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Bunnings Reveals Plans to Go Online in Australia from 2018

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Wesfarmers-owned Australian DIY operator Bunning is to begin an ecommerce venture from 2018. The digital offer will involve the retailer’s Special Orders range. These comprises more than 20,000 products not stocked instore, but which can be ...more

JD.com Partners with Manufacturers to Make TV Shopping Easier

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

JD.com has launched a new initiative to enable consumers to shop online from their TV screens. Smart TV owners who link their JD.com accounts with their device can purchase products featured in the ad feed or a TV show directly from JD.com with ...more

Amazon Opens New Lab to Drive Machine Learning Advances

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the online giant’s Cloud services arm, has announced a new programme that will help customers leverage machine (ML) learning techniques in their organisations. 

Metro Canada Makes Q4 Gains Despite Competitive Environment

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Metro reported sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 totaled CAD 3.23 billion Canadian ($2.53 billion U.S.), up 10.2% compared with the fourth quarter of 2016. 

Walmart Speeds Up Collection Tower Roll-Out to 500 Stores

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Walmart’s Real Estate VP has raised the store count for its online pickup towers to 500. In July, the retailer stated it planned to place the technology in 100 outlets by year-end. Now, comments reportedly made by JP Suarez at a recent ...more

Best Buy Works Around the Clock for Holiday Sprint

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Best Buy has developed its logistics and supply chain operations in anticipation of the surge in online sales during the upcoming holiday season. Best Buy’s 23 DCs have switched to operating 24 hours a day over the past couple weeks, and will ...more

Carrefour Reaches Agreement to Open French Hypers on Sunday

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

New Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard has achieved a notable success after four months in the job. Reports in the French media state the retailer has struck a deal with two shopworkers’ unions to open all 192 hypermarkets in France on Sundays. The ...more

Shinsegae to Take E-mart Beauty Banner to Saudi Arabia Next Year

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

E-Mart has revealed it plans to launch its beauty brand Scentence next year in Saudi Arabia. 

SHV Makro Plans Openings Drive to 2021 as Argentina’s Economy Improves

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Amazon Web Services has launched the Amazon ML Solutions Lab, a new project that focuses on machine learning experts, connecting them with AWS customers to help identify practical uses of machine learning at businesses. 

SPAR China Partners Experiment with Variety of Formats as Part of Opening Spree

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

SPAR China has been opening a variety of store formats in different regions over the past few months. The stores range from SPAR Neighbourhood and a SPAR lifestyle Supermarket to large SPAR Hypermarkets. 

Target Extends Cyber Monday Promotions to a Week

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Going along with the trend of an increasingly longer holiday shopping season, Target has announced that it will be treating Cyber Monday (27 November) as just the beginning of an online holiday sales push.

Woolworths Ramps Up Dark Store Openings as Online Battle Intensifies

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Woolworths is set to open up to four “dark stores” as it ramps up its e-commerce efforts ahead of the expected launch of Amazon Fresh in Australia. According to Chairman Gordon Cairns, speaking at the company’s general meeting, the move is a ...more

Amazon Australia Launch Announced for Black Friday

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

After hinting last week that its Australian launch was “really, really, really close” Amazon has this week sent out emails to traders already signed up for the marketplace, warning them to be ready to begin accepting orders tomorrow, Thursday, ...more

Best Buy's Distribution Centers Work Around The Clock For Holiday Sprint

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Best Buy has made a handful of developments to its logistics and supply chain operations in anticipation of the surge in online sales during the upcoming holiday season. Best Buy’s 23 distribution centers have switched to operating 24 hours a day ...more

Dollar Tree Continues Positive Growth Trend in Q3

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Value retailer Dollar Tree has reported overwhelmingly positive results for its third quarter. 

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