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Leading global convenience chain Couche-Tard, which operates as Circle K, is one of the most innovative in the channel. It continues to flex its approach in response to the current trading environment while also investing for the future. We highlight some of the programmes it has in place, many of which could be replicated by operators across different channels.

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Coop Sweden plans to expand its existing terminal for frozen goods in Enköping, to ensure that the capacity for frozen goods is in line with estimated customer growth. Source: Coop Sweden Coop’s central warehouse for frozen goods has been in Enkoping since 2011 and currently employs around 120 people. Örjan Grandin, CEO of Coop Logistik and deputy CEO of Cop Sweden, said “Coop's goods...
American wholesaler, Costco, continues to expand into new international markets. We look at its plans for New Zealand and Sweden. First store opened in New Zealand In September, hundreds queued in the rain to visit Costco’s first store in New Zealand. The 14,800 sq. m store is in Westgate, on the north-western edge of Auckland. It features 800 parking spaces and a fuel station. It becomes o...
Costco’s fourth quarter results revealed a strong finish to the year with total revenue exceeding $220 bn. We look at the factors underlying this performance and what to expect in the year ahead. Fourth quarter and full year key numbers Q4 total revenue up 15.2% to $70.8 bn, with full year revenue up 16% to $222.7 bn Comparable sales for the quarter (ex-fuel and currency impacts) up 1...


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