Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

28 November 2022
Nathan Ansell has been appointed as the new customer director for Waitrose, to replace Martin George.  Former M&S Marketing Director Ansell will join Waitrose in January 2023 having previously worked at Marks & Spencer as marketing director. Ansell spent more than nine years at M&S, joining as head of brand in 2011, before rising to marketing director for clothing and home in 2018. Prior to...
28 November 2022
In response to customer demand for help during the cost-of-living crisis, Waitrose has rolled out its new ‘ways to spend less’ campaign.  Communicated both in-store and online The campaign is designed to make it as easy as possible for shoppers to spot opportunities to save money across the store and also online.  A green and yellow ‘Waitrose ways to spend less’ logo is now being used to hi...
23 November 2022
Coles Group has shaved 30 minutes off its click and collect boot delivery service at its Southland store in Victoria. Largest collection point  The store at Southland, Victoria will have the widest range of items and click and collect ready in 60 minutes. The range for this service is extended to 20,000 products, including items like hot roast chicken. New technologies, such as digital scal...
18 November 2022
Tesco has launched a trial partnership with French frozen food chain Picard. This has seen the introduction of Picard-branded bays in the frozen section of select Tesco stores, with the signage stating ‘bonjour to food lovers’ and ‘bonjour to evenings with a French touch.’ The new range in Tesco consists of around 20 SKUs. A fuller Picard range has been available via Ocado for several yea...
17 November 2022
From January 2023 Waitrose will range a selection of Planet Organic own brand products across 50 of its stores and on Waitrose.com. The range of health and wellness products will be carefully curated by Planet Organic, to meet the needs of Waitrose customers. Importance of ethics and quality Waitrose and Planet Organic share similar values, with both retailers focused on sustainability, eth...
16 November 2022
Sobeys’ Farm Boy banner opened its latest store with the conversion of a former Sobeys Urban Fresh location in downtown Toronto. We showcase some of the key features of this new store. Acquired to spearhead Sobeys’ push in urban locations Sobeys acquired Farm Boy at the end of 2018, in a deal designed to help the retailer drive its penetration in urban locations. At the point of acquisition...
15 November 2022
Lotus’s has opened a new hypermarket as part of a community mall in North Ratchapruek. It is a new concept that brings people together with lots of open spaces. New hypermarket with more imports The 4,500 sq. m store cater to the needs of affluent shoppers in the area. The store will carry imported beef and lamb from Australia, US, Japan as well as salmon and trout from Norway. Home electro...
14 November 2022
As part of an effort to create a ‘positive difference in how customers experience Reduced to Clear’ Tesco has launched a rebrand for its RTC bays in chilled and ambient. The new point of sale plays up the two key benefits of participating in RTC – lower prices and minimizing food waste – with new messaging that comprises ‘Reduced in price. Just as nice. Save money and help reduce food waste.’ ...
14 November 2022
Asda has updated investors on its Q3 trading performance, noting its investments to drive value during the quarter resulted in a 4.7% increase in like-for-like sales, when compared to the same period last year. Total revenues, excluding fuel, amounted to £5.2 bn. Asda's cost-of-living-focused initiatives Asda’s endeavours to address the cost-of-living crisis included rolling out 141 new eco...
14 November 2022
Portugal-based Sonae MC announced its total turnover for Q3 2022 reached €1,599m, an increase of 16% compared to the same period in 2021. The group’s like-for-like (LFL) sales grew by 13.3%. Sales performance Sonae MC revealed its strong investment to its prices underpinned its strong growth for Q3 2022, as well as adjusting to shopper demands to provide a range of affordable and high-quali...