Retail is constantly evolving to adapt to new technologies, shopper demands, and competition. BrandLoyalty, through its global network, has a bird's-eye view of all developments in the world of food retail and loyalty. In this edition of 'Things we see in retail and loyalty', we'll highlight green initiatives at Kesko Finland and Kaufland Germany whilst shining a light on the upsurge of fast delivery. As shoppers increasingly demand faster deliveries, last-mile companies quickly enter retail markets through acquisitions or partnerships. Also, retailers develop their own initiatives to meet shoppers' fast delivery requests. A fierce battlefield where being greener, faster and stronger will make the difference.
One of Russia's leading retailers, Magnit, is set to acquire the DIXY retail chain, which operates 2,612 DIXY convenience stores and 39 Megamart superstores in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and across Russia.
Transgourmet, the wholesale subsidiary of the cooperative giant Swiss group Coop, has acquired the Catalan distribution company GM Food. The deal marks Transgourmet's entry into Spain and reinforces the company's position as a leading force in the European market for wholesale distribution and self-service.
Kaufland and the Henkel Love Nature brand have teamed up to help shoppers save plastic packaging when they buy detergents and dishwashing detergents. Initially available in select stores across Germany, the Love Nature stations will let shoppers refill bottles that they have purchased with plant-based, vegan detergents. The initiative is the next step in Kaufland's mission to make their range more sustainable and promote environmentally friendly solutions.
Canadian supermarket IGA celebrates sustainability this spring/summer season with a new shopper loyalty promotion to help reduce food waste. Shoppers will be rewarded with IGA stamps on the IGA app to redeem for a range of seven RoyalVKB glass storage products. The campaign also includes a collaboration with Fonds Éco, who IGA works with to finance sustainable development in Quebec communities, to offer customers a set of three reusable snack bags made from recycled material.
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