Retail and consumer goods industry news

13 August 2013
Dallas is among the best cities in which to see a broad representation of US retailers, particularly those with a focus on the supermarket format. We take a look at some of the key stores to see in North Dallas. National operators dominate As one of the largest cities in the US , it is an attractive prospect for a large number of retailers, and consequently it is a great city to see a variet...
12 August 2013
Scottish co-operative, Scotmid has begun trialling a new discount focused convenience store near Edinburgh. Value range In a continued move away from a one size fits all approach, it is reported the fascia of the store in Prestonpans has the Scotmid blue and white colours, but these are reversed to differentiate it from the standard and premium fascias operated by the retailer. It is also...
12 August 2013
Woolworths has opened a new food emporium style small format store at Brisbane's Hamilton Harbour, featuring concepts and ranges tailored for city living. Smaller format designed for city living The new store at Hamilton Harbour is just over 1,100 sqm and both signals the retailer's desire to open smaller format stores in urban areas, but also its growing focus on its strategy to better tailo...
12 August 2013
Denner is removing its premium private label, Primess, from its ranges according to Swiss press reports. Part of strategic redirection The Primess range was launched in 2007 and now numbers around 30 food items. According to Denner spokesperson Paloma Martino, quoted in Swiss newspaper Handelzeitung, the range will be successively replaced by more quality private label products under th...
12 August 2013
The German retailer has announced it is strengthening its regional assortment in stores in Eastern Germany. ‘From Thuringia to Saxony – grown at ours’ The new regional private label range will have seasonal fresh produce grown by around 40 suppliers and farmers from the Thuringia and Saxony regions. Produce will have been grown within a 50km radius of the stores. Building on regional e...
09 August 2013
Tesco has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) and are in exclusive talks to combine their operations in the country. Combination would bring together best of both companies Tesco said that the combination of the two companies' operations would 'bring together CRE’s deep understanding of local customers, established natio...
09 August 2013
Switzerland's grocery market leader, Migros, has announced plans to roll out contactless payment across all its stores, starting autumn 2013. Adaptation of stores began in June Some stores are already adapted to use contactless payment technology. As of this autumn, Migros will roll out the system across all of its stores in  Switzerland . Starting in September, holders of the Cumulus lo...
09 August 2013
The Edeka Minden-Hannover region is trialling free wi-fi for customers in its in-store cafes, Lebensmittel Zeitung reports. Trial due to run until the end of the year Edeka customers will be able to use wi-fi for free in eight of its supermarket Markt Cafés and Schäfer’s Cafés as part of a trial that will run until the end of 2013. It is being trialled in Bremen, Berlin, Hannover, Hildes...
09 August 2013
Brazilian drugstore retailer RaiaDrogasil has reported gross revenue growth of 16.6% for the second quarter of 2013, and 10.2% growth in same store sales. Ongoing rebranding of stores RaiaDrogasil opened 25 new stores and closed ten in quarter two. It also temporarily suspended operations at five other stores as the rebranding and optimisation project continued. The retailer believes that ...
08 August 2013
Ahead of Tesco's official launch of its new destination format Extra store in Watford on Monday 12 August, we've been in-store for an early look at the new hypermarket format. High profile launch combining 18 months of hard work This is a high profile relaunch for Tesco as it looks to re-invigorate growth in its largest hypermarket stores. When we passed by, there was a lots of activity i...