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Britain's largest retailers are collaborating to improve supply chain efficiencies. US giant Walmart drops price matching and is determined to grow in Canada. Carrefour will focus on smaller formats in China, similar plans are announced in Kenya by struggling chain Uchumi, and Heineken has some advice for sponsorships. Enjoy our news collection and have a great start to the week.
asia & australasia
Focus on small formats Carrefour will open 40 to 50 new convenience stores in Shanghai and 14 “Carrefour Easy” stores by the end of this year. At the same time, the French retail heavyweight will expand its online operations from Beijing and Shanghai to Chengdu in the Sichuan Province.
europe & middle east
Change through collaboration Retail and FMCG giants in Britain, among them Asda, Mondelēz, Co-op, Nestlé, Ocado, Sainsbury's and a lot more, have joined GS1, UK's new retail advisory group, chaired by Tesco and Unilever. Key objectives are to provide industry-wide solutions and deliver efficiencies throughout the supply chain.
Shufersal under scrutiny Following a recent contamination with salmonella, a class action suit against Israel's leading retail chains Shufersal and Yohananoff as well as Shamir Salads and Prince Tehina was filed. The claimants demand compensation for negligent inspection.
usa & canada
africa & latin america