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25 February 2022
France’s Casino reported group net sales fell 0.8% in 2021, at constant exchange rates, dragged down by its performance in its home market. On a two-year basis Casino said sales were up 6.9%, although even here sales in France were down, with its operations in Latin America offsetting the challenges it is seeing in its home market. France: all banners suffered fall in sales in 2021… Reporti...
25 February 2022
Target is set to test two enhancements to its curbside pickup service, Drive Up, later this year. In selected markets, customers will be able to add a Starbucks order or make a return through the service. Making it easy for shoppers When the Starbucks feature becomes available, shoppers will be able to place an order via the Target app from the coffee chain’s menu. A Target Drive Up team me...
24 February 2022
In an article in Le Figaro, Michel-Edouard Leclerc has discussed the retailer’s performance in 2021, saying it had seen revenue growth of 3%. Growth in 2021 comes after a contraction in 2020 Revenue growth of 3% in 2021 follows on from a contraction of 0.8% in 2020 in France, to €40.9 bn, excluding fuel. The company’s 2020 results were impacted by challenges at its hypermarkets, which suffe...
24 February 2022
As SberMarket announces its full year results and its parent company Sber and X5 discuss their on-going cooperation, we round up news about grocery ecommerce from across the region. SberMarket tripled turnover in 2021 in Russia… SberMarket, which is part of the Sber ecosystem, reported its turnover tripled to RUB58.6 bn (US$732.8m) in 2021, including VAT and excluding promotions. The comp...
22 February 2022
Coles has released its FY22 half year results with gross sales up 1.8% to AU$21,204m and EBIT down 4.4% to AU$975m. Supermarkets' sales up 2.0% to AU$18,582m Despite being up against strong comparatives, Coles continued to drive growth within its supermarkets division, with LFL sales growth of 1.4% in Q1 and 1.6% in Q2. On a two-year basis sales remained inflated, up 9.6%. As restrictions e...
22 February 2022
Ocado Group and Groupe Casino have signed a memorandum of understanding, enabling Ocado to work with other retail partners in France. End of exclusivity agreement Ocado Group first partnered with Groupe Casino in 2017. It was the first international retailer to go live with an Ocado Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC). The extension of the agreement between Ocado and Groupe Casino will see ...
22 February 2022
One of the USA’s leading grocery retailers, Albertsons, is partnering with DoorDash to launch a new 30-minute delivery service for online grocery orders. We look at how this fits into the quick commerce segment and what it could mean for its future evolution. Launching in 20 major cities The launch will see Albertsons and DoorDash, a leading on-demand delivery service for retailers and rest...
21 February 2022
In October, new regulations around high fat, salt, or sugar (HFSS) products will come into force in England and Wales, impacting how and where these products are sold both in-store and online. In January 2023, there are likely to be additional regulations regarding how HFSS products are advertised online. While industry waits for more details to be confirmed, Retail Analysis from IGD has publi...
21 February 2022
South Korea approves robots on city roads by 2023. Various robots are being tested in South Korea, but mostly in controlled environment and indoors.   Delivery robots to become mainstream Source: Dilly Drive Food delivery service provider Woowa has already tested these robots and other delivery providers are considering to take part. These robots are not yet allowed on the streets o...
18 February 2022
Retailers and suppliers continually look to enhance shopper experience in store through new store concepts, features, technology, and category innovation. Whilst this will remain, innovative grocery stores and food service outlets continue to emerge, competing for shopper attention and share of wallet. Retailers and suppliers more than ever need to capture shopper engagement. Visit the most ad...