Retail and consumer goods industry news

30 March 2022
Superdrug will launch an online marketplace this September. The platform will feature hundreds of health and beauty products across different brands, spanning from premium to start-ups. Making health and beauty more accessible With the launch of the online marketplace, Superdrug will become the first high street health and beauty retailer in the UK to offer third-party brands the opportu...
30 March 2022
Latest accounts filed with Companies House show that leading northern regional food and grocery wholesaler, Parfetts saw turnover increase to £570m in the year to 30 June 2021, a rise of 19.2% on the previous 12 months. Building on the 26% growth recorded in 2020, Parfetts turnover has leapt by nearly 50% over the two-year period from June 2019. With a customer base heavily weighted to independen...
30 March 2022
In this article, we look at three of the key takeaways from this year’s Hotel, Restaurant and Catering show to see what’s top of the agenda within the industry and where operators should be investing. This year’s Hotel, Restaurant and Catering exhibition took place at the ExCeL on 21 st -23 rd March. The event was co-located with The Pub Show, IFE, IFE Manufacturing and the London Product Sho...
30 March 2022
We spotlight three standout retailer initiatives from this year’s Mother’s Day, which was celebrated on 27 March in the UK. Sainsbury’s: exciting in-store brand activation Sainsbury’s partnered with Ferrero to create an impactful, spring-themed experience for Mother’s Day. The display was positioned at the front of the store, inviting customers to explore the Ferrero range. The retailer ...
29 March 2022
Les Mousquetaires reported its total net sales, excluding fuel sales, rose 1.8% to €35.28 bn. Including fuel, the company said total sales net sales increased by 7.2% to €45.28 bn. The organisation’s retail division drove growth, with its Agromousquetaires agri-food division enjoying a sales increase of 0.4%, to €4.2 bn. Grocery banners see sales breach €30 bn mark (excluding fuel) Les Mous...
29 March 2022
The GB market declined by 6.3% in the 12 weeks to March 20th against 2021’s elevated performance, according to the latest data from Kantar. This result is being driven by the eating out sector reclaiming some spend from retail and food-to-go sales also picking up as socialising and working patterns begin to normalise. Compared to March 2020 when the pandemic impact started, sales were ahead by ju...
29 March 2022
Asda has revealed that sales edged upwards in 2021 and profits climbed substantially in its first results release under Issa brothers ownership. It has also used the occasion to highlight three new initiatives on private label, customer loyalty and quick commerce. Sales edge upwards against elevated comparative For calendar 2021 as a whole, Asda's sales grew by 0.5% (+0.6% LFL) to £20.4bn, ...
28 March 2022
Instacart, the leading on-demand fulfilment and delivery company in North America, has consolidated existing and new services under a new Instacart platform. We look at what this means for the business and its retail customers as it transforms to be a retail enablement organisation. Built a leadership position in on-demand delivery This is the first major move from Fidji Simo, who joined th...
28 March 2022
FamilyMart continues to adapt its stores to meet food for later missions. Our view: magnification of minimarts Earlier this year, we highlighted five trends that will shape retail in Asia . The magnification of minimarts was one of them, and this is impacting the product mix of convenience stores across the region. FamilyMart is not only upgrading food and beverages in Taiwan, but also doi...
28 March 2022
Speaking at the Shoptalk retail technology event in Las Vegas, Sam’s Club president & CEO, Kath McLay, outlined why the business remains confident that it can continue growing after an incredible two-year performance. Thriving under the radar While Costco, Target and Walmart have drawn the accolades for driving growth since the start of the pandemic, the success of the latter’s Sam’s Club b...