Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

24 May 2021
We look at Metro’s latest new store opening, operated by its franchise partners, Frédéric and Martin Thibeault. COVID-19 legacy The 31,425 sq ft store is the fifth to be operated by the Thibeault family and forms part of a broader commercial development being undertaken by the family. It will also incorporate one of Metro’s other key formats, a Jean Coutu health and beauty store. One of the...
20 May 2021
In an interview in Retail Week, Asda’s chief customer officer, Preyash Thakrar discussed how Asda wants to adapt its stores to become retail destinations for shoppers. Partnerships to play key role in future Thakrar highlighted the success it was seeing with its partnerships with third party retailers like Accessorize, B&Q, Fragrance Point, Decathlon, Music Magpie, and The Entertainer. The ...
18 May 2021
Food-to-go, one of the categories hardest hit by changes in shopper behaviour during the pandemic, has become a key battleground for retailer sales growth.  Retailers are facing tough comparatives against the peak sales of April and May last year and are looking for categories that can boost sales to offset those that will lose ground as hospitality reopens. With people already moving around m...
18 May 2021
Singapore moves to shut down part of the economy in a phase of heightened alert (Phase 2). A gradual tightening from April Singapore had been making good progress in controlling the spread of the virus until April. However, a pattern of local unlinked community transmissions had persisted since the beginning of May. The initial tightening measures include allowing social and workplace gathe...
14 May 2021
Dairy Farm International has reported that its sales in the first quarter of 2021 continue to be significantly affected by the pandemic.  Shopper behaviour has now normalised, affecting comparison with sales performance in 2020 Since spending patterns of consumers have now normalised compared with the high sales base in the first quarter of 2020, like-for-like sales of Dairy Farm’s grocery ...
13 May 2021
As part of its new strategy to lead with fresh, Kroger has launched an accelerator for local and regional fresh suppliers. This collaborative project aims at accelerating the pace of product innovation while evolving its fresh assortment to align with the growing demand from shoppers for local products. Supporting local and regional suppliers The “Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator” was ...
13 May 2021
Retailers are finding ways to achieve incremental increases in basket size and are developing their proposition to attract shoppers back to hypermarkets and large supermarkets. A key strategy being used is to modernise stores’ look and feel to encourage shoppers to return, especially if they are located out-of-town. Modernising stores’ look and feel is one strategy out of many In Q4 2020 we...
07 May 2021
On Tuesday 27 April Grupo Éxito (part of the French retail group Casino) opened its latest Éxito Wow store in Colombia, following an investment of COP10 bn (US$2.6m). The new store is the retailer’s twelfth in the Wow format and is the first to open in 2021. Source: Grupo Éxito Grupo Éxito reported solid annual sales growth of 13.9% for the Wow format in 2020. The majority of the ...
06 May 2021
After a period of logistical issues, which led to most retailers being unable to provide promotions or offers on most everyday items, market leader Mercadona has revealed plans to lower prices to meet its main strategy of offering shoppers everyday low prices. Separately, Bon Preu and Plusfresc announced 2020 results and 2021 investment plans. Mercadona lowers prices, sets its sights on Sev...
04 May 2021
In the last few weeks we have seen both Coles and Woolworths announce new AI-enabled solutions that it hopes will make stores both more efficient and better to shop. Coles to automate fresh produce replenishment Coles has partnered with Relex Solutions to replace its manual fresh produce ordering system with a new cloud-based AI platform. The new technology will help Coles maintain and impr...