Retail and consumer goods industry news

30 May 2019
Amazon and Life supermarket are partnering to sell fresh foods online in parts of Tokyo starting later this year. Access to a greater range of products Under the new partnership, Life will supply a range of products to members of Amazon Japan’s Prime Now service. While Amazon Japan will process payments and handle delivery. The tie-up means that Amazon will be able to quickly offer a gre...
30 May 2019
Aldi Süd has revealed it will open stores in China, with the first one opening on the 7 th of June in Shanghai. China will become the 11 th market where Aldi Süd operates standalone stores, strengthening its position as a global retailer. This announcement comes just weeks after Lidl closed its online operations in the country. From online to physical Aldi Süd used a different approach wh...
30 May 2019
Sales for the first quarter grew by 9% versus same period last year. A renewed focus on shopper needs 7-Eleven Malaysia reported sales revenues of MYR583.73m at the end of the first quarter of 2019, a 9% increase in previous year’s sales. This growth was attributed to positive response to consumer promotions, opening of new stores as well as an increased basket size per shopper. 7-Eleven...
29 May 2019
Germany’s Metro has shortlisted eight companies for its China business, a deal valued at between US$1.5bn and US$2bn as previously reported . Top retailers among the bidders Reuters news agency, citing multiple sources who cannot be named due to the confidential nature of the sale process, reports the following are joining the bid: Alibaba, in partnership with Taiwanese retailer ...
28 May 2019
CR Vanguard is extending its partnership with Alibaba-owned delivery service Ele.me to drive online growth.   Partnership to cover other banners An earlier partnership between CR Vanguard’s Suguo and Ele.me saw the supermarket’s online transactions grow more than 60% in the last three months. Orders from third and fourth-tier cities increased by 80%. The new partnership will extend to ...
27 May 2019
VinMart, a leading retailer in Vietnam, has placed large posters displaying images of over 100 daily essential products on shelves to look like a supermarket in 20 locations. Shoppers can buy these products by scanning QR codes on their mobile phone and pay with the VinID app. Expanding to more locations These virtual stores are placed in dormitories, office buildings, schools and bus stops...
23 May 2019
The firm has announced a plan to open more retail sales space in China in 2019. Additional 150,000 sq m sales space The development plan includes compact hypermarkets and a new generation of supermarkets in Northern and Southern China. In total, more than 150,000 sq m of retail sales space will be added to its current footprint. According to SPAR, the compact hypermarket aims at addressi...
21 May 2019
Online grocer now delivers to 26 cities in India. Targeting to double its revenue by 2020 Leading Indian online grocer Big Basket recently announced its aim to double turnover by FY20. At the launch of its latest operations centre in Kochi, its CEO Mr. Hari Menon, disclosed that sales revenue in 2019 was about US$460m and it is targeting to earn US$904m by the end of 2020. To support its...
21 May 2019
Retailer gains an immediate presence in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune. Deal estimated to be worth US$43m Spencer’s Retail, owned by RPG Enterprises, announced that it will acquire convenience retailer Nature’s Basket from Godrej Industries. The deal is estimated to be valued at US$43m and is awaiting approval from shareholders of both companies. The RPG Group currently operates 156 supermar...
16 May 2019
After four years in Vietnam, Auchan has decided to sell all its stores due to challenging conditions. Review of loss-making operations Auchan has 18 stores generating a revenue of US$50.4m in Vietnam. The exit from Vietnam is part of Auchan’s Renaissance action plan to put greater focus on generating profits. The retailer has also signed an agreement to sell most of its estates in Italy to...