Hypermarkets and supermarkets news

04 October 2021
As the Colruyt Group announces a profit downgrade for its 2021/22 financial year, it is continuing to invest in adding new Bio-Planet and Colruyt Professionals stores as it looks to maintain its long-term strategic focus. Colruyt spotlights competitive Belgian market with profit downgrade As part of its AGM Colruyt’s chief executive, Jef Colruyt, said the retailer’s consolidated operating p...
28 September 2021
The UK food and drink market continues to face a period of unprecedented change.  As we all learn to live with coronavirus there is a general movement back to pre-pandemic patterns, but not for everything – some behaviours will have changed fundamentally for the long term. And it’s not only the pandemic that is stimulating these changes.   Companies are also learning how to operate in a pos...
27 September 2021
As Netherlands-based Jumbo opens its 700th store and plans for its first City store in Belgium, we round up these and further developments as it looks to embed its omnichannel strategy. Jumbo opens its 700th store… As the retailer continues its expansion programme, it has opened its 700th store in the Gelderlandplein shopping centre in Amsterdam. The 950 sq. m Jumbo City will be open seven ...
27 September 2021
As Lineaires reports on Système U’s results and Picard and Cora investigate new growth opportunities, we round up news from France. Système U sees sales rise 3% in H1 Local trade publication Lineaires has reported Système U’s sales rose 3%, excluding fuel, in H1 2021. The organisation’s growth was mainly been driven by its non-food activities, which supported its hypermarkets, with sales of...
20 September 2021
DIA has reported group turnover decreased by 9.1%, to €3,193.7m, in the first half of 2021. DIA’s sales performance by market The retailer operates in four markets: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Portugal. By market it reported: DIA Spain announced its H1 sales of €2,089.7m, a decrease of 7.7%, compared to H1 2020 DIA Portugal revealed a decline of 4.2% to €296.3m in H1 2021 DIA Brazil...
17 September 2021
As Auchan looks to embed its new strategy, its operations in Spain and Portugal roll out initiatives that support this outlook. Auchan Portugal launches Pick&Go service… Auchan Portugal has launched a new ecommerce service for urban shoppers under the brand name Pick&Go. The service, which is available at two independent locations in Lisbon and from one MyAuchan store in the city, will enab...
14 September 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. The initiative will be available in 10 large Tesco stores. Tesco and Loop offer shoppers 88 products, which includes popular brands and products from Tesco private label range. The retailer is aiming to add more products throughout ...
13 September 2021
Kroger’s omnichannel ecosystem supported better than expected results for Q2. However, the retailer anticipates prices of grocery products to increase in the second half of the year due to higher inflation. Success of its omnichannel ecosystem Despite digital sales decreasing by 13% (+114% two-year basis) during Q2, shoppers continued to shop in stores as identical store sales only decrease...
10 September 2021
Amazon has announced it will launch its Just Walk Out technology at two Whole Foods Market stores in Washington, D.C. and Sherman Oaks, California next year.  Hybrid in-store payment Shoppers at the two Whole Foods Market stores will have the option to skip the checkouts and shop with Just Walk Out technology, or checkout via the store’s self-checkout lanes. They will be greeted by a Whole ...
02 September 2021
Caprabo announced it is increasing the breadth of its range, while Lidl has launched its new vegetarian range, Vemondo. Separately, Eroski has added its new convenience format at service stations and Alimerka has reported sales growth of 10% in 2020. Caprabo increases assortment in its new stores Caprabo has said it is increasing the size of its assortment, offering shoppers approximately 12,...