Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

01 December 2020
As Casino’s Monoprix banner looks to double its turnover in 10 years and its Ocado built automated warehouse begins to support deliveries for other Casino-banners, we round up news from the retailer. Monoprix aims to expand in Europe through franchising Monoprix has announced it wants to expand into several European markets by franchising its brand with locally based companies who share its...
01 December 2020
Asda has announced that children will be able to eat for free at its cafes throughout December, in a move that should boost footfall to stores from high spending family customers in the run-up to Christmas. All cafes to offer free meals All 216 Asda cafes will take part in the scheme which allows children under the age of 16 a meal free of charge when accompanies by an adult. Stores locat...
24 November 2020
On November 5 Walmart Mexico (Walmex) opened the first store under its Walmart Express banner. Following our in-depth look at the strategy and expansion plans for the new banner, we now take a closer look at the pilot store and its new features. Source: Walmex Refreshed design and layout The store’s design has been modernised. New signage, with large lettering and colourful imag...
18 November 2020
Sainsbury’s has followed last week’s launch of two Neighbourhood Hub format stores with a new look ‘Fresh Food Market’ concept at its Hempstead Valley store in Kent. The move demonstrates the retailer’s new drive to put food back at the heart of its business, a key theme of this month’s IGD Sainsbury’s Trade Briefing. Fresh key to food first strategy The new look produce section features ...
18 November 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing trends and channel shifts across Europe. Lockdown measures implemented in most countries have had an immediate impact on grocery retailing. In the first European Channel Forecasts Webinar IGD experts will look at these developments alongside three key channel trends to help you with business planning in the short to long term. Here are some ...
18 November 2020
Portugal-based Sonae MC announced a strong Q3 performance. Consolidated sales grew by 7.4% to €1.3 bn in Q3 2020, with like-for-like (LFL) sales increasing by 4.8%. The retailer sustained good momentum with its online channel during the COVID-19 pandemic and improved its market leadership in the food retail sector in Portugal. Sales performance Sonae MC revealed its hypermarkets grew sales ...
18 November 2020
CJ Express Group is boosting its footprint to 1,500 stores, up from 530 stores it is currently operating. Three-year expansion before listing Founded in 2005 by Mr Sathien, CJ Express operates mainly convenience stores and some supermarkets in the central and the western provinces. The retailer plans to have 580 stores by the end of the year. "The retail business is not as easy as expected...
17 November 2020
Walmex has launched an innovative new supermarket banner in Mexico. Its first Walmart Express store opened November 5 in Lomas del Valle, in the city of Puebla. With an initial investment of MXN1.3 bn (US64m), the business plans to convert existing Superama supermarkets to the new format, as well as opening new stores. Source: Walmex Stores will be a mix of conversions and new stores ...
17 November 2020
Morrisons has opened a third Market Kitchen fresh food takeaway concept at its Edgbaston supermarket in Birmingham. The launch follows the opening of Morrisons first standalone Market Kitchen store in Manchester in August. Market Kitchen is a unique concept providing shoppers with all day access to fresh and healthy chef- prepared takeaway meals. Staffed by a dedicated team recruited from food...
16 November 2020
Walmart, KKR and Rakuten have signed an agreement that will change the ownership structure of Seiyu in Japan. New ownership structure In a deal worth JPY172.5bn (approx. US$1.6bn), KKR will acquire 65% majority stake in Seiyu, Rakuten will acquire a 20% stake, through a newly created subsidiary, and Walmart will retain 15%. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected ...