Retail and consumer goods industry news

08 June 2021
Private label’s value share has risen in 10 out of 18 European countries in the last three years according to PLMA. In volume terms, its share has increased in 12 markets. This demonstrates the growth potential and opportunity for private label in western Europe. Four trends that are driving private label innovation across the region include: Spotlighting value Hero categori...
08 June 2021
L’Oréal has teamed up with TikTok to test its in-app shopping feature. New and exciting ways to shop beauty  TikTok recently announced plans to work with brands in Europe to offer users an easy-to-use in-built shopping experience. L’Oréal is the first beauty brand to work with TikTok to trial the feature with its Garnier and NYX Professional Make-up brands. Customers in the UK and Irel...
08 June 2021
The latest release from the British Retail Consortium Retail Sales Monitor (BRC-RSM) shows that, benchmarked against May 2019 UK retail sales were 10% higher in May than two years ago.  The reopening of non-food stores from mid-April provided a particular boost to the non-food sector, where categories such as clothes enjoyed a significant surge as shoppers took the opportunity to get back in stor...
08 June 2021
Last September, the retailer shared plans to open its first flagship store in Thailand in 2021 with its joint-venture partner CP ALL. However, the plans have changed, and it will only sell products through its partner. Adjusting business strategy to fit demand The retailer’s planned to open stores between 200-300 sq. m., with 20% of the products under the Guardian brand. The company is focu...
08 June 2021
After the acquistion of Tesco Lotus, CP Group has been transforming its stores in Thailand and Malaysia. Tesco Lotus Express stores, rebranded as Lotus's Go Fresh, is more focused on focuses on fresh produce and meat than before. In this article, we focus on the key changes and what it means for the retailer. A new look Lotus's Go Fresh stores are between 300-500 sq.m. Its first flagship co...
07 June 2021
Speaking at the DbAccess Global Consumer Conference, Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International, outlined how Walmart adopts best practice technologies between various markets to activate its ‘Strong local businesses, powered by Walmart’ strategy. Refining its global footprint Over the last year, Walmart  has continued to refine its international operations, ensuring a st...
07 June 2021
Between its opening of a ‘supermarket of the future’ and its partnership with quick commerce company Flink, Germany-based Rewe is implementing strategies to help it continue to win in the long term. Rewe opens sustainability-focused supermarket… Rewe has opened a sustainable, 1,500 sq. m ‘supermarket of the future’ in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim as part of a pilot project for its new generation of ...
07 June 2021
As it looks to expand online and meet a greater range of shopper missions, Carrefour has established new partnerships in France, Italy and Spain to help it win. Carrefour and La Post collaborate for the Pickup Drive in France… Carrefour and La Poste have announced plans to work together to offer shoppers better and easier access to further services. Carrefour is working with La Poste’s subs...
07 June 2021
Sainsbury's has announced that two more Neighbourhood Hub stores have now opened as it presses ahead with the rollout of its new format, designed to support more substantial convenience missions. Seven stores now open The latest store openings are upgrades to existing stores at Whitstable High Street and at Penwortham, Preston, where Tesco opened a new format compact supermarket earlier t...
07 June 2021
With unstaffed stores one of eight trends currently driving format development in North America, we look at how licensing deals could catapult their growth further. In our new report, 25 stores shaping the future of retail in North America , we’ve identified eight trends underpinning their development. While several stores have opened in the last 12 months reflecting these trends, we have...