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Mexico’s Grupo Comercial Chedraui, through its Bodega Latina Corporation subsidiary, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-based operator, Smart & Final, in a $620m deal. 

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CEO of Alibaba’s Freshippo grocery retail chain, Hou Yi, has announced expansion plans to open 10 more Freshippo X Stores in 2021. The first store is profitable within two months of the store opening The first X Store, Alibaba’s membership-only wholesale store, opened in October last year in Shanghai. Hou Yi revealed that the store is making profit by end of 2020, merely two months from t...
The Co-op has announced its full year results for the 51 weeks to 2 January 2021, along with an announcement on its decision to repay relief it received through the UK government’s furlough scheme. Highlights Group revenue £11.5bn (2019: £10.9bn), +5.5% vs 2019 £84m of additional Covid costs during the year (£82m supported by Government economic measures), below the £97m forecast in J...
Reliance Retail has announced that it is extending the date to complete the purchase of Future Retail.  While waiting for the merger to be approved by the authorities, Reliance Retail is focusing more on growing its private label brands, while Future Retail has enhanced its digital capability with a two-hour delivery guarantee for online shoppers of Big Bazaar. Potential acquisition of Future R...

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26/04/2021
With the government's reopening roadmap on track, the big question for retailers is “what will be the impact of foodservice reopening?” In collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we forecast the size of the UK food and drink market in 2021 and examine how retail and foodservice shares will evolve. We explore the drivers of foodservice recovery and what this means for retail, with a quarter-by-quarter analysis to help businesses in both sectors plan for the year ahead.
12/04/2021
Gain inspiration from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets; fresh-focused supermarkets to the sustainable discount store of the future.
25/02/2021
This completion of its acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group in February 2021, has added significant further scale to the retail networks affiliated to the Bestway business and brings with it access to enhanced capabilities in the arena of retail support and engagement.
04/02/2021
This latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling dataset seeks to measure the profound impacts affecting the sector in 2020 as well as tracking the key changes occurring in the channel such as the adoption of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.
UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling 2021: sector performance & statistics for 2020 plus five-year forecasts

This latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling dataset seeks to measure the profound impacts affecting the sector in 2020 as well as tracking the key changes occurring in the channel such as the adoption of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.

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Costco, Wembley, UK

Wembley is Costco's 28th, and latest UK, warehouse, offering an excellent showcase of how the wholesaler targets a mixed customer base with a focus on value and quality on bulk goods.