Retail and consumer goods industry news

17 September 2021
As Auchan looks to embed its new strategy, its operations in Spain and Portugal roll out initiatives that support this outlook. Auchan Portugal launches Pick&Go service… Auchan Portugal has launched a new ecommerce service for urban shoppers under the brand name Pick&Go. The service, which is available at two independent locations in Lisbon and from one MyAuchan store in the city, will enab...
17 September 2021
Central Retail engages shoppers to recycle their plastic bottles as part of their sustainability efforts. PET to PPE Project Central Retail has joined a project by a local temple, Wat Chak Daeng, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The group will be setting up donation boxes at Tops, Central Food Hall, Central Department store, Robinson department store, B2S and OfficeMate to collect funds t...
16 September 2021
Deliveroo and Amazon have announced a new offer in which Amazon Prime members can now receive free Deliveroo Plus membership for a year in the UK and Ireland. Free takeaway and grocery delivery The new offer follows Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo , which was cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in April 2020. Due to Amazon’s investment, it therefore has an incentiv...
16 September 2021
Major national convenience retailer Co-op has set out its goal to more than double its sales through online platforms from £70m to £200m by the end of the current year. The key focuses for driving this growth are to be a new partnership with Amazon Prime and the roll-out of Starship autonomous vehicle deliveries to more areas. Amazon partnership to go national following Glasgow trial The sa...
16 September 2021
The company sees slowing growth of its hypermarket sales amid ecommerce shift, whilst demand for its premium goods at Sam’s Club is growing. Growth of hypermarket sales slows in China According to Bloomberg, sales in China’s supermarket and hypermarket sector fell more than 7% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year ago, as more Chinese shoppers shift online. Walmart has also flagg...
16 September 2021
Leading UK convenience retailer Co-op has added a new format to its portfolio with the opening of its first 24-hour self-serve, cashless Micro Market. Located at the head office of British cleaning appliances manufacturer Numatic, the outlet offers the 1,000 staff access to Co-op own-label products such as food-to-go meal deals, breakfast items, milk, bread, ready meals as well drinks on the g...
16 September 2021
Leading national co-operative retailer, Co-op has reported its interim results for the first half of 2021 (26 weeks to 3 July) with sales in its convenience-led Food division (excluding fuel) down 2.8%. This expected decline comes amid a more normalized trading pattern in 2021, compared to the extraordinary surge in consumer demand seen in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic from March in 2...
16 September 2021
In its first half results John Lewis Partnership has reported that Waitrose’s sales increased by 2.3% and by 3.5% like-for-like in the 26 weeks to July 31 st , largely driven by a surge in online sales. The retailer also set out how it plans to bring a John Lewis offer into more Waitrose stores. Investing in online Following its split from Ocado, Waitrose has been building its own online ca...
16 September 2021
Kroger and Instacart partnered to launch a new rapid delivery solution, Kroger Delivery Now. This service powered by a virtual convenience store aims at providing nationwide 30-minute home delivery. Redefining convenience through a comprehensive delivery solution Through Kroger Delivery Now both companies seek to offer a relevant range of quality products at affordable prices combined with ...
16 September 2021
As Carrefour receives sign off for its acquisition of Bio c’Bon in France, expands its presence in the convenience channel and enjoys strong growth in Spain, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour required to sell eight stores to complete Bio c’Bon acquisition Following its announcement to purchase Bio c’Bon and notification of the Competition Authority, Carrefour has received si...