Retail and consumer goods industry news

27 October 2021
As quick commerce becomes increasingly competitive in Europe, we round up the latest news. Carrefour launches ‘Sprint’ with UberEats and Cajoo in France Using Cajoo’s network of dark stores and UberEats delivery network, Carrefour Sprint has been launched, combining expertise from the three companies. Shoppers will be able to receive orders in less than 15 minutes from a range of around 2,0...
27 October 2021
As Colruyt expands its use of the Eco-Score label to A-brands and opens a new production facility and Mere delays its entry into the country, we round up news from the market. Colruyt expands Eco-Score to A-brands After adding the Eco-Score to 2,500 private label products to help shoppers understand the environmental impact of food products in Q1 2021 , Colruyt is set to add the label to...
27 October 2021
Wellcome Fresh is launched to meet increased demand for fresh food. The new store is in Westwood, Kennedy Town, a residential area that is more relaxed and with more open spaces than most parts of Hong Kong. A brand new concept Source: DFI Wellcome Fresh is a 50,000 sq ft supermarket with 23 themed zones offering over 15,000 fresh food products sourced both locally and international...
26 October 2021
Frozen food specialist Iceland has long been committed to ‘doing it right’ and ensuring it is having a positive impact on people and planet. We look at its latest plans to reduce plastic and food waste. Trialling new packaging solutions… Reducing plastic is key to Iceland’s sustainability plans. Its goal is to remove all plastic packaging from its private label products by 2023. As par...
26 October 2021
As Albert Heijn launches a new annual subscription service, its chief executive publishes a book on the important role of food and drink in a healthy, social, and sustainable society, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn’s new annual subscription service Albert Heijn has launched what it describes as an ‘ omnichannel subscription service ’ for its shoppers. It sees the Mijn Albe...
25 October 2021
Walmart Mexico (Walmex) has reported another strong set of quarterly results for Q3 2021. Its total revenue grew by 7.7%, totaling MX$145.6 bn (US$7.2 bn), with same-store-sales growth of 6%. In March 2021, we covered Walmex’s strategic priorities for 2021 , which were announced during its annual Walmex Day event. Here we explore the solid progress it has made against two pillars: leading i...
25 October 2021
For several years, we have highlighted Zabka as a convenience retailer to watch. With more than 7,600 convenience stores in Poland, Zabka is now a leader, and impressively, a convenience retailer that is well-connected to sustainability. New quick commerce channel for suppliers Earlier this month, Zabka launched Jush, a home delivery service currently being piloted in several Warsaw distric...
25 October 2021
We round up some of the recent developments from Australia's food and consumer goods market, including; new vaccination policies, senior appointments, business restructures, new sustainability initiatives and innovative product ranges. 1. Leading retailers make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory Woolworths, Coles and Aldi have decided to make it a mandatory requirement for all store, DC and of...
25 October 2021
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages has become severe enough to disrupt food supply chains. Food and consumer good businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges in 2020 and 2021. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. The government has committe...
25 October 2021
On Friday 22 October 2021, Auchan Retail has issued a statement, announcing that it is selling RT-Mart, its retail business in Taiwan, to the Taiwanese group PX Mart. The deal is to be completed by mid-2022 The French retailer announced that it is selling its 64.83% stake in RT-Mart, its retail business in Taiwan, to the Taiwanese group PX Mart. This sale will be accompanied by the simultan...