RNG is constantly tracking the newest and most innovative store formats and developments from around the world. From novel store initiatives to new banners and digital innovations, we are always seeking the [...more]
Chinese online giant Alibaba Group has recently been proudly showcasing its Hema supermarket [...more]
As retail looks to keep pace with consumer expectations, Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) are [...more]
Written using input from our global team and Planet RetailNetGroup's STEIP methodology, this [...more]
In Japan, Aeon is looking to roll out existing trials of ‘senior-friendly’ hypermarkets. This is an attempt to capture an increased share of a growing consumer segment and boost flagging sales. Aeon's General Merchandise Store division, which [...more]
Aldi’s US division revealed yesterday it is to partner with intermediary Instacart to trial grocery home delivery in three cities. The pilot will begin at the end of the month in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas.
Seven-Eleven Japan is working with Toyota Motor on a sustainable truck fleet. The hydrogen-powered trucks will deliver from DCs to the 20,000 7-Eleven outlets in the market. The companies plan to begin testing from 2019. SEJ has about 5,800 [...more]
KFC Korea, the local operation of American fried chicken brand KFC that was acquired by farming chemical conglomerate KG Group earlier this year, is set to more than double the number of outlets in South Korea over the next six years. [...more]
CRA generated turnover of HKD2.34 billion, 3.4% higher than the same period in 2015, which was mainly attributed to higher comparable store sales despite tough market conditions.
Auchan’s Chinese partner Sun Art Retail saw H1 same-store sales dip by 0.9% from 0.3% a year ago. Profit was up to CNY1.76 billion from CNY1.43 billion in H1 2016. This largely stemmed from income from unused prepaid cards.
Chinese e-tailer JD.com is teaming with the country’s leading search engine. The agreement will see the partners develop marketing strategies to increase conversion rates. Mobile Baidu will give JD.com “first-level” access points to the millions [...more]
Lojas Americanas reported a net profit of BRL62.7 million in the second quarter of this year, up 23.9% from the same period last year. In the first half of 2017, the company’s net revenue was of BRL4.8 billion, an increase of 5.1% in relation to [...more]
Beauty specialist Sephora has launched a new platform called the Beauty Insider Community. This is designed to drive communication between the brand’s fans. The platform is now live on Sephora’s app and website. Additional features will be added [...more]
Having steered the business through a headline M&A, PetSmart CEO Michael J Massey is to exit the specialty pet retailer. Massey has led the company for two years. He joined after the business went private following a buyout by BC Partners. His [...more]
Ongoing logistics investments meant JD.com swung to a loss in Q2 2017. China’s #2 ranked online giant posted a CNY496 million (USD71.9 million) revenue shortfall for the period. This wiped out the CNY239 million profit it delivered in Q1, and was [...more]
Target has agreed to acquire Grand Junction, a transportation technology company. The purchase is designed to improve and extend the retailer’s delivery capabilities. San Francisco-based Grand Junction operates a software platform used by [...more]
Southeastern Grocers Interim CEO and president Anthony Hucker has been appointed to the position permanently, effective immediately.
JC Penney’s reported results today were worse than expected, sending the retailer’s stock plummeting.
Walmart-owned Asda in the UK has commissioned a review of over 3000 staff roles at 18 stores in an effort to streamline operations.
Sephora Studio - Boston, Masschuetts - August 2017
Walmart Neighborhood Market - Collinsville, Illinois - Aug 2017
Mercadona - Valencia, Spain - Jul 2017
Tesco Express - London, United Kingdom - Jul 2017
Sainsbury's - London, United Kingdom - Jul 2017
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