USA news

18 February 2021
With Aldi US expanding click and collect to more stores and Family Dollar announcing a nationwide partnership with Instacart, we look at four ecommerce developments from North American discounters. Aldi US to add click and collect to another 500 stores. With the fast rise of ecommerce and the success of its curbside service (click and collect in partnership with Instacart), Aldi will add th...
18 February 2021
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize reported net sales growth of 18.0%, to €19.6 bn (US$23.8 bn) in its fourth quarter. Group comparable sales rose 11.0%, excluding gasoline. Underlining the positive result of recent investment in its online operations, Ahold Delhaize reported net consumer online sales grew by 84.2% in the fourth quarter, aided by growth of 128.5% in the US alone. US: comparable ...
17 February 2021
The Giant Company is partnering with Swisslog to provide automation technology featuring AutoStore at its new GIANT Direct ecommerce fulfillment centre in Philadelphia, USA. Building an omnichannel supply chain This pilot comes as Ahold Delhaize continues to expand its ecommerce fulfilment capabilities as part of building a stronger omnichannel supply chain. Following the significant growth...
16 February 2021
Target has made a series of changes to its leadership including appointing its first chief food and beverage officer and its first chief growth officer. Positioning for growth The changes are being made to position Target for further growth. The appointments are internal promotions, reflecting the strength of the bench at the retailer. Target has emerged as one of the key winners in retail ...
15 February 2021
We look at the plans that PepsiCo has put in place this year to build on the pandemic-driven growth of 2020 through its ‘Faster, Stronger, Better framework. Faster: strengthening its focus on winning in the market and improving market share PepsiCo will prioritise the growth opportunities in its top 20 snack markets and selected beverage markets. Building on the almost doubling of ecommerce...
12 February 2021
We look at how the Kellogg Company plans to take the momentum of 2020 into 2021, building on the lessons learnt, and changes made, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic 1. Increased consumer communication The pandemic provided the company with a “sampling event like none other,” gaining millions of new households. Last year it shifted much of its advertising and promotions budget into the se...
10 February 2021
While its away-from-home business continues to be negatively impacted by the pandemic, and its at-home operation benefits from consumers spending more time at home, we look at the expectations The Coca-Cola Company has for 2021. Forecasting revenue growth in the high-single digits Although trends improved at the start of the quarter, a resurgence in the virus and new lockdowns in many count...
10 February 2021
Following the launch of the format in 2018, Publix has opened the eighth location of its GreenWise Market format. We look inside this store, which is the first to be developed by the retailer as part of a high-rise development in a downtown location. Downtown location The store is located on the ground floor of The Main Las Olas building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The retailer has taken t...
09 February 2021
The first cases have been delivered into the first CFC that is due to open as part of the strategic partnership between Kroger and Ocado. First of two planned sites expected to open this year The delivery of the first cases marks an important milestone in the Kroger Ocado partnership. The delivery, into the Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in Monroe, Ohio, comes almost three years since th...
05 February 2021
American football’s Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events globally. With almost 200m viewers, the game is major event in both the sporting and social calendars of Americans. While one of the largest advertising opportunities for major brands, including theatrical in-store execution displays, this year retailers and suppliers are adjusting their approaches, reflecting key pandemic theme...