Retail and consumer goods industry news

07 March 2013
Following solid full year results, CEO Georges Plassat has outlined Carrefour's plans as strategy transitions from review and refocus into action. Investment: how Carrefour plans to reinvigorate larger stores Carrefour's strategy of review and refocus has seen the divestment of operations in five markets over the year. Combined with a drive towards greater operational efficiency, ...
06 March 2013
Netherlands-based SuperDirect.com, in which Sligro has taken a 25% stake, has stated that it wants to operate more than 500 pick up points in the country. First pick up point to open by the end of Q1 The company’s founder, Peter Pompen, was quoted in Distrifood saying that its first pick up point would be opened by the middle of March. Following on from the opening of its first site, Pompen s...
06 March 2013
Turkey-based BIM has revealed that net sales rose by 21%, reaching TRY9.9 billion for its 2012 full year. The company’s pace of sales growth slowed during its fourth quarter, relative to the full year, reaching 16%. Company maintains strategy in Turkey In 2012, BIM continued to build its store portfolio, adding 366, against a target of 400, to reach 3,655. BIM also said that during the ye...
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...