As a hard Brexit becomes more likely, British supermarkets are accumulating additional stock. After all, there is a threat of serious shortages, partly due to hoarding shoppers.
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As of 2024, Dutch supermarkets will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco products. Online sales will be restricted one year earlier.
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Intermarché, Auchan and Carrefour facilitate access to their digital platforms and pick-up points for small independent retailers affected by the new lockdown. They are doing this out of solidarity, but also out of self-interest, of course.
Tournée minérale is making way for a new popular challenge: a whole month without visiting a supermarket. People are being challenged to buy solely from local traders to create awareness and promote environmentally friendly consumption.
Belgian supermarkets increasingly choose local suppliers for their fruit, vegetables and meat, Belgian trade federation Comeos says. Numbers vary from only 55 % for apples to 97 % for pork.
Belgian praline brand Godiva will soon sell its chocolate in supermarkets all over the world after signing a deal with chains like Albert Heijn and Sainsbury’s. Previously, it sold nearly all its chocolate through its own store network.
Smaller stores, fewer discounts, more service and robots, those are just a few changes we may see appear in supermarkets in the next few years. How should retailers and manufacturers react?
The 30 largest German supermarket groups managed a 2.5 % turnover increase in 2015 (243.99 billion euro). Edeka is still number one, but Aldi (+ 1.5 % in 2015) jumps from 5th to 4th, surpassing Metro.
Supermarkets and the entire food industry stand a lot to gain thanks to the new digital opportunities which give them an insight into the customer's purchase and eating behaviour. This may lead to a more efficient food chain.