Global retailing news

11 January 2019
According to the World Health Organisation and the Italian Ministry of Health, child obesity is rising across Europe. In response, Despar Italia is working to improve the nutritional value of its private label products. Working with the University of Parma… Despar has partnered with the University of Parma to analyse 300 private labels products from nine different categories. The products w...
18 December 2018
In 2018 we’ve seen revolution, in payments and staffless stores. And we’ve seen evolution, as retailers enhance stores to make them more relevant to the shoppers of today and tomorrow. Throughout the year we have been tracking these developments, innovations and trends. To help you, we have brought together our best-read insights to give you our view of how global grocery retailing is changi...
12 December 2018
Our new grocery market size forecasts underline how the top 20 countries globally are set to sustain their growth to 2023. By the end of the five-year timeframe we see the 20 biggest grocery markets, growing by 28%, adding US$1.9tr in sales. Asia leading growth outlook… Asia’s growth will be broad based. The region will contain seven of the world’s largest grocery markets by 2023 and will...
22 November 2018
As we approach the end of 2018, we have reflected on some of the major changes we have seen in global retailing, and have predicted five key trends that we expect to develop and shape the global retail market over the next 12 months and beyond. We believe we’ll see retailers and brands introduce numerous initiatives to address these trends in 2019: Data dictates the way Doing good i...
19 November 2018
Spain-based food delivery start-up Glovo, whose app connects customers to independent couriers, has been expanding rapidly around the world. It has launched in 17 countries in one year, and now offers 20 minute grocery deliveries, challenging the likes of Amazon and Mercadona in Spain. An introduction to Glovo Glovo's CEO, Oscar Pierre, spoke about the company at a recent event. It operates...
19 November 2018
Coles has opened a new Coles Local neighbourhood supermarket format in Surrey Hills, Melbourne. Half the size of a typical Coles supermarket The new format at 1,280 sq m is half the size of a typical Coles supermarket and the launch is a culmination of a two-year project by the retailer. The store is designed to tap into the changing needs of Australian shoppers, with a tailored in-store ex...
12 October 2018
Carrefour has joined the IBM Food Trust to help implement a global food traceability standard across supply chains. A clearer view of the supply chain The IBM Food Trust, which had been tested for 18 months, is now available for subscription. Carrefour is among the first participants to join the network, along with Finland-based retailer S Group , Nestle and Unilever. The Food Trust co...
11 October 2018
Coles has announced that it plans to open two new automated distribution centres over the next five years. Bringing global best practice to Australia Coles has partnered with Witron Logistics, a specialist in automated warehousing, to open the two ambient facilities. The new centres will be a big step forward for Coles in terms of modernising its supply chain, which delivers over 1bn carton...
28 September 2018
Sixth store to open in the Indian state of Punjab. Operating under the Best Price Modern banner Walmart India has announced the opening of another cash and carry wholesale store. It is the sixth such store in the state of Punjab and the 22 nd  store in India. The newly opened store is also fully integrated into its B2B ecommerce platform. Walmart India President and CEO Krish Iyer said, ...
21 August 2018
We’ve improved our quick access tables and charts across Retail Analysis. These are now easier to interpret with an updated look and feel, helping you gain the insights you need. It’s part of our commitment to continually evolve our service. You will find these reports on any retailer or country At-a-glance page. Alternatively, visit our pre-set reports area on the Datacentre Homepage ...