Strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services
UK retail sales growth slumps as Omicron strikes – CBI
UK retail sales growth fell sharply in the first half of December, as concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus held home buyers back, according to an investigation that could increase pressure on the government to it provides more emergency support. The Confederation of British Industry’s sales volume gauge – which asks retailers how sales compare to a year ago – fell to +8 in December from +39 in November, its lowest reading since that non-essential stores were closed in March.
Germany: Kaufland’s parent company, Schwarz Group, publishes progress report
Schwarz Group has published a progress report which shares the details of its sustainability strategy, focusing on 4 areas – people, product quality, closed-loop systems and ecosystems. The report entitled “Klartext reden. Nachhaltig handeln. Fortschritte zeigen ”also transparently presents the sustainability measures and indicators at group level.
Australia: Woolworths boss made a promise before Christmas
Woolworths has promised customers will have access to what they need this Christmas, despite the global supply chain crisis affecting businesses across the country. Supermarket boss Brad Banducci said he was “very comfortable” that stores were stocked and that the company was doing everything possible to ensure it. “However, it would be fair to say that there is still enormous pressure in the supply chain on all aspects of this supply chain,” Mr. Banducci said in a financial update to shareholders, stressing the significant increase in international freight prices and pallet issues within Australia. “But where we’re at right now, we think it won’t show off the shelf for us and we’ll provide what we need.”
China: JD.com Partners with Shandong Energy Group Company for Rural Revitalization
JD.com announced its partnership with Shandong Energy Group Company, one of China’s largest energy companies. The 2 companies aim to facilitate rural revitalization and development of the fresh produce industry, in addition to expanding cooperation in employee welfare, industrial products, smart logistics, etc.
South Africa: Massmart reports higher annual losses due to looting
South African retailer Massmart Holdings reported larger annual loss, due to damage to stores and loss of business income suffered as a result of looting in July during protests against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma . The retailer, majority owned by Walmart Inc, said its overall loss per share, the main measure of profit in South Africa, will be at least 40% lower than the reported overall loss per share in 2020 of 426.8 cents. In total, the looting cost 2.5 billion rand ($ 157.99 million) in stolen goods and damaged assets, with an accounting loss of around 650 million rand after the insurance proceeds.
The Casino Group announces a collaboration with Amazon Web Services
The Casino Group has announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the areas of energy and digital services. GreenYellow, a subsidiary of the Casino Group and expert in decentralized production of photovoltaic solar panels, will provide renewable electricity for Amazon’s activities, while Amazon Web Services (AWS) will support the distribution group in its digital transformation.
India: CityMall joins the hypercompetitive fresh grocery space
CityMall is preparing to launch new grocery deliveries in the next quarter, people familiar with the issue told ET, at a time when non-metropolitan cities are turning into a big area of interest for startups in the city. new age e-commerce.
British supermarket Iceland – major trade via Omicron
British supermarket group Iceland has seen strong business activity exceeding expectations as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spread across the UK and hit the hospitality industry, its chief executive said. “Sales are actually really strong, we’ve had a good few weeks and are ahead of budget,” Richard Walker told Sky News.
JD.com develops a new model of intelligent distribution chain with Hitaly
JD.com and Hitaly have signed a cooperation agreement, in which the two sides will cooperate in various fields such as online and offline retail, cross-border e-commerce, international and domestic logistics and warehousing and chain fintech supply chain.
UK: Farmdrop suppliers form new collective after company goes bankrupt
A group of farmers and former suppliers to the food delivery business Farmdrop have formed a collective to continue supplying customers and avoid lost sales and food waste after the business went bankrupt. Social media helped disseminate the names of affected suppliers and encourage people to buy their food directly, while 4 South West suppliers – Sladesdown Meat, Sole of Discretion, Purton House Organics and Perdon Organics – have formed South West Produce, to create a point of contact for customers to continue shopping from them. The group promotes itself through a new Facebook page, with coordinated sales through the Sole of Discretion page on the Open Food Network.
United States: UNFI brings grocery products to digital front
The explosive growth of online grocery shopping is forcing brands to increase the volume and quality of information provided to retailers to earn the digital shelf. Aware of this need, UNFI Brands + has partnered with Salsify and Trace a to create a single end-to-end PIM workflow.
United States: DoorDash Expands Grocery Delivery Reach With Partnership With Southeastern Grocers
Online food delivery provider DoorDash has launched on-demand grocery delivery to more than 400 Southeastern Grocers stores, including the retailer’s Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie banners. Online shoppers at SEG stores across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana can now have their groceries delivered from their local store in as little as 45 minutes.
United States: Albertsons Cos. tests “smart” salad bars
Albertsons Cos. is piloting a digitally managed in-store salad bar concept in half a dozen East Coast supermarkets. Los Angeles-based Picadeli US said its ‘smart’ Arctic salad bar, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology, has been rolled out to 6 Safeway, Acme Markets and Kings Food Markets stores in Maryland. , New Jersey and Washington, DC. The modular bar has a digital food freshness system, digital labels, smart cooling algorithms and screens to communicate with customers, and the unit connects to a cloud-based monitoring system allowing active and passive control of parameters at the store level and remote assistance.