Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

12 April 2021
We assess four ways in which Coles has stepped up its investment in offering its shoppers enhanced value in recent weeks, why this activity will continue and what we can expect from Woolworths and other retailers in the coming months. 1. Bringing back 'Down Down' The retailers Down Down everyday low prices campiagn was a key part of the retailer's recovery under Ian McLeod's leadership and ...
12 April 2021
Japanese supermarket chain Daiei will launch an unmanned store in Tokyo, in collaboration with Chinese startup Cloudpick.  In addition, Rakuten and Seiyu are now also using robots to deliver supermarket purchases in Yokosuka City, Japan. Cost to implement Daiei’s store is 50% cheaper than similarly sized unmanned stores Daiei, an affiliate of AEON, will open this unmanned supermarket in Tok...
08 April 2021
Masan Group renames VinMart, one year after acquiring the multi-format chain of grocery stores from Vingroup. Restructuring will take place before rebranding Vietnam's conglomerate Vingroup sold its retail subsidiary VinCommerce, which operates VinMart, VinMart+ and agriculture arm VinEco to Masan Group in a merger deal in December 2019. The CrownX, the retail subsidiary of Masan Group, is ...
07 April 2021
As Casino, across its banners and channels, looks to make its stores more efficient it is implementing a range of initiatives to support growth. We look at five recent developments from the retailer as it looks to win in-store and online in France. Monoprix digitally activating brands in-store Local trade publication LSA has reported on how Monoprix has worked with SES Imagotag to equip nea...
06 April 2021
Following initiatives in its home market across several channels and as its operations in Poland expand its Outlet concept, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour aiming to move 40 stores to franchisees in 2021 France-based trade publication LSA has reported that Carrefour is looking to move about 40 stores to rental management in 2021. The 40 stores are made up of about 30 supermark...
06 April 2021
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...
31 March 2021
This article explores the impact of product placement on plant-based sales out-of-home. We’ll look at whether segregation concepts like Veggie Pret work and the impact of providing a vegan restaurant menu. The article is an abridged version a longer feature first published by our Social Impact team - read the full article, including retail case studies from Tesco and Kroger,   here . A r...
31 March 2021
Lotus’s Malaysia is the new brand name of former Tesco stores after the acquisition of Tesco Malaysia by Thailand-based multinational conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group Co Ltd (C.P. Group). It has officially unveiled its first flagship store in Kepong, a town north of Kuala Lumpur today. Source: TNP SMART Values Lotus’s Kepong bears the vibrant colors of Lotus’s green and yellow s...
31 March 2021
As Easter draws near, retailers in Singapore are helping shoppers prepare another Easter celebration at home. The number of community cases has remained low for some time, but the maximum number of people for private gathering is still capped at eight. We visit the leading retailers in Singapore to check out the key highlights. Cold Storage Easter eggs are displayed in the prominent areas o...
25 March 2021
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a high level of format innovation in the UK this quarter. In this article we highlight five key stores that have opened and the trends driving store innovation. 1. Sainsbury’s new flagship store In February, Sainsbury’s relaunched its Hempstead Valley supermarket after eight months of redevelopment work to create a next generation state-of-the-art...