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Unilever prepares for plant-based revolution

Unilever prepares for plant-based revolution

Unilever wants to achieve a turnover of at least 1 billion euro within five to seven years with vegetable alternatives to meat and dairy. The multinational expects an explosive growth of the market. ...

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Grocery Sales Up Double-Digits In UK, But Growth Starting To Slow: Kantar

Grocery Sales Up Double-Digits In UK, But Growth Starting To Slow: Kantar

UK grocery sales rose by 10.8% in the 12 weeks to 6 September, the fifth consecutive period of growth, said Kantar, however growth is starting to slow as some aspects of pre-COVID life are resuming. &nbs...

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Aldi Trials Click-And-Collect Grocery Service In UK

Aldi Trials Click-And-Collect Grocery Service In UK

Aldi UK, the British arm of the discounter, is trialing a click-and-collect grocery service for the first time. Britain's fifth-largest supermarket group, trading from 894 stores, has been expanding its chan...

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Tesco adds 16,000 jobs in e-commerce

Tesco adds 16,000 jobs in e-commerce

Finally some good news from a British retailer: Tesco is going to add 16,000 jobs to its - already sizeable - e-commerce staff, among which 10,000 order pickers and 3,000 drivers. The increase comes courtesy...

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Metro AG CEO Olaf Koch to step down at the end of the year

Metro AG CEO Olaf Koch to step down at the end of the year

German wholesaler Metro AG has announced that CEO Olaf Koch will step down from the position at the end of this year.   On Friday (21 August), Koch informed the supervisory board of his decision...

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Walmart achieves record growth online

Walmart achieves record growth online

E-commerce has given American retail giant Walmart a spring in its step during the Covid-19 crisis: the company's online sales almost doubled and the forced closure of restaurants meant that more Americans w...

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A summer like no other: staycation solutions

A summer like no other: staycation solutions

Summer this year has looked very different to before as social distancing and travelling restrictions impact summer plans. Retailers and brands are addressing the challenges posed by the global pandemic and ...

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Amazon Q2 sales up 40% and profit doubled

Amazon Q2 sales up 40% and profit doubled

Amazon beat expectations with sales of $88.9bn in Q2, an increase of 40% year-on-year (YoY), with its North America business up 43%, and the international business up 38%.   Amazon had expected ...

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Auchan Portugal Introduces Autonomous Robot To Improve Services

Auchan Portugal Introduces Autonomous Robot To Improve Services

Auchan Retail Portugal is testing an autonomous robot capable of identifying out of stock items and detecting problems in the price labels of products in store shelves, according to a report in Jornal Econom...

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Unilever increases profit, puts teas up for sale

Unilever increases profit, puts teas up for sale

Unilever has exceeded expectations last semester: profit grew even during the height of the Covid-19 crisis. Still, the company decided to divest (most of) its tea segment.   Despite the global ...

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