Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

07 December 2022
Vancouver-based Georgia Main Food Group has developed a strong local following and global retail interest since the launch of its first store under the Fresh St. Market banner in 2013. As part of the growth plan for the format, alongside new developments, the retailer has also been converting former IGA locations. We visited a newly converted store in Langley, British Columbia, to see how the for...
07 December 2022
Tesco and dunnhumby have unveiled the next phase of their Tesco Media & Insight Platform. The partnership has launched new onsite and in-store media channels, announced new self-serve capabilities, and confirmed several partnerships expanding the offsite channels available through the platform. The increased suite of media options “ will help brands improve engagement with Tesco customers and off...
05 December 2022
In an effort to drive usage, Asda has announced a new ‘refill price promise’ that guarantees each refill product will be cheaper than packaged alternatives as part of its new refill proposition. Asda has partnered with WRAP and Unilever, with funding from Innovate UK, to find out customer barriers to participation, so it could look at ways it can increase participation. Clear pricing was the t...
01 December 2022
Waitrose is expanding its partnership with the bakery chain Gail’s, by trialling a new Gail’s fixture in three of its stores.  Whilst Gail’s bread is available in many Waitrose stores across the UK, the range is limited.  The three trial stores are in Berkhamsted, Bloomsbury and Richmond. Providing differentiation for Waitrose As well as increasing the range, Waitrose will be highlighting t...
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...