Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

16 November 2020
Sonae MC revealed it plans to tackle food waste, by launching the LIFEFood Cycle project, a digital management platform. Meanwhile, Pingo Doce prepares to launch Juliana, a new private label brand. Separately, Mercadona opened its 17 th supermarket and claims it is set to reach a total of 20 stores by the end of 2020.    Sonae MC continues to combat waste Sonae MC plans to develop a digita...
13 November 2020
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed initiatives to help it become an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer , we round up news from the retailer as it expands online and with stores across Belgium and Luxembourg. Delhaize introduces prepared meal delivery service Delhaize, with Tastyoo, a food technology start-up, has launched a delivery service for freshly prepared dishes. The service...
13 November 2020
Sainsbury’s has opened two new Neighbourhood Hub format stores as it begins to deliver against its new strategy of put food back at the heart of its business, as outlined to delegates at this week’s IGD Sainsbury’s Trade Briefing. 18 stores planned The new style stores, located in Bishop’s Waltham, close to Sainsbury’s Hedge End superstore in Hampshire and Midhurst, Sussex are designed to...
12 November 2020
Following news of Sainsbury's counter closures , Waitrose has committed to the long-term future of its own food service counters in-store. Point of difference in-store and online Waitrose highlighted how keeping its counters open through COVID-19, as well as adding new lines since the spring, is a point of difference from competitors. The retailer remains committed to training speciali...
12 November 2020
As Auchan rolls out shop-in-shops at its hypermarkets in France and looks to grow share in Poland, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan opens Decathlon shop-in-shop in hypermarket in France… Following the addition of a small part of Decathlon’s range in five hypermarkets, Auchan has added a Decathlon shop-in-shop in its hypermarket in Saint-Jean de la Ruelle, as it looks to repurp...
09 November 2020
Thai legislators approve Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group)'s acquisition of local retail business of Tesco with conditions. Ban on other modern trade merger for three years The Office of the Trade Competition Commission (OTCC) said that CP will not be allowed to enter another merger, except for ecommerce, for three years. It will also have to buy more products from local small and medium en...
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....