In our inaugural Global STEIP annual report for 2017, we share our view of the future retail landscape and the drivers of change that will shape it, utilising PlanetRetail RNG’s STEIP framework, proprietary ...more
With Back-to-School being the second highest season in retail spending, Planet Retail RNG looks ...more
Following our initial view, Planet Retail RNG compared 23 price-cut items against a number of ...more
The retail landscape is constantly changing as new technology is developed and adapted by ...more
After overhauling its ecommerce capabilities over the past five years, Best Buy is further expanding its ecommerce and supply chain investments. In addition to evolving its in-store assortment to include growing categories like smart home ...more
Although the launch will put more Amazon hardware and the Alexa platform into more hands and homes of consumers, it will face the same privacy, security, and usability issues that caused Google Glass’ failure. We struggle to see a compelling use ...more
Walmart is ending overnight replenishment in 430 Neighborhood Market stores. Going forward, stocking will occur during daylight hours. Walmart is also employing technology to make the inventory process easier. Walmart claims this will enable a ...more
Local media in Poland is reporting that an Amazon.pl dedicated site may go live as soon as October. Until now, Polish shoppers have had to use the Germany site. Should this be the case, it will dramatically intensify competition in the market, ...more
A Casino store in Albi, southern France, is operating a new unique format. Since 13 September, the store has displayed the Hyper Casino and Leader Price fascias together on its storefront. Inside, a large Leader Price insert offers the ...more
Spanish apparel giant Inditex has posted a 9% profit gain in its H1 period. The owner of Zara, Bershka and Massimo Dutti posted EUR1.37 billion in profit for the first half of the year. Net sales amounted to EUR11.7 billion, an 11.5% gain on the ...more
Walgreens Boots Alliance has secured FTC regulatory approval for a deal to buy stores from Rite Aid. The agreement comes after a reduction in the number of stores and price.
Online beauty retailer Birchbox has debuted a USD10 subscription box for men. The box is offered for males at all levels of interest and engagement. It contains only five premium samples in the H&B categories, as opposed to its previous men’s box ...more
L’Occitane has introduced a new-look, mobile-first e-commerce site across 60 countries. The new platform was tested in its core markets of France, US and Japan, before going live on August 29 (August 1 in Russia). The natural cosmetics brand ...more
Walmart is seeking to widen its shopper base for its Online Grocery Pickup programme. At one store in the Houston area and four more around Boise it is trialling allowing shoppers using EBT benefits to pay when picking up their groceries.
Ocado sales maintained gains made this year through Q3. Overall group sales climbed 14.3% in the 13 weeks to 27 August. Retail sales made gains of 13.1% from GBP276.5 million to GBP312.7 million. Average orders per week rose 16% to 254,000. ...more
Lidl Sweden is to open a new-concept store in Sigtuna, north of Stockholm, in late 2018/early 2019. The concept will be fully sustainable and will feature a ‘deli shop’ plus restaurant and meeting areas.
South African-based grocer Pick N Pay is experimenting with Bitcoin at a supermarket in its home town. In a limited-time trial, shoppers will be able to use the cryptocurrency at checkouts to buy goods and services. “The checkout process is as ...more
Two units under internet giant Alibaba Group are working in tandem to test facial recognition technology that will allow users to unlock delivery drop boxes. An army of specially equipped kiosks have been installed across five locations at ...more
Department store operator Kohl’s will pack and ship Amazon returns free of charge from 82 outlets as of next month. The retailer will even offer reserved parking spots for Amazon shoppers. The service will enable Amazon users to avoid having to ...more
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