Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

15 August 2013
Walmart's net sales increased by 2.4% in the second quarter, with sales in its US stores up 2.1% and up by 2.6% at Sam's Club. International sales were up 2.9%. Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart increased by 1.3%, behind the growth in net sales. In the US, comparable store sales, its key benchmark performance indicator, decreased by 0.3% excluding fuel. The results in brie...
15 August 2013
Coles has reported full year sales for the 53 weeks until 30 June 2013 up 5.2% to AU$36,075m, with profits (EBIT) for the same period up 13.1% to AU$1,533m. Continued progress across supermarkets reaping rewards Food and Liquor sales for the full year increased 5.5% to AU$28,125m, with sales in the fourth quarter up 5.7% to AU$7,332m. Despite reporting on-going food and liquor price defla...
14 August 2013
As part of celebrations for its 50th anniversary, Carrefour has launched a crowdsourcing initiative in which it is inviting shoppers to submit ideas for initiatives to be implemented in-store. Asks customers what they would do if they were Carrefour... The initiative - called "If I were Carrefour..." - invites customers to submit ideas on various themes, for example the improving the envi...
14 August 2013
Colombian retailer Olímpica has reached the milestone of 250 stores with the opening of Supertienda Olímpica in Sincelejo. Continues series of openings in 2013 In the first half of this year, Olímpica has opened six new stores across the country. In August, it acquired three stores from the Supertigres chain, in Cali, boosting its presence in the coastal region of Valle del Cauca. Olímpic...
13 August 2013
Pan Asian retailer Dairy Farm's local partner in the Philippines accelerates store openings.   Dairy Farm's partner Rustan's accelerating store openings This news follows Dairy Farm's entry to the Philippines in 2012 via a 50% partnership with domestic retailer Rustan's Supercenters. Last year Rustan's Supercenter opened three new stores. In 2013 it plans to open 15 new stores, and ...
12 August 2013
Woolworths has opened a new food emporium style small format store at Brisbane's Hamilton Harbour, featuring concepts and ranges tailored for city living. Smaller format designed for city living The new store at Hamilton Harbour is just over 1,100 sqm and both signals the retailer's desire to open smaller format stores in urban areas, but also its growing focus on its strategy to better tailo...
09 August 2013
Tesco has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) and are in exclusive talks to combine their operations in the country. Combination would bring together best of both companies Tesco said that the combination of the two companies' operations would 'bring together CRE’s deep understanding of local customers, established natio...
08 August 2013
Ahead of Tesco's official launch of its new destination format Extra store in Watford on Monday 12 August, we've been in-store for an early look at the new hypermarket format. High profile launch combining 18 months of hard work This is a high profile relaunch for Tesco as it looks to re-invigorate growth in its largest hypermarket stores. When we passed by, there was a lots of activity i...
08 August 2013
Belgium-based Delhaize has announced second quarter results saying that it had enjoyed revenue growth of 1.7% at identical exchange rates, with comparable sales rising by 1.1% in the US and 0.8% in its home market. Retailer enjoying strong organic revenue growth Delhaize said that at a group level it had seen organic revenue rise by 1.9%, with the US being particularly strong. At its ope...
06 August 2013
This week will see Tesco open a new family restaurant concept at its remodelled 'destination format' Coventry Arena Extra store. Introducing new restaurant trail called 'Decks' The new restaurant called Decks will highlight real and wholesome British food and feature three 'decked' food service areas, focused on breakfast, carveries and pastries. It is understood that the new concept at Cove...