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Pandemic rules are being tightened in the German capital

The rules for slowing down the coronavirus pandemic in Berlin will be tightened from the end of the week, because the spread of the virus has accelerated above the limit...

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Retail sales grew by 1.6 percent in the Czech Republic in August

In the Czech Republic, retail sales grew 1.6 percent year-over-year in August after 1.8 percent in July. Monthly growth was 0.3 percent in August – the Czech Statistical Office announced...

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New Trends at this Year’s Salute to Excellence

Consumers’ demand is always changing and product innovation is key to stay on track. One place to find innovation at an international level is PLMA’s international „Salute to Excellence” Awards....

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Prices of several staples up to multi-month highs

The benchmark price index for food commodities rose in September, led by vegetable oils and cereals, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations....

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Google Shoploop launched in North America

As Google’s manager Lax Poojary wrote on the company’s blog: Shoploop provides a more interactive experience than browsing on a traditional online shop page. Shoploop videos are shorter than 90...

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Aldi UK driving plastic reduction

Aldi has announced it will be removing all free plastic bags for loose fruit and vegetables from store by the end of 2020. Shoppers will instead be able to purchase...

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Coop Switzerland To Add Hydrogen Trucks To Its Fleet

Coop Switzerland has announced plans to add seven hydrogen-powered trucks to its fleet by the end of this year. The retailer has launched the first truck in cooperation with the...

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Henkel accelerates climate action and renewable energy usage

On the way to becoming a climate-positive company, Henkel has signed a large-scale virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) relating to a new wind farm in Bee County, Texas. The agreed...

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Japan: increased investment in online grocery

In response to more consumers staying at home, retailers in Japan are investing more in their online grocery offer. In May 2020, Lawson expanded the scope of stores offering the...

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Magazine: Private label innovation trends

Koen de Jong, managing partner of International Private Label Consult (IPLC) analysed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on private labels in the European Supermarket Magazine (ESM). He revealed that...

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