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Apple HomePod to launch in China

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Apple has revealed that its HomePod voice-controlled speaker will be available in mainland China and Hong Kong markets starting 18 January.


Walmart US to further bolster its tech expertise

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Walmart plans to hire 2,000 technology experts this year to support its efforts both in-store and online. The retailer is looking for data scientists, software engineers, designers, and others to work in nine offices from Silicon Valley to ...more

Casino Cnova announces 7.9% increase in Q4 net sales

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Cnova, the ecommerce arm of Casino, has posted a 7.9% increase in fourth quarter net sales to EUR702.5 million. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) was up 11.9% in organic terms in the quarter, the best quarterly performance since the third quarter of ...more

Jeronimo Martins Biedronka posts 2% increase in LFL sales

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Jeronimo Martins owned Biedronka chain recorded an increase in LFL sales by 2% in the last quarter, compared to 0.8% in third quarter of the year. The improvement in the LFL result is mainly the effect of the smaller impact of the Sunday trading ...more

AS Watsons to launch in Vietnam

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Hong Kong-headquartered healthcare and beauty retailer Watsons is to launch in Vietnam on 17 January 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City. The store is to take up at least one floor of a two-storey space recently vacated by Topshop.


Target creates new role of food and beverage president

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Target announced several executive changes including a newly created food and beverage position and an upcoming succession at chief financial officer in reporting increased 2018 holiday sales.


Alibaba’s AliExpress to charge 30% import duty in Russia

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

AliExpress, the ecommerce platform of Alibaba, will charge a 30% import duties on orders over EUR500 in Russia after amendments to the rules of duty-free imports. Starting from 1 January 2019, Russian regulators have reduced the allowance for ...more

Mercadona ends integrated supplier system

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Spanish grocer Mercadona has ended its preferred supplier agreements with 120 producers in favour of a new equal relationship with all its 1,400 suppliers. Going forward, no single supplier will command exclusivity over a specific product ...more

Starbucks opens largest Southeast Asian outlet

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Starbucks has opened its largest outlet, the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary, in Bali, Indonesia. The 20,000 sq ft sanctuary includes a 1,000 sq ft coffee farm out front and a seedling nursery on the second floor of the store where customers ...more

Ceconomy delays plans to extend Fnac Darty alliance

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Ceconomy said it was delaying plans to form an extensive business alliance with French peer Fnac Darty, in which it owns a 24% stake. “We have hit pause”, a company spokeswoman said, referring to a planned European Retail Alliance, which Russia’s ...more

Slovakia imposes new retail tax, targets foreign retail operators

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Slovakia is imposing a new retail levy that primarily impacts non-native operators. From 1 January 2019, retailers with sales accounting for more than 10% of food sales must pay a special 2.5% levy of annual net sales. Payments are to be made ...more

Future Group to pilot hot meals delivery in Bangalore

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Future Group is now planning to deliver food directly to consumers that are prepared at the company’s facilities. The retailer will soon start ‘cloud kitchens’ to supply hot meals to consumers in the coming month, said Kishore Biyani, CEO of ...more

Kohl’s announces 1.2% sales growth in 2018 holiday season

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

US department store operator Kohl’s has announced holiday sales for the two-month period comprising November and December 2018. Comparable sales increased 1.2%. Kohl's also recorded positive transaction growth and double-digit digital ...more

Staples Canada unveils new store concept with coworking space

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Staples Canada, in partnership with The Working and Learning Company, launched its new concept store last week situated at 375 University Avenue, Toronto.


Southeastern Grocers to launch lab testing at its pharmacies

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Southeastern Grocers plans to roll out laboratory testing at 253 in-store pharmacies to expand customer access to preventive health care services. Pharmacy-based clinical services network eTrueNorth has entered into an agreement with Southeastern ...more

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