The transformation of physical stores, combining online with offline, is underway in Barcelona, highlighting the need for brands to align their capabilities with a new set of retail characteristics.
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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 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 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 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’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 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
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 has deepened its commitment to Malaysia, opening an office in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysian businesses identify global cross-border trade opportunities.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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