Retail and consumer goods industry news

22 July 2013
Tesco has launched a major new marketing campaign design to communicate its increased focus on fresh produce, quality and provenance. A new approach for fresh The ads strike a personal tone, with staff from across Tesco's stores talking about their favourite foods and produce they grow in their gardens and allotments. Some of Tesco's suppliers also make appearances in the ads to communica...
22 July 2013
Announcing preliminary full year results for the 53 weeks ending 30 June 2013, South Africa-based Woolworths said that sales rose by 23.2% to ZAR35.2 billion (US$3.6 billion). The retailer noted, though, that excluding the additional week, sales rose only 21.3% to ZAR34.7 billion (US$3.5 billion). Food is driving growth in sales Woolworths, which is predominantly a general merchandise retaile...
22 July 2013
Aldi and Lidl continue to be the success story of 2013 in Ireland, as challenging market conditions and an ever improving offer send shoppers through discounters' doors in droves, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 07 July.   12 weeks to 08 July 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 07 July 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco ...
22 July 2013
A.S. Watson has implemented a strategic review which may result in the sale of its Hong Kong ParknShop supermarket operations. Strategic review underway A.S. Watston , part of Hong Kong's Hutchinson Whampoa conglomerate, is conducting an internal review of its supermarket retail business. The company announced its review was to ascertain the course of action that would "optimize value f...
22 July 2013
Asda is anticipating 75% of its shoppers to engage in multichannel shopping this Christmas, compared with 57% over the Christmas period in 2012 and 29% in 2011. Multichannel offer will be critical With so many of its customers shopping across bricks and clicks over the festive period, Asda believes that getting its multichannel offer right will be vital to its seasonal success, repor...
22 July 2013
Bharti Retail, Walmart's local partner in India, has returned 17 properties intended to become Easyday stores, India's Economic Times reports. Speculation over the future direction of Bharti Retail and Walmart's partnership Bharti Retail, part of telecommunications-focused business Bharti Enterprise, signed a joint venture agreement with Walmart in 2007. Together they operate BestPrice ...
22 July 2013
In separate developments, Netherlands-based Albert Heijn has that it has made steps forward in relation to extending the reach of its Pick Up solution and through the broadening of its fresh offer. Franchisee opens Pick Up Point The retailer said that one of its franchisees, in the town of Panningen, had added a Pick Up Point at his store, which is open between 7.00 and 23.00, and lockers ne...
22 July 2013
Netherlands-based Sligro, part of the Superunie buying group, has said that during the first half of its financial year, ending June 2013, that total sales rose by 1.5% to €1.23 billion, driven by its shopper-focused chain EMTÉ. EMTÉ driving growth Sligro said that total sales growth for the first six months had been driven by the performance at its EMTÉ supermarket chain, where like-for-li...
20 July 2013
IGD has launched a new look Retail Analysis service, which is easier to use and adds new functionality and benefits. You'll notice new features across the site - but here are our three favourites. 1. A new, insight-rich home page You've probably seen this one already. We've brought together more of our news onto our homepage, and added in more information about our latest, must-see insig...
19 July 2013
Mexican retail group Controladora Comercial Mexicana (CCM) has reported second quarter sales up 1.7%, alongside an operating profit increase of 3.8%, reflecting a slight contraction in consumption. Same store sales fell in Q2 Same store sales were down 0.4% for the quarter, however CCM said this was positive compared to figures released by the trade body ANTAD, of -1.7% growth in the foo...