Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

05 November 2020
At a time Steve Rowe believes it has become impossible to forecast with any degree of accuracy, M&S outperformed its previous COVID-19 scenario. The retailer's like-for-like food performance remains robust and this divsion's adjusted operating profit also improves. However, significant challenges remain for its clothing & home division, resulting in group revenue declining -15.8% and operating pr...
04 November 2020
Woolworths has reported strong growth in Q1 FY21, with group sales up 12.3% to AU$17,853m. Australian Food up 12.9% to AU$12,033m                Australian Food sales continued to soar, boosted by COVID-19 and the retailer’s Ooshies collectables marketing campaign. Both stores and online played their part, with LFL sales up 11.5% and online sales growing 100% to $961m. Online penetration hi...
03 November 2020
Shoppers can book slots in advance of shopping, in a move to enhance the experience and prevent queuing at M&S stores. How does it work? Shoppers select the store they wish to visit through the M&S website They pick a date and a 30 minute time slot On arrival, an in-store host greets them, managing the total number of shoppers in the store at one time Winter-friendly initiativ...
03 November 2020
Strong demand due to COVID-19 carried over to Q3. Increased volume due to work from home Net profit increased by 54% in Q3 to SG$31.8m (US$23.3m) compared to last year. In the first half of 2020, shoppers loaded up their pantries due to restricted movement imposed by the Singapore government. Although the lockdown was lifted in June, the government continued to encourage working from homes....
29 October 2020
Walmart is piloting a new store concept that is designed to serve the needs of in-store and online shoppers. Creating the perfect omnichannel store Walmart has several projects and roll-outs underway centred on reinventing its physical stores. These include a new concept Supercenter and a new-look front-end . This latest test is designed to help the retailer find solutions that h...
28 October 2020
The retailer’s sales hit AU$9,607m in the first quarter of FY21, with significant online growth and changes to its digital marketing capability a highlight. Supermarket sales up 9.8% to AU$8,464m Supermarket LFL sales grew 9.7% with the results skewed by the varying degrees of COVID-19 restrictions across the country. Growth was highest in Victoria, and to a lesser extent in New South Wales...
28 October 2020
Carrefour reported total sales rose 5.5%, at constant exchange rates, to €19.7 bn, with like-for-likes rising 8.4% in its third quarter. The retailer said its growth was its ‘ best performance in at least 20 years ’. The positive results were broad based, with most markets and channels seeing growth, and came despite ‘ an unfavourable petrol effect ’ and ‘ an unfavorable exchange rate effect ’...
23 October 2020
We look at the initiatives Target is putting in place to ensure the safety of its customers and associates this holiday season. 1. Enabling pre-trip shopping reservations Shoppers can visit Target.com/line to see if there’s a lone outside their local store due to limitations on customer numbers. If so, they can reserve a spot, with the retailer sending a text to notify them when it is their...
21 October 2020
FairPrice Finest opens a new Finest store at Artra, the first to have a Fresh Ambassador in-store. Fresh Ambassador The new store is right next to a subway station near several new condominiums. About half of the 1,000 sq.m. store space is filled with fresh food. The Fresh Ambassador is available in-store to provide tips on how to pick fresh produce. Source: IG...
19 October 2020
HAO Mart Eccellente’s latest Westgate store includes popular food and beverage outlets on its premise. Source: HaoMart   Live seafood The range of live seafood has increased in this store: oysters, crab, lobsters and groupers are available. The seafood and meat counters are run by Aw’s market, a meat specialist which had been partnering HAO mart acr...