Events and promotions news  

15 May 2014
Tesco is trialling a new service at its Bethnal Green Metro store in London that allows customers to shop in-store and have their groceries delivered to their homes. Free delivery to homes within three miles The new concept is called 'Shop&Go' and it is believed that the service could be extended to other stores in the future. Customers who spend over £35 have the option to leave their groc...
15 May 2014
As 7-Eleven in Japan celebrates its 40th birthday, we share our favourite summer product and promotional innovations from this leading global convenience chain. Signature products with a twist Selected 7-Eleven stores in the US are serving the signature Slurpee drink using accessories with a special twist for the summer: novelty jam-jar style cups with moustache straws. Available in fou...
14 May 2014
Mobile interaction is key to succeed The new iBeacon technology will be used in conjunction with Walgreens’ mobile coupon program. At present, customers can virtually clip and save coupons while browsing the app, and retrieve the rewards at the checkout. The new technology will alert those who have opted into the iBeacon technology to their saved coupons in-store. This will remove the dependen...
12 May 2014
Netherlands-based Coop Supermarkten has announced its full year results for 2013, while in a separate announcement it said it would be launching a new loyalty card in order to help it offer personalised offers. Revenues grew 7% in 2013, driven by new stores The retailer said that in 2013 revenues grew 7% to €832 million, aided by nine net new stores (15 were acquired and six were closed). Coo...
12 May 2014
Tesco has rolled out contactless technology to all of its 6,000 payment points in 500 of its London stores. Making the shopping experience faster and easier The upgrade to the system forms part of Tesco's London Project, where the team headed up by Andrew Yaxley is looking to take a differentiated approach in the capital in order to maximise the opportunity. Yaxley commented on the development,...
12 May 2014
Tesco Malaysia has invested RM40 (US$12.4m) in reducing its prices on around 300 products. New investment in high priority Malaysian business The new investment is part of the retailer's campaign of 'Every Day Low Prices' that launched at the start of May and is scheduled to run until February 2015. Despite many external pressures impacting sales in Tesco's operations across Asia in its 2013/14...
12 May 2014
The growth of Australia's online grocery market has been slow to take off when compared to many markets across Europe, however impressive growth is rapidly helping it catch up, with Woolworths leading the way. 50% year-on-year sales growth Woolworths is now able to deliver online groceries to 96% of Australian homes, with its online sales growing 50% in the third quarter of its financial year ...
09 May 2014
Discounter Lidl has revealed that it is behind Secret Garden Dublin: a pop up restaurant in Meeting House Square from 5th to 9th May. All Irish menu The Secret Garden was hosted by Dublin Pop Up, co-owned by chefs Harry Colley and C úán Greene, but diners had no idea that they were feasting on meals created solely by Lidl products. Colley and Greene created dishes with an Irish Nostal...
08 May 2014
The single-price point retailer has revealed full year sales of almost £1bn for 2013/14. S ales near £1bn mark In its full year update, Poundland has revealed it achieved sales of £997.8m in the year to 30th March, an increase of 13.3% on the previous year. While the value retailer will disclose its full audited results on 3rd July, it is said to have delivered 'a good underlying profit ...
08 May 2014
Waitrose plans to grow online wine share with the launch of its new dedicated wine site, Waitrose Cellar . Expertise and advice for online customers The website, which replaces Waitrose Wine Direct, is well-equipped to help customers choose their wine with its high level of information and recommendations from the wine team. With a range of over 1,200 wines, spirits and champagnes, custome...