Retail stores are under threat, with both the rate of new store openings and the average size of stores in decline. This is compounded by stagnant sales growth through existing stores. Radical reinvention ...more
RNG is constantly tracking the newest and most innovative store formats and developments from ...more
In our inaugural Global STEIP annual report for 2017, we share our view of the future retail ...more
With Back-to-School being the second highest season in retail spending, Planet Retail RNG looks ...more
Spar India’s new digital kiosk for simple and fast ordering is a first-of-its-kind in the country. The innovative retail solution allows employees of the Tech Park to shop for all their daily grocery needs on their office campus.
Off-price apparel specialist Ross Stores has brought its 2017 growth programme to a close with the opening of 30 Ross Dress for Less and 22 dd's DISCOUNTS outlets in 22 US states during September and October.
Europe’s largest retailer, France-based Carrefour, has introduced its own mobile wallet dubbed CarrefourPay in China by joining hands with UnionPay, a bankcard provider, to build a mobile payment ecosphere. Carrefour can use Big Data gathered by ...more
Singapore Post said on Monday it was finalising details with Southeast Asian e-commerce player Lazada, majority owned by China's Alibaba Group Holding, and Singaporean property developer CapitaLand to bring 'click and collect' services to the ...more
The US Patent Office recently granted Amazon a patent for roving drones that can latch onto electric vehicles (EVs) and extend their range with an infusion of energy. The tech has the potential to solve several persistent problems in the electric ...more
Luxury group LVMH has reported continued sales with a 12% increase in third-quarter sales that beat analyst expectations. During the third quarter, all LVMH divisions recorded double-digit revenue growth with the exception of wines and spirits, ...more
Data solutions provider dunnhumby has announced a new agreement with the retailer, introducing a service called Connect Media. A first on the Polish market, the new service offers 360° view of data analytics for brands in Tesco outlets.
Home furnishings retailer IKEA has launched a range of online-to-offline initiatives. As part of a broad transformation, catering to changing consumer habits, IKEA has launched trial store formats such as smaller city centre stores, order and ...more
Ahead of China’s 11:11 shopping festival, JD.com has officially launched its luxury brand marketplace. The Toplife portal will showcase high-end brands like La Perla, Emporio Armani and LVMH. Categories given prominence include fashion, H&B, ...more
Planet Retail RNG analysis of Costco's most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives.
Local media reports indicate that the 72-strong FamilyMart convenience chain in the The Philippines is being offered to prospective buyers. Since 2012, the Japanese banner has been active in the archipelago via a joint venture with Rustan SSI and ...more
Spanish grocery co-operative Eroski delivered EUR3.2 million in revenues for H1 2017. This figure represented a gain of 10.5% versus the equivalent period last year. Parent company, Eroski S Coop, reported profit of EUR9.8 million, up 11% YoY.
Magazine Luiza has entered into yet another line of business. The company is launching its online marketplace after buying start-up Integra earlier this year. The new portal offers products for haircare, personal hygiene, body care, clothes care, ...more
UAE-based LuLu Group has entered into an exclusive franchise agreement with US-based, Toys "R" Us to launch the latter in Bangalore, India. LuLu will be operating two banners in the country, namely Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us. The store is ...more
Zalando has collaborated with the Google team in Germany to create a service that allows users to find the perfect gift through a conversation with a chatbot. Nicolas Borg, VP Strategy at Zalando, said: "The collaboration with Google allows us to ...more
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We track the latest and most innovative retail developments and topics that promise to impact your future business. From new store prototypes and technology breakthroughs to perspective on the shifting retail landscape, this is your stop for what we believe to be the most transformational topics that you need to be preparing for.