Retail and consumer goods industry news

03 June 2021
We’ve seen the huge acceleration of businesses delivering food and consumer goods to shoppers quickly as a result of COVID-19 and the take-up for online shopping. There has been enormous investments in these players and the expansion of these has provided a dramatic change to how we shop. Quick commerce has emerged as a new route to market, adding a new channel of operations for retailers and ...
03 June 2021
Following Alibaba’s example, Yonghui, Suning-Carrefour and fudi are opening membership-only wholesales stores with a local twist. Yonghui opens its first membership store in May and four more are under planning Yonghui has upgraded one of its Bravo YH supermarkets in Fuzhou to a wholesale store. Launched on 1 May, the store occupies an area of 11,000 sq m. The warehouse-style industrial she...
03 June 2021
We round-up the highlights from the third and final day of the NACS Convenience Summit Europe. The NACS panel shared their views on unmanned retail and provided a virtual tour of best-in-class stores from around the world. Day 1: Quick commerce and e-mobility Day 2: Food trends and sustainability Success factors for unmanned retail Professor Sabine Benoit, Professor f...
02 June 2021
Walmart’s Sam’s Club operation is bringing back its sampling and demo programme, Taste & Tips. This was paused last year for health and safety reasons in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Key element of the club model The programme will initially return in a limited way, available at weekends only and in limited quantities. New safety measures will be in place, such as sealed samples. Samp...
02 June 2021
CVS Pharmacy has launched more than 150 new products under its private label brands in the grocery, beauty, and wellness categories. Listening to customers to meet their needs in new ways The US-based drugstore operator launched more than 150 products under its Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem Abound Food brands, Live Better by CVS and a newly launched men’s skincare and grooming brand, Goodli...
02 June 2021
We round-up the highlights from the NACS Convenience Summit Europe day 2. Reitan Convenience CEO Jesper Oestergaard and Wawa Senior Director Fresh Food and Beverage Experience Mary-Rose Hannum share their thoughts on food trends. Food offer and foodservice increasingly coming together CEO Reitan Convenience Jesper Oestergaard shared: Many businesses are investing in foodservice in Den...
02 June 2021
Having achieved full-year growth of 11.8% for 2020, SPAR (UK) has reported a continuing high rate of growth versus 2019 in 2021, with sales up 8.5% for the four weeks to 28 March compared with two years before. Now the symbol group has revealed an investment of £125m over the next year to expand and enhance its store network and logistics infrastructure. £100m investment in stores Of the £1...
02 June 2021
Woolworths private label products are now available in the Philippines, through its partnership with Robinsons Supermarket, as well as its other retail banners The Marketplace and Shopwise. Over 150 Woolworths products in 35 stores and online Woolworths has been exporting products outside of Australia for the past five years, with the Philippines being the latest to have a local partner....
02 June 2021
The Dairy Farm Group’s health and beauty banner Mannings will carry the products of South Korean healthcare retailer Olive Young in Hong Kong. Over 100 brands from Olive Young available in 300 Mannings stores More than 100 beauty and personal care brands from Olive Young will be available in over 300 outlets of Mannings, as well as its online store.  These products include Olive Young’s bes...
02 June 2021
AEON has partnered with circular packaging startup Loop to sell products in refillable packs.  This launch across its 19 stores in Japan attempts to limit usage of single-use plastics in the country.    Sustainable and durable packaging: stainless steel or glass AEON is now encouraging its customers to avoid traditionally used disposable containers for the grocery items they consume daily. ...