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]
Albertsons-owned grocer Safeway has lost its appeal over inappropriate charges for its grocery e-commerce service. A class-action suit from shopper Michael Rodman argued Safeway increased prices by around 10% for e-grocery orders. He stated that [...more]
Six years after purchasing the business, Amazon is to end its online DVD rental operation, LoveFilm. The online giant cited dwindling interest in the model as the main reason behind the move, as customers now prefer streaming.
In a bid to drive its food and beverage strategy, Target is bringing in Mark Kenny and Liz Nordlie as its VP Divisional, Meat and Fresh Prepared Food and VP Product Design and Development for Food and Beverage, respectively.
Publix has appointed a new VP of Omnichannel and Application Development in Erik Katerkamp. He moves into the post from a previous position at the company, where he drove the implementation of the Publix Delivery online shopping solution and [...more]
Carrefour Brazil has posted operating results for the second quarter of 2017 - its first set of results as a publicly traded company. The hypermarket chain’s profits are down 3.4% for the period, to BRL299 million. Meanwhile, Carrefour increased [...more]
Swedish multi-format operator Axel Johnson has invested in e-commerce startup Hubia. The platform will offer a broad range of pharmacy products online at low prices. It will also provide delivery services plus “innovative peripheral services that [...more]
Home Depot has reported better-than-anticipated quarterly profits for its 2Q17. In the three months to 30 July, sales like-for-like sales for the US home improvement giant open were up 6.3%. US comps climbed 6.6%. This performance comfortably [...more]
Off-price apparel and home fashions retailer TJX saw Q2 sales rise 6% to USD8.4 billion. Same-store sales were up 3% over last year’s 4% increase. Second-quarter revenue was USD553 million. For the first half of FY2018, net sales totaled USD16.1 [...more]
The US outdoor pursuits retailer presented a downbeat forward view following a lackluster Q2. Comps were a disappointing 0.1%, despite the company's projected growth of 2% to 3%. For FY2017, Dick’s predicted same-store sales would be a "low [...more]
Amazon has introduced Instant Pickup on selected US campus locations. This is a free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of daily essentials available for pickup in two minutes or less.
After successfully emerging from my Chapter 11 bankrupcy in the US, Payless Shoesource is seeking to expand in Asia and LatAm. After closing 700 stores internationally and restructuring under the protection of Chapter 11, Payless retains 3500 [...more]
Target has expanded the trial of its next-day delivery service for household items, Restock, to Dallas and Denver after launching trials in Minneapolis last [...more]
The Vitamin Shoppe on Monday a subscription box service, the so called "Spark Auto Delivery," according to a press release.
Sainsbury’s is to introduce a faster iteration of its click & collect offer. The service is an extension of its Chop Chop e-grocery scheme and promises orders will be available for pickup within 30 minutes. The first trial is from a single London [...more]
US warehouse club operator Costco has named Hamilton James as its new Chairman. He replaces co-Founder Jeff Brotman, who passed away suddenly earlier this month. James is President & COO of Blackstone Group. James has been a Costco director since [...more]
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