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Aldi Sees UK Profits Fall Despite Growth

Aldi recorded a 17% fall in profit at its businesses in the UK and Ireland last year, despite accelerating revenues. As it continues its expansion path the company has met with increased costs, which is unable to pass onto shoppers.
Topics: Aldi

Management Reorganisation at Carrefour

French Retailer Carrefour’s new CEO Alexandre Bompard has announced the appointment of a group executive committee composed of 14 members. The first task of this new team will be to define and implement the group’s transformation plan.
Topics: Carrefour

Marks & Spencer Launches Online Grocery Pilots

Marks & Spencer has gone live with two online grocery trials in the UK, piloting both rapid home delivery and click & collect. The move is aimed at gauging the right response to changing customer expectations and leveraging the strongest part of M&S' business online.
Topics: Marks & Spencer

Colruyt Group Introduces Digital Platform for Private Labels

Colruyt Group has launched a digital platform called Productzoeker (‘Product Finder’) providing detailed information on its private label goods. The website offers ingredient lists, nutritional information and sustainability aspects for the retailers umbrella own brands Boni Selection and Everyday.
Topics: Colruyt Group

Costcutter Trials Finger Payments

UK convenience retailer Costcutter is trialling a biometric payment system at a store in London, allowing customers to check out by tapping their finger on a reader connected to the POS.
Topics: Costcutter

Coop Norge Signs Deal with Book Retailer

Norwegian retailer Coop Norge has signed an agreement with book retailer Tanum to open book corners in around 700 grocery stores. These will be branded under the new Tanum Concept name.
Topics: Coop Norge (NO)

Frozen Food Specialists at a Crossroads

LZ Retailytics notes that European frozen-food store operators are evolving their concepts in different directions to sustain growth, in France, Belgium and the UK.
Topics: Picard Iceland

New Swedish Lidl Store Features Deli and Café

Lidl is to open a new concept store in Sigtuna, north of Stockholm. It will feature a delicatessen shop-in-shop with food service, sun-panels on the roof, eco-zones and chargers for electric bicycles and cars.
Topics: Schwarz Group

Auchan to Merge Drive & Collect Banners

French retailer Auchan is in the process of merging its two Drive click & collect banners, Chronodrive and Auchan Drive, Linéaires reports. Auchan's Managing Director of Drive in France has confirmed the move, even if plans are not yet fully finalised.
Topics: Auchan

Spanish Retailers Make Plans in Portugal

The upcoming quarters are going to be interesting for Spanish retailers looking to develop their presence in neighbouring Portugal, from the pending Mercadona market entry, to Dia looking to establish an e-commerce presence, and Froiz opening new supermarkets.
Topics: Dia Mercadona