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05 May 2020
Waitrose is due to open on 7 May a new customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Enfield, North London, in a bid to double its grocery delivery capacity amid a sharp surge in demand from consumers. 370 new jobs, before rising to 850 The new six-acre facility will create initially 370 new jobs, before rising to 850 once the site reaches full capacity later this year when it is due to add, on a wee...
05 May 2020
The Co-op is rapidly accelerating its online expansion to more than double the number of stores planned as it adapts to changing shopper demands caused by the coronavirus crisis. The same-day service was initially trialled at a London store in March 2019, and by the end of 2019 had rolled out to 23 central London and Manchester hub stores.  In parallel, Co-op also developed its online de...
01 May 2020
Walmart has introduced a new online delivery service which enables customers to receive their orders in as little as two hours. Available in 2,000 stores by the end of May The Express Delivery service enables customers to order from more than 160,000 items from the retailer’s food, consumables and general merchandise ranges. This includes groceries, everyday essentials, toys and electronics...
01 May 2020
We review Albertsons' fourth quarter and full year sales, which put the business in a strong position for being listed publically. Ecommerce up 39% in 2019 Net sales for the fourth quarter were up 10.1% to $15.44bn, however this includes an extra week compared to 2018. Same store sales were up 1.8% and this reflects the negative impact from the timing of Thanksgiving in 2019. Digital sales ...
01 May 2020
Amazon's net sales increased by 26% year-on-year (YoY) to $75.5bn, but operating income decreased (9.8) % to $4.0bn for the first quarter (ended March 31). Strong performance from Whole Foods Market Sales from Whole Foods physical stores were $4.6bn, up 8% (YoY), excluding online sales which surged in March, as shoppers stocked up on products. To put the performance in context, 1% has been ...
01 May 2020
Loblaw has launched a new range of meal kits under the PC Chef brand, including a dedicated delivery service. $5 delivery fee The new range is currently available for next-day home delivery in the Greater Toronto Area. Customers can choose from a range of eight kits which serve two people, ranging from $17.00 to $19.50. Each kit consists of pre-portioned ingredients and a recipe card. The r...
30 April 2020
Tesco Ireland confirmed the expansion of its Click and Collect service to 10 locations across different counties, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Five new locations + expanded slots at five existing locations The brand new collection points are Bailieborough in Cavan, Ballincollig in Cork, Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road and Ballinasloe in Galway, Clonmel and Nenagh in Tippe...
30 April 2020
Irish delivery start-up Buymie has raised €2.2m from different investors to expand its operation. The start-up has also extended its trial partnership with Lidl by signing a new multi-year partnership agreement with the German discounter. Increasing demand for Buymie’s services Buymie currently has operations across Dublin, Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip, Bray and Greystones, whilst demand fo...
29 April 2020
Coles has released its Q3 results (12 weeks from 6 January to 29 March 2020), with revenue increased by 12.9% YoY to AU$9.2 bn (US$6.0 bn). The growth was mainly driven by unprecedented demand for groceries amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Supermarkets sales up by 13.8% to AU$8.2bn (US$5.3bn) Supermarkets performed strongly in January and February prior to the impact of COVID and achieved an inc...
29 April 2020
Lotte sets the target of doubling its last year’s ecommerce sales levels to KRW20 tn (US$16.3 bn) by 2023. Upgrading online services As part of the plan to double its online sales by 2023, the company has rolled out one-hour grocery delivery service. It is a faster delivery service than the same day or Dawn Delivery offered by its two key rivals, Coupang and Shinsegae’s Emart. The ...