Retail and consumer goods industry news

20 December 2022
National convenience retailer, Co-op has announced a major new delivery partnership with Just Eat to further increase its online capacity. This means Co-op is now partnered with all three national food delivery specialists, having already adopted Deliveroo and Uber Eats services across a large number of stores. Co-op has also developed in-house delivery services, for stores where the delivery ...
19 December 2022
We round up Iceland’s recent promotional offers as it looks to win shopper spend in the countdown to Christmas amid the cost-of-living crisis. Switch retailers to save Iceland is running a ‘switch & save’ promotion, highlighting its low prices versus other retailers. Our shopper research indicates that shoppers are actively looking around for good deals and don’t mind doing their shopp...
19 December 2022
Earlier this month Asda opened its second standalone ‘Express’ convenience store in the UK situated in the heart of Tottenham Hale. This store marks the next step from the retailer that plans to open 300 more c-stores by the end of 2026 and create 10,000 new jobs; it’s designed to cater for a range of shopper needs including top up shops, food for now, food for later, as well as offering fresh in...
19 December 2022
On a recent trip to Oslo, the team visited a Meny supermarket from market leader NorgesGruppen and a brand new Innom convenience concept from Reitan. Here is a roundup of the highlights from each store: Key learnings from Meny: Highlighting ‘food for tonight’ options throughout the store Digital activation used to respond to shopper needs Fresh credentials highlighted Food for...
19 December 2022
Positive results in 2021/22 saw Metro Group’s sales increase by more than 20% in local currency. We look at the reasons for these results and Metro Group’s focused approach for the future. Multichannel strategy leads to growth Sales revenue for Metro Group increased to €29.8 bn in the 2021/22 year, with strong performances across all its multichannel activities: Store-based sales grew...
19 December 2022
Our analysts are sharing our favourite ads from around the world this season. We hope you enjoy them. Wishing you a great holiday from all of us. 1. Walmart, USA 2. Kroger, US 3. Coles, Australia 4. ALDI, Australia 5. Eden, The Philippines 6. REWE, Germany 7. El Corte Ingles, Spain 8. Boots, UK 9. Albert Heijn, Netherlands
19 December 2022
Woolworths Group Ltd will acquire a 55% stake in Petspiration Group with funds from a 5.5% stake sale in alcohol retailer Endeavour Group. Reducing stake in Endeavour Group Woolworths spun off Endeavour Group in mid-2021, retaining just 9.1% of the business. The decision to reduce its stake came shortly before it announced its intention to buy the pets business.   New avenues of growth ...
16 December 2022
A new Beauty Box concept is being tested by Lidl France, a collaboration with French beauty giant L’Oréal. Lidl looks to improve its health & beauty assortment In the French town of Osny, Lidl has been trialing a new Beauty Box concept since February 2022. The new health and beauty section has been developed in partnership with the expertise of L’Oréal and from the pictures the results look...
16 December 2022
Following the testing of two hybrid stores, German retailer REWE has opened a fully autonomous Pick&Go store in Munich. Fully autonomous for a frictionless shopper journey REWE’s new Pick&Go store in Munich offers shoppers a fully frictionless experience. All you need to do is download the Pick&Go app and register your details and payment, scan the QR code to enter the store, select your pr...
16 December 2022
We review Sobeys’ second quarter performance and its priorities for the second half of the year. Q2 key numbers Total sales increased 4.4% to $7,643m Same-store sales, ex-fuel, increased 3.1% Excluding fuel, gross margin increased 58 basis points, driven mainly by Project Horizon initiatives Net earnings increased 8.3% to $190m Strength in discount and conventional supermar...