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No longer against the strong summer figures, the grocery market has picked up the pace in the 12 weeks to October 6th. Growth was +1.3%, from +0.5% in the previous period, according to Kantar. With inflation dropping from 1.0% to 0.8%, higher volumes drive this growth. We look at the results in more detail and the latest news from the key retailers.

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Lawson has outlined plans to expand its network from 50 stores to about 500 over the next five years. Expansion with Ayala Corp. In 2016, Lawson with Puregold aimed to increase their store network to 500 stores by 2020 . This has failed to materialise, and the relationship between the two companies ceased last year. Lawson’s latest expansion plans will be supported by its new partner ...
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the six months ending 31 August 2019. Seven & i Holdings: total sales flat up 0.8% Seven & i recorded a 0.8% increase in total group sales to JPY5997.4bn (US$55.8bn), with operating profit rising 2.8% to JPY205.1bn (US1.9m) year-on-year (yoy). Revenue from domestic convenience s...
FamilyMart is set to open its largest convenience store next month in Manila, Philippines. Foodservice central to the store The new 400 sq m store will open on the ground level of UDENNA Towers in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. It will carry expanded range of products and feature a 40-seat dining area to cater for a menu of Filipino and Japanese dishes prepared upon order. The store will al...

Presentations

15/10/2019
As Dave Lewis prepares to step down as Group CEO, we review Tesco's half year results and explore its new plans for growth, innovation and enabling technologies.
20/09/2019
We review Morrisons interim 2019/20 results as it continues to deliver against its 'Fix, Rebuild and Grow' turnaround strategy. The report explores the progress Morrisons is making against its six priorities and the rapid development of its online and wholesale operations. It also includes updated forecasts to 2024.
13/09/2019
Competition in Russia's grocery market is intensifying, with retailers reporting little in the way of like-for-like expansion as shoppers suffer from stagnant growth in wages, while also having to operate in a highly competitive market. At the same time, retailers are having to invest as shoppers continue to demand better products and service. In this report we show how Magnit is having to balance these two challenges as part of its transformation strategy for 2023.
05/09/2019
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