GrubHub Partners With Yandex For Robotic Campus Food Delivery
United States and Canada: Top 50 Food and Grocery Retailers by Revenue
The SN Top 50 Retailers report is compiled in partnership between Supermarket News and IGD research partner, a leading UK-based analytics and analytics organization for the food and consumer goods industry. The table includes rankings of the top 50 food and grocery retailers and wholesalers in the United States and Canada, including supermarkets, big box stores, dollar stores, convenience stores, and drugstores. Sales figures are based on reports from state-owned retail companies and, in the case of private companies, IGD estimates. Click on here to see the table and click here for the full analysis of the SN Top 50.
United States: Grubhub turns to Yandex for robotic campus food delivery
Grubhub is looking to Russia’s leading internet company to deploy a fleet of bots to ensure hungry college students can get hungry quickly, regardless of the weather. Yandex NV’s autonomous driving unit will deploy suitcase-sized robots that have been in use in Russia since last year as part of Grubhub’s campus delivery program, which covers more than 250 colleges in the United States. United, the Moscow-based company said in a statement.
Canada: Goodfood Reports Record Third Quarter Sales Amid Growing Selection of Grocery Stores
Goodfood Market Corp. reported a net loss of $ 2 million despite posting a record third quarter revenue of $ 107.8 million, a 24% increase from a year ago at the start of the pandemic. Goodfood CEO Jonathan Ferrari said results were strong given that the same quarter in 2020 was positively affected by pandemic demand.
United States: Tops Expands Flashfood Program to 17 New Stores, Bringing Total Footprint to 50
Tops Friendly Markets continues its commitment to sustainability through the continued expansion of the Flashfood program, which now includes 17 additional stores throughout the Western New York State region. With 50 Tops locations now offering wider and easier access to products at affordable prices, the Tops and Flashfood partnership also contributes to the fight against food waste, a major factor in climate change.
United States: Covid-19 Online Grocery Course
Covid-19 has dramatically changed the grocery industry, perhaps more than any other retail sector. Years of projected evolution occurred in 3 months as the pandemic changed the lives of consumers. eMarketer now estimates that 12.4% of total US grocery sales in 2021 will be online. Grocery shoppers now have, in essence, 3 online shopping requirements: Fresh produce; Replacements; Flexibility. Fresh produce: Many consumers prefer to shop in stores so that they can select the freshest produce. Upon entering a store, shoppers are bombarded with colors and smells that stimulate the senses and unlock the wallet. This is one of the main reasons to visit a physical grocery store. The online experience is different. Too often, customers are given stale, withered or unripe fruits and vegetables. A customer trusts the grocers to deliver the products she would pick herself. Delivering overripe bananas or tired lettuce will not win a new sale.
Russia: Magnit sees its sales increase by 30% thanks to its discount branch
Magnit said sales of its ‘My Price’ discount portfolio grew 30% like-for-like, with the Russian retailer planning to increase the number of outlets under the banner to 200 by year-end . This will include 50 new stores, built from the ground up, and position Magnit as the largest discount store operator among Russian federal retailers. Magnit currently operates 76 My Price discount outlets.
Italy: Conad records double-digit revenue growth
Italian supermarket chain Conad closed 2020 with a turnover € 15.9 billion, up 12.3% compared to the previous year. The group outperformed the market (+ 5% average growth) last year, he said, with Conad now having seen growth for each of the past 15 years. The operating result increased by 1.73% to 216.44 M €.
Lidl opens energy and CO2 neutral supermarket in the Netherlands
Lidl has opened the “most sustainable supermarket in the Netherlands” in the city of Almere. The store is not only energy and CO2 neutral, but was also built with sustainable and circular materials. The sustainable supermarket, which was built in the green district of Almere Oosterwold, minimizes the environmental impact by using sustainable and circular materials. A lot of wood was used in the construction and the old Lidl polo shirts of the branch employees were treated as insulators in the facade and interior walls. 90% of the installations can be dismantled and / or reused and all the store’s waste is reused or recycled.
France: Carrefour has set up Eagle, a new big data platform
Carrefour said: “Miguel Gonzalez, Global CTO of Carrefour, presents the Eagle data platform. Carrefour has implemented Eagle, a new big data platform that can consolidate and process large amounts of information to better understand our customers. and make our marketing campaigns more effective. “
UK: M&S promises surprises for reshaped company
Marks & Spencer is emerging from the Covid-19 crisis as a very different company that will surprise people with its financial performance, President Archie Norman said. Norman and chief executive Steve Rowe believe the pandemic has masked the progress the 137-year-old retailer has made in its latest turnaround attempt after decades of failure.
UK: discount B&M sees sales decline due to difficult benchmarks
B&M European Value Retail reported a decline in underlying sales in its UK home market in its final quarter, reflecting a very difficult comparison with the same period last year, which was the start of foreclosure measures. The discount retailer said comparable revenue from its UK B&M business fell 4.4% in the 13 weeks leading up to June 26, its first fiscal quarter, compared to growth of 24.5% in the second semester of its year 2020-21.
Spain: Eroski commits to carbon neutrality by 2050
Spanish retailer Eroski has ad that it aims to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. He added that it was also the first food distribution chain in Spain to set itself the goal of carbon neutrality.