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US Foods announced the launch of the company’s 2020 CSR Report

Walmart invests in Cruise

Amazon must ‘do a better job’ for its workers, says Jeff BezosAmazon needs to “do a better job” for its employees, Jeff Bezos told shareholders in his final letter as chief executive of the online giant, but he also pushed back against criticism of the company’s work practices. Bezos, who reclaimed his title as the world’s…

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Oddbox is expanding its operations to South Wales and southwest England

Belgium's first online supermarket starts on Monday

SPAR multi-format strategy driving rapid expansion in PolandSPAR Poland is rapidly expanding thanks to its multi-format strategy encompassing company-owned and independent retailer operated stores. Focusing on local entrepreneurship and suppliers, the new SPAR stores offer customers a great range of…

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Dollar General plans to hire up to 20,000 new employees this spring

Kroger is launching America's first Customer Fulfillment Center

Donita Rose is new corporate chef of Filipino supermarket chain in USDonita Rose has found a new place to showcase her culinary skills - a Filipino supermarket chain in the United States. The chef and former MTV VJ took to Instagram to announce that she is now the corporate research and development chef…

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Czech investor Daniel Kretinsky has unexpectedly increased his stake in Sainsbury's

Grab is going public in world’s largest SPAC merger

Aldi Nord opens its five thousandth supermarketOn the Spanish island of Mallorca, Aldi Nord has reached a small milestone: the discounter has just opened its five thousandth supermarket in Europe. The new store - the 336th in Spain - is located in Cala Millor. The store opening is part of the…

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Groupe Casino is exploring fundraising plans for its Cdiscount and GreenYellow subsidiaries

Sainsbury’s expands rapid grocery delivery trials with Deliveroo and Uber Eats

UK: Tesco reports £2bln profit after 'exceptionally strong' salesTesco, Britain's biggest retailer, beat its guidance by reporting total adjusted retail operating profit of £1.99bln (€2.29bln) after seeing "exceptionally strong" sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. The retailer reported a 6.3% rise in…

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SpartanNash is implementing a “Vendor Code of Conduct”

Farmstead has partnered with DoorDash

Canadian retail titan W. Galen Weston dies at 80W. Galen Weston, patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and retail titan, has died at age 80, according to a statement by the family. Weston was the third generation of his family to lead George Weston Limited, an already-prosperous retail empire…

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Aldi Nord is testing a delivery service in Spain and Portugal

Fresh produce retailer Banco Fresco plans to open 16 stores in Italy by 2022

Chinese grocery start-up MissFresh privately submitted prospectus to SECMissFresh, a Chinese e-commerce grocery platform, privately submitted its prospectus to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a few days ago. The company is expected to go public in mid-June this year, for which it aims to…

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HelloFresh: Launch of @TheTable

Food City: Alabama debut

Aldi, Costco among world's most reputable companiesAldi, Costco and Amazon are among the top 100 most reputable companies in the world, according to RepTrak. The company announced its annual ranking after surveying more than 68,000 respondents across the world’s 15 largest economies to gauge perception regarding a brand’s…

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M&S is reaffirming its commitment to British farming

China slapped a record fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Aldi, Asda attracted most new shoppers during most recent UK lockdownAldi and Asda have come up trumps in terms of attracting new shoppers to their stores during the most recent UK lockdown period, new data from Shoppercentric has found. When asked which grocery retailer they had used for the first time…

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Amazon defeats activists hoping to establish the company's first unionised warehouse in the US

Meijer reveals some of the most surprising shopping trends

US: BJ’s Wholesale Club CEO Lee Delaney dies at age 49Lee Delaney, president and CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club died unexpectedly at age 49. Westborough, Massachusetts-based BJ’s said that Delaney’s death was “due to presumed natural causes”. He had served as president and CEO since February 2, 2019, taking…

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Costco Wholesale upholds comp-sales momentum in March

Mixed responses to Amazon Fresh’s automated grocery storeQueuing up at the grocery store is probably one of the most dreaded things about doing errands. While companies have come up with self check-out and delivery options for their customers, Amazon Fresh is introducing an entirely automated system with…

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Carrefour opens its first autonomous convenience stores in Brazil

Israel: Retail data startup Trax raises $640 million in funding roundTrax, a startup that develops computer vision technology for retailers, said Wednesday it has secured $640 million in funding from investors including SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and technology-focused funds managed by existing investor…

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Target, Instacart and Amazon rank high for online shopping

Whole Foods Market turns spotlight on responsible sourcingWhole Foods Market is making responsible sourcing stand out at the shelf. The Amazon-owned specialty grocer on Wednesday launched Sourced for Good, an exclusive third-party certification program through which customers can identify responsibly…

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Walmart rolls out Covid-19 vaccines in 48 states

7-Eleven aims to be force for good, growthBeing an essential business amid the COVID-19 pandemic is something 7-Eleven convenience-store employees take to heart. “It’s a very important responsibility that people feel the weight of at 7-Eleven,” Marissa Jarratt, 7-Eleven’s CMO, told CSP Daily News. The…

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Carrefour expands express grocery delivery partnership with Deliveroo

Jumbo to expand to Belgian coastDutch supermarket chain Jumbo has applied for a permit for the construction of a shop in Middelkerke, its first location on the Belgian shoreline. The coastal municipality is becoming a true battlefield, with many other supermarkets already active in the immediate…

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New report launched by McKinsey & Company and EuroCommerce

O'Key Group has reported a 5.6% year-on-year growth in revenue

Network International reports shift in supermarket shopping trends among UAE residents during 2020In 2020, UAE residents spent more when they did their supermarket shopping online compared to when they made their purchases at an outlet, according to Network International, the leading enabler of digital…

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Amazon illegally fired employees critical of work conditions, labor board finds

Online grocery shopping quadruples since 2017

Kroger CEO says no one has the ‘data and insights’ that it has Kroger is coming off a record year. The grocer grew its same-store sales, excluding fuel, by 14.1 percent last year, aided by a 116 percent jump in online sales. Kroger’s growing private label business was up 13.6 percent during a year when it posted an operating profit of $2.8 billion. The supermarket giant also found alt…

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Sobeys store pickup will be expanded to other locations in Alberta over the next few months

Walmart announced plans to bring its in-home delivery service to parts of Northwest Arkansas

Canada: Sobeys expands store pickup through Ocado partnershipSobeys has launched a grocery pickup service, Voilà by Safeway Curbside Pickup, at Safeway locations in Calgary and Edmonton. This will be expanded to other locations in Alberta over the next few months and builds on the launch of a similar…

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Vote count in pivotal Amazon union election likely to start next week

Kroger will keep honing its fresh assortment to drive market share gains

Vote count in pivotal Amazon union election likely to start next weekWorkers at an Amazon.com Inc warehouse in Alabama will likely have to wait until next week for a vote count that could result in the online retailer’s first unionized facility in the United States and mark a watershed moment for…

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Magnit is in the middle of a business transformation programme

Everli has raised €85mln to expand across Europe

25.5% of ecommerce in Europe is cross-borderThe online cross-border market in Europe was worth 146bln euros in 2020. This is an increase of 35% compared to the situation 1 year before. The cross-border share represents 25.5% of total online sales in Europe. The cross-border share is slowly increasing. In…

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Ozon: 144% jump in 2020 gross merchandise volume

Gruppo VéGé: Home delivery service with Glovo

Switzerland: Migros gains market share in 2020, strengthens online positionSwiss retailer Migros increased its market share by 1.2 percentage points to 23.3% in 2020 and strengthened its leadership in the online retail segment. The retailer attributed the gain in market share to expanded,…

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Dollarama plans to have 2,000 stores in Canada within the next decade

Kroger will double its digital sales by the end of 2023

US: New FMI report finds grocers invested $24bln to meet increased consumer demands and operate safely amid Covid-19One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, FMI-The Food Industry Association released a new report, Receipts from the Pandemic: Grocery Store…

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H Mart has tapped robotics specialist AutoStore to power a MFC

Albertsons Companies and Google announced a multi-year partnership

H Mart plans micro-fulfillment center to fuel online groceryAsian-American supermarket chain H Mart has tapped robotics specialist AutoStore to power a micro-fulfillment center (MFC) to process online grocery orders. Norway-based AutoStore said that it’s working with integrator Bastian Solutions to…

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Japanese retail sales fell for the third straight month

Basic AG has acquired 6 biomammut stores

Russia's Sberbank increases share in Fortenova Group to around 44%Sberbank, Russia’s largest lender, said it had increased its stake in Fortenova Group to around 44% by swapping its shares in Slovenian food retailer Mercator. In the cash-free transaction, Sberbank raised its stake in Fortenova Group,…

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New OSR unit at Countdown Moorhouse

Dagrofa: 400th store in Denmark

Saudi retail major BinDawood reports bumper sales as Danube outperformsA sharp rise in sales at the Danube supermarket chain helped to lift profits at Saudi retail group BinDawood. Net profit rose 6.8% to SR447.7mln ($119.2mln) last year as overall sales rose by about 6.5% to SR5.2bln, the company said in a stock exchange…

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Walmart is opening 60 Saladworks kitchens and eateries

A new format for Natural Grocers

US: Farmstead starts delivering in Raleigh-Durham, North CarolinaPioneering e-grocer Farmstead has now begun delivering groceries in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The company opened its 1,000-person waitlist for the area last November, and the list reached capacity in less than a week, indicating high interest in the new…

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Ahold Delhaize USA is undergoing a companywide transformation

H-E-B: Expansion into DFW Metroplex

Ahold Delhaize USA eyes the ‘connected customer’, CEO Kevin Holt saysBecoming a successful omnichannel grocery retailer goes well beyond enabling customers to order online and have their purchases available for pickup or delivery, according to Kevin Holt, CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA. In a session during…

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SPAR: Opening of the first EUROSPAR Supermarket in France

Key victory win for Asda workers in equal pay dispute

Germany: Edeka says goodbye to retail alliance AgecoreEdeka, the German market leader and by far the largest member of AgeCore, is pulling out of the retail alliance which it founded 5 years ago together with Colruyt (Belgium), Coop (Switzerland), Intermarché (France), Conad (Italy) and Eroski (Spain).…

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DIA: 1.028bln euro plan to convert debt into equity and issue new shares

Albert Heijn plans to phase out plastic bags for loose fruit and vegetables

Amazon calls on India not to alter e-commerce investment rules - sourcesAmazon asked the Indian government not to change e-commerce foreign investment rules until investigations into its business practices had been concluded, 2 sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters. The commerce ministry met…

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First proposal of its kind in Canada

Whole Foods Market and Headspace have combined their expertise

Canada: 'Grocery Supply Code of Practice' to improve retailer-supplier relationsAfter 2 decades of complaints of unfair practices, Canadian grocery retailer Empire Co. Ltd. and Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP), the voice of Canada's food manufacturing sector, have agreed to a…

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Market share in grocery trade strengthened by Kesko

Spar Hungary has reported a very positive year

Ecommerce in Belgium: €10.26bln in 2020Ecommerce in Belgium was worth 10.26bln euros in 2020. That’s a decrease of 10% compared to the situation 1 year before. Of course, the decline has everything to do with the coronavirus outbreak. Belgians bought far fewer services online, but ordered more products.…

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Former Empire president Donald Sobey has passed away

Imperfect Foods: Grocery delivery service launched in Denver

Amazon picks former executive Adam Selipsky to lead cloud unitAmazon.com Inc appointed Salesforce.com Inc executive Adam Selipsky to lead its high-margin cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services. The move comes as AWS’ current lead Andy Jassy is vacating the role to become the chief executive officer of…

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Costco is reported to be entering Sweden in autumn 2022

French supermarket retailer Carrefour has agreed to buy Brazil's Grupo Big

French Union calls for strike action at Carrefour over EasterFrench union CFDT has called for Carrefour workers to down tools over Easter weekend, over what it said was a worsening of the working conditions of the retailer's employees, despite the group's 'exceptional' 2020 results. In a statement, CFDT,…

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Bashas’ has teamed with Forager

First Fresh grocery store in New York to be opened by Amazon

US: Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran: Digital could become 20% of businessAlbertsons Cos. could see online grocery potentially reach 20% of sales, driven by stepped-up e-commerce investment and greater consumer affinities for digital shopping and eating at home following the COVID-19 pandemic, according to…

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Groupe Casino: A new refinancing plan

JD.Com to invest $800mln in on-demand delivery platform Dada Group

Amazon loses market share in FranceEven though Amazon saw its sales in France increase significantly, the e-commerce giant could not fully benefit from the Covid-19 pandemic. In relation to the market, the company lost ground. Through its French website, Amazon realised a turnover of 8.3bln euros last…

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Couche-Tard has signed a deal to sell 49 stores in Oklahoma

Produce distribution center opened by Sprouts Farmers Market

US: Douglas Hacker to succeed Dennis Eidson as SpartanNash chairmanSpartanNash Chairman Dennis Eidson plans to retire after nearly 5 years in the post, and Lead Independent Director Douglas Hacker has been nominated as his successor. Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash said that Eidson is slated to…

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Central Retail Vietnam has launched Tops Market

Supermarket chain Lenta intends to double in size in the next 5 years

Russia: X5 Retail Group reports revenue growth of 14.1% in FY 2020Russian retailer X5 Retail Group has reported a 14.1% year-on-year growth in revenue, to RUB1,978bln (€22.5bln), in full-year 2020 from RUB1,734bln (€19.7bln) in 2019. Net retail sales grew by 14.2% year-on-year, driven by a 5.5% increase…

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DoorDash takes on drivers' Walmart gripes

The Giant Co. has unveiled a stunning new format in Philadelphia

US: Kroger customers rewarded in stock spend more at grocerFintech company Bumped has released data from its two-year pilot showing that turning grocery customers into owners can boost visits and spend. Bumped users who received fractional shares of stock for their spending with The Kroger Co. banners…

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Spar partners with Gander

Spar Belgium: New convenience store concept

UK: Asda leadership updateAsda has announced that CEO and President Roger Burnley has decided to leave the business next year, after the supermarket has transitioned fully to new ownership and once his long-term successor is in place. Having brought Asda back into British ownership, the Issa brothers and…

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Dollar General: Fourth quarter same store sales increased 12.7%

E-grocer Weee plans to use new funding to accelerate expansion across North America

E-grocer Weee raises $315mln to fuel North America expansionWeee, an e-grocer offering Asian and Hispanic groceries, has raised $315mln in Series D funding, the company announced. Weee said it plans to use the new funding to accelerate expansion across North America, hire additional personnel, build its…

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Sonae said its fourth-quarter net profit fell 3.4%

Netto has completed its acquisition of Tesco Poland

Inside Amazon Australia’s mammoth warehouse that will be operated by high-tech robots and humansE-commerce giant Amazon is set to complete its mammoth Sydney warehouse - the largest in the southern hemisphere - by the end of 2021. With more steel than the Sydney Olympic stadium and more space than…

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Save Mart Companies: One-year mark of offering frontline workers weekly hazard pay

Imperfect Foods is applying its sustainability mission inward to its operating model

US: Smaller shopper base pulls down February online grocery salesU.S. online grocery sales in February fell from a prior-month peak due to a decline in participating households and fewer orders, the latest Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey found. For February, online grocery sales…

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Empire has signed a deal to buy a majority stake in Longo’s

GrubMarket has completed the acquisition of RJ Produce

US: Fridge No More closes $15.4mln Series AFridge No More, an instant grocery delivery service in the U.S., announces the closing of a $15.4mln Series A funding round. This will both enable the "cloud grocer" to expand operations across New York City and the East Coast, and to establish its leadership…

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Supermarket group Shoprite Holdings reported a 10.4% rise in half-year earnings

Picnic has teamed up with Belgian hypermarket chain Cora to conquer France

Italy: SPAR expands its retail footprint in SardiniaFratelli Ibba Group, a well-established retail organisation, has joined SPAR in Italy, growing the brand’s presence in the Italian region of Sardinia. Fratelli Ibba has acquired all the shares of Supermercati Gieffe and thereby also a stake in SCS,…

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Dino Polska has reported a 12.6% topline sales growth

Carrefour has completed the acquisition of Supersol proximity stores and supermarkets in Spain

Russia: Magnit reports revenue growth of 13.5% in FY 2020Russian retailer Magnit has reported a 13.5% year-on-year growth in revenue to RUB1,553.8bln (€17.8bln) in its financial year ended 31 December 2020. The company’s net retail sales increased by 13.3% in this period, to RUB1,510.1bln (€17.3bln),…

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Walmart Canada is investing $500mln this year to modernize its stores

Schnuck Markets is planning to open a new grocery store format

US: 1010data releases its 2021 State of Grocery Report1010data, a leading provider of analytical intelligence and consumer transaction data, has released its in-depth State of Grocery Report: How Omnichannel Became A Reality In 2020. This study examines the changes catalyzed by pandemic shopping patterns…

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Schwarz Group is testing till-less stores in Germany

Eurocash to acquire 49% share in Arhelan supermarket chain

France: Carrefour fined 1.75mln euros for unfairly squeezing suppliers on priceFrench retailer Carrefour has been fined 1.75mln euros ($2.1mln) for unfairly pressing suppliers for discounts during annual contract negotiations, the finance ministry said. The ruling by the Paris Commerce Court follows a…

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Brazilian retail sales fell in January for a 3rd consecutive month

SpartanNash: Finance team transitions

Brazil retail sales fall in January for third month in a rowBrazilian retail sales fell in January for a third consecutive month, official figures showed, largely in line with expectations and led by declining supermarket, food and drink sales, as well as weakness in the clothing and footwear sector.…

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FairPrice is testing the use of autonomous robots

Jumbo is testing a smart shopping cart

Unions call strike at Amazon's logistic operations in Italy on March 22Unions in Italy said they had called on workers at Amazon’s logistics operations in the country to go on a 24-hour strike on March 22 after talks with a business lobby group over working conditions of delivery service suppliers broke…

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FTLC is bringing suppliers and food retailers together

Startup Quicklly announced the completion of pre-seed funding round

US: Changed shopper habits will spur consumer packaged goods demand after COVID-19The Consumer Brands Association has issued a new report discussing 5 trends that will shape the future of the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. According to “The CPG Post-Pandemic Outlook: Five Trends Emerging from…

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Halving of annual profit for Morrisons

Edeka is selling its delivery service Bringmeister

X5, Sber and VISA roll out pay-with-a-glance technology at Perekrestok and Pyaterochka storesX5 Retail Group ("X5" or the "Company"), a leading Russian food retailer, Sber and Visa have launched an innovative pay-with-a glance service at self-checkouts in X5 stores. Now available at 52 Perekrestok…

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UNFI: Second quarter fiscal 2021 results

Korean grocer H Mart will open its first Florida location in Orlando

US: ALDI bolsters commitment to affordable sustainability with new charterALDI announced a new sustainability charter to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the planet's resources and ecosystems with a series of initiatives that will be achieved between now and 2030. The bold approach highlights…

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Hy-Vee: On the brink of major expansion

Weis Markets: Results for 2020 and fourth quarter

Canada: Giant Tiger updates its fresh offering in Ottawa storeGiant Tiger has announced a series of interior and exterior enhancements to its flagship Walkley Road store in Ottawa, including an increased emphasis on its produce and meat offering. Jason Gardiner, vice-president of grocery buying and…

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Bestway Wholesale is to restructure Costcutter

Mercadona is planning 9 store openings in Portugal

Irish grocery sales reach highest level since November 2020: KantarTake-home grocery sales in Ireland grew by 17%, with shoppers spending an additional €151.1mln in the latest 4 weeks ended 21 February, new data from Kantar has revealed. It is also the highest since November 2020, when Irish consumers…

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Auchan Portugal has joined Euromadi Portugal

Massmart plans to sell Cambridge Food, Rhino and Fruitspot

Serbian competition authorities clear Mercator’s transfer to Fortenova GroupFortenova Group has announced that the Serbian commission for protection of competition has approved the intention of the group to acquire control over the company Poslovni sistem Mercator d.d., Ljubljana. The company has…

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The Fresh Market celebrates women-owned and -operated food companies

Target: Groundbreaking ceremony in Yonkers, New York

US: Walmart Board of Directors adds former AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall StephensonWalmart Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Randall Stephenson, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Inc., as a new member of the company’s board, Stephenson became the 12th member of…

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Dija has launched its 10-minute services in areas of London

Carrefour has partnered with Deliveroo to deliver groceries to residents of Brussels

French retailer Auchan raises cost-saving goal as profitability risesFrance’s Auchan raised its cost savings goal under its so-called Renaissance revival plan, which boosted 2020 profitability at its retail arm despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Auchan, which reduced debt sharply last year with the sale of…

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Sprouts Farmers Market: Intention to open about 20 new stores in 2021

Albertsons Companies and Tortoise to pilot remote-controlled delivery cart in Northern California

US: Costco Wholesale Corporation reports second quarter and year-to-date operating results for fiscal 2021 and February sales resultsCostco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) announced its operating results for the second quarter (12 weeks) and the first 24 weeks of fiscal 2021, ended…

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Deliveroo plans to list in London

Jerónimo Martins has posted a 25% drop in fourth-quarter net profit

Romania: Retailer Profi adds 31 new stores to its chain in Jan-FebRomanian supermarket and convenience store chain Profi, controlled by the investment fund Mid Europa Partners, opened 31 new stores in the first 2 months of the year, out of a full-year target of 250 stores. It opened 15 units in January…

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Walmart Canada is accelerating its e-commerce expansion

Kroger: Strong fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 results

US: Trader Joe’s is No. 1 in customer satisfaction, but metrics down overallFollowing 4 years of fairly steady customer satisfaction, the supermarket industry’s rating in this area has dropped 2.6% to a score of 76 out of 100, with 17 of 20 major grocers earning lower scores year over year, according to…

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Sale-leaseback deal involving 13 grocery stores for Harps Food Stores

Publix tallied big sales and earnings gains

Walmart sweetens pay for most U.S. hourly workers on the coastsMany Walmart Inc hourly workers will collect bigger paychecks on the U.S. east and west coast markets where the cost of living is higher and competition for labor among retailers is more intense, the company told Reuters. The world’s biggest…

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Sainsbury’s plans to cut an additional 500 jobs

Mercadona has shared profits with its entire workforce

Online shopping, private brands boost Israel's Shufersal profitShufersal, Israel’s largest supermarket chain, reported a 2.6% rise in quarterly profit, boosted by a jump in revenue from higher online sales mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic that kept many shoppers home. Shufersal said it earned…

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HelloFresh: Record-breaking year

IGA has teamed up with DoorDash in Australia

Bulgaria: SPMI signs deal to sell 50% of supermarket chain CBABulgaria's CBA Asset Management said that its unit SPMI has signed a deal to sell its 50% interest in supermarket chain operator CBA to local CBA Invest for 1.125mln levs ($679,000/575,000 euro). Source: seenews.com  Aldi and Lidl lose out as UK…

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Schnucks is partnering with DoorDash in St. Louis

GKB is teaming up with Walmart Canada

US: Instacart now valued at $39blnSolidifying its domination in the online grocery market, Instacart has raised $265mln as part of a new financing round that increases its valuation to $39bln - more than doubling its valuation of $17.7bln from October 2020.Source: progressivegrocer.com  Ghost Kitchens partners…

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Ocado has opened a new mini customer fulfilment centre

Amazon’s new Polish website goes live

As online grocery booms in Britain, will new habits die hard?Britain’s multi-billion pound supermarket industry is placing its bets on whether big-spending older shoppers will stick with buying their groceries online when months of lockdown end. Having more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic to…

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Kroger launches an open call to its second innovation fund to prevent food waste

National Grocers Association has moved its office to Washington, D.C.

1st Ahold Delhaize USA facility transitions to self-distributionAhold Delhaize USA has revealed that one of its distribution centers, Freetown Grocery in Massachusetts, became the first to transition procurement from a third-party vendor to the company’s self-managed network, resulting in direct control…

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KKR and Rakuten DX Solution have completed Seiyu share purchase from Walmart

Lidl has entered North Macedonia

UK: Sainsbury's gives staff third pandemic bonusBritain’s second largest supermarket group Sainsbury’s will award its staff a third bonus for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, it said. Sainsbury’s has 172,000 workers, making it one of Britain’s biggest private sector employers. The third one-off payment will be made…

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Walmart and Eko are expanding Walmart Cookshop

Sprouts Farmers Markets: Sales growth of 15%

US: DoorDash revenue jumps in first quarterly results since IPOFood delivery company DoorDash Inc reported an over three-fold rise in quarterly revenue in its first results as a public company. The company, which went public in December in one of the biggest initial public offerings of the year, said its…

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Store hat trick in London for Lidl

Mercadona is in talks to sell about 30 stores to MDSR

UK: Supermarket group Asda says 5,000 jobs at risk in restructuringBritish supermarket group Asda said it has started a consultation with 5,000 workers potentially impacted by operational changes to simplify the business. Asda, now owned by the Issa brothers and private equity group TDR Capital,…

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The GIANT Company: New partnership with Rodale Institute

Presidente Supermarkets plans to open 7 grocery stores across Florida

Canada: Pandemic demand lifts comps at LoblawThe pandemic is driving demand at Canada's Loblaw Companies, as the grocery chain said same-store sales both in-store and online rose impressively during the fourth quarter. For the quarter ended January 2, Loblaw reported revenue of $9.8bln. This represented…

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Rewe’s turnover reached the €75bln mark for the first time

Majid Al Futtaim recorded a 188% rise in its online sales

Australia: Woolworths warns of slowing sales growth after first-half profit surgeWoolworths Group warned of slowing sales growth ahead after a pandemic-driven surge in demand helped Australia’s largest supermarket chain post a 28% jump in the first-half profit. “We expect sales to decline over the March…

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BigCommerce sealed a new partnership with Walmart

Amazon Go stores generate a high level of interest among Americans

US: Natural Grocers™ brings organic and natural groceries and free nutrition education to Jefferson City on March 3Natural Grocers, the nation's largest family-operated natural and organic grocery retailer, announces the opening of its Jefferson City, Missouri location, scheduled for Wednesday, March 3,…

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Village Grocer stops use of plastic bags

CBI: UK retailers see sharp fall in sales and mounting job losses

Retail and wholesale vital to Europe's recovery: EuroCommerceEuroCommerce director-general Christian Verschueren has emphasised that retail and wholesale play a pivotal role in driving Europe's economic recovery and global competitiveness. Speaking at the EU Industry Days event, he also stressed that…

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U.S. online grocery sales shot back up in January

PPIH has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gelson’s Markets

Increased delivery, pickup use hoists U.S. online grocery salesFueled by a surge in delivery and pickup purchases, U.S. online grocery sales shot back up in January after declining from an early summer peak, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey. Online grocery sales totaled…

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Supermarket chain Svetofor to open its first store in Serbia

Bestway Wholesale completed its acquisition of the Costcutter Supermarkets Group

France: Carrefour does not see Casino as an acquisition targetCarrefour, Europe’s largest food retailer, does not see major acquisition opportunities in France and does not view smaller domestic peer Casino as a possible target, Carrefour Chief Executive Alexandre Bompard said. “We do not see…

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Meijer’s Rivertown Market in Detroit is searching for 2,000 items

Debut for FMI’s Supermarket Employee Day

US: Meijer’s forthcoming small format seeks hyperlocal productsMeijer’s fourth small-format store, Rivertown Market in Detroit, is searching for hyperlocal products - 2,000 items to be exact - to fill its shelves upon opening later this year. Store Manager Marcus Reliford set the goal and is inviting…

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Hy-Vee: Winner of the 2021 Healthiest State Large Workplace Award

Giant urban flagship store in Philadelphia

Walmart's Mexico unit boosts logistics spending in $1bln capex planWalmart’s Mexico unit will ramp up logistics spending this year as a part of a 22.2bln peso ($1.09bln) plan aimed at further boosting online sales, which soared in 2020, the retailer said. Walmart de Mexico said it will put a quarter of…

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Navis Capital Partners is exploring a sale of The Food Purveyor

Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd are to merge their e-commerce activities in Germany

Majid Al Futtaim taps IBM blockchain for food traceability at Carrefour storesCarrefour will use blockchain to enable food traceability across the supply chain. Majid Al Futtaim, which holds the Carrefour franchise for the Middle East, Asia and Africa, will leverage IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-enabled…

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South Korean retailer Shinsegae Group has invested in Singapore’s Grab

AMCU has allowed Silpo to buy Furshet retail chain

Britain's Asda ends Walmart era on the upBritish supermarket group Asda ended its 22 years under Walmart ownership with accelerating underlying sales in the Christmas quarter, driven by strong demand for premium ranges. Asda, now owned by the Issa brothers and private equity group TDR Capital, reported a…

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Meijer is on track to complete implementation of Flashfood program

Walmart: Record Q4 and FY21 revenue

Amazon retains title of the world’s most valuable retail brandBrand Finance has released its latest retail ranking that has been expanded to include 100 brands to give a fuller picture of the diverse sector. Amazon has retained the title of the world’s most valuable retail brand, recording a 15% brand…

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Tata Group has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in BigBasket

Carrefour: Best sales performance in 20 years

Switzerland: Coop reports ‘stable profit’ in FY 2020Coop Switzerland has posted a ‘stable profit’ of CHF539mln (€499.2mln) in its financial year 2020 with sales amounting to CHF30.2bln (€28bln). Sales at Coop supermarkets grew by 14.3%, to CHF12.0bln (€11.1bln), and contributed to its performance during…

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Invatron fresh-ordering software chosen by The Fresh Market

More Kroger store closings fuelled by Seattle pay mandate

US: New Acosta COVID-19 report reveals 75% of shoppers plan to stick to at least some of their new habits post-COVIDAcosta, an integrated sales and marketing services provider in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, released findings from its most recent COVID-19 shopper insights study. The…

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Tesco Malaysia has officially changed its name

Profit rises on higher revenue for Ahold Delhaize

UK: Completion of acquisition of Asda by the Issa Brothers and TDR Capital LtdWalmart Inc. (“Walmart”), Asda Group Limited (“Asda”), the Issa brothers and TDR Capital have announced that the Issa brothers, founders and co-CEOs of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, headquartered in…

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Hy-Vee has filed plans to build a “online grocery pick-up kiosk”

The Giant Company and Peapod Digital Labs subsidiary have partnered with Swisslog

Walmart temporarily closes over 600 stores as winter storms pound parts of USWalmart closed hundreds of stores as a result of the winter storm bringing freezing rain, snow and subfreezing temperatures across the U.S. Approximately 628 Walmart and Sam's Club stores from Oregon to Florida have temporarily…

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Spar Scotland: Future plans for growth

Ahold Delhaize has agreed to take over 39 stores from the Deen chain in the Netherlands

Romania: French retailer Cora tests supermini mixed format in BucharestHypermarket operator Cora, controlled by French-Belgian group Louis Delhaize, will launch a new convenience store format in Romania, Economica.net reported. The new stores will also serve as pick-up points for online shopping. If…

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Start date for new CFO confirmed by Ocado

Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores will be rebranded as US Foods CHEF’STORE

US: Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores to become US Foods CHEF’STOREUS Foods Holding Corp. announced that effective March 1, Smart Foodservice® Warehouse Stores will be rebranded as US Foods CHEF’STORE®. US Foods acquired Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores in April 2020 to accelerate growth in the cash…

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Morrisons confirmed possibility of redundancies at Head Office

Grofers has reported a 111% increase in its revenue

Saudi Arabia: LuLu launches its first all-woman store, in JeddahThe hypermarket operator LuLu has launched its first all-woman store - at its LuLu Express store in Jeddah. This comes as the retailer hits the 200-location mark in its network. The team of 103 women is led by Maha Mohammed Alqarni, General…

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Wakefern: ‘Beyond the Bag’

Food Lion and Instacart are expanding SNAP payments

Amazon shareholders support union formationMore than 70 Amazon investors are backing warehouse workers who want to form a trade union in the US. The e-commerce giant is trying to thwart these plans, but investors stood up against Amazon. In a letter, more than 70 Amazon shareholders ask the company to…

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Ahold Delhaize USA is joining forces with HowGood

National Grocers Association pushes back against $15 federal minimum wage

Ahold Delhaize USA reveals latest sustainability goalsAhold Delhaize USA has revealed new health and sustainability goals as part of the retailer’s strategy to develop a more sustainable food supply chain. The new goals arrive as the company’s proprietary research shows that 43% of consumers feel…

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Grofers is in talks for an indirect listing in US via SPAC route

Edeka is to complete the takeover of 44 Real stores

Germany: Wholesaler Metro optimistic despite first-quarter sales slumpWholesale group Metro said that its performance in key markets such as Germany, France and Italy was better than expected in the first quarter of its financial year, despite the group posting a 11.2% sales decline in the period. Group…

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U.S. Conference of Mayors highlighted how Dollar General partnered with Baton Rouge to increase fresh produce

Aldi plans to open 100 new stores

Mexican online grocer Jüsto raises $65mln in General Atlantic-led Series AJüsto, an online supermarket based in Mexico City, announced it has raised $65mln in a Series A round led by General Atlantic. The amount is sizable for a Series A in general, but supersized for a LatAm startup. In fact, according…

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Carrefour partners with Altarea

Most popular destination for online retailers looking to expand: The Netherlands

UK: Tesco urged by investors to sell more healthy foodA group of investors is trying to pressure Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket, into selling healthier food and drink amid a growing obesity problem. Investors led by pressure group ShareAction will ask shareholders to vote for their plan. Tesco is…

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Spar: First major food retailer in Austria to launch a partnership with Too Good To Go

ICA has launched a new health strategy

Food retail landscape is changing for good, says Britain's OcadoBritish online grocer and technology group Ocado said the landscape for food retailing was changing for good as it reported a 69% jump in annual core earnings that were boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic generating huge demand for home…

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Instacart has acquired over 250 patents from IBM

DoorDash has acquired Chowbotics

US: United Supermarkets CEO to RetireUnited Supermarkets LLC CEO Robert Taylor has revealed he will retire on March 1, and that Sidney Hopper, currently president of Lubbock, Texas-based United, will succeed him. Taylor will remain in an advisory role for the company as EVP - senior advisor.Source: progressivegrocer.com  US: GrubMarket…

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ICA has posted a 5.4% increase in sales in January

Aldi: First click-and-collect service launched for customers in Ireland

Brits are creating the highest demand for fruit and vegetables this centuryTesco reported: "Healthy-minded Brits are creating the biggest demand for fruit and vegetables this century, latest sales data can reveal. Since the first lockdown started last year, stay-at-home Brits with more time on their…

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Imperfect Foods announced its Series D commitment will total $110mln

Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets have entered into a definitive merger agreement

US: First deliveries made into Kroger’s Ocado CFCThe first cases have been delivered into the first CFC that is due to open as part of the strategic partnership between Kroger and Ocado. The delivery of the first cases marks an important milestone in the Kroger Ocado partnership. The delivery, into the…

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In's Mercato is planning 30 new store openings

New strategy of Biedronka stores

Germany: Metro to appoint Wuerth Manager Greubel as CEOMetro AG, the German wholesaler that has been without a permanent chief executive since the start of the year, is set to appoint Steffen Greubel to the post. Greubel will take the helm at Metro from May 1, if approved by the supervisory board, Metro said in a statement. He…

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BJ’s expands New York presence

First quarter fiscal 2021 results for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

US: Chicory survey reveals that over 50% of consumers place an online grocery order once a week or more oftenChicory, the leading digital shopper marketing platform for CPG and grocery companies, released the results of a new national grocery consumer research study, Online Grocery Usership Changes Year…

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Musgrave Group has teamed up with SEAI

Carrefour Taiwan finalized the purchase of Wellcome supermarkets and Jasons Market Place stores

UK: Sainsbury’s brings a new flagship store to the marketSainsbury’s has opened the doors to its relaunched Hempstead Valley supermarket in Kent, showcasing its latest product offer and format design. After 8 months of redevelopment works, the 62,000 sq. ft supermarket has been transformed into a next…

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Launch of Goodfood WOW in Toronto

Fresh food and e-commerce sales surged at Costco in January

US: Food supply chain Teamsters vote to strike third largest grocery chain in the SouthwestTeamster drivers and warehouse workers at a critical Albertsons grocery distribution center have overwhelmingly voted by 98% to authorize a strike to protest the company's failure to address workers' COVID-19…

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Amazon Fresh: Launch in Madrid

Carrefour has set its sights on Prosol

China’s Sun Art: 2020 review and 2021 growth planChina’s largest grocery retailer reported its revenue up by +0.1% year-on-year (YoY) for the 12 months ended 31 December. Sun Art achieved total revenue of CNY95,486mln (US$14,786mln) in 2020, a 0.1% YoY increase from last year’s CNY95,357mln…

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The National Grocers Association and FMI-The Food Industry Association have issued an open letter

Giant Food is celebrating 85 years in business this year

Amazon reveals eye-catching helix office tower for Virginia headquartersAmazon revealed plans for the next phase of its headquarters redevelopment in Virginia, featuring a signature 350-foot (107-meter) helix-shaped office tower that can be climbed from the outside like a mountain hike. The head-turning…

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Meijer’s neighborhood market store: 1st year operating in pandemic

Amazon: Sales record and CEO Jeff Bezos steps down

US: Kroger blames pandemic pay for store closuresKroger is blaming mandated pandemic hazard pay for the upcoming closings of two supermarkets it owns in Long Beach, California. The stores scheduled to close are: The Ralphs store located at 3380 N. Los Coyotes Diagonal, and the Food 4 Less store located…

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Update in relation to acquisition of Asda by Issa Brothers and TDR Capital

Alibaba Group: Impressive earnings figures for the last quarter

British lockdowns drive acceleration in grocery sales growthThe British grocery market saw sales growth accelerate to 12.2% in the latest 12-week period as reintroduced lockdown restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19 caused people to spend more on food and drink, industry data showed. Market…

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Amazon and University of Southern California: Joint research center

Loblaws has partnered with Loop

US: UNFI taps Walmex VP Dorn Wenninger to lead produceWalmart Mexico executive Dorn Wenninger has joined United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) as senior vice president of produce. UNFI said that Wenninger will oversee the company’s strategy and expansion in the produce category. He reports to Paul Green, president of fresh at the…

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Tegut will launch a new store format 'QUARTIER'

X5 Retail Group and McDonald's announce an update on their pilot project

UK: Aldi is calling for Arcadia and Debenhams staff to apply as it creates 4,000 jobsAldi is calling for those affected by the collapse of the Arcadia and Debenhams retail empires to apply as it aims to create 4,000 jobs across the UK this year. The UK supermarket, which announced recently that it would…

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Amazon is reportedly set to open a new distribution base in Ireland

Eurotorg: 4Q 2020 and FY 2020 operating results

Auchan to focus on modernisation in RussiaAccording to reports in Finmarket, Auchan is not planning to open any stores in Russia in 2021. Instead, the retailer will focus on its current projects of modernising existing stores and improving operational efficiency. As part of this, it will look to evolve…

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Children have tried to feed robots bananas

Southeastern Grocers withdraws IPO

US: Autonomous food delivery company Starship Technologies, which has enjoyed explosive growth, says kids are feeding its robots bananasStarship Technologies, the autonomous delivery company that sends little six-wheeled robots to people's doorsteps with groceries and takeout, has had an astonishing…


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