The Studenac supermarket chain announced the acquisition of Bure Trgovina
EuroCommerce elects its new president
EuroCommerce, the body that represents the retail and wholesale sector in Europe, elected Juan Manuel Morales as the new president. Morales, who succeeds Régis Degelcke, will take up his new duties on July 1, 2021 for 3 years.
Belgium: falling market share puts Colruyt Group under pressure
Colruyt supermarkets have lost market share due to the corona crisis, according to annual figures from Colruyt Group. Sales narrowly missed the 10 billion euro mark and profit forecasts are highly uncertain. Colruyt Group’s turnover increased by 3.7% to over 9.9 billion euros in the reference period 2020/21.
Croatia: Studenac acquires Bure Trgovina
Croatian supermarket chain Studenac has announced the acquisition of Biograd-based retailer Bure Trgovina, as it continues to expand its business in the country. The acquisition will allow Studenac to strengthen its leading position along Croatia’s Adriatic coast and become the country’s second largest distribution chain.
United Kingdom: Asda to deploy charging zones in more stores
Asda is rolling out its charging proposal to 4 more stores by the end of the year, the next step in its journey to help customers reduce, reuse or recycle their supermarket packaging. The supermarket will test new in-store charging setups, partnering with more domestic brands and engaging with customers in different parts of the UK to understand how to best encourage participation in top-up charging. of customers possible.
India to speed up Amazon and Flipkart antitrust investigation as tech attention intensifies – sources
India’s antitrust watchdog plans to speed up the resumption of investigation into allegations of anti-competitive behavior at Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc’s Flipkart, as it steps up scrutiny of big tech companies, said 2 people familiar with the case.
United States: DoorDash, Uber Eats and Instacart challenge major e-commerce retailers
Third-party on-demand food delivery providers – including DoorDash, Instacart and Uber Eats – are expected to overtake some of the largest U.S. retailers in e-commerce sales by 2025, plans from Edge’s Retail Insight research arm. by Ascential. U.S. Gross Value of Goods (GMV) sales will more than double to $ 27.33 billion at Instacart and $ 27.58 billion at Uber Eats by 2025, overtaking Target.com, of which GMV sales are expected to climb to $ 24.44 billion in 2025 from $ 14.87 billion in 2020, Edge Retail Insight said in releasing the results of its “Sizing the Delivery Intermediary Opportunity” study.
Canada: Instacart launches in Quebec
Instacart has launched on the Quebec market. The San Francisco-based online grocery platform was launched in Montreal, where customers can order same-day delivery to approximately 25 Costco, M&M Foods and Walmart stores. The service is available in English and French, marking the company’s first experience in French.
Independent grocers play a key role in boosting the US economy
Independent community grocers are a key driver of the U.S. economy, with nationwide positive effects on jobs, wages and taxes, according to the latest National Grocers Association economic impact study ( NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry. While the self-employed represent more than 1.1 million jobs – compared to 944,200 in the last study – and earn nearly $ 39 billion, wholesalers serving independent grocers provide more than 44,000 jobs that earn almost 3 , $ 3 billion. In addition, the independent grocery industry is directly or indirectly responsible for nearly 860,000 jobs in other sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing and transportation, and generates federal, state and local tax revenues exceeding the $ 36 billion.
United States: Google’s first retail store to open on Thursday
Google’s first physical store will open on Thursday, June 17 at 10 a.m., 9to5Google reported. The store will offer the “full range” of Made by Google hardware and services. Users will be able to try out products, get installation assistance, and troubleshoot technical issues. They will also be able to attend practical workshops offered throughout the year.
United States: Stor.ai Partners with Bringg for End-to-End Orchestration of Grocery Delivery
Stor.ai, the end-to-end digital commerce solution for grocers, has announced a new strategic partnership with Bringg, the leading unified fulfillment and delivery orchestration solution for retailers. The partnership will allow corporate retailers of all sizes to make deliveries using their own fleets, third-party logistics providers or any other delivery method.
United States: Just Eat Takeaway.com completes acquisition of Grubhub
Just Eat Takeaway.com NV, hereinafter the “Company” or “Just Eat Takeaway.com”, and Grubhub Inc. (“Grubhub”) are pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition by the Company of 100% shares of Grubhub in a combination of all shares (the “Transaction”). The Transaction represents Just Eat Takeaway.com’s entry into online food delivery in the United States and builds on the strategic rationale for the Company’s merger with Just Eat plc. Following the Operation, the Enlarged Group is now built around 4 of the world’s most attractive online meal delivery markets: the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany. , thus increasing the capacity of the Enlarged Group to deploy capital and strengthen its competitive positions in all markets.
Amazon Fresh turns to stand-alone checkout
Amazon is about to disrupt the grocery landscape again. The company is bringing its checkout technology to its Amazon Fresh grocery chain, which currently has 13 stores. Beginning June 17, shoppers at the company’s new 25,000-square-foot Amazon Fresh store in Bellevue, Wash., Can purchase items from departments such as produce, meat, fruit from sea, prepared foods and bakery, with the ability to skip the checkout line.
Casino’s GPA plans to part ways with Exito in Colombia – sources
Brazilian food distributor GPA SA is considering selling its Colombian unit Almacenes Exito SA to GPA shareholders, including parent company Casino Guichard Perrachon, two sources familiar with the matter said. Such a transaction, similar to GPA’s recent split from its Brazilian wholesale unit Assai, would fit into part of the French casino’s broader efforts to simplify its structure in Latin America, potentially freeing up more value from its holdings. over there. GPA owns nearly 97% of Exito, which is listed in Colombia, with a market capitalization of $ 1.5 billion, leaving it the company, which employs around 35,000 people in 515 supermarkets across the country, with an extremely low float. The company also operates in Uruguay and Argentina.