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18 January 2017
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize including new appointments, work on 'digital transformation' , the sourcing of niche suppliers and the trial of sustainable shelf tag ratings. Key new appointments… Roger Wheeler has been appointed as president of its shared services division, which will be known as Retail Business Services. Wheeler will report to Kevin Holt, COO of Aho...
11 January 2017
We round up the latest news from Finland’s S Group including the retailer’s round of price cuts on domestic vegetables and its award winning mobile app. S Group cuts prices of domestic vegetable lines Nutritional advice and customer insight has inspired S Group to reduce the prices of domestic vegetable lines. Commenting on the development, CEO Taavi Heikkilä said, ‘Less than 10% of...
11 January 2017
We report on the latest developments at the Danish market leader including how it is supporting Danes to lead a healthier lifestyle and its new smartphone self-checkout capability. Promoting a healthier lifestyle with a focus on vegetables… In 2017, Coop Danmark’s stores will launch a range of initiatives to inspire shoppers to eat healthier. The retailer is starting the campaign this week,...
09 January 2017
Lidl has started the new year by launching a new strapline to highlight and combine both price and quality messages. 'Big on quality, Lidl on price' The new strapline continues to uses the discounter's play on the word Lidl to mean 'little' while putting more focus than ever on quality. This reflects the direction Lidl has been heading in for a while with its series of adverts that draw on ...
09 January 2017
Aldi has revealed record sales over the Christmas period, driven by premium private label brand Specially Selected and the discounter's Super 6 fruit and veg promotion. Sales up 15% vs 2015    UK sales in December 2016 were more than 15% up on the previous December, according to Aldi, however no like-for-like sales have been disclosed. Sales of the discounter's Specially Selected range incr...
05 January 2017
REMA 1000, discount banner of Norway’s Reitangruppen has launched a new loyalty programme, Æ, today (5th January). Competitors NorgesGruppen and Coop Norge were quick to respond, with loyalty scheme enhancements of their own. Benefits: 10% off frequent purchases & fresh produce 10% discount on ten frequently purchased items 10% discount on fresh produce Dedicated app, Æ Commen...
05 January 2017
Poundland has started the new year with its first ever sale, allowing shoppers to pick up products at half price following the costly Christmas period. Products reduced to 50p Poundland has cut the price of several core products by 50p from 1st January 2017. These include household brands such as Dolmio, Heinz, McVities and more. Beyond grocery, Poundland is focusing its new year sale on be...
04 January 2017
Morrisons has launched a new wave of its Price Crunch campaign to capture the attention of cash strapped shoppers looking for savings after Christmas indulgence. Fresh products targeted The new activity focuses on fresh lines and everyday essentials, with around 800 prices cut by an average of 19%. Example price cuts include beef meatballs falling from £2 to £1.77, a twin pack of avocados f...
20 December 2016
IGD visited Carrefour’s Christmas pop-up store opened in Central Madrid. The outlet was launched on 7 December in the fashionable Malasaña neighbourhood and remained open until 20 December. The store sells a range of household, textile and organic products largely aimed at Christmas from Carrefour’s Home, Tex and Bio private ranges. The store is open from 10:00 to 21:00, Monday to Sund...
28 November 2016
Lidl has opened its first pop-up restaurant in Spain. Located at the emblematic Capitol Cinemas in Central Madrid, the retailer opened the restaurant between 25 to 28 November, offering a menu created by Michelin star chef Sergi Arola using items from its ‘Deluxe’ range. Lidl gave premiere treatment to the event at the Capitol Cinemas on Madrid's iconic Gran Via. Source: IGD Resea...