Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

17 August 2022
SPAR International announced it launched its first store in Latvia on 11 th August 2022 and plans to offer shoppers high-quality service, fresh produce and competitive offers. The opening also provided its first 100 customers with a welcome gift. SPAR opens its first store in the town of Saldus SPAR revealed the first store is located 120km west of the capital city of Riga in the town of S...
12 August 2022
Emart is planning to open two more supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City. First expansion since 2015 Emart is one of the largest retailers in South Korea. It opened its first store in 2015 at Phan Van Tri in Go Vap district, but struggled to open more stores due to licensing challenges. The retailer was acquired by Thiso International Commerce and Services Corporation last year. With the local o...
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...