RetailNow

Showing 1 – 15 of 12827

Korea's Lotte Tests Virtual Fitting Service

Friday, May 27, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

South Korea's Lotte will be testing 'Virtual Fitting Services' to allow customers to virtually try on clothes. The mirrors in these fitting areas provide a virtual reflection of the customer wearing the clothing using 3D imaging techniques. The [...more]

MinuteClinic Launches Digital Service to Let Users Check Wait Times and Hold Place in Line

Friday, May 27, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

MinuteClinic is introducing a new digital service to let patients check clinic wait times and reserve a place in line using any digital device. Patients can view the wait times at the their intended clinic, and can receive text or email [...more]

Walgreens Offers New Data Access for App Developers

Friday, May 27, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

Walgreens has announced that it will be launching two new application program interfaces (APIs), which give developers access to select Walgreens data to incorporate into third-party digital devices and apps. The retailer has previously offered [...more]

Starbucks To Open First Roastery and 'Reserve' Tasting Store in Shanghai in 2017

Friday, May 27, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

Starbucks will open its first international Starbucks Roastery and Reserve Tasting Room in 2017 in Shanghai. 

Proposed Système U-Auchan Buying Alliance in Second Round of Investigation by French Competition Authority

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

The proposed merger between France's 5th and 6th largest grocery chains, Système U and Auchan, is currently in the second round of review by the French competition authority. This second stage will allow the authority to see how the merger [...more]

Lidl to Invest €500 Million in Belgium over Next 5-7 Years

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

Lidl has announced it will invest €500 million in Belgium in order to increase its presence and market share in the country. The German discounter will focus primarily on Brussels, with 35 new store planned for the capital in the next 5-7 [...more]

Walmart Canada to Start Phasing Out Fitting Rooms Nationwide

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

Walmart Canada has announced it plans to phase out its fitting rooms nationwide. The retailer will remove the fitting rooms in a small number of stores to start before rolling it out in all stores in order to see if the space could be better [...more]

Italian Group Multicedi to Open 100 New Stores in Italy during Next 2 Years

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

The Italian retail group Multicedi has announced plans to open 100 new stores in Italy over the next 2 years. The group increased its stores from 132 to 400 and doubled its annual revenue during the past 10 years of operation. The retailer is [...more]

Marks & Spencer Posts Nearly Flat Growth in FY15 as Results Are Weighed Down by Clothing Departments

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

UK retailer Marks & Spencer reported preliminary results for its most recently ended fiscal year. Sales grew modestly to £10.4 billion, an increase of 0.8% YoY. The retailer's sales in its food department were strong, partially offsetting the [...more]

Marks & Spencer Reveals New Strategy for Clothing Departments

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

Marks & Spencer has announced a new strategy following full-year results that revealed a weak performance in its clothing department. In addition to price cuts of more [...more]

Darty Posts 13% Increase in Revenue in Q4

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

French electronics retailer Darty announced revenue grew 13% in Q4. Comp sales in France also increased by double digits, posting 12% gains YoY, while they also posted significant gains in Belgium, marking the fourth straight quarter of [...more]

Pets at Home Posts 6.7% Sales Gain in FY15

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

The UK pet specialist Pets at Home reported a 6.7% increase in sales to £793 million for FY15. Company-wide comps grew 2.1%, which was bolstered by the company's services division that posted a 10% increase in comps. During the year, Pets at [...more]

Sales Grow 23.6% YoY for UK's B&M in 2015

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

The UK discounter B&M announced strong growth in its 2015 fiscal year. Total sales increased 23.6% to £2.04 billion. During the year, the discounter opened 79 new stores in the UK, bringing its total store network to 499 stores in the country. [...more]

FY Sales Drop to €5.3 Million for Eroski

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

Eroski posted sales of €5.3 million in 2015, a 1% decrease from 2014, as strong fuel deflation and slow growth in the market negatively impacted sales. Sales were positively impacted by the remodeling of stores, which contributed a 7% increase [...more]

Massmart to Open 13 New Stores in South Africa Despite Challenging Macro Environment

Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • S
  • T
  • E
  • I
  • P

Massmart plans to open 13 new stores in 2016 despite a tough South African macroeconomic environment due to high inflation and low economic growth. The planned 2016 are in addition to the 7 stores Massmart has already opened since 2015.

Showing 1 – 15 of 12827