Supermarkets are set to increase use of technology and mergers to keep customers and overcome the challenges lying in wait in 2023, according to grocery artificial intelligence leader Shelf Engine.
Mon 26/12/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Brits and Germans still buying their berries
Fresh berries outperformed fruit overall in Germany in the first 7 months of this year.
Mon 28/11/2022 by Julie Butler
Second consecutive slip in Scandinavian imports
Sweden, Denmark and Finland – with a combined population of about 21.7 million – continue to lean heavily on imports for their fresh fruit and vegetable supply, but last year their combined volumes were lower than the previous year for the second time in a row, with fresh fruit imports 2% below the 2018 level.
Sun 13/11/2022 by Julie Butler
Uncertain times for Spain’s fresh produce sector
Overall demand is dropping as consumers battle with spiralling inflation, but online sales show growth.
Mon 24/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Rijk Zwaan brings ‘colourful life’ to Bangkok
Key trends and developments in the melon category will be examined during an event hosted by Rijk Zwaan near Bangkok on 1 November, the day before Asia Fruit Logistica opens […]
Wed 05/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Belgium: proximity is winning in retail
Discounters, public markets and proximity stores are gaining most ground in Belgian retail.
Wed 21/09/2022 by Pierre Escodo
Italian retail seeking a new fruit and vegetable sector
What is the outlook for the fruit and vegetable segments of Italian retail? The answer can be provided in three terms: customer satisfaction, quality and differentiation. At the conference “Supporting the fruit and vegetable department, the commitment of grocery retail and production”, which opened the 2022 edition of Marca Fresh in Bologna, it was shown how the lockdowns and international and economic crises are leading to rapid changes.
Sun 11/09/2022 by Gabriele Orsi
The big trends shaping grocery in Europe
To rise to the challenges they face, European retailers must take bold actions and keep investing in key areas such as online, new profit pools, analytics, sustainability, and people.
Sat 10/09/2022 by Julie Butler
RSA apple and pear exporters celebrate deal with India
A breakthrough has been made in negotiations to allow South African apples and pears to be exported to India via in-transit cold treatment. The deal is expected to shorten the […]
Thu 01/09/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Consumer Trends – July/August 2022
Healthy meals with no stress, less mess The popularity of sheet pan dinners – that you roast in the oven in just one tray – has exploded in the US as consumers seek convenient ways to prepare […]
What’s next for grocery retail?
Some retailers are already getting ready for the metaverse with virtual commerce expected to take online shopping to a new level
Mon 27/06/2022 by By Julie Butler @FreshScribe
Italy is the EU’s third-largest market
Italy’s food retail sales reached US$170 billion in 2020, 5.6% more than in 2019, while online grocery shopping grew by 134%.
Fri 24/06/2022 by Maria del Mar Valenzuela