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UK online supermarket pioneer Ocado partners with Australia's Coles

UK online supermarket pioneer Ocado partners with Australia's Coles

27/03/2019 - 08:51
British online supermarket pioneer Ocado has signed a partnership agreement with Australia’s Coles, its fifth major overseas deal in less than 18 months as food retailers around the globe respond to online competition. read more
Amazon grocery service slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

Amazon grocery service slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

08/02/2019 - 09:54
Amazon.com Inc’s grocery service is slowly returning on its India website after the online retail giant faced disruption from revised e-commerce curbs which kicked in on Feb. 1. read more
Key trends in grocery retail 2019

Key trends in grocery retail 2019

21/01/2019 - 11:00
As consumer expectations continue to shift, grocery retailers must ensure that they keep a finger on the pulse of changing demands. James Butcher, managing director of grocery retail specialist, Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB), examines the key grocery trends to keep an eye out for in 2019. read more
Amazon Go to open first UK store

Amazon Go to open first UK store

11/12/2018 - 20:48
Amazon has reportedly set its sights on a location near Oxford Circus in central London for its first cashierless grocery store in the UK. read more
Walmart to build ‘high-tech’ distribution centre in California

Walmart to build ‘high-tech’ distribution centre in California

22/10/2018 - 10:52
Walmart has announced that it is building a new high-tech grocery distribution centre in Shafter, California to increase the efficiency of its distribution operations. read more
Food and grocery price increases in South Africa: 2017 vs 2018

Food and grocery price increases in South Africa: 2017 vs 2018

03/08/2018 - 10:15
Annual food inflation has continued to slow despite April’s rise in value-added tax (VAT), and some food items are actually cheaper than they were a year ago. read more
Supply chain risk management for resilience in grocery manufacturing

Supply chain risk management for resilience in grocery manufacturing

25/07/2018 - 16:11
Competitive. That is the one word that certainly describes the modern business environment best and a factor that drives many firms to expand their operations globally for cost-effectiveness. read more
Designing a resilient grocery supply chain

Designing a resilient grocery supply chain

22/06/2018 - 11:01
Supply chains are wonderful systems. Meticulously planned and managed to efficiently and effectively facilitate the flow of goods, services, information and cash between entities when, out of nowhere, supply chain risks and disruptions stick their heads out and muddle up the system. read more
Amazon expanding fresh produce sales in fast-growing Indian market

Amazon expanding fresh produce sales in fast-growing Indian market

04/05/2018 - 10:13
Amazon expects groceries and household products to account for more than half of its Indian business in five years, according to Reuters. Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s SVP and Country Manager India, said such products make up the retailer’s largest category in the country by units sold. read more
Walmart in major expansion of grocery delivery

Walmart in major expansion of grocery delivery

13/04/2018 - 08:49
Walmart has brought in a new partner to help it expand its delivery of online grocery orders. read more
Sainsbury’s slashes prices on almost 1000 essential items

Sainsbury’s slashes prices on almost 1000 essential items

22/03/2018 - 09:45
Sainsbury’s is slashing the prices of 930 everyday grocery products in its stores and online. read more
Study says the future of grocery shopping will be faster, cheaper and smaller

Study says the future of grocery shopping will be faster, cheaper and smaller

11/01/2018 - 09:48
Walmart was once considered the future of grocery shopping, offering consumers a slew of discounted choices, compared to the competition. read more
Grocers could hold value in tough times

Grocers could hold value in tough times

18/12/2017 - 08:33
Analysts warn that 2018 is going to be a challenging year for retailers in general, but they expect food and grocery retailers to hold their value despite a tough macro-economic environment. read more
Consumer inflation slows again, after two months of increases

Consumer inflation slows again, after two months of increases

22/11/2017 - 11:56
Consumer inflation dipped as expected in October, thanks in part to smaller fuel price increases and a continued moderation of food inflation. read more
Sainsbury’s is playing the long game

Sainsbury’s is playing the long game

21/11/2017 - 13:34
Sainsbury’s management appeared unphased after emerging as the underperforming grocer this quarter. Should investors be worried? In the short term, Sainsbury’s may struggle, but they have solid long term prospects. read more
Spar opens first premium store in China

Spar opens first premium store in China

13/11/2017 - 10:58
Spar has opened its first premium store in China, with a focus on green, environmentally friendly and health conscious produce. read more
 Italian organic food and beverage sales to rise 12%

Italian organic food and beverage sales to rise 12%

07/11/2017 - 13:28
The market for Italian organic food and drinks is currently worth €4.9 billion, with sales set to increase by 12% in 2017, reports La Repubblica. read more
Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN

Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN

06/11/2017 - 09:29
Botswana-based retailer Choppies has completed the acquisition of KwaZulu-Natal’s Arizona Wholesalers and Butcheries, adding to its 71-strong retail footprint in SA. read more
Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain

Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain

02/11/2017 - 14:00
Buying food bearing a “reduced” label no longer comes with stigma attached to it, as a study reveals more and more shoppers take pride in bagging a bargain. read more
Pick n Pay online visitors grow

Pick n Pay online visitors grow

23/10/2017 - 11:22
Visitors to the Pick n Pay Online Web site increased by 32% year on year, according to the retailer's interim results for the 26 weeks ended 27 August 2017. read more
Pick n Pay unveils new online shopping website

Pick n Pay unveils new online shopping website

04/10/2017 - 11:32
Pick n Pay, the largest online grocery business in Africa, this week unveiled its new online shopping website. Designed to work alongside the recently relaunched mobile app, the website has been built to offer greater convenience, wider choice, more promotions and lower prices to its fast-growing base of online shoppers. read more
Jet.com set to launch its own grocery line

Jet.com set to launch its own grocery line

02/10/2017 - 14:47
Jet.com will soon launch its own private label line of groceries, according to numerous sources. The brand, Uniquely J, will initially release around 60 products, including consumables like coffee, laundry detergent, olive oil and paper towels. read more
Pick n Pay to start selling food on credit

Pick n Pay to start selling food on credit

26/09/2017 - 14:40
As the South African economy is struggling and the food prices have increased significantly, some supermarkets have opted to sell food on credit. read more
Bitcoin now accepted at Pick n Pay

Bitcoin now accepted at Pick n Pay

18/09/2017 - 14:30
In what its backers are calling “potentially a world first for a major grocery retailer”, shoppers will for a “limited time” be able to pay for their groceries using bitcoin at a Pick n Pay retail store in Cape Town. read more
European grocery market grows at fastest rate in three years

European grocery market grows at fastest rate in three years

04/09/2017 - 14:38
FMCG sales in Europe rose by 3.7% in the second quarter of 2017, the highest level for three years, according to new data from Nielsen. read more
Amazon positioned to give food and beverage e-commerce a much needed spark

Amazon positioned to give food and beverage e-commerce a much needed spark

31/08/2017 - 09:50
Based on its recent bold expansion into the grocery segment, Amazon is primed to give food and beverage e-commerce a shot of adrenaline. read more
New venture may shake up shopping malls

New venture may shake up shopping malls

28/08/2017 - 11:13
Steinhoff Retail Africa, along with partner Shoprite, is set to disrupt the retail market, if they implement plans to own shopping centres. read more
Walmart’s grocery and e-commerce units surge as battle with Amazon intensifies

Walmart’s grocery and e-commerce units surge as battle with Amazon intensifies

21/08/2017 - 12:58
Ahead of a battle the Amazon-Whole Foods grocery alliance, Walmart is growing its digital operation and its grocery division is as strong as its been in years. read more
Brave new world of retail bad for workers

Brave new world of retail bad for workers

07/08/2017 - 16:39
South African grocery retailers are taking their cue from global players, and as a result, the retail workforce may be under threat as technology continues to rattle the sector. read more
Have men become the primary grocery shoppers in America?

Have men become the primary grocery shoppers in America?

01/08/2017 - 11:15
It’s been a longstanding practice for grocery executives to use the pronoun “she” when referring to the core customer shopping in their stores. If a new study from Men’s Health is to be believed, retailers may want to reconsider their descriptions as more guys report they are the person primarily responsible for grocery shopping in their households. read more
Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditions

Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditions

20/07/2017 - 15:56
Botswana-based Choppies may be a well-established grocery retail chain in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but the company has found the going tough in SA. read more
Amazon sets sights on U.K. Grocery with checkout-free trademark

Amazon sets sights on U.K. Grocery with checkout-free trademark

22/05/2017 - 10:11
Amazon.com Inc. is laying the groundwork to bring its checkout-free grocery store Amazon Go to Europe, as the U.S. giant steps up its efforts to crack the $800 billion global market. read more
Why Singapore's online grocery is forecast to triple by 2020

Why Singapore's online grocery is forecast to triple by 2020

27/03/2017 - 09:08
Singapore’s online grocery market has grown rapidly over the past few years and IGD expects sales to more than triple by 2020. Although only a small part of the overall market today, with 1.2% of sales online, we estimate that by 2020 around 3.9% of Singapore’s grocery sales will be online, equating to approximately S$0.5 billion a year. The growth of online grocery retailing is a global trend, driven by a combination of technology, how we live our lives today and retailers following this trend by investing in their offer. read more
IGD reveals top five food-to-go trends

IGD reveals top five food-to-go trends

17/02/2017 - 14:26
With food-to-go taking a bigger bite of grocery markets around the world, Gavin Rothwell, Senior Retail Insight Manager at grocery research organisation IGD, identifies the top five trends he believes will shape this sector in the future. read more
Surplus supermarket fights back against food waste

Surplus supermarket fights back against food waste

22/09/2016 - 16:35
A new shop selling surplus supermarket stock has opened in Leeds to an overwhelming reception.  read more
Tesco pushes its "Scan as you Shop" service

Tesco pushes its "Scan as you Shop" service

05/09/2016 - 12:32
Tesco has pushed its new Scan as you Shop service to a further 20 stores nationwide. read more
August grocery prices fall in record low

August grocery prices fall in record low

05/09/2016 - 10:43
A new report has revealed that the overall grocery prices dropped by two per cent in August, compared to the 1.6 per cent decline in July. read more
Amazon Dash allows you to build grocery basket without visiting website

Amazon Dash allows you to build grocery basket without visiting website

15/08/2016 - 13:13
Amazon has ramped up its online grocery service with the introduction of Dash, less than three months after AmazonFresh was launched in London. read more