Aldi plans to open its 1st location in Louisiana
United States: Rouses Markets expands e-commerce offerings with eGrowcery
Rouses Markets has partnered with eGrowcery to market its own e-commerce solution for curbside pickup. The eGrowcery platform includes a Rouses Market Shopping app, which customers can download from the App Store or Google Play.
US: NGA partners with grocers on ‘food as medicine’ video projects
To promote the concept of “food as medicine”, the National Grocers Association Foundation Technical Assistance Center (NGAF TA Center) has partnered with supermarket chains Daily Table and Stop & Shop to create testimonial videos and testimonials. ‘information.
United States: Aldi continues its expansion in the United States
Aldi aims to add about 150 new stores in the United States in 2022, including continued expansion in the Gulf Coast region that will bring the discount grocer to its 38th state. Batavia, Ill.-based Aldi US said it plans to open a store in Lafayette, Louisiana on Feb. 10, marking the chain’s first location in Louisiana. This will be followed by 2 more Gulf Coast stores in early March and 20 more locations in the region by the end of the year.
United States: SpartanNash expands partnership with Flashfood to reduce food waste
Wholesaler and retailer SpartanNash is expanding its partnership with food waste reduction company Flashfood to 44 Family Fare and VG grocery stores in Michigan, Iowa and Nebraska, the company announced.
Tesco, Asda and Lidl gain market share in Northern Ireland
The latest data from Kantar shows the grocery market in Northern Ireland is down 5.5% in the year to January 23, 2022, but is still 7.7% bigger than it was. was before the pandemic 2 years ago. Over the past 12 weeks, takeaway grocery sales have fallen 6.4% as people make the most of more relaxed Covid restrictions and start eating again in pubs, bars and restaurants.
Finland: K-Group will update the mobile application
Finnish K-Group has announced that it is improving the e-commerce capabilities of its mobile application following strong growth in the online food retail segment. About 1 in 5 customers of K-Group’s online store place their order through the mobile app, the retailer noted.
Lidl continues its expansion in Spain with the opening of 9 stores in February
Lidl continues to expand its presence in Spain and, during the month of February, will open a total of 9 establishments in the Balearic Islands, Galicia, Madrid, Catalonia, Murcia, Extremadura and Asturias, according to a press release.
Independent retailers lead the way as UK organic sales powerhouse through £3bn mark
Organic food sales crossed the £3bn mark in 2021, with independent retailers leading the rise with 9% growth for their sector. The Soil Association’s annual organic market report reveals that overall growth was slightly more modest at 5.2%, meaning almost £60m a week is now spent on organic food and drink in the UK -United. This is the 10th consecutive year of growth.
SPAR Denmark’s parent company Dagrofa Group invests in store network expansion
SPAR Denmark’s parent company, Dagrofa Group, has announced that it will invest DKK 450 million (over €60.46 million) over the next 3 years in 3 of its retail chains, including SPAR. Plans include new corporate stores and a new retailer model to attract more independent retailers. The core of the new licensing model will be revenue sharing with retailers to support retail development.
Studenac becomes Croatia’s largest grocer after acquiring Pemo
Studenac doo has become Croatia’s largest retailer by number of stores, following its acquisition of Dubrovnik-based operator Pemo. The acquisition, the value of which has not been disclosed, adds nearly 40 stores to Studenac’s operations, bringing the retailer’s total number of stores to nearly 750. The acquisition has already received the necessary regulatory approvals, said the retailer.
Carrefour commits its suppliers to reduce their carbon emissions from products sold by 20 megatons in 2030
In accordance with its commitment to carbon neutrality, Carrefour commits its suppliers adhering to the Food Transition Pact to reduce 20 megatonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030 linked to the production and use of products per year. Progress towards this ambition will be tracked via an online collaborative platform, co-developed with PepsiCo and more than 20 international Carrefour suppliers.
Turkey: Police raid Migros warehouse in Istanbul and arrest more than 150 workers
Work stoppage for better working conditions, more than 150 workers from Migros Depo, the warehouse of the Migros supermarket chain, and 3 union leaders were briefly detained while waiting in the Esenyurt warehouse in Istanbul .
Milkbasket’s Anant Goel to launch premium fruit and veg brand
More and more founders are looking to bring farm-fresh produce to the customer’s doorstep. Anant Goel, the founder of subscription commerce startup MilkBasket, is ready to launch his new startup in the fruit and vegetable segment, according to 3 people familiar with the development. This comes months after Milkbasket was acquired by Reliance Retail Ventures last year. “Goel has been working on his new startup for 3-4 months. The new company will purchase fruit and vegetables directly from farmers for delivery within hours in the initial phase,” one of the sources said on condition of anonymity. “He’s trying to build a premium consumer-centric fruit and vegetable brand.”