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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 […]
  1. Holiday & Events
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 […]
  1. Department & Category
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 […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Consumers are dynamic not static and Walmart is not an early adopter when it comes to meals and meal components. Walmart exceled at supply chain optimization, suburban duplication, marketing messaging, it missed the mark on consumers meal prep simplification aka meals and meal components preference over ingredients to cook from scratch.  According to Steven Johnson […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
I did a FaceTime earlier this week suggesting that Aldi’s acquisition of Winn-Dixie and Harveys indicates that anything can happen, and I mentioned that an MNB reader observed that since Aldi and Trader Joe’s are owned by the same company, maybe we’ll see Trader Joe’s sections in Winn-Dixie stores.  (I noted that the two companies […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
[[“value”:” Credit: GlobalData. With high food inflation continuing to put pressure on household finances, loyalty schemes are an effective way for supermarkets to compete with the consistently low prices of discounters Aldi and Lidl. The most important aspects of loyalty schemes for consumers are discounts and rewards, with 51% stating that they valued “discounts open […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Mexican grocer Chedraui, Raley’s Supermarkets and Primark Stores have topped the National Retail Federation’s 2023 Hot 25 Retailers list, which ranks the fastest-growing retail companies in the U.S. The annual ranking is compiled by global marketing consultancy Kantar and is determined by comparing year-over-year increases in domestic sales (in the case of the 2023 list, […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Mexican grocer Chedraui, Raley’s Supermarkets and Primark Stores have topped the National Retail Federation’s 2023 Hot 25 Retailers list, which ranks the fastest-growing retail companies in the U.S. The annual ranking is compiled by global marketing consultancy Kantar and is determined by comparing year-over-year increases in domestic sales (in the case of the 2023 list, […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
WASHINGTON – Grocery retailers occupy the top two spots on a ranking of the fastest-growing U.S. retailers in 2022. Grocers command three of the top five spots on the latest Hot 25 Retailers list, released this week by the National Retail Federation, which collaborates with Kantar in putting together the annual ranking. Mexico City-based Grupo […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Denver Post has a story about how Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran came to town to talk with the newspaper “to provide updates on the merger process. If successful, the deal would directly impact Coloradans – Kroger serves as the parent company of King Soopers, the state’s largest grocery store […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]

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