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12 March 2014
In line with the announcement at its UK strategy briefing a few weeks ago, Tesco has launched an industry first fuel scheme in the UK that will allow customers to save up to 20p on a litre of fuel every month. Savings accumulate every time Clubcard customers shop The major difference with Clubcard Fuel Save is that compared to traditional fuel vouchers where customers have to spend over a cert...
27 February 2014
Coles has launched a new variation of its popular Down Down price campaign with the introduction of Deeper Down Down, slashing the prices further on existing products and introducing more products to the initiative. Over 1,400 products now in the Down Down scheme Deeper Down Down will see further savings of up to 34% on some of Australia's favourite brands such as Nestle, Lipton and Sanitariu...
26 February 2014
We review strategic online developments from Ahold, Louis Delhaize and Tesco. Cora expands range of non-food products available online Louis Delhaize-owned Cora has announced that it expanding the range of goods it makes available online, launching a new website called Corastore, which will sell white goods and consumer electronics. The retailer said that orders can be picked up one of its 11...
26 February 2014
Following this week's investor presentations, we explore three key messages from Philip Clarke, Group Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Committee on Tesco’s key strategic priorities: investment in the UK business, establishing multichannel leadership and pursuing disciplined international growth. Cap-ex and new space reduced Measures taken to free up resources include a reduction...
25 February 2014
The Portuguese government has introduced a new law that it says clarifies existing rules governing promotions. Law bans sale of goods at a loss Although the law in Portugal has previously banned loss leaders, the government said the updated legislation clarifies existing rules and defines what selling at a loss means, by looking at the effective purchase price and considering discounts deferr...
25 February 2014
GPA is to launch Clube Extra on 5 March, a rewards programme which operates across all Extra formats and online.  One of the largest single brand, multichannel reward programmes By registering for free , customers can gain points across all Extra fascias: hypermarket, supermarket, drugstore and online. They may also nominate four additional family members, aged over 16, to collect points an...
21 February 2014
The latest news from leading players in the region: South Africa-based Shoprite and Woolworths, Botswana’s Choppies and Kenya-based Nakumatt. Shoprite signs up dunnhumby South Africa-based Shoprite has announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with Dunnhumby. The agreement will see dunnhumby apply its customer centricity solutions across Shoprite’s grocery businesses to help Shoprite...
13 February 2014
While there is an expectation that grocery retailers will be driving sales of flowers, confectionery, greeting cards and novelty gifts this week for Valentine’s Day, the focus is now much broader as they look to drive sales uplifts through a broad range of categories. Focus on the bakery for sharing treats A series of store visits in the US last week, demonstrated how retailers were gearin...
13 February 2014
Intermarché is launching a new, more participative and inclusive loyalty scheme which will include the chance for customers to choose their own promotions. New communication plan will ask customers what they would like The communication plan centres on the theme of 'la grande interview' - a comprehensive survey of consumption which will be published three times per year. Intermarché's ma...
21 January 2014
Future Retail's Big Bazaar banner will convert 50 trucks into supermarkets over the three day national holiday. Multichannel offer to better serve shoppers Mobile stores will help reach areas where stores are not currently located. They will stock around 100 SKUs at discounted prices, in keeping with promotions around this holiday period. The mobile stores will help relieve pressure on t...