Hello, dear reader!
German retail giants are prominently featured in today's issue. You get an insight into how discounter Aldi has won over British consumers with simple efficiencies, while German Retail Blog weighs up the chances of the demerged Metro companies, Ceconomy and Metro Wholesale and Food Specialist. Enjoy your Monday bulletin and have a positive start to the week.
ASIA & SOUTH PACIFIC
Amazon invests in India
The US e-commerce titan is set to spend US$ 500 million to launch a wholly-owned online food venture in the country and has sought the Indian government’s approval. It would allow Amazon to become the first foreign retailer to enter the segment.
Source Great British Foods at IFE 2017
IFE 2017 (The International Food & Drink Event) takes place 19-22 March at ExCeL London. The UK's biggest food & drink event will be packed with innovative food & drink products from 1,350 suppliers. IFE is divided into 9 easy to navigate sections, including a Great British & Irish foods section. Find inspiration for your retail shelves at the show - get your free trade ticket at
USA & CANADA
Target cuts back
The US discount retailer is set to concentrate more on its core business operations after a weak holiday season and will shelve some innovative projects, including an e-commerce start-up and a store of the future concept using robots.
Today, German retail giant Metro Group wants to win its shareholders' approval for the split into two separate public limited companies, separating its food business from its consumer electronics arm. German Retail Blog checks out the high hopes of the group's largest shareholders and looks back at the history of this conglomerate.