By 2030, the Carrefour group aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of the products it sells in its stores by 30%. The focus is on vegetable alternatives, local products and sustainable packaging.
» Read more
AB InBev has started testing its own direct-to-consumer webshop. The Belgian beer giant offers next-day delivery for five of its brands.
» Read more
In its financial year 2019, Spar International achieved a worldwide turnover of 37.1 billion euros (+ 4.35 %). During the corona crisis, the proximity stores proved to be of vital importance.
Belgium's biggest supermarket chain, Colruyt, is launching a test store in Brussels to see if it can expand into the professional market. This would be another blow to the ailing Metro branch in the country.
Russian food retailer VkusVill has started looking abroad to continue its fast growth. The chain has opened its first store outside of Russia in Amsterdam.
British consumers can get their fix of Nestlé snacks, candy and coffee delivered to their doorstep, thanks to a new collaboration with Deliveroo.
A Dutch court has banned Nestlé from using the name 'Incredible Burger' for its plant-based products, as it is deemed too similar to American 'Impossible Foods'. The Swiss food giant has said it will comply with the verdict for the time being, but it will also launch an appeal.
In almost all European countries the supermarket chains' private labels again increased their market share last year. Switzerland, Spain and the United Kingdom remain at the forefront.
As of today, JDE Peet's, the parent company of Douwe Egberts and Senseo, is listed on the stock market. The company has raised 2.25 billion euros already, making it the largest IPO of the year.
Now that a recession is looming as a result of the corona virus outbreak, discount chain Lidl wants to sharpen its price image. The retailer has decided to rearrange its international purchasing department.
Walmart saw its online sales increase 74 % during the coronavirus crisis, resulting in comparable sales growth of 10 %. Still, the American retail giant has decided to shut down its online branch Jet.com.
Alliances between large food retailers do not have a harmful impact on agricultural prices, nor do they cause higher sales prices to consumers, a new research report by the European Commission concludes.
Le Pain Quotidien's American locations have a new owner: Aurify Brands, manager of fast food restaurants, will become master franchiser and will therefore manage the formula separately from the Belgian group.
Belgian bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien is working on a 'Pain Quotidien bis': it is in the midst of insolvency proceedings and is handing over its American and British branches via master franchising.
FMCG giant PepsiCo has launched a 'virtual pantry' in the United States: the producer of soft drinks, potato crisps and more now also supplies directly to consumers via two webshops.
French dairy giant Danone has launched a 'Plant-Based Acceleration Unit', which should push its plant-based turnover from two to five billion euros by 2025.