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Alibaba Group is the target of some 300mln attempted cyber attacks per day

Flipkart: Fresh groceries via Farmermart

India looks into Flipkart & Amazon festive discounts after retailer complaintsThe Indian government is looking into whether hefty discounts offered on Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon.com during their online festive sales, violate foreign investment rules, a commerce ministry official told Reuters.…

Report: FreshDirect is looking for a buyer

Walmart: ‘InHome’ delivery service

US: Lidl to open 2nd wave of stores on New York’s Long IslandLidl US will roll out a second wave of stores across New York’s Long Island by next summer. East Meadow, Oakdale, Patchogue and Lake Grove have been added to the list of the communities that will get stores, following locations planned for…

Pingo Doce: New digital store concept

Aldi: China expansion

UK: Costcutter unveils Co-op franchise packageCostcutter Supermarkets Group has officially launched its offer to independent retailers interested in taking on a Co-op franchise. The package, which operates exclusively through Costcutter for retailers with 10 stores or fewer, was unveiled at the National Franchise Exhibition in…

GreenWay Markets: Debut

Giant Food: Giant Delivers

US: Schnucks closes 3 locationsSchnuck Markets Inc. is closing three of its St. Louis metro-area stores on November 10. According to the grocer, these locations are shutting their doors due to poor sales, and their proximity to other Schnucks stores. The stores have approximately 190 employees in total, who will be offered…

CU is preparing to accept payments in cryptocurrency

Metro: In advanced talks with Wumart to buy China business

Introducing Mygroser, Malaysia’s first independent full-range online GroceryMygroser has begun allowing sign ups for accounts at www.mygroser.com. The service allows consumers to save money on transport and parking, save time by avoiding busy stores, avoid multiple trips for products that are out of…

Food Lion To-Go grocery pickup service is rolling out to 50 more stores

Whole Foods Market will install a robotic barista

US: FreshDirect surpasses job creation promise to New York CityOver the past three years, online grocer FreshDirect has hired more than 1,500 employees from the Bronx, going above and beyond a commitment it made to New York City that it would hire at least 1,000 employees from the borough as part of the…

Delhaize: Shop for sailors

Aldi: Operations expansion planned in Italy and Switzerland

Romania: Carrefour to sell the former Billa headquarters in Bucharest for EUR15-18mln French retail group Carrefour is seeking a buyer for the former headquarters of supermarket chain Billa Romania, on Barbu Văcărescu Boulevard in northwestern Bucharest, and has set an asking price of between EUR15mln…

The Fresh Market has teamed with Service Management Group

Walmart Canada: Cornershop's first official partner outside of Latin America

Walmart U.S. CEO Foran to exit and be replaced by Sam's Club boss FurnerWalmart Inc said its chief executive for U.S. operations, Greg Foran, will leave the company early next year and be replaced by the head of its Sam’s Club warehouse chain unit, John Furner. Foran’s departure is likely to be…

Edeka expands online offer of its discount banner Netto

Carrefour Brasil: Deal signed with Super Nosso supermarket chain

Germany: Kaufland partners with 'Too Good To Go' to fight food wasteGerman retailer Kaufland has announced a partnership with the food waste prevention app 'Too Good To Go'. Presently, the service is available in five Kaufland outlets in Aachen, Bad Durrheim, Bad Kreuznach, Heidelberg-Rohrbach and…

Raley’s is using a remodel of its Bel Air Market to test new foodservice concepts

Smart & Final has become the first-ever grocery partner of the California State PTA

US: Google redesigns its Shopping serviceGoogle has launched a redesigned version of its Google Shopping service in the US. The upgraded Google Shopping service is now available in mobile and desktop format in the US. The redesign is intended to bring together shopping information across the internet and…

Amazon has launched Amazon.sg

Thailand’s retailing giant Big C has opened its first supermarket in Cambodia

Singapore: RedMart celebrates 8th anniversaryLazada’s online grocery supermarket, RedMart, is celebrating its 8th birthday. The retailer tied up with five banks to give away vouchers from SGD8 (US$6) to SGD30 (US$22). These vouchers can be redeemed for purchases on RedMart when used in conjunction with…

Meijer installs micro-fulfillment center in partnership with supply chain company Dematic

Lidl US: Medical benefits to all part-time employees

US: Wegmans to test eliminating plastic grocery bagsWegmans is testing out getting rid of single-use plastic bags. The grocery store chain - which just opened a location in Raleigh and has plans to open locations in Cary, Chapel Hill and Wake Forest - announced it would be removing plastic bags from two…

World’s largest FamilyMart is to open in Manila

Lidl plans to open ten new stores across Greater Manchester

UK: Tesco invests in checkout-free startup TrigoBritish supermarket chain Tesco has made an undisclosed investment in checkout-free technology company Trigo Vision, according to the retailer's latest earnings report. A spokesman for Trigo told Grocery Dive it has installed its AI-powered system, which…

Canada’s Olympic team has an official grocer for the first time ever

Amazon warehouse worker wage appeal rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

US: Online grocers dive deeper into personalizationSubscription-based online grocer Hungryroot has revamped its website and onboarding survey to offer more personalized service to its members, according to a press release. The company, which delivers weekly orders along with tailored recipes, builds a…

Tesco Asia: Major boost in profit

AI for Retail (AIR) Lab in Delft, the Netherlands: Official launch

Etruria Retail CEO discusses tie up with Carrefour ItalyIn an interview in Distribuzione Moderna, Etruria Retail’s managing director, Graziano Costantini, discussed why the organisation has aligned itself with Carrefour, following Auchan’s exit from the market. Costantini highlighted that Etruria will…

The Save Mart Cos. and KeHE Distributors have renewed and expanded their partnership

Costco: Q4 and fiscal year 2019 operating results

US: Walmart waives grocery delivery fees through OctoberWalmart is waiving its grocery delivery fees nationwide for customer orders of $50 or more through October 31, a company spokesperson confirmed to Grocery Dive. To secure the deal, customers type in a special promo code ("HOMEFREE") when checking…

Central Retail Corporation Plc: IPO

Tesco joins National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour

Australia: Coles looks beyond price with first in-store food hallSupermarket giant Coles is leveraging the power of independent foodie destinations to provide its very first in-store food hall experience. The retailer’s Tooronga Village store, in Melbourne’s south-east, has welcomed CBD-based café Earl…

Kum & Go has joined Partnership for a Healthier America

UNFI makes progress on effort to divest former Supervalu Inc. supermarket chains Shoppers and Cub Foods

US: Costco eyes Michigan for new storeAccording to reports circling the newswires, Costco could be laying down a new location in the state of Michigan. The Midland Daily News claims the retailer has submitted an application for a new 157,000-square-foot facility in Midland, Michigan; the only thing…

Walmart said it will begin several healthcare pilot programs for its U.S. employees

Kroger is laying off hundreds of employees

US: Save Mart to feature fast-casual restaurant in new flagship storeThe Save Mart Cos.’ flagship Save Mart store, which opened October 2 in the grocer’s hometown of Modesto, includes a fast-casual restaurant, The Tipping Point. “We have a strong identification with how good food brings people together -…

South African Bidcorp to sell Best Food Logistics unit in Britain to Booker Group

Sainsbury's: Google Cloud Platform

UK: Booths FY2018: return to growthBooths reports 0.5% growth in sales to £259.33mln in the year ending 30 March 2019, in a report filed to Companies House. The business experienced a trading loss of £1.2mln, an improvement on last years result of £2.2mln. Booths reports 0.5% growth in sales to…

Tesco chief executive has announced his surprise departure

Carrefour Brasil buys 49% stake in Ewally Tecnologia e Serviços S.A.

Switzerland: Lidl announces management changesLidl Switzerland has announced the appointment of Alessandro Wolf as its new chief real estate officer, effective 1 October 2019. Most recently, Wolf served as the chief operating officer of the retail group in the country. He is an experienced professional…

UNFI: Q4 fiscal 2019 results

Amazon reportedly is moving forward with opening of grocery stores in U.S.

US: Fresh departments draw consumers into stores, report saysFresh departments including deli, bakery, meat, seafood and produce are retailers’ key to luring shoppers into stores, according a recent report from Nielsen. Top-performing retailers in fresh categories generated 43% of sales from perishable…

Weis Markets has entered into asset purchase agreement with TCD Realty Inc.

Kroger: Foodservice concept expanded

US: Pacific Northwest Grocers & Union reach tentative agreementFollowing two days of negotiations, four grocery store operators reached a tentative agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 this past weekend, averting a potential strike at Fred Meyer, one of the banners involved…

A Coles supermarket has become the first Australian supermarket to trial zero waste to landfill

Kaufland announces opening of its first stores in the Republic of Moldova

Georgia: 150th SPAR store openingSince its expansion into the market in 2014, SPAR Georgia has grown its store presence at a fast rate. Between 2017 and 2018, the retailer’s store count doubled. There have also already been 51 stores openings in 2019. Most recently, SPAR has announced the opening of its…

Amazon has launched Amazon Care

Possible buyers have shown interest in Walmart’s JetBlack

US: First Supply Chain Training Academy at Walmart Distribution Center in SangerThe Walmart Distribution Center in Sanger, TX, became home to the first-of-its-kind Walmart Supply Chain Academy, created specifically to train the retailer’s supply chain associates and provide them with a clear path to…

Coles bolsters its partnership with eBay

"Give Jumbo a warm welcome" says Colruyt

Spain: Mercadona expands its market shareMercadona has expanded its market share in Spain to 25.8%, 0.6 points more than a year ago. By contrast, in Catalonia, the best-selling supermarket was Bon Preu, according to a report on the supermarket sector published by the Kantar consultancy. In this way,…

Drakes Supermarkets are leaving Foodland retail group after 45 years

Asda: Food waste data

UK: Morrisons to bring back string shopping bags to fight plastic wasteMorrisons is bringing back a trusted old-school shopping bag to fight plastic waste. The supermarket will start stocking £1 recycled cotton string bags for customers filling up on fresh fruit and vegetables in the greengrocers aisle. It follows Morrisons'…

Amazon is developing a longer-range wireless network for IoT devices

Wakefern Food Corp. plans a 50-store test of shelf camera

US: Meijer launches Retail Management Certificate programMeijer is joining Walmart and other retailers in looking for ways to keep employees happy in a tight labor market. The retailer has partnered with Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) to create a new Retail Management Certificate program that will…

Alibaba Group aims to serve more than 1bln consumers by 2024

Jeronimo Martins Polska: Under investigation for unfair dealings with suppliers to Biedronka

7-Eleven Philippines sells BitcoinThe cryptocurrency can now be bought at all 7-Eleven stores across the country. Abra has formed a partnership with ECPay to sell Bitcoin for cash in the Philippines. Abra is a well-known cryptocurrency investment app company and ECPay a payment processor firm. The…

Natural Grocers: First Louisiana store planned to open

Kroger: Urban format store in downtown Cincinnati with first-ever food hall

US: C&S brings retailers more supply-chain visibilityC&S Wholesale Grocers is giving supermarkets and other customers a real-time view of incoming deliveries via a new predictive supply-chain platform. Through a partnership with Chicago-based FourKites, C&S sends retailers logic-based messages - called…

Alibaba and Starbucks announce collaboration to launch voice ordering in China

Ahold Delhaize extends its commitment to cut food waste in half by 2030

Basket.jo conquering Jordan in partnership with CarrefourBasket.jo, the leading on-demand delivery retail application in Jordan, has announced the advancement of its partnership and collaboration agreements with Carrefour Jordan, joining forces with four Carrefour branches, it aims to further enhance…

Amazon has bought technology startup INLT

Aldi: Leading grocery retailer with most GreenChill store certifications in past year

US: Fairway Market invites shoppers to ‘Eat Like A Greek’Fairway Market has teamed with Greek specialty food-sourcing company Olive Roots to bring to the grocer’s stores authentic Mediterranean products from Greece and Cyprus. To mark the occasion, Fairway will host Eat Like A Greek, a three-week…

Co-op: Exclusive deal with the National Union of Students

Aldi closes founding store

China to send state officials to 100 private firms including AlibabaChina’s top technology hub Hangzhou plans to assign government officials to work with 100 private companies including e-commerce giant Alibaba, according to state media reports, in a move likely to raise concerns over the growing role of the state. The step…

Honeywell and KE2 Therm: Agreement aimed to deliver lower refrigeration energy costs for grocery stores

John Catsimatidis takes controlling ownership of the D’Agostino chain of supermarkets

US: Fresh foods are where it’s at for brick-and-mortarBrick-and-mortar stores still rule when it comes to fresh foods, including with online shoppers, according to market research giant Nielsen. Grocery retailers can keep customers coming to their physical stores with strong fresh departments -…

Rakuten and Seiyu have agreed to road test autonomous delivery robots service

JD has launched a social e-commerce platform

Hungary: Ministry of Agriculture award for Penny MarketThe local unit of German discount supermarket chain Penny Market has been presented with an award by Zsolt Feldman, state secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, for the distribution of the highest number of its own bands labeled "Magyar Termék”…

Trader Joe's: North Carolina and Kansas expansion

Fairway Market: Up for sale again

US: Is time the new currency in grocery?Katherine Black started her presentation with what she called the most boring and predictable insight Groceryshop attendees would hear during the three-day conference in Las Vegas: “Consumers value price above other attributes when shopping for grocery”. It’s the…

Kuwait supermarket is open to selling Brazilian brands

Groupe Casino is in talks to sell its discount store chain Leader Price to low-cost rival Aldi

Online supermarkets & DIY stores increasingly popular in The NetherlandsMore and more Dutch consumers are buying their groceries and tools for home projects online. Web stores like Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Picnic are seeing their turnover grow with double digits every year, and DIY stores are also showing…

Macey’s grocery store is the first ever to be licensed by Associated Food Stores

Amazon pledges: Net carbon neutral by 2040 and to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans

Ahold Delhaize USA brands announce commitment to sustainable chemistry, transparent products and packagingIn its latest move to make products and packaging more sustainable, Ahold Delhaize USA announced that each of its local brands - Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Hannaford, Peapod and Stop &…

Ocado Retail: Growth of 11.4% in Q3

French retailer Carrefour expands its presence in central and southern Italy

Israel: Trigo raises $22mln 'A' Round to enable more grocery retailers to battle Amazon GoTrigo, a computer-vision company providing checkout-free systems to grocery retailers, announced that it raised $22mln in an A Round. The round was led by growth fund Red Dot Capital with the participation of…

Albertsons, Safeway, Southeastern Grocers and Weis Markets slated to pilot in-store digital media network

Walmart and Capital One are teaming up

US: Grocery chains to test in-store digital media networkAlbertsons, Safeway, Southeastern Grocers and Weis Markets supermarkets are slated to pilot an in-store digital media network from News Corp. subsidiary News America Marketing (NAM). In the test, due to launch this winter, large-format screens…

Ocado could start home deliveries of the full M&S range before next September

Suning.com plans to open more than 200 in-Carrefour stores across China

Germany: Metro says talks on Real chain sale taking longerTalks to sell Metro's loss-making Real hypermarket chain to real estate investor Redos could take longer than expected after other parties showed interest in the properties, the German wholesaler said. A Metro spokesman said talks with Redos,…

Tops has enrolled in the 2019 Clean Up the World program

Meijer: Shop & Scan technology expands to all stores

Amazon tests a one-tap review system for product feedbackAmazon is testing an easier way for people to leave product feedback with the launch of one-tap ratings. The change is meant to encourage those who don’t have the time, energy or interest in writing reviews to still share their opinion about the…

Netto: Sale of fruit and vegetables is up by more than 10% across its newly-reformatted stores

DIA: 7% fall in first-half sales

UK: Asda Group Limited publishes annual statutory accountsSupermarket Asda has published its annual Statutory Accounts for the financial year to 31st December 2018 through Companies House. The accounts for Asda Group Limited, which includes the financial activities of all Asda stores, distribution centres and online operations…

Associated Wholesale Grocers: Partnership with Retail Software Solutions Group

Walmart: First-ever Walmart Health center

US: FutureProof Retail and Halla provide personalized recommendations for mobile self-scanning and checkoutDuring the premier event for grocery innovation, Groceryshop, FutureProof Retail (FPR), the leading provider of line-free mobile checkout and service counter solutions, and Halla, the only software…

Penny Market has increased minimum net wage for its employees in Romania

Aldi: A new supermarket planned to open in the UK each week

Ahold Delhaize and Hanshow Technology announce partnership to enhance digital customer experienceAhold Delhaize announced a strategic partnership with Hanshow Technology to introduce digital in-store applications for its European brands. As a first step in this collaboration, the brands will deploy…

Online US grocery sales have grown more than 15% on a year-over-year basis

Stop & Shop: A fresh new look at 21 Suffolk County stores on Long Island

Canada: Dollarama raises full-year comparable-store sales forecastCanadian discount retailer Dollarama Inc's raised its full-year comparable-store sales forecast, after reporting better-than-expected quarterly sales, benefiting from investments in its online business and higher demand for its products.…

Sainsbury’s: Ambitious new commitment to reduce plastic packaging by 50% by 2025

Waitrose: TDP eCommerce partnership ends

Lidl Romania boasts 130 local suppliers for fresh produce sectionGerman retailer Lidl has over 130 Romanian suppliers for its fresh produce section and up to 70% of the produce it sells in summer is local, a company official said. “Over 130 of our fruit and vegetable suppliers are Romanian and their…

Kroger: Quarterly same-store sales growth beat analysts’ estimates

Walmart: Delivery Unlimited expands nationwide

US: Stop & Shop to help customers answer “What’s for dinner?” during National Family Meals MonthTo celebrate National Family Meals Month, Stop & Shop is offering thousands of customers free access to The Dinner Daily, an award-winning meal planning service. Up to 30,000 Stop & Shop customers can join and…

Netto is testing new digital platform Fillop

Rewe: Same-day delivery in eight major cities across Germany

UK: Morrisons says talk of firm as takeover target 'pure speculation'Talk that Morrisons, Britain’s No. 4 grocer, could be subject to a takeover bid is “pure speculation”, its chief executive David Potts said. Industry analysts have suggested that Morrisons could be a candidate for a potential takeover,…

Target plans to hire more than 130,000 store employees for the holiday season

Nearly 950 Amazon employees plan to strike

US: The future of food retail points to fresh formats and dollar storesSales for traditional grocers fell 1.1% to $547.6bln in 2018 and market share dropped to about 44% of overall grocery sales, according to Inmar Analytics' new 2019 Future of Food Retailing Report. Store count for super warehouses fell…

Central Group and JD.com launch app Dolfin

AmazonFresh: On demand delivery option launched in the UK

France: Carrefour denies weighing bid for French retail rival CasinoCarrefour denied it was examining a potential bid for debt-laden Casino, after BFM TV reported the French retailer was weighing up an all-share offer for its rival. “There is no offer, or any draft of an offer, on the table”, a…

FutureProof Retail: New partnership with IT Retail

Whole Foods survey: When grocery shopping, millennials willing to pay top dollar

US: Caper announces $10mln in Series A funding to scale AI checkoutCaper, the first AI-powered shopping cart that uses computer vision to enable a seamless grab-and-go retail experience, announces that it has closed a $10mln Series A round of funding led by Lux Capital. Following Caper's Seed funding,…

Eurospin: Malta expansion

Alibaba: New era as founder Jack Ma departs

Denmark: Coop encourages responsible consumptionCoop’s Food Pyramid has been redesigned for its new climate-friendly campaign. It was originally used to show how to eat a healthy and balanced meal. Now, under the heading 'Grønt i front' ('Green in front'), the campaign inspires Danes to buy vegetables…

SoCal grocery workers: Tentative deal with Kroger, Albertsons banners

Dollar General: Massive expansion planned

US: Shopify to buy warehouse technology provider for $450mlnShopify Inc said it would buy warehouse technology provider 6 River Systems Inc for about $450mln, as it looks to accelerate growth of its fulfillment network. Shopify unveiled plans in June to spend $1bln to run a warehousing network in the…

Asda: Wage growth hits 11-year high

Alibaba eyes Indian e-commerce market and plans to launch a fully-owned business through UCWeb

Switzerland: Aldi to introduce Nutri-ScoreAldi will become the first retailer in the market to introduce the Nutri-Score label system, helping customers to understand which are healthier choices and make buying decisions easier. The retailer has been reducing the sugar, fat and calorie content of its…

Walmart: 21 pollinator gardens

Costco: 7.9% growth in net sales in FY 2019

US: 47,000 grocery workers threaten strikeTalks of a private-sector strike have recently arisen, headed primarily by grocery employees at two retail chains. If carried out, the strike will be the largest since a General Motors strike in 2007. CNN Business reports that there are nearly 47,000 workers…

DoorDash: Australia is first move outside North America

Albert Heijn tests fully digital, 14 m² (150 sq. ft.) AH to go store

Innovative marketing campaign for Lidl SwedenLidl Sweden has launched a brand new marketing campaign involving its shoppers. Existing customers will become brand ambassadors and help Lidl promote its products to their friends and families who do not shop at the discounter. The retailer takes a fun and…

Natural Grocers: Organic Harvest Month

Walmart: Produce 2.0

US: How grocers can leverage the $13bln foodservice opportunityA new report from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) looks at the challenges and opportunities for grocers when it comes the $13bln category of foodservice. According to FMI’s fourth annual Power of Foodservice at Retail report, foodservice is growing annually at…

Sainsbury's has ended its till-free store experiment

Fast growing Russian supermarket chain VkusVill plans IPO in New York

Costco plans second China storeFollowing the huge wave of success with its first store opening in Shanghai, Costco plans on opening its second location “as soon as possible,” according to news source China Knowledge. While there were already high expectations, the turnout to Costco’s first store in the…

Raley's: Home delivery for ecommerce orders through Instacart

Hy-Vee: Free heart health screenings

US: AmazonFresh kicks off in IndianapolisAmazon’s same-day delivery service for fresh foods, AmazonFresh, has launched in Indianapolis. The e-tail giant said that members of the Amazon Prime customer benefits program in Indianapolis can now shop tens of thousands of products - from fresh produce, meat…

M&S will be relegated from FTSE 100

Carrefour has launched a new “transformation” plan

Foreign supermarkets find competition tough in ChinaForeign supermarket chains are struggling to compete on the mainland and should expand their online sales platforms to boost their revenues, industry insiders say. Against a backdrop of declining sales last year as the mainland economy slowed and…

Colorado’s largest single rooftop solar-power array installed at Amazon

Aldi: Florida expansion

US: Lidl is opening two new Montco grocery stores in PennsylvaniaLidl is expanding its grocery stores in Pennsylvania this month by opening two new stores in Montgomery County. The first store opened on Wednesday, September 4, at 1831 E. Ridge Pike in Upper Providence - a 15,000-square-foot location. The second store scheduled…

Coop Sweden: Same-day grocery delivery service for online purchases launched in Greater Stockholm

Vingroup has acquired supermarket chain Queenland Mart

Norway: NorgesGruppen announces 2.5% sales growth in H1 2019Norway-based NorgesGruppen has announced its H1 2019 results, posting a 2.5% increase in sales to €4.37bln (US$4.83bln). Operating profit was €182mln (US$201mln) for the period, compared with €160mln (US$177mln) in H1 2018. The retailer said the…

Gelson’s Local Discoveries pitch event

Kroger: New kind of high-tech shopping experience

US: Consumer spending increases solidly, income tepidUS consumer spending increased solidly in July as households bought a range of goods and services, which could further allay financial market fears of a recession, but the pace of growth in consumption is unlikely to be sustained amid tepid income…

HelloFresh has launched in Sweden

Groupe Casino’s Franprix has joined forces with Hema

Holland: Albert Heijn cuts 150 managerial postsDutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn wants to simplify its organisation and cuts 150 managers' posts. They are redirected to other jobs in the company, that emphasises it does not want to lay off anyone. The Ahold Delhaize subsidiary wants to shorten its…

Whole Foods prices have dropped an average of 2.5% compared to last year

IGA will accept reusable containers for bulk food purchases and fruits and vegetables

US: Brookshire’s announces home delivery through Instacart in Commerce and Sulphur SpringsBrookshire Grocery Co. has introduced same-day home delivery through Instacart at the Brookshire’s Food Stores located at 1603 Culver St. in Commerce and 809 Gilmer Rd. in Sulphur Springs. Customers can use the…

Majid al Futtaim Group: Net loss during the first half of 2019

Woolworths: 30 Big W stores closure plans maintained as profits drop

UK: Convenience stores face ban on supermarket purchasesAn anonymous major supermarket boss told the BBC it is considering banning retailer purchasing to give “customers a chance to get what they need”. They said: “Businesses who are struggling with their supply chains effectively use ours. We would need…

Mercato has partnered with technology and delivery company DoorDash

Wegmans: Future locations

US: Hannaford rolls out paid parental leave benefitsHannaford Supermarkets has unveiled new parental leave benefits that will provide qualifying full-and-part-time associates with six weeks of fully paid leave during the first 12 months after the birth, adoption or legal placement of a child. The benefits, which aim to support…

Lulu Group plans to invest in Egypt’s retail sector

Spar Express: Austria expansion

Amazon in talks for stake in Indonesia's ride-hailing startup Go-Jek: sourceAmazon.com Inc is in early talks with Go-Jek Group to buy a stake in the Indonesian ride-hailing startup, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Details of the stake were not known and the source did not want to be identified as the talks are…

H-E-B: Grocery expansion planned in west Texas

Lucky's Market will now sell Kroger's Simple Truth private label products in all 39 of its stores

US: Whole Foods tops grocery ad spending in Q2Whole Foods was the top spender in grocery advertising in the U.S. during the second quarter of 2019, according to data emailed to Grocery Dive from consulting firm Kantar. Before Amazon bought it, Whole Foods ranked 10th in ad spending. It has trended upward…

Wesfarmers posted the slowest earnings growth in six years

Green light for Suning.com to acquire Carrefour China

Holland: Price gap between supermarket own-label and branded products hits 40%The price gap between branded goods and supermarkets own-brand food and household products has increased again, according to new research by Dutch consumers association Consumentenbond. The watchdog says households which switch…

Big Y has joined truED Alliance Program

Amazon joins Walmart in reporting Tesla solar panel fire

US: Hy-Vee Supermarket breach led to sale of 5 mln card detailsSources from the Hy-Vee Supermarket breach story, including one at a major US financial institution, has informed the card data stolen from Hy-Vee is currently being sold. Hy-Vee said it believes the breach does not affect payment card…

Aldi: trebling number of stores planned in Portugal

Costco: First West Australian store in just a few months

AliExpress opens first physical store in EuropeAliExpress is going offline. The popular Chinese shopping platform has opened a physical store in Madrid, the first of its kind in Europe. The store actually operates more like a showroom, because products still need to be ordered online. AliExpress has…

Southeastern Grocers settles with DOJ, EPA

Meijer: Neighborhood market grocery concept

CEO change in the works at Walmart CanadaWalmart Canada has named 25-year Walmart veteran Horacio Barbeito as president and CEO, taking over from Lee Tappenden, who is leaving the company. Plans call for Barbeito, known as “Haio,” to take the reins as CEO in October, pending work authorization, Walmart…

Target: 100 mini stores opened and 500 bigger ones remodeled

Supermarket chain Sendik's Food Market: expansion project

US: 7-Eleven launches mobile checkout7-Eleven has launched mobile checkout at its stores in New York City, U.S. After testing mobile self-checkout with employees at its Store Support Center store, 7-Eleven launched the service in several Dallas locations in 2018 to get customer feedback for further…

Albert Heijn: interactive world map

Mega Image launches concept that brings fresh street food to the supermarket

Netherlands: Spar announces new organisational structureSpar Netherlands has announced that it will implement a CEO management model in its organisational structure, effective 1 October. As part of the new structure, general manager John van der Ent will take over as the chairman of the management team.…

AmazonFresh expands to Houston, Minneapolis and Phoenix

Lidl: first store in central Pennsylvania

Canada: Longo’s set to open new meals-focused store formatCanadian grocer Longo Brothers Fruit Market next week plans to debut a store format focusing on meals and snacks. Called Pronto Eats, the 1,000-square-foot, convenience-based grocery store is set to open August 26 inside the Hudson’s Bay Centre…

Coles: 2019 full year results

Disruption for customers as Ocado suffers second fire this year

UAE: Kraftheinz and Carrefour break the Guinness World Records title for world's tallest packaged food displayKraftHeinz has collaborated with Carrefour, which is operated in the UAE by Majid Al Futtaim, to celebrate the global love for the beloved condiment to an entirely new level by breaking the…

Walmart: 1-year anniversary with Flipkart

Polish supermarkets: 'hours of silence' for autistic people

Supermarket sales in Japan fell 7.1% in JulyJapan's supermarket sales fell 7.1% in July from a year earlier on a same-store basis for the fourth consecutive month of decline, hit by a relatively longer rainy season, an industry body said. Sales at 10,504 supermarkets operated by 56 companies totaled…

Associated Wholesale Grocers and ProfitTrax have teamed up

Target: second quarter 2019 earnings

US: Walmart sues Tesla over solar panels it says caused multiple firesWalmart has sued Tesla, saying solar panels supplied by the electric car-maker were responsible for fires at about seven of its stores. The fires destroyed significant amounts of store merchandise and required substantial repairs,…

Solid top-line growth in H1 2019 for Dino Polska S.A.

Alibaba to buy Chinese e-commerce firm Kaola

Australia: Coles agreement secures three new solar power plantsSolar power plants capable of generating sufficient electricity for 39,000 homes will be built in regional New South Wales following a landmark 10-year agreement between Coles and global renewable power generation company Metka EGN. In the…

83rd birthday: logo makeover for Stater Bros.

Metro Ontario expands partnership with SkipTheDishes

US: SoCal unions turn up the pressure on grocersThe United Food and Commercial Workers has announced plans to begin demonstrating and communicating directly with consumers as ongoing negotiations with Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons fail to make headway, according to union locals. More than 500 stores could…

‘Habitat by Honestbee’ concept stores planned in South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia

Intermarché: new store openings in Portugal

France: Retailer Casino targets further 2bln euros of asset salesFrench supermarket retailer Casino is targeting a further 2bln euros ($2.2bln) of asset sales, stepping up plans to cut debt and improve financial performance. Casino has been struggling to improve its profits in a tough business climate in…

Kroger: expansion of Walgreens pilot

Giant Food Stores: agreement to acquire Musser's Markets

US: Walmart offering shoppable recipes via tasty appWalmart Inc. and BuzzFeed’s Tasty food network have teamed up to provide consumers with shoppable recipes. Now customers can add the entire ingredient list from a menu of 4,000 Tasty videos directly to their Walmart Online Grocery carts with a single…

Top ten largest Ukrainian retailers: tax payment increased by one-third

Carrefour Brasil aims to double the sales of organic products in its stores by 2020

UK: Sainsbury's says it's not talking to internal candidates for CEO successionSainsbury’s is not talking to internal candidates about succession plans to Chief Executive Officer Mike Coupe and he has the full support of company’s shareholders and the board, a company spokesperson told Reuters. The…

DoorDash: launch in its first French-speaking market

Kroger: TikTok

Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax disputeAmazon.com Inc defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5bln dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary. In a 3-0 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle upheld a 2017…

7-Eleven Australia: 700th store

Asda: Q2 results

Spain: El Corte Inglés switches to 98.5% renewable energy sourcesSpanish retail giant El Corte Inglés has announced that 98.5% of the energy it used in 2018 was sourced from certified renewable resources. The company reduced its CO2 emissions by 70% when compared with the previous year. It has also cut electricity and water…

King Kullen: multiple closure of underperforming stores

Walmart: Q2 earnings beats estimate

US: Kroger brings grocery store on wheels to Louisville neighborhoodsThe Kroger Co. - along with Louisville, Kentucky, food bank Dare to Care and the city government's Louisville Forward - are bringing a Zero Hunger Mobile Market to neighborhoods with limited or no access to fresh groceries. The…

Gadis: more sustainable purchase alternatives

Carrefour: project robostore on hold

Regional Italian retailers unveil e-commerce servicesFour regional grocery retail chains in Italy have teamed up with ReStore, a retail technology company, to launch e-commerce services for customers. ReStore has developed the NonPesa.it app for the Ischia Supermercati (Dok group), which operates in…

Walmart is dominating the U.S. online grocery market

Metro: profit in Q3 up from a year ago

US: Sprouts expands Instacart grocery pickup offering to Phoenix-area marketsFamilies in and around Phoenix looking to save time and money while shopping for healthy groceries can now place orders for thousands of fresh, natural and organic products on delivery.sprouts.com to be picked up at…

Deliveroo is pulling the plug on its service in Germany

Continente: ‘food lab’

Kaufland teams up with app-based delivery service Glovo in RomaniaGerman retailer Kaufland has concluded in Romania a partnership with Glovo, a Spanish app-based fast delivery service, with the aim of delivering food and non-food products to its customers at home or at the office. The fast delivery service is available in the…

Grocers join nonprofit organization to boost public awareness of safe food handling

Giant Eagle: Higi self-service health stations

US: Mollie Stone’s to open 10th location in the Bay AreaSpecialty grocer Mollie Stone's is upping its store count in its main territory. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the retailer announced that it will open up its 10th location in the Bay Area, claiming a former 43,000-square-foot Lombardi…

Walmart brand to be dropped from supermarkets in Brazil

Delhaize Belgium and bol.com: two joint initiatives

Amazon launches Marketplace Appstore in IndiaAmazon launched its Marketplace Appstore in India, which is a platform created for sellers to discover trusted third-party applications that can help them automate, grow and manage their business. The Amazon Marketplace Appstore enables sellers to focus on…

Food Lion: Healthy Savings program

Kroger: food waste decreased 9%

US: SpartanNash CEO Dave Staples resignsDave Staples has resigned as CEO of SpartanNash, according to a company release. Dennis Eidson, the chairman of the retailer-distributor's board who served as CEO from 2008 to 2017, will serve as interim president and CEO until a successor is identified. SpartanNash also announced it will…

Géant Casino: unmanned tills to avoid Sunday's rest

Asda supermarket stores will help power UK’s electricity system this winter

Spain: Carrefour replaces the plastic with a cotton mesh for fruitsCotton meshes will replace plastic bags for the purchase of fruit in the Carrefour food distribution chain from Monday, with the aim of avoiding and reducing the use of containers and packaging, especially plastic. Customers can purchase…

Ingles Markets: Q3 sales rise, but net income drops

Costco: 7.9% year-on-year growth in net sales in July

US: Coborn's scales back grocery delivery in Twin CitiesCoborn's is scaling back its CobornsDelivers grocery delivery at most of its Twin Cities locations to focus on curbside pickup service, according to a company press release. The grocer operates 62 stores across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota…

April strike cost Stop & Shop $345m in net sales

US: April strike cost Stop & Shop $345m in net salesThe parent company of Massachusetts-based supermarket chain Stop & Shop says an 11-day strike in April that affected 240 stores in three states cost $345 million in net sales. Dutch company Ahold Delhaize in second-quarter results released Wednesday…

Lidl introducing reusable fruit & veg bags in UK and Ireland

THAILAND: Thai retail chain to double exports of Vietnamese agricultural productsMM Mega Market Vietnam will double its monthly export of Vietnamese agricultural products to Thailand from 100 to 200 tons. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) MMVN signed with the Ministry of Industry and Trade on…

Walmart is coming for Amazon

US: FedEx to end ground delivery business with AmazonFedEx will no longer make ground deliveries for Amazon as the online shopping giant builds its own fleet and becomes more of a threat to delivery companies. The announcement Wednesday comes two months after FedEx already terminated its air delivery contract with Amazon. FedEx…

Aldi growing three times as fast as competitors

UK: New rewards scheme for Best-one retailersBest-one, the symbol group run by wholesaler Bestway, has launched a new initiative called Core Rewards that it claims will help its retailers make more money. The initiative is designed to increase retailers’ awareness of the key lines that tend to drive…

Whole Foods Market opens in Toledo

US: Whole Foods Market opens in ToledoWhole Foods Market in Toledo opened its new store located at 3420 Secor Road on Aug. 7. The new store is 30,000 square-foot in size. “We’re thrilled to open our doors to the Toledo community with the opening of their new Whole Foods Market,” said Ben Moher, Store…

Walmart losses in Africa continue

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths breaks ground on new $135m distribution centre Woolworths has commenced building works on the supermarket’s new Melbourne Fresh Distribution Centre (MFDC) in Truganina, Victoria. According to the company, the multi-million state-of-the-art facility will store and deliver fresh…

Walmart partners with Gatik for autonomous shopping vans

US: Walmart partners with Gatik for autonomous shopping vansAutonomous vehicle startup Gatik AI has partnered with Walmart to introduce a commercial service to deliver goods. Gatik’s autonomous vehicles are to help Walmart move customer orders from its Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas down a two-mile…

Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs in Metro restructuring

UK: Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs in Metro restructuringBritish supermarket chain Tesco is cutting about 4,500 jobs from its Metro stores. The company said the changes in its 153 Metro stores - medium-sized shops found on Britain's shopping street and by railway stations - would allow it to shift stock more…

Whole Foods to open third store in Cincinnati

US: Whole Foods to open third store in CincinnatiWhole Foods Market has announced it will open a third store in Cincinnati. The new store in Kenwood will open on August 29 and will be 38,00 square feet in size. "We look forward to providing our customers with high-quality food and service and an…

Tesco raises prices on 1,000 products

UK: Waitrose extends 'bring your own containers' anti-plastic schemeWaitrose is extending a trial to remove packaging from many products after a positive response in its first store. The "Unpacked" scheme was tested in Oxford, with customers using their own containers to buy produce such as pasta, wine…


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