What will 2020 bring for the retail sector? Growing tensions between retailers and their suppliers, fears EuroCommerce director-general Christian Verschueren. He hopes that the new European Commission will put a strong stop to increasing protectionism.
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British DIY group Kingfisher has appointed Jean-Jacques Van Oosten as its new Chief Customer & Digital Officer. The Belgian had already been Group IT Director at Kingfisher between 2005 and 2008, before finding his way to several other big names in retail.
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Days after Tesco stopped the production of Christmas cards that were revealed to be made by Chinese forced labourers, H&M will now investigate whether there is forced labour by Chinese prisoners in its supply chain. The accusations come from former journalist Peter Humphrey, who was locked up in such a prison for almost two years.
British supermarket chain Tesco has immediately stopped the production of Christmas cards in a Chinese factory, because it uses forced labour. In one of the cards sold, a girl from London discovered a cry for help.
Tesco is considering a sale of more than 2,000 of its stores in Thailand and Malaysia. The British supermarket chain has been approached by an, as yet, unknown party.
British retailer Tesco launches a new and paying loyalty scheme, Real does the same thing in Germany, and Casino already did the same in France. Belgian Delhaize is also experimenting with innovative concepts: are traditional retailers going Amazon Prime-style?
The four largest supermarket chains in the United Kingdom have lost a part of their market share in the last few months - again. The main winners are discounters Lidl and Aldi... and Ocado.
Tesco, the biggest British supermarket chain, has called for the reform of 'business rates' (a commercial real estate tax) and suggested the introduction of an online tax - which it would have to pay itself as well.
Changes in shopping behaviour in its customers force British market leader Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs in 153 proximity stores that carry the Tesco Metro banner. The size of these stores is somewhere in between that of hypermarkets and that of Express stores.
British supermarket giant Tesco will venture into premium convenience stores, robots and plant-based food. These are just some of the priorities for future growth, according to the retailer.
Greenyard's subsidiary Bakker Belgium will become Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize's dedicated provider for fresh fruit and vegetables. It will invest in a brand new location in Belgium.
Tesco breathes a sigh of relief as the British supermarket group is well underway towards reaching its transformation goals. Turnover and profits both increased in the past financial year.
At Tesco, real meat and meat substitutes will now be found side by side. The British supermarket chain has noticed that vegan is the biggest food trend of the decade, so they're launching a new meat counter where the two can be found next to each other.
Large mainstream retailers can’t find an adequate answer to the power of hard discounters, multinationals see the value of their brands decrease: private label is causing a true revolution, says expert Koen de Jong of IPLC.
British supermarket chain Tesco has announced another thorough restructuring. A total of 9000 jobs are in the balance, both in the main office and in the stores. Service counters will disappear in 90 stores.
Big names such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Carrefour have started a trial project of collecting empty packaging at their consumers' homes for re-use. They want to reduce waste and create a circular working system.