Retail and consumer goods industry news

16 May 2022
Traditionally, a large percentage of Spanish shoppers used to get their fresh food in traditional stores and markets, buying their dry groceries in supermarkets. However, in recent years retailers have improved their fresh offer, progressively gaining share from the traditional sector. Therefore, while over 30% of fresh food is still sold through the traditional sector, this figure is steadily...
16 May 2022
The sustainability initiative is piloted by A.S Watson at the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre Superdrug store in Peterborough, UK. This follows some of the efforts introduced in its Asian stores like the refillable stations and plastic recycling programs. New Greener Stores Global Framework The global framework for sustainable practises introduced by A.S Watson takes a holistic approach ...
13 May 2022
Since the start of the pandemic, many Mexicans have transitioned their grocery shop to smaller formats, in stores closer to their homes. Initially, this change of habit was to reduce contact and mitigate the threat of the COVID-19 virus, but they have since become accustomed to the time and cost-saving benefits of shopping locally. Mexico has a huge informal economy, meaning large sections of ...
13 May 2022
Retailers and suppliers are taking small steps to invest in the metaverse in Asia. Get up to speed with the developments through this article and our report here . Indonesia: Alfamart convenience investing in the metaverse Alfamart is collaborating with an AR/VR company to bring the relevant technology to the business. Alfamart and WIR Group have been working together since 2015...
12 May 2022
Loblaw’s Shoppers Drug Mart business has completed the acquisition of Lifemark Health Group. The company is a leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services through more than 300 clinics across Canada. The deal is valued at CAD$845m. Growing role as a healthcare services company As...
12 May 2022
After Tesco’s chief executive, Ken Murphy, discussed the part it was aiming to play by creating better baskets for its customers and the planet, the retailer has brought the initiative to life in store. Better Baskets logo to help shoppers make better choices Under the initiative, which was discussed in March 2021, Murphy set out how Tesco was aiming to reach its net zero climate target in ...
12 May 2022
As The East of England Co-op and Heart of England Co-op announce their results for the 2020/21 financial year we look at how they, and other regional co-operatives, have performed. The East of England Co-op sees slight fall in turnover The East of England Co-op’s turnover fell by 0.3% to GB£384.6m in its 2020/21 financial year ending 22 January as shoppers’ buying habits returned towards so...
12 May 2022
As the Co-op launches a new click and collect solution and retailers add or extend quick commerce partnerships, we round up news on the UK’s ecommerce channel. Co-op trials new click and collect solution Co-op has launched a new service at its store in Lewes Road in Brighton, due to it being one of the retailer’s busiest for click and collect orders through its own store and the Deliveroo a...
11 May 2022
Woolworths Group’s payment business Wpay has launched a digital wallet, which it is making available through its Everyday Rewards app. Woolworths looking to speed up the checkout process… To use the solution shoppers will scan a QR code at the beginning of their shop, rather than having to scan their Everyday Rewards card and select a payment method at the end of the transaction, as they do...
10 May 2022
A round up of the latest developments in quick commerce. Unilever has partnered with on-demand automated store operator Robomart to launch a direct-to-consumer (D2C) service. Operators are focusing on expansion plans with Ocado launching its latest Zoom by Ocado site in East London and Zepto raising $200m to expand across India. Unilever signs deal with autonomous store operator Robomart ...