In our annual Holiday Recap report, we analyze seasonal shopping trends in the US, including estimated gift spend, the impact of Cyber Five days, and the prevalence of last-minute purchases. We scour some ...more
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Already the world’s sixth-largest ecommerce market, France is due to double ecommerce GMV sales ...more
Apple has revealed that its HomePod voice-controlled speaker will be available in mainland China and Hong Kong markets starting 18 January.
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
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 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
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 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.
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
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 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 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 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 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
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, in partnership with The Working and Learning Company, launched its new concept store last week situated at 375 University Avenue, Toronto.
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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