Walmart Canada’s Yellowknife store has been serving the north for three decades. Located in the Northwest Territories, the store has less than 100 employees but a significant impact. Despite its small size, the Yellowknife Walmart plays a crucial role in the local community, providing essential services and products to residents in the area.

In other news, Lidl is undergoing a CEO reshuffle, with Matúš Gála moving to the discounter’s international headquarters in Neckarsulm. The new CEO for Lidl’s Belgian operations has not been announced yet. Additionally, Hungarian CEO Jenő Grósz is also transitioning to headquarters, while Romanian national Marco Guidici will be succeeded in Spain.

Four Square in New Zealand recently celebrated its 100th year in the grocery industry. The brand, established in the 1920s by J Heaton Barker, has become an iconic part of the country’s grocery landscape. This milestone is a testament to the brand’s longevity and continued success in the market.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is increasing its stake in the Czech online retailer Rohlik Group. This investment is part of a larger round of financing involving other key investors. The move highlights the growing importance of online retail in the current market landscape.

Groupe Casino in France has signed an agreement to sell over €200 million worth of real estate assets to Tikehau Capital. The portfolio includes hypermarket and supermarket premises leased to various banners, indicating a strategic move by both companies in the real estate sector.

Asda in the UK reported record online grocery sales in 2023, with a significant increase in orders and market share. The company’s focus on online retail has paid off, with online sales accounting for a growing percentage of total grocery sales.

Aldi in the UK is introducing crownless pineapples as part of its efforts to reduce food waste. By removing the crown during the production process, Aldi aims to repurpose the leaves for cultivation or animal feed, contributing to a more sustainable food supply chain.

In Portugal, Lidl accounted for 2% of the country’s food exports to the EU in 2023. This highlights the company’s role in supporting the local economy and promoting international trade. The export value was primarily driven by fruit, vegetables, and tinned products.

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust in New Zealand is encouraging people to consume more fruits and vegetables during the winter months. Adding seasonal fruit to daily meals can boost overall health and wellbeing, especially during colder seasons.

Awevo Foods, a Spanish startup, has launched a plant-based egg product made from potato proteins. The innovative product is cholesterol-free and caters to both the food service and retail sectors, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional eggs.

Asda in the UK is predicting future food trends with the launch of its 2024/25 Trend Book. The book includes a wide range of flavors and ingredients, reflecting the evolving preferences of consumers in the food industry.

Bidcorp in the UK has appointed Andy Farnworth as the new Managing Director of its fresh food division, Bidfresh. With ambitious targets to double the business size in the next five years, Andy brings extensive experience to drive growth and innovation in the company.

ZOE is launching its Daily30+ product exclusively in Waitrose stores, offering a unique blend of seeds, nuts, legumes, and functional mushrooms. The product is designed to provide a diverse range of nutrients and fibers in a convenient and tasty format, catering to health-conscious consumers.