Retail and consumer goods industry news

06 April 2022
Retailers continue to collaborate alongside food delivery experts, to boost shopper experience and reducing delivery time. We explore how Italian retailers continue to develop in this area to meet the increasing demand. Carrefour Italia and Deliveroo offer fast food delivery Deliveroo announced its launched Hop in collaboration with Carrefour Italia to offer shopping at home in 10 minutes. ...
06 April 2022
Morrisons has highlighted the downturn in the geopolitical environment and increasing inflationary pressures as key factors that it expects to adversely impact its own performance, as well as the wider grocery market. The comments came as the retailer issued its first update on trading since its acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in October. Commenting on the outlook Morrisons said: “we b...
05 April 2022
Alibaba has launched a 10-Yuan online discount store that targets China's bargain hunters who are seeking daily necessities. Great deal for low-income customers On 25 March 2022, Alibaba launched the first 10-Yuan discount store on its online marketplace Taobao Deals. Each product is only priced at RMB 10 (USD 1.57), which is relatively affordable to most shoppers in China’s lower-tier citi...
04 April 2022
As Casino sets out to convert 20 hypermarkets in France, partners with Just Eat in the country and launch in The Sandbox, we look at five developments from the retailer. Casino to convert 20 hypermarkets into supermarkets Local trade publication LSA has reported Casino plans to convert 20 of its remaining 81 Géant hypermarkets into Casino supermarkets. If completed, the change will mean Cas...
04 April 2022
Over the last decade, Lidl and Aldi have evolved from being two no-frills hard discounters paying little attention to fresh produce to become increasingly supermarket-like. Thus, while their strategy remains focused on providing low prices and a strong private label offer, they have strongly upweighted their focus on fresh and organic products and ranges. Both retailers are rising up the ranki...
03 April 2022
Fast on the heels of new stores from Amazon and Target, Walmart Canada is to develop a sustainability-led store in Montreal. It is expected to open in the summer of 2023. Rooftop growing The new store will be developed in Marché Central, Montreal, one of Canada’s top-performing retail destinations and the city’s premier value shopping destination. It will be designed to showcase several of ...
01 April 2022
bp and Uber have signed a new global strategic convenience partnership. Together they plan to make more than 3,000 retail locations available on Uber Eats by 2025. Extending existing arrangements The partnership extends current local arrangements in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa and the west coast of the U.S, adding the UK and eastern U.S in 2022 and with plans to launch in o...
31 March 2022
Shell has been first to the grid in many markets globally. We review its progress on energy transition, explain what can be learned and highlight other new developments globally. Early adopters of EV could benefit from lower costs overall  Mobility is recovering globally and commitments to sustainability are rising up the agenda, both of which have been disrupted since the pandemic. Energy ...
30 March 2022
As Shoptalk 2022, a leading event for the retail, tech and start-up communities, concludes, here’s my view on what’s changing in retail and how the industry takes this forward. Five big ideas There were a lot of themes and topics discussed across the conference sessions, on the expo floor and passing conversations in hallways, elevators and bars. But for me, five themes or ideas kept on com...
30 March 2022
The SPAR Austria Group saw its food businesses, which operate in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, northern Italy, and Slovenia, grow sales by 4%, to €15.09 bn. SPAR Group noted its performance across all its operates had been significantly impacted by the on-going effects of the pandemic. Positive performance in its home market SPAR Austria reported its food retail business enjoyed sales growth o...