Besides the breaking news that Aldi is expected to enter e-commerce in the UK from next year, today's issue further features stories about struggling supermarkets and their business strategies, acquisitions in the food and beverage market, the growing number of payment options, and more.
Asia & Australia
Metcash fights extinction While some analysts are already predicting that the Australian wholesaler will not be able to survive the onslaught from discounter Aldi, Metcash tries to convince the market that it has a substantial turnaround plan.
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USA & Canada
Exhibiting good intentions Target has expanded the list of chemicals it wants suppliers to take out of consumer goods while competitor Walmart entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the goal of becoming 100% supplied by renewable energy.