Indonesia news

25 April 2017
Charoen Pokphand (CP) will acquire Modern Sevel, the controlling company of the 7-Eleven Indonesia convenience store outlets for IDR one trillion (US$75 million). CP Indonesia, a division of Thai conglomerate CP Group expects to complete the purchase by June this year. Indonesia's retail regulation driving key decisions Indonesia's retail landscape is highly completive, but heavily shaped...
27 March 2017
PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) has reported net sales of IDR13.5tn (US$1bn), a decline of 2.0%, while gross margin has improved 60 basis points to 17.0% from 2015. Growth in fresh Despite the overall sales decline and a negative like-for-like of -4.5%, the retailer saw growth in same store sales of fresh categories (produce and meat) of 3.6%. This demonstrates the success of strategic...
15 March 2017
Indo Lotte Makmur, a 50-50 joint venture between Lotte and Salim Group, has been officially launched to join the e-commerce foray in Indonesia. Harnessing on the strength of Salim Group’s distribution network, the new company will likely have an edge over its competitors. iLotte shopping to launch in July A new shopping platform, targeting women between 20 to 39 years old, is expected to ...
02 March 2017
Dairy Farm, leading multi-format retailer in Asia, reports sound profit growth of 7% in 2016, despite soft consumer sentiment and intense pressure on pricing in most markets.  Sales, excluding associates and joint ventures, of US$11.2 bn, were 1% ahead of the prior year in US dollar terms and 2% ahead in constant currency terms. The retailer opened 114 net new stores during the year. Food: ...
02 March 2017
Alfamart, leading mini-market player in Indonesian, announces full year revenue growth up 16.2% to IDR56.1tn (US$4.2bn) and gross profit up 18.1% to IDR10.9tn (US$0.8bn) for 2016. Continued expansion outside of Greater Jakarta The retailer operated 13,745 stores by the end of 2016, of which 12,336 stores are under the Alfamart banner. 65.7% of the stores are located outside of Greater Jakar...
12 January 2017
Lawson, Japan’s leading convenience store operator, has reported a 6.1% increase in consolidated operating revenues, while its operating income has dropped 7% in the third quarter of 2016. Sales increase while income dips For the third quarter of 2016, Lawson has seen net sales of its c-store business grow by 4.4% to JPY 1,617,505m (US$ 14,149m). Its gross operating revenue has also increased...
09 January 2017
Trans Retail Indonesia will open 30 new stores this year under the Transmart Carrefour banner. The new concept In order to attract more visits to its physical stores, the retailer has introduced a new concept which puts supermarket, department store, culinary experience and play areas for children under one roof. Satria Hamid, corporate communications general manager of Transmart Carre...
15 December 2016
Southeast Asia’s largest ecommerce site Lazada is rolling out a series of initiatives to expand its capacity in the region, with help from online grocer RedMart that it recently acquired. Successful 12.12 sales event Lazada Group’s Online Revolution, also known as 12.12, has again proven to be the biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia, ringing up US$40.5 million in sales. With ...
13 December 2016
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize held a Capital Markets Day for institutional investors and analysts in which it set out elements of its strategy as a combined company. We look at three things that we learned from the day as it set out its ‘ Better Together Strategy ’. The company said that it was building from strong foundations as it prepared for the future, aided by great local brands in a...
10 November 2016
Lotte Shopping has reported a 2% increase in revenue to KRW7.9tn (US$6.9bn), while its operating profit has dropped to KRW175.56 billion won (US$153.3 m), down 10.1% from a year ago, in the three months ended September. C-stores thrive but hypermarkets suffer By business, Lotte’s hypermarkets operation has registered the biggest loss, with sales dropping 3%. it has reversed to a deficit of ...