Retail and consumer goods industry news

02 February 2023
Tesco Slovakia has stopped printing and distributing regular weekly leaflets. The promotional offers are now available via digital leaflets in the Clubcard app and on the tesco.sk website. The move is expected to save 1,700 tons of paper annually and will also enable shoppers to access more tailored promotions. In a separate move, the retailer has introduced discounts for senior citizens, a re...
02 February 2023
At a group level DIA reported an increase in net sales to €7,286m an increase of 9.6% compared to the same period in 2021. DIA revealed the group completed 2022 with a total network of 5,699 stores. DIA’s outstanding sales performance The DIA Group has made significant improvements on previous years, increasing sales across all markets it operates in, which includes Spain, Portugal, Brazil ...
02 February 2023
Suppliers continue to face pressure from governments to reach new environmental standards, to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees and helping retailers to achieve their environmental objectives. Danone announced it plans to reduce methane emissions, as Nestlé and Mars Wrigley Australia introduce paper packaging to increase recyclability. Danone pledges to reduce methane emissions Danone ann...
02 February 2023
Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), a UK-based hydrogen-powered commercial vehicle innovator, has announced that the consortium it leads, Hub2Hub, has been awarded £6.6 million to develop and deliver an autonomous zero-emission HGV for the UK market. The Hub2Hub consortium will create a self-driving heavy goods tractor unit, which will begin trials in 2024 with Asda. The £12 million venture has be...
02 February 2023
Centra, Ireland’s leading convenience group owned by Musgrave, achieved a record year in 2022 with sales hitting €1.98bn from 167 million customer transactions.  Sales are impressively up 17% vs 2019, demonstrating a strong resilience to the ever-increasing economic challenges.  The group who currently own nearly 500 stores across the country have announced that they will be investing €23m in ...
01 February 2023
Vancouver-based Pattison Good Group, which operates several grocery chains in Western Canada, including Save-On-Foods, Choices Market and Buy-Low Foods, has launched a new premium-casual restaurant concept, the Wildlight Kitchen + Bar. Targeting existing white space The development of the restaurant concept was led by Justin McGregor, general manager restaurant division at Save-On-Foods, an...
01 February 2023
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that, in the 12-weeks to 22 January 2023, total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 7.6%, matching the growth rate seen in the previous period. Inflation reaches another record high Grocery price inflation over the four-week period to January 22 stood at 16.7%, an increase of 2.3 pe...
01 February 2023
Shoprite’s results for the half year ending January 1 st 2023 show despite the challenges the retailer faced, it was a good end to the year. Key figures Total Group (including supermarkets and LiquorShop) : sales +16.8% to R106.3bn   Supermarkets (including LiqourShop) : sales +17.5% to R85.1bn Like-for-like sales +11% 191 net new stores were added over the previou...
01 February 2023
Coop Danmark announced it is consolidating stores from three banners under one new brand as part of its new strategy, “The Coop of the Future”. Merging of store banners As part of Coop’s new strategy, it is merging the largest stores from its Kvickly, SuperBrugsen and Irma banners into one new chain. The stores will trade under the ‘Coop’ banner and, according to the retailer, it will becom...
01 February 2023
Metcash has announced Scott Marshall, CEO of its food business, will be leaving the company after 30 years of service. Strong management team in place Marshall will be pursuing another career opportunity. Marshall was CEO of the food pillar for the past five years, and CEO of the liquor pillar. He will assist with a smooth transition while the search for a successor  takes place. It is exp...