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10 July 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn considers the supermarket of the future and prepares to trial checkout-free stores, while Jumbo bids for Sligro’s Emté business. Albert Heijn considers the supermarket of 2025.... As Albert Heijn gets ready to celebrate its 130th anniversary, it is considering the supermarket of 2025. Commenting on this, Albert Heij...
06 July 2017
Morrisons has extended the reach of its home delivery service with the launch of direct deliveries from stores in North-East England. Focus on the North-East The new service will provide access to morrisons.com for around half a million shoppers, including the major population centres of Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Darlington. This a region currently beyond the reach of Ocado's fulfilme...
06 July 2017
This week Amazon completed its purchase of Middle Eastern online retailer, Souq.com, for a reported AED2.13 bn (US$580m). We take a closer look at what this means for e-commerce development in the region, and how it will affect grocery retailing. The largest online retailer in the Middle East Souq.com has localised operations in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt. It also ships internatio...
05 July 2017
We round up the latest news from Germany. This includes Edeka's launch of the Foodstarter platform, Rewe's online trial in Penny and free delivery for VIP customers more broadly, as well as dm testing free click & collect. Edeka introduces Foodstarter as it targets new suppliers Edeka has unveiled a new online platform, Foodstarter , where new food suppliers can present their products to...
05 July 2017
Ocado reports increased sales and order volumes in H1, despite profit challenge due to investment in new Andover CFC. Growth in customer numbers, orders, and revenues Ocado’s retail revenue was up 12.5% to £659.6m, delivering more market share in the growing online channel, which we forecast to be worth £16bn by 2022 . Order volumes grew by 15.6% to an average of 260,000 orders per week,...
04 July 2017
Sainsbury's has reported a strong performance in Q1 as it continued to integrate Argos into its business and progressed its food strategy. Sharp pick-up in growth Ex-fuel retail sales for the group increased by 2.7% in the 16 weeks to July 1st, a big step up the 0.7% result for Q4. LFL sales were up by 2.3%, benefiting from the late timing of Easter and Mother's Day. Adjusting for this impa...
04 July 2017
Qicheng Venture Capital, an investment fund backed by Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com has made a strategic investment in brick-and-mortar fresh produce chain store operator Qiandama. The investment Qiandama was founded in 2012 and currently operates over 260 community stores, selling over 500 types of vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat and cooked food. The company previously raised two rounds...
29 June 2017
Ocado has launched the UK's first autonomous grocery delivery trial in Greenwich, London. Partnering with the GATEway Project Ocado Technology has partnered with the GATEway Project (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) for the UK's first driverless grocery delivery trial. The trial involved delivering free groceries using an electric self-driving van called CargoPod, to residents in ...
27 June 2017
Tesco has launched a one hour moped delivery service to customers in inner London in a move that will help it compete with Amazon Prime Now. Tesco Now Using the Tesco Now app, customers can order up to 20 items from a range of 1,000 products. The range includes everyday products, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, bakery goods and dairy, as well as pet, baby, health and beauty produc...
27 June 2017
We share the latest developments from the country’s leading retailers. Albert Heijn has selected the winner of its 'AH Product Pitch' event while Jumbo opens five stores and announced a partnership with Intracoop. Albert Heijn selects Albert’s Deli as 'AH Product Pitch; winner… Albert Heijn has selected the winner of its ‘AH Product Pitch’ event. This is an initiative ‘to encourage you...