Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

22 December 2020
Central Food Hall Ladprao is a new food destination using modern robotic assistants to provide shoppers with a seamless shopping experience Celebrating the union of design and food The store is designed for a superior experience for all senses with a shop-in-shop concept and modern décor. Shoppers can observe every stage of food preparation in each zone and enjoy over 30,000 products from T...
16 December 2020
Colruyt reported its first half results, with revenue rising by 5.7% to €4.99 bn. However, the retailer said its growth was below that for the market as shoppers’ changing buying habits saw ‘ neighbourhood store concepts in particular experienced faster growth during the COVID-19 period, in part due to their greater number and therefore proximity ’. Underlining the difference in performance, C...
16 December 2020
Spain-based Mercadona has revealed long-term investment plans to strengthen its logistics capacity. Meanwhile, the retailer continues to focus on reducing its use of plastic through its 6.25 strategy, while its suppliers sustain their pace of innovation to keep up with shopper demands. Mercadona to invest €1 bn in its supply chain Mercadona will invest €1 bn between 2021 and 2025 to enable ...
15 December 2020
Metcash has reported H1 results for the period ending 31 October 2020 with sales revenue up 12.3% to AU$8,094m including charge-through sales and growth in sales volume across all pillars. Food sales up 9.5% to AU$4,795.9m Strong growth was achieved despite the loss of supply agreements to Drakes in South Australia in September 2019 and 7-Eleven in August 2020. Excluding these impacts, sale...
14 December 2020
In an interview with France-based trade publication LSA, Carrefour France’s chief executive, Rami Baitieh, has discussed the retailer’s TOP project, which aims to reorganise in-store operations. However, the plan has had to be paused, due to a Court order, resulting from a case brought by the CGT trade union. TOP aimed to improve stores’ economic performance… Baitieh launched TOP (an acrony...
09 December 2020
Grupo Éxito recently opened the 14 th store in its Carulla FreshMarket banner. This forward-thinking format has been certified by the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certifications (ICONTEC) as the first carbon neutral food retailer in Colombia. The business invested COP6.5bn (US$1.9m) in renovating its Carulla 140 store, which opened at the end of November 2020 and is locate...
08 December 2020
The first AO concessions have now opened at Tesco stores as part of a trial partnership with the online electricals specialist. Five stores to open Concessions have now opened at Tesco Extra stores in Middleton, Stevenage and Gatwick. Leeds (Seacroft Extra) and Liverpool are set to open next week to complete the trial. At the units, shoppers can browse and purchase from AO's full product ra...
07 December 2020
As Albert Heijn extends the reach of its online delivery solution in Belgium and that of its new AH Compact service in the Netherlands and launches new technology-led solutions in store, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn pilots AR powered in-store assistant… In conjunction with the Antea Group Nederland, Albert Heijn is trialling an augmented reality, in-store assistant. The ...
07 December 2020
Finland's Kesko has grown its market share by 5% since 2014 and has doubled its operating margin during the same period. In this article, we share insight and videos from its recent virtual Capital Markets Day on what’s driving its outperformance and its strategic priorities. Six key market trends President and CEO Mikko Helander began the Capital Markets Day event by highlighting that Ke...
03 December 2020
Eroski introduced a new range of organic fruit and vegetables, which are available online and in store. Meanwhile, Caprabo is reinforcing its support for local proximity and has updated 60% of its stores in 2020, while, finally, Spain has seen an increase in demand for food delivery services since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eroski launches new organic fresh range Eroski has add...