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Swedish market leader ICA has launched its first automated warehouse in partnership with Ocado in Brunna, Stockholm. This follows an initial announcement in May 2018 that the two companies would partner, with ICA investing SEK 1.1bn (€107.3m) in the warehouse and technology. Online accounts for almost 5% of sales at ICA Sweden In 2020, ICA achieved e-commerce growth of 117% in 2020. During ...
Reitan Convenience has made one of its 'largest investments ever' , by opening PBX , its sustainable convenience store of the future, in partnership with design agency Reactor AB . In launching the concept, the retailer hopes 'to set a new standard for ourselves and for our industry' . In this feature, we highlight ten sustainable innovations that make PBX stand out. Source: Re...
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...

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We review 2021 to highlight some of Aldi and Lidl's major developments and how they are transforming their models.

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