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Carrefour Italia posts €400m losses | Carrefour opens first Supeco discount store In Italy
Carrefour names new CEO | Co-op UK expands local sourcingFinland: 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 IndiaCarrefour 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 yearsAldi 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 vegIndia 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 stuckChina: 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 accelerateAldi 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 acceleratesE-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 supermarketsEx-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 grocerNo 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 timeCountdown '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 globallyRetailers 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 salesStrawberries 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