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Kroger Reaches Out to Local Suppliers With New Portal

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Kroger has launched a new supplier initiative to increase its local and regional supplier base. The Kroger.com/WeAreLocal portal invites local and emerging producers to partner with the retailer and see their products stocked in its 2,793 US ...more

Aldi Posts Records Sales, But Sees UK Profit Hit By Price Investments

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

This morning, Aldi UK released its 2016 sales figures. These show 13.5% sales growth to a record GBP8.7 billion. Price investments have negatively impacted profit, with a 7% fall year-on-year. Much of this is due to its funding of expansion and ...more

Amazon Pushes Further Into US Restaurant Delivery Space

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Amazon has teamed up with Olo, a provider of digital order and pay technology to 200 restaurant brands. These cover about 40,000 US locations. Amazon began a one-hour restaurant delivery service in Seattle in 2015 and has been expanding it to ...more

Kaufland to Announce New ‘Sustainable Store’ Concept

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Schwarz Group hypermarket banner Kaufland is to present its new sustainable store concept at Munich’s Expo Real trade fair. The news stores will use photovoltaic capture for power and charging stations for e-vehicles. LED lighting will illuminate ...more

Amazon Working With Alibaba To Drive Chinese Kindle Sales

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Last Saturday (23 September) saw Alibaba run a Super Brand Day for Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. Amazon released a Chinese-language version this summer and says the market is its biggest for sales of the device. For us, it is a further sign that ...more

Edeka Upgrades the Shopping Cart With ‘EASY Shopper’ Innovation

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Leading German grocer Edeka has presented what it describes as the "shopping cart of the future". The idea was to make shopping as easy as possible from the point of view of consumers. To achieve this, Edeka consulted with shoppers as to what ...more

Sainsbury's Trials Checkout-Less Technology at London Store

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

UK grocer Sainsbury’s began trialing a mobile checkout system at its Euston Station location earlier this month. It allows customers to scan and automatically pay for items with their phone without having to queue at the checkout. The “SmartShop” ...more

Walgreens Takes On IBM Field Service Analytics

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

US retailer Walgreens has entered a new agreement to deploy IBM retail analytics at more than 8,100 locations nationwide to help improve the efficiency of field service support for more than 8,100 of its pharmacy locations. IBM Services and ...more

Target Raises Minimum Wage and Makes Long-Term Payment Pledge

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Target is to increase its starting pay to USD11 per hour. The raise is the third such move from the retailer in three years. The changes come into force next month as the company seeks to better retain and motivate its workforce.

Alibaba Strikes Deal to Bring Alipay To Canada

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Alipay will soon be available to Canadian shoppers. This comes after Ant Financial agreed to a deal with local tech firm Snap Pay. Canada’s retailers will be able to accept Chinese currency payments from Chinese shoppers starting this week. More ...more

Alibaba Opens O2O Home Furnishings Outlet in Hangzhou

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Alibaba is ramping up its physical store footprint and looking to capture IKEA spend. An outlet under the Home Times banner has opened in the online giant’s Chinese home city. Alibaba is reportedly planning three more locations by year-end and 15 ...more

Alibaba Taobao Continues Southeast Asia Expansion Through Lazada

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Taobao Collection is a curated selection of products from Alibaba’s Taobao platform. It launched in Malaysia and Singapore earlier this year and will now debut in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand in the next couple of months.

Lidl Reportedly Making Slow Progress in US

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

German trade press reports suggest Lidl may be struggling to gain traction in the US. Early sales are said to be “weak” and Lidl has replaced Daniel Marasch with Spain chief Michael Aranda to oversee future US development. Purchasing is also said ...more

Walmart Wants To Deliver Groceries Direct To Shoppers’ Fridges

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

Walmart is partnering with Deliv and August Home to trial grocery delivery inside select customers’ homes in Silicon Valley. The deliveries can be made directly to refrigerators – even when shoppers are not home.

Carrefour Announces New 14-Strong Group Executive Committee

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

New Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard has announced a new Executive Committee. There are some significant changes to the corporate responsibilities. Chief among these is the appointment of Pascal Clouzard as Executive Director France. Clouzard ...more

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