Walmart Pickup discount is proving less effective than intended due to Amazon's aggressive price-matching algorithm. RNG examined the prices of 20 SKUs eligible for Walmart’s Pickup [...more]
Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion after previously exploring and abandoning the [...more]
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Walmart is increasing the amount of products available on its Walmart.ca website over the next 2 months. The Canadian retailer will open its website up to an "endless aisles" experience by selling goods from third-party sellers.
Aldi has introduced a new online delivery service, Aldi Liefert (or ‘Aldi Provides’), for selected promotional items that cannot be obtained directly from the store. The service allows customers to select large and heavy products, such as [...more]
Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked has announced that it is planning to open over 60 new Netto stores in the next few months. Earlier this month, Dansk Supermarked announced that it will acquire 81 former Kiwi stores from Dagrofa with plans to [...more]
Sephora Southeast Asia is working with personalized technology provider Dynamic Yield to tailor individualized ecommerce experience for its shoppers.
Amazon made a patent application for what it describes as "multi-level fulfillment centers for unmanned aerial vehicles." The fulfillment centers would be designed to fit in dense areas, taking advantage of building vertically versus more spread [...more]
Online direct-to-consumer apparel brand Grana Hong Kong has partnered with 7-Eleven to offer free returns for its products. Return sheets and prepaid labels are included in all of Grana's orders and customers can return their products to any one [...more]
Costco has entered its first location in France.
Circle K has announced it will roll out its new branding on 10,000 convenience stores globally by 2018. The rebranding has already started in new Canada and in new stores opening around the world.
SHV Makro announced that it plans to double its store count and revenues in Peru by 2019 and will start by opening 2 new stores in the market this year.
French hypermarket chain Auchan has acquired Ukrainian retailer Karavan. Karavan operates 9 hypermarkets and superstores in Ukraine. The deal will enable Auchan to increase its presence in Kiev and expand to four new cities: Kharkiv, Dnipro, [...more]
Falabella announced that it plans to consolidate its home improvement chains under one banner in Peru, converting all Sodimac stores into the Maestro banner, in order to increasing operating efficiency.
Skincare brand St. Ives is opening a pop-up "mixing bar" through the end of July in New York City, where shoppers can come in and create their own facial scrubs and lotions from 50 ingredient combinations.
Sears debuted its new store format dedicated to two of its strongest categories, Sears Appliances & Mattresses, in Pharr, Texas.
Publix has announced that its Wyndam Forest, VA will open July 15th. This store will mark the retailer's first store in Virginia.
This is one of the first ten stores that Lidl opened in the US. The store features various departments including fresh produce, meat, bakery, alcohol, and a "Lidl Surprises" section featuring a rotation of deals on various items. Lidl promotes its fresh grocery items with its " Fresh 5" promotion and offers free samples of its food items. The store also carries essential household items, florals, and an organic section.
Adidas - New York, NY - Jun 2017
Lidl - Hampton, VA - June 2017
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SuperTarget - Plano, Texas - Jun 2017
Lidl - Winston-Salem, NC - June 2017
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