Coop Schweiz news

07 January 2014
Coop Schweiz has revealed a 1.7% increase in retail turnover for 2013, against a background of persistent price cuts and strong competition. Overall group sales, including wholesale and production operations, were up 0.8%. Achieves milestone in organic product sales Coop reported that actual growth for the retail division, taking into account price cuts of around 0.4%, was 2.2%. Price cut...
19 November 2013
Both France's Casino and Switzerland's Coop Schweiz have launched new functionality allowing customers to download vouchers directly to their loyalty card, via a smartphone. Evolution of Casino's loyalty programme Casino launched its iPhone app - mCasino - in 2010, providing a range of interactive services such as a shopping list and contactless payment. The launch of digital vouchers is ...
14 November 2013
Switzerland-based Migros and Coop have revealed plans to roll out NFC payment solutions to enable shoppers to pay by smartphones or contactless credit cards. Coop to team up with Swiss Telecom Coop has revealed that it will work with Swiss Telecom to make the service available by the middle of 2014. The retailer said that it will build a system that enables it to sync with upgrades of its POS...
21 October 2013
Tesco has announced new franchise stores for its F&F clothing brand, with stores opening in Switzerland and Gibraltar. New franchise deals announced Tesco has announced franchise deals with Coop, Switzerland's number two retailer and with Pisa International. Tesco has already opened seven stores with Coop, all in the Zurich area. It is planning to open more stores across Switzerland in Coo...
01 October 2013
Coop Schweiz has launched a QR code shopping wall in Zürich's central station, the Hauptbahnhof. Extends virtual shopping presence in Zürich The wall, containing 350 products, will reportedly remain in place for four months, with other locations to be considered if it is successful. Coop already has a virtual shopping wall in central Zürich, opened in 2011 on a Coop supermarket on Bahnho...
09 September 2013
Leclerc has left the Coopernic buying alliance due to "irreconcilable differences" according to a statement by Rewe Group. New alliance to comprise Rewe, Colruyt, Conad and Coop Schweiz According to the statement by Rewe, Leclerc is separating from the other members of the group due to irreconcilable differences over the alliance's future shape and direction. The existing rights, obligat...
14 June 2013
The Swiss retailer has introduced electronic discount coupons, which can be activated online or via a mobile phone app, and registered on the Supercard loyalty card. Initially reserved for Hello Family club members The first users of this facility will be members of Coop's family-targeted club. Customers can simply present the Supercard, with its saved vouchers, at the checkout or show t...
12 April 2013
Coop Schweiz has announced a reorganisation of its sales regions and various management changes, the first of which will take effect in January 2014.  New sales regions and management changes As of 1 January 2014, Coop will be subdivided into the following sales regions: Suisse Romande; Bern; Nordwestschweiz/ Zentralschweiz-Zürich; and Ostschweiz-Ticino.  This will be accompanied by mana...
26 February 2013
Coop Schweiz achieved operating profit growth of 3.4% in 2012. Objectives largely met Chief executive Joos Sutter said the group had largely achieved its objectives as he reported an operating profit margin increase of 0.1 percentage points, to 2.8%, and gross profit up 0.7%.  Coop reported group sales figures in January - click here for the news story. Pressure on prices is the new ...
12 February 2013
Coop Schweiz has added Swiss brands under the umbrella of its Naturaplan label, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organic range's launch. Knorr, Zweifel, Emmi added to range Coop Schweiz has been working with the suppliers for a year to add organic versions of Zweifel crisps, Emmi Gala cheese and Stocki Knorr mashed potatoes to the Naturaplan family.  Additional products, in orga...