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Carrefour to sue Lidl France | Southeastern Grocers to transform private-label

Morrisons looking for the best local food

SA: Woolworths confirms more local sourcing - Woolworths has turned its focus to sourcing goods from SA and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a move that CEO, Ian Moir, says has been good for business. (bizcommunity.com)Carrefour takes legal action against Lidl FranceFrench retailer.....

Metro to add 2000 stores in Russia | Waitrose voted UK's best grocer

Lidl speeds up US plans | Tesco enters Pakistan market

SA: Woolworths reports lower H1 profit -South African retailer Woolworths Holdings reported a 4.% drop in half-year profit on Thursday, citing difficult trading conditions in its home market and in Australia. The firm, which sells food and clothing to well-to-do consumers, mainly in South Africa and.....

Delhaize to laser brand its organic produce | Coles profit falls

Walmart defends its bananas | Retailer CEOs to meet Trump

SPAR's annual Apple and Citrus Festival begins in OmanIn a effort to give customers fresh quality produce, SPAR Oman has launched its annual Apple and Citrus Festival. From February 13-21, this one of its kind festival features 25 different kinds of apple and citrus fruits from over 19 countries; giving its.....

Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest grocer | Wal-Mart eyes more foothold in China

Metro to split off food business | Stop & Shop to merge

Amazon's new supermarket will be operated by robots - Amazon's high-tech supermarkets of the future could be operated by just three humans, according to The New York Post. The ecommerce giant is reportedly considering two-storey supermarkets that span between 10,000 square feet and 40,000 square feet and.....

Walmart continues downsizing in Brazil | Lidl top spender on advertising in France

Tesco under attack in BBC investigation about offers

El Corte Inglés Contributed 2.4% To Spain's GDP: KPMGSpanish retailer El Corte Inglés created 340,000 jobs and contributed 2.4% to Spain's GDP in 2015, with an economic impact of €25bn, according to a report by independent consultancy KPMG. (esmmagazine.com) Tesco multi-buy offers widely out of date, BBC.....

Whole Foods announces it's to shrink chain

Aldi announces1.6bn investment in US with focus on fresh

AmazonFresh expands UK market coverage - AmazonFresh has expanded from 190 Greater London and Surrey postcodes to 260, with the service now available in Hampshire. In November, Ocado opened a new customer fulfilment centre in Andover, Hampshire. With AmazonFresh expanding, competition for online groceries.....

Whole Foods says it’s focusing on price | Woolworths embraces self-service

Waitrose to shut stores | Sainsbury's recalls vegetable stir-fry kits

Grocery retail analysts predict steady growth in Central Europe -Analysts from the Polish market research agency PMR have predicted that grocery retail in Central Europe will continue growing in the coming years, and could generate a €145bn turnover by 2021. The growth is expected to include all Central.....

Delhaize planning to co-operate more with the Dutch

Amazon to open convenience stores in UK: Reports

Ireland: Centra eyes 20 new health stores as sales near €1.6bn - The convenience store franchise, Centra, will open 20 new stores this year and revamp 100 others as part of a €20 million investment plan. The Musgrave-owned chain also grew sales last year by 3 per cent to €1.59 billion, delegates will be told.....

Share of Slovak fruit and veg in supermarkets is low

Lidl CEO leaves | Walmart slows down plans for Africa

Ireland: Centra's sales of salad and berries boost 2016 performanceIrish convenience retailer Centra has posted record sales of €1.59bn in 2016, a 3% jump from 2015. The company attributed this growth to its 'Live Every Day' programme, which capitalises on the increasingly-popular 'wellness' trend.....

Fresher food for Sprouts | AmazonFresh waits for green light in India

Whole Foods open first 'produce butcher'

Rumoured 'Morrisbury's' merger would revolutionise delivery: ParcelHeroA rumoured merger of leading retailers Morrisons and Sainsbury’s could transform home deliveries, says online delivery firm ParcelHero. “Following the planned Tesco merger with food distributor Booker, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons .....

Waitrose to sell spinach for breakfast | Wegmans debuts Power Meals

Ahold, Delhaize struggling to fully complete merger

UK: Bestway Wholesale profits fallBestway Wholesale has reported a fall in pre-tax profits to 19.7m, down from £44.6m the previous year. Turnover was down 1.1% to £2.17bn in trading conditions described by the company as challenging, with the wholesale sector adversely affected by food price.....

Spar's acquisition of Billa approved | 'Driving Force' at Morrisons dies

Nosh buyer eyes expansion opportunities in NZ and abroad

Retailer-backed coalition launches campaign against border taxA broad coalition of lobbyists for retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is launching a battle against a proposed US tax on imports, aiming to sway both federal lawmakers and American consumers. The Retail Industry Leaders Association and.....

Whole Foods to streamline business | Spar Oman to expand in 2017

Ahold, Delhaize ends cooperation with Alibaba

AU: Wesfarmers urged to sell Target and boost Bunnings -Wesfarmers should ditch its struggling discount department store Target and instead boost dividends or pump more cash into its star hardware chain, Bunnings. That's the view of Kimber Capital's Greg Fraser, who argues Wesfarmers will be "bursting at the.....

Albertsons announces big strides | Nielsen: Online grocery set to surge

Aldi announces expansion in AU | Profits rise at Ocado

France: Auchan Supermarché launches - After announcing its single banner initiative in Q4 2016, Auchan has opened the first of the converted Simply Market stores under the Auchan Supermarché banner, in Saint Germain lès Corbeil, some 35km from Paris. The store is the first of 14 test supermarkets that will.....