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JC.com tests heavy-duty drones for farm produce

Fruit German Amazon much cheaper | Co-op to sell 'fair bananas'

UK: Extra large avocado most popular at Waitrose 1British supermarket chain Waitrose is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its premium private label range, Waitrose 1. The range was originally launched with over 500 products, but now features over 700 as seasonal products were added throughout the year......

Co-op to support British horticulture | M&S sales & profit fall

AU Amazon may launch grocery sooner than expected

UAE supermarket to boost fruit export from Sri LankaUAE-based retail giant Lulu group has announced plans to build a shopping mall and hypermarket in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital city. Yusuffali MA said: “it is our ongoing strategy to set up our own sourcing and food processing units around the world to.....

Wal-Mart's food sales soar | M&S named UK grocer of the year

Alibaba sees 65% profit jump | Asda slows rate of sales decline

Dia facing litigations in Spain, Brazil and PortugalThe supermarket group Dia is facing 32 litigations filed by franchisees and ex-franchisees, ten of them in Spain, twenty in Brazil and two in Portugal. This has been reported by the company at the end of the shareholders meeting held this week, in which its.....

Tesco faces yet more legal action | Croatia grocer threatens a crisis

Amazon sets sights on grocery in EU with checkout-free trademark

Portugal: Sonae concludes acquisitions of Brio and Go NaturalPortugal's Sonae MC has announced that it has completed the deal to acquire 100% of Brio’s capital and 51% stake in the company that owns Go Natural. The Portuguese retail and telecommunications conglomerate said that both deals are in line with.....

Lidl also announces opening of 100 stores in US next year

Lidl CEO says prices up to 50% lower than US rivals; announces date of debut

Tesco-target Booker sees profit rise 15 percentBooker, the British wholesaler that has agreed a $4.8 billion (3.7 billion pounds) takeover by Tesco, said it still expected the deal to complete by early 2018 at the latest as it reported a 15 percent rise in annual profit. Total sales for the year, announced.....

Tesco's free fruit scheme boosts fruit consumption

Market share of Aldi grows in AU - ResearchThe latest Supermarket Currency report from Roy Morgan Research shows Australia’s grocery buyers spent $90.3bn at supermarkets during the 12 months to March 2017. Of that, $32.2bn was spent at Woolworths (35.7% of the market, down from 36.3% in the year to September.....

Edeka FY sales increase | Lidl Slovenia awarded for financial strength

China’s e-grocery to be doubled within 3 years - IGD

Dansk Supermarked Group targets food wasteDenmark's Dansk Supermarked Group has set itself a goal of halving its food waste by 2030. The group hopes that by going public with its food waste figures, it will create momentum for tackling this issue not just in its stores, but at an industry level. Between 2015.....

Italy: police take over Lidl offices | Carrefour organic starts in Spain

Sainsbury's to get 'banana rescue stations'

Italy: police take over four Lidl offices in mafia swoopPolice in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Sicily arrested 15 people and put four management offices of supermarket chain Lidl under state control on Monday as part of a swoop on a mafia gang. Four of the German company's offices, which manage around.....

Room for more British tomatoes in UK retail

Many of the British tomato growers are finalizing the last preparations for the annual British Tomato Week, which starts on May 22. With less than a week to go, UK market intelligence service ProduceView strolled down to some supermarkets for a last check to see if the retailers are also ready for the.....

"Clear communication creates increased revenue"

‘What’s for dinner?’ By answering that question with easy recipes and ideas – in which fresh produce plays a leading role – you create satisfied shoppers as well as retailers. Targeted communication – relevant information and inspiring dishes – brings bursting shopping carts and more revenue. That is what.....

Brexit affects prices, just not at Tesco | Chinese like buying fruit online

Aldi extends fresh produce range in AUS

Morrisons named worst high street storeMorrisons has been named the worst shop on the British high street in a poll of more than 10,000 British shoppers. Consumer group Which? asked people to rate stores based on overall satisfaction and the likelihood of them recommending them to a friend. Morrisons ranked.....

Asda launches fruit-to-go items | Aldi CEO aims to beat Walmart

Aldi UK plans one store for every 25.000 people

FamilyMart Southeast Asian chains under reviewFamilyMart Southeast Asian operations in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia are under review after mounting losses. “If we can get them to rally we will, but we cannot continue to pour in resources,” president Koji Takayanagi told Reuters in an interview......

UK: Tesco to sell small lettuce to prevent food waste

A bonus crop of small iceberg lettuces has been saved from going to waste by Tesco, the company says in a press release. "They may be small but they're still tasty. One of our suppliers has had a bonus crop of lettuces. Our growers have thousands of perfectly edible but small iceberg lettuces. Growers.....

Study: How retailers can boost fruit sales

Ahold Delhaize Q1 beats expectations

ICA Gruppen sales of organic food growsICA Gruppen has reported continued growth in sales of eco-labelled, organic & and ethically labelled range products. Sales in these categories from ICA's central assortment grew 8% over the past 12 months. (esmmagazine.com)Ahold Delhaize cuts costs to beat.....