Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

21 January 2021
Switzerland-based Migros has reported Group sales rose 4% to CHF29.8 bn (US$33.5 bn), with retail sales outperforming. Migros said retail sales, which were driven by its growth online, increased by 7.2% to CHF24.2 bn (US$27.2 bn). Pandemic underpins sales growth in Switzerland Migros said its growth in 2020 was underpinned by changing shopper behaviours, which pushed its online channel’s in...
21 January 2021
To cope with fewer employees in its stores, Aeon Japan will introduce self-checkouts this year and it has also started using UV-based sanitisers for its shopping baskets. Cost to implement self-checkouts is less than 10% of Amazon’s system Aeon will increase self-checkout registers that can read prices of items that customers purchase, through their smartphone app.  This new system will sta...
19 January 2021
Morrisons has announced plans for a major range reset, which will see it review more than 170 products during 2021, as reported by The Grocer.  Providing more value for money According to the report, Andy Atkinson, Morrisons’ group commercial director, told suppliers about the review at an online conference this week. The range review’s aim, which will start in the spring, is to make it sim...
13 January 2021
FairPrice has opened a new hypermarket with a dine-in area and local food concepts at Parkway Parade on 12 January. The space was previously occupied by Giant hypermarket until March last year. First cocktail bar in a grocery store Shoppers can order a unique in-house cocktail, the FairPrice Fizz Tipple, made with gin, lemon juice, strawberry syrup and egg white foam. Bar snacks like tortil...
13 January 2021
PLUS Netherlands has reported 2020 results, saying total sales rose more than 14% to €3.0 bn in 2020 for the 53-week timeframe. It reported organic growth of 12%, which it said was ahead of the market, which it estimated at 9%. COVID-19 pandemic drives growth… Providing a safe environment and meeting shoppers’ daily grocery needs was key for all retailers in 2020 as the industry reacted to ...
08 January 2021
COVID-19 may have dampened the mood this year, but major retailers in the Philippines launched programs to keep the joyful vibe over the Christmas season. SM Retail launched a Christmas Flash Mob and Tiktok dance challenge Despite longer operating hours to manage the influx of shoppers, the largest retailer SM Markets continued to provide shoppers with entertainment while implementing safe ...
08 January 2021
The Delhi high court recently upheld the proposed merger of Future Retail Limited (FRL) with Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RNRL), following a challenge by Amazon.  It has also allowed Amazon to continue opposing the merger in appropriate legal forums. Delhi high court clears Future-Reliance deal According to the Delhi high court, the transaction between Future and Reliance did not viola...
07 January 2021
Coles has started the new year by announcing that it plans to cut the prices of over 200 products over the coming three months. Reductions of everyday items  The price cuts are expected to be implemented across various categories, with initial products to see reductions including ice cream, convenience items, deli products, drinks and pet food. Some products will see prices dropped as much ...
06 January 2021
With the new wave of COVID-19 in Thailand, Central Food Retail is raising safety and hygiene standards by using UV-C disinfection robots in more stores. How does it work? The robots emit UV-C light to disinfect areas in 360 degrees to destroy more than 99.99% of all pathogens within seconds. In addition, the UV-C light is completely safe with no harmful side effects on the food products bei...
05 January 2021
Netherlands-based Jumbo reported it generated a turnover of €9.73 bn in 2020, including sales through its La Place restaurant chain. The turnover at its Jumbo stores increased by 15% to €9.68 bn, with its online sales up by more than 50% to over €500m. Total sales +15%, organic growth +11% in 2020 Jumbo said its eponymous stores saw turnover growth of 15% to €9.68 bn, aided by a 53rd week. ...