Retail and consumer goods industry news

17 September 2013
Safeway has partnered with Marcela Valladolid, a Food Network host and cookbook author, to develop a new exclusive range of products sold under the Marcela Valladolid brand. Developed to provide an authentic Mexican eating experience The Marcela Valladolid brand consists of a range of products which have been developed to “make it easy for shoppers to bring home a real taste of Mexico.” Doze...
16 September 2013
Trade press sources report that major national cash & carry wholesaler Bestway has launched a promotional 'amnesty' campaign to pitch its budget Best-in Essentials range directly against the Euro Shopper brand, supplied by its key competitor Booker.  Retailer customers bringing a single item of any six Euro Shopper products into a Bestway or Batley's depot will be able to swap it for an entire cas...
16 September 2013
Asda chief executive Andy Clarke has revealed new aspirations for how Asda's store portfolio could grow, citing potential for 500 new stores as it aims for a store network that is accessible by the entire population. .style1 { border-width: 0; } Aiming for 100% coverage In an interview with the Sunday Express, Asda CEO Andy Clarke has said that the retailer is currently within reach of just ...
16 September 2013
1. Aldi, Kilburn Opened in April 2013, this is Aldi’s first move into convenience retailing in the UK, providing a possible blueprint for future expansion as it looks to build its presence in central London. It has an extensive food-to-go offer to effectively cater for the convenience shopper, while an extended produce and bakery offer, also positioned at the front of store communicates qualit...
16 September 2013
Temporary click & collect location at event campsite The Goodwood Revival, historic car racing meeting, on the South Downs in West Sussex is reported to have attracted 145,000 spectators over the weekend of 14-16 September 2013. Tesco has supported the event in recent years with a 1960's retro-style store. This year it has gone one step further, installing a temporary grocery click & collect s...
16 September 2013
Woolworths is considering launching a new retail brand called 'Woolworths Local', designed to further strengthen its relationship with local communities, suppliers and Australian Farmers. New brand, trademark and domain name... Press reports in Australia say that Woolworths has created marketing imagery for a new brand called 'W Local', registered 'Woolworths Local' as a trademark and also se...
16 September 2013
André Lucas, MD of hypermarkets and Casino supermarkets, has retired according to French magazine Linéaires. Long career at Casino Mr Lucas has been at Casino since 1999, and in this post since 2009. He has held various roles in grocery retail before that, at Ed, Docks de France and Atac. Will not be directly replaced According to the report, Casino will not appoint a direct repl...
16 September 2013
Following the success of its recruitment drive amongst on-trade drinks wholesalers, Landmark Wholesale has now gained enough critical mass in the channel to launch a trading division focused on meeting the needs of members serving trade customers in the pub and clubs sector.  In addition to Halls Drinks, which joined in early 2013, a further six specialist on-trade businesses have now been added t...
16 September 2013
This autumn, Swiss discounter Denner is launching a major campaign promoting the image of its wine range and online Wineshop. Uses customers to promote the wines Playing on Denner's strapline 'one for all', the campaign is called 'one for all wine lovers'. Rather than using wine experts, Denner's campaign features customers talking about why they find one wine better than another. It wi...
16 September 2013
Portugal-based Sonae has announced plans to open stores in Angola in 2015, in partnership with Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the country's president. Focus to be on hypermarkets Sonae has said that it will open five hypermarkets, with the first set to open in 2015. The retailer said that it continued ‘ to believe that there are still opportunities in the market ’. Sonae first signed a pa...