Costco charters 3 ocean going vessels
United States: Whole Foods Market Co-Founder and CEO John Mackey to retire in 2022
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of natural grocer Whole Foods Market, has announced that he will retire next year, effective September 1, 2022. Mackey will be replaced by current COO Jason Buechel.
United States: Costco to charter 3 ships for transpacific routes
Costco is chartering 3 ocean-going vessels to move containers between Asia and the United States and Canada over the next year, CFO Richard Galanti said during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call. Galanti said chartered vessels represent “less than 20% of our shipment to Asia” and will make around 10 deliveries next year. Each ship can carry 800 to 1,000 containers at a time, the chief financial officer said. “Containers, trucks and drivers all impact the timing of deliveries and higher transportation costs. Despite all of these issues, we continue to work to mitigate cost increases in different ways, ”said Galanti.
NGA to FTC: Large Retailers Engage in ‘Predatory Action’
The National Grocers Association (NGA) has filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that independent grocers are being crushed by unfair contract terms on supply and pricing due to “predatory action” by “dominant retailers”. NGA submitted its remarks to the FTC in response to the agency’s request for public comment on the potentially anti-competitive contract terms.
United States: ShopRite of Cortlandt launches “Fresh to Table” in-store experience
Cortlandt’s ShopRite announced the launch of Fresh to Table, an innovative in-store concept where customers can find fresh and on-trend foods, ingredients and easy-to-prepare meal solutions in a variety of take-out formats. .
United States: Uber launches “The Holiday Shop” for seasonal delivery on demand
Uber Technologies, Inc. has announced the launch of the first official vacation store on the Uber Eats platform. Partnering exclusively with the Holiday division of Proper Companies (which includes Mr. Jack O ‘Lanterns Pumpkin Patch and Mr. Jingles Christmas Trees), The Holiday Shop will offer Uber Eats customers the opportunity to order their favorite seasonal items for delivery direct to their door.
United States: Networked distribution supply chain partnership with Whole Foods Market
Network Distribution®, a global distribution organization, is honored to announce an ongoing partnership as a supplier to Whole Foods Market. Business partners since 2016, Network provides food packaging, store supplies and front bags to the grocer, with the goal of creating an exceptional shopping experience for Whole Foods customers.
New DESPAR store openings in Italy extend SPAR’s commercial footprint
New DESPAR and DESPAR Express store openings have expanded the SPAR brand in several regions of Italy. Designed with an emphasis on fresh produce and convenience, the new stores offer a pleasant shopping environment and personalized service.
Malta: popular Tower and Valyou supermarkets merge under the Welbee’s brand
Supermarkets Tower, Park Towers, Valyou and Trolees have merged their brands to become Welbee’s. The new supermarket brand consolidates the name of long-established operations, which are now merged under the company Retail Marketing. 8 supermarkets spread over the island will now welcome their customers under the new Welbee’s Supermarket brand from October 1.
Metro completes the first phase of its food waste prevention initiative
Metro AG and more than 30 of its major suppliers have completed or are committed to measuring food loss and waste in their operations as part of phase 1 of the 10x20x30 initiative to prevent food waste in food value chains. companies, the company said.
UK: Grocery Code Arbitrator Takes Action on Supplier Audits, Considering De-listing Processes
Mark White, the new Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), unveiled a best practice statement to address supplier concerns about how large supermarkets conduct audits. He also revealed that he had received numerous questions about product delisting as retailers overhauled their lines in the wake of the pandemic.
UK: Sainsbury’s Launches Biggest Christmas Recruitment Campaign in History
As part of its biggest Christmas recruitment drive, Sainsbury’s is creating 22,000 seasonal jobs across the UK to ensure customers receive exceptional service this Christmas. This move is firmly focused on supporting Sainsbury’s plan to put food back at the heart of its business and will ensure that customers find everything they need to celebrate this year.
India: a convenient platform for consumers and traders
It has been about a year and a half since the Indian buying model underwent drastic transformations due to the pandemic and the restrictions that stem from it. This situation gave birth to the MyGrozo.com platform. It was started in Coimbatore by TP Padmanabhan. Mygrozo is an aggregation platform that brings together customers and vendors / stores like grocery stores, fruit and vegetable stores, dried fruit and nut stores, organic food stores, non-vegetarian food stores , pastry shops and bakeries, candy stores and the like, and allow them to do business online very easily. MyGrozo also facilitates the system of picking up and delivering orders.
France: Carrefour CEO explores avenues for consolidation – archyworldys
The CEO of French supermarket group Carrefour, Alexandre Bompard, is examining options for consolidating the sector and discussions have taken place with the family behind the Auchan chain of stores, French daily Le Monde reported. Carrefour and Auchan both declined to comment on reports of discussions between the two companies on a possible deal. France’s finance ministry also declined to comment.
New Zealand: Tex Edwards supermarket project secured meeting with ComCom
The Trade Commission met with Northelia, a group of entrepreneurs who hope to create a 3rd supermarket chain, to discuss its submission to the commission’s market research in the grocery sector. 2degrees founder and former banker Tex Edwards is the driving force behind Northelia, which said in its submission it could raise $ 1 billion in capital if the commission embarks on major structural reform of the industry. supermarkets.
Benelux launches retail information portal
All information concerning the retail trade in the 3 Benelux countries, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, is now accessible on an online portal. The Benelux economy ministers have launched the “Benelux Retail Information Point” to inform existing and new retailers about the applicable legislation in the 3 countries, whether they wish to set up a business, e-commerce or commercial activities in a other Benelux country.