Blue apron: revenue losses in the fourth quarter
US: Bigger avocados at Meijer reveal grocery trend as Big Game approaches
As the Big Game approaches, product experts at Meijer say avocados are already the top MVP candidate on grocery lists this year. The retailer reports that large avocados trended in December with a surprising increase in sales doubling 2021 and continues to be a major trend in grocery stores in the first months of this year, with customers adding more than a million avocados per week to shopping carts across the Midwest.
United States: Save A Lot Completes Wholesale Model Transition and Positions Company for Growth
Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the United States, announced the December completion of its ongoing licensing renewal program and transition to a pure wholesale model. This follows the sale of nearly 300 company-operated locations to Retail Partners, who will continue to operate the stores under the Save A Lot brand.
United States: Workers at Sobeys distribution center in Quebec strike after failed talks
Workers at a Sobeys distribution center in Quebec went on strike after negotiations between the company and the union broke down, a situation that could strain an already delicate food supply chain. About 190 workers at the grocery store north of Montreal walked off the job and began picketing outside the Terrebonne facility, said Kim Bergeron, a lawyer representing UFCW Local 501. Canada.
United States: Salad Station Seeks to Expand Nationwide with Newest Franchise Opportunity
salad station – a fully customizable salad restaurant concept famous for serving farm-fresh gourmet ingredients – is looking to capitalize on the growth it has seen throughout the pandemic. The brand was able to keep all of its locations open during this time as it is now expanding into new markets through franchising.
United States: 60,000 bees stolen from Giant Co.
To the detriment of the local food chain and regional bee populations, colonies of nearly 60,000 bees were stolen from a site located The Giant Company.headquarters in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. According to media reports, pollinators were collected from the 7-acre solar field between January 28 and January 30.
United States: Blue Apron announces revenue losses in the fourth quarter
As work-from-home schedules and meals-on-wheels continue for consumers, Blue Apron said these trends have helped improve customer engagement metrics despite the company’s revenue losses in the 4th quarter of fiscal 2021. For the period ending Dec. 31, Blue Apron said revenue fell 7% to $107 million, and its net loss was $26.4 million. The company lost $11.9 million during the same period of 2020.
United States: the final version of BentoBox Payment of the restaurant delivery consumer trends report
BentoBoxa website, e-commerce and marketing platform for more than 8,000 restaurant concepts worldwide, has released the 4th and final installment of its Restaurant Delivery Consumer Trends Reportas part of a year-long study of how U.S. consumers’ delivery and takeout habits have changed through the COVID-19 recovery.
Belarus: Eurotorg continues to expand its stores and sees fourth quarter sales up
EurotorgBelarus’ largest retailer, passed the 1,000 store milestone, with 96 net new outlets opening in 2021, bringing its total number of stores to 1,023. of a good T3, in the last quarter of 2021, Eurotorg recorded a 16.3% increase in net retail sales year-on-year to 1.37 billion BYN (470 million euros). For the full year, Eurotorg recorded net retail sales of 5.13 billion BYN (1.74 billion euros), an increase of 13.1% or 3.3% on data comparable.
UK: Waitrose and Deliveroo strengthen partnership with new fast food service trial
waitrose expands its partnership with Deliveroo and will test Deliveroo Hop, the fast delivery service that brings groceries to customers’ doorsteps in as little as 10 minutes. The first ‘Hop’ delivery-only store, in partnership with Waitrose, will open in Bermondsey later this month.
Holland: Albert Heijn is making progress towards becoming an even more sustainable company
The mission of the Dutch brand Ahold Delhaize Albert Heijn is: “Together we make eating better the easy choice. For everyone”. Through this mission, the brand takes responsibility for using the planet’s resources in a more sustainable way. Albert Heijn announced that 240 electric charging stations will be installed in Albert Heijn stores this year. And Albert Heijn Belgium has been named the most vegan supermarket in Flanders and Brussels, these are just two examples of the great steps taken by Albert Heijn to become an even more sustainable company.
Germany: Wholesale giant Metro sees sales increase by a fifth in the 1st quarter
The cash-and-carry company Metro AG has reported a 20% increasee in revenue in the 1st quarter of its financial year, at €7.6 billion, with activity continuing to rebound following the easing of restrictions linked to COVID-19. Sales from Metro’s in-store business increased 13% to €6.2 billion, Foodservice Delivery (FSD) sales increased 64% to €1.4 billion, while sales of its Metro Markets business increased by 161% to 15 million euros.
Dutch supermarket chain Plus places ESL order with Pricer
Pricer has landed an order of around SEK 55 million from Dutch cooperative supermarket chain Plus to equip 80 stores previously under the Coop banner with electronic labels (ESL). The deployment should begin in April and be finalized before the end of the year.
Comau and Iuvo design new wearable robotic technologies for employees of Italian supermarket chain Esselunga
Comau and IUVO are developing an innovative wearable robotic solution to improve the ergonomics of operators responsible for manually moving loads at Esselunga, a leading large retail company. The goal is to improve well-being by reducing lower back fatigue.
Russia: X5, Plug and Play to collaborate on sustainable development initiatives
The X5 group and Plug and Play – accelerator and investor – are teaming up to explore innovative sustainability solutions. Both companies are looking to focus on projects related to reducing waste and GHG emissions, as well as sustainable packaging.
Germany: Drop in Delivery Hero shares wipes out $6 billion in value after disappointing 2022 forecast
Shares of German food delivery company Delivery Hero fell 29%. Analysts pointed to Delivery Hero’s forecast for 2022 as the reason for the negative market reaction. As a result, the company lost nearly $6 billion in market value.