Retail


Carrefour Italia posts €400m losses | Carrefour opens first Supeco discount store In Italy

Carrefour names new CEO | Co-op UK expands local sourcing

Finland: Kesko reports comparable sales growth of 1.6% in JuneFinnish retailer Kesko has announced that sales decreased by 3.5% in June 2017 to €971.3mln. However, the company notes that this represents a growth of 1.6% in comparable terms in local currencies. Sales in the grocery trade totalled €456.5mln in.....

Aldi overtakes Waitrose in customer satisfaction | Aldi to add 4000 UK jobs

Amazon gets green light to sell groceries in India

Carrefour France grows first vertical gardenCarrefour France has announced plans to grow its first 'vertical garden' in an outlet in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois in the Paris region. The garden is cultivated using the aeroponics process, where plants are grown without the use of soil. (esmmagazine.com) Amazon.....

Lidl US fires back at Kroger

AUS Aldi loses its crown after 3 years

Aldi Nord, Aldi Süd publish interim sustainability reportGermany’s Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd have published an interim report on their companies’ sustainability progress, following the goals that were established by the retailers in 2016. In an effort to increase sustainability, Aldi Nord has significantly.....

UK: Lidl CEO says to open 60 stores a year | M&S sales decline

Spar enters another EU-country | 'Sainsbury's Fairtrade banana in danger'

AU: Former Tesco exec Jeff Adams to be next Metcash CEOFood and grocery wholesaler Metcash has appointed former British supermarket giant Tesco executive Jeff Adams as its next CEO. Mr Adams will step in to the four-year role in December, succeeding Ian Morrice who in June announced his intention to retire.....

UK supermarket investment up by 20% in 2017 to date

Woolworths to reduce plastic use for fruit and veg

India considers backing foreign investment in supermarketsIndia is considering a proposal to lift a cap on investment by foreign retailers in local supermarkets, according to people with the knowledge of the matter. A meeting led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi may decide on a proposal to allow 100%.....

Vanguard and Tesco announces data venture

SA: Woolworths profit falls | Bigbasket-Amazon talks stuck

China: Alibaba trials its own cash register-free storeAlibaba opened the Tao Café in Hangzhou (China): customers can pay for their purchases thanks to a QR code scanned at the entrance. As soon as they leave the store with items, they are immediately paid. The 200 sqm store uses several technologies to track.....

Italy’s Naturasì expands to Bulgaria | Spar Hungary posts 4.6% sales growth

Casino Q2 sales accelerate

Aldi Süd opens 500th 'branch of the future' in MemmingenGerman retailer Aldi Süd has opened a new ‘Filiale der Zukunft’ (branch of the future) in Memmingen, Bavaria, making it the 500th store with this concept. Since May 2016, the retailer has reconstructed more than a quarter of its 1,870 outlets in.....

UK fresh food prices rise in June | Musgrave ‘invests heavily’ in e-grocery

Carrefour Q2 sales growth accelerates

E-mart's bananas becomes top-selling productBananas were the most sold fruit in the first half of the year, according to leading retail giant E-mart on Friday, replacing the longtime favorite apples. E-Mart said it sold 37.6 billion won (US$32.48 million) worth of bananas in the January-June period, up 8.7%.....

Amazon cornered Whole Foods into not seeking more bids

Ex-Sainsbury’s CEO: Brexit means poorer quality at supermarkets

Ex-Sainsbury’s CEO: Brexit means poorer quality at supermarketsFormer Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King says UK shoppers are “completely in the dark” about what Brexit will mean for supermarkets. King, who was in charge of Sainsbury’s for a decade until 2014, told BBC’s Panorama programme: “One can say very.....

Indian online grocery startup Jumbotail raises $8.5 mln in funding

Amazon's hunt for a German grocer

No bidders emerge for Ultra storesNo successful bidders emerged in a bankruptcy auction late last week for 11 Ultra Foods stores, owner Central Grocers said. The cooperative distributor said the auction for those properties was adjourned to an unspecified date. The 11 stores in the auction were previously.....

Ocado: 'International deal first of many' | Japan's Aeon Q1 profit jumps

Suppliers pick Woolworths over Coles for the first time

Countdown 'not surprised' by new Auckland supermarket chainSupermarket giant Countdown says it is "not surprised" to see its competitor's move to launch a new Auckland chain. Foodstuffs North Island yesterday opened the first smaller-format Fresh Collective by New World store on the North Shore in ex-Nosh.....

Carrefour new snack formula contains sliced fruit | Foodstuffs to launch Auckland format

Aldi to invest €5 billion in stores globally

Retailers commend EU commission decision on Polish taxEuroCommerce, the EU trade group representing retailers, has commended a ruling by the European Commission, which concluded that a Polish tax on the retail sector would be in breach of EU state aid rules. Under the proposed tax, companies operating in the.....

First Carrefour Market in Ivory Coast | Irish SuperValu keeps top position

Strawberries boost Sainsbury's Q1 sales

Strawberries boost Sainsbury's Q1 salesJ Sainsbury Plc reported a first-quarter sales growth that beat estimates as Brexit-fueled food-price inflation boosted revenues in its core grocery business. Retail sales rose 2.3% on a like-for-like basis excluding fuel in the 16 weeks ended July 1, the London-based.....

Global cyber attack hit Auchan payment terminals

Lidl US price advantage applies less for fresh

Indonesia’s 7-Eleven outlets shut downThe remaining 141 7-Eleven outlets in Indonesia will cease operations tomorrow, said Indonesia PT Modern Internasional, the franchise owner of the 24-hour convenience store. In a recent statement to Bursa Efek, its director, Chandra Wijaya, said the decision was made.....