Retailing

Online grocery sales are clicking with more British shoppers

UK is biggest online grocery market after China

By Michael Stones

The UK’s online grocery market – valued at £9.57bn a year – is the globe’s second largest after China and is poised for further rapid growth, predicts the grocery think tank IGD.

The company is establishing a nationwide network of warehouses for distribution

China beef processor launches online store

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s most ambitious beef processing and distribution firms has said it is setting up its own online store, which will eventually become China’s largest online retailer of beef and fine foods.

The three key selling points for meat in Asia are “quality, brand and health”

Quality, brand and health sell meat in Asia

By Georgi Gyton

The three key selling points for meat in Asia are “quality, brand and health”, according to Victoria Santini, head of Asia at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

China convenience meat offering is increasing

China’s meat majors focus on convenience as incomes rise

By Mark Godfrey

There was a time when convenience for China’s meat-eaters was a bag of frozen pork dumplings. But today the offerings of convenience meat products are exploding across the aisles of China’s supermarket, with everything from pre-prepared frozen kebab sticks...

Customers with smartphones increase the risk of grocery theft

Customers with smartphones increase the risk of grocery theft

By RJ Whitehead

A report released by Australian supply chain industry body Efficient Consumer Response Australasia (ECRA) has highlighted the significant security challenges for the grocery industry stemming from smartphone technology.

Tesco and CRE take first step to become China’s biggest retailer

Tesco and CRE take first step to become China’s biggest retailer

By RJ Whitehead

British supermarket chain Tesco and state-run China Resources Enterprise have quashed growing media speculation with the announcement of exclusive talks between the two majors to combine their Chinese retail operations and form what will become the biggest...

India quicker than China to adopt private labels

India quicker than China to adopt private labels

By RJ Whitehead

India’s modern food retailers are adopting private labels at a faster pace than their counterparts in China - and in Europe before them - according to a new report from Rabobank, which says Indian retail reforms will likely boost the uptake of affordable...

The proposed business is expected to be create sales of £10bn

Tesco Chinese merger to create £10bn business

By Laurence Gibbons

Tesco has announced plans to combine its Chinese retail operations with consumer goods company China Resources Enterprise (CRE) in a bid to form the leading multi-format retailer in China.

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