Retail and consumer goods industry news

27 January 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed initiatives to help it become an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer , we round up news as it looks to drive sales from healthy products by 2022. Delhaize launches ‘Nutri-Score cookbook’ with leading chef Delhaize, in conjunction with chef Seppe Nobels, who runs restaurant Graanmarkt 13, has launched what the two parties describe as the first cook...
27 January 2021
Poundland's parent, Pepco, has released its Q1 trading update, for the first quarter ending December 2020. The group as a whole saw revenue growth on a constant currency basis of 9.1%, but like-for-like sales declined by 2.1%. Poundland and Dealz performed well, with positive revenue and like-for-like growth. We look at the performance in more detail and consider how the retailer's evolution will...
26 January 2021
As one of the key CPG suppliers impacted by the pandemic, Kimberly-Clark has outlined its outlook for the year ahead and the three key levers which will underpin growth as it cycles strong comparable sales from 2020. Net sales growth of 4-6% in 2021 Fourth quarter sales increased 5.5% to $4.8bn, contributing to a solid year for the company, with full year sales up 3.7% to $19.1bn. During th...
26 January 2021
Walmart Chile has been rebuilding after a challenging 2020, where it was impacted by political turmoil and riots. These issues were exacerbated by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a surge in online demand at the start of the pandemic, the business announced it was investing US$50m into ecommerce initiatives in 2020 and 2021. Here we explore how the business is bolstering its o...
25 January 2021
This month, Lidl opened its first distribution centre in Latvia, in Riga. When the first stores will open later this year it will mark the 30 th market entry for the discounter globally. This means Lidl will be one country away from operating across all EU countries. Disruption ahead for Latvia and Estonia grocery retailers We expect Lidl to launch in Latvia with a network of 10 to 15 stor...
25 January 2021
Major London-focused cash & carry wholesaler, Dhamecha has acquired the Leyton depot originally operated by former competitor TRS Wholesale and currently owned by Vibrant Foods.  This will bring Dhamecha’s depot estate to 10 sites, with eight located in outer London areas encircling the capital. The two non-London depots are located in the Midlands, in Leicester and Birmingham. To be refurbish...
25 January 2021
Leclerc’s president, Michel Edouard Leclerc, has discussed how the retailer’s online operations generated the sales it was forecast to in 2024 in 2020, following the impact of COVID-19 and shoppers’ changing buying behaviours. Drives enjoyed sales growth of 42% in 2020… Leclerc said the retailer’s Drives saw sales growth of 42% in 2020, which helped to offset the challenges faced by its lar...
25 January 2021
The discount retailer opened its first two stores 20 years ago today in Sydney and today it has over 560 stores trading across the country.  Part of the Australian grocery fabric When Aldi brought its highly differentiated operating model to Australia on 25 January 2001, many could not have predicted the success that the retailer would have over the next 20 years. Rising to become Australia...
25 January 2021
South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has published a sales update for its 2020 financial year, noting trading its fourth quarter improved as ‘ many of the previously imposed Covid-19 related trading restrictions [were] lifted, which allowed trading to resume in most categories . However, the continued restrictions on the sale of liquor had a strong impact on its overall performance. Sale...
25 January 2021
Les Mousquetaires announced full year 2020 results showing revenue, including fuel, rose 2.3% to €46.3 bn. Underlining how shoppers adapted their buying behaviour in response to COVID-19 and restrictions and lockdowns implemented as a result, Les Mousquetaires with proximity formats outperforming. Strong difference in performance by format Les Mousquetaires reported its food retailing busin...