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Automated Store Player Plans 500 New Chinese Outlets Next Year

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Chinese automated convenience stores operator Guangzhou Tengshi Information Technology has completed its third round of funding. It has received backing from four investors as it looks to invest in store expansion and technology. The new capital ...more

AliExpress, Tmall Sign Russia-Exclusive Deal With Xiaomi

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

AliExpress and Tmall will sell Xiaomi smartphones in Russia. Xiaomi traditionally ranks first in the search queries of Russians on AliExpress, outperforming all other brands. Over the past 30 days, users have been interested in it more than ...more

Amazon, Flipkart Deliver Indian Growth Despite GST Implementation

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Flipkart and Amazon India both said their ecommerce businesses grew sharply in the second quarter, registering a significant recovery from the months before the government introduced the goods and services tax. Flipkart grew at about 85% year on ...more

Supervalu Expands Instacart Scheme To All Retail Stores

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Supervalu is expanding its Instacart partnership by adding more stores and click & collect to its home delivery services. Customers at all of its retail stores Cub, Farm Fresh, Shop N Save and Shoppers can now use Instacart. Previously, only ...more

Alibaba Teams With Intime For Tech-Enhanced Instore Nursery Facility

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

On 4 November, Intime Department Store’s Beijing Dahongmen branch put its “smart nursery room” into trial operation. In partnership with Tmall, Intime has converted its instore childcare area into a smart nursery room by installing a vending ...more

Wu-Mart Opens First B&Q Smart DIY Store In China

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

DIY banner B&Q has partnered with Alibaba to open its first B&T Home smart store in Shanghai. The banner is now owned by Wumart, after Kingfisher sold a 70% stake in the business in 2014. B&T Home is the first Chinese smart store in the home ...more

Metro Closes China Convenience Operation

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Metro is closing its convenience stores in China, after two years of trialling the format. The company cited drastic changes in the business environment, including a spike in rent prices in major cities. 

Walmart Mexico to Roll out instore Wi-Fi to Drive Mobile Engagement

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Walmart de México will install Wi-Fi throughout all stores except its discount Bodega Aurrera Express banner by mid-2018. 

Asda Plans More Job Cuts in Effort to Match Discounters

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Documents seen by the Guardian newspaper indicate that Asda is to implement more cost-cutting measures. The internal briefing states that about half of Asda’s 153 smallest supermarkets are loss-making. 

Sonae Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Spinneys Supermarket Chain

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Portuguese retailer Sonae is said to be in negotiations with Egyptian Abraaj Group over a propose acquisition of the Spinneys supermarket chain.

Walmart Pushes Last-Minute Instore Holiday Collection Services

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Ahead of the holiday season, Walmart is expanding the list of products available for same-day pickup. The retailer states on its website that this is to cater to a growing number of online shoppers. 

7-Eleven US Closes in on USD3.3 Billion Sunoco Acquisition

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

The convenience store operator has said that it expects its acquisition of 1,100 convenience stores from Sunoco LP to be completed in the near future.

Home Depot Pledges Funding for Online and Store Advances

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

At its investor day on 6 December, Home Depot revealed it would roughly double its investment spending on both online and offline channels in the next three fiscal years to approximately USD11.1 billion. 

Aldi Süd Exploring Inner City Convenience Options

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Aldi Süd is said to be preparing a German convenience format test for mid-2018 (Polish) and is looking at city centre locations, which will likely feature private label food-to-go and ready meals.


Kaufland Abandons Berlin Grocery Ecommerce Trial

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

After a year-long trial, Kaufland will end its Berlin grocery ecommerce trial (German). The company sees last-mile costs as meaning such services cannot be profitable “now and in the foreseeable future”.


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