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Trump, in tweet, hits Amazon over taxes & jobs

Full year profit at Coles down 13.5%

Finland: Kesko Group sees 2.7% comparable sales growth in JulyFinland's Kesko Group has reported sales of €856.3mln in July, which represents an increase of 2.7% compared to the same period last year. Sales in the company's grocery trade increased by 1.5% in comparable terms to €423.1mln, with growth in all.....

Ahold Delhaize Q2 profit rises 68% on strong Dutch sales

Major Japanese housewares company to sell fresh produce

Bingo to surpass Konzum in terms of Bosnia store countThe leading Bosnian retailer in revenue terms, Bingo is also poised to become the market leader in terms of store count, later this month. The current leader in terms of retail space, Konzum, will see its store total in Bosnia and Herzegovina drop from.....

Sainsbury's pilots 30 minute click and collect service

Aldi to deliver groceries in US

Ocado trials UK’s first driverless delivery vanOcado delivery drivers could potentially become a thing of the past, after the company completed successful trial deliveries using driverless vehicles in London’s Greenwich. The online supermarket hopes the self-driving vans will improve safety and increase the.....

Amazon selects Australia’s retail country manager

Sainsbury's to cut 1000 head office jobs

Amazon selects Australia’s retail country managerAfter months of speculation about Amazon and its potential effect on the Australian market, Rocco Braeuniger has been named as the manager of the company’s Australian retail operations. Braeuniger has over a decade of experience at Amazon, having worked at.....

Italian Megamark sees growth boosted by fruit and veg

Flipkart is trying out grocery delivery

Lenta sales up 16.3% in Q2 after 'rapid growth'Russian retailer Lenta has reported that total sales grew by 16.3% to RUB 85.6bn in its second quarter ending 30 June 2017. Like-for-like sales were up by 2% compared to the same period in 2016, while traffic growth increased by 2.9%. Overall, Lenta's sales have.....

Morrisons plegdes not to sell 'fake-farm food' brands

UK: Morrisons will not adopt 'fake-farm food' brandsSupermarket group Morrisons has pledged not to sell own-label "fake-farm" food. It defines this as brands that can give a misleading impression that food comes from a British farm, market or farming town which may not even exist. The National Farmers' Union.....

Report: As grocery chains struggle, small natural retailers thrive

Alibaba expands its bricks and mortar supermarket chain

Hofer opens fifth emission-free supermarket in AustriaAustrian retailer Hofer, sister supermarket chain to Germany’s Aldi Süd, has announced the opening of its fifth emission-free supermarket. The outlet will be located in Seitenstetten, near Linz. Hofer also announced plans to obtain the majority of its raw.....

All major UK supermarkets continue to post growth: Kantar Worldpanel

Lidl Ireland targets €700 million expansion project

All major UK supermarkets continue to post growth: Kantar WorldpanelAll major UK supermarkets posted growth in the 12-week period to 16 July, according to the latest market-share data from Kantar Worldpanel. Of the UK's Big Four supermarkets, Tesco posted the strongest level of growth compared to last year,.....

Amazon selects Australia’s retail country manager

Sainsbury's cuts 1000 head office jobs

Amazon selects Australia’s retail country managerAfter months of speculation about Amazon and its potential effect on the Australian market, Rocco Braeuniger has been named as the manger of the company’s Australian retail operations. Braeuniger has over a decade of experience at Amazon, having worked at.....

Carrefour Italia posts €400m losses | Carrefour opens first Supeco discount store In Italy

Carrefour names new CEO | Co-op UK expands local sourcing

Finland: 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 India

Carrefour 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 years

Aldi 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 veg

India 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%.....