Retail and consumer goods industry news

01 October 2020
Boots is introducing its ‘much anticipated’ Mothercare range in stores and launches its new recycling scheme, which allows shoppers to receive rewards for recycling products.  Expanding its baby and toddler offerings Boots has launched a virtual tour of its baby and toddler offerings in-store that showcases the new Mothercare range. The range launched online on September 25 th and will be ...
01 October 2020
The regional SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, James Hall & Co, has launched a store on Lancaster University’s campus. Serving a range of student missions The store, which was previously an independently owned SPAR store since 1995, has been refurbished by James Hall & Co. Following the full store refurbishment, the store caters to a range of needs and missions. The range includes f...
01 October 2020
Foodcourts by GrabFood is a new feature on Grab Malaysia’s platform. Mix and Match with one delivery fee Shoppers can order food from multiple stalls in a single food court and pay only one delivery fee. This reduces the delivery fee for consumers while supporting local eateries. The service is available in food courts across Klang Valley, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Melaka...
01 October 2020
Vinshop, developed by Vingroup, is a new platform that connects traditional shop owners with supplier partners. A wholesale online model Vingroup has sold Vincommerce retail, which operates a chain of supermarkets and convenience stores, to Masan at the end of last year. It also closed Adayroi, its ecommerce website selling to consumers. With VinShop, traditional grocery store owners can bu...
30 September 2020
We look how McCormick is benefiting from the shift to more eating at home and some of the challenges its continues to face. New behaviours becoming ingrained As one of the leading global companies in the flavours and condiments categories, McCormick has seen a major shift in consumer behaviour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its internal data indicates that consumers are cooking more from scr...
30 September 2020
Joining the competition with Costco and Walmart’s Sam’s Club, the retailer opens its first membership-only wholesale store in Shanghai. Challenging Sam’s Club and Costco The new wholesale store, known as X store, opens in Shanghai on 1 October. Goods bought in the X store can be delivered in half a day if the customer lives within a 20-km radius from it. “ We hope we can improve our capa...
30 September 2020
Walmart has revealed a new look and feel for its US Supercenters, with inspiration taken from airports to help its shoppers complete a fast and easy trip. App driven experience Walmart has developed a new look and feel for its stores, as reported by the Associated Press. Tested in one store, the exterior and interior of the stores will feature the Walmart app icon. The store entrance area w...
30 September 2020
It has been announced that the foodservice consortium Country Range Group is to leave the Unitas wholesale buying group by mutual agreement as of 1 January 2021.  Country Range became a member of Unitas due to its legacy as a member of the Landmark buying group, which merged with Today’s in 2018 to create Unitas. Divergence over focus on driving standalone activity plans Country Range Group...
30 September 2020
Summary of the latest responses as the UK faces a second wave of the virus. Re-introducing product rationing Tesco and Morrisons have re-introduced three item limits on high demand products to ensure shoppers can continue to buy what they need. Products include toilet paper, cleaning products and dried pasta. Supporting locked-down students As part of its expanding range of food box...
30 September 2020
Tesco has committed to a 300% increase in its sales of meat alternatives by 2025, based on its 2018 baseline figures. We look at the measures it will take to ensure it reaches this target, and its other sustainability commitments in more detail. Four key areas of focus Tesco will be focusing on four key areas to ensure it hits the target; Availability: introduce and grow plant-based m...