Retail news round-up on April 15, 2014: Aldi and Lidl increase share in Ireland, Sports Direct to sell on credit and retail sales fall in March.
UK retail sales fell 1.7% on a like-for-like basis in March, as the later timing of Easter distorted figures, according to BRC-KPMG.
Amazon has revealed its plans to open a new grocery store format – separate from Amazon Go and Whole Foods Market – as part of its long term plans to ramp up its food offering.
The grocery market saw growth slow over the last 12 weeks, as supermarkets across the UK began to gear up for the festive period.
Deliveroo has unveiled a new click-and-collect service to allow customers to pick up food at participating restaurants through its app.