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Dollar General Names Carmen Wenkoff as Executive VP and CIO

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Dollar General has announced that Carmen Wenkoff will join the company as Executive VP and Chief Information Officer effective July 10. Wenkoff replaces CIO Ryan Boone, who recently announced his retirement. 

Lenta Names Elena Fomina as New CMO

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Russian retail chain has appointed Elena Fomina as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Fomina will oversee a number of key functions including brand management, customer loyalty engagement, consumer communications, and trade marketing. 

EBay Launches Price Match Guarantee

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Ebay will now match prices on over 50,000 select items online. Items qualifying for the Price Match Guarantee must be unopened and sold through eBay Deals. Deals are trending inventory that come from trusted sellers and are already often offered [...more]

Belgium’s Colruyt Group Reports 3.4% Increase in FY16 Sales to €9.4 billion ($10.5 billion USD)

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Belgium’s Colruyt Group has reported a 3.4% increase in FY16 sales to €9.4 billion ($10.5 billion USD). The performance was boosted by the acquisition of French foodservice business Pro `a Pro, which was completed in February. The retailer noted [...more]

Amazon Brazil to Expand to Full Marketplace

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Amazon plans to expand available assortment on its Brazilian marketplace in the coming months. Currently Amazon Brazil is only a Kindle Store. Amazon made a similar move in Mexico in 2015 and plans to do the same in Australia this year. Amazon [...more]

Sephora to Open 400-Employee Distribution Center in Mississippi

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Sephora is planning to open a new distribution in northern Mississippi this summer and plans to hire 400 people to staff the warehouse over the next 5 years. 

Sephora Opens Two Digital Flagship Stores in Spain

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Sephora has opened two tech-focused flagship stores in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. 

Alibaba to Open Cloud Data Centers in India, Indonesia

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Alibaba's cloud computing business, Aliyun, will be opening cloud data centers in India and Indonesia during the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. In addition to a recently announced data center in Malaysia, Aliyun will have 17 [...more]

Shinsegae Group to Launch Online Store on Alibaba's Tmall Global Marketplace

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

South Korean retail conglomerate Shinsegae Group has announced that it will launch beauty and fashion stores on Alibaba's Tmall Global platform. Shinsegae plans to gradually add other product lines including children's goods and home appliances [...more]

Amazon to Launch Amazon Prime Wardrobe Clothing Sampling Service

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Amazon will soon have a new perk for Prime members known as Amazon Prime Wardrobe. The program will allow Prime members to pick at least three items from Amazon Fashion, and have them shipped to their homes where they can try them on before [...more]

Amazon Pay Releases Payments Integration with Instagram

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Shoppers can now buy products on Instagram using Amazon's payments platform. Amazon has partnered with a clothing retailer, Moda Operandi, to integrate Amazon Pay into Moda's Instagram posts. The payment method is not directly embedded within the [...more]

Amazon Continues to Control the Voice Powered Home Speaker Market

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

A recent report indicates that Amazon's Alexa-powered smart speakers continue to dominate the market. According to the report, as of May 2017 Amazon's devices had 40.7% market share, followed by Sonos at 15.1%, and the Google Home at 3.2%.

Estonia Votes to Approve Sidewalk Delivery Robots

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Estonia is the first country in the EU to officially allow food-carrying robots to operate on sidewalks, based on a 86-0 vote from the country's parliament. 

bareMinerals Launches New MADE-2-FIT App with 'Customized by MatchCo' Shade-Matching Technology

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Shiseido Americas announced that its bareMinerals brand is introducing a new app that will allow users to create and purchase customized foundations. 

John Lewis Invests 2 Million GBP ($2.5 USD) to Renovate Flagship Store in Nottingham, UK

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

John Lewis is renovating its Nottingham, UK flagship department store with a 2 million GBP ($2.5 million USD) investment that will included updated fixtures and displays, new lighting and flooring, and a revamped beauty department expanded by [...more]

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