Lidl wins trademark case against Tesco over logo

UK: Asda joins LEAF Marque Environmental Assurance System
Asda has launched the LEAF Marque certification for all fruit and vegetable growers in the UK to raise its environmental standards. All UK-based growers will be LEAF Marque certified by May next year and global suppliers will be certified by the end of 2025.

Amazon Launches EEA Program
E-commerce giant Amazon has launched a new offering called the European Expansion Accelerator (EEA). The new feature allows sellers to easily expand to nine Amazon marketplaces in Europe and the UK.

Despar Sardegna is modernizing two stores
Despar Sardegna, also known as SCS (Supermercati Consorziati Sardegna), has reopened the supermarket Eurospar in Capoterra in the province of Cagliari in Sardinia. A highlight of the supermarket is the vegetable corner with freshly prepared and ready-to-eat fruit and vegetable products. The Eurospar supermarket in Quartu Sant’Elena, in the province of Cagliari, reopened after an extensive renovation and now offers customers an innovative shopping experience.

The Netherlands: Albert Hein on track for B Corp certification
Ahold Delhaize is pleased to announce that Dutch brand Albert Heine is on track for B Corp certification. It is awarded to companies that meet high standards of corporate social responsibility.

Lidl wins trademark case against Tesco over logo
German discount supermarket Lidl has won a trademark case at London’s High Court against Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco over its use of a yellow circle on a square blue background.

England: Apples—surely delicious! Aldi’s Next Big Thing winner Freddie’s Farm returns to shelves
After sales success, Aldi’s Next Big Thing winner Freddy’s Farm makes a triumphant return to Aldi shelves with the much-loved Freddy’s Farm Fruit Shapes (€2.59, 5x20g). Made using only British produce, these baby-friendly dry fruit snacks satisfy the needs of a sweet tooth while providing essential nutrients and energy.

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Pepco sales are increasing
European discount retailer Pepco Group reported a 22.8% rise in first-half sales as its low prices lured cash-strapped customers and opened a net 166 new stores. The Warsaw-listed group’s revenue for the six months ended March 31 was €2.8 billion. Sales increased by 11.1% in the first half and 8.5% in the second quarter.

Top 10 supermarket chains in Romania
An overview of the ten largest supermarket chains in Romania, based on the most recent revenue for the full year. All data comes from Retail-Index (
1. Lidl & Kaufland turnover: €5.3 billion (2020);
2. Carrefour turnover: €1.9 billion (2021);
3. Profi turnover: €1.8 billion (2020);
4. Mega picture turnover: €1.5 billion (2021);
5. Aachen turnover: €1.2 billion (2021);
6. Metro C&C turnover: €1.2 billion (estimate, 2021);
7. Rev turnover: €1 billion (2021);
8. Celgros turnover: €810 million (2021);
9. Cora turnover: €315 million (2021);
10. CBA Turnover: Unknown.

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