Retail and consumer goods industry news

25 October 2022
Coles is Australia's first major retailer to use drones for delivery. Service will deliver in minutes Coles is partnering Wing delivery to pilot a service in South East Queensland to provide on-demand drone delivery. The Coles drone delivery expansion follows a successful pilot programme in Canberra this year. Some of the popular items made during the pilot phase include fresh fruit, milk, ...
25 October 2022
Explore how suppliers continue to make improvements throughout the supply chain, to meet their ambitious sustainability targets. We look at how Nestlé and Mars launch new packaging solutions to reduce single use plastic and increase their packaging’s recyclability. Meanwhile, Unilever continues to embed its food waste reduction solutions while also cutting emissions. Nestlé: introducing rec...
25 October 2022
A round-up of the discounter’s recent developments in the UK including sustainability, range updates, and seasonal activity. Smart refills rolled out further, to save money and plastic Following a successful trial, Lidl GB has introduced its laundry detergent refill stations to two more stores in England. The on-shelf unit, produced in partnership with Algramo, allows shoppers to dispense o...
24 October 2022
Tesco has put up the prices of its meal deal for the first time since 2012, as food price inflation reached 14.6% in September. In February 2022, Tesco made its £3 meal part of its Clubcard offering , meaning prices would rise to £3.50 for non-Clubcard holders, while those part of the loyalty scheme could still redeem the meal deal for £3. 70% of meal deal customers are Clubcard holders,...
24 October 2022
Marks & Spencer is set to boost its Ocado food delivery business, with a review of the service currently underway. This is the latest step by Stuart Machin to increase Marks & Spencer’s share of the UK’s food spending in stores and online by more than 25% in the next five years. Alongside Hannah Gibson, the new Ocado Retail CEO, Machin is looking for ways to make the business more efficient. S...
24 October 2022
As Tesco looks to protect its margins, raising the price of its lunchtime meal deal, and sets out plans to halve its food waste by 2025, we round up key initiatives from the retailer. Tesco raises price for lunchtime meal deal Tesco has raised the price of its lunchtime meal deal as it deals with inflation in the UK market. The retailer said the price rise would come into force on 24 Octobe...
23 October 2022
Walmart is introducing a new programme which will enable influencers and creators monetise their audiences. We look at how it’s doing this and consider whether all retailers need an influencer network. Democratizing access The new Walmart Creator platform has been developed for creators to monetise shoppable products from the retailer by creating engaging, typically video-based, content. Th...
21 October 2022
The German wholesaler has reported an 11.8% increase in sales in Q4, and sees sales growth of 20.4% to €29.8 bn for the 2021/22 financial year. Positive contribution from all segments YoY sales growth was reported across all markets: Germany – sales grew by 6.1% to €4.7 bn Western Europe – sales grew by 28.3% to €12 bn Russia – sales grew by 7.9% in local currency to €2.9 bn ...
20 October 2022
Danish retailer Salling Group has responded to the economic pressures facing shoppers by opening its first store under its new discount format, BASALT, in Kastrup, Copenhagen. The retail group had spent a few intensive weeks coming up with the concept and turned around the launch of its new chain in a relatively short space of time. A focus on everyday essentials The BASALT store, on Amager...
20 October 2022
Retail sales for the quarter were AUD2,490m (US$1,565.8m), down 6.2% on Q1 F22, predictably due to the cycling through of lockdown peaks. Consistent strong sales over longer term Endeavour Group operates Australia’s largest alcohol retail network, across Dan Murphy’s and BWS. Compared to pre-COVID 19, the sales are 13.9% higher compared to Q1 F20, representing a three-year CAGR of 4.4%. The...