Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

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...
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 ...