Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

12 August 2021
Asda has invested in digital foodservice start-up Lean Kitchen Network (LKN) and plans for a four store shop-in-shop trial as it forges ahead with imaginative initiatives to drive growth at its larger stores. What does LKN do? LKN is a specialist in developing on trend eateries by partnering with large hotel operators, restaurants and pub chains to transform under-utilised kitchen space. It...
12 August 2021
Kroger announced a new partnership with Kitchen United to add ghost kitchen to its supermarkets. Leading with fresh by offering quality and freshly prepared meal As part of its strategy to lead with fresh , Kroger is accelerating its development with freshly prepared meal solutions. The retailer announced a new partnership with meal delivery specialist Kitchen United to add ghost kit...
11 August 2021
Finland's Kesko has grown its market share by 5% since 2014 and doubled its operating margin since that time too. Its hypermarkets and supermarkets account for 60% of grocery sales. As is the case in much of Europe, Kesko’s large stores have outperformed other physical store channels during the pandemic. Hypermarket sales grew by 13% in 2020, while supermarket sales increased by 9%. K-Citym...
11 August 2021
A.S. Watson Group, the retail division of CK Hutchison, has released its unaudited financial results for the first six months of the year ending 30 June 2021. Easing of lockdowns and reduction of store closures have driven growth Total revenue of the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer has grown by 12% due to the gradual easing of restrictive lockdowns around the world ...
05 August 2021
The Restaurant Hub is a new joint venture between Boparan Restaurant Group and Sainsbury’s, situated in the retailer’s Selly Oak store.  Launched last week, the food court concept is the latest of several recent partnership initiatives by the two companies who have recently unveiled  Caffe Carluccio’s coffee shop in Sainsbury’s St Albans and  Carluccio’s pizza counter and deli in Sainsbury’s Le...
04 August 2021
After a massive sales surge in 2020, leading retailers have been stepping up their refreshment efforts and testing new concepts this year. We look at the latest initiatives at FairPrice and Dairy Farm. FairPrice Finest Gourmet (Balmoral Plaza)   FairPrice Finest is the premium banner from the leading retailer. It has just launched a new format under Finest Gourmet this week. The store has a...
02 August 2021
Dairy Farm International has reported that its sales dropped by 4% in the first half of the year to US$ 14bn.  As last year’s strong consumer buying patterns normalised, the Group’s underlying profit has decreased by 69%, from US$ 105m in the prior year to US$ 32m for the first six months of 2021. Difficult to match sales surge in 2020, as shopper behaviour normalises It has been a challeng...
30 July 2021
Asda has announced plans to expand its refill range at its sustainability store in Middleton, Leeds. The expansion will see it add over 50 new product lines to its refill zone. What brands has Asda worked with? The aim of Middleton is to help shoppers reduce, recycle, and reuse packaging, while also highlighting sustainable initiatives can be provided at affordable prices. The brands Asda p...
29 July 2021
Casino has reported Q2 results showing continued pressure in its home market, even on a two-year basis, was being offset by strength in its operations in Latin America. In Q2 2021 Casino reported total sales fell by 6.5%, to €7.3 bn, with organic and same-store sales down by 2.4% and 4.1% respectively. However, the retailer did note the high basis of comparison with Q2 2020, when lockdowns wer...
29 July 2021
Continente is expanding its partnership with Uber Eats, while Mercadona continues to grow its presence in the market. Separately, Pingo Doce has extended to its private labels with the launch of an active lifestyle range. Continente expands alliance with Uber Eats Sonae MC-owned Continente has expanded its partnership with Uber Eats, offering shoppers access to take-away meals from over 40 Co...