Category Archives: Supermarkets

Asda wine costing £4.37 is top of Decanter World Wine Awards

La Moneda Reserva Malbec from Central Valley in Chile (2015) was awarded best in show in the best single-varietal red under £15 at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards. An Asda red Malbec priced at £4.37 has been named the best in the world in a blind tasting test with a panel of 240 experts at the world's largest and most influential wine competition. La Moneda Reserva Malbec from Central Valley in Chile (2015) was awarded best in show in the best single-varietal red under £15 at Read more [...]

Amazon Fresh to Soft Launch in May & Amazon Appoints ex Asda Exec as UK Managing Director

Amazon’s China country manager Douglas Gurr will move back to the UK to replace Christopher North as the Country Managing Director. Mr Gurr will start in late May following the departure North. Before joining Amazon, Gurr was a Senior Executive at Asda for over 5 years. His supermarket experience is likely to come in useful for Amazon as it moves further into online groceries in the UK. The Grocer reported today that they had heard from Amazon Fresh suppliers saying a soft launch of Amazon Read more [...]

Asda hands £95m media and creative to Publicis Group

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/asda-hands-95m-media-creative-publicis-groupe-double-coup/1390768 Asda has handed both its creative and media accounts, worth an estimated £95 million, to Publicis Groupe agencies without a pitch in a dramatic move. Saatchi & Saatchi, which already handles creative for Asda's US parent company Walmart in New York, has won the creative from VCCP, which has had the account since 2013. Blue 449 has snatched the media from Carat, which has held Read more [...]

Sainsbury’s Drops Brand Match scheme

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's is to stop running its Brand Match scheme, which gives money back when branded goods are cheaper at rival Asda. Sainsbury's, which has been running the promotion since 2011, will end it in three weeks' time. It says it will use the money saved to cut prices on basics. Increasingly shoppers buy little and often, which means fewer baskets contain the 10 items needed to qualify for Brand Match. Earlier on Thursday, the Co-op credited the "little and often" method Read more [...]

Amazon Fresh vs UK’s Big Four

Fresh from the fight... (Source: Getty) Sainsbury was the only supermarket among the Big Four to keep pace with the sector's growth over the last quarter, with Asda's market share continuing to tumble as Morrisons and Tesco also look bruised. Sales at Sainsbury were up 0.9 per cent, in line with the sector as a whole, while spend at Asda fell 2.9 per cent, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Revenues at Tesco's Express convenience stores actually grew, but were not enough to stave off declines Read more [...]

Amazon Tests Selling Food Through “Amazon Prime Now”

As if supermarkets weren't suffering enough with the threat of discounters, a new spectre is rearing its head - Amazon Fresh. Stealthily launched in London and Birmingham under the Amazon Prime Now banner, kitchen essentials like milk will be delivered to people's door within the hour. Analysts have already warned that Amazon will have an impact on the sector, but just how worried should they be? We pitted middle England's favourite, Ocado, against Amazon in a simple test comparing prices Read more [...]

Aldi announces it will start to sell online from next spring

  Aldi this week said it would sell via ecommerce from next spring. It will be using Hybris as  an ecommerce platform, which is different to all the others: Tesco - Microsoft Commerce Server and Oracle Endeca search for grocery and some Oracle Commerce for General Merchandise Asda - Oracle Commerce for grocery and some Demandware for General Merchandise Sainsbury's - IBM WebSphere Commerce Ocado - Bespoke / Inhouse development Waitrose - IBM WebSphere Commerce Morrisons Read more [...]

Costco selects Reply and Hybris to implement its new international eCommerce site.

Reply announced that they have developed and delivered Costco Wholesale Corporation’s new international e-commerce site, Costco.com.mx. Costco is the world’s 3rd largest retailer with a $102.5bn turnover in 2013 and over 600 warehouses globally. The group is an international wholesale membership club and is only open to members and their guests, who can benefit from a wide variety of products at low prices. Reply brought together insight and knowledge from across its network of specialised Read more [...]