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25 August 2016
Netherlands-based Jumbo saw strong sales growth in the first half of its financial year, with it saying that it outperformed the market, enjoying organic growth at existing stores of 4%, versus 2.4% for the wider industry. Updating stores and online drive sales… Jumbo said consumer sales rose 13.4% to €3.588 bn, aided by the conversion of C1000 stores to the Jumbo banner in the first half o...
24 August 2016
Lidl France is building on its food and drink credentials by inspiring Lidl fans with a new recipe website and launching a transactional wine website. 'My favourite recipes' Lidl France has launched a new  recipe website that gives users recipe ideas for different meal types. The website uses appealing images and the colour green to bring the foodie concept to life and emphasise the f...
19 August 2016
Tesco is set to make major changes to the layouts of its stores to give more prominence to own label products and better align products with the way people buy them. The changes will be introduced at all 900 Extra, superstore and Metro stores following a successful trial at Baldock, Hertfordshire, according to reports in The Grocer. More focus on private label This latest phase of Project R...
18 August 2016
Lidl is making a change to its Lidl Offer days in a move to drive more sales, after research revealed an interesting shopper trend. Lidl Offers move from Monday to Sunday Recent shopper research by Lidl has revealed that there is a 'clear trend' of shoppers buying more non-food items on a Sunday. As a result, Lidl will be changing its Lidl Offer days from Monday and Thursday to Sunda...
17 August 2016
Sweden’s ICA has released its results for the first half of 2016, reporting that consolidated net sales increased by 3.6% to SEK 50,983m (€5.38bn), which the retailer attributed to higher volumes and price increases; while operating profit rose by 13.6% to SEK 2,093m (€220.98m). Sweden: hypermarkets drove performance ICA Sweden’s store sales excluding VAT increased by 3.5% in the first h...
16 August 2016
easyGroup's grocery venture easyFoodstore is looking to increase the sales space of its debut store in Park Royal as it brings more products to the mix by working with new suppliers. Trial to continue after store extension The initial easyFoodstore proposition continues to be tweaked and tested before the company will make a decision on whether or not to roll the concept out. In an int...
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...