Retail stores are under threat, with both the rate of new store openings and the average size of stores in decline. This is compounded by stagnant sales growth through existing stores. Radical reinvention ...more
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Grocery Outlet offers brand groceries and farm fresh organic produce for prices that are 40-70% lower than those at traditional grocery stores. It operates by purchasing nearly expired stock and selling it at a major discount. The retailer uses ready-shelf packaging to reduce costs even further and offers everything from produce and meat products to wine.
Whole Foods is shuttering one of its five 365 stores in Wshington.
Auchan has disposed of its stake in Ukranian supermarket chain Furshet to VI2-Partners Investment. This is another step in Auchan’s broader strategy of streamlining its portfolio and unifying its formats under one brand.
Japanese drugstore chain Matsumotokiyoshi is seeking to expand in Thailand, the company announced on Friday. It will partner with a local manufacturing and logistics company.
Amazon is seeking to enter the high-growth sportswear sector and enlisting some of the world’s biggest athletic wear suppliers in this effort.
Plus CEO Jan Brouwer will be stepping down as of mid-2018, the Dutch retailer has confirmed. Brouwer announced his departure personally at a shareholders meeting.
X5 Group in Russia has opened its first Karusel hypermarket under its new, foodservice-centric concept.
Carrefour in France has debuted a “collaborative delivery” platform, which seeks to establish a community of customers who will deliver grocery orders to other shpppers on their route home.
Internet of Things sector. Its first move in that direction is to rebrand its existing YunOS operating system to AliOS, an operating system offering OS solutions for mobile, industrial and IoT devices.
Carrefour has announced the appointment of Matthieu Malige as its new CFO, following the sudden departure of Pierre Jean Sivignon from the position. Malige’s appointment is effective immediately.
Walmart is planning to ramp up its hypermarket openings in China, focusing on a compact hypermarket format and upgraded facilities. 30-40 hypermarkets are set to open in the country every year, including in major and smaller cities. The ...more
Domino's Pizza announced results for the third quarter of 2017. It saw strong growth in same-store sales, global store counts and earnings per share. Domestic same-store sales grew 8.4% during the quarter v/s the year-ago period, which represents ...more
Amazon and Microsoft have announced a second partner project in as many months, this time focused on deep learning. On Thursday the two companies rolled out new tools that will make it easier for developers to use open-source artificial ...more
Negotiations are underway between Russia’s second-biggest grocer Magnit and Siberia-based supplier Holiday. According to preliminary agreements, Magnit will acquire the Holiday Classic, Sibiriada, Planet Holiday, Cora, Tournai and Chamber ...more
Cnova, Casino’s e-commerce division, has reported strong Q3 results. Net sales grew to EUR539 million, marking 18% like-for-like growth. This resulted from a spike in traffic of 16% to 222 million visits, to the retailer’s e-commerce platforms, ...more
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365 by Whole Foods - Akron, Ohio - Sep 2017
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