Coop Norway has paid what it has described as a 'record' purchase dividend to its 1.9 million members, totalling NOK 1.3 billion (€130 million) for 2021. In addition, during the past year, members received coupon and membership discounts totalling more than NOK 1 billion (€100 million), which means that members received a total membership dividend of NOK 2.5 billion (€250 million), which is 4.2% higher than the previous year.
PurePower Nutrition has launched a new range of pan asian inspired lunch pots created to 'meet the needs of the health conscious consumer looking for a high protein lunch product that is packed with flavour'. The range includes an authentic Thai green curry, Indonesian Bami Goreng Noodles, Indian Chicken Tikka Masala, Japanese Chicken Teriyaki and a Chinese Szechuan noodle. The lunch pots will be available in Dunnes Stores, Spar, Eurospar, Londis, Daybreak, and selected Supervalu & Centra Stores throughout Ireland from 8 March.
Tesco says that 1,600 jobs are at risk as it announces a further round of restructuring across its store network. According to a Sky News report, Britain's biggest supermarket says that it is moving overnight re-stocking to the daytime in 36 large stores and 49 convenience stores. It is also converting 36 of its petrol stations to become pay-at-pump only sites during overnight hours.
Brut. and Carrefour have announced the creation of Brut Shop, an online platform on which users will be able to make online purchases during video events that are live-streamed on social networks. Commenting on the partnership, Elodie Perthuisot, Carrefour Group's executive director of e-commerce, data, and digital transformation said, "Brut. and Carrefour combine the best of social media and retail to create the first community of live shoppers in Europe. "By pooling our retail and social media strengths, our aim is to create the most powerful social commerce platform on the French market. This new community shopping experience will generate growth and value for both our companies."