Retail and consumer goods industry news

31 October 2013
Amazon Canada has expanded its range of products to include more than 15,000 packaged grocery items. The online specialist has also added 200,000 auto parts to its offer in the country. Broad range of categories and brands offers The launch of this expanded grocery range builds on a number of new categories which Amazon has added in Canada this year including beauty, household products and t...
31 October 2013
Tesco is partnering with Amscreen to provide customer messaging and digital advertising opportunities in its UK petrol stations. New technology will deliver relevant on-screen content Tesco has entered into a five year partnership with digital outdoor network Amscreen to introduce digital advertising screens to its 450 petrol stations in the UK. Using OptimEyes technology, screens will ...
31 October 2013
Supermercados Peruanos reported revenue growth of 10.7% for the third quarter. Parent company InRetail Perú Corp saw growth of 13.3%.  Same store sales boost supermarkets Same store sales in the supermarket division were up 2.1% for the third quarter, driving overall revenue growth. Revenues at the pharmacy business grew by 16.8%, and reported same store sales up 4%. The division opened 39 s...
31 October 2013
Emily O’Neill looks at three private label trends that are shaping global strategies. In many markets, shoppers‘ attitudes towards private label ranges have changed dramatically over the past five years, and retailers are increasingly using their private label strategy as a key tool to differentiate their offer and build brand identity. 1. Interacting with shoppers Retailers are ...
31 October 2013
Auchan has launched a campaign called '25 jours Auchan', offering 25 days' worth of promotions, including savings of 50%, linked to its loyalty card.   Comparisons with Carrefour's anniversary promotion Auchan's campaign runs from 30 October to 26 November and consists of various promotions and competitions. It draws comparisons with Carrefour's celebrations for its 50th anniversary , in...
31 October 2013
Our Head of Retail Insights for Multiples, Steve Jones, summarises his key UK developments from the past month 1) Discounters continue to impress We’ve known for some time that the discounter proposition has been connecting well with shoppers. This month we have seen the extent of this trend clearly reported in retailer results. 99p Stores reported gross turnover to be up by +2...
30 October 2013
Lidl is set to debut its first ever TV advert in the UK, with a festive campaign for its premium private label range. Focusing on quality The campaign will focus on Lidl's Deluxe range, as it looks to position itself as a credible option for 'the big Christmas shop'. The campaign will feature across a variety of TV channels, including ITV and Sky. The advert will feature a variety of p...
30 October 2013
Asda has announced that it is looking to grow its presence in London, and is currently considering how it can best serve the capital to benefit from rapid growth within the London grocery market. Weighing its options With London shoppers continuing to favour small stores, Asda is looking to better compete with its main rivals, all of whom are opening convenience stores in the capital at ra...
30 October 2013
Target has announced the final phase of its 2013 store opening plan for Canada, with 33 stores scheduled to open in November. These openings will see Target reach its goal of 124 new stores for the year. Focus will shift to improving execution There is no doubt that Target’s opening of 124 stores has been a significant undertaking. With the first stores only opening in March of this year...
30 October 2013
Category Management Investment in Data Analysis Over the last two years investment in category management resource has been prioritised on data analysis, shopper research and then sales data according to our recent benchmarking survey on category management and shopper marketing. Developing insight main area of investment We asked over 100 category management and shopper marketing prac...