Pressure is building in the UK for investigations into claims that supermarkets are profiteering from record food inflation. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, has called for the Competition […]
Mon 15/05/2023 by Richard Wilkinson
Spaniards prefer Alcampo and Lidl fresh produce
A recent study by consulting firm Bain & Company found that Spanish consumers consider the fruit and vegetables sold by Alcampo and Lidl supermarkets is the best value for money.
Mon 17/04/2023 by Richard Wilkinson
Customers now view discounters as supermarkets
Most Italians who shop at stores defined as “discounters” view them merely as supermarkets. This is the finding of a survey by the Agroter Fruit and Vegetable Monitor, which analysed […]
Wed 15/02/2023 by Richard Wilkinson
Spanish farmers warn of fraudulent retail practices with new potatoes
Spain’s UPA-COAG agrarian organisation has warned of fraud in several Spanish supermarket chains, which are reportedly selling conservation potatoes as new Spanish potatoes. In a statement, the organisation also complained […]
Mon 13/02/2023 by Richard Wilkinson
Cencosud enters US retail market
The leading Latin American retailer enters the US market by purchasing The Fresh Market.
Wed 30/11/2022 by Nadia Venticinque
GROS, the retail king of the Eternal City
Founded in 1995 by 10 traditional Roman businesses, GROS operates mainly in the area around Rome.
Tue 29/11/2022 by Gabriele Orsi
More supermarket support needed to save UK topfruit industry
The UK’s topfruit industry is under threat. This was the stark message launched at the 2022 National Fruit Show last week.
Wed 16/11/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
ICA ‘nudging’ Swedes to buy healthier food
The Swedish aren’t eating enough fruit and veg, but the country’s top food retailer is determined to help them make better food choices. Moreover, it’s using the latest behavioural science in an attempt to inspire lasting change in the Scandinavian nation.
Tue 15/11/2022 by Julie Butler
Coopaman launches tubs of peeled black garlic
Coopaman’s efforts to constantly meet consumer demands and needs have prompted the launch of an innovative packaging model for black garlic under the Pedroñete brand. The garlic is marketed in 85g tubs of peeled […]
Tue 25/10/2022 by Gloria Zorrilla
Glimmer of hope despite sharp rise in US inflation
Inflation in the US rose sharply in September, but there is at least some hope that as the supply chain adjusts, inflation will fall later next year, according to Oliver […]
Tue 18/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
UK retailers dropping expiration dates
Expiration dates are gradually being phased out at UK supermarkets on a range of perishable items, allowing shoppers to make their own assessments of food quality instead. The move is […]
Wed 31/08/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Lidl France combats food waste
Since 2016, Lidl has marketed 3-5kg boxes of fruit and vegetables that are close to their expiration date, as well as pastries from the previous day or fading flowers. About […]
Mon 25/07/2022 by Pierre Escodo