PX Mart is set to work with foodpanda to expand reach

Jerónimo Martins surpassed the €20bln sales milestone

Tesco to expand 'Whoosh' delivery service to 600 stores
Tesco has announced that its 1-hour delivery service Whoosh will be rolled out to at least 600 stores by the end of 2023, expanding the retailer's presence in the quick commerce arena. On a conference call to announce the group's 3rd quarter and Christmas trading results, Tesco's Ken Murphy revealed that Whoosh is currently available from 115 Tesco stores, and will be in "about 200 stores by the end of the financial year", before a rapid expansion next year.
Source: esmmagazine.com 

Portugal: Jerónimo Martins sees sales surpass €20bln milestone
Portuguese retail group Jerónimo Martins surpassed the €20bln sales milestone in full-year 2021, with all the group's banners contributing to its positive performance. According to preliminary data filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (CMVM), sales increased 8.3% year-on-year (+10.7% at constant exchange rates, +8% like-for-like), to €20.9bln.
Source: esmmagazine.com 

Taiwan: Supermarket chain PX Mart to work with foodpanda to expand reach
Taiwanese supermarket chain PX Mart is set to work with online food ordering and delivery platform foodpanda this year and gain access to 90% of the food delivery market in Taiwan, while also expanding its number of 24-hour outlets to 50, a top company official said.
Source: focustaiwan.tw 

The Dutch spend €40mln on flash delivery
Flash delivery startups have seen their turnover grow in the Netherlands. Research estimates that by the end of 2021, Dutch consumers were spending around 40mln euros per month on flash deliveries. This growth is expected to continue throughout this year, meaning that a total turnover of 1bln euros can be achieved in 2022. Research in November 2021 by Kantar, a Dutch research agency, concludes that around 700.000 Dutch consumers make use of flash delivery services. This is a strong growth, because in the 1st half of 2021, that amount was estimated at 200.000.
Source: ecommercenews.eu 

Russia: Magnit tallies up New Year sales
Magnit PJSC (the Company), one of the leading Russian retailers, has summarized its sales for the period preceding the New Year. From December 17 to December 31, 2021, the Company’s total revenue grew by 30.2% (+13.2% without Dixy) year-over-year, with LFL sales increasing by 7.4%, mostly due to the growth of the LFL average ticket. In total, during the last 2 weeks of 2021, customers made over 213mln purchases in Magnit.
Source: magnit.com 

DMA talks should result in clear rules for all players: EuroCommerce
EuroCommerce has reiterated its support for a Digital Markets Act (DMA) for the retail and wholesale sectors in Europe ahead of the talks between the European Parliament, Council and Commission. EuroCommerce director general Christel Delberghe said: "We ask co-legislators to ensure that the rules finally adopted are workable, clear for all players, and do not create unnecessary burdens or costs. In particular, we ask that the DMA reflects fully the differences between the various services provided by platforms and avoids fragmentation of the single market”.
Source: esmmagazine.com 

Lidl sees the strongest growth in France in run up to Christmas: Kantar
Lidl outperformed the rest of the French grocery market in the run up to Christmas, with rival Aldi also putting in a strong performance, the latest data from Kantar has shown. According to Kantar data for the P13 period (29 November to 26 December), Lidl posted growth of 0.6 percentage points, taking its market share to 6.9%.
Source: esmmagazine.com 

Grupo Chedraui releases its guidance for 2022 results
Grupo Comercial Chedraui, S.A.B. de C.V. announced its results guidance for fiscal year 2022 for both Mexico and the United States: "For 2022, we expect a same-store sales growth in Mexico above 4.5%, thus achieving 2-year growth above 12%, demonstrating the Company's organic growth capacity. At Chedraui USA, sales are expected to be more dynamic than in other years due to the global inflationary environment. In dollars, the El Super and Fiesta operations are expected to grow 3.5% in same-store sales, while the same-store sales for the Smart & Final operation is expected to grow 2.5% in 2022. Our organic growth considers the opening of 1 Chedraui Store, 5 Super Chedraui and 25 Supercito in Mexico, while in the United States the opening of 2 new stores is projected under the Smart & Final banner".
Source: prnewswire.com 

US: Coborn’s names Dave Meyer president
St. Cloud, Minnesota-based grocer Coborn’s Inc. named current chief operating officer Dave Meyer as the new president of the company. Meyer is only the 2nd person outside the Coborn family to hold that position in the 101-year history of the company. He replaces Chris Coborn, who will continue to lead the company as chairman and CEO.
Source: supermarketnews.com 

US: ALDI opens 2 stores in Buford and Marietta, expanding the grocery retailer’s presence in Atlanta area to nearly 60
Value grocer ALDI debuted stores in Buford and Marietta, at 1705 Mall of Georgia Blvd. and 249 Cobb Parkway SE, respectively. Buford welcomed the new grocery store on Thursday, January 6, 2022, and an opening in Marietta is planned for Thursday, January 20, 2022. Both stores will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. These new locations are part of the company’s “aggressive” national expansion, the company told What Now Atlanta in an email.
Source: whatnowatlanta.com 

US: Trigo tests frictionless stores for Wakefern Food Corp., largest U.S. supermarket Co-Op
Trigo, an Israel-based computer vision company disrupting retail with frictionless checkout technology, and Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the U.S., announced an agreement to pilot an autonomous supermarket making use of Trigo's AI-based frictionless checkout technology.
Source: prnewswire.com 

US: Safeway launches online SNAP purchasing & expands food insecurity initiatives
National supermarket chain Safeway has announced several initiatives aimed at addressing food insecurity. Launching this month, Safeway is now accepting food stamp dollars for online purchases for home delivery or pickup.
Source: forbes.com 

Instacart doubles down on its ready-made meals offering with new hub and faster delivery
Instacart is introducing a new “Ready Meals” hub to make it easier for users to discover and order ready-made meals from grocery stores on its app. The on-demand grocery delivery platform has offered ready-made meals since January 2020 but says the option was not as visible or prominent in its app, which is why it’s launching the new hub.
Source: techcrunch.com 

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