Online news

 

04 January 2022
We have just published our  online trends 2022   report . IGD Retail Analysis subscribers can read the full report  here . For those of you that are not subscribers, here is a few of our key trends to look out for: 1. Online-offline friction Retailers will continue to use technology to support all shoppers. However, to improve retailers’ profitability, we will see friction develop...
04 January 2022
Netherlands-based Jumbo saw its turnover rise 2% to €9.91 bn versus 2020, while removing the 53rd week in 2020 saw turnover increase by approximately 4%. Its ecommerce store drove sales, with turnover rising by 30% as the retailer continued to invest to add capacity. As it looks to build on its convenience offer in 2022, the retailer announced a strategic partnership with quick commerce delivery ...
20 December 2021
Several new initiatives indicate that quick commerce is about to take off in Canada. We look at some of the companies looking to be in the running. Aiming for sub-60-minute deliveries Although companies such as Instacart and Cornershop have been operating in Canada for a couple of years, they have been mainly focused on deliveries in as little as one hour. However, several companies are pos...
17 December 2021
Just Eat Takeaway and Asda have launched a grocery delivery partnership, marking Just Eat’s first grocery delivery deal with a supermarket in the UK. 1,000 products available to order from January From January, 1,000 Asda products, including fresh groceries, will be available to order from the Just Eat app seven days a week.  The service will be limited to five stores, with store locations ...
16 December 2021
Grab Holdings Ltd (Grab), Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing and delivery firm, is acquiring premium supermarket chain Jaya Grocer as part of its grocery expansion plan. Source: IGD Research Jaya Grocer will become a subsidiary of Grab Jaya Grocer is a premium banner in Malaysia that operates 40 stores across West Malaysia, with the majority in Klang Valley. Grab will acquire all...
16 December 2021
As the channel continues to benefit from growing shopper interest, we look at developments in Sweden, France and the Netherlands. Axfood partners with online grocery retailer In Sweden, Axfood has partnered with online grocery retailer Mathem as the two parties look to create further synergies and build economies of scale. The strategic partnership will help the two develop their online off...
16 December 2021
Belgium’s Colruyt saw flat sales in the first six months of its 2021/2022 financial year. While its revenue fell by 0.2% to €4.981 bn, the retailer reported its gross margin fell to 26.9%, down from 28.1% in the previous financial year. Market share remained stable after recent falls… Colruyt said its market share in Belgium remained stable at 31.0% at the end of the first half of its finan...
14 December 2021
Ocado Retail has announced a decrease in revenue of (3.9)% to £547.8m in its fourth quarter, 13 weeks to 28 th  November 2021. Declining basket The value of the average basket fell (12)% year-on-year to £118. This year it’s easier to use stores, whilst many shoppers have returned to the office and spent less time at home. Ocado’s growth was also impacted by the UK labour market and a high n...
09 December 2021
As Ahold Delhaize expands its partnership with Instacart for express deliveries and its Giant Food banner adds non-food ranges online with Ship2Me, we look at how the retailer is innovating in the channel. Ahold Delhaize US extends reach of agreement with Instacart Ahold Delhaize US has extended the reach of its existing agreement with Instacart. The initiative means shoppers at all the ret...
07 December 2021
The GB market declined 3.8% in the 12 weeks to 28 November against 2020’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. This time last year there were tighter restrictions in Scotland and Wales and England was in its second lockdown. Grocery inflation highest level since June 2020 There are various factors currently impacting the market. Shoppers are returning to offices and o...