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Given the trauma and uncertainty of four months in lockdown, when a little stability would be preferable, the idea of factoring a deeper relationship with Amazon into corporate strategies may represent a challenge. Doing so via own label supply of (more…)
Amazon’s success in establishing a truly consumer-centric online brand in most non-food categories, based upon a multi-product/multi-service dynamic relationship with its consumer-base, it follows that meeting consumer need for food becomes just another hurdle, and just a matter of time… (more…)
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The Co-op has revealed that its grocery delivery service in partnership with Deliveroo is now available from 400 of its stores serving UK towns and cities with a combined population of 27 million people. This makes Co-op the most widely (more…)
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The discount channel is expected to change significantly over the next few years as discounters increase their investment in digital solutions. In this article, IGD’s retail analyst, Milos Ryba, outlines how Lidl is transforming its discount business model into a (more…)
Unilever has announced that it expects to complete its move from a dual Anglo-Dutch corporate structure to a single parent company headquartered in the UK by November this year. The consumer goods giant revealed its plan back in June almost (more…)
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Debenhams is planning to cut a further 2,500 jobs across its business after slow trading at the 124 stores it reopened after lockdown. Reports suggested a management restructuring process will account for some of the losses, including the scrapping of (more…)
Retail sales in the UK rose again last month as more shoppers returned to the high street. However, the latest data suggests many shops are still struggling to make up lost ground and face an uncertain future. The figures from (more…)
Atheon Analytics has overhauled SKUtrak, its grocery Flow-of-Goods analytics platform which is used by over 1,500 suppliers. The latest release introduces a new task-driven user interface together with predictive analytical tools using machine learning that is designed to help companies (more…)
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Superdrug is looking to stop in-store aggression and violence towards its staff with an extension of its ‘Be Kind’ initiative. The health & beauty retailer originally launched the scheme to address online trolling within its social media activities. This has (more…)
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Footfall across high streets in the UK appears to have been boosted by the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, which has proved popular with consumers. Data released by Springboard shows overall footfall rose 3.8% in the week to (more…)
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Unilever’s Magnum ice cream brand has relaunched its tubs range in the UK using packaging made with recycled plastic. Following a pilot last year, the company claims Magnum is the first ice cream brand to use recycled polypropylene plastic in (more…)
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SPAR is continuing its expansion in Africa with the launch of the brand in the Republic of Ghana. The development will initially see the conversion of 17 existing supermarkets in and around the capital city Accra. The global symbol group (more…)
Amazon has reportedly been in talks with the Simon Property Group, one of the largest mall operators in the US, about turning empty department store space into distribution centres for online orders. According to the Wall Street Journal, the discussions (more…)
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Eurospin, one of Italy’s leading discount grocery chains, is opening its first store in Croatia this Thursday. The new outlet is located in the coastal city of Zadar and will offer more than 2,500 SKUs across its extensive own label (more…)
Lidl US has come first on the National Retail Federation (NRF)/Kantar 2020 Hot 100 Retailers list of the fastest-growing retail companies, which included 33 grocery retailers. NRF cited Lidl’s expanded offering of fresh foods in its small-footprint discount grocery stores (more…)
Russian discount grocery chain Magnit says a coronavirus boost to revenues has accelerated its turnround and helped it resume its challenge to market leader X5. Read the full article on the Financial Times website (more…)
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Lidl has confirmed the launch of its loyalty app in the UK, which offers various savings and benefits to customers. The discounter rolled out the digital ‘Lidl Plus’ scheme in the Republic of Ireland last month and flagged that it would (more…)
It has revealed that Samworth Brothers has acquired the Urban Eat sandwich brand from Adelie Foods, the food-to-go manufacturer that collapsed in May having been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown. According to documents seen by trade publication The Grocer, (more…)
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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group is reportedly considering an offer for as many as 30 of the stores owned by ailing department store retailer Debenhams. It was announced last month that Debenhams had commenced a process to look at ways to (more…)
Natalie Mitchell has been promoted to the new role of Director of Technical, Quality, Innovation & Supplier Management at Waitrose. She has worked for the upmarket supermarket chain for nearly 20 years with her last position being Head of Brand (more…)
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