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Weekly Round-Up ... 15 March 2022

Carrefour has unveiled its first dedicated food e-commerce platform in Spain, with the opening of a new distribution centre in Getafe, Madrid. The new facility covers a surface area of around 10,000 square metres and has the capacity to service up to 4,000 shipments per day. Commenting on the opening of the new facility, Alexandre Bompard, Carrefour chief executive, said, “The opening of the Getafe platform illustrates the great progress of our digital roadmap in Spain. E-commerce is attracting more and more customers, and is now one of the most important growth drivers, alongside the digitisation of our financial services or retail media.

Imperial Brands has started talks to transfer its Russian business to a local third party following the Ukrainian crisis, the tobacco company noted on Tuesday, while flagging a small hit to annual revenue and profit due to the exit. The maker of Winston cigarettes and Backwoods cigars announced that it would continue to pay its 1,000 staff members in Russia until the transfer of its business is complete. Last week the company announced that it would scale down manufacturing operations in the country, following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Spanish retailer Eroski has announced that it sourced 5,541 tonnes of fish with sustainability certification in 2021, registering an increase of 11%, compared to 2020. Out of this total, fish certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) comprised 2,281 tonnes, followed by 1,762 tonnes with the GGN (GLOBALG.A.P. Number) seal and 1,498 tonnes with the Atún de Pesca Responsable (APR) seal. The retailer sourced an additional 3,213 tonnes of tuna caught with sustainable fishing gear. Along with MSC- and APR-certified tuna, this takes the total volume of Eroski’s canned tuna range from sustainable fishing gear to 82%. Eroski has pledged to source tuna according to the sustainability principles of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).

© 2022 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click sign up to subscribe to Checkout.

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