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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”.


Ahold Delhaize Names CEO For New US Corporate Entity

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize has formally brought its two US operating divisions under one umbrella. The new business will be called Ahold Delhaize USA and its CEO will be Kevin Holt, currently COO of Ahold USA. The division will begin ...more

Dollar General Targets Further Expansion After Strong Quarter

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Dollar General has reported positive results for 3Q17. Consolidated sales increased 11.0% to USD5.90 billion while same-store growth was up 4.3%, driven by rises in store traffic and average basket size. During the quarter, Dollar General opened ...more

Walmart And Jet Strike Partnership With Recipe App Tasty

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Walmart will partner with BuzzFeed’s Tasty, the world’s largest social food network. This allows viewers of recipe videos within the Tasty app to click direct links for kitchen tools, bakeware and appliances shown in the video to purchase via ...more

Walmart Faces Supply Chain Challenges Following Influx Of Online Orders

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Earlier this week, Walmart revealed it has experienced delays in its distribution network resulting from a surge in online purchases during Thanksgiving week. The supply chain complexities have arisen in the wake of new ecommerce capabilities ...more

JD.com Forges New Alliance To Tap US Start-Up Expertise

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Ecommerce giant JD.com is broadening its presence in Silicon Valley via a collaboration with accelerator firm Plug and Play. The alliance is intended to seek out and work with promising US start-ups. JD.com will share technologies, including AI, ...more

Family Mart UNY To Convert 100 Uny Stores To Don Quijote Outlets

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

FamilyMart UNY will convert about half of its UNY superstores into discount retail outlets operated by its business partner Don Quijote. FamilyMart UNY aims to attract new shopper segments, utilising know-how from Don Quijote outlets, which are ...more

Sheetz Joins With Alexa For Convenience Ordering

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Sheetz, the Pennsylvania-based convenience store retailer, has created a new skill for Alexa - Amazon's interactive, voice-activated personal assistant. Customers who have a Sheetz online ordering account and an Alexa-enabled device can now use ...more

Rewe To End Temma Organic Chain Experiment

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Germany’s Rewe has called time on its Temma organic chain after eight years. In that time, the network has amount to nine stores in Germany’s larger cities. The small-format outlets offered a premium experience with an emphasis on organic and ...more

Lazada Becomes Apple Online Reseller For Southeast Asia

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Alibaba-owned Lazada has become an authorised online reseller of the Apple products. From 8 December, online shoppers in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore can purchase Apple products via an online portal on Southeast Asia’s ...more

Spar International Hails Strong First-Year Expansion In Thailand

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

SPAR Thailand now operates 26 SPAR stores, with 18 opened between October 2016 and mid-2017. The remaining eight were opened in the second half of this year. 24 of the stores currently trading are SPAR petrol forecourt locations, five of which ...more

Amazon Japan Adds Gaming To Its Prime Services

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Amazon Japan is offering livestreaming of game sessions to members of its Prime subscription service Friday. It expects the growing popularity of video games as a spectator sport to drive more traffic to its online shopping website. The Twitch ...more

Hema Returns To Profit On The Back Of International Expansion

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Netherlands-based variety specialist HEMA posted a profit of EUR4.6 million for Q3. It is the first time since 2012 that the retailer has seen profit, says CEO Tjeerd Jegen. Last year a loss of EUR1.6 million was booked in the third quarter. ...more

Conn's Improves Its Profit Outlook Despite Q3 Comp Slip

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Conn's announced its financial results for the third quarter ended 31 October 2017. Total retail revenues were USD291.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 compared to USD308.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, a ...more

Discount Channel 3Q17 Update: Prioritizing Store Expansion in Rural America

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

RNG's analysis of the results of the Discount Channel, including drivers, forecasts, and initiatives.

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