Russia’s X5 Retail Group has partnered with VimpelCom to open over 1,600 mobile phone outlets in Pyaterochka stores by the end of 2017. The first phase includes the opening of 950 Beeline branded outlets and point of sale in Pyaterochka stores [...more]
Brazil's unemployment rate increased to 11.8% in the period from June to August, affecting 12 million people as wages continued to decline.
The Body Shop is set to launch Alipay to three of its London stores this October as it looks to cater to Chinese shoppers.
Greek retail sales were up 9.7% in July compared to July 2015. The increased retail sales were boosted by higher sales in apparel, footwear, department stores, furniture, and electrical appliances.
Hong Kong's retail sales dropped for the 18th straight month. Sales were down 10.5% in August compared to last year. Sales were significantly lower than the expected -6.8%.
Retail chain Tractor Supply has acquired Pet Sense, a pet specialist with 136 stores across 25 states, for approximately $116 million. Pet Sense will retain its senior management team and will operate from its headquarters in Scottsdale, [...more]
Canadian private equity firm Onex has emerged as the leading bidder to acquire the discount chain Save-A-Lot from Supervalu. The auction was held as an alternative to Supervalu's previous plan to spin off the banner to a public company [...more]
One of Sam's Club's first stores that has implemented the Scan & Go technology by installing the scanners and signage necessary to introduce customers to the service.
Carrefour Belgium has introduced a new refrigeration technology called Sobieski Laken Express. The environmental impact of these fridges, which use propylene gas, is significantly lower than that of traditional fluids.
Sprouts has officially confirmed plans to expand its store network into Florida and North Carolina. The retailer said it is planning to open 8 new stores in the first quarter of 2017, which begins in January, and 36 new stores during FY17. Two [...more]
Months after Instacart became the exclusive delivery partner for Whole Foods, more information has been released about Whole Foods' investment in the startup. As part of [...more]
Weis Markets has launched a pilot program with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to bring wine sales to its store in Lower Allen Twp. The Simpson Ferry Road store carries over 80 varieties of wine and plans to extend the selection.
German discounter Lidl prepares to open its first stores in Australia. Lidl's competitor, Aldi, opened its first Australian store in 2001 and now has over 400 locations across the continent. In addition to competing with one another, Aldi and [...more]
Zappos launched its first-ever loyalty program, Zappos Rewards, with four tiers of benefits for shoppers.
Target has created a website (www.startup.target.com) that invites pitches from startup companies interested in running pilot programs with the retailer.
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