Retail stores are under threat, with both the rate of new store openings and the average size of stores in decline. This is compounded by stagnant sales growth through existing stores. Radical reinvention ...more
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Pottery Barn’s new flagship store concept features the Design Crew, a service whereby customers can work with a team of designers to get help on selecting products tailored to their needs. The store offers in-home installation services, such as room painting and drape installation to accommodate customers. Shoppers will also find The Package Deal, a curated menu of furniture pieces sorted by type of room that can be purchased as a bundle.
Amazon has added new features which will allow teenagers aged 13-17 to use an Amazon Household account for shopping with parental oversight. Teens will be able to make purchases on Amazon and attach a note with reasoning. This info is then sent ...more
GNC and a leading global specialty health, wellness, and nutraceuticals retailer, is strengthening its presence in India through its association with Guardian Healthcare, the official importer and seller of GNC products in India.
Sears Canada has announced that it and a number of its subsidiaries will be applying to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for approval to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets. It is expected the Court will hear the motion on 13 ...more
Subway has announced the promotion of Carissa Ganelli to Chief Digital Officer. Ganelli is responsible for the brand's global digital strategy and will lead Subway Digital, a team dedicated to transforming the guest experience through the ...more
Office Depot has acquired the largest independent office supplies dealers in the US, Complete Office Solutions. Ted Nark, the co-founder of USD150 million dealer Complete Office Solutions, confirmed that the business had been sold to Office Depot ...more
Petco has expanded its digital service offer with the launch of Heads & Tails, an app allowing shoppers to received gift cards, donate to animal charities and more, simply by taking selfies with their pets.
Alibaba has launched a USD15 billion round of investment to build overseas research hubs, focusing on e-commerce, logistics and cloud technology.
Thai Beverage is seeking to acquire fast-food chain KFC in Malaysia. It is currently in the process of buying the KFC chain in Thailand.
Sam's Club has deployed the Medallia Experience Cloud solution in all of its US-based wholesale clubs. Medallia's software underpins Member Experience Voices (MxVoices), a programme Sam's Club launched in January 2017.
Familymart consolidated operating revenue jumped 2.36 times compared with the same period last fiscal year to JPY633.6 billion, and operating profit increased by 66.3% to JPY33.4 billion. Total company-owned formats consist of 355 stores and ...more
Japan-based convenience chain Lawson's gross operating revenue increased to JPY329,402 million (up 7.6% from previous fiscal year), operating income decreased to JPY 38,945 million (down 2.5% from previous fiscal year) and ordinary income ...more
Carrefour Brazil is set to open a mobile shopping and rewards platform in Sao Paulo this week. The app, Meu Carrefour, will initially cover 200 neighbourhoods in the city, with a view to expand further.
Rewe-operated discounter Penny Market has announced plans to open seven new stores in Italy’s Liguria region this week. The new stores have been converted from previously acquired Dico locations and adapted to Penny’s Ambiente 3.0 concept.
Struggling clothing retailer Gap is seeking to move into the popular subscription box segment with its new service focused specifically on baby clothes.
Nordstrom - Los Angeles, California - Oct 2017
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Disney - Los Angeles, California - Oct 2017
365 by Whole Foods - Akron, Ohio - Sep 2017
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