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Tesco to deliver in an hour | Walmart to add 10,000 jobs this year

US grocer partners with Robinson Fresh for “ugly” produce

Associated Wholesale Grocers Springfield division partners with Produce for KidsProduce for Kids has partnered with Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) Springfield Division for a year-long healthy eating-focused campaign that will raise funds for Feeding America programs to benefit families and.....

Spar Spain launches ‘organic-focused’ store | Russian Lenta creating buying alliance

Amazon to add 100.000 employees | Sobeys CEO named

Spar Zimbabwe positions itself for future growthSpar Zimbabwe has announced plans to grow its business further in 2017, having established itself as a new, wholly locally owned company last year. At the start of 2016, Spar International granted Spar Zimbabwe shareholders the licence to operate the.....

'Flipkart will take a ‘decisive lead’ in 2017' | Norwegian grocers give discount on fresh produce

Aldi US looks to expand healthy offerings | Supervalu posts loss in Q3

UK: Waitrose sees gross sales rise 2.8% over ChristmasUpmarket UK retailer Waitrose, has posted a like-for-like sales increase of 2.7% over the six weeks to 31 December, according to a trading update from parent, John Lewis Partnership. Waitrose’s gross sales were up 4.8% to £914.9m for the period,.....

UK: Discounters offer the least choice in produce category

Spanish greenhouse growers have been adding acreage with organic crops over the last few years. The demand for organic vegetables in the begin mainly came from Scandinavia. But nowadays Spain is now also a key supplier of organic vegetables to countries like Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK......

6 money-saving rules for limiting food waste when shopping

There has been a lot of focus on food waste of late, and with good reason. To cite the oft-cited statistic, some 40 percent of food in America goes uneaten – what an embarrassment of luxury we have. Fortunately, the issue is no longer being mindlessly swept aside. Ugly produce is now trendy and hopefully.....

Wal-Mart plans to cut hundreds of jobs | Rema 1000 to reduce amount of suppliers

Ahold to enhance supplier diversity

Like-for-like sales rise marginally for Sainsbury’s - UK retailer Sainsbury’s has seen its like-for-like sales rise marginally (+0.1%) in the 15 weeks to 7 January. Total retail sales at Sainsbury’s (excluding fuel) were up 0.8% for the period, while the retailer’s Argos operation saw like-for-like.....

French supermarket apologizes for wrongly labelling Israeli fruit

Amazon meets new milestone: one-millionth free banana

Dubai: Carrefour gets new and large DC - Retail conglomerate, Majid Al Futtaim, announced that it will open a new distribution centre at the National Industries Park (NIP) in Dubai. The centre, once operational, will be the largest and most advanced distribution hub of its kind for Carrefour in the.....

Morrisons to cut prices of avocados and more | Yiguo Group invests into Lianhua

Salad producer signs deal with Tesco | Alibaba & Maersk link up

Bernstein: Sainsbury's, Ahold Delhaize and Tesco likely to perform strongly in 2017Analysts Bernstein Research have identified three retail stocks for investors to focus on in the coming year; citing Sainsbury's, Ahold Delhaize and Tesco as 'ones to watch'. Bernstein said that 2017 is likely to see.....

Woolworths sells petrol chain | Co-op to open 100 new stores in 2017

ShopRite launches organic label | Lidl targets Annapolis for US expansion

Lidl beats Aldi in discounter turnover battleGerman supermarket chain Lidl expects to generate a €70bn turnover in its current fiscal year, which ends in February 2017. Discount chain Aldi's turnover is not revealed publicly, but is estimated to be about €65bn: slightly below Lidl's turnover, with.....

Prominent Shopper Model

How to stand out from the crowd

What makes someone choose a certain store to buy their groceries? Its convenient location? Or the pleasant shopping experience? How do shops stand out from the crowd? The answers can be found in the blog about the second stage of the Prominent Shopper Model: The Shop.Happy retailer, happy shopperAll over.....

Belgian tomatoes cheaper in supermarket than at auction

The prices for several Belgian vegetables are relatively high at the moment. The homegrown vegetables that are available are sold at a good price. "Tomatoes were €2.50 per kilogram at the auction this Monday (19 December). This was due to the fact that a certain Belgian supermarket started a campaign.....

Rijk Zwaan to open Retail Center in Berlin

Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan is establishing a permanent ‘experience centre’ in Berlin to inform and inspire its international retail partners. The new Retail Center will be one of Rijk Zwaan’s two chosen themes during the upcoming Fruit Logistica. The other will be Knox, a trait that delays pinking.....

Top trends in grocery shopping for 2017

More digital connections and a speedier checkout process rank among the top trends for grocery shopping in 2017, says John Karolefski, veteran supermarket analyst and purveyor of GroceryStories.com.Karolefski also predicts a more diverse produce department, increased availability of meal kits, and better.....

Could Brussels sprouts help Asda win festive retail war?

Lidl trials Express formula with smaller product range

Eroski Sells 786 Tonnes In 'Ugly' Produce CampaignSpanish retailer Eroski has sold more than 786 tonnes of imperfect fruits and vegetables in its campaign to promote the consumption of 'ugly' produce, the company announced. Ugly produce are items which don't fulfill appearance standards, but that have the.....