Retail and consumer goods industry news

20 November 2019
GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, which operates Mercato, Giant hypermarkets and supermarkets, Jasons Food Hall and Cold Storage, has opened a new Mercato in Penang. Third Mercato in Malaysia The retailer has included 2,000 new products, including high-end grocery products and fresh ingredients at the new Mercato in Penang. It focuses on niche and international ranges with fresh imports like f...
19 November 2019
Albertsons has appointed Chris Rupp as EVP & Chief Customer & Digital Officer, effective from the 3rd of December, 2019. Digital expertise Rupp joins Albertsons from Microsoft, where she held the position of general manager of the Xbox Business Engineering team. Prior to that, she held a number of roles at Amazon, including the role of Vice President of Prime from 2014. She also played a pa...
19 November 2019
Colombian retailer Grupo Éxito, part of the Casino Group, has posted its strongest sales performance of the last three years. In Q3 its net sales reached COP2.67tn (US$779.9m), a quarterly growth of 5.6% (vs. 3.4% in Q2 and 0.6% in Q3 2018). This is the business’s seventh consecutive quarter of net sales and same-store-sales (SSS) growth. SSS grew by 5.8% in Q3, up from 3.6% in the previous ...
19 November 2019
John Lewis Partnership has launched an experimental customer centric shop featuring 'experience playgrounds' from both of its Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners brands. Experience playground to inspire customers From November 18th, John Lewis & Partners Southampton store will showcase a combination of services and experiences on every floor, demonstrated by a team of in-house exp...
19 November 2019
Emart, owned by South Korean retail conglomerate Shinsegae, is set to open its first private label store No Brand in the Philippines. First of the 25 stores to open The retailer said in a statement that it would open its first No Brand store in Manila on 22 nd November. The store is located inside Robinsons Galleria Ortigas, a business district in Metro Manila. No Brand offers good valu...
19 November 2019
Amazon has reduced the monthly membership fee for AmazonFresh in Germany. Prime members now also have the option to shop without an AmazonFresh membership and pay per delivery. Removing a significant barrier AmazonFresh, which was rolled out in Germany in 2017, offers a range of products to Prime Members in Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg and Munich. The range includes fresh fruit and vegetables, ...
19 November 2019
At IGD Live last week we heard from an incredible line-up of leading UK and international food-to-go specialists, retailers and manufacturers. Here's what they said about how their businesses are tackling the five big trends in food-to-go .  The rise and rise of health and wellness As interest in healthy lifestyles increases, how can retailers meet the need for healthier food-to-go in ...
19 November 2019
We look at how Netherlands-based online grocery retailers Bol.com and Picnic are growing their online offers. Bol.com adds page for sustainable products Ahold-owned Bol.com has launched a page dedicated to sustainable products. Available at bol.com/duurzaamwinkelen, the new page comprises 6,500 items, which have been certified by Dutch information organisation Milieu Centraal. The sustai...
19 November 2019
As Carrefour launches its loyalty programme in Kenya, Jumia closes its operations in Cameroon and Tuskys drives expansion in Kenya as well, we round up news from the region. Carrefour launches MyCLUB in Kenya Carrefour in Kenya, which is operated by Majid Al Futtaim, has launched its MyCLUB loyalty programme. Shoppers will be able to access the programme through the Carrefour Kenya app and ...
19 November 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Austria, Croatia and Greece. Greece partners with Bazaar SPAR Hellas, the SPAR partner in Greece, has formed a partnership with Bazaar S.A., a member of the Veroukas Group. Bazaar will provide logistics support and help develop new SPAR-branded stores. The partnership is expected to create economies of scale, particularly in co...