Retail and consumer goods industry news

31 March 2021
As Easter draws near, retailers in Singapore are helping shoppers prepare another Easter celebration at home. The number of community cases has remained low for some time, but the maximum number of people for private gathering is still capped at eight. We visit the leading retailers in Singapore to check out the key highlights. Cold Storage Easter eggs are displayed in the prominent areas o...
30 March 2021
Saladworks, a leading fast-casual salad brand, has partnered with Ghost Kitchen Brands in a deal that will almost double its footprint across the US and Canada. The agreement will bring 60 non-traditional locations to the US and 30 to Canada by the end of 2021, many of which will be located inside Walmart stores. Saladworks capitalising on grocery store traffic Ghost Kitchen Brands has part...
30 March 2021
Albertsons, the third-largest US grocery retailer, is partnering with Google to bring innovative technology to the omnichannel customer experience. Developing “the world’s most predictive grocery engine” Building on their existing relationship, the companies have launched several new enhancements which are designed to make the shopping experience easier and more exciting. These include inte...
30 March 2021
Amazon is rolling out its Prime Now grocery delivery service to new locations through partnerships with Tegut in Germany and DIA in Spain. Expanding service to Frankfurt Amazon is expanding Prime Now to Frankfurt and the surrounding areas in partnership with Migros-owned Tegut. The offer includes more than 8,000 products from Tegut’s range including fresh, chilled and frozen items, organ...
30 March 2021
The GB market grew 7.4% in the 12 weeks to 21 March, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period sees the annualisation of retailers’ performance against the record-breaking sales of March 2020, when the country went into its first lockdown. Sales over the most recent four weeks were down 3% versus last year, with shoppers making 117m fewer trips to the supermarket than in March 2020...
29 March 2021
With at-home demand remaining elevated and most retailers picking online orders from stores, the centre store is under pressure for the first time in many years. We look at how retailers are responding to this and what the longer term implications could be. Retailers and suppliers are generating positive returns as they implement omnichannel-focused initiatives. In our latest report for Retail...
29 March 2021
Tesco has launched what it claims is the UK’s biggest recycling network for soft plastics. Many local councils do not collect soft plastics, meaning most ends up in landfills. Tesco has opened soft plastic recycling points at 171 stores across South West of England and Wales. Recycling soft plastics Tesco launched the collection points after a successful trial at 10 stores. Shoppers were po...
29 March 2021
2020 has been a challenging year for Dollar Tree as it posted net sales growth of “only” 8% compared to 21% for direct competitor Dollar General. The group’s other banner Family Dollar was the main contributor to growth thanks to its larger assortment of grocery products, more relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Building on the success of Family Dollar and the evolution of shoppers’ needs, ...
29 March 2021
Mexican startup Jüsto was founded in 2019 and is one of Mexico’s first vertically integrated, online grocery platforms. Since its inception the business has raised around US$100m in investments. Its founder and CEO Ricardo Weber previously commented that Jüsto would disrupt the grocery industry in Latin America. Seven months on from our coverage of this , we caught up with Manolo Fernandez ...
26 March 2021
Trade publication Lebensmittel Zeitung has reported that Edeka is to leave the AgeCore buying alliance. The step follows its establishment of the Everest alliance with Netherlands-based, pureplay retailer Picnic. Short term uncertainty likely to be resolved in 2021 Although Edeka’s departure has not been completed, as talks are on-going about the sale of its shares, if it is confirmed i...