Retail and consumer goods industry news

07 July 2022
After a tough year at Aldi Denmark will continue its turn around in Denmark. The discount retailer shared its gross turnover of DKK 4.7bn with a loss of DKK 394m, still an improvement on 2019. The continued refresh of the brand is still taking place with expansion and modernisation in its 190 stores. Organisation Changes and Stock Delays drove poor performance in 2021 In 2021 all administra...
07 July 2022
As Midcounties Co-op, Southern Co-op, and Scotmid Coop launch a range of sustainability initiatives and the Southern Co-op expands its franchise network, we round up news from regional Co-ops. Midcounties Co-op’s members to enjoy 10% off Fairtrade products To help shoppers lead more ethically every day, The Midcounties Co-op has begun to offer its members a 10% discount on all Fairtrade pro...
06 July 2022
Walmart is integrating its InHome delivery programme by adding it as an option for members of Walmart+. Walmart InHome expansion InHome delivery enables customers to have their online grocery orders delivered straight into their homes, including into the fridge. This had previously been offered as a separate, fee-based service, in locations where the service was available. With Walmart expa...
06 July 2022
A.S. Watson will invest an additional HK$900m (USD$11.5m) to drive its digital transformation and offer an easier and faster offline plus online (O+O) customer experience. Technology focus areas A.S. Watson will focus on boosting the resources in its in-house ‘eLab’ and ‘TECHLab’ digital solutions, artificial intelligence, big data, and retail technology. ‘eLab innovates O+O customer ...
06 July 2022
Zabka Nano have just opened its 50 th store in Poland and has rapidly become the operator of the largest chain of cashierless stores in Europe. Rapid Expansion that outpaces any other retailer in Europe The new store in the Norblin Factory in Warsaw is Zabka Nano’s 50 th store opening in just over a year. Zabka clearly has confidence in the new format and technology that supports it. The in...
05 July 2022
Albert Heijn was recently voted the most sustainable supermarket chain the Netherlands for the sixth year in a row by the Sustainable Brand Index 2022. Over the past few months it has announced some impressive plans to help reduce it’s carbon footprint, provide healthier choices and eliminate waste. Albert Heijn leads the way for a plastic free Netherlands Albert Heijn have removed all disp...
05 July 2022
Sainsbury’s has revealed sales falls for both its grocery and non-food businesses as it annualises against pandemic-elevated comparatives and is impacted by shifts in shopper behaviour. That said, the retailer believes the market is evolving in line with its expectations and by taking a targeted approach to value and adopting more agile ways of working it is well placed to navigate testing condit...
05 July 2022
A new loyalty scheme was launched this week by French retailer Intermarché, with the aim of improving the purchasing power of customers. A targeted loyalty scheme and focus on private label The new scheme includes; Up to 10% off more than 1,800 everyday products from private label brands, on a maximum of 3 products per shop Points awarded based on purchases that can be redeemed against ...
05 July 2022
ParknShop continues to enhance its ecommerce infrastructure and inspire customers by expanding its new store concept in Hong Kong. Empowering capabilities of ecommerce To cope with the high-speed growth in ecommerce, A.S. Watson's subsidiary ParknShop supermarket plans to invest more than HKD 200mn (USD 25mn) for accelerating its digital transformation. In Q4 this year, it will have an ec...
05 July 2022
We visited the first standalone Tops Food Hall for Central Food Retail that opened on 23 June on Sukhumvit 39. The area is very popular for expats, especially Japanese. It has the reputation of being a "Little Japan" due to the presence of many Japanese restaurants, hot springs and spa. The Tops Food Hall is in a building with two floors covering 4,800 sq.m, including 100 parking lots. So...