Return of ‘Big Fruit & Vegetable Challenge’ this summer

Switzerland: Spar implements new Eurospar concept in two stores in Davos
Spar Switzerland has reopened two Eurospar stores in Davos, Davos-Platz and Davos-Dorf, with the new Eurospar concept introduced in Switzerland in June 2021. The newly designed Eurospar market stalls offer an even wider selection of fresh ingredients than before, mainly from regional breeders. In addition to a varied selection of fruits and vegetables, Spar Switzerland has also installed a new zero-pack dispenser for loose nuts.

Food prices in the UK reach ‘near record highs’ according to Kantar
Food prices in the UK “continue to rise to near record highs,” according to Kantar, which revealed inflation of comparable food prices was 9.9% over the past four-week period. During the 12 weeks to July 10, sales of supermarkets in the UK increased by 0.1%, the first time the market recorded growth since April 2021.

Grape News: Sainsbury’s Rewards Shoppers with Bonus Nectar Points When ” Great Fruit & Veg Challenge ” Returns
Sainsbury’s has announced the return of the big fruit & vegetable challenge this summer, giving customers the chance to earn up to 750 extra bonus Nectar Points. The competition is now in its third year and nearly 1 million customers have already signed up, with a staggering 106 million servings of fruit and vegetables purchased during the competition. The challenge runs from Monday, July 18th to Friday, September 2nd, and uses fun, interactive goals to encourage customers to buy more fruits and vegetables while shopping at Sainsbury’s. In return, they are rewarded with bonus Nectar points, which can be used by partners such as Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat.

Trigo, Aldi Nord opens Holland’s first AI-powered box-free supermarket
Trigo, an Israeli-based computer vision company specializing in friction-free box technology, is rolling out an AI-powered box-free supermarket in Utrecht together with the German discount supermarket giant Aldi Nord. On Wednesday 20 July, Aldi Holland opens the doors to Aldi Shop & Go, a 370 m2 AI-powered autonomous supermarket, where customers can go in, choose their goods and simply go out without having to stand in line at the checkout. standing or should scan articles. Trigo uses its algorithms for shelf sensors and ceiling-mounted cameras that analyze customers’ movements and product choices. Payments and receipts are handled digitally.

The Russians are buying cheaper food as incomes fall, says leading retailer
Russian shoppers are switching to cheaper food as disposable real income falls, says the country’s largest food retailer, the X5 Group, as high inflation undermines purchasing power. But deflationary factors, including the stronger ruble and increased supply of fruits, vegetables, eggs and sugar, are slowing this growth rate, the retailer said.

UK: University and Asda announce data partnership
Asda and the university have joined forces to better understand pressing societal challenges such as nutrition, environment and health issues through a strategic data partnership. The two institutions have signed an agreement under which the Leeds-based reseller and the University’s Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (Lida) will collaborate on a number of research projects. As part of the official partnership, Lida data researchers will work with Asda to better understand customers’ habits and preferences to help make decisions about future store locations, for example, and improve the efficiency of food supply chains.

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