Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt is taking a stand against one of its biggest suppliers: empty spaces on the beverage shelves are appearing where products from Coca-Cola used to be. This is the result of an escalating conflict between the soft drinks producer and European purchasing alliance Agecore. What is going on in the background?
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German supermarket chains such as Edeka and Rewe have achieved stronger growth figures in 2019 than hard discounters Aldi and Lidl. Which lessons are there to learn from this remarkable feat?
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Last year, Aldi managed to outperform Tesco and Carrefour to take second place in the ranking of the largest European food retailers, after rival Schwarz Group (Lidl and Kaufland). Further consolidation in the sector seems inevitable.
In Germany, Lidl is attacking its closest competitors in a remarkable advertising campaign. But Netto and Edeka, among others, have their answers ready…
The German Schwarz group, parent company of Lidl and Kaufland, has shown an interest in about 100 Real stores, currently belonging to the Metro Group. There are at least five other interested parties, including fellow food retailer Edeka.
Food manufacturer Kraft Heinz is having a miserable time: a billion dollar net loss is coinciding with a investigation into the company's accounting and a German boycott. Shareholders did not take kindly to the matter.
There is still no solution in the dispute between purchasing group Agecore and brand manufacturer Mars. More products will become unavailable at Colruyt and other members. Elsewhere in Europe, new conflicts are brewing.
Colruyt, Edeka and Intermarché are approaching a deal in their price dispute with Nestlé. The Swiss food manufacturer will make concessions in a new proposal as the retailers’ supplies are dwindling.
Since February, members of purchasing group Agecore are putting pressure on brand manufacturer Nestlé to enforce better purchasing conditions. The conflict seems to escalate: the number of references that disappear from the shelves continues to rise.
A Hamburg-based store belonging to the German supermarket chain Edeka has removed every product not made in Germany. It wants to make a statement against racism.
Following its Amazon Lockers in several Shell gas stations, online department store Amazon has now installed several pick-up lockers on the parking lots of store chains Edeka and Aldi.
Talks between the German supermarket chain Kaiser’s Tengelmann and its biggest competitors Edeka and Rewe about Edeka's intention to acquire Tengelmann led to nothing once more, which means Tengelmann's position has become far more problematic.
The court in Düsseldorf cancelled the approval German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel gave for Edeka's acquisition of Kaiser's Tengelmann. The judge feels the Minister had displayed insufficient levels of objectivity.
Customers of German supermarket chain Edeka can now pick up their online orders from a cooled package machine, at any time, day or night.
The German cartel office Bundeskartellamt has fined several supermarket chains for their share in a price fixing scheme. Edeka, Metro and Netto all kept the prices of several beers artificially high, while AB InBev is also mentioned in the investigation.
Budget private labels are not the right strategy to fight off hard discounters, according to the International Private Label Consult (IPLC). Their inferior quality damages a supermarket's brand image and its margins are dwindling.