Store of the future news

19 January 2015
Both Aldi and Lidl are looking to open larger stores to accommodate more products and become a "one-stop destination" for shoppers.   Aldi and Lidl - aiming to be a "one-stop destination" This strategy fits well in the UK, where, according to  ShopperVista , 69% of food discount shoppers would use a discounter if they could do their main shopping there. Moreover, 42% of food discount sho...
12 January 2015
Euromadi Ibérica and Auchan España have joined forces to promote and manage Auchan's private label brands. Covers 3,500 private labels Euromadi's subsidiary, Desarrollo de Marcas, will manage negotiations for private label for Auchan's Alcampo and Simply stores in Spain. Auchan's central purchasing team has a range of 3,500 private label brands at its disposal, in food, general merchandise,...
09 January 2015
The Swedish Competition Authority has approved ICA’s acquisition of Apotek Hjärtat, the country’s largest private pharmacy chain. Approval follows November announcement The move follows an announcement in November that the ICA, Sweden’s leading grocery retailer, was to acquire  Apotek Hjärtat in a transaction valued at SEK 5.7bn (€618.2m). ICA to combine existing and new pharmacy busine...
09 January 2015
Tesco has provided much new detail about how it plans to transform its business in 2015. Here we round up our five key takeouts. 1. New management structure The appointment of Matt Davies as UK and Ireland CEO is an important step forward for the Tesco. An experienced retailer having served as CEO of both Halfords and Pets at Home, Davies has a reputation for focusing on customer service ...