Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

30 July 2013
Louis Delhaize’s general manager for Romania, Philippe Lejeune, has discussed how the retailer is looking to grow the retail footprint of its Cora brand in the country’s capital, Bucharest. Cora to add hypermarkets in 2014 Lejeune said that the retailer was looking to build two to three more hypermarkets in Bucharest in 2014. The new stores will see the retailer operate seven stores in the ci...
30 July 2013
In an upbeat announcement of its full year results, Woolworths reports operating sales of AUS $58.5bn, increasing 4.8% on the previous year, adjusting for the 53rd week of sales. 'Strategic Priorities' starting to bear fruit The retailer's sharpened focus on its core businesses and implementation of Strategic Priorities underscored sales growth in a period of consumer uncertainty and low ...
29 July 2013
Éxito has reported net revenue growth of 4.7% for the second quarter of 2013, attributing the majority of this increase to its local and international expansion plans. Acquisition in Uruguay boosting market share Éxito acquired the La Cabaña supermarket chain in Uruguay in July. The country's ninth-ranked retailer, it will add 1% of market share, according to Éxito. In the home market, É...
29 July 2013
Walmart de México y Centroamérica has reported solid results in Central America and a difficult period in Mexico for the second quarter of 2013. Difficult economic environment in Mexico As highlighted by Oxxo in its results statement, the economic environment in Mexico was weak, with 0.8% economic growth in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 4.9% in the same period of 2012. Poor growth...
25 July 2013
US Retailer Target has launched a new Beauty Concierge in stores across the US. Highly trained beauty enthusiasts Each store participating within the programme has been staffed with a highly trained Beauty Concierge who is available to give advice and answer any queries customers might have in-store. The Beauty Concierge is a trusted expert located in the beauty aisle who can provide custom...
25 July 2013
On a group basis Casino's sales rose by 40.4% in the second quarter of 2013 to €12,086m, following the consolidation of GPA in Brazil and Monoprix in France. However, the divisional performance in France underlines a more challenging position; hypermarket same store sales excluding fuel declined by 10.5%, while supermarkets were down 8.7%, on the same basis albeit with a negative calendar impact. ...
25 July 2013
The UAE-based operator of Carrefour’s hypermarkets and supermarkets in the Middle East has announced a first half trading statement that showed sales at its retail business unit rose by 9% to AED9.2 billion (US$2.5 billion). Company highlights milestones reached during H1 During the first three months of 2013 Majid Al Futtaim acquired the minority share in its joint venture with Carrefour , ...
25 July 2013
Following a strong performance in Q2, Big C reported interim sales of THB 30bn (USD 965m), growing 7.5% on last year. Its ambitious store opening plans are on target. Same store sales and rental income boosting Q2 performance Same store sales grew a robust 3% in the second quarter despite less favourable economic conditions than forecast. Successful marketing activity such as targeted coupo...
25 July 2013
The retail arm of India's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) reported growth of 53% in Q1, with turnover reaching IND 34.7bn (USD 588m). Strong Q1 performance across multi-format portfolio Same store sales growth ranged between 10-22% across Reliance Retail's varied grocery, jewellery, fashion and digital store network. The company operates over 1,500 stores across 134 cities in India ...
25 July 2013
Domestic retailer Mydin launches its new high-end Sam's Groceria banner to cater for Malaysia's affluent shoppers. Mydin adding to its multi-format portfolio Traditionally positioning itself as a value-orientated retailer, Mydin  operates a multi-format store portfolio including hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores and cash and carry outlets. Plans to diversify into premium grocer...