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Retail Business Insight Alert Archive

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Kroger Divests Its C-Store Business / Israel May Ease Tax Burden To Lure Walmart, Other Retailers

February 01, 2018, to February 15, 2018

Kroger announced it is selling its convenience store business to British petrol forecourt C-store retailer EG Group. As part of the $2.15 billion deal...[More]

A senior aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disclosed that Israel is leaning toward loosening the tax structure that makes foreign...[More] posted a full-year profit of $3 billion ($6.15 per share) for 2017 on net sales of $177.9 billion, a sales increase of $41 billion year...[More]

Target Launches Good Chemistry Brand Of Fragrances / Walmart Names McKenna Head Of International Business

January 15, 2018, to February 01, 2018

Target said it plans to launch Good Chemistry, the retailer's first exclusive fragrance brand. According to the company, the brand includes four...[More]

Walmart has named its chief operating officer for its domestic operations, Judith McKenna, to head the retail giant's international unit. McKenna's...[More]

Walmart is reportedly planning to eliminate about 3,500 co-manager positions in the US market. According to reports, the planned move is aimed at...[More]

Walmart Brazil Plans To Combine Physical Stores With Online Retail / Kroger Continues To Expand Its Clean-Label Product Offerings

January 01, 2018, to January 15, 2018

Walmart Brazil said it plans to spend $464 million in the next four years to integrate its brick-and-mortar stores with the company's online retail...[More]

Kroger’s “Simple Truth” product line, which are free from more than a hundred artificial preservatives and other undesirable ingredients such as GMOs...[More]

In the second half of 2017, online retailer Amazon launched three initiatives in Mexico, market research firm Euromonitor found interesting. In...[More]

FMCG Spending Grows In China, Report Shows / Big Grocery Chains Can Do A Lot To Reduce Food Waste

November 15, 2017, to January 01, 2018

Consumer spending on fast-moving consumer goods in China grew 5.5 percent during the 12-week period ending November 3, 2017, compared with the same...[More]

Three business and management scholars writing in the Harvard Business Review suggest several ways large food retailers – Kroger, Sainsbury’s, Tesco,...[More]

La Madeleine French-style bakery has created for the holiday season a decorate-it-yourself kit specifically for yule log cakes, known in France as...[More]

Carrefour Brasil Reports Strong Profit Gains For 3Q 2017 / Bezos Aide Steve Keller To Helm Amazon’s Delivery, Grocery, Store Ventures

November 01, 2017, to November 15, 2017

Grupo Carrefour Brasil, French retailer Carrefour's Brazilian unit, reported net profit almost doubled to 581 million reais, or $179 million, in the...[More] CEO Jeff Bezos has given a longtime aide responsibility for Prime Now, AmazonFresh, as well as the $13.5-billion Whole Foods Market...[More]

Ahold USA, the parent company of supermarket chains Stop & Shop, Giant, and Martin’s, as well as the grocery shopping/delivery company Peapod,...[More]

Walmart Launches Supermercado Retail Concept In Brazil / Carrefour Posts Slightly Better Sales Numbers In 3Q 2017

October 15, 2017, to November 01, 2017

Walmart Brasil has launched its Walmart Supermercado retail concept in Brazil. Supported with a R$500 million investment, the business transformation...[More]

Carrefour reported sales rose 0.5 percent on a like-for-like basis to €21.859 billion in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period in...[More]

Carrefour reported its wholesale unit Atacadao posted sales of R$8.5 billion in the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 5.6 percent compared with...[More]

Carrefour Brasil Introduces Online Shopping Service In Sao Paul / Aldi Plans To Build ₤75-Million Warehouse In UK

October 01, 2017, to October 15, 2017

Grupo Carrefour Brasil, the French retailer's unit in Brazil, plans to launch an online grocery shopping and rewards platform in Sao Paulo. After...[More]

German discount retailer Aldi plans to invest ₤75 million to build a distribution center in Bedford, England, to support the company's growing network...[More]

Months after opening its stores in the US in June 2017, German discount retailer Lidl saw its share of store visits declined, according to an analysis...[More]

China's FMCG Market Grows 4.6 Percent In August 2017 Quarter / Wal-Mart Expands Sustainability Chemistry Policy, Demands Safer Products From Suppliers

September 01, 2017, to October 01, 2017

In China, sales of fast-moving consumer goods grew 4.6 percent during the 12-week period ending August 11, 2017, compared with the same period of the...[More]

Wal-Mart said it has expanded its sustainability chemistry policy for consumable products, as part of the retailer's efforts to improve transparency,...[More]

Wal-Mart announced plans to build a new corporate headquarters in its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. According to the retailer, its current setup...[More]

Metro AG Posts Strong 3Q Sales / Campbell Ramps Up Online Delivery Infrastructure For Evolving Retail Environment

August 01, 2017, to September 01, 2017

German retail and wholesale company Metro AG (Düsseldorf) reported an increase of 2.6 percent in like-for-like sales in the third quarter, along with...[More]

Though the percentage of food sold online today is in the low single digits, by 2021 it will be a $66 billion business. Campbell Soup is determined to...[More]

Beauty retailer Sephora has launched its own online store,, in India. Combining the company's online and offline stores, the online...[More]

Amazon's 2Q 2017 Profit Drops 77 Percent; Blames Expansion Costs / Consumer Shopping: Speed Is Of The Essence

July 01, 2017, to August 01, 2017