Friday, 27 January 2017
The beef segment had a 'rough start' in the United States this year. Thanks to tightening animal supplies, tepid demand and dropping wholesale prices, meat processing companies such as Tyson Foods and Cargill are facing plummeting profits. Read this insightful analysis and a lot more in today's issue and have a great weekend!
Asda sells ad space
The leading US retailer has extended its digital ad platform, Walmart Exchange, to its UK subsidiary, which will offer space for ads on Asda's sites. Suppliers can now create more targeted adverts and have also the possibility to create brand awareness.
Discover New & Exciting Foods at IFE 2017
From functional foods & free-from drinks to high quality Great British products, source 1,000s of innovative foods for your retail business at IFE 2017 (The International Food & Drink Event). Taking place 19-22 March in London, the home of innovation, visit the trade event to discover future food trends & find products from 1,350 global suppliers. Free tickets at
Growth & change in Russia
Following the launch of 51 hypermarkets and 17 supermarkets last year, Lenta has posted a total increase in sales for 2016 of 21.2% +++ Meanwhile, Russian retailer Dixy Group has rearranged its board. The company has also announced that it is rolling out new model checkout terminals in its stores.
WHAT TO WATCH
Meeting the challenge
Most retailers would love a magical ‘crystal ball’ to anticipate consumer trends. Well, we all know that’s not possible, so here is the next best thing: five shopping predictions for 2017. +++ Amazon, Zara, Nordstrom and Walmart are topping the US-list of brands meeting customer expectations with their brands. Check out the other winners.