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Safeway Fined USD42 Million Over Online Pricing Discrepancies

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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]

Amazon to End Lovefilm By Post DVD Rental Service

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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. 


Target Appoints Executives with Food and Beverage Focus

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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 Appoints New Exec in Charge of Omni-Channel

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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 Reports Comp Sales Growth, But Profits Still Down

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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]

Axfood Steps Into The Online Pharmacy Space

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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 Exceeds Expectations With Impressive Q2 Showing

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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]

TJX in bullish mood after strong first-half of the year

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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]

Dick’s Sporting Goods Endures Rocky Q2, But Sees Opportunity Ahead

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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 Targets Student Shoppers With Two-Minute Pickup Service

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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.

Payless Shoe Source Targets Growth in Latin America and Asia after Emerging from Chapter 11

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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 Expands Restock Next-Day Delivery to Dallas and Denver

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

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]

Vitamin Shoppe Announces Subscription Box Service

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

The Vitamin Shoppe on Monday a subscription box service, the so called "Spark Auto Delivery," according to a press release.


Sainsbury's Seeks To Reduce Online Order Fulfillment Times Even Further

Monday, Aug 14, 2017

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]

Costco Names Independent Director as New Chairman

Monday, Aug 14, 2017

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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