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12 August 2016
Australian retailer Woolworths has launched its own radio station, called Woolworths Radio. New radio channel will be available in-store and on the go The new radio station will be played in-store, however through teaming up with streaming service Pandora, can also be listened to by people wherever they are. The service will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will look to app...
11 August 2016
In an interview with The Telegraph, Matthew Barnes talks about the necessary reinvention Aldi has gone through over the last five years since he took up the role of chief executive. "We're not really a canned-food retailer" When Aldi kicked off a review of its business five years ago, it realised that trying to be a German discounter in the UK was not going to work as customers claimed ...
09 August 2016
Sainsbury's, along with other global retailers, took part in Alibaba’s 8.8 Shopping Festival to showcase British products. Annual event focusing on consumer education Where Alibaba is known for its 11.11 Shopping Festival which is all about sales, the 8.8 event focuses on education. Tmall Global currently hosts 7,700 brands from 53 countries and regions on its platform. The goal of the fest...
03 August 2016
Finland’s Kesko has revealed its results for the first half of 2016, reporting that Group net sales increased by 7.3% to €4,624m. Acquisition drives performance Kesko’s grocery net sales increased by 8.6% to €2,447m, largely driven by the acquisition of Suomen Lähikauppa. Net sales in local currencies, excluding this acquisition increased by 0.9%, with the retailer’s grocery business ret...
02 August 2016
Greggs has reported a solid result for the 26 weeks ended 2 July 2016, indicating the success of recent initiatives implemented to drive growth . Sales growth driven by range developments Total sales for H1 came in at £422m, up 6.0% on the previous year, while like-for-like sales in company managed stores delivered 3.8% growth. This was achieved by strengthening the healthy 'Balanced C...
02 August 2016
Tesco's chief customer officer Robin Terrell is to leave the retailer in October after less than two years in charge of marketing and three years at the retailer. Holder of key roles at Tesco Terrell joined Tesco initially as group multichannel director in February 2013 and has held roles in Tesco's grocery home shopping, general merchandise and in Tesco Mobile and was also briefly interim...
01 August 2016
Morrisons has today launched one of its biggest price crunches with an average of 18% being cut from the price of 1,045 every day products – including hundreds of core grocery and dairy items. Price cuts concentrated on fresh produce and meat The activity sees significant cuts across a range of core groceries, including British meat (beef, pork and poultry), seasonal fruit and vegetables a...
01 August 2016
Lidl will begin to trial a new private label baby brand next month under the recently trademarked name Lidl'uns. Can Lidl'uns compete with Aldi's Mamia brand? Lidl will trial the range in four UK regions and the discounter has said it will be rolled out if successful. Fellow discounter Aldi has had huge success with its award-winning private label baby brand, Mamia, which has fuelled vo...
28 July 2016
As lower inflation impacts Loblaw’s second quarter sales growth, we review the steps it is taking to drive volume. Drug retail leads growth Loblaw’s second quarter revenue increased by 1.9% to $10.7bn, supported by growth of 1.7% within its retail operations. Food retail same-store sales growth increased by 0.7% (ex-fuel) with Shoppers Drug Mart same-store sales up 4.0%. This strong gro...
28 July 2016
We visited the UK's latest discount concept at its first store in Hinckley, Leicestershire, to see what they new retail is doing differently to attract shoppers in such a competitive retailer environment. GHM! (Guess How Much!) and sister clothing company PEP&CO are new retail brands by  Pepkor UK , established by ex-Asda CEO Andy Bond, and backed by South African retail group, Pepkor. ...