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Rachel Hargreaves has joined Co-op as director of property, development and estates, as the convenience retailer drives strategic growth plans. Joining Co-op from Lidl Great Britain, Rachel’s position involves a focus on ensuring Co-op is at the forefront of landowners, developers and agents minds as… This story continues at Co-op further drives growth ambitions with […]
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With so many shifts in the market, the pressure is on to upskill your workforce. However, there is a balance between getting employees up to speed quickly and effectively while also fostering open communication and confidence. The retail industry can benefit from adopting new ways of allowing employees to train safely, creating a path to […]
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Discount supermarket retailer Lidl U.S. has named four executives with extensive retail experience to top posts, including naming Frank Kerr as the company’s first-ever Chief Customer Officer. Kerr is returning for a second stint at Lidl U.S., where he was one of the first 50 employees, and he’ll be responsible for driving a holistic customer […]
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Mondra, a product footprinting and supply chain decarbonisation AI driven SaaS platform, has raised £3.6 million in pre-Series A funding.  Investors include 7 Generation Ventures, AlbionVC, GC Foodtech Ventures, Foodsparks by Peakbridge, Ponderosa Ventures, and Vala Capital.  The cash will be used to expedite Mondra’s roll-out to UK grocers, of whom, the company claims, 85% […]
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NEW YORK  — Brandon Brown, senior vice president of Own Brands at Albertsons Companies, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the PLMA 2024 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, which is being held March 20-22 in San Antonio. The event at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk will focus on trends and issues and […]
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Record-breaking Success for Premium Private Label Ranges In line with the growing number of those in difficult financial situations, we found that 97% of shoppers can be described as discounters. This holiday season, Aldi and Lidl both experienced record-breaking sales. Lidl reported a 12% increase in sales year on year and an 11% increase in […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Lidl Ireland reports significant progress in the installation of in-store solutions enabling customers to return cans and bottles. In a LinkedIn post, Alan Barry, Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Lidl Ireland & Lidl Northern Ireland, says: “In less than 12 months Lidl Ireland has installed 358 Re-turn machines in 179 stores, constructed 88 Deposit Return […]
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ARLINGTON, Va.  — FMI – The Food Industry Association, on Friday welcomed new members to its board of directors. The new directors, elected at a January 2024 board meeting, further build on FMI’s commitment to maintain a broad representation of the supplier and retailer/wholesaler communities within its leadership, the association said. “The food industry is […]
  1. Data & Insights
With over 40,000 people, 6,200 brands, 100 countries represented, and over 1,000 exhibitors, retail’s Big Show lived up to its name this year and artificial intelligence was the headlining topic. However, while AI dominated the content sessions at NRF, the real conversations were happening in the breakout rooms and on the expo floor, and attendees […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
dunnhumby has released a special edition of the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), this one “designed to determine which retailers in the $1 trillion U.S. grocery market personalize the shopping experience best for their customers.” The winner is:  Amazon. H-E-B and Kroger came in second and third. According to the report, “These three retailers are […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
[[“value”:” Share Copy Link The retailer has reduced plastic packaging in its own-brand ranges by 29% since 2017. Credit: Grand Warszawski via Shutterstock. Lidl GB has unveiled its strides towards sustainability in its fourth ‘Good Food’ report. Lidl GB has achieved a 43% reduction in food waste since 2016, positioning itself well on the path […]
  1. Department: Beverage
On Friday, we took note of a report from  The Takeout saying that “a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleges that Roundy’s, a subsidiary of Kroger, has been misleading consumers by labeling its eggs as ‘farm fresh.’  The plaintiffs in the filing argue that the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Bloomberg has a piece about how in the UK, food retailers are doing battle with market share-grabbing discounters Aldi and Lidl with more aggressive marketing of their loyalty card programs. This has become even more important, the story says, as food inflation has had an impact on prices and consumer spending.  Promotions have become critical, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Global brand experience firm Siegel+Gale is out with its 10th annual World’s Simplest Brands report, concluding that German grocer Lidl is the world’s simplest brand. Among US companies, Whole Foods Market ranked first, followed by the U.S. Postal Service, Lyft, UPS, and Burger King. According to the report, “64% of people are willing to pay […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Christmas Food Spending Habits Grocery Budget Retailers See Big Spending Boosts In the UK, the cost of living crisis had a tangible impact on food spending around the festive period. Consumers are looking more closely at their bank balance when spending money on festive groceries, with discount supermarkets seeing major growth in their sales. In […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
[[ by BP has appointed former Lidl UK marketing director Claire Farrant as VP of marketing for its mobility and convenience retail business in Europe. Farrant spent ten years in senior positions at Tesco prior to joining Lidl in 2015. At Lidl, she played a crucial role in expanding the retailer’s market share and was […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
On the subject of treating employees in a way that keeps them engaged, one MNB reader wrote: I have a nephew with limited cognitive skills but is a loyal bagger at a Michigan Kroger. On his fifth year of service he received a package containing Thank You cards from store management and fellow workers as […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Access chart in Dash. Grocery Outlet customers are increasingly spending their grocery wallet at the discounter, turning away from brands owned by Albertsons, including Safeway and Von’s. The California-based discount grocer increased its share of supermarket wallet among customers to over 6% in the last week of August, up from around 5% a year earlier […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Kroger, Albertsons may sell off stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers in anticipation of merger deal. Kroger and Albertsons could be close to selling an undisclosed number to C&S Wholesale Grocers, as a means towards cinching regulatory approval for the […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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