In our inaugural Global STEIP annual report for 2017, we share our view of the future retail landscape and the drivers of change that will shape it, utilising PlanetRetail RNG’s STEIP framework, proprietary ...more
With Back-to-School being the second highest season in retail spending, Planet Retail RNG looks ...more
Following our initial view, Planet Retail RNG compared 23 price-cut items against a number of ...more
The retail landscape is constantly changing as new technology is developed and adapted by ...more
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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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We track the latest and most innovative retail developments and topics that promise to impact your future business. From new store prototypes and technology breakthroughs to perspective on the shifting retail landscape, this is your stop for what we believe to be the most transformational topics that you need to be preparing for.