Switzerland news

03 September 2015
Swiss retailer Migros, has launched a mobile payment service and is trialling a Click & Collect offer at Zurich train station. Simple and convenient payment for customers The mobile service, which launched on 20th August 2015, enables customers to carry out transactions using just their phones. Customers download the Migros app and link it to either a Migros bank account or a Cumulus cre...
20 August 2015
Switzerland-based Migros innovates with a new takeaway food concept called 'My Way' and confirms the formation of a joint venture with India's Future Group. 'My Way' launched in Bern The new food offer, 'My Way', offers customers a chance to personalise their order. W ith the food-to-go market growing in popularity in Switzerland, Migros hopes to compete and if 'My Way' is successful, ...
07 August 2015
The competition between Aldi Süd and Lidl in Germany is likely to intensify in the next few months as Aldi Süd begins to list more branded products. The move is a great opportunity for branded manufacturers to get listed and drive volume. However, with more brands entering the discount channel, price wars are likely to come. Aldi began to extend branded product categories from the start of 201...
06 August 2015
Conad, Colruyt and Coop Schweiz have joined buying group Alidis, a development that leads to the dissolution of the CORE alliance and follows Rewe’s decision to return to Coopernic. Alidis now has six members Conad, Colruyt and Coop Schweiz join longstanding Alidis members Edeka, Eroski and Les Mousquetaires (Intermarché). Following their addition the alliance has members with a combined tu...
09 July 2015
Following a strong performance in 2014, Migros is investing in new strategic avenues to further grow the business. Migros to acquire Pedrazzini forecourt chain Migrol, a unit of Migros, has announced it will acquire the Pedrazzini chain of service stations in Switzerland. Migrol operates around 300 service stations across the country and this deal will allow it to acquire a further ...
06 July 2015
LeShop, Switzerland's largest online supermarket and a subsidiary of Migros, has reported a new sales record of US$94.6 million for the first half of 2015, up 7.8% on 2014, it's strongest progress in five years. Strongest growth posted in five years Sales increased by US$6.9 million from 2014's first half performance, with the growth attributed in part to the growth of the online market ...
03 June 2015
As CRAI reports a strong increase in turnover for 2014, we look at other developments at the Italian retailer, including private label and promotions. Private label ranges increase market share CRAI's turnover was up 24% in 2014, to EUR4,850m. Private label products bucked the trend, growing by 1% to reach 19.3% market share, with premium ranges performing strongly. Private label is curr...
29 May 2015
As Carrefour and Auchan launch 'private Drives' in Belgium and France, we look at other initiatives - from Switzerland's Migros - to make online shopping more convenient. Carrefour's Afterwork Pick-up Point Carrefour Belgium has unveiled the Afterwork Pick-up Point at the offices of television and radio stations RTBF and VRT in Schaerbeek, which house more than 3,000 workers. Users place or...
26 May 2015
Schwarz Group has reported a strong sales growth of 7% year to €79.3 bn in the financial year 2014. Lidl reports strong revenue growth Schwarz Group has reported a strong net sales growth of 7% year to €79.3 bn in the financial year 2014. Lidl’s revenue grew by 9% to €59 bn year on year, while Kaufland’s revenue accounted for €20.3 bn, up 2.8%. Lidl operated around 9,800 stores out of whi...
08 May 2015
Metro Group has introduced its new operating model, which is based on greater decentralisation and empowerment, more entrepreneurship and better, faster decision making. We attended its investor day to learn about how this will change the business structure and growth potential.  With this model Metro Cash & Carry is moving from a transactional cash & carry model to one of partnership, offerin...