Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

27 October 2022
Central Retail is having its biggest transformation in its 26-year history by unifying its retail models under the Tops master brand. Source: Central Retail Building a strong brand DNA under Tops The food retail business will be reformed through four retail models: Tops, Tops Food Hall, Tops Fine Food and Tops CLUB. The new Tops brand comes with an updated, more moden-looking logo. ...
26 October 2022
Marks & Spencer continues to surprise and delight its shoppers with its new fresh food counters at its London Colney store. The counters launched this week and are already attracting lots of shopper attention and engagement. London Colney is one of Mark & Spencer’s renewal stores, showcasing the retailer’s latest thinking and providing convenience and inspiration for shoppers. Variety of cu...
18 October 2022
Singapore supermarket chain FairPrice has launched its “Greater Value Every Day” campaign. It is aiming to provide value pricing schemes to allay shoppers' concerns in the face of the rising cost of living.   Greater Value Every Day campaign The initiative includes four main discount and value offerings: 1. Affordable pricing and price freezes on essentials As part of “Everyday Low Pr...
14 October 2022
Aeon plans to accelerate the opening of malls and supermarkets in Vietnam. Building central kitchens in its malls Aeon plans to build central kitchens that can prepare fresh bread and ready-made dishes in its malls. These will then by delivered to its smaller supermarkets. Aeon Mall in Ha Dong, Hanoi is one of the malls that has a central kitchen. It ships 60 different kinds of bread and...
13 October 2022
Stuart Machin’s nine point plan aims to accelerate M&S’s food growth and rebalance the overall business amid ongoing cost pressures. It ranges from cutting the cost base to improving the omnichannel experience. 10-15% increase in space for food While closure of 67 M&S department stores (including food) has made the headlines, the retailer is simultaneously planning to open 104 Simply Foo...
12 October 2022
Carrefour continues to innovate across Europe. In Italy it has launched its first remodelled hypermarket, to help drive growth in the channel, while it has also increased its commitment to reducing food waste, as Carrefour Belgium and Carrefour Poland aim to tackle the issue. Carrefour Italia reveals its first remodelled hypermarket Carrefour Italia has opened its first updated hypermarket,...
06 October 2022
September was a historic month with the sad passing of our longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II. Alongside this, we saw a new Prime Minister appointed and the ‘mini budget’ that was announced on the 23rd of September. Every month on ShopperVista, we talk to over 1,000 British food and grocery shoppers to explore their behaviour, missions, sentiment and preferences across a range of diff...
05 October 2022
Central Food Retail (CFR) has opened its first membership store, which focuses on premium imports in Thailand. Warehouse-style space with three zones Tops CLUB is behind Bangkok’s Central Rama 2 and has a selling space of 15,000 sq.m. It carries 3,500 products in five categories: dry grocery and beverage, fresh food, alcohol, general merchandising and household. 70% of the products are impo...
29 September 2022
Following a successful trial of its Restaurant Hub concept at the Selly Oak store last year, Sainsbury’s (in partnership with Boparan Restaurant Group) has kicked off the nationwide roll out with a second opening at its Sydenham store in South East London. A total of 30 stores will be transformed into these dining destinations over the next year, with aspirations to roll the concept out to 15...
29 September 2022
Morrisons has reported total sales, including fuel, rose 4.5% to £4.8 bn in the 13 weeks to 31 July, driven by new space and fuel sales. The retailer said its adjusted EBITDA fell to £177m, from £356m in the same period in 2021, as it faced ‘ unprecedented inflationary pressures ’ on its business. Q3 like-for-like sales showed sequential improvement Morrisons Q3 like-for-like sales, excludi...