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12 January 2022
Following the release of Sainsbury’s Christmas and Q3 results, we explore the key trends that shaped performance. Grocery sales hold on to 2020 gains Total grocery sales may only be up 0.1% on last year 1 (or 0.8% excluding the impact of stores being closed on Boxing Day), but this is on top of last year’s stellar 7.4% growth. It’s enough to have increased Sainsbury’s volume market share t...
12 January 2022
As Zabka rolls out its staffless store solution in new locations and Carrefour appoints a director for Bringo International, we round up developments across markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Zabka opens Nano store in Decathlon store As Zabka expands the presence of its staffless Nano format, it has opened a new store in a Decathlon outlet. Zabka has opened 12 Nano stores, which uses te...
12 January 2022
A.S. Watson is partnering Amazon to launch a wider range of health and beauty products through a dedicated storefront. Amazon Singapore’s first partnership a health and beauty retailer Prime members will be able to buy from brands such as Aveeno, Biore, Cetaphil, Bifesta, Wavertree & London, L’Oréal Paris, Oral-B, Anessa, Tsubaki, ZA, and other items from facial care to health supplements. ...
05 January 2022
Walmart plans to recruit 3,000 associates as delivery drivers to support the expansion of its InHome delivery programme. Scaling the service Launched in 2019, Walmart’s InHome service enables customers to have their online grocery deliveries delivered directly into their homes. This includes their kitchen or garage refrigerator. With the service currently available to 6m households, t...
05 January 2022
Delivery Hero has signed an agreement to reach a majority stake in Glovo. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2022, subject to regulatory approvals. 15 million active users Glovo was founded in 2015 in Spain. It now operates in 1,300 cities in 25 countries across Europe, Central Asia and Africa. The quick commerce aggregator offers on-demand services from local restaurants, groceries, super...
04 January 2022
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has suspended Amazon’s 2019 deal with Future Group. This could lead to Amazon’s competitor in the market, Reliance Retail, acquiring Future Group’s retail operations. Meanwhile, Amazon India is set to launch Amazon Pharmacy in the country, allowing customers to purchase medications on Amazon’s website or app for delivery. Suspension of the deal I...
04 January 2022
We have just published our  online trends 2022   report . IGD Retail Analysis subscribers can read the full report  here . For those of you that are not subscribers, here is a few of our key trends to look out for: 1. Online-offline friction Retailers will continue to use technology to support all shoppers. However, to improve retailers’ profitability, we will see friction develop...
04 January 2022
Netherlands-based Jumbo saw its turnover rise 2% to €9.91 bn versus 2020, while removing the 53rd week in 2020 saw turnover increase by approximately 4%. Its ecommerce store drove sales, with turnover rising by 30% as the retailer continued to invest to add capacity. As it looks to build on its convenience offer in 2022, the retailer announced a strategic partnership with quick commerce delivery ...
20 December 2021
Several new initiatives indicate that quick commerce is about to take off in Canada. We look at some of the companies looking to be in the running. Aiming for sub-60-minute deliveries Although companies such as Instacart and Cornershop have been operating in Canada for a couple of years, they have been mainly focused on deliveries in as little as one hour. However, several companies are pos...
17 December 2021
Just Eat Takeaway and Asda have launched a grocery delivery partnership, marking Just Eat’s first grocery delivery deal with a supermarket in the UK. 1,000 products available to order from January From January, 1,000 Asda products, including fresh groceries, will be available to order from the Just Eat app seven days a week.  The service will be limited to five stores, with store locations ...