Retail and consumer goods industry news

03 April 2013
CVS pharmacy in the US has launched an app that delivers a digital and interactive drugstore experience for its customers. Interactive shopping experience CVS is committed to establishing new and emerging technologies within its business to empower customers on their path to better health. The new app is developed to allow customers to explore a 3D virtual CVS pharmacy, enabling browsing of ...
03 April 2013
Convenience chain One Stop, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tesco, is to begin trialling a franchise model with independent retailers. Benefit from the One Stop brand The franchise model will allow independent retailers to continue to run their own businesses whilst also benefiting from One Stop's brand, experience in  convenience and the added support and investment One Stop can offer. It is...
02 April 2013
The Co-operative food has announced the re-launch of its healthy food range. Strict guidelines will dictate product development As part of the re-launch, The Co-operative will re-brand its Healthier Choice and Naturally Healthy ranges under the new 'Good Life' brand. It is understood that this new range will include breakfast cereals, yoghurts, sandwiches, salads, ready means and prepar...
02 April 2013
Costcutter has announced the introduction of a new private label range developed in conjunction with its new Buyco partner Palmer and Harvey to support its move away from Nisa. Three tiered range The three tiered range offering a good, better best proposition will be called 'Independent trader', 'Independent' and 'Independent Specialist'. It is understood the retailer has registered the bra...
02 April 2013
Leading UK buying consortium, and distributor to independent retailers, Nisa has announced the successful recruitment of 245 new members during its 2012/13 financial year, adding a total of 520 stores to its affiliated network. Represents £104m sales These new member stores, recruited from a variety of other competitor symbol groups , as well as from unaffiliated retailers, will be worth ov...
28 March 2013
SPAR Netherlands has launched an online ordering service for groceries in seven stores. Offering more convenience The seven stores are referred to internally as 'test villages' according to Sjaak Kranendonk, managing director of SPAR Netherlands. He sees the pilot project as a way to gain experience in online, fully involve consumers and learn how SPAR can offer more convenience. The pil...
28 March 2013
Netherlands-based Jumbo has announced two new strategic achievements, the first the opening of its new Jumbo Food Market in Breda and the second the beginning of an online catering service. Jumbo Food Market opens Jumbo has announced that it has opened its first Food Market in Breda. The 6,000 sq m store is said to be the largest supermarket in the country, but could be overshadowed, accord...
28 March 2013
Majid Al Futtaim Properties has announced that it will open the Beirut City Centre shopping centre in April, a development that will see the first Carrefour hypermarket opened in Lebanon. Hypermarket to be part of mixed development The shopping centre will see the opening of 40 new brands in Lebanon for the first time, including Carrefour . Commenting on the centre’s opening, of Majid Al Fut...
28 March 2013
Belgian-based Delhaize Group has sold the Euromax supermarket chain in Albania to Carrefour's Greek Marinopoulos franchise arm. Accelerates CEE growth plan Euromax consists of 23 stores in Albania , mostly located in the capital, Tirana. Carrefour currently has just one hypermarket in Albania so the move will significantly advance its presence in the market. Albania will become Carrefour...
28 March 2013
In its first year as a consolidated company, Brazilian drugstore operator RaiaDrogasil has reported same store sales growth of 11.6%, and gross revenues up 18.3%. Gaining market share across Brazil RaiaDrogasil was formed at the end of 2011 and, although much work has been done, full integration is still underway. The group opened 101 new stores during the year, ending 2012 with 864. Almost h...