Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

08 August 2022
Dairy Farm International reported total revenue of USD 18,511mn, increased by 1%, and operating profit of USD 76mn, decreased by 37%, year-over-year in H1. It should keep improving sales and profitability, especially in food grocery retail, which suffered the most from COVID-19 impacts in the region. Sales normalizing in supermarket   Excluding the sales from non-grocery, associates and j...
05 August 2022
Lotus’s has recently rolled out the second phase of their “ImbasBalik” campaign which translates to “flashback” to support their shoppers with the rising costs of inflation. The #ImbasBalik campaign The campaign was originally launched during Hari Raya this year, where the prices of 20 grocery products were rolled back to pre-pandemic levels for a six-week period. The campaign was well re...
02 August 2022
DFI opened a new Cold Storage in West Coast Plaza in Singapore last week. The retailer has been refreshing its stores, reviewing its assortment and driving a better shopping experience across its banners. It is driving a strong value message at its Cold Storage banners, while maintaining an exciting range with lots of new products and exclusive items. We highlight five things we love about the ne...
22 July 2022
Last month (June 2022), Carrefour, Brazil’s leading grocery retailer, completed its acquisition of the countries’ third largest (Grupo BIG). This cemented Carrefour’s place as Brazil’s market leading grocer, with a market share close to 25%. Following my recent article ‘Carrefour consolidates its leadership in Brazil’ , I now explore some of the challenges and opportunities the acquisition ...
21 July 2022
Carrefour announced in Paris its trialling a new initiative to reduce food waste, while also tackling inflation. Meanwhile, in Spain Carrefour-owned Supeco celebrates the launch of it 50 th store opening in the market. We also visited Carrefour Montesson, to explore how it applies refill stations throughout different product categories. Carrefour’s approach to tackling inflation and food wast...
19 July 2022
Italian retailers have revealed a mixed bag of full year sales results during 2021. Selex announced it increased its 2021 sales turnover by 4.3%, compared to 2020. Meanwhile, Coop Italia and Coals revealed a decline in sales during the same period. Whereas Gruppo VéGé achieved a growth in its 2021 sales and remains fifth in the grocery market. Selex sees increased turnover in 2021 Gruppo Se...
05 July 2022
We visited the first standalone Tops Food Hall for Central Food Retail that opened on 23 June on Sukhumvit 39. The area is very popular for expats, especially Japanese. It has the reputation of being a "Little Japan" due to the presence of many Japanese restaurants, hot springs and spa. The Tops Food Hall is in a building with two floors covering 4,800 sq.m, including 100 parking lots. So...
13 June 2022
Following last week’s IGD Tesco Trade briefing, during which Tesco highlighted the importance of enhanced collaboration to drive efficiency and mitigate the cost-of-living crisis, it has come to light that Tesco is trialing increased levels of palletisation in at least one of its stores to assess how this might impact instore productivity.   The merchandising of products on pallets is, of cour...
07 June 2022
With estimated sales of €12.5 bn in fiscal 2021, El Corte Inglés has begun to recover following the aftermath of the pandemic, posting sales growth of over 20% on 2020’s figure. The results are, however, still far from the retailer’s pre-pandemic sales of €15.3 bn in fiscal 2019. El Corte Inglés continues to be affected by the poor performance of several of its businesses, particularly the Via...
06 June 2022
I went to New York City to see how retail is evolving, taking in convenient food-to-go solutions and the rapid roll out of new technologies and digital solutions. Key learnings from my visits in New York City: Food-to-go specialists are focusing on delivering the most convenient experience through wider range of products, orders via app and super easy collection in stores Getting the ...