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Rewe Germany teams with logistics giants for Coronavirus service

Rewe Germany teams with logistics giants for Coronavirus service

In Germany’s Heinsberg region, which is particularly affected by the coronavirus, Deutsche Post and DHL Paket are testing a delivery service for senior and vulnerable shoppers in cooperation with Rewe. The s...

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Coronavirus outbreak to cost UK retail sector almost 13 billion pounds in 2020

Coronavirus outbreak to cost UK retail sector almost 13 billion pounds in 2020

The impact of coronavirus crisis will wipe 12.6 billion pounds from retail sales this year, according to preliminary forecasts by analysts at GlobalData. This is equivalent to more than Aldi’s total UK sales...

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European nations raise contactless payment limits

European nations raise contactless payment limits

With contactless payment seen as a preferable measure in limiting transmission of COVID-19, banks across Europe are taking steps to widen use of the method to restrict cash payments involving human contact. ...

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Beer and spirit makers join global efforts to make sanitisers

Beer and spirit makers join global efforts to make sanitisers

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest beer maker, and Diageo, the world’s largest distiller, pledged to donate million litres of alcohol to make hand sanitisers and disinfectants to help fight the corona...

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EU Competition chiefs allow suppliers to coordinate to combat coronavirus

EU Competition chiefs allow suppliers to coordinate to combat coronavirus

EU antitrust regulators gave the green light for suppliers to coordinate distribution of scarce products to cope with the coronavirus outbreak without fear of breaching cartel rules, but warned against price...

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Lidl Ireland: Elderly Shopping Hours

Lidl Ireland: Elderly Shopping Hours

We’ve been listening to your feedback and we will be implementing priority shopping hours for the elderly across all 163 Lidl stores in Ireland until further notice. We ask that the public respect this time ...

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Danone to acquire a majority stake in UK bottled water company

Danone to acquire a majority stake in UK bottled water company

Danone has agreed to acquire a majority stake in UK-based bottled water company Harrogate Water for an undisclosed sum. Harrogate Water is the owner of the British bottled water brand Harrogate Spring Water,...

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Amazon opens Seattle grocery store, expanding grab-and-go cashless shopping

Amazon opens Seattle grocery store, expanding grab-and-go cashless shopping

Amazon's radical new approach to buying foods and speeding up the checkout process goes the next mile Tuesday, with a full-size grocery store in Seattle.  The Amazon Go Grocery opens with more ...

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Real to close seven hypermarkets after sale to SCP

Real to close seven hypermarkets after sale to SCP

Even before the sale to the Russian investor SCP is completed, the supermarket chain Real is setting the course for the closure of seven branches. According to information from the German Press Agency, t...

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Russian chain plans Dutch, French, Belgian entry

Russian chain plans Dutch, French, Belgian entry

Fast growing Russian food retailer VkusVill is opening a first store in the Netherlands. A French branch is planned as well, as part a worldwide expansion that may also include China and Belgium. ...

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