Fruit marketing campaign trial for Spar Scotland with the SGF Wholesome Residing Program

Russia: Pyaterochka opens new distribution center in the Kursk region
The X5 Group (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer, announced the expansion of its logistics infrastructure in central Russia with the opening of a Distribution Center (DC) Pyaterochka in the Kursk region. On a total area of ​​over 40,600 m², the Kursk DC has 5 storage zones (fresh goods, fruit and vegetables, frozen goods, alcoholic beverages and a dry store). Each zone has a specific temperature band that is best suited to keeping relevant products fresh.
Source: x5.ru

Pakistan: GrocerApp Raises $ 5.2 million in Series A funding
Pakistan’s online grocery delivery platform GrocerApp successfully raised $ 5.2 million from local and global institutional and angel investors in a Series A round. The round was led by Hayaat Global, which includes Millville Opportunities Fund, New York, Wamda Capital from MENA, Jabbar Internet Group and Nama Ventures, Haitou Global from China and LeanBricks and Walled City Co from Pakistan. Other participants from To the Angels included the former Souq / Amazon MENA CFO Asif Keshodia, Khalid Alami, Ziyad Alami from the Huda Group in Dubai and Jon Puckhaber from Alvento Capital, who participated in his personal role.
Source: profit.pakistantoday.com.pk

Spar Scotland is testing fruit campaign with the SGF Healthy Living Program
Spar Scotland is launching a new campaign with the SGF Healthy Living Program (HLP) in which participating shops are giving free fruit to children to encourage them to eat more fruit and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The test will take place from June 14-25, 2021 over 2 weeks in 6 Spar Scotland branches in Kincorth, Mastrick, Northfield, Tarves, Peterhead and Keith in Aberdeenshire. and oranges available at the cash registers, and children are encouraged by store staff to take a piece with them.
Source: TalkingRetail

airasia Super App is being further expanded in Singapore, 0% commission rate in the first month for new dealers
As the airasia super app expands its e-commerce offering in Singapore, it is now calling on interested fresh produce and grocery retailers across the island to join this fast-growing e-commerce delivery platform.
Source: newsroom.airasia.com

SPAR NI invests £ 16m in new food service warehouse
Henderson Foodservice, part of Northern Ireland’s SPAR operator Henderson, has unveiled a new warehouse worth £ 16m (€ 18.61m). The new facility is part of an ongoing renovation of the Mallusk complex by SPAR NI, which began in 2010.
Source: spar-international.com

US: Public listing enables investments for online food and technology company Boxed.com
Boxed, the leading online pureplay company, and Seven Oaks Acquisition Corp., a publicly listed specialist company, have announced a definitive business combination agreement that would result in Boxed becoming a publicly traded company. This will enable new investments in the online food and technology company.
Source: retailanalysis.igd.com

Walmart Canada is testing a cash register
Walmart is replacing the cashiers in its Terrace store in northwest BC with self-service checkouts this summer, making it a trial project along with a select number of other outlets in Canada. In an email to The Terrace Standard, Walmart Canada said its Terrace store was selected as a test location because of the large number of customers using self-checkouts.
Source: canadiangrocer.com

USA: Global Food expands into the Baltimore market
Global Food, a regional supermarket chain that sells a wide range of international groceries, has a lease with Atlantic Realty Cos, according to published reports. based in Vienna, Virginia, signed to open their first store in the Baltimore market. The grocer, owned by Supermax Enterprises of Sterling, Virginia, will open the 36,360 square foot location in the Meadows Shopping Center in Woodlawn, Maryland. The site used to be a Price Rite supermarket.
Source: progressivegrocer.com

USA: Grocery Outlet opens first New Jersey store in Hamilton
A chain of small discount grocery stores from California will soon expand into the Garden State. Grocery Outlet, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plans to open its first location in New Jersey in the suburb of Mercer County this fall. The store will be located in part of the former Kmart space on Hamilton Plaza near the corner of White Horse Avenue and Kuser Road in Hamilton Township, according to Jack Reilly, director of Real Estate’s Grocery Outlet.
Source: Jerseydigs.com

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