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Ahold Delhaize offers to reappoint CEO Frans Muller
Ahold Delhaize has announced that its Supervisory Board intends to propose the renewal of Frans Muller’s mandate as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Management Committee at the annual general meeting of shareholders on April 12, 2023.
Source: aholddelhaize.com

Supermarket chain AEON promotes Vietnamese products
Vietnamese Product Exhibition Week opened at AEON Shopping Center in Ho Chi Minh City to introduce more Vietnamese products to AEON supermarket chain. The organizing committee selected 36 companies to exhibit 374 processed foods and agricultural products, including rice, fruits and vegetables and organic products.
Source: en.vietnamplus.vn

Belgium: Bio-Planet Sint-Denijs-Westrem with the new open store concept
Bio-Planet has opened a brand new store in Sint-Denijs-Westrem. “We are very proud of the brand new greenhouse for fresh fruit and vegetables”, explains store manager Peter Geirnaert. “The greenhouse is connected to the refrigerated fresh market with dairy products, cold cuts and cheese and benefits from the resulting cold. Without using any additional energy, we achieve a temperature of 9°C and a humidity of 75% in the greenhouse. These are optimal storage conditions, making it possible to fight against food waste”. In addition, Bio-Planet uses plant panels from the Belgian start-up Circular Matters for the interior of the store. The resistant and 100% recyclable panels are made of fibers and a binder from residual flows generated by agriculture and the food industry.
Source: press.colruytgroup.com

Holland: Just Eat Takeaway shares jump 10% on underlying earnings forecast
Just Eat Takeaway.com NV, Europe’s largest online food ordering and delivery company, said it expects to make an underlying profit in the second half of 2022, earlier than expected. The company’s shares jumped 10% to 15.74 euros in Amsterdam shortly after the announcement. Just Eat said in a statement that it would have a positive earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the second half, compared to an equivalent loss of 134 million euros in the same period of 2021.
Source: Reuters.com

UK: Nisa announces £5m investment to reduce price of Co-op brand for retailers
New Nisa boss Peter Batt has announced a £5million investment in lowering the price of own-label products for members of the symbol group amid continued concerns from retailers over the cost of goods. The 100 most frequently purchased products are all expected to drop in price when the reductions take effect from next week (October 3 and 4). Co-op Fairtrade bananas, free-range eggs, ice cubes, carrots, bacon and pasta twists are included in the list.
Source: talkretail.com

Italy: Carrefour continues to grow its turnover
Carrefour Italia has posted continuous growth in its turnover since the third quarter of 2021 (+0.8%), confirming the first success of its new strategy for the sustainability of Italian activity. The positive growth trend continued in the fourth quarter of 2021 (+2.5%) and throughout the first half of 2022 (+2.7%), with the trader recording an acceleration in the second quarter.
Source: esmmagazine.com

Belgium: Renewed OKay Evergem reopens as a sustainable local supermarket on September 30
On Friday September 30, OKay Evergem reopens its doors after undergoing a major facelift. “In the revamped Freshmart, our extensive assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables can completely stand out,” says store manager Shirley.
Source: press.colruytgroup.com

Botswana: Choppies Reports Full-Year Profit Growth of 141%, Combined with Increased Sales
Restructuring strategies put in place by Botswana-based retailer Choppies continue to bear fruit, with the company recording triple-digit growth in annual profit for the period to June 2022. The retailer recorded a 141% growth in its profit of BWP 60 million (US$4.4 million). ) reached the previous corresponding period at BWP 145 million (US$10.8 million). Strong net income performance reflects strong sales in the period, up 13.3% to BWP 6.042 billion (US$451 million), driven by seven new stores coupled with strong volume growth and prices in the rest of Africa.
Source: farmtech-africa.com

United Kingdom: innocent drinks expands its range of smoothies for children
innocent drinks has announced the launch of Blueberry Whizz, a new addition to its line of super smoothies for kids. It is made from crushed fruits and vegetables with added vitamin D, iron and no added sugar.
Source: kamcity.com

New Zealand: The Warehouse in talks with supermarket chains on grocery range
The Warehouse was in talks with the two major supermarket chains Countdown and Foodstuffs to gain access to the same cost prices as them, as well as access to the fresh and frozen food supply chain and product deliveries. “We are encouraged by the government’s desire to be able to level the playing field and we have had detailed conversations with both sides, and we look forward to them coming back to us,” chief executive Nick Grayston said.
Source: stuff.co.nz

South Korea: GS Retail introduces vending machine for gold bars in convenience stores
GS Retail Co. announced that it will begin trial operation of a gold bullion vending machine at five locations, including two GS25 convenience stores. Distributors will sell five different types of gold products ranging in weight from 1.875 grams to 75 grams, as well as commemorative coins.
Source: koreabizwire.com

United States: Edible Arrangements® aims to bring worthwhile gifts to The Last Frontier, targeting multi-unit expansion in Alaska for the first time
Edible Arrangements, the world’s largest franchisor of stores offering fresh fruit snacks, dipped treats and fresh fruit arrangements and America’s favorite gift company, is looking to expand its presence in “The Last Frontier” in aiming to penetrate the market and will open four new franchise stores across Alaska by the end of 2023. Most franchise opportunities are available in the greater Anchorage area, but the brand has also identified Juneau and Fairbanks as destinations ready to seize fruitful opportunities.
Source: prnewswire.com

United States: UNFI accelerates sales growth in fiscal year 2022
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) rebounded with strong sales gains in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 after cycling pandemic-related results a year ago, with adjusted earnings per share in line with Wall Street estimates. UNFI, based in Providence, Rhode Island, also unveiled a partnership with robotics specialist Symbotic to automate several of its fulfillment centers over the next few years. For the fourth quarter ended July 30, net sales totaled $7.27 billion, up 8% from $6.74 billion in the fiscal 2021 quarter, when revenue fell. fell 0.5% as UNFI outpaced strong customer demand fueled by COVID-19.
Source: supermarketnews.com

United States: Aldi store in Brooklyn introduces the chain’s value formula
Aldi previewed its low-cost formula during a tour of its year-old store on Flatbush Avenue in New York’s Brooklyn borough. Products and packaged goods are displayed in the crates and boxes they arrive in, reducing the time needed to stock shelves.
Source: supermarketnews.com

US: Star Concessions Partners with Amazon for Cashless Store at DFW International Airport
Star Concessions announced the opening of Grab & Fly, a checkout-free shopping experience at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, it allows people to grab what they need and walk out of the store, without having to wait in lines.
Source: retailtechinnovationhub.com

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