Migros recalls salsa

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Supermarket Migros is recalling a CHF2.60 container of Salsa Dip Mexicana (article no 1019.402), 145 g because of a production mistake. The product is fine, says the store, but some of the conservation agents were left out. A a result its August 2013 shelf life expiry date is therefore wrong, with the […]

Migros’s Easter e-cycling family equipment suggestions

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – M-Way electric mobility specialist owned by Migros, has put together a flyer with suggestions for equipment to encourage family cycling vacations over Easter, from top of the line bikes to better-grip handlebars.  

Swiss count 2 retailers among world’s top 50

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We bought $4 trillion from top 250 companies in 2011 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Sales by the world’s top 250 retailers came to more than $4 trillion in 2011, and profits for most of the companies remained stable despite the “stumbling global economy”, a new report by Deloitte and Stores Media shows. The annual study of […]

Consumer alert: brebis cheese packs

Listeria has been found in some of these three-packs of Migros cheese: do not eat the product!

BERN, SWITZERLAND – Listeria has been found in some packs of cheese, “Briques de Jussac 3x60g” from Migros in Geneva, Vaud, Valais and Neuchatel-Fribourg, and consumers are advised not to eat the cheese. The packs contain brebis, chèvre, vache (sheep, goat, cow) cheeses. Sell-by dates on the packages are: 09.01.2013/12.01.2013/23.01.2013 and the item number is […]

Migros donation to Pro Juventute shows 1 million sales a day

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BERN, SWITZERLAND – Supermarket and chain store Migros decided to show its solidarity with the world Day of the Child Tuesday 20 November by donating one franc for every sale made that day. The money is going to Swiss charity Pro Juventute, and the amount, says Migros, comes to  1,031,837, the number of sales made […]

“weACT” wins Migros / WWF consumption sustainability award

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – “weACT”, an online social group games startup created by two Zurich women, Majka Baur and Prisca Mueller, has won a joint Migros/WWF sustainable consumption award. The idea behind weACT, says the group, is to promote sustainable lifestyles through group challenges, supported by an online platform. A sample is the ETHZ weACT challenge, where […]

Israeli media react to Swiss Occupied Territories food labels change

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – A large Swiss private humanitarian aid group ran full page ads in Zurich’s NZZ last week to support a decision by Migros to clearly identify the provenance of products that come from the Palestinian Occupied Territories. The group, Heks (Swiss Protestant Interchurch Aid group), known as Eper in French, is calling on […]

Migrolino shops at gas stations will rapidly multiply

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – The number of Migrolino boutique food shops at petrol stations is about to take a hefty jump thanks to a deal with Socar Energy Switzerland (Socar), which is taking over 170 Esso service stations in the country in coming months. Migros, which owns Migrolino, and Socar have signed a deal that gives […]

Migros to identify origins of Palestinian Occupied Territory products

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain, Migros, will begin to mark the origin of goods coming from the Palestinan Occupied Territory, which until now have been simply labeled Israseli products. The company says it is committed to transparency on its labeling and by 2013 it will have information from suppliers to allow it to […]

Raining coffee capsules in Switzerland! Migros, Fust join game

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Migros and Fust started coffee-lovers off, post holiday weekend, with an explosion of Nespresso machine friendly capsules. The two store chains announced, apparently coincidentally, that they are launching their own capsules designed to work with Nespresso machines, and that they are confident there is no patent violation. Nestlé has staunchly defended its […]