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    Rewe International teams up with McDonald’s


    Rewe Group’s Austrian division Rewe International has teamed up with McDonald’s to fuel its truck fleet with biodiesel made from the fast food chain’s frying oil. “To make the transport of goods as environmentally friendly as possible is an important pillar of our sustainability strategy,” said Rewe International chief executive ...

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    Metro Cash & Carry to expand network


    Metro Cash Carry is to expand its network with openings in Vienna and western Austria. The retailer is also considering opening Junior cash and carrys with a smaller sales area, a higher proportion of food items and a greater focus on servicing hotels, restaurants and catering companies.

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    Supermarket operator Zielpunkt to introduce ‘innovation shelf’


    Supermarket operator Zielpunkt is to introduce an ‘innovation shelf’ in stores to try new products and reduce the risk of a product launch failure. The retailer will test the idea at 40 supermarkets in and around Vienna. The shelf will be used to test sales of product innovations from the ...

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    Aldi Süd’s Hofer cuts Coca-Cola prices


    Discount retailer Aldi Süd’s Hofer has cut retail prices for Coca-Cola products by a third, just weeks after introducing the brand. The change is believed to be a reaction to market leader Rewe Group’s Billa supermarket division. Billa recently launched its latest ‘best price guarantee’, promising loyalty card holders ...

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    Media Markt to test zones dedicated to women


    Metro’s Media Markt consumer electronics chain is testing zones dedicated to women in its 31 superstores in Austria. The retailer has introduced Woman’s World departments offering household and electronic items, such as hair styling appliances and a range of gadgets available in feminine colours. The departments feature a modern look ...

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    Billa plans store expansion and modernisation


    Rewe Group’s supermarket division Billa has earmarked e300m (£255m) for store expansion and modernisation over the next two years. The current rate of 35 refurbishments per annum in Billa’s home market will be increased. Since 2006, when the modernisation programme began, about half of its 1,000 stores have been revamped, ...

  • Former eBay general manager Miriam Lahage is to join Austrian retailer Peek & Cloppenburg.

    Former eBay boss Miriam Lahage to join Austrian retailer


    Former eBay general manager Miriam Lahage is to join Austrian retailer Peek Cloppenburg.

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    Spar Austria launches vegetarian private-label


    Grocery retailer Spar Austria has launched a vegetarian private-label called Veggie in its home market. The product range comprises 43 vegetarian or vegan items such as spreads, tofu varieties and vegetarian cutlets. All Veggie products bear the V-label from the European Vegetarian Union. Tofu products can be traced back ...

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    Primark to open its first store in Austria


    Value fashion retailer Primark is to open its first store in Austria at the Sillpark Shopping Centre in the city of Innsbruck. The store is due to open in the later part of summer this year and is expected to have a sales area of about 43,055 sq ft. ...

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    Grocery retailer Spar launches pilot convenience store


    Grocery retailer Spar has launched a convenience store pilot intended for busy inner city locations in Vienna. The 2,690 sq ft store is located right in Babenbergerstraße 9, and employs a staff of 22. The new concept is called Food in the City and offers takeaway food as well as ...