Switzerland news

27 May 2020
Lidl Switzerland partners with Empa, a Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, to develop a system that produces a fossil-free fuel from renewable electricity. Committed to deliver goods without use of fossils Lidl Switzerland has pledged to deliver goods to all its stores without the use of fossil fuels by 2030. As part of “Goodbye Diesel” project, the retai...
14 April 2020
We round up some of initiatives SPAR International’s partners have rolled out to limit the impact of COVID-19 on shoppers, staff and their operations. SPAR Albania SPAR Albania has introduced a home delivery solution to support shoppers in Tirana and Durrës Shoppers can order via WhatsApp, Viber or by telephone Shoppers can choose from a selection of three types of solution Supe...
31 March 2020
Spar Switzerland has launched a free home delivery service for high-risk shoppers, in view of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Partnership with Zämädihei To implement the new service, which has been launched on 18 March, the retailer has partnered with Zämädihei, a platform that offers support services to groups of population that are most susceptible to suffer from being infected by co...
12 February 2020
SPAR South Africa said group sales rose 5.4% to ZAR39.79 bn (US$2.67 bn) as part of a trading update covering the 18 weeks to 31 January 2020. The group noted it had been a ‘ challenging start to the year ’, with a relatively weak position across all the markets in which it operates. Growth driven by core business SPAR said its operations Southern Africa saw sales growth of 4.9%, with its c...
10 February 2020
We look at the latest news from Aldi across Europe, Australia and the US. Aldi Australia launches Healthy Picks app Source: App Store Australia Aldi Australia has teamed up with The George Institute for Global Health, to create an app that makes grocery shopping easier and more health focused. This is part of the retailer’s wider strategy to develop its healthy food assortment. ...
20 January 2020
Strong performance in online, discount and convenience has helped drive sales growth at Migros in 2019. Sales up by 0.7% Total sales for the Group grew by 0.7% to CHF 28.66bn. Key initiatives undertaken by the retailer included lowering the prices of its most popular products as well as investing in improving the quality of its private label products. Organic was an area of strong growth, w...
09 December 2019
SPAR Switzerland has partnered with the food rescue app, Too Good To Go. Meanwhile, the SPAR partner for the Northeast of Italy and Emilia-Romagna region, Aspiag Service, has opened two new stores in Verona and Padua. Switzerland: partners with Too Good To Go In Switzerland, SPAR has joined the Too Good To Go platform to help reduce its food waste. In partnership with the app, 55 SPAR store...
18 November 2019
Migros is expanding its partnership with Zur Rose, an e-commerce pharmacy. Rolling out the concept Following a successful trial, Migros is rolling out a shop-in-shop pharmacy concept in partnership with Zur Rose. It initially trialed the idea in three stores, located in Bern, Basel and Zurich. In February 2020, it will launch the concept in Western Switzerland, with a shop-in-shop pharmacy ...
15 November 2019
South Africa-based SPAR Group, which operates across four countries, its home market, Ireland, Switzerland and Poland, reported its turnover rose 8.4% to ZAR109.5 bn (US$7.3 bn) in its financial year ending 30 September. It said its operating profit increased by 7.2% to ZAR3.0 bn (US$200.8m), helped by ‘ focused margin management and tight cost and efficiency control ’. Good growth in South Af...
17 October 2019
Around 45 products will be offered in the 'Little Italy' range, merchandised together in a dedicated area. Responding to consumer trends Migros has enjoyed strong sales growth from specialist ranges, with regional ranges growing by 3.5% in 2018 and health focused ranges up 5.3%. The retailer is responding to consumer demand for these targeted ranges and is continuing to expand the number  o...