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Lotte invests $192m in Chinese grocery | Ahold Delhaize to focus on Delhaize in Belgium

Amazon, Big Basket & Grofers to invest $695m in e-grocery

Ahold Delhaize plans to make Delhaize ‘Belgium’s favourite supermarket’Ahold Delhaize has said that its ‘key priority’ over the next few years is to make its Delhaize Le Lion the ‘favourite supermarket’ for Belgian shoppers, ‘winning the hearts and minds of customers and become the best retailer in.....

Amazon legally avoids $1.5bn tax bill | X5 Retail net profits up 50%

Tesco nearing deal on accounting scandal

US: Marsh to close Indiana storesTwo more Marsh stores will be closing in Indianapolis by the beginning of April. Marsh has already closed stores in Indianapolis since the beginning of the year. (theindychannel.com) Russia: X5 Retail net profits up 57.3%Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group's.....

Southeast, Mid-Atlantic ripe for Lidl share growth: Report

Lidl backs British farms | Costco to work with Shipt

Italy’s Tuodì for sale, Aldi interestedItalian discounter, Tuodì, is up for sale, as a result of financial difficulties that the retailer has reportedly been facing since 2013. According to daily Milano Finanza, Germany’s Aldi Süd has set its eyes on Tuodì as part of its plans to launch in the Italian.....

Pick n Pay to cut prices of fresh produce | Walmart invests $800m in Chile

AmazonFresh signs deal with German DHL

SA: Pick n Pay to cut prices of fresh producePick n Pay said on Wednesday it was celebrating its 50th anniversary by returning to its roots of keeping prices low by investing more than half a billion rand on reducing the cost of essential goods. The grocer said it was cutting the “everyday prices” of more.....

Delhaize US to sharpen supply of fresh produce | Tesco restructures global leadership

Dollar General to offer more fresh produce

Walmart intends to make more acquisitions - Marc Lore, Walmart’s head of e-commerce, says the company will make more acquisitions going forward. “We’re being pretty active, yeah,” he told Recode Senior Editor Jason Del Rey at the Code Commerce conference in Las Vegas. “We’re behind,” he added......

Woolworths connects with suppliers | 2000 DIA stores to be refurbished

Tesco: 'Reducing food waste is a factor in Booker deal'

US: 'Misfit’ produce finds home on Hannaford shelvesLast week, supermarket chain Hannaford launched a program to put irregular-looking produce in 15 stores throughout Southern and Midcoast Maine. Maine is the second state where Hannaford has rolled out the program. Last year, Merone launched a pilot.....

Belgian Trade Federation lauds Unified Benelux retail market initiative

Albertsons and Sprouts consider merger

UK: Morrisons searches for the Best Food and Drink suppliers from Wales Morrisons supermarket is searching for the best local food and drink suppliers from around Wales. Throughout 2017 Morrisons buyers will tour the nation in search of the best local suppliers to supply their stores. The successful.....

Morrisons’ marketing shifts gears with Amazon

Sainsbury's sales fall | Walmart to invest in Mexico

Ocado CEO: Weak pound eases price war Online grocer Ocado has confirmed the sector's fierce price war is beginning to ease off as the Brexit-hit pound starts to push up prices. CEO Tim Steiner said that the group was seeing the "first signs of a change in market pricing" after years of food price.....

Fairway gets new CEO | Kazyon to open 100 stores in 2017

Aldi/Lidl accused of 'exploiting' lorry drivers to reduce costs

US: Publix's produce director retiresAfter 45 years in the industry, Bergstrom, director of produce and floral for Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets, received the SEPC’s Lifetime Membership Award. He retired from Publix, effective March 1. (produceretailer.com)Discounters 'exploit' lorry.....

AU greengrocers incorrectly charge shoppers | Walmart invests in Brazil

Ocado sales rise | Veg most sought after supermarket item

Kantar: Dunnes Stores maintains top supermarket spot - Dunnes Stores has managed to hold the top supermarket spot in Ireland for two consecutive months, a first for the retailer, according to Kantar Worldpanel Ireland figures. For the twelve weeks ended 26 February, sales at Dunnes grew by 4.6%,.....

UK grocers using 'shocking tactics' on suppliers | Tesco's fears boycott

German grocer Kaufland to enter Australia

Swiss buying group EMD goes down under with Woolworths deal -Switzerland-based buying group European Marketing Distribution AG (EMD) has announced a partnership with Australian retailer Woolworths, taking the group Down Under for the first time. Woolworths will use EMD to source volume for its.....

Village Super Market posts 2Q profit | Whole Foods boosting fruit consumption

Morrisons posts first profit rise | Carrefour profits fall

US: SM stores make space for homegrown onions - The SM group has ordered about 91,000 kilos or close to 100 tons of onions directly from farmers, making good its promise to build a market for homegrown produce. (business.inquirer.net) Weakness in France drags down profits at retailer CarrefourCarrefour on.....

Lotte closing supermarkets in China | Coop Sweden online sales rise by over 50%

Tesco-Booker deal allows bigger crops from suppliers

France's Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires sees sales rise across EUFrench retailer Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires, which operates the Intermarché chain, has seen its sales rise 1.9% across its European operations in full year 2016, according to accounts just filed. The group's six banners,.....

'We're the most British supermarket' says Aldi boss, '70% of products are British'

Moody's sees recovery in EU grocery | Sainsbury's to cut jobs

India's Paytm E-Commerce raises $200m from Alibaba, SAIF PartnersIndia's Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd has raised $200m from China's Alibaba Group Holding and venture capital fund SAIF Partners to expand its online retail business in a market dominated by homegrown Flipkart and U.S. tech giant Amazon......