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AS Watson Reveals Plans For Massive Global Store Expansion

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Drugstore specialist AS Watson plans to open 1,300 new stores for a third successive year, with a strong focus on customer service and digital transformation. The business currently has over 14,300 stores in its 24 markets. Last year, the ...more

Amazon Begins Offering Prime Services In Australia

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Amazon has launched its Prime subscription in Australia, allowing shoppers on the continent to benefit from its one- and two-day shipping options, Prime Video and a number of other perks. The subscription will be considerably cheaper than in the ...more

Costco Eyes Ecommerce Launch In Japan For 2019

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Costco Wholesale in Japan is to launch an e-commerce service in 2019, in hopes of taking advantage of the growing popularity of online shopping in the market. Costco has yet to iron out all of the details of the new service, such as product ...more

GameStop Holding Talks Over Potential Buyout

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

GameStop is holding talks with private equity firms about a potential transaction after receiving buyout interest, sources said. The company has hired a financial advisor to assist in these discussions, sources said. Sycamore Partners is ...more

Casino GPA To Debut New Proximity Format In São Paulo

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Casino’s Brazilian division, GPA, has launched a new “neighbourhood supermarket” banner called Compre Bem, with the first stores set to open in São Paulo in the second half of 2018, following the conversion of around 20 Extra Supermercado stores. ...more

Indian Tobacco Giant Plans 10,000 C-Stores Within Five Years

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Indian tobacco company Godfrey Philips is planning to open 10,000 of its 24Seven convenience-store chain nationwide. The company will triple its network between now and March next year to 170 stores and expand into new markets. The first 24Seven ...more

Metro AG Ties Up Exclusive Brand Partnerships In India

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

German wholesaler Metro has partnered with five consumer product firms to exclusively sell some of their brands or stock keeping units in select states, indicating an emerging trend of companies avoiding traditional wholesalers or distributors to ...more

Alibaba Opens Kuala Lumpur Office To Help Local SMEs To Market

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Alibaba has deepened its commitment to Malaysia, opening an office in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysian businesses identify global cross-border trade opportunities.

Convenience 24 To Bring More Unmanned Tech To Chinese Mom And Pop Sector

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Chinese startup Convenience 24 has received funding of almost USD10 million in a round led by  Sequoia Capital China Fund. The company, established in 2017, is committed to helping nearly 7 million independent convenience stores in China to use ...more

Paytm Acquires Mobile User Experience Specialist Cube26

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

India’s One97 Communications, which owns payments app Paytm, on Tuesday announced the acquisition of New Delhi-based technology start-up Cube26. The transaction size was not disclosed.

Jumbo Supermarkten To Establish Belgian Operation Via Subsidiary

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

Supermarket chain Jumbo established a subsidiary in Belgium, the next step in the Dutch chain's mission to open stores in the Netherlands' neighbouring country as reported by NL times. Jumbo announced in November that it plans to open stores in ...more

LVMH To Open First Sephora Store In Germany

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

The French luxury group LVMH will open the first store of perfumery chain Sephora in Germany at the end of August. After the successful trial of shop-in-shops at Kaufhof the retailer decided that it would be profitable to set up its own shop ...more

JD.com, Google Forge International Ecommerce Alliance

Monday, Jun 18, 2018

Google will invest USD550 million in cash into China’s JD.com as part of a strategic partnership. The new partners will to explore retail opportunities in Southeast Asia, the US and Europe. Some JD.com products will be available via Google ...more

Sam’s Club To Open Digital-Focused New-Concept Dallas Outlet

Monday, Jun 18, 2018

Walmart has a new Sam’s Club concept store in the works, and it could give Amazon’s cashierless convenience stores a run for their money. In an effort to improve the shopping experience, the discount giant is developing a technology-driven store ...more

Tmall Offers Loyal Shoppers Try Before You Buy Option

Monday, Jun 18, 2018

Alibaba-owned Tmall has introduced a new “try before you buy” option for fashion fans shopping on the platform. In a market where ecommerce is already ubiquitous, the B2C marketplace said it wanted to make shopping even more convenient by ...more

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