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Alibaba Showcases NPD Collaboration With Leading Brands

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Alibaba is showcasing how its Consumer-to-Business (C2B) NPD model is impacting brand penetration in China. The ecommerce giant believes it can use its advanced shopper data analytics expertise to better tailor new products to succeed in the ...more

Walmart Trials Time-Saving Associate-Operated Mobile Checkout

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Walmart is testing a new programme called Check Out With Me in the Lawn & Garden Centres of more than 350 stores. Outfitted with cellular devices and Bluetooth printers, Lawn & Garden associates at these stores can check out customers and provide ...more

Amazon Puts Alexa Skills Creation In The User’s Hands

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Amazon has introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, a new way to create personalised skills and responses for Alexa. Using a set of easy-to-use templates users can create customised experiences for Alexa within minutes just by filling in the blanks. ...more

Sainsbury’s To Make Grocery Deliveries Using Electric Cargo Bikes

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Sainsbury’s has partnered with e-cargobikes.com to trial zero-emission deliveries from its South London store in Streatham. Five cargo bikes will deliver up to 100 online orders a day to customers across South London and will be able to avoid ...more

Iceland Brings Its Products To China Via JD.Com

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

One of the UK’s best-known supermarket chains, Iceland, is partnering with China’s largest retailer, JD.com, to make its debut in the Chinese market.

Alibaba Partners With Chinese Provider To Offer Online Medical Services

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Alibaba has signed an agreement to partner with Xi'an International Medical Investment Co. Ltd. to offer Internet-powered medical services, according to a statement released by the latter. The co-operation includes building an Internet-powered ...more

Carrefour Introduces New Hypermarket Non-Food Clearance Zones

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Carrefour has opened its first "outlet" areas in French big-box stores. Areas of 500-1500 sq m, are designed to clear stock of non-food items. The idea is part of the cost-savings package introduced by CEO Alexandre Bompard. The stores eligible ...more

Google Home Makes Southeast Asia Debut In Singapore

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Google Singapore has introduced its smart speaker Google Home. It has taken the technology 16 months to reach Southeast Asia, and alongside the Google Home Mini the speaker will be sold through retail stores such as Challenger, Courts and ...more

Lenta Enjoys Solid Comp Growth In Its First Quarter

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Lenta's total sales grew 19.9% in 1Q 2018 to RUB93.4 billion (1Q 2017: RUB 77.9 billion) with like-for-like sales growth of 6.1%. LFL traffic growth of 0.6% combined with a 5.5% increase in LFL ticket.

Alibaba Advances Its Chip-Making Capability With Latest Acquisition

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Alibaba has acquired Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems, a company designing integrated circuits, in a bid to increase its own chip-making capabilities. Alibaba said the purchase of C-SKY Microsystems will help unify the two companies' R&D capability ...more

ICA Gruppen Takeover Falls Foul Of Lithuanian Authorities

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

The Lithuanian competition authority has blocked ICA’s acquisition of UAB Paling, which runs the IKI retail chain, after giving conditional approval in October 2017. The authority cleared the takeover, on condition that ICA disposes of 17 ...more

Clicks Reports A 10% Rise In Turnover To ZAR14.4 Billion

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

South Africa’s Clicks Group has reported a 14.8% rise in half-year earnings with a rise of 14.3% in health and beauty sales. The retailer expects earnings growth of between 12 and 17% in the full-year to August. UPD, the group’s pharmaceutical ...more

Pick N Pay Cuts Costs, Sees A 7.1% Rise In Profits

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Pick n Pay has reported a 5.3% turnover growth to ZAR 81.6 billion (USD 6.2 billion) with the retailer cutting its labour force by 10% to improve profitability and productivity. The retailer’s foreign operations contributed to ZAR 4.6 billion of ...more

Fnac Darty Achieves Q1 Growth Despite Faltering Consumption

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Fnac Darty group revenue totalled EUR1.69 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up 0.6% both in reported figures and like-for-likes, despite a lacklustre consumption environment and unfavourable weather conditions.

Amazon Reveals Global Prime Subscriber Numbers To Be 100 Million

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Amazon has revealed Prime membership numbers for the first time. More than 100 million people now subscribe to Prime, CEO Jeff Bezos disclosed in his annual shareholder letter. Last year, USD9.72 billion of Amazon’s revenue came directly from ...more

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