Retail and consumer goods industry news

21 January 2022
Retailers in Germany have been increasing their focus on sustainability, with the government also introducing initiatives to drive this. Rewe launches omnichannel campaign Rewe has rolled out a campaign called ‘Gutes beginnt mit mir’ (good things begin with me), in order to highlight the important role that shoppers have in making more sustainable choices. The campaign uses data and product...
20 January 2022
A new chief commercial officer is appointed, as Ryan McDonnell prepares to step into the CEO position. New chief commercial officer Last year the retailer announced Lidl GB CEO Christian Härtnagel would take the reigns of its German operations in March 2022. After serving more than five years in the post, and over 18 years with the retailer in a variety of roles and geographies, he hands ...
20 January 2022
Across all its operations, Migros has grown sales by 2.2% to CHF28.85 bn in 2021. Core business performing well Across the grocery business, Migros generated sales growth. Denner, its discount banner grew by 1.3% to CHF3.8 bn and convenience banner Migrolino grew by 4.3%. Migrol increased sales by 18.3% to CHF1.45 bn, driven by rising oil prices. Supermarkets and hypermarkets saw sales fall...
20 January 2022
We highlight five trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. RA subscribers can access the full report here . 1) Return of regional divergence COVID-19 removed a lot of the nuances between convenience stores in different markets and regions globally. Many retailers incorporated a wider selection of pantry and essential items. While some categories w...
20 January 2022
Boots UK announced the launch of its Boots Price Advantage programme, offering exclusive discounts for its Advantage Card holders.   Boosting savings for its loyalty scheme members Boots UK is offering its Boots Advantage Card members special prices across 150 selected products every month. The programme is launching nationwide, across 2,000 stores in the UK. The exclusive prices will be...
20 January 2022
Loblaw’s drugstore business, Shoppers Drug Mart, is testing vending machines in the Ontario market. Essential items Shoppers Drug Mart is partnering with transit company Metrolinx to test smart vending units at selected GO stations, including Union Station Bus Terminal in Toronto, Burlington GO Station and at Oshawa GO Station . Customers can purchase a wide range of essential items includi...
19 January 2022
We round up some of the latest initiatives by Circle K, including the latest technology that it has introduced to enable frictionless fuel payments in Europe. Using technology to improve the experience  Following the roll-out of Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to 284 stores in Sweden last year, Circle K is now expanding deployment in Norway and Denmark. In the latter, the reta...
19 January 2022
As the market continues to consolidate through the merger of Plus and Coop, Detailresult Groep plans to split apart its two supermarket chains into separate legal entities and Plus trials the Nutri-Score label for the third time, we round up news from the market. Merger of Plus and Coop approved, with conditions… Following the previous announcement of their plan to merge , Plus and Coop ...
19 January 2022
Unless Brazilians live in the city of São Paulo (where grocery convenience stores concentrated), most consider convenience retail to be the stores located at petrol forecourts. ampm (operated by the Brazilian fuel company Ipiranga) is the largest forecourt convenience operator in Brazil. With over 2,000 points of sale, it is also the biggest convenience retailer in the country. In December ...
18 January 2022
The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced an expanded collaboration to ramp up the use of third-generation autonomous vehicles for grocery deliveries. A partnership that dates back to 2018 Back in 2018,  Kroger and Nuro have launched their first delivery pilot  using all-electric, autonomous vehicles. According to Nuro, its third-generation model has double the cargo volume of its secon...