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Mercadona ends integrated supplier system

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Spanish grocer Mercadona has ended its preferred supplier agreements with 120 producers in favour of a new equal relationship with all its 1,400 suppliers. Going forward, no single supplier will command exclusivity over a specific product ...more

Starbucks opens largest Southeast Asian outlet

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Starbucks has opened its largest outlet, the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary, in Bali, Indonesia. The 20,000 sq ft sanctuary includes a 1,000 sq ft coffee farm out front and a seedling nursery on the second floor of the store where customers ...more

Ceconomy delays plans to extend Fnac Darty alliance

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Ceconomy said it was delaying plans to form an extensive business alliance with French peer Fnac Darty, in which it owns a 24% stake. “We have hit pause”, a company spokeswoman said, referring to a planned European Retail Alliance, which Russia’s ...more

Slovakia imposes new retail tax, targets foreign retail operators

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Slovakia is imposing a new retail levy that primarily impacts non-native operators. From 1 January 2019, retailers with sales accounting for more than 10% of food sales must pay a special 2.5% levy of annual net sales. Payments are to be made ...more

Future Group to pilot hot meals delivery in Bangalore

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Future Group is now planning to deliver food directly to consumers that are prepared at the company’s facilities. The retailer will soon start ‘cloud kitchens’ to supply hot meals to consumers in the coming month, said Kishore Biyani, CEO of ...more

Kohl’s announces 1.2% sales growth in 2018 holiday season

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

US department store operator Kohl’s has announced holiday sales for the two-month period comprising November and December 2018. Comparable sales increased 1.2%. Kohl's also recorded positive transaction growth and double-digit digital ...more

Staples Canada unveils new store concept with coworking space

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Staples Canada, in partnership with The Working and Learning Company, launched its new concept store last week situated at 375 University Avenue, Toronto.


Southeastern Grocers to launch lab testing at its pharmacies

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Southeastern Grocers plans to roll out laboratory testing at 253 in-store pharmacies to expand customer access to preventive health care services. Pharmacy-based clinical services network eTrueNorth has entered into an agreement with Southeastern ...more

Carrefour and Leclerc take bet on pedestrian drives

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

In France, Carrefour has announced plans to scale up its pedestrian drives to a total of 42 by the end of January 2019. Of ...more

German court says Amazon's Dash violates law

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

A German court has ruled that Amazon's Dash buttons violate consumer protection legislation by not giving sufficient information about the ordered product or its price.


Amazon adds Whole Foods brands to European offer

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

Amazon has added the first private label SKUs from Whole Foods to its egrocery range in Germany, Spain, Italy and France. The initial range consists primarily of products like organic nuts and dried fruits. In the UK, where Whole Foods are in ...more

E.Leclerc launches new pedestrian drive in Paris

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

E. Leclerc launched a new concept store with pedestrian drive services - called E. Leclerc Relaisin - on 9 January 2019, in Paris.


Ahold Delhaize Albert Heijn launches hot meal delivery in Amsterdam

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

Starting 11 January, Albert Heijn will offer home delivery of hot meals in Amsterdam. Dishes will be prepared fresh, based on recipes from its omnichannel cooking platform Allerhande. Delivery services Deliveroo and Thuisbezorgd.nl, both widely ...more

Amazon to invest in French robotic forklift firm Balyo

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

Amazon has agreed to a seven-year deal with French robotic solutions company Balyo for the company to supply Amazon with self-driving forklift trucks as the retail giant looks to cut costs at its delivery centers and speed up ...more

Amazon's IMDb launches new streaming service

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

Amazon has announced the launch of its streaming video channel, IMDb Freedive. The service will initially be available in the US and can be accessed on the IMDb website via laptop or personal computer, as well as on all Amazon Fire TV ...more

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