Retail and consumer goods industry news

09 March 2021
In the second part of our look at mechanics UK suppliers are employing to re-engage with independent retail ( to catch up on part 1 ), we consider how they are using the online channel to connect with the trade more in 2021. Enhancing online communication: Unilever relaunches ‘Partners for Growth’ In a world where in-person communication and implementation may be unwelcome or restricted b...
09 March 2021
Slovenia’s leading retailer, Mercator, has launched an online content platform, which carries videos it has produced. M Soseska (M Neighbourhood) was launched in February 2021 and offers a selection of live and pre-recorded content on cooking, lifestyle, and home entertainment. This is offered as entertainment that engages customers with Mercator’s in-store and online offer. Airing relevant an...
09 March 2021
Continente has expanded its private label range, adding healthy snacks and cleaning products. Meanwhile, Mercadona plans to launch nine new stores in the country during 2021, while DIA is to close 71 Clarel stores by the end of Q1 as it looks to focus on food retailing. Continente expands its private label offer Sonae MC-owned Continente has expanded its private label range, offering health...
09 March 2021
Dino Polska plans to continue its investment in sustainability, with a focus on renewable energy, while P&G launched its refillable bottles in the UK. Meanwhile, Aldi announced it has removed two million pieces of plastic from its private label Easter range, while Albert Heijn is set to switch to 100% wind energy to become more sustainable. Dino Polska to invest in renewable energy Poland-b...
09 March 2021
We look at some of our favourite in-store campaigns for Mother’s Day in the UK in 2021. Tesco: ‘For Each and Every Mum’ Tesco is capturing shoppers’ attention with its vibrant and clear Mother’s Day campaign signage. It uses images of mothers and children to help encourage spending driven by emotions. It also makes it easier for shoppers to spot the relevant displays.  Source: ...
09 March 2021
2021’s official Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 22 February to 7 March. We look at how three retailers supported the event. Co-op UK: promotions and awareness The Co-operative has supported Fairtrade for over 25 years and 2021 was no exception. The Co-op used Twitter to highlight the key benefits of buying Fairtrade products. The retailer educated its shoppers, highlighting that purchasing Fai...
09 March 2021
Aldi opened its 100 th store in Italy in January 2021, while local competitor, In’s Mercato, set out plans to open 30 stores during 2021 and how it was aiming to embed its brand identity and sustainability commitments. Aldi opens 100 th store in Italy Aldi reached a new milestone in Italy by opening its 100th store. The discounter operates in six regions including; Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-...
09 March 2021
The first customer delivery has been made from the first CFC to open as part of the strategic partnership between Kroger and Ocado. This represents a soft launch for the facility, which will be marked by a grand opening in April. First of two planned sites expected to open this year This first delivery marks an important milestone in the Kroger Ocado partnership. Fulfilled by the Customer F...
08 March 2021
Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how sustainability and health are rising up the agenda. Taiwan: increasing healthier options Well-known Taiwanese brand I-Mei is promoting new products at FamilyMart, emphasising local origin, quality and no preservatives added. While Famil...
08 March 2021
In 2020, wholesale retailer Makro (owned by Dutch private trading group SHV Holdings), celebrated its twenty fifth year of operating in Colombia. While Makro has recently scaled back its operations in other Latin American markets, Colombia remains a market of strategic importance for the business. Over the last year it has made some significant changes to its store model to better align to cus...