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16 March 2017
We outline how Delhaize is celebrating its 150th anniversary in Belgium, as the retailer commits to refurbish 120 Belgian Delhaize stores in 2017 in line with a new concept and reveals a charitable private label promotion. Next phase in refurbishment programme Delhaize introduced its new store concept in Wezembeek-Oppem and Braine in 2014. Since then, new features have been introduced in an...
09 March 2017
We bring you a round-up of the latest new initiatives across some of Lidl's European markets that demonstrate ways in which the discounter is evolving. Germany: Lidl accepts contactless Girocard payments Since February 2017, Lidl now accepts contactless payments via the widely-used Girocard method in all of its German stores. By using NFC-capable (Near Field Communication) methose, Lidl sho...
06 March 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands including Jumbo’s new ‘digital supermarket’ and private label campaign, PLUS' 2016 results, Albert Heijn’s loyalty initiative, bol.com's new slogan and Bilder & De Clercq’s home delivery service. Jumbo presents ‘digital supermarket’ in Rotterdam… Jumbo has introduced a ‘digital supermarket’ design on the corner of a building in ...
16 February 2017
We bring you the key insights from a recent Reuters interview with Aldi UK CEO, Matthew Barnes, in which he discusses the discounter's continuing positive performance. Not suffering from retailers fighting back Matthew Barnes is not convinced that the supermarkets are closing the price gap with Aldi. The discount head claims that internal data shows the price gap is widening. According to B...
24 January 2017
Following Tesco's encouraging Christmas and Q3 results we explore the latest developments at the retailer that show how it plans to build on recent progress in the year ahead. Food Love Stories Following much work last year to enhance its own brand offer, 2017 has begun with Tesco emphasising its food quality credentials with renewed vigour. A new series of TV ads, "Love Stories brought t...
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...