Retail and consumer goods industry news

03 April 2013
A.S. Watson has reported sales up by almost 4% for 2012, with revenue growth from both Asia and Europe. Meanwhile the business in China has launched its own online store. Revenue growth in Europe and Asia Total retail sales in 2012 grew from HK$143,564m (USD18.49bn) to HK$148,626m (USD19.14bn), an increase of 3.5%. Sales revenue growth for the  health & beauty operation in Europe was up by 5% ...
03 April 2013
In an interview with the FT Carrefour CEO Georges Plassat has laid bare the group's strategy highlighting growth markets and decentralisation as growth levers. More growth to capture in Brazil and China Mr Plassat has previously acknowledged the importance of Brazil and China , the group's second and fifth markets, and has announced in this interview that the retailer's rate of growth...
03 April 2013
A pick-up in market growth, outperformance from Superquinn and a continuing strong showing by Aldi are key features of the latest market share data from Kantar Worldpanel for Ireland, for the 12 weeks to 17 March 2013.   12 weeks to 18 March 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 17 March 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.2 27.5 -1.3 Dunnes 22.6 22....
03 April 2013
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced two appointments, one in the US and one in its home market. Albert Heijn signs up new e-commerce manager In the company’s home market, Ahold has announced the appointment of Adriaan Thierry as its new general manager for AH.nl. Thierry will assume responsibility for the company’s growing online grocery business by taking on management for Albert Heijn...
03 April 2013
Musgrave GB is to further consolidate the fresh capability of its Londis symbol group retailers with the launch of a new range of core fruit and vegetable pre-packs, all price-marked at everyday low price-points. A solution to meet needs of consumers and retailers Comprising some 35 lines of the most popular fruit and vegetables, the new Londis range is designed to provide a simple and effec...
03 April 2013
Alliance Boots has announced a new strategic approach for its contract manufacturing business. Focus on efficiency to drive growth Boots Contract Manufacturing (BCM) is a standalone business within Alliance Boots and is Europe’s leading health and beauty contract manufacturer producing more than 400 million units annually including consumer health and beauty products as well as special m...
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...