Retail and consumer goods industry news

20 September 2021
We highlight two of the latest developments in quick commerce, including the potential for next minute deliveries and consolidated shopping trips. Retailer Platform Robomart , which operates a fleet of on-demand automated stores, which consumers can summon to their home in less than ten minutes using a dedicated app, has launched a new Retailer Platform. This enables retailers to partn...
20 September 2021
In a significant expansion of its interests in wholesale, Morrisons has partnered with online platform StarStock to supply hospitality businesses. 1,500 lines to be offered through online platform The deal with will allow pubs, restaurants and hotel owners to buy stock directly from the Bradford-based grocer. Initially over 1,500 lines will be offered through StarStock’s platform, includi...
20 September 2021
Casey’s, headquartered in Iowa, is the third largest convenience chain by network in the U.S. It trades more than 2,300 stores and posted annual sales of US$8.7bn last year. We highlight what you need to know about Casey's... Sales mainly come from fuel… growing in-store retail business an opportunity Source: IGD Research 27.1% total gross profit margin in 2021 Fuel = 15.8% ...
20 September 2021
Following its trademarking of ‘Shop & Go’ with the Intellectual Property Office, Aldi has launched its first check out free store. Where is the trial taking place? Aldi is trialling the new technology in a London store, the location of which has not yet been announced. How will it work? From our understanding, shoppers will use their phones to access the store via a smartphone...
20 September 2021
DIA has reported group turnover decreased by 9.1%, to €3,193.7m, in the first half of 2021. DIA’s sales performance by market The retailer operates in four markets: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Portugal. By market it reported: DIA Spain announced its H1 sales of €2,089.7m, a decrease of 7.7%, compared to H1 2020 DIA Portugal revealed a decline of 4.2% to €296.3m in H1 2021 DIA Brazil...
20 September 2021
Southeast Asia's convenience channel is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2020 to 2022. Southeast Asia is a convenience hotspot It has the highest concentration of convenience sales relative to other regions. Its total convenience sales value in 2020 is US$36bn.   Source: IGD Research Convenience is growing in importance It will widen its lead over other physical chan...
17 September 2021
Netherlands-based pure ecommerce retailer Picnic has raised further funding as it looks to expand in its existing markets of Netherlands, Germany, and its more recent entry of France. Picnic raises €600m in series D fundraising round The retailer raised €600m as part of its series D fundraising round, with investment coming from four organisations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates foundat...
17 September 2021
As Auchan looks to embed its new strategy, its operations in Spain and Portugal roll out initiatives that support this outlook. Auchan Portugal launches Pick&Go service… Auchan Portugal has launched a new ecommerce service for urban shoppers under the brand name Pick&Go. The service, which is available at two independent locations in Lisbon and from one MyAuchan store in the city, will enab...
17 September 2021
Central Retail engages shoppers to recycle their plastic bottles as part of their sustainability efforts. PET to PPE Project Central Retail has joined a project by a local temple, Wat Chak Daeng, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The group will be setting up donation boxes at Tops, Central Food Hall, Central Department store, Robinson department store, B2S and OfficeMate to collect funds t...
16 September 2021
Deliveroo and Amazon have announced a new offer in which Amazon Prime members can now receive free Deliveroo Plus membership for a year in the UK and Ireland. Free takeaway and grocery delivery The new offer follows Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo , which was cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in April 2020. Due to Amazon’s investment, it therefore has an incentiv...