Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

02 February 2021
AEON Hong Kong has opened Mono Mono, its first lifestyle specialty store at Lohas Park.  Based on the concept of ‘green, happy living,’ this new store covering 12,000 sq ft sells products that satisfy shoppers’ quest to live a healthy and sustainable life.   New concept store has a collection of its own brands The store will meet Hong Kong residents’ desire to shop for Japanese products whi...
01 February 2021
In 2020, despite the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there was significant format innovation in the Nordics, especially so in Sweden. This theme has continued into 2021, with several new concepts launching so far this year already. Last month, we published an exclusive article, 10 Nordic stores to visit in 2021 . We described that the region offers something for everyone to be inspi...
29 January 2021
Germany’s competition authority, The Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), has approved Kaufland’s acquisition of some Real stores in Q4 2020. By taking over these stores Kaufland is improving its purchasing position in the country. Acquisition of 92 Real hypermarkets approved Kaufland’s acquisition will see it acquire 92 of the 101 Real hypermarkets it applied for originally, although ...
28 January 2021
Customers of Sainsbury’s Cockermouth store in Cumbria are able to order the full range of products via rapid delivery startup HyperLocal, as reported by The Grocer. Delivery in 20 minutes Thousands of Sainsbury’s Cockermouth store’s SKUs are available for delivery on the HyperLocal website. Orders are picked by personal shoppers with delivery in as little as 20 minutes. Residents within an ...
21 January 2021
Switzerland-based Migros has reported Group sales rose 4% to CHF29.8 bn (US$33.5 bn), with retail sales outperforming. Migros said retail sales, which were driven by its growth online, increased by 7.2% to CHF24.2 bn (US$27.2 bn). Pandemic underpins sales growth in Switzerland Migros said its growth in 2020 was underpinned by changing shopper behaviours, which pushed its online channel’s in...
21 January 2021
To cope with fewer employees in its stores, Aeon Japan will introduce self-checkouts this year and it has also started using UV-based sanitisers for its shopping baskets. Cost to implement self-checkouts is less than 10% of Amazon’s system Aeon will increase self-checkout registers that can read prices of items that customers purchase, through their smartphone app.  This new system will sta...
19 January 2021
Morrisons has announced plans for a major range reset, which will see it review more than 170 products during 2021, as reported by The Grocer.  Providing more value for money According to the report, Andy Atkinson, Morrisons’ group commercial director, told suppliers about the review at an online conference this week. The range review’s aim, which will start in the spring, is to make it sim...
13 January 2021
FairPrice has opened a new hypermarket with a dine-in area and local food concepts at Parkway Parade on 12 January. The space was previously occupied by Giant hypermarket until March last year. First cocktail bar in a grocery store Shoppers can order a unique in-house cocktail, the FairPrice Fizz Tipple, made with gin, lemon juice, strawberry syrup and egg white foam. Bar snacks like tortil...
13 January 2021
PLUS Netherlands has reported 2020 results, saying total sales rose more than 14% to €3.0 bn in 2020 for the 53-week timeframe. It reported organic growth of 12%, which it said was ahead of the market, which it estimated at 9%. COVID-19 pandemic drives growth… Providing a safe environment and meeting shoppers’ daily grocery needs was key for all retailers in 2020 as the industry reacted to ...
08 January 2021
COVID-19 may have dampened the mood this year, but major retailers in the Philippines launched programs to keep the joyful vibe over the Christmas season. SM Retail launched a Christmas Flash Mob and Tiktok dance challenge Despite longer operating hours to manage the influx of shoppers, the largest retailer SM Markets continued to provide shoppers with entertainment while implementing safe ...