Indonesia news

04 October 2022
Indonesia-based HappyFresh, an on-demand grocery delivery provider, has streamlined its operations to focus on its domestic market, giving up its presence in Malaysia and Thailand. Restructuring towards a more streamlined business model HappyFresh was the first Instacart-style grocery delivery service to launch in Southeast Asia in 2014. Based in Indonesia, it expanded to Taiwan, Philippine...
08 August 2022
Dairy Farm International reported total revenue of USD 18,511mn, increased by 1%, and operating profit of USD 76mn, decreased by 37%, year-over-year in H1. It should keep improving sales and profitability, especially in food grocery retail, which suffered the most from COVID-19 impacts in the region. Sales normalizing in supermarket   Excluding the sales from non-grocery, associates and j...
31 May 2022
The retail giant plans to invest IDR 3.5tn (USD 240.7mn) for its growth strategy in 2022. Adding capacity to its store and warehouse networks The funds are to be allocated to open new stores, paying overdue outlet leases, buying land and building warehouses to reach a greater number of shoppers in Indonesia. Through the first quarter of 2022, Alfamart has already added 317 new stores i...
16 May 2022
The sustainability initiative is piloted by A.S Watson at the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre Superdrug store in Peterborough, UK. This follows some of the efforts introduced in its Asian stores like the refillable stations and plastic recycling programs. New Greener Stores Global Framework The global framework for sustainable practises introduced by A.S Watson takes a holistic approach ...
13 May 2022
Retailers and suppliers are taking small steps to invest in the metaverse in Asia. Get up to speed with the developments through this article and our report here . Indonesia: Alfamart convenience investing in the metaverse Alfamart is collaborating with an AR/VR company to bring the relevant technology to the business. Alfamart and WIR Group have been working together since 2015...
25 April 2022
This year's Ramadan celebrations are marked with families getting together and giving. We highlight three types of giving in Asia post pandemic. For more Ramadan executions, keep an eye for our full report on Ramadan and Eid coming in the next couple of weeks. 1. McDonald's Indonesia As the world opens up, McDonald’s Indonesia wants to encourage people to build new connections with those wh...
20 April 2022
Flipkart, Lazada and Tmall, leading ecommerce operators from across the region, are launching new customer-facing initiatives that tap into the desire to make better choices for people and the planet. Tmall introduces carbon emission product labelling Alibaba’s online marketplace Tmall is launching new product labelling to help shoppers understand environmental impact when making shopping w...
14 March 2022
Grab Holdings, Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing and delivery provider, reported a loss that doubled to US$1.1bn in Q4 2021, while SEA Limited that operates Shoppee had net loss that widened to US$616m in Q4 2021. Delivery Hero, which operates Foodpanda, reported losses of US$888m for the full year. SEA expects ecommerce business to continue growing Despite the net loss, its revenue jumped 106%...
09 February 2022
HappyFresh is growing its presence in three countries by opening dark stores. Beyond personal shopper service HappyFresh is an on-demand delivery aggregator that has been operating in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia since 2014. It is extending its service by adding dark stores in these countries. The stores have been launched for a couple of months and the retailer has seen month-on-month ...
28 January 2022
Like in all regions, COVID has impacted the food and consumer goods landscape in Asia, altering shopping habits, forcing retailers to rethink their strategies and accelerating trends. With omicron and the pandemic continuing to dominate headlines globally, what does this mean for the grocery industry across Asia in 2022? We have pulled out five trends that we believe will continue to evolve at pa...