Colombia news

12 August 2022
Following on from our recent article, ‘Economic pressures paving the way for private label growth in Latin America’ , we take a closer look at three countries and how the leading retailers are gaining share from the major FMCG brands. Brazil has seen the highest growth in private label sales penetration Brazil is facing some of the toughest economic pressures in the region. Unemployment ...
05 August 2022
In Latin America, the sales penetration of private label is well behind the levels seen in more developed regions, e.g. Europe and North America. But, in recent years this has started to change.    High inflation, coupled with the highest unemployment levels witnessed in over 30 years has weakened the purchasing power of many Latin Americans. As a result, people have had to reduce their spend ...
27 July 2022
Jerónimo Martins has announced its H1 2022 results, revealing a strong sales performance across all countries where it operates, Colombia, Poland, and Portugal. Sales performance Jerónimo Martins’ Q2 consolidated sales increased by 24.5% to €6.4 bn compared to Q2 2021. The groups consolidated H1 2022 sales reached €11.9 bn an increase of 20%, compared to H1 2021. Group EBITDA increased by 19....
06 June 2022
Multinational retailer Dollarcity was founded in El Salvador in 2009. After almost 10 years of operation, it sold a 50.1% share of its business to Dollarama (a Canadian dollar store retail chain) for a value close to US$95m. The dollar store concept, known locally in the region as ‘dolarazos’, is becoming popular. Their strength lies in their varied assortment of consumables, general merchandi...
04 May 2022
Jerónimo Martins has announced its Q1 2022 results, revealing a positive performance across all countries where it operates, Colombia, Poland, and Portugal. Sales performance Jerónimo Martins’ consolidated sales increased by 15.2% to €5.5 bn compared to Q1 2021. Group EBITDA increased by 15.5% to €372m, a strong first quarter considering high and increasing inflation across all operating ma...
23 March 2022
Chilean retailer Cencosud, which operates grocery stores in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru, is expanding its ‘Spid’ store concept across the region. This unique format comes in the form of both dark stores (therefore used for fulfilling online orders) and hybrid stores which act as both a convenience store and a hub for picking online orders.    Expanding across LATAM Cencosud ...
10 March 2022
Jerónimo Martins has announced its FY2021 results, revealing a positive performance across all countries where it operates, Colombia, Poland, and Portugal. Positive sale growth Jerónimo Martins saw sales grow 8.3% to €20.9 bn in 2021, with like-for-like (LFL) sales rising 8.0%. The retailer revealed the positive results were supported by the cumulative effect of all banners and their drive ...
02 March 2022
Coca-Cola bottler and c-store operator FEMSA plans to expand its OXXO convenience store estate by up to 50% across Latin America over the next decade. As of February 2022, the business operates 20,431 stores in the region, with the vast majority of these in its domestic market, Mexico (20,121 stores). If it can deliver against its long-term expansion strategy, FEMSA could surpass 30,000 sto...
25 February 2022
France’s Casino reported group net sales fell 0.8% in 2021, at constant exchange rates, dragged down by its performance in its home market. On a two-year basis Casino said sales were up 6.9%, although even here sales in France were down, with its operations in Latin America offsetting the challenges it is seeing in its home market. France: all banners suffered fall in sales in 2021… Reporti...
02 February 2022
COVID-19 has impacted the food and consumer goods landscape in Latin America, altering shopping habits, forcing retailers to rethink their strategies and accelerating trends. There is ongoing uncertainty over what the future holds and new variants continue to cause disruption and operational challenges.  With an eye on the next 12 months, we have identified five trends that we believe will sha...