Lidl is cutting the prices of more than 100 organic products


UK: Morrisons invites customers to participate in management meetings
Morrisons invites shoppers to management meetings and holds monthly customer meetings in its stores. The concept is part of a strategy to “start a new chapter” for the struggling supermarket chain under its new boss. Rami Baitiéh, who took over from David Potts as CEO of Morrisons in November, said he would announce new plans for the company in March, adding that “listening to customers and colleagues will lead the way”.

Switzerland: Lidl cuts prices on more than 100 organic products
Lidl Switzerland has reduced the prices of more than 100 organic products, including basic products such as milk, bread, meat, vegetables and fruit. This is approximately a third of the 350 organic items from the permanent range, according to the discounter.

Dutch retail turnover will increase by 4.2% in December 2023
Retail turnover in the Netherlands increased by 4.2% year-on-year in December 2023, while turnover increased by 1.7%. Turnover in the food segment increased by 4.6%, while the non-food sector showed growth of 2.6%, according to the latest data from Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

UK: Morrisons profits rise as the supermarket chain fights back against discounters
Morrisons’ profits have risen because the British supermarket chain has regained some ground in the battle with discounters to win over cash-strapped shoppers. Underlying profit rose 6.5% to €1,136m in 2023 to October 29, helped by improving customer satisfaction scores as the supermarket rolled out price cuts and loyalty initiatives. Comparable sales, a key industry metric, have improved for six quarters in a row.

Ireland: Lidl announces best-selling products in January
Lidl has revealed the best-selling products that led supermarket sales in January, with fruit and vegetables the top performers. Cucumber is number one in January with more than 490,000 cucumbers sold and of all Irish customers, those in Meath devour the most cucumbers. Second on the list for Ireland, but first on the list for Lidl customers in Dublin is celery: the vegetable that seems to be in every soup, stock and salad.

Portugal: Continente Food Lab announces new vegan products
Portuguese retail chain Continente has developed new meat and cheese alternatives that are exclusively available in its stores and online platform. The Continente Food Lab has introduced the Picado Carnal from Vegetarian Butcher and the Semi-Curados from Quevana, a Spanish food start-up.

Germany: Galeria accelerates search for investors
German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof, currently involved in insolvency proceedings, has formally started looking for investors. Interested parties should submit a bid soon.

UK: M&S removes more than 4 million plastic packaging from Cafés
Marks & Spencer has introduced new recyclable paper packaging for its range of sandwiches and toasties available in all M&S Cafés across the UK. M&S has also unveiled its new Café menu for 2024, offering a range of innovative options for customers, with more vegan and gluten-free choices than ever before. The new menu includes a gluten-free Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Pesto Toastie (€6.50), Very Veggie vegan Toastie (€6.50), vegan Avocado & Rainbow Veg Sandwich (€6.00) as well as High Protein Maple Pancake Stack ( €6.50), topped with 0% fat Greek yoghurt and fruit.

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