Walmart Pickup discount is proving less effective than intended due to Amazon's aggressive price-matching algorithm. RNG examined the prices of 20 SKUs eligible for Walmart’s Pickup [...more]
Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion after previously exploring and abandoning the [...more]
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Adidas opened its new 45,000-square-foot "stadium retail concept" store in New York, which is inspired by a US high school sports stadium. The store's entrance mimics the tunnels athletes walk through to get to the field, and between the first and second level, high school-style bleachers are set up where shoppers can watch the street scene below or live games on the TVs. The store also features a personal fitness consultation area, a customization area for both shoes and clothing equipped with interactive touchscreens, "locker rooms" to try on products, and areas called "The Turf" and "The Track" to test out products before purchase.
After opening its first Indian counter at the Sephora in Mumbai's Palladium Mall on June 16th, Smashbox is preparing to debut in other Sephora locations throughout the country.
Tesco has announced that it will raise pay for hourly-paid store staff by 10.5% over the next 2 years, as the retailer prepares for an imminent increase in the country’s minimum wage. The supermarket, which employs 310,000 in the UK, said the [...more]
Hasbro is launching a subscription service that will deliver board games to consumers, offering two types of crates, one for families and one for adults.
Kioda, a Malaysia-based Korean-concept retail store Kioda plans to open 300 stores in India by 2021. The move follows a partnership with Franchise India, which is investing $100 million USD for expansion and marketing.
Sephora is hosting Volition, a startup that allows users to vote on what cosmetics they want to see created, on its website.
Walmart has debuted a new food truck in the Charlotte, NC area. The truck will travel throughout the Charlotte metro area over the next week and hand out free food like ice cream, tacos, and sliders.
Lidl Italia has launched a new store format in Bologna, in the Navile district, which features a modern design and intuitive product layout, as well as a bakery department. About 1,800 products can be found on the store’s shelves, of which over [...more]
Target started trialing its next-day delivery program for household goods, Restock, in Minnesota today.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has given Alimentation Couche-Tard approval for its acquisition of CST Brands, but not before the convenience retailer divests more than 70 retail fuel stations.
Cencosud's supermarket chain Wong launched a click & collect curbside pickup service for online orders in Peru.
It is being speculated that with its recent purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon will move into food service distribution. Analysts indicate that Amazon will likely build up its capabilities in this area as it integrates the organic grocer into its [...more]
Albertsons has made two recent changes to its marketing and merchandising team.
Amazon is set to host its third annual Prime Day sales event exclusive to Prime members, sometime during the week of July 10th (based off of previous years). Market Track LLC conducted a survey indicating that 58% of consumers plan to shop Prime [...more]
Williams Sonoma will open its largest concept store this week in Seattle, which will include both kitchen and food products and the company's Home furnishing products.
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