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Will Wholesale be Amazon’s Next Victim in Germany?

Amazon is intensifying its efforts in the B2B channel by courting wholesalers for co-operations. Given existing consolidation in the sector, Amazon’s move will likely speed this up. Which wholesalers will benefit, which suffer?
Topics: Amazon Edeka Lekkerland Coop (CH) Metro AG

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)

Wholesale and E-Commerce Drive Sales Growth at Coop (CH)

Swiss number two grocery retailer Coop (CH) has announced its full year results, with an increase in net sales of 3%, to CHF29.2bn (EUR26.3bn). The winning departments across the business were the wholesale and production division, as well as its overall e-commerce operation.
Topics: Coop (CH)

Coop (CH) Launches Italy-focused Store Format

The Swiss number two has opened a new store format this week which focuses on Italian products. It is located at the train station in Aarau, in the North of Switzerland. The 200-square-metre-store, called ‘Sapori d’Italia’, offers around 850 products from Italy, as well as fresh products.
Topics: Coop (CH)

Migros Le Shop Undergoing Changes

Le Shop, the grocery online shop of Swiss market leader Migros, is said to be facing changes. A major alteration that is being considered is a renaming of the e-commerce subsidiary, with a name that is more reminiscent of the parent company.
Topics: Edeka Migros Coop (CH)

Coop (CH)‘s Transgourmet Acquires Wholesale Specialist Global Foods

Transgourmet’s Central & Eastern Europe division has acquired the Russian wholesaler Global Foods. Transgourmet already worked with the acquired company. Global Foods delivers predominantly to HoReCa clients and had a turnover of RUB2bn (EUR27mn) in 2016.
Topics: Coop (CH)

Coop Launches Veggie Store

The Swiss retailer Coop will open a new store concept at the end of May. The store, which will reportedly be named after Coop’s vegetarian private label line Karma, will be located at the train station in Zug.
Topics: Coop (CH)