RNG is constantly tracking the newest and most innovative store formats and developments from around the world. From novel store initiatives to new banners and digital innovations, we are always seeking the [...more]
Chinese online giant Alibaba Group has recently been proudly showcasing its Hema supermarket [...more]
As retail looks to keep pace with consumer expectations, Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) are [...more]
Written using input from our global team and Planet RetailNetGroup's STEIP methodology, this [...more]
BJ’s Wholesale Club has partnered with First Insight to use the latter’s consumer-driven predictive analytics. First Insight uses online social engagement tools to gather real-time preference, pricing and sentiment data on potential product [...more]
Wholesaler SpartanNash posted revenue of USD1.9 billion in its Q2 2017. This was a 3.3% year-on-year gain. Net earnings came in at USD21 million, a rise of 20.3%. SpartanNash made USD941.6 million via its food distribution business; USD471 [...more]
Australian supermarket group Coles profit fell 13.5% to AUD1.61 billion over the full-year. Revenue growth was flat compared to the previous year. Same-store food and liquor sales growth dropped 1%, versus 4.1% in FY2016.
Alibaba began its latest financial year in strong style. The Chinese online giant delivered a 56% y-o-y revenue increase to CNY50.18 billion (USD7.28 billion). Core e-commerce returns showed a 58% gain to CNY43.03 billion. Cloud computing [...more]
RNG analysis of Walmart's most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives in the US.
RNG analysis of Sam Club's most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives in the US.
Mass-merchandiser Target has delivered Q2 comp gains of 1.3%. These were driven by traffic growth of 2.1% as the retailer made advances in addressing what has been a major pain-point in recent quarters. Digital channel sales also rose 32% against [...more]
BJ's Wholesale Club has launched a revamp version of its website, intended to simplify the browsing and buying process for shoppers, as well as allow them to manage their membership. This is a key step in the retailer’s omni-channel [...more]
Domino's biggest franchisee outside the US missed its profit target in its full-year results. Domino's Pizza Enterprises cited poor sales in Japan and France as the main reasons behind its failure to meet profit expectations. Profit rose 28.8% to [...more]
UK retailer Tesco has commissioned Evoke Creative to supply a range of interactive digital kiosks to be installed across the retailer’s store estate, in a GBP1.2 million contract, designed to help it improve its omni-channel capabilities and [...more]
Philippine Seven Corporation saw H1 profit fall from PHP472.3 million to PHP446.4 million year-on-year. It said better Q2 sales trimmed the decline from 13.3% in Q1 to 5.5% in Q2. Same-store sales rose by 1.2% in the second quarter, compared with [...more]
Alibaba intends to offer a newly branded iteration of its Alipay digital payment system aimed specifically at the Japanese market. The mobile-first platform may be introduced as early as next spring. Alipay is keen to drive digital payments in [...more]
RNG analysis of Target's most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives in the US.
Amazon is about to hit a record 80% sales growth for the back-to-school season, thanks to momentum from early shoppers. This compares to 20% total sales growth for the entire season last year.
Clothing retailer Gap has launched its first e-commerce operation in Taiwan, on the Yahoo! platform. The flagship is part of Gap’s broader omni-channel strategy in the market, while for Yahoo! it marks the first time a major international [...more]
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