Gerrity’s Supermarkets has joined the Wakefern Grocery Cooperative

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US Foods Opens the Company’s Most Eco-Friendly Distribution Facility Yet in Sacramento, California
U.S. Foods Holding Corp. announced the opening of the company’s 70th distribution facility, located in Sacramento, California. The new, state-of-the-art 355,000 square foot distribution facility and customer engagement training center reflects a variety of sustainable building and fleet initiatives undertaken by US Foods, making it the most sustainable distribution facility environmental impact that the company has built to date. The facility allows US Foods to more effectively serve its growing Northern California customer base, with significant room for expansion.
Source: businesswire.com

United States: Gerrity’s Supermarkets joins the grocery cooperative Wakefern
Pennsylvania grocer Gerrity’s Supermarkets has joined retail grocery cooperative Wakefern Food Corp. Keasbey, New Jersey’s Wakefern, parent company of supermarket banner ShopRite, said Gerrity’s becomes its 48th member. Plans are for Gerrity’s to convert to the Cooperative’s The Fresh Grocer banner, with the store’s new branding to be Gerrity’s The Fresh Grocer. The transition to the new banner over the next few months will also include the addition of Wakefern own brand products, such as the Bowl & Basket and Paperbird labels.
Source: supermarketnews.com

Multiple grocers, one order: How a delivery company from the heart recreates online shopping at multiple stores
What if online shoppers could grab their products from Whole Foods Markets, personal care products from Target, and a handful of Simple Truth products from Kroger, and have them delivered in one order? This is the concept behind EasyBins, a grocery delivery service that is slowly gaining momentum in the heartland. Like Instacart and Shipt, the company allows consumers to shop online from many grocery chains. Unlike those online marketplaces and others, the Arkansas-based startup lets shoppers consolidate items from multiple retailers into one order, then have it all delivered to their doorstep in a single box.
Source: www.epiceriedive.com

Carrefour Brasil anticipates R$2 billion in synergies following the acquisition of Grupo Big
Carrefour Brazil Group anticipate around 2 billion reais (371 million euros) of synergies by 2025 following its acquisition of Grupo Big. According to the financial director of Carrefour Brasil, David Murciano, 10% of this amount will be reached in the first year. The deal will also see the combined company’s overall revenue exceed 100 billion reais (18.5 billion euros).
Source: esmmagazine.com

Italy: Etruria Retail sees its turnover down slightly in the 2021 financial year
The Italian regional distributor Etruria Retail closed 2021 with a turnover of 238 million euros and a network of 321 stores. The company’s turnover decreased by 14 million euros compared to 2020, which was a record year due to the continuation of restrictions linked to the pandemic. General merchandise accounted for 49% of sales, followed by deli meats and dairy products (23%); fruit and vegetables (13%), meat (9%) and fresh fish (6%).
Source: esmmagazine.com

French consumers ‘compromise’ as prices rise, says Kantar
French consumers are increasingly making compromises when shopping as they try to balance their budget, according to new research from Kantar. In the face of record inflation, shoppers have cut spending on big-ticket items and even cut back on traditional fresh produce in some cases, Kantar said.
Source: esmmagazine.com

Slower growth expected for European e-commerce
Even when shoppers can visit physical stores again, they continue to buy online: despite the lifting of most Covid measures and the UK’s exit from the European single market, e-commerce sales in Europe have increased by 13% to reach 718 billion euros in 2021. In the 27 EU countries, the growth rate was 16%. 90% of the population now uses the Internet and 76% also shop online. This is evident from the European e-commerce report recently published by EuroCommerce and Ecommerce Europe, which contains detailed figures on e-commerce in 37 countries on the European continent.
Source: retaildetail.eu

Tencent cites success of cross-border e-commerce program Weixin Mini as Big C propels it into Chinese markets
Tencent Thailand showcased Big C’s successful entry into the Chinese e-commerce market amid the pandemic with the opening of its online store through its Weixin Mini program. The online store allows the supermarket chain to expand its consumer base and connect with millions of customers in China.
Source: bangkokpost.com

South Africa: This online grocery store uses trucks and tuk-tuks for same-day deliveries in rural KwaZulu-Natal
“I grew up in rural Eshowe and my grandmother was an entrepreneur. She owned a local spaza store,” Siyanda Mthethwa, the 36-year-old founder of Kuloola, told Business Insider SA. “And then when the pandemic hit, there was a huge demand for grocery delivery, especially for rural communities, which typically pile into taxis or vans in crowded spaces.”
Source: businessinsider.co.za

Irish grocery sales fall amid rising inflation (Kantar)
Irish food sales fell 4.9% in the 12 weeks to June 12, 2022, as food price inflation hit its highest level of 6.5% since February 2013, over the past Last 12 weeks ending June 12, according to the latest data from Kantar. The price hike could add €453 to the average annual grocery bill, a figure more than €100 more than expected in early May, Kantar noted.
Source: esmmagazine.com

Norway: Oda CEO explains how online groceries can compete on price with offline discounters
At ShopTalk Europe 2022, Karl Munthe-Kaas, CEO and co-founder of Norway’s leading online grocery retailer, explained why he thinks online grocery shopping can be “more effective than offline discounts” – and why the trifecta of selection, quality and price are necessary for online grocers to be truly competitive. Karl Munthe-Kaas, co-founder and CEO of Norwegian online supermarket Oda, is adamant that online grocery shopping has the ability to compete with offline discounters on price – if executed the right way.
Source: econsultancy.com

LCGB announces agreement on new collective agreement
The Luxembourg Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (LCGB) has issued a press release to announce that it has reached an agreement on a three-year collective agreement with the supermarket chain Lidl Luxembourg. The agreement thus extends an already existing contract and remains in force from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2025.
Source: today.rtl.lu

Belgium: Lidl supermarket to start eliminating paper receipts
Lidl Plus app users will be able to choose to receive a digital receipt when making purchases to phase out paper receipts. In a press release, Lidl noted that this option will save the chain 10 tons of paper per year which are usually used by Lidl Plus customers, the equivalent of 247 trees. “Our main objective is to pave the way towards more responsible consumption while combining it with an improved customer experience,” said Julien Wathieu, spokesperson for Lidl Belgium, in the press release.
Source: brusselstimes.com

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