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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......

US: 2015 Annual Retail Trade Survey available

This report provides national estimates of total annual sales, e-commerce sales, end-of-year inventories, purchases, total operating expenses, inventories held outside the United States, gross margins, and end-of-year accounts receivable for retail businesses and annual sales, total operating expenses, and.....

El Corte Inglés goes organic | Publix turns in solid quarter

X5 Retail Group asks suppliers to reduce prices

Retailers cut UK advertising instead of lowering prices - British retailers, food producers and consumer goods makers are cutting back on advertising to direct their firepower instead at lowering prices in the face of rising inflation, hitting the income of media groups. ITV, said on Wednesday that.....

Auchan France invests €1.3bn | Kroger's winning sales end after 13 years

Coles quickens payment to suppliers | Aldi starts in China

UK: Hello Fresh opens first pop-up in LondonHello Fresh, the meal delivery company, has opened its first retail space in Old Street station for four weeks. The Hello Fresh pop-up will sell single recipe boxes of a meal for two, at £10 each for the whole of March. The most popular recipes, out of a.....

Sprouts Farmers Market beat Wall Street’s expectations

Tesco is axing 1700 managers | Korean food sales grow

Ireland: SuperValu made record sales of €2.67bn in 2016SuperValu has announced plans to open three new stores this year, which the grocery retailer said would create 190 jobs. The new stores are part of a €35m investment, which is also aimed at revamping existing stores. The company also revealed today it.....