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Waitrose delivers solid H1 sales

HelloFresh to chop vegetables for customers

South Korea's Lotte to sell China storesSouth Korea's Lotte Group is to sell some of its Chinese stores in the face of crippling measures imposed by Beijing over a US missile defence system, it said on Friday (Sept 15) - and could dispose of them all. Lotte provided a golf course to Seoul for the THAAD.....

Co-op invests in young farmers | Lidl opens 1st mini grocery shop

Large African grocery chain accepts Bitcoins

Poland’s Eurocash takes over Mila S.A.Polish wholesaler Eurocash has announced the takeover of Mila S.A., owner of a network of 188 stores located mainly in central Poland. The group said that the purchase of Mila is part of its strategy to build a ‘nationwide supermarket chain based both on cooperation with.....

Marks & Spencer Food debuts in UAE

Morrisons sales jump

China: Costco launches a new Tmall storeCostco Wholesale has launched a flagship store on Alibaba's Tmall as it looks to further expand the products it sells to Chinese consumers, including food. Costco started selling in China three years ago, on Alibaba's cross-border e-commerce channel Tmall Global. By.....

Woolworths unveils new nationwide Pick Up service

Aldi sourcing 77% via UK suppliers - report

UK: Tesco cools down its price rises Tesco cooled its price rises last month, according to new data, as it seeks to become more price-competitive than its peers. In August, price inflation fell to 1.4%, down from 4.1% in July, according to data from UBS. "If Tesco was trying to rebuild margin then the.....

Lotte not withdrawing from the Chinese mainland market

Amazon's Whole Foods sees 25% more shoppers after takeover

Spar China appoints new managing directorSpar International has announced it is appointing Jerome Chevrier as the new managing director of Spar China, effective immediately. Chevrier has held a number of senior roles in China's retail sector, having lived and worked in the country for over twenty years......

Tesco launches new vegetable range

Pak 'n Save trials its first mini supermarket

NZ: Pak 'n Save trials its first mini supermarketPak 'n Save is to open a mini supermarket, the first of its kind in New Zealand. The new concept store will open in the Write Price supermarket building on Levin's Queen St next week. Pak 'n Save Mini will stock about 2500 key products, in contrast to its.....

Ahold Delhaize shakes up leadership in Belgium

Swiss Lidl launches online meal boxes

UK: mySupermarket Data shows grocery costs continuing to risemySupermarket’s latest monthly Groceries Tracker confirms that the price of the average basket of grocery items is continuing to rise as the fall in the value of the pound drives up import costs. Research conducted by the price comparison website.....

JTB unit to sell luxury produce from Japan

Aldi's fresh food offer puts heat on Woolworths and Coles

UK: Asda cuts nearly 300 jobs at its head officeAsda has axed nearly 300 jobs at its head office as part of a cost-cutting drive at the supermarket. The grocer, which is owned by Walmart, informed 288 affected staff about the cull on Wednesday afternoon, instructing all of those workers to leave their posts.....

Aldi Nord launches new Poland strategy

Walmart's Asda forced to repay suppliers

UK: Asda encourages shoppers to try veganismSupermarket Asda has published a seven-day vegan challenge in its latest issue of Asda Good Living Magazine. The feature includes practical tips and daily meal ideas for those wanting to give plant-based eating a try. Asda chef Andrew Johnson has taken on the vegan.....

Aldi UK announces it'll pay small suppliers sooner

Carrefour sees Q2 sales up in home market France

German Metro posts increase Q3 sales Germany's Metro Group has posted a 2.6% increase in sales in the third quarter of its financial year, to €9.34bn. Reported sales were up 4.9%. Reported sales in Germany were up 0.8% for the quarter to €2.97bn. Internationally, reported sales were up 7.0% to €6.37bn. It.....

Mercator sees improved performance

Aldi trials petrol station at stores

Spar Poland opens new storesSpar has launched four new stores in Poland in the space of one week, with outlets opening in Tychy, Zabrzeg, Konin, and Szydłów. Spar Poland says that this has been 'a busy summer of expansion'. This year alone, the retailer has opened 21 new stores, which it says proves.....

Sainsbury's says Brexit could leave fruit rotting at border

Shell to sell fruit through Budgens partnership

Schwarz Group named leading grocer in EuropeGermany's Schwarz Group, which operates Lidl and Kaufland, has been named as the leading grocery retailer in Western Europe by market research provider Euromonitor International. The organisation measured retailers' value share from 2007 to 2016, with Schwarz.....

Co-op advances talks to buy Nisa

Aldi Süd to get 'Wonky' fruit and veg line

Ocado teams up with Amazon for grocery shopping by voice U.K. online grocer Ocado Group Plc is teaming up with Amazon.com Inc. to let shoppers top up their baskets using the U.S. e-commerce giant’s voice-recognition system. The Hatfield, England-based company has developed an app for Amazon’s Alexa that.....

Carrefour slumps on warning, raising pressure on CEO for reboot

More and more Poles doing their grocery shopping online

Carrefour slumps on warning, raising pressure on CEO for rebootCarrefour SA shares fell the most on record after France’s biggest retailer warned the second half of the year will be as tough as the first, giving new Chief Executive Officer Alexandre Bompard an even bigger challenge to turn around the.....