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One Stop has launched its new Selected by Tesco range across all its stores

Massmart Holdings in talks to close its Game stores in East and West Africa

Holland: Jumbo names Ton van Veen as temporary chief executiveDutch retailer Jumbo has named Ton van Veen as its temporary chief executive, following the stepping down of Frits van Eerd, the group said in a statement.Source: esmmagazine.com  UK: Selected by Tesco range now available in all One Stop storesOne…

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Gatik and Loblaw make history: First fully driverless deployment in Canada

Carrefour Brasil Group and Cornershop by Uber get into 15-minute delivery segment with "Carrefour Já"

Amazon makes first venture fund bets with $150mln for underrepresented foundersAmazon.com Inc is investing in outside venture capital funds for the first time, saying it planned to hand $150mln to firms that are backing underrepresented founders.Source: reuters.com  Gatik and Loblaw make history with first…

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Lidl GB to hire 1,000 staff in Britain over the next five months

SPAR International announces the brand’s entry into the Kazakhstan retail market

UK: Tesco lowers profit sights as British shoppers face squeezeTesco, Britain's biggest retailer, forecast full-year profit at the lower end of its previous guidance, blaming uncertainty over how a worsening cost-of-living crisis would affect consumer spending. Tesco, which has a 27% share of Britain's…

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Grubhub and Gopuff have formed a partnership

Procurant and Uber Freight US announced a partnership

US: Village Super Market, Inc. reports results for the Fourth Quarter Ended July 30, 2022Village Super Market, Inc. reported its results of operations for the fourth quarter ended July 30, 2022. Fourth Quarter Highlights: Net income of $12.6mln, an increase of 33% compared to $9.5mln in the fourth…

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GS25 has opened its 100th outlet in Mongolia

Deliveroo has opened its first shop in the UK

Italy: Alì closes stores on Sundays to save electricity billsItalian grocery retail group Alì has opted to close its stores on Sundays and holidays in order to save on energy bills. In addition, the supermarket group, mainly located in the Veneto region, is increasing the production of renewable energy,…

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Buggy has opened a new dark store in Ontario

PlantX Life has entered into an e-commerce partnership with The Very Good Food Company

US: Giant Food’s loyalty program boosts savings on grocery staplesRegional grocery chain Giant Food is offering shoppers a chance to save on grocery staples such as milk, bread, vegetables and more through its loyalty program promotion, the retailer announced. As grocery food prices remain high, store…

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Significant drop in first-half net profit for Esselunga

BinDawood Holding announce the opening of its first international store

Amazon’s first Belgian distribution centre is openBarely seven months after the announcement, Amazon’s first Belgian distribution centre is already completed and operational. The delivery centre is located in the south of Antwerp, in the new circular business park Blue Gate Antwerp. With a 5,764 m²…

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Too Good To Go announced its official launch in the greater Los Angeles area

Kroger celebrated the five-year anniversary of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste impact plan

EG America pushes ahead with Tom Thumb-to-Cumberland Farms rebannersEG Group, a leading convenience, coffee, and fuel retailer in the United States, has completed the first few of its many to come Tom Thumb to Cumberland Farms conversions in the Gulf Coast. Cumberland Farms has opened three stores with…

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Store network expansion for Aldi Nord

Co-op reported a sharp drop in its interim profits

UK: Co-op unveils new strategy with major multi-million pound price investmentCo-op unveiled a new-look food strategy with a renewed focus on convenience and commitment to offer greater value, led by a major £37mln investment to slash the price of over a hundred products. Everyday favourites, from pizza,…

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UNFI is adding 3 store locations and remodeling 2 existing stores

Walmart has officially opened its first “next-gen” fulfillment center

US: Misfits Market hosting repurposed-food challengeTo mark the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, Misfits Market and the Upcycled Food Association (UFA) are launching The Upcycling Challenge, a contest for food entrepreneurs to create an innovative, sustainable and tasty food product…

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Salling Group is launching a new discount chain BASALT

Morrisons reported a halving of its third-quarter core earnings

Amazon Fresh UK checkout-free stores cut prices amid cost of living crisisAmazon Fresh has launched a Price Cut promotion in the UK. Its 19 Just Walk Out technology powered stores have dropped the prices of over 200 products. 6 by Amazon Medium Free Range Eggs are now 88p, 500g of Happy Belly Penne are…

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Cardenas Markets is partnering with Amazon

Instacart launched Instacart Health

US: KeHE Distributors opens largest distribution center in Dallas, TexasKeHE Distributors (KeHE), one of the largest natural & organic, specialty, and fresh distributors in North America, will unveil its newest and largest distribution center on October 5th in Dallas Texas. The new center will add a…

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Star Concessions has announced the opening of Grab & Fly

UNFI: Partnership with robotics specialist Symbotic

US: Aldi store in Brooklyn showcases chain’s value formulaAldi gave a firsthand look at its low-price formula in a tour of its year-old store on Flatbush Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Produce and packaged goods are displayed in the crates and boxes they arrive in, cutting the time…

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Carrefour Italia: Continued revenue growth

Choppies registered a 141% growth in profit

Ahold Delhaize proposes to reappoint CEO Frans MullerAhold Delhaize announced that its Supervisory Board intends to propose the reappointment of Frans Muller as President and CEO and member of the Management Board at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 12 April 2023.Source: aholddelhaize.com  AEON…

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BigBasket has begun the process for a new round of funding

Reliance Retail is close to acquiring Bismi

UK: Morrisons helps customers by cutting prices on popular productsMorrisons is reducing the prices on 150 of its most popular products to help make customers’ money go further. The lower prices cover nearly 6% of Morrisons total volume sales and offer customers an average saving of 14%. Cupboard staples…

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Food Lion expands click-and-collect in North Carolina and Kentucky

Schnuck Markets plans to buy Fricks Market

US: BJ’s Wholesale Club announces opening date for its first Indiana locationBJ's Wholesale Club, a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, announced that its newest club in Noblesville, Indiana will open on Friday, September 30, 2022. The opening will bring the…

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CEO thinks about how to kickstart Circle K’s fresh food business

Costco held off on increasing its membership fees

What Kroger, Walmart & Target learned from China’s Alibaba about grocery’s futureOmnichannel retail is now critical for all the major players in the consumer sector, from grocers like Kroger to Target and Walmart. For supermarkets, a big digital prod came before Amazon’s Whole Food Markets acquisition in…

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M&S has launched a new range of vegetarian meals under the label Veggie

Aldi UK reported a 79% fall in 2021 operating profit

Australia: Aldi’s fruit and vegetables named best in supermarket industryAldi customers have ranked the budget supermarket’s fruit and vegetables better than its pricier competitors, according to a new poll. The results come from Canstar Blue’s Customer Awards where shoppers voted Aldi’s greens into the…

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Ninja Global launched

HappyFresh is ceasing its operations in Malaysia

UK: Top Morrisons executive feels Strain with exit after 10 yearsA top executive at Morrisons is in talks to leave, days after it emerged that the Bradford-based grocer had been displaced as Britain's fourth-biggest supermarket chain. Sky News has learnt that Trevor Strain, Morrisons' chief operating…

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Target plans to hire up to 100,000 seasonal workers for the holiday season

ALDI US: "Our fresh fruit and vegetable sales are up 70% in the last five years"

US: Costco Wholesale Corporation reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 operating resultsCostco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) announced its operating results for the 16-week fourth quarter and the 52-week fiscal year, ended August 28, 2022. Net sales for the quarter increased…

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M&S raises staff pay again

JD.com inaugurates an agricultural sibling

Co-op promotes talent with new food leadership succession planThe Co-op has announced a new leadership structure for its convenience and wholesale operations. After six years with the Co-op, with over five years as Food CEO, Jo Whitfield has decided that this is the right time to move on and pursue her…

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Walmart will hire 40,000 workers for the holiday season

Aldi: U.S. same-store sales rose in the double digits over the last 12 months

Amazon faces uphill battle as it rolls out Fresh chain, say expertsTwo years after Amazon debuted its first Amazon Fresh supermarket, the e-commerce giant faces an uphill climb in its effort to stand out against established operators of brick-and-mortar grocery stores, Wall Street analysts said during a…

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Sainsbury’s will open a new concept store: Sainsfreeze

El Confidencial: Amazon has suspended the construction of new warehouses in Spain until 2024

UK: Sainsbury's in talks to offload £500mln store portfolio to LXi REITJ Sainsbury, the supermarket chain, is in advanced talks to offload a portfolio of prime retail sites to a London-listed real estate investor for about £500mln. Sky News has learnt that LXi REIT, which has a market value of about…

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Tokyo Joe’s chain has been acquired by Salad Collective

GrubMarket has completed the acquisition of JC Produce

US: Market Basket named as top inflationary-times grocerMarket Basket beat out discount giants Aldi, Dollar General, Walmart and others as the top-ranked grocer for inflationary times in an inflation-focused edition of the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI). The dunnhumby RPI Special Inflation…

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Romanian Carrefour customers can exchange plastic bottles for fruits & vegetables

Sezamo launches in Italy

Germany: Edeka NST adds new members to its executive boardThe board of trustees of Edeka Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thüringen (NST) has announced a number of appointments to its executive board as the German retailer looks to 'future-proof' its executive board. Christian Remy will join the executive board of Edeka NST in September,…

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Jupiter launched with over 60 individual creator storefronts

BrightDrop: Launch of a new temperature-controlled eCart

US: Instacart offers grocers the future of grocery in a bundleInstacart is rolling out a suite of products designed to help grocers offer shoppers a next-gen grocery ecosystem. The company is debuting Connected Stores, a bundle of new and existing Instacart Platform technologies that will help grocers…

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Morrisons plans to open thousands more of its Morrisons Daily stores

MySuki: Online grocery platform with the largest footprint in the Philippines

Lidl announces management change in Latvia and EstoniaChairman of the board of Lidl Latvija and Lidl Eesti, Jākobs Jozefsons, will leave the role on 1 November 2022. He will continue his career with the parent company Schwarz Group as chairman of the board of Lidl Sverige, the discounter noted. Current…

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Big Y will be celebrating the official opening of new market in Norwood, Massachusetts

Kroger has gone live with its 10th Ocado-automated “spoke” site

US: Bold Commerce brings checkout lane impulse buys to online groceryBold Commerce, the ecommerce technology company that powers checkout and subscription experiences for leading retailers and DTC brands, announced its newest curbside checkout feature for brick-and-mortar and omnichannel retailers. Curb…

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Albert Heijn and WWF-NL start collaboration

John Lewis Partnership reported a loss for the first half of the year

Albert Heijn the top online supermarket in The Netherlands, survey findsAlbert Heijn is the first choice of online supermarket for Dutch shoppers, a new study by Deloitte has found, with some 54% of those that shop online ordering their groceries with the retailer. According to the consumer survey of…

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Superior Grocers has hit a milestone

Empire: Financial results for the first quarter

US: Amazon Fresh opens a new California storeJust a week after its last store opening, fast-growing Amazon Fresh opened yet another high-tech supermarket, this one in East Pasadena, California, the retailer announced. The 42,000-square-foot store is the company’s 44th Amazon Fresh location. It features…

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Total U.S. online grocery sales dipped less than 1% in August versus last year

Walmart Canada stores across the country are getting an automated AI-assist

US: Food Lion Feeds Apple Bag campaign to help provide at least 1mln meals to families in needIn partnership with customers, Food Lion will help provide at least 1mln meals to neighbors facing hunger through its annual Food Lion Feeds Apple Bag campaign. The campaign runs from September 14 - October 4…

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Yandex launches food delivery service Yandex Eats in Armenia

Coop Denmark is bringing some of its biggest retail chains together under unified banners

Belgium: Makro receives protection from creditorsThe Belgian branches of Makro and Metro have had their application for judicial reorganisation approved. The court of Antwerp grants the retail chain protection from its creditors.Source: retaildetail.eu  Finland: Kesko sees group sales up by 8.4% in AugustFor…

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Kantar: Aldi has overtaken Morrisons to become Britain's fourth-biggest supermarket group

LSA: Eureka centre will handle purchasing for six countries where Carrefour operates

India: Night delivery new war zone for online grocers; Instamart, Dunzo, Zepto, Blinkit all in raceGrocery ecommerce platforms are looking to open up a new battlefront - night delivery. Swiggy Instamart, the grocery delivery arm of restaurant delivery and search aggregator Swiggy, has extended grocery…

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C&S Wholesale Grocers has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services to build a new operations platform on Google Cloud

Wegmans discontinues self-scanning app

US: Argo AI kicks into high gear to build a business out of AV techArgo AI, the autonomous vehicle developer backed by Ford and VW Group, revealed an ecosystem of products and services designed to support commercial delivery and robotaxi operations. The products - a list that includes fleet management…

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Longest European Food Delivery by bike completed

JD’s first Shopping Festival of Agricultural Specialties kicked off

China: JD Super announces its new strategyJD.com’s omni-channel supermarket, JD Super, announced its business strategy titled “BOOST” during a press conference. The plan is intended to help JD Super navigate its business development. “BOOST” is an acronym. “B” as in “broaden” reflects JD Super’s…

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Alima raised $1.5mln in new funding

US Foods has completed the expansion of its distribution center in Marrero, Louisiana

Alima aims to build out Latin America’s perishable foods supply chainAlima, a Mexico-based supply chain startup, raised $1.5mln in new funding to continue developing data-driven tools for businesses to source the produce they need and have it delivered directly to them. The market for fresh produce in…

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Kroger sales up 9.3% in Q2

DoorDash partners with The Raley’s Companies

Amazon Fresh opens 2nd Pennsylvania locationAmazon Fresh opened its second store in Pennsylvania. The market in Broomall, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles from Philadelphia, is the retailer’s first store in the state with its proprietary “just walk out” technology that allows shoppers to skip the checkout…

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Just Eat’s grocery estate in the UK has expanded from 20 sites to over 1,500 sites

SPAR Gran Canaria maintaining its position as the market leader in the fruit and vegetable segment

Amazon poised to dethrone eBay as Australia’s top online retailerAustralia’s e-commerce industry is standing at the precipice of a monumental shift, as new data predicts Amazon is on track to dethrone eBay as the country’s top online shopping website. The American e-commerce giant, which launched in…

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DoorDash has partnered with Southeastern Grocers

Sources: Shopee shuts operations in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico

US: Uber partners with Nuro in push for autonomous food, grocery deliveryUber Technologies Inc said it has partnered with start-up Nuro to test food delivery via unmanned vehicles in some U.S. locations, expanding its tie-ups with companies focused on building self-driving machines. Tests with Nuro will…

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foodpanda has reportedly laid off 5% of its 1,200 staff in Singapore

Shufersal opens first checkout free store in Tel Aviv

Retail giant Aeon holding out as Japan dismantles controversial listingsAs many Japanese firms bow to pressure from shareholders and regulators to end the practice of listing subsidiaries - which critics say compromises corporate governance - one of the country's biggest retailers isn't buying it. Aeon…

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Misfits Market: Acquisition of Imperfect Foods

Instacart announced it has acquired Rosie

US: Target announces leadership updatesTarget Corporation announced that Brian Cornell has committed to remain as CEO and lead the company for approximately three more years. Additionally, the company announced Arthur Valdez, executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer, will…

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Carrefour will sell Spanish consumers a basket of 30 basic goods for 30 euros

Carrefour Belgium is launching its five pieces of fruit and vegetables for under €1 initiative

REWE turns to WhatsApp for flyer distributionGermany's REWE Group is taking the next step in digitising its marketing approach by offering customer flyers and pamphlets via WhatsApp. The move follows on from the retailer's pledge to discontinue the use of printed flyers by summer 2023.Source:…

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Waysia raises nearly 10mln euros to deliver Asian grocery in Europe

Central Group said it planned to expand its footprint in Europe

Australia: Harris Farm Markets promises ‘value with values’As the sky-high prices for vegetables in Australia tumble by 60, 70% or even up to 90% as the effects of the floods subsides, Harris Farm Markets Co-CEO Tristan Harris predicts further savings over Spring due to the company’s commitment to ‘Best…

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H-E-B opens its Frisco location this month

Norwalk gives green light to open Connecticut’s first Wegmans supermarket

Kroger named SN's 2022 Retailer of the YearFor its vision and embrace of innovation in executing its “Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital” strategy, The Kroger Co. has been named as the 2022 Retailer of the Year by Supermarket News. “In every decision we make, we do what we think is right…

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Shoprite Holdings: 10.3% increase in annual profit

Iceland has partnered with fruit and vegetable supplier Del Monte to promote NHS Healthy Start scheme

Belgium: Inflation in supermarkets rises to 12.5%An average shopping trolley in a Belgian supermarket was almost 12.5% more expensive than a year earlier. Compared to July, prices were up by another 1%, according to a new survey by consumer organisation Test-Aankoop. The survey used the prices of 3000…

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Amazon is doubling down on the fast-growing social commerce sector

GPA expects to retain around 13% stake in Exito after spinoff

Amazon eagerly eyeing social commerce sectorUS tech company Amazon is doubling down on the fast-growing social commerce sector by beefing up its presence in WeChat mini program, as China's Generation Z consumers - those born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s - evince rising demand for…

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Ninjacart delivers fresh vegetables and fruits from farmers to retailers and other businesses in less than 12 hours

Aldi will remove best before dates from around 60 fresh fruit and veg lines

India’s Otipy: Connects end consumers to farmers - Get fresh farm products at your doorstepThe Gurugram-based Crofarm started out via a B2B model in 2016 to improve the supply chain for fresh fruits and vegetables, and pivoted to a B2B2C model (Otipy) in 2020, seeking to ensure that farm produce reaches…

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Market Wagon: A localized, on-line, home delivery version of farmers’ markets

The Kroger Co. Foundation: 2022 Hunger Leadership Award winner

US: Bringing The Farmers’ Market experience to home deliveryThere is a company called Market Wagon whose basic business concept was to create a localized, on-line, home delivery version of farmers’ markets. It recently ranked in the top 10% of the Inc. 5000 Annual List of the fastest growing companies in…

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Woolworths New Zealand has signed its first wholesale agreement

Tesco has changed the required specification of its Iceberg lettuces

UK: Former Selby police station sold to supermarketThe sale of a former North Yorkshire police station to discount supermarket chain Aldi has been completed. Selby Police Station, in Portholme Road, has stood empty since 2019 when officers moved to Selby Civic Centre.Source: bbc.com  New owners end lifeline…

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Food Bazaar opening first Manhattan location

Meijer plans to debut a new version of its brick-and-mortar stores

Costco’s Canadian sales continue to soar with boost in AugustCostco sales in Canada were up 11.6% in August as the company reported total net sales of US$17.55bln for the month. That figure is an increase of 11.4% from US$15.75bln last year. Comparably, Canadian sales were up 11.7% in July and 14.2% in…

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Roche Bros. Supermarkets is marking its 70th anniversary

Amazon introduces new service: Amazon Warehousing & Distribution

US: New Whole Foods Market in Culver City is now openWhole Foods Market opened its new 51,413-square-foot store, located at 3377 La Cienega Blvd in Culver City, California, on Wednesday, August 31. Features of the Culver City store include: An array of organic, conventional and Sourced for Good produce,…

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CEO: Woolworths Holdings plans to open more stores and ramp up its on-demand delivery service

Yeinot Bitan will convert 25 supermarkets into Carrefour stores by the end of 2022

How Latvian stores prepare for future ban on free plastic bagsStores will no longer be allowed to offer free plastic bags as of 2025. Shops are preparing for this in a variety of ways: they offer different alternatives, such as paper and reusable bags, and they also charge for thin plastic bags,…

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Carrefour CEO: Inflation crisis turning consumers into penny-pinchers

Asda has agreed to acquire 132 sites from The Co-op

Poland: Eurocash outlines future strategy following H1 revenue boostPolish wholesaler Eurocash has said that it plans to develop its omnichannel capabilities, invest further in its franchise and partner networks, and develop a tech platform for local operators during the period 2023-2025. The group…

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RELEX Solutions and DoorDash announced a partnership

Alimentation Couche-Tard: 14% increase in net earnings in Q1 of fiscal year 2023

Amazon’s popular banana stand opens in downtown BellevueThe new banana stand in Bellevue is a community fruit stand that was started by Amazon. The stand offers free bananas to passers-by. Located at Amazon’s Bingo building, the address is 333 108th Avenue Northeast. Referred to as “Banista”, the stand…

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A pair of ShopRite owners have launched Fresh to Table

Food Lion expands pickup service to 15 more stores

US: Teamsters at Safeway.com ratify life-changing new contractTeamsters delivering groceries for Safeway.com throughout the Puget Sound area have unanimously ratified a strong new three-year contract, successfully beating back an effort by the company to outsource the entire grocery delivery business to…

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Meta and Jio Platforms: Grocery shopping on WhatsApp in India

Lidl opens the doors of its largest supermarket in France

UK: Sainsbury’s latest labelling changes could save up to 17mln food products going to waste each yearThe retailer has already removed best before dates from over 1,500 lines including bananas, apples and indoor plants. Now, Sainsbury’s has begun removing ‘best before’ dates from fresh fruit and…

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Iceland: Full-year loss

Walmart offers to buy South African retailer Massmart

India: Zomato integrates grocery delivery via Blinkit on main app in pilot testZomato has kicked off a pilot test of delivering groceries via Blinkit on its main app in Delhi-NCR, as the online food aggregator aims to "accelerate" the 10-minute delivery platform's Blinkit journey to profitability. The…

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Dollar Tree trimmed its full-year profit forecast

Dollar General: Strong second quarter

US: Dollar Tree trims profit forecast on price cuts at Family DollarDollar Tree Inc trimmed its full-year profit forecast, blaming price cuts at its Family Dollar stores in an effort to spur demand among lower-income shoppers and compete with other retailers that have been ramping up discounts. Dollar…

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Waitrose is supporting drought impacted farmers

Asda reported lower like-for-like sales in Q2

Lidl the best performing retailer in France in July/August period: KantarLidl was the best performing retailer in France in the period from 11 July to 7 August, new data from Kantar has shown, with the discounter reporting a 0.3 percentage point increase in market share in the period. Achieving a market…

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Schnuck Markets has launched Schnucks Express

Afresh Technologies: Rollout of Fresh Operating System across CUB stores

Amazon bought Whole Foods five years ago for $13.7bln. Here’s what’s changed at the high-end grocerFive years ago, Amazon closed its $13.7bln purchase of Whole Foods, by far the biggest acquisition ever for the e-commerce and cloud computing giant. Since then, Amazon has made a lot of changes to the…

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Asda will remove the best before dates on almost 250 of its fresh fruit & vegetable products

Lidl GB plans to sell misshapen drought-affected vegetables

Philippines: DA plans to add more Kadiwa outlets in Metro ManilaThe Department of Agriculture (DA) said it plans to increase Kadiwa outlets in Metro Manila for residents to purchase high-quality and more affordable agricultural products as the prices of basic commodities rise. An online marketing…

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Ahold Delhaize USA: Leadership transitions at The GIANT Company

FreshDirect has announced it is leaving the Philadelphia market

Publix named on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers by State 2022 listPublix has been recognized on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers by State list for the fourth year in a row, this year ranked No. 3 in South Carolina. The company also ranked No. 28 in Florida, No. 26 in Georgia, No. 23 in North Carolina,…

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Coles grows FY profit

JD.com: Slowest quarterly growth on record

UK: Co-op appoints Shirine Khoury-Haq as first female chief in 159 yearsThe Co-op has appointed its former chief financial officer and interim boss Shirine Khoury-Haq as group CEO. The group’s former boss Steve Murrells stepped down in May following the company’s annual general meeting.Source: cityam.com…

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Alltown Fresh is partnering with Mable

Walmart and Canoo have completed a pilot program

US: Kroger launches another pair of Ocado ‘spoke’ facilitiesTwo more automated “spoke” supporting facilities have been opened as The Kroger Co. continues to build out its e-commerce network driven by Ocado Group technology. Cincinnati-based Kroger said that a 40,000-square-foot spoke on Polk Avenue in…

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Co-op and Uber Eats have teamed-up

Amazon has halted British expansion of its Fresh supermarket chain

Sweden: Nina Jönsson appointed as new CEO of ICA GruppenPer Strömberg has chosen to leave ICA Gruppen, where he has served as CEO since 2012. He will leave his CEO role on 31 December 2022. The Board of Directors has appointed Nina Jönsson as the new CEO. ICA Gruppen also reported: Eric Lundberg new CEO…

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BJ’s: Strong second-quarter performance

GrubMarket has completed the acquisitions of Frantoni and GSS

US: Instacart orders, revenues climb as company prepares IPOInstacart has seen an increase in revenues and orders in the second quarter, with shoppers continuing to embrace online grocery delivery as the company prepares to go public. That’s according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, which notes…

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Magnit reported a revenue and profit jump in the first half of this year

ICA Gruppen: ‘Stable performance’ in second quarter

Once high-flying Chinese tech giants are now looking to scale back costsAlibaba and Tencent executives have been focusing on cutting costs across the business from headcount to exiting non-core businesses. It comes after Alibaba and Tencent both posted a set of second quarter results that confirmed these…

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Just Eat Takeaway: Agreement on the sale of 33% interest in Brazilian iFood

Walmart and DoorDash are ending their four-year delivery partnership

US: Southeastern Grocers pledges to protect pollinatorsAs a means of ensuring food security now and in the future, Southeastern Grocers is making a commitment to the health of small pollinators, including honeybees, butterflies, birds, bats and more. In order to meet its goals, the grocer is investing in…

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Walmart sees strong Q2 results, with inflation a driver

H-E-B leads grocery chains in consumer transaction growthAmid high inflation, most major U.S. supermarket chains are experiencing growth in consumer transaction values, and H-E-B leads the way, while Ahold Delhaize is ahead with overall U.S. sales, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Second Measure.…

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Aldi set to take over Morrisons as the UK's fourth largest supermarket

UK: Co-op Group expands its online grocery partnership with DeliverooThe Co-op Group has extended its partnership with Deliveroo for another three years, and aims to have the service available from up to 1,400 stores by the end of the year. The partnership launched in 2017, and the Group is now one of…

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LuLu: India Utsav

Tencent plans to divest Meituan stake

UK: Iceland to offer interest-free loans to customersIceland will offer customers interest-free loans to help with their food shop amid soaring inflation. The supermarket trialled the scheme in Huddersfield and Rhyl, Denbighshire, before rolling it out across Wales, where more than 500 customers used it.…

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FMI: Inaugural The State of Fresh Foods report

Target’s profits declined by nearly 90%

US: July retail sales show consumers still shopping despite inflationCore retail sales as calculated by the National Retail Federation rose in July even as overall sales reported by the Census Bureau remained flat on a monthly basis, and both calculations showed strong year-over-year gains as consumers…

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Walmart turned in better-than-expected Q2 results

Gerrity's: 1st Fresh Grocer location

US: Hy-Vee promotes Jeremy Gosch to retail operations CEOAs part of a leadership transition, Hy-Vee has named Jeremy Gosch as CEO and president of retail operations and vice chairman of the board of directors. Plans call for Gosch, currently president and chief operating officer, overseeing all retail…

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HelloFresh counts on US as Europeans drop out

Australian-first trial: Coles removes single-use plastic fresh produce bags

Italy: Maiora sees profit up 43% in FY 2021Italy’s Maiora, also known as Despar Centro Sud, reported 43% profit growth in 2021, to €22mln, while revenue increased 5.3% to over €900mln. In the period 2014-2021, the company's revenue grew at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 14.2%, EBITDA increased 44%…

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Instacart has launched OrderUp!

Grocery Outlet has teamed up with DoorDash

US: Workers at downtown Minneapolis Trader Joe's vote to become 2nd in nation to unionizeEmployees at the Trader Joe’s in downtown Minneapolis have voted to unionize, making them the second location in the country to do so. The union, Trader Joe’s United, was formed after a 55-5 vote was certified by the…

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M&S: Three-year collaboration with agri-tech start up AgriSound

DIA Group has closed 25 Minipreço stores in Portugal

Italy: Nova Coop announces bonus for workersItalian consumer cooperative Nova Coop has allocated a €200 bonus for approximately 5,000 employees and workers on a continuous basis, for a total value of approximately €1mln. Allocated by the Nova Coop chairman, in agreement with the board of directors, the…

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Appetito has announced inking a MoU with Purity

Spar has opened its first supermarket in Latvia

UK: Aldi increases pay for warehouse colleagues and boosts night premium paymentsAldi is following up its recent market-leading pay rise for store colleagues by increasing the hourly rate of pay for thousands working in its regional distribution centres across the UK. From September, all hourly paid…

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Stop & Shop is introducing a new seasonal program

bp opened its first ampm convenience store in New York City

US: Fruit stars in produce categoryThough demand for organic produce has been a boon for supermarkets over the past year, fruit - both conventional and organic - has been a standout. “The gaps between conventional and organic fruit have really closed tremendously”, said Jay Schneider, head of produce…

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Snappy Shopper has teamed up with Gander

Grab has unveiled two new initiatives

UK: Tesco electrifies deliveries to more than 400 city centre storesIn an industry first, Tesco has become the first retailer to launch a zero-emission electric lorry to make deliveries from its distribution centres to stores in city centres. The first electrically-powered lorry of its kind, made by…

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Cencosud posted a quarterly loss of $21.9mln

Weis Markets is teaming with Invafresh

US Foods reports second quarter fiscal year 2022 earningsUS Foods Holding Corp., one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, announced results for the second quarter fiscal year 2022. Second quarter fiscal 2022 highlights: Net income available to common shareholders improved to…

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Metro AG: Double-digit sales growth in third quarter

Deliveroo said it would quit the Netherlands

European retailers turn off lights, cut opening hours to save energyAs energy bills mount and the threat of rationing increases, some European retailers are turning off lights and considering shorter opening hours this winter. SPAR Austria is reducing the hours of lighting for storefront advertising and…

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SpartanNash celebrated the opening of its newly remodeled Knapp’s Corner D&W Fresh Market

Walmart will open a high-tech consolidation center in Pennsylvania

Will Ahold Delhaize buy US supermarket competitor Albertsons?Ahold Delhaize is rumoured to be in talks with Albertsons, the tenth largest retailer in the US. The reason for the rumours? Two Albertsons planes that were spotted last week at Bedford’s airport, Ahold Delhaize’s US base in Massachusetts. So…

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More Whole Foods Market stores across California to get Amazon One

KeHE expands its Aurora, Colorado distribution center

Canada: Longtime Metro executive André Gagné is retiringMetro has announced one of its key Ontario executives is stepping away from the company next month. After 19 years with the grocer, André Gagné, vice-president, fresh merchandising is retiring. He will be replaced by Michael Rose effective September…

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Market Kurly is expanding to Singapore

Ahold Delhaize postponing plans for an initial public offering of Bol.com

Small and essential - How Croatia's Studenac is set for growthProximity retailer Studenac d.o.o. recently became Croatia’s largest grocer by store count, and it doesn’t plan on stopping there. Stephen Wynne-Jones travelled to Zagreb to meet chief executive Michał Seńczuk.Source: esmmagazine.com  Alibaba helps…

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Lidl plans to invest approximately €200mln in Portugal in 2022

Les Mousquetaires has invested €28.5mln in Portugal

Aldi Espana to add four new stores in AugustDiscounter Aldi Espana is set to open four new stores across the country, including in Almería, two in Tenerife, in the towns of San Miguel de Abona and Adeje, and one in Oropesa del Mar (Castellón). In July, the retailer opened its first four stores in the…

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Blue Apron: Second quarter 2022 results

Lidl US to open its first-ever location in Brooklyn

US: Farmstead stops operating in 4 of its 5 marketsOnline grocer Farmstead has stopped operating in four markets it expanded to over the past two years, according to an email from co-founder and CEO Pradeep Elankumaran. It now operates only in San Francisco, its home market. As a result of stopping…

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Afresh announced a $115mln Series B funding round

Dollar General is increasing access to fruits and vegetables in Arkansas

US: UNFI produce implements new technologies and processes; expands private label optionsConsistent with its commitment to deliver the highest quality produce, United Natural Foods, Inc. (the “Company” or “UNFI”) announced it has implemented new technologies and processes to enable the Company to shorten…

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Alibaba’s turnover last quarter was almost exactly the same as a year ago

Alcampo has acquired 235 supermarkets and a warehouse from DIA

India: Amazon opens new centre in Maharashtra to procure fresh produce directly from farmersAmazon Retail India announced the opening of a new "farmer collection centre" in Maharashtra, where customers can buy fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farmers. The new Kunjirwadi centre will be the fifth…


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