Indonesia news

18 December 2015
Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) has launched a new wholesale format, called SmartClub in Tangerang, west Jakarta. Wholesale format to target B2B customers The new 8,800 sq m wholesale store has opened at Metropolis Town Square in Tangerang. The concept looks to target business customers, including hospitality businesses, traders, manufacturers, offices and other institutions. The store ...
25 November 2015
Matahari Putra Prima in Indonesia has released plans for how its will expand its store estate in the year ahead. 13 new grocery and 12 health and beauty stores The retailer aims to open 25 new stores during 2016, including nine Hypermart hypermarkets, four Foodmart supermarkets and 12 Boston health and beauty stores. The retailer is also due to expand its new wholesaling business. The...
24 November 2015
With SPAR International’s global strategy focused on growing its number of partners, its presence in key markets in Asia and the Middle East and its multi-channel capabilities, we look at developments from four SPAR operators – in Indonesia, Oman, Slovenia and the Netherlands – who are driving forward these initiatives. SPAR Indonesia targeting 55 stores by 2018 SPAR Indonesia, which began...
05 November 2015
Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm has revealed that softer sales growth, combined with rising costs and unfavourable exchange rates, has resulted in weaker margins than expected for the third quarter of 2015. Challenging food performance in South East Asia Dairy Farm's food business has had mixed fortunes, with satisfactory results in north Asia, offset by difficult trading conditions in ...
21 October 2015
E-commerce retailer Lazada is planning a one month sale in six South East Asian countries as part of its annual 'Online Revolution' event. Over 10 million products to half a billion customers The promotion will run from November 11 until December 12 and will reach 550m customers in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It will feature flash sales, exclusi...
28 September 2015
Modern International, the operator of 7-Eleven stores in Indonesia has partnered with Credit Saison of Japan to fuel growth of its franchise business. New joint will finance sub-franchise store openings This joint venture in Indonesia, named PT Saison Modern Finance (SMF), will primarily focus on minimising costs for new franchise store openings, by offering competitive finance leases on...
25 September 2015
PT Hero Supermarket, Dairy Farm's subsidiary in Indonesia has closed 74 of its 715 stores in the first half of this year. Closures as a result of economic slowdown and alcohol ban The retailer has closed stores most affected by the current economic slowdown, or those that have been impacted by the recent government ban of selling alcohol in convenience stores, which was enforced in April...
15 September 2015
As EMKE-owned LuLu sets out its investment plans for its expansion into Indonesia, the Saudi Arabian government announces plans to relax investment laws in retailing, while Danube is rumoured to be looking to sell a stake in its business and Al Meera continues to expand in Qatar, we round up news from the region. Saudi Arabia to change foreign ownership laws for retail sector The Saudi Arab...
15 September 2015
IGD Chief Executive Joanne Denney-Finch is speaking at the Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE) in October. Ahead of the event, she shared her perspectives on the industry with the event organisers, as below: APRCE: What are the key trends in food retail? JDF: Shopper behaviour is evolving faster than ever before. Empowered by technology and information t...
11 September 2015
With smartphone penetration soaring, increasing levels of cross border e-commerce and a growing number of online grocery models, Asia's online grocery market is growing fast and in lots of different ways. Here we summarise three of the big developments in the channel this week. China: Alibaba partners with new international retailers German retailer Metro Group and UK retailer Sainsbury'...