Retail and consumer goods industry news

15 September 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to continue to drive its sales growth in 2022 and roll out healthy options and sustainable initiatives, we round up news from the retailer. Delhaize launches ‘healthy subscription’ service Delhaize is launching a new subscription service, which enables companies to offer their employees a 20% discount on healthy food products. The service is in line with the retailer...
15 September 2021
Walmex (Walmart Mexico) is the leading grocery retailer in Mexico, where it operates close to 2,700 stores. In November 2020, it launched its new Walmart Express supermarket banner and announced plans to convert all stores under its premium Superama banner to the new format, in addition to opening new stores. During the pandemic, shoppers have been seeking value and they increasingly wan...
14 September 2021
Retailers prepared for a strong back-to-school season in 2021, with Mastercard SpendingPlus projecting retail sales would grow by 12% during the back-to-school period (August 16 to September 19) compared to 2019. In our Back-to-school, 2021 report we explore back-to-school initiatives globally and highlight five key themes. Below are three standout in-store back-to-school campaigns we...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
14 September 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. The initiative will be available in 10 large Tesco stores. Tesco and Loop offer shoppers 88 products, which includes popular brands and products from Tesco private label range. The retailer is aiming to add more products throughout ...
14 September 2021
The South Korea convenience store chain Emart24 (owned by Shinsegae) has launched a smart store in Seoul this month. Modelled on the Amazon Go concept The new store is in popular shopping complex Starfield COEX. The technology is modelled based on the Amazon Go concept. Customer needs to type in their mobile phone number at a kiosk and insert a bank card to receive a QR code. They can th...
14 September 2021
2020 saw the Spanish grocery sector experience robust sales growth driven by shoppers’ confinement and the subsequent abrupt closure of the hospitality sector. Now the pandemic seems to be easing, retailers are adapting to the ‘new normal’, consolidating their positions in a market poised for further growth, fuelled by an incipient recovery of the economy. With consumers still reluctant to spe...
14 September 2021
Recently released results from variety discounters Poundland, Poundstretcher and B&M show the challenges of 2020, and the uncertainty that lies ahead. We look at the results in more detail and consider how each retailer is placed heading into 2022. Poundland full year results show the impact of COVID Poundland’s results for the year ending September 27, 2020, reveal the severe impact COVI...
14 September 2021
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...
13 September 2021
Kroger’s omnichannel ecosystem supported better than expected results for Q2. However, the retailer anticipates prices of grocery products to increase in the second half of the year due to higher inflation. Success of its omnichannel ecosystem Despite digital sales decreasing by 13% (+114% two-year basis) during Q2, shoppers continued to shop in stores as identical store sales only decrease...