Thailand-based Bangkok Cookies is planning to expand its presence into more export markets as well as eyeing plans for local supermarket retail after having achieved resounding success as a souvenir product in the travel retail scene.
The food and grocery sector in New Zealand has acquiesced for the government to develop the first full version of the new Grocery Code of Conduct to speed up introduction, but has stressed that its administration will subsequently need to move out of...
New Zealand’s food and grocery sector says manufacturers could end up footing bill after one of the nation’s largest chains Foodstuffs cuts prices to win back consumer – and likely government – favour.
New Zealand’s Foodstuffs is fighting back against what it has deemed ‘factual inaccuracies’ in the national Commerce Commission’s recent finding that there is supermarket duopoly in the country, and has also promised to make several positive reforms.
The New Zealand government is under increased pressure to fix the country’s ‘broken’ supermarket system from both the food industry and consumer associations, both of which are demanding that the current duopoly be abolished and the market opened up in...
The New Zealand food and grocery industry has voiced its support for the potential entry of foreign supermarkets to break up the current local retail duopoly held by Foodstuffs and Countdown as suggested by a new Commerce Commission grocery sector report.
Australian consumers’ appetites for domestic, trustworthy brands is at an all-time high due to COVID-19 and is not expected to disperse any time soon, according to the heads of Australia’s largest independent grocery store Drakes Supermarkets.
The UAE’s first premium non-alcoholic drinks online marketplace, Drink Dry, has entered the retail space with its first partner, supermarket chain Choithrams, with the firm exploiting a gap in the market for sophisticated booze-free offerings.
Japanese supermarkets need to rapidly embrace contactless transactions and other measures to limit physical contact and maximise COVID-19 prevention, with consumers increasingly factoring in such services when choosing where to shop, say industry insiders...
East Japan Railway Company (JR East), the parent company of KINOKUNIYA supermarket chain in Japan, is exploring overseas expansion in the wake of slow domestic sales due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The export slowdown of packaging materials from China in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak could exacerbate the shortage of products such as rice, flour, pasta, biscuits, and UHT in Australia caused by the current panic buying, according to the boss of...
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Economy has revealed a new initiative to reduce the prices of 5,000 food and supermarket goods with discounts ranging between 25% to 60% as the Ramadan month draws near.
German supermarket giant Kaufland has taken its first steps into the APAC market with the confirmation of five stores and plans for at least nine more in Australia, and experts anticipate it will impact bigger supermarkets in the country, though not surpass...
Asia’s large format retailers — supermarkets and hypermarkets — are set to grow 3.3% a year to 2022, with firms in Vietnam, India and the Philippines forecast to see double-digit growth over the next five years.
The boss of Dairy Farm International Holdings – the owner of retail powerhouses Giant, 7-Eleven and Cold Storage – has shared his top tips of retail management…including what he learned from rap superstar LL Cool J.
A grocery comparison and delivery app in Australia that compares prices between Coles and Woolworths to give consumers the best prices has been growing rapidly, with a web app recently launched and Aldi to be added to the mix within the next week or so....
Alibaba says it has already completed transforming a quarter of RT-Mart’s 400 China stores, equipping them with ‘new retail’ technology designed to bridge the gap between e-commerce and traditional bricks-and-mortar operations.
The wave of online giants ploughing cash into traditional bricks-and-mortar food retail business shows no sign of slowing, with hypermarket chain Carrefour announcing it is in collaborative talks with China technology and entertainment giant Tencent.
Amid the growing rise of e-commerce across Asia, culminating in remarkable sales figures from last month’s Singles' Day in China, it is easy to miss the changing face of online grocery in the wider region’s more organised markets, such as Australia.
Amazon’s launch in Australia will include an online grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh, though the global retailer is still yet to announce plans for bricks-and-mortar Amazon Go shops in the country.
Singapore’s online grocery market is set to triple in growth over the next three years, from SG$130m (US$91m) to SG$0.5bn (US$0.35bn) by 2020, according to forecasts unveiled today by international grocery research organisation IGD.
Though online grocery buying is growing in popularity, Australians still visited the supermarket almost 2bn times last year, suggesting that internet food shopping is more an appealing idea than a reality for consumers.