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Aldi Nord and Süd Consider Closer Cooperation

Sister companies Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord are reportedly considering a closer cooperation in buying and other operational areas. A legal joining of the sourcing departments could result from the harmonisation and synchronisation of all “assortments and processes”.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi

Groupe Casino Acquires Fashion Pureplayer

French retailer Groupe Casino has entered an exclusive negotiation to acquire French online shoe & fashion accessories retailer Sarenza. The latter has a presence in 30 European countries and recorded a turnover of around EUR250mn in 2017.
Topics: Amazon Casino

Aldi Süd Enters Italy with Customised Concept

Germany-based Aldi Süd has now detailed its market entry in Italy and is to open its first ten stores on 1 March in the northern parts of the country. These are then to be followed by at least another 35 before the end of 2018.
Topics: Aldi

Agecore Puts Nestlé Under Pressure

In an attempt to achieve better buying conditions, buying group Agecore reportedly considers delisting 160 items from Nestlé. Agecore is said to promises an increased amount of more effective campaigns across Europe in exchange for improved conditions.
Topics: Edeka Eroski Les Mousquetaires Intermarché Conad Colruyt Group Coop (CH)

Carrefour Poland Attempts to Move Beyond Price

In a price-sensitive market dominated by discounters, Carrefour has introduced key differentiators alongside pricing and its fresh produce expertise. These can be found across its different formats, from hypermarkets to minimarkets.
Topics: Carrefour

Amazon Invests in Europe

Amazon has announced a number of continued investment initiatives set to drive growth across its European markets in France, Italy and Spain this year.
Topics: Amazon

Schwarz Group Vows to Use Less Plastic

Schwarz Group has set itself a target for reducing the use of plastics in product and transport packaging. Discounter Lidl wants to reduce plastic consumption by 20% by 2025 and make all plastic packaging of its own brands 100% recyclable.
Topics: Schwarz Group

X5 Opens Dark Stores

X5 Retail Group plans to open two dark stores in Moscow and St.Petersburg by the end of 2018 in support of its Perekrestok online grocery operations.
Topics: X5 Retail Group

Leader Price Set to Land in Italy

Leader Price discount stores will open in Italy in Q2 2018, as the result of an agreement between Italian retailer Crai and French retailer Groupe Casino. The first stores will open in the northern part of the country. The network will be run independently from the rest of Crai's operations.
Topics: Casino Crai

E.Leclerc to Open 200 Organic Stores in France

French retailer E.Leclerc announced that it intends to open 200 organic stores in France. In order to achieve this target, it has established a dedicated organisation and purchasing office for these organic stores.
Topics: E. Leclerc