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16 January 2019
France-based, Casino-owned Cnova has released its financial results for FY2018. It has reported net sales of €2.2bn, driven by organic growth of 5.1%. The increase in organic sales was supported, it said, by the development of showroom revenues. GMV: 9.3% increase to €3.6bn Cnova reported an increase in gross merchandise volume (GMV) organic growth of 9.3% to €3.6bn. The retailer noted ‘org...
06 December 2018
Carrefour has become a partner for Showroomprivé’s Look Forward incubator programme, which has been running for three years. The initiative is aimed at supporting start-ups by providing them with resources and guidance. Carrefour will offer financial support and guidance Look Forward is operated exclusively for the fashion, beauty and design industries. Each start-up will receive €100,000 f...
05 December 2018
We look at how Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is making its private label chocolate traceable, while Carrefour Poland forms a coalition to promote organic farming. Albert Heijn invests in traceability Albert Heijn has partnered with Switzerland-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make its private label chocolate traceable. The partnership reflects the growing interest in ethical sou...
23 November 2018
We look at how retailers in the Middle East are digitising their shopper experiences. Souq.com announces dates for ‘White Friday’ Online retailer Souq.com, owned by Amazon, has revealed its ‘White Friday’ sale (a regional version of ‘Black Friday’) will take place from 20 to 24 November 2018. The sale will feature "more deals than ever" with discounts of up to 70% on products including ca...
13 November 2018
Alibaba has wrapped up its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival with a record breaking US$30.8bn of GMV (gross merchandise volume), a 27% growth compared to last year. 11.11 by numbers According to Alibaba Group, more than 180,000 brands participated it the festival this year. Over 40% of consumers bought from international brands. 237 brands topped US$14m (CNY100m) in GMV, including leading inte...
30 August 2018
Leading UK coffee specialist Costa is welcoming the autumn season with a new bonfire-inspired menu. The new products will be available in stores from Thursday 6th September. New seasonal range The Bonfire Spiced range includes the Bonfire Spiced Latte, Bonfire Spiced Cold Brew, and Bonfire Spiced Hot Chocolate. The range is infused with toasted spices like cinnamon, cardamom and ginger, ...
20 August 2018
With parents usually opting for one big school supplies shop, capturing the back-to-school spend is a huge opportunity for retailers. We explore three of the key back-to-school retail activation trends that we have seen this year. Making it easy Retailers have been creating shop-in-shops and power aisles, making back-to-school shopping simpler for parents. There were great examples of sh...
13 August 2018
The summer months bring a whole host of opportunities to the grocery sector. We explore three of the key summer retail activation trends that we have seen this year. Barbeque inspiration Retailers have been concentrating on making barbeque ranges easy to shop to save shoppers time. Dedicated stands featuring mix-and-match deals are a great way to inspire shoppers. It is also important th...
26 July 2018
Coles is testing a new loyalty subscription service called 'flybuys max' that offers free home delivery, online video streaming, discounts on leisure and entertainment, plus cheaper fresh grocery products. Available via a monthly or annual sub The new service is available for AU$10 a month or AU$99 a year and includes unlimited free home delivery on Coles online orders over AU$50. Members c...
24 July 2018
Coles has launched a new collectables marketing campaign, featuring miniature toys of some of Australia's most iconic FMCG products. 30 miniature toys to collect, plus additional merchandise for sale The campaign started last week, whereby shoppers receive a miniature toy of a famous FMCG products for every AU$30 they spend. In total there are 30 toys to collect, alongside other merchandise...