Retail and consumer goods industry news

25 April 2022
A round up of the latest developments in quick commerce. Operators are focusing on value with Gorillas price matching Sainsbury’s Local in the UK and DoorDash launching a discounted membership scheme for students. Gopuff also names a former Amazon executive as senior vice president of its North American business. Gorillas price matches Sainsbury’s Local In a crowded sector, shoppers will...
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...
25 April 2022
Since the launch of Shell Café in April 2021 in the Netherlands , the concept has been rolled out to other markets. We highlight the latest developments and explain what can be learned. Shell Café available in more than 10 markets  The Shell Café concept has been launched in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Czech Republi...
22 April 2022
Home Bargains sales surpass £3bn The retailer’s revenue increased 20% in the year to 30 th June 2021 to £3.3bn. Alongside this, operational profit increased 52% to £394m in the period. Pre-tax profits rose similarly 51% to £396.7m. Growth was partly driven by new store openings, with the retailer opening 27 in 2021, bringing its total to 552 stores. This followed 19 store openings in 20...
22 April 2022
Canada’s Metro Inc. saw a flight to value in the second quarter against a backdrop of stronger inflation. While it was expected to moderate in the second half of the year, the outlook remains complex. Q2 key numbers Sales up 1.9% to $4,274m Food same-store sales up 0.8% Pharmacy same-store sales up 9.4%, with front-of-store up 13.3% Grocery ecommerce sales up 6.0% Net earning...
21 April 2022
Carrefour reports its first quarter sales rose 9.0% to €20,239m with like-for-like (LFL) sales up by 3.4%, we look at three key takeaways from the results announcement. 1. Carrefour continues to gain market share in France, Spain and Brazil Carrefour announced it increased its sales across France, Europe and Latin America. We highlight the three countries where the retailer is gaining market ...
20 April 2022
The newly launched store has an area of 3,400 sq.m. and carries more than 17,000 items. Catering to residential area The store is on Pattanakarn 30, an upscale residential area in Eastern Bangkok. It is the retailer’s first standalone store with parking space which aims to support shoppers who prefer to shop near their homes. There are major roads linking the large-scale real estate project...
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...
19 April 2022
Sam’s Club is evolving its Member’s Mark private label to be a purpose-driven brand. New brand identity Member’s Mark is the retailer’s sole private-label range having consolidated around 20 different brands in 2017. Over the last five years, it has continued to invest in product development and quality, with more than 1,200 new or reformulated items launched in the last two years. Building...
19 April 2022
Join us on Tuesday 26 April to hear from Robin Mills, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland who will present this year’s highly-anticipated Arena Savoy lecture. Attended by suppliers and operators in the eating out sector, this coveted event, will provide unrivalled knowledge that guests can take back to their businesses to help navigate the challenging economic landscape. Robi...