Category: Retail

Romanian Retail Market in 2012

Grocery retail market from Romania has fared quite dynamic in 2012, formats which include stores that were open throughout the year, was especially supermarkets and discount stores. Format winner in 2012 was supermarket, small stores (convenience stores) has exploded. Thus,

Posted in 2012, 2013, Retail, Retail Distribution, Romania

La Grande Distribution en France: Retour sur 2012

La grande distribution en 2012 subit les conséquences de l’impact de la baisse de la croissance et celle du moral des ménages. Malgré une augmentation de 2% en valeur en 2012, le secteur reste à la traine par rapport à

Posted in 2012, 2013, France, Retail

Private Label Gains in Value in Poland

According to estimations included in the PMR report entitled “Private label in Poland 2012. Market analysis and development forecasts for 2012-2014”, the value of the private label market increased by 18%, thus reaching almost PLN 29bn (€7bn) in 2011. The

Posted in Poland, Private Label, Retail

Beirut City Center

Opening during Q1-2013

Posted in Lebanon, Mall, Retail, Shopping

What Are SRP and RRP?

In the retail universe, SRP and RRP mean respectively Shelf-Ready Packaging and Retail-Ready Packaging. SRP or RRP is “a product that arrives at retail in a ready merchandised unit which is easy to identify, easy to open, can easily be

Posted in Brands, Category Management, Packaging, Retail

Europe’s Private Label Brands Growth

While retailers’ own brands continue to help cash-strapped consumers across Europe reduce the cost of their weekly shop, national brands are fighting hard to protect their share of the market, reveals a report launched today by grocery market measurement and

Posted in Distribution, Europe, Private Label, Retail

Smart Retailing

I finished reading Smart Retail: Practical Winning Ideas and Strategies from the Most Successful Retailers in the World, a book by Richard Hammond. From the moment you start the 1st page till you finish, of course if you ever have

Posted in 2012, Books, Inspiration, Retail

Bou Khalil Expanding

Bou Khalil, the oldest Lebanese chain of supermarkets is expanding in Lebanon and abroad. They opened 2 weeks ago their 10th store in Lebanon, located in Kousba, in the northern part of Lebanon, they also also opened a store outside

Posted in Iraq, Lebanon, Retail, Supermarkets

Supermarket Scanner Recognizes Objects

Toshiba has created a new scanner that recognizes any item in the store, meaning barcodes are not necessary. The object recognition system uses pattern and color recognition to identity the product, including fruits and vegetables.

Posted in Retail, Supermarkets, Technology

Batteries

The biggest batteries display I have ever seen in any retail outlet.

Posted in Brands, Displays, Retail