Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

17 January 2022
2022 will be a year of continued innovation, concept development and new ways of doing business, as the market moves forward to adapt to the changing needs of the consumer.  Our 2021 UK market forecasts showed that while the UK food-to-go market looks set to recover quicker than first expected, it will not reach its pre-Covid value until the second half of 2022. The faster-than-expected reco...
13 January 2022
Despite the uncertainty and complexity created by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 18 months, retailers across Europe have continued to focus on and invest in store innovation to meet the changing demands of the shopper. From hydroponic herb greenhouses and walkout payment technology, to restaurant meals and refill stations, the market is developing exciting new concepts and opportunities t...
13 January 2022
Food sales at the retailer increased 10% YoY to £1.9bn in the 13 weeks to 1 January 2022, and 12.4% compared to two years ago. What’s driving growth? Shoppers continue to buy bigger basket sizes of everyday shopping with M&S, reflecting ongoing work on value perception.  Simply Food and retail park locations remain outperformers for M&S, reflecting shifts in shopping patterns. Best-e...
10 January 2022
We visited a new FairPrice Finest and Giant that opened late last year, plus a refurbished CS Fresh in to check out the latest developments at leading retailers in Singapore. CS Fresh Katong i12 CS Fresh is Dairy Farm’s premier banner. The retailer does not plan any new stores under the banner but has been revamping selected Cold Storage stores into CS Fresh. In this latest upgrade, the ret...
05 January 2022
AEON has announced a plan to open 100 compact supermarkets under the Maxvalu banner by 2025 in Vietnam Larger store format MaxValu currently operates four Vietnam stores in Hanoi. The new stores will include a larger store format with over 500 sq m floor space.  In addition, AEON Group's subsidiary, AEON Mall, aims to expand its network from six to 16 by 2025. More diverse business in 20...
04 January 2022
Discounter Lidl reflects on its 2021 investment of more than €220m, while Caprabo highlighted its five-year investment plan, which is set to improve its online store and expand its presence in Catalonia. Finally, El Corte Inglés is exploring options for selling a part of its Supercor stores. Lidl’s expanding network and investment The discounter ended 2021 with 39 new stores, two of which ope...
04 January 2022
What are Italian retailers doing to stay ahead as they participate in a highly competitive and complex market? Esselunga launched an experimental store concept to increase its Elisenda pastry and bakery range. Separately, Conad announced its investment plans to 2023, while Gruppo Végé set out its plans to extend its store network by 131 stores by the end of 2022. Esselunga experiments with temp...
04 January 2022
Central Food Retail, which operates Tops market in Thailand, has launched 3 new stores in Si Racha, Ayuttha and Jas Green Village. The retailer has also launched a new bakery shop called The Baker at both Tops Market and Central Food Hall. New stores in December 2021 The 3 new top stores are introduced to help Tops Market stand out with modern and lifestyle-centric services. Source:...
16 December 2021
Grab Holdings Ltd (Grab), Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing and delivery firm, is acquiring premium supermarket chain Jaya Grocer as part of its grocery expansion plan. Source: IGD Research Jaya Grocer will become a subsidiary of Grab Jaya Grocer is a premium banner in Malaysia that operates 40 stores across West Malaysia, with the majority in Klang Valley. Grab will acquire all...
08 December 2021
How we shop has changed dramatically since the heyday of the out-of-town superstore in the 1990s, creating big challenges for food retailers to keep the space relevant and engaging for shoppers. Could Asda have found a winning formula with its newly relaunched Milton Keynes store? A just-completed £6.8m refit of features a host of innovations and trials that offers a vision of how large stores...