annual survey on the use of ICT in households and by individuals shows. In 2022, 91% of people aged 16 to 74 in the EU had used the internet, 75% of whom had bought or ordered goods or services for…


Yesway: 435 store milestone

Produce Wholesaler Direct is thrilled to announce the opening of their new produce wholesale business

US: Tops unveils $2.5mln renovated store in Upstate New YorkTops Friendly Markets celebrated the grand reopening of its Tonawanda, New York, store following a $2.5mln renovation project. The expanded produce area features items of the season including fresh cut veggies, fruit, and trays, carefully…

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