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Russian retailer Lenta has joined the buying group EMD

SPAR UK has announced a renewed recruitment drive

Finland: Brand new K-Supermarket Hertta is here!Kesko, one of the leading retailers in Finland has completely renovated and expanded K-Supermarket Hertta in Helsinki and the new Hertta opened its doors on 16th of November. During the renovation, the Supermarket expanded by 2000 square meters which gave the.....

First Market store unveiled by Spar

New Woolworths boss keeps lowering prices

Slovenia: Mercator ends first nine months with €9.9mln profitSlovenian retailer Mercator Group has ended the first nine months of its financial year with a profit of €9.9mln, compared to a loss of €1.7mln in the previous year. Revenues in the same period amounted to €1.73bln (-2.7%). The group said that.....

5 Moscow hypermarkets opened by Lenta

Spar Hungary launches health app

Kenya: Uchumi cuts losses by 40% in 2017 to Sh1.7blnUchumi Supermarket has cut their losses by 40% in the 2017 financial year to Sh1.7bln compared to Sh2.8bln loss in 2016 attributed to improved cost management. Expenses went down by 42% in the period under review from Sh3.6bln in 2016 to Sh2.1bln in 2017.....

Morrisons new Alexa skill: voice shopping

Sainsbury’s: First UK supermarket to roll out revolutionary aerofoil technology

China: Alibaba seeks stake in India’s BigBasketChinese internet giant Alibaba is seeking Competition Commission of India (CCI) approval to acquire a stake in online grocery startup BigBasket. Alibaba Group Holding and its Indian associate PayTM E-Commerce were reported in July as having a 60-day exclusive.....

First Interspar superstore in Bologna

Tesco gets provisional approval for its takeover of wholesaler Booker

Woolworths 1st to commit to Australasian Recycling Label Australian Woolworths is adopting the new Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) across its entire Own Brand product range. It will now be easier for shoppers to understand what parts of packaging can be recycled. In a partnership with leading.....

Profit increase in Q3 by Swedish retailer ICA

900 store milestone in UK for Iceland Group

Spar opens first premium store in ChinaSpar has opened its first premium store in China, with a focus on green, environmentally friendly and health conscious produce. Spar Fuxiang launched the new store in the central business district of Zhangjiakou, in the northern Chinese province of Hebei. The city of.....

Carrefour Brazil: stronger profits in Q3

First 'Auchanbio' organic store opened by Auchan France

Holland: Jumbo opens 'city' convenience store at Eindhoven stationDutch retailer Jumbo has opened its first Jumbo City convenience store at Eindhoven’s central train station to cater for travellers and visitors. The new store offers a wide range of freshly-prepared meals, which customers can eat in the café.....

22 new stores in Siberia for Lenta

Profit falls and sales growth slows for Sainsbury's

Carrefour to lease-manage hypermarkets in FranceCarrefour is set to launch a lease-management programme at its hypermarkets in France as it looks to turnaround the performance at some of its underperforming stores. In its third quarter results Carrefour said total sales at its hypermarkets in France fell.....

Eurospin: 50 new stores opened in 2017

Hong Kong trade office opened by Russia's X5 Retail Group

India: Flipkart launches grocery shopping SupermartIndia's leading online player Flipkart has launched Supermart, a grocery marketplace. Flipkart has now rolled out the service to a set of customers in Bengaluru. Flipkart's grocery marketplace requires a minimum order value of INR 500 (US$7.60) and provides.....

Countdown launches click & collect app

Supplier portal enhanced by Woolworths

First online grocery store launched in Egypt by Knockmart, JumiaKnockmart Food Industries and Jumia Egypt announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership by launching Jumia Fresh, set to become the largest grocery and home appliance platform online. Khockmart, through its partnership with.....

Unmanned grocery store concept test by Coop Danmark

Delivery service expansion for Morrisons

Holland: Spar International to open first stores in PakistanSpar International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, has announced a new partnership with Burque Group to open its first stores in Pakistan. The partnership commences with a focus on the development of stores in Karachi. Spar.....

Profi extends network in Romania

German Aldi launches new restaurant concept

Portugal: Sales at Jerónimo Martins increasePortuguese retailer Jerónimo Martins has ended the first nine months of 2017 with a net profit of €285 million, down 43% year-on-year. However, if the sale of subsidiary Monterroio is excluded, the retailer's net profit was up by 7.1%. Consolidated sales increased.....

France: Auchan invests further in Senegal

South Africa: Shoprite provides Q1 trading update

AUS: New 'daigou' supermarket chain sending Aussie products to ChinaA new supermarket chain listed on the Australian stock exchange is set to revolutionise the industry, amid concerns it encourages shoppers to dodge Australian tax laws. Supermarket chain AuMake International is designed for the Chinese.....

New loyalty programme in Portugal for Spanish Coviran

€100mln investment by Italy’s Sogegross

Spain: Coviran introduces loyalty programme in PortugalSpanish cooperative Coviran has implemented its Clube Familia customer loyalty programme in six of its supermarkets in Northern Portugal. Coviran says that the programme will include, among other things, launching promotions with leading brands,.....