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20 January 2014
Coles has marked the start of its centenary year with the recreation of its original store. From one store to over 2,300 in 100 years The first Coles store and Australia's first variety store opened on 9 April 1914, meaning that this year the retailer celebrates its 100th Birthday. Today the business has grown into Australia's second largest supermarket chain with over 2,300 stores, but the ...
15 January 2014
Coop Danmark, Denmark’s largest grocery retailer is partnering with Post Danmark and KEBA to allow customers to collect and send post in 300 Coop Danmark stores. Primary objective is to grow loyalty Speaking of the partnership Michael Love, Coop Branch Director commented ‘We wish to offer our customers an additional service that they will only find in our stores. With the new “Pakkeboksen”, s...
02 January 2014
As we welcome in 2014, Senior Business Analyst Nick Miles looks ahead and explores some of the trends and developments that we are likely to see emerge from Australia's dynamic and exciting grocery market over the next 12 months. 1. Thinking 'multichannel' will unlock new areas of growth After years of supermarket dominated retailing, the Australian grocery market is becoming increasingly comp...
20 December 2013
Finland’s largest grocery retailer has appointed Taavi Heikkila as its new CEO. This follows the resignation of former CEO, Kuisma Niemela in September. Since this time, Antti Sippola, Business Director has been acting CEO for the retailer. Heikkila held a variety of senior roles within S Group previously Prior to his latest appointment, Heikkila was CEO of Cooperative Hämeenmaa, one of the co...
17 December 2013
The Norwegian Competition Authority has announced that its review of the agreement between Norgesgruppen and ICA Norway on joint sourcing and distribution is to be extended until the end of February 2014. Initial cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA took effect in April On April 1st this year, the agreement between ICA Norway and Norgesgruppen’s wholesale company, Asko, took effect. This ...
16 December 2013
If the Norwegian Competition Authority approves cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA Norway, Coop Norge, Norway’s third largest retailer will partner with Rema 1000, the discount format of Reitangruppen. Initial cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA took effect in April On April 1st this year, the agreement between ICA Norway and Norgesgruppen’s wholesale company, Asko, took effect....
13 December 2013
ICA, Sweden’s largest retailer has announced its strategic priorities for 2014. Growth to come from Sweden and the Baltics, while Norway faces continued headwinds CEO, Per Stromberg commented 'Growth will continue in Sweden and the Baltic countries … When it comes to our Norway, operations remain challenging ' . 10 strategic priorities for 2014 ‘to enable continued growth and improved p...
11 December 2013
Mercator, Slovenia’s largest retailer has published its plan for 2014 in which it has reduced its sales revenue forecast by 3.5% versus its estimate for 2013. The retailer is currently subject to a potential takeover by Croatia-based Agrokor, which owns the Konzum grocery chain alongside other food-oriented businesses. Internal restructuring and wider economy are key factors Mercator advised t...
09 December 2013
North-west regional premium supermarket, Booths has announced a range of new rewards to boost the benefits of its Booths Card loyalty scheme launched in June this year.  The scheme was launched initially as as e-receipts platform and has enjoyed significant take-up amongst customers of its 29 stores. My Rewards The key new feature for the Booths Card is an ongoing scheme of rewards, which pr...
05 December 2013
Coop Norge, Norway’s third largest grocery retailer, is collaborating with Pricer to launch electronic shelf edge labels in 150 stores, in a deal estimated to be worth NOK 37.6m (EUR 4.5m). Development follows other retailers  The grocery retailer is following in the footsteps of other retailers including Tesco, which has started trialing electronic shelf labelling in the UK, having used the ...