Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

20 November 2013
Walmart is launching a pre-Black Friday savings event this week, lowering prices on a range of products to match selected Black Friday offers at Target, Toys R’ Us and Best Buy, one week early. Aiming to minimise the impact of its competitors on Black Friday With Walmart and its competitors announcing their key Black Friday promotions last week, this has provided the retailer with the oppor...
20 November 2013
Auchan is offering customers the chance to choose their own promotion via Facebook at one of its French hypermarkets in Meriadeck, Bordeaux. Three products, three days to vote, one day to buy Customers may vote on three weekdays from 19 November, from a choice of three products, for the one they would like to see on promotion on Saturday 23 November. The three products comprise two fresh ...
19 November 2013
It has been reported Waitrose has extended its deal with Welcome Break for a further ten years.  Franchise extended  Waitrose, who currently have 19 stores trading as part of Welcome Break service stations has extended its franchise partnership for another ten years. The retailer, who first partnered with the service station operator in 2009, will also add another six stores to its network, t...
18 November 2013
Walmart reported international sales growth of 0.2% for Q3 last week. We take a closer look at its performance in Latin America. Central America outperforming Mexico Consolidated net sales increased by 2.2%, led by Central America where sales were up 4.8%. In Mexico, sales were up 1.7% over last year, but the economic slowdown affected comparable store sales which were down 2.8%. Walmex's ...
15 November 2013
Grocery retailers globally continue to channel investment into the development of their fresh food offers. With the goal of driving stronger traffic, improving the store experience, and providing shoppers with inspiration, store formats and concepts are being developed which bring this to life. As a recognised strength for North American retailers, our latest insight presentation, Seven prin...
14 November 2013
Leading UK value superstore retailer, Asda has reported like-for-like performance of +0.3% in the 13 weeks to 4 October, representing its twelfth consecutive quarter of underlying growth. Three strategic priorities for 2018 Setting out its vision for the next five years Asda has identified three key focuses for development going forward. The aim will to be improve the core business, ext...
14 November 2013
Leading Chinese grocery retailer Sun Art has reported revenue growth of 11.7% to RMB 65.91bn (USD 10.74bn) and net profit growth of 26.4% to RMB 2.18bn (USD 357.8m) for the nine months to 30 September 2013. ‘Proactive plan to expand store network’ contributes to strong performance Sun Art, a joint venture between French retailer Auchan and the Taiwanese Ruentex Group and operates hypermarke...
14 November 2013
Whilst China Resources Enterprise's retail division reported double digit turnover growth for the third quarter, profit saw a steep decline. Retail: consistent turnover performance, but feeling cost pressures CRE's reported 14.5% growth in turnover for the third quarter, to HKD112.4 billion (US$14.5 billion). Each of its consumer goods divisions made a positive contribution to this performan...
14 November 2013
Belgium-based Colruyt has opened the first of its fourth generation stores in Halle, a development that sees a number of changes made to the store format. Evolution leads to removal of specific in-store features The new store provides shoppers with clearer pricing, clearer aisles through the removal of ladders from the store and the elimination of paper order forms for purchasing meat from th...
14 November 2013
Chile-based multi-format retailer Falabella has announced third quarter sales saying that consolidated sales rose by 13.1% to CLP1.6 trillion (US$3.1 billion). Revenue growth aided by store growth The retailer noted that its performance was aided by the additional sales area added over the last twelve months, which included the acquisition of home improvement chain Construdecor in Brazil, and...