Retail and consumer goods industry news

29 October 2013
In association with pharma chain Guardian (part of Dairy Farm), Boots has opened its first store in Singapore with more to follow. Collaboration with Dairy Farm continues Source: IGD research   Boots has an existing partnership with Dairy Farm in Hong Kong, where it already operates 23 stores through the Mannings retail banner. The ne...
29 October 2013
Our Shopper insight manager, Michael Freedman, looks at how the convenience store of the future could be very different and help shoppers fulfil more missions. Untitled 1 Convenience in a multichannel world As IGD’s shopper insight expert on the convenience channel, I am often asked how convenience store shoppers differ to main supermarket shoppers. The answer is simple - they are ...
28 October 2013
Aldi UK is set to reach a new landmark, with plans to open its 500th store on 31st October in Bury St Edmonds. 500th store celebration Aldi is supporting the opening of its new milestone store with the biggest shopper competition it has ever run. It is offering 10 customers the chance to win free shopping for a year, as a way of thanking shoppers for their support. To enter shoppers need to ...
28 October 2013
Woolworths has launched its latest round of price cuts as it looks to improve its price image and save customers even more. Price cuts focus on best selling lines The new round of price cuts under the retailer's Every Day Value campaign focuses on the most popular fresh food and big brand items, which Woolworths claim could save customers more than AU$1.2m a week. Prices have been cut on ...
28 October 2013
Coles has partnered with News Corp Australia's recipe website Taste.com.au, in order to promote recipe inspiration in the home and ultimately drive sales. Creating more touchpoints in the online journey Taste.com.au provides Australian shoppers with recipe inspiration online, on mobile and on social platforms. From 4 November, the new partnership will see Coles' weekly specials advertised on ...
28 October 2013
Nisa has announced a strong set of trading numbers for the first half of 2013. Sales and volumes up Nisa has reported first half sales of £770 million, up 6.1% year-on-year, with volume now standing at 61 million cases, a 10% increase on the same period last year. The growth in sales and volume is being credited to the growth of the Nisa symbol group and the addition of Martin McColl's R...
28 October 2013
Spain-based DIA has announced third quarter results saying that gross sales under banner grew by 2.5% to EUR2.92 billion – 8.5% in local currency terms. Sales in Iberia remain strong DIA said that at a corporate level like-for-like sales growth in local currency terms was 0.8% in the third quarter, while in Emerging Markets the pace of growth in the same terms reached 14.7%. By geographical s...
28 October 2013
Mexico's FEMSA Comercio, operator of Oxxo convenience stores, has reported total revenue growth of 12.5% for Q3 2013, driven by nearly 200 new store openings and growth in same store sales. Q3 shows continuing trend from start of year says group chairman FEMSA Comercio opened 195 stores in Q3, to reach 1,043 new stores over the past twelve months, taking the total to 11,210. The retailer rep...
28 October 2013
High street discounter B&M Bargains is contemplating floating on the stock market next year as it targets further growth. Business valued at over £1bn It has been reported on Sky News that Clayton Dublier & Rice (CD&R), the investment firm that owns 60% of B&M Bargains, is considering a move that would see the discounter listed publically in 2014. It is expected that flotation would see the ...
28 October 2013
Carrefour has appointed Charles Desmartis as CEO at Brepa Comércio e Participações Ltda, its holding company in Brazil. Will supervise all group activities in the country The appointment will take effect on 4 November. Mr Desmartis will oversee Carrefour Comércio e Indústria, the division headed up by Luiz Fazzio and including Carrefour hypermarkets, Bairro supermarkets and financial serv...