Retail and consumer goods industry news

16 September 2021
In its first half results John Lewis Partnership has reported that Waitrose’s sales increased by 2.3% and by 3.5% like-for-like in the 26 weeks to July 31 st , largely driven by a surge in online sales. The retailer also set out how it plans to bring a John Lewis offer into more Waitrose stores. Investing in online Following its split from Ocado, Waitrose has been building its own online ca...
16 September 2021
Kroger and Instacart partnered to launch a new rapid delivery solution, Kroger Delivery Now. This service powered by a virtual convenience store aims at providing nationwide 30-minute home delivery. Redefining convenience through a comprehensive delivery solution Through Kroger Delivery Now both companies seek to offer a relevant range of quality products at affordable prices combined with ...
16 September 2021
As Carrefour receives sign off for its acquisition of Bio c’Bon in France, expands its presence in the convenience channel and enjoys strong growth in Spain, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour required to sell eight stores to complete Bio c’Bon acquisition Following its announcement to purchase Bio c’Bon and notification of the Competition Authority, Carrefour has received si...
16 September 2021
PepsiCo has launched pep+ (pep Positive), a strategic end-to-end transformation, placing sustainability at the centre of how it will create growth and value. We review the key elements. Changing how products are made and go to market This initiative will guide how the company will transform its business operations as it aims to operate within planetary boundaries and drive change for the pl...
15 September 2021
With a challenging summer in 2020 and fewer COVID-19 restrictions in 2021, retailers and brands in the UK have looked to capture the pent-up demand for summer products and activities and to inspire shoppers. In our report we explore six key trends we spotted this summer in the UK. Below we highlight three of these: 1. Innovating key categories: cocktail inspiration Sainsbury's offere...
15 September 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to continue to drive its sales growth in 2022 and roll out healthy options and sustainable initiatives, we round up news from the retailer. Delhaize launches ‘healthy subscription’ service Delhaize is launching a new subscription service, which enables companies to offer their employees a 20% discount on healthy food products. The service is in line with the retailer...
15 September 2021
Walmex (Walmart Mexico) is the leading grocery retailer in Mexico, where it operates close to 2,700 stores. In November 2020, it launched its new Walmart Express supermarket banner and announced plans to convert all stores under its premium Superama banner to the new format, in addition to opening new stores. During the pandemic, shoppers have been seeking value and they increasingly wan...
14 September 2021
Retailers prepared for a strong back-to-school season in 2021, with Mastercard SpendingPlus projecting retail sales would grow by 12% during the back-to-school period (August 16 to September 19) compared to 2019. In our Back-to-school, 2021 report we explore back-to-school initiatives globally and highlight five key themes. Below are three standout in-store back-to-school campaigns we...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
14 September 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. The initiative will be available in 10 large Tesco stores. Tesco and Loop offer shoppers 88 products, which includes popular brands and products from Tesco private label range. The retailer is aiming to add more products throughout ...