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Walmart Q4 total sales rose 4.1% YoY to USD136.3 billion, but net profit slid 42% to USD2.2 billion. Online sales rose 24% in Q4, down from >50% in Q3, which Walmart attributed to fewer sales from Jet.com and problems it is facing managing ...more
Tops Friendly Markets, which operates stores in upstate New York and Western Vermont, may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to unnamed sources.
Metro Cash & Carry and the government of Tatarstan have signed an agreement to develop Metro’s network in the Russian federal district.
Coles’ saw stalling sales growth and slumping profits in its first half, amid a struggling Australian grocery sector.
Home Depot has emerged from a successful fourth quarter, after profits and sales beat analyst expectations. The home and DIY retailer managed to boost both trips to store and basket size and saw a 7.5% year-on-year increase in same-store sales as ...more
RNG analysis of Walmart's most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives in the US.
US grocer Albertsons will buy the remnant portion of drugstore chain Rite Aid not purchased last year by Walgreens. Rite Aid is valued at ca. USD2.3 billion, had 2,505 stores at end of Q3 with a strong presence on the West Coast and northeastern ...more
In a bid to increase synergies after its acquisition of Whole Foods and drive up Prime subscriptions, Amazon has started offering Whole Foods discounts to users of the Prime Rewards Visa card.
Dia has launched its new convenience banner, Dia & Go, in Madrid, simultaneously with the launch of Dia forecourts at BP petrol stations this month.
The UK will move one step closer to being a cashless society this year, as debit cards are set to overtake cash as the preferred payment method in the country.
Ahold Delhaize is set to expand its AH to Go at BP petrol stations pilot. The company will open four new locations in the Netherlands, bringing the total number to eight by mid-2018. For the time being, there are no other plans to open more AH to ...more
Schwarz Group-operated Kaufland plans an investment of EUR200 for the 2018-2019 financial year. This will go towards modernising a roster of stores and opening ten new ones, according to Kaufland Romania’s PR manager, Loredana Samoila. This ...more
Indonesia-based ecommerce platform Tokopedia has overtaken Lazada as the country’s preferred online shopping destination. The fast-growing market added 11 million shoppers for the year, bringing the total to 35 million. Of these, Tokopedia made ...more
In 2017, ecommerce growth in Thailand began to stall, but mobile traffic as a proportion of that surged. Thailand’s average e-commerce spending per user for consumer goods is USD248 (THB7,782), compared with the global median of USD833 ...more
Supermercato24, an Italian online shopping player specialising in home delivery, has signed a partnership agreement with the Grupo PAM for Milan, Bologna and Padua. The agreement will allow customers to receive groceries at home during the day or ...more
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