Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

07 July 2020
As Carrefour announces management changes, the integration of its loyalty card into the Apple wallet and as it looks to repurpose further space in its hypermarkets, we round up developments from the retailer. Carrefour appoints new executive directors in France and Spain Carrefour has appointed Rami Baitièh as its executive director for France, as of 1 July. He takes over from Pascal Clouza...
03 July 2020
Jonathan Wang, the head of JD.com’s 7FRESH, shared his view at the "2020 China Community Business Annual Meeting" organized by the China Chain Store and Franchise Association (CCFA) last week. The main points are summarized here in this article. Driven by urbanisation From the perspective of China’s social structure, community stores are typically defined as those within the life circle of ...
03 July 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has been global, affecting all countries. However, its impact has been very different from one country to another, leading governments, manufacturers, and retailers to take a tailored and local approach. As we start to move into the post-COVID-19 world, it will be key for businesses to consider and understand these differences and local responses. International pandemic, ...
02 July 2020
Coles and Woolworths in Australia have decided to reinstate buying limits on toilet roll and paper towels after a surge in demand. Reacting quickly is vital to manage stock flow Coles was the first of the two major retailers to lift all of its buying restrictions a few weeks ago, followed by Woolworths shortly afterwards. However, the recent demand has led Coles to restrict buying to one pa...
02 July 2020
The long-awaited relaunch of Sparks promises shoppers "good things happen every time you shop". Digital-first approach M&S's 7m loyalty programme members will experience the changes next week. Personalisation and instant rewards are at the heart of the new proposition, in a shift away from the previous points-based system which the retailer recognised was overly complex and confusing. M&S c...
01 July 2020
The retailer announced the opening of its 27th store last week. It is Sam Club’s second store in the city of Ningbo, demonstrating the retailer’s commitment and confidence in its development plan in China. Pleasant shopping environment Same as other Sam’s Club stores, this new store has spacious environment. Aisles are nine metres high and three metres wide. Shopping carts with two child ...
30 June 2020
We round up the latest developments from Salling Group, as it introduces three brand new apps across its grocery formats. Netto: Fillop ambient grocery online subscription service Earlier this month, the leading Danish discounter introduced the Fillop app, an ambient grocery online subscription service. Source: Salling Group, Apple The new service aims to remove the need for regula...
29 June 2020
South Africa-based Pick n Pay has announced price reductions on essential items, a relaunch of its Fresh Living magazine and has opened its 300 th store under the Boxer banner. Price reduction on essential items To help households struggling to deal with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Pick n Pay has announced an investment of ZAR500m (US$28.8m) in price reductions on es...
29 June 2020
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is launching a new supermarket concept to support its expansion. Larger footprint than CP Fresh Mart format Source: Euroswift The new CP Fresh will have 500 sq. m. of space, about five times the size of the original CP Fresh Mart format. It will provide a wider variety of products including chilled items, produce, seasoni...
25 June 2020
Asda launched a new contact-free diagnostic virtual GP service in its Stevenage branch. Instant medical advice for shoppers The grocery retailer has rolled out another innovation this week at its Stevenage branch that allows Asda customers to access instant medical advice via a virtual appointment service. This part of Asda’s new partnership with Medicspot. The new virtual service can be...