Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

12 July 2021
Coop Italia has announced half its cooperatives saw increased sales in 2020. Coop Italia’s individual cooperatives Coop Italia comprises of: Unicoop Firenze Coop Alleanza 3.0 Novacoop Coop Liguria Coop Lombardia Coop Centro Italia Unicoop Tirreno Coop Italia’s results breakdown Coop Lombardia reported growth of 9.3%, generating sales of €1.05 bn in 2020. The ...
11 July 2021
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is working together with Reliance Retail in India to launch an in-store vending machine for its home care products.  This machine allows customers to refill any bottle with Surf Excel, Comfort and Vim, enabling lower plastic usage in the country. Customers can bring their own bottle or purchase a recyclable container from Reliance Smart Several suppliers fin...
09 July 2021
Gruppo VéGé is set to expand its network in northern Italy, in partnership with DADO SpA, while Famila has also declared it plans to expand its network in 2021 too. Additionally, SPAR Italy has revealed four new store launches, which focus on a local and sustainability approach. Gruppo VéGé collaborates with DADO SpA   Gruppo VéGé plans to continue to expand its network in northern Italy. T...
06 July 2021
Market leader Sonae plans to expand its Meu Super banner in 2021, while Aldi has introduced its first proximity store and Mercadona set out €400m investment plans to expand its presence in Portugal. Separately, Aqui é Fresco announced its sales grew to €437m in 2020, an increase of 12% compared to 2019. Sonae MC to expand Meu Super’s presence Sonae MC is to expand its Meu Super banner in Po...
02 July 2021
Asda has moved to introduce a new rapid delivery service. The service, which follows a successful trial will be available on its full range of over 30,000 products. The initial launch will see three Asda stores offering the service from this week, with a quick rollout possible should it take off. Customers will be charged a flat rate of £8.50 for each delivery but there is no minimum spend ...
30 June 2021
In its new UK channel forecasts report, IGD maps out its expectations of how the food and grocery sector will move on from last year’s exceptional expansion. IGD predicts that last year’s 8.5% growth will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and then to 0.9% in 2022, as shoppers economise and the foodservice sector reclaims sales. This sharp decline will be followed by a period of modest recovery, that wil...
28 June 2021
As the retailer trials a further shop-in-shop in France and looks to drive its omnichannel strategy in Portugal, we round up news from Auchan. Auchan to drive online growth Portugal… In a separate announcement, Auchan Portugal is to invest €30m in the timeframe to 2025 to help it improve the shopping experience people receive online. This investment, which follows it spending €1m initially ...
24 June 2021
Lotus’s launches its first “Lotus Smart City Supermarket” concept in The Market Bangkok mall. Right in the middle of the city The store is located in a trendy mall near the Ratchaprasong intersection. It is within walking distance of Big C Ratchdamri and Central Food Hall Central World. This is a popular tourist destination with many retail businesses where even locals will go for shopping ...
23 June 2021
Spain-based buying alliance Grupo IFA, which includes members in its home market, Portugal, and Italy, has announced its consolidated turnover reached €32.2 bn in 2020, a rise of 21.8% on 2019’s figure. Strong growth seen across southern Europe markets Grupo IFA’s members in Spain, in conjunction with Portugal-based Sonae MC and Italy’s Gruppo VéGé together operated a total retail sales are...
23 June 2021
We explore how Spain-based Eroski has evolved so far in 2021. The group revealed Daniel Kretínský has acquired 50% of its Caprabo business, while it has announced plans to expand its Eroski Rapid banner through a partnership with Avia gas stations. Finally, we review Eroski’s 2020 results and its outlook for the next five years. Eroski sells off half of Caprabo Eroski has sold 50% of Caprab...