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Metcash has released half year results for the period ending 31 October 2019, with group revenue including charge-through sales, up 0.5% to AU$7.21bn. Underlying EBIT declined 5.3% to AU$149.7m, mainly attributed to a lower contribution from the food business as a result of the loss of its contract with Drakes on 30 September in South Australia

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Asda has opened its first bulk-buy trial outlet adjacent to its Patchway, Bristol superstore.  Using the The Deal Depot banner, this new format represents a distinct concept from the core Asda operation, with separate branding and differentiated ranging.  We popped in on its first day of trading to get a feel for this new value proposition and to grab a couple of bargains! Source: IGD Resea...
Last year, Costco Japan announced plans to launch an online store . We are now beginning to see the wholesaler make progress. Costco online shopping coming soon In preparation of launching its online shopping platform, Costco Japan has revamped its corporate website . The wholesaler has introduced a new AI ChatBot system and is advising shoppers to prepare by registering online to creat...
South-west England SPAR distributor, Appleby Westward has acquired the Southampton-based mini convenience chain, Denovo Retail, adding a further 17 stores to its company-owned retail estate.  Denovo will continue to operate separately to the core AW store business.  Under a new name, Wessex Retail, Denovo's directors will work in partnership with AW to drive further acquisitions for the regional ...

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08/10/2019
The latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling sector dataset, evolved specifically to track the key changes occurring in the channel such as the growth of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.
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.
20/09/2019
Our selection of these stores globally show how and where retailers have pushed boundaries to create innovative, original formats. They’ve put shoppers first, using insight and new thinking to develop unique offers.
11/09/2019
Costco opened its first store in China on 27 August 2019, we assess how the retailer has approached market entry and how it is looking to win in Asia’s largest grocery market.

The latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling sector dataset, evolved specifically to track the key changes occurring in the channel such as the growth of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.

Wembley is Costco's 28th, and latest UK, warehouse, offering an excellent showcase of how the wholesaler targets a mixed customer base with a focus on value and quality on bulk goods.

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