With ecommerce expected to account for half of global chain retail sales growth through 2022, the global retail landscape is facing a significant shift in the retail value chain. New retail business models ...more
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Wesfarmers-owned Australian DIY operator Bunning is to begin an ecommerce venture from 2018. The digital offer will involve the retailer’s Special Orders range. These comprises more than 20,000 products not stocked instore, but which can be ...more
JD.com has launched a new initiative to enable consumers to shop online from their TV screens. Smart TV owners who link their JD.com accounts with their device can purchase products featured in the ad feed or a TV show directly from JD.com with ...more
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the online giant’s Cloud services arm, has announced a new programme that will help customers leverage machine (ML) learning techniques in their organisations.
Metro reported sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 totaled CAD 3.23 billion Canadian ($2.53 billion U.S.), up 10.2% compared with the fourth quarter of 2016.
Walmart’s Real Estate VP has raised the store count for its online pickup towers to 500. In July, the retailer stated it planned to place the technology in 100 outlets by year-end. Now, comments reportedly made by JP Suarez at a recent ...more
Best Buy has developed its logistics and supply chain operations in anticipation of the surge in online sales during the upcoming holiday season. Best Buy’s 23 DCs have switched to operating 24 hours a day over the past couple weeks, and will ...more
New Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard has achieved a notable success after four months in the job. Reports in the French media state the retailer has struck a deal with two shopworkers’ unions to open all 192 hypermarkets in France on Sundays. The ...more
E-Mart has revealed it plans to launch its beauty brand Scentence next year in Saudi Arabia.
Amazon Web Services has launched the Amazon ML Solutions Lab, a new project that focuses on machine learning experts, connecting them with AWS customers to help identify practical uses of machine learning at businesses.
SPAR China has been opening a variety of store formats in different regions over the past few months. The stores range from SPAR Neighbourhood and a SPAR lifestyle Supermarket to large SPAR Hypermarkets.
Going along with the trend of an increasingly longer holiday shopping season, Target has announced that it will be treating Cyber Monday (27 November) as just the beginning of an online holiday sales push.
Woolworths is set to open up to four “dark stores” as it ramps up its e-commerce efforts ahead of the expected launch of Amazon Fresh in Australia. According to Chairman Gordon Cairns, speaking at the company’s general meeting, the move is a ...more
After hinting last week that its Australian launch was “really, really, really close” Amazon has this week sent out emails to traders already signed up for the marketplace, warning them to be ready to begin accepting orders tomorrow, Thursday, ...more
Best Buy has made a handful of developments to its logistics and supply chain operations in anticipation of the surge in online sales during the upcoming holiday season. Best Buy’s 23 distribution centers have switched to operating 24 hours a day ...more
Value retailer Dollar Tree has reported overwhelmingly positive results for its third quarter.
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