Retail and consumer goods industry news

06 March 2013
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 17 February 2013 reveals that Aldi continues to set the pace in the Irish market. 12 weeks to 19 February 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 17 February 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.1 27.7 -0.5 Dunnes 23.2 24.0 4.1 SuperValu 19.9 19.8 0.1 Superquinn 5.6 ...
06 March 2013
Lidl Hungary has announced the launch of a new supplier programme as it looks to bolster its presence of Hungarian products. Supporting local suppliers Currently about 54% of SKUs in Lidl Hungary are sourced from Hungarian suppliers. As part of its new supplier programme, Lidl is looking to increase this to 60% by 2014. Eugene Grosz, chairman of the board for Lidl Hungary, said "Our g...
06 March 2013
Chile's Falabella achieved consolidated revenue growth of 11% in Q4 2012, and a full year increase of 15%. New stores driving non-banking revenue Revenue from non-banking businesses grew by 10.5% in Q4, mainly driven by an increase in sales area following the opening of 18 new stores.  Positive same-store sales growth reinforced this performance.  Expansion accelerated in the fourth quar...
06 March 2013
Following the launch of Bestway's online ordering system last year, the company's Batley's division has now launched its own fully interactive transactional website; providing business customers with direct access to its range of 17,000 SKUs, and offering both delivery and collect fulfilment options. Free handheld scanners to drive usage The company is making available free key-fob product sc...
06 March 2013
We're pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile friendly news service, designed to make it easier to catch up with the latest retail news if you're using a smartphone or tablet. Here's what we've developed: Mobile friendly email newsletter - sent every Friday, the new design is easier to use on smaller screens, if you like to read your emails on the go News webs...
06 March 2013
Tesco has launched its new Clubcard TV to its 16 million Clubcard holders as it looks to strengthen its position in the digital entertainment market. Free TV and movie service Clubcard TV, which is being developed by the team running Tesco's Blinkbox service, will offer films and TV shows for free to all Clubcard customers. The content will be geared towards families and children. The s...
06 March 2013
Jerónimo Martins has confirmed that, despite a slowing in the pace of sales growth in Poland, it is aiming to expand its Biedronka chain in the market in 2013. Number of stores opened to accelerate in 2013 In 2012 the company added 263 new stores in Poland , but stated that it was looking to add at least 290 in 2013, as part of its aim to operate 3,000 stores in the country by 2015. To suppo...
05 March 2013
Aldi Hofer in Austria, is increasing its focus on premium products with its new Gourmet range. Covering multiple categories The Gourmet range was launched this week as part of Hofer's limited availability lines. The 32 products included prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, scallops and nougat as well as premium versions of core listings, such as pesto, muesli and crisps. The packaging paral...
05 March 2013
Major national UK cash & carry wholesaler Bestway has launched a significant new annual initiative entitled 'CORE Range' which aims to offer all its retail customers threefold forms of support to help drive their businesses.  The programme mixes information and education on ranging and merchandising to optimise the in-store offer, ongoing deals to provide customer value and drive sales, plus rewa...
05 March 2013
Coles Express is to roll out a scheme whereby customers using its ATM machines receive discount vouchers for use in-store, according to local press reports. Follows trial earlier this year The scheme was trialled in January and offered discount vouchers on products from beer to mobile phone recharging.  The rollout will see customers who use Coles Express's 600-strong network of ATMs re...