PlantX Life has entered into an e-commerce partnership with The Very Good Food Company


US: Giant Food Loyalty Program Saves on Basic Groceries
Regional grocery chain giant food offers shoppers a chance to save on grocery staples such as milk, bread, vegetables and more through its loyalty program promotion, the retailer announced. As a grocery store Food prices remain high, the store’s branded products in the new promotion include bread, milk, bacon, frozen vegetables, tangerines, romaine lettuce, bottled water and shredded cheese, Giant Food said.
Source: winsightgrocerybusiness.com

Canada: Buggy opens dark new store in Ontario
Grocery delivery company Buggy has opened a dark new store in London, Ontario. Founded in 2014, the company began opening its own stores in the summer of 2022, including in Toronto’s Leslieville neighborhood.
Source: canadiangrocer.com

PlantX and The Very Good Food Company enter into e-commerce fulfillment partnership
PlantX Life has entered into an e-commerce partnership with plant-based food technology company The Very Good Food Company. As part of the agreement, PlantX will perform e-commerce logistics operations for Very Good, including warehousing inventory and order fulfillment for customers visiting the Very good butchers website in the United States
Source: canadiangrocer.com

Italy: Alì closes its stores on Sundays to save on electricity bills
The Italian food distribution group Alì has chosen to close its stores on Sundays and public holidays in order to save on energy bills. In addition, the supermarket group, mainly located in Veneto, is increasing the production of renewable energy, using the heat produced by refrigerators to heat sanitary water, deploying photovoltaic systems and switching to LED lamps, which enables it to reduce its consumption by half. Talking everyday Corriere del Venetothe company’s vice president, Gianni Canella, pointed out that Alì has made many efforts to curb price increases due to high energy prices, rising industrial prices and expensive transport, in order to cushion the effects on customers’ ability to buy.
Source: esmmagazine.com

India: an e-merchant expands its offers in Warangal
Amazon India has announced the extension of its Amazon Fresh full basket grocery service to Warangal. The app-in-app experience will offer a wide selection of groceries, including fruits, vegetables, refrigerated goods, beauty, baby, personal care and pet products, among other necessities groceries daily.
Source: thehindu.com

United Kingdom: John Lewis plans “buy back or trade-in” programs in all product categories by 2025
John Lewis has pledged to introduce “buy back or trade-in” programs across all product categories by 2025 and to develop more rental and resale options as it steps up its efforts to become a more sustainable business. The group, which leads waitrose supermarkets as well as a range of department stores, will also invest £2million over the next five years to restore and protect nature in Norfolk, a key source of meat, grain and plant products, and in India’s Noyyal river basins and Bhavani, where he sources cotton, through a partnership with the charity WWF.
Source: theguardian.com

Thailand’s Central Retail will double its stores in Vietnam in 4 years
Thailand’s Central Retail plans to more than double the number of its stores in Vietnam from the current 340 to 710 by 2026 to capitalize on a growing market. The main retail arm of Thai conglomerate Central Group will spend 30 billion baht ($790 million) on the expansion, which it hopes will make it the largest retail platform in food and real estate products from Vietnam.
Source: retailnews.asia

Luxembourg: Opening of a brand new Colruyt store in Strassen at the Boomerang Shopping Center
On Wednesday 5 October, Colruyt Best Prices will open its 6th store in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Strassen, route d’Arlon. This Colruyt is located on level -1 of the Boomerang Shopping Center and offers a wide assortment of quality products, food and non-food. Fresh produce, such as fruit and vegetables, dairy products, fish and ready meals, are all stored in a large separate cold room, which ensures that they are always fresh.
Source: presse.colruytgroup.com

Aldi reveals where it is still looking to open stores after becoming Britain’s fourth largest supermarket
Aldi has revealed where it is still looking to open new stores after official data shows it has become Britain’s fourth biggest supermarket. The supermarket, which has more than 970 stores, said it plans to open 16 more stores before the end of the year and is expected to create more than 6,000 new jobs across the country this year as it continues to grow. Areas where Aldi is still looking to open new stores include cities like Bath and Birmingham, as well as smaller towns such as Penzance and Maidenhead.
Source: aldipresscentre.co.uk

GS25 opens 100th convenience store in Mongolia
GS Group’s convenience store chain GS25 has announced that it has opened its 100th outlet in Mongolia since entering the East Asian country 16 months ago. GS25 aims to expand the number of outlets in Mongolia to over 500 by 2025 by launching more personalized food products.
Source: en.yna.co.kr

UK: Supermarket pressure to reduce waste hits food bank donations
Food waste charity FareShare told the BBC it had seen a drop of around 200 tonnes in supermarket surplus donations every month this summer. The charity said the reduction came at the same time as demand for the services it supported increased. The BBC understands that FareShare is writing to major supermarkets asking for increased contributions.
Source: bbc.com

Deliveroo takes on supermarket giants by opening New Oxford Street store in London – the first in the UK
Deliveroo has opened its first store, meaning commuters in London can order groceries in-store and leave with them in minutes. The New Oxford Street outlet marks the delivery giant’s first foray into a brick-and-mortar store in the UK, having operated its fast grocery delivery service, Deliveroo Hop, via the app. Deliveroo has partnered with Morrisons to sell more than 1,750 of its items, including ready meals, fresh food from its The Best range and closet staples.
Source: walesonline.co.uk

Grupo DIA is committed to reducing its waste by 40% by 2023
Grupo DIA has pledged to reduce waste to landfill globally and food waste in Spain and Portugal by 40% by 2023. The initiative will be implemented across the retailer’s value chain , from warehouse and dark store to stores.
Source: esmmagazine.com

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