Events and promotions news  

21 January 2014
IGA has launched a new marketing campaign for Australia Day on 26 January, highlighting the chains independent, local and Australian credentials. Maximising events and retailer personality The new ‘Say G’day Day’ campaign has been launched specifically to maximise the opportunity of Australia Day. The activity is supported by the release of a modern version of the classic Australian song, 'G'...
21 January 2014
We explore key developments at Tesco Kipa, including the launch of online grocery shopping and the implementation of a satisfaction guarantee campaign. Online shopping to launch imminently According to local press reports, the retailer is due to start the service later this month, offering a range of over 12,000 products. This represents a key development in Tesco’s wider strategy for grow...
20 January 2014
Coles has marked the start of its centenary year with the recreation of its original store. From one store to over 2,300 in 100 years The first Coles store and Australia's first variety store opened on 9 April 1914, meaning that this year the retailer celebrates its 100th Birthday. Today the business has grown into Australia's second largest supermarket chain with over 2,300 stores, but the ...
15 January 2014
Coop Danmark, Denmark’s largest grocery retailer is partnering with Post Danmark and KEBA to allow customers to collect and send post in 300 Coop Danmark stores. Primary objective is to grow loyalty Speaking of the partnership Michael Love, Coop Branch Director commented ‘We wish to offer our customers an additional service that they will only find in our stores. With the new “Pakkeboksen”, s...
02 January 2014
As we welcome in 2014, Senior Business Analyst Nick Miles looks ahead and explores some of the trends and developments that we are likely to see emerge from Australia's dynamic and exciting grocery market over the next 12 months. 1. Thinking 'multichannel' will unlock new areas of growth After years of supermarket dominated retailing, the Australian grocery market is becoming increasingly comp...
20 December 2013
Finland’s largest grocery retailer has appointed Taavi Heikkila as its new CEO. This follows the resignation of former CEO, Kuisma Niemela in September. Since this time, Antti Sippola, Business Director has been acting CEO for the retailer. Heikkila held a variety of senior roles within S Group previously Prior to his latest appointment, Heikkila was CEO of Cooperative Hämeenmaa, one of the co...
17 December 2013
The Norwegian Competition Authority has announced that its review of the agreement between Norgesgruppen and ICA Norway on joint sourcing and distribution is to be extended until the end of February 2014. Initial cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA took effect in April On April 1st this year, the agreement between ICA Norway and Norgesgruppen’s wholesale company, Asko, took effect. This ...
16 December 2013
If the Norwegian Competition Authority approves cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA Norway, Coop Norge, Norway’s third largest retailer will partner with Rema 1000, the discount format of Reitangruppen. Initial cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA took effect in April On April 1st this year, the agreement between ICA Norway and Norgesgruppen’s wholesale company, Asko, took effect....
13 December 2013
ICA, Sweden’s largest retailer has announced its strategic priorities for 2014. Growth to come from Sweden and the Baltics, while Norway faces continued headwinds CEO, Per Stromberg commented 'Growth will continue in Sweden and the Baltic countries … When it comes to our Norway, operations remain challenging ' . 10 strategic priorities for 2014 ‘to enable continued growth and improved p...
11 December 2013
Mercator, Slovenia’s largest retailer has published its plan for 2014 in which it has reduced its sales revenue forecast by 3.5% versus its estimate for 2013. The retailer is currently subject to a potential takeover by Croatia-based Agrokor, which owns the Konzum grocery chain alongside other food-oriented businesses. Internal restructuring and wider economy are key factors Mercator advised t...