Retail and consumer goods industry news

07 April 2021
Walmart has appointed Jean Batthany as senior vice president, chief creative officer, further bolstering its US marketing team. Building a new marketing organisation This appointment follows on from the recruitment earlier this year of Courtney Carlson as senior vice president of marketing, joining the retailer from Under Arrmour where she held the role of head of marketing. Batthany joins ...
07 April 2021
2020 marked the end of the three year strategic plan, Restock Kroger. It enabled Kroger to reduce operating costs and strengthen its competitive moats including digital, shopper data, fresh and affordable food.  The retailer has now outlined how it plans to win by leading with fresh and accelerating with digital as part of its new future-focused strategy. Leading with fresh One of Kroger’s ...
07 April 2021
At the end of March 2021, Carrefour Brazil opened its first two fully autonomous stores. The stores use scan & go technology, which Carrefour is using in 40 Express stores, however these are its first unstaffed stores. "We already have 40 stores with the scan & go system. Our innovation area is conducting robust work to create an ecosystem that connects all of our businesses in one applicatio...
07 April 2021
In our Easter retail execution report we looked at the key themes and featured exciting in-store theatre from around the globe this year. Below are five highlights we took away from the event. 1. Implementing learnings from Christmas 2020 Just like Christmas, Easter is one of the major seasonal events for FMCG. This Easter we saw retailers and brands using learnings from Christmas 2020 to...
07 April 2021
DIA said as part of its 2020 FY results its consolidated sales increased by 0.2% to €6,882m, compared to 2019. DIA continues to make improvements DIA’s sales increased 0.2%, despite a decrease in its store network by 6.9%, across Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Argentina. The group achieved the sales increase despite the headwinds of tourism levels in Spain and Portugal being low due to COVID-...
07 April 2021
As Casino, across its banners and channels, looks to make its stores more efficient it is implementing a range of initiatives to support growth. We look at five recent developments from the retailer as it looks to win in-store and online in France. Monoprix digitally activating brands in-store Local trade publication LSA has reported on how Monoprix has worked with SES Imagotag to equip nea...
06 April 2021
Following initiatives in its home market across several channels and as its operations in Poland expand its Outlet concept, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour aiming to move 40 stores to franchisees in 2021 France-based trade publication LSA has reported that Carrefour is looking to move about 40 stores to rental management in 2021. The 40 stores are made up of about 30 supermark...
06 April 2021
The leading on-demand, quick-commerce delivery company, Instacart, has released a new study highlighting how US consumer grocery habits have been transformed by the pandemic. We look at how it expects consumers to evolve in the post-pandemic era, drawing on its data and a new Harris Poll survey. Emerging as one of the winners of retail Instacart has been one of the leading winners in retail...
06 April 2021
Tesco and recipe box provider Simply Cook have joined forces to launch a meal kit offer in the retailer’s Express stores, according to The Grocer. Let’s Cook bay introduced The initiative from Tesco’s Incubator programme will see a ‘Let’s Cook’ bay introduced to chiller cabinets that invites shoppers to create a meal for two for £6 by choosing a protein, vegetable, carbohydrate and a Simply...
06 April 2021
The first CU convenience store has opened in Malaysia. South Korean retailer, BGF Retail signed a brand licensing deal with MyNews in October last year. Located in Centrepoint Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur Source: CU Malaysia South Korean products account for 60% of all products Source: CU Malaysia The 165 sq m store sells popular Korean street food over t...