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Kroger is rolling out its new fashion brand, Dip, this week to 300 Fred Meyer and marketplace format stores across the US. The new fashion line includes clothing for men, women, juniors, kids and babies, with more than 80% of the goods priced at ...more
Lidl UK is to build its seventeenth distribution centre in Leeds, UK. The 600,000 sq ft centre is a part of Lidl’s GBP1.45 bn expansion plan in the UK. This will be Lidl’s eighth new distribution centre in the last two years.
Ahold Delhaize's US online grocery arm Peapod will be the grocery retail launching pad for Meats by Linz, a leading Chicagoland steak provider and purveyor of fine meats. Customers in Chicago will have access to a Virtual Butcher Shop, the first ...more
South Korean retailer GS Retail has opened a smart convenience store powered by facial-recognition technology. The store will serve as a test bed for its automated retail systems. Facial recognition will be used for payments and door operation, ...more
Amazon is doubling down on its Alexa-powered devices, with plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year, CNBC has learned. The devices include, among others, a microwave oven, an amplifier, a ...more
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Poland’s discount chain Beidronka has begun to accept mobile payments via Blik across its network in the country. Blik is a mobile payment system, created by Polski Standard Płatności (Polish Payment Standard). It enables users to pay in shops, ...more
Carrefour Oman, operated by Majid al Futtaim Retail, has launched MyCLUB, a digital rewards programme. MyCLUB is a fully digital, cloud-based rewards programme, where registered customers can collect points when buying participating brands across ...more
Aeropostale is in expansion mode throughout the Latin American region. In Mexico, Aéropostale, which operates with Grimatex, has set the goal to open 50 stores by 2022. The openings of Aéropostale in Paraguay are part of its expansion plan in ...more
Future Group is ramping up its food and grocery supply chain, as this segment is set to be a battleground for global retailers such as Walmart and Amazon in India. The retailer plans to invest USD80-110 million in the next four years to create a ...more
Starbucks is expanding delivery options through a new partnership with Uber Eats. The coffee giant is in the initial stages of a delivery program that involves more than 100 stores in the Miami area.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is sharing its big data analysis capabilities with offline retailers through a new 'Retail as a Service' platform.
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Home furnishing retailer Crate and Barrel will open a full-service restaurant in its store at Oakbrook Center, Illinois next spring. The restaurant planned for Crate & Barrel is a partnership between the retailer and Chicago’s Cornerstone ...more
Publix plans to open a GreenWise Market store - its revamped organic and natural foods store concept - in Marietta, Ga., near Atlanta, with the opening date still to be determined.
Staples will acquire Essendant - a top-tier distributor that sells office and industrial products to thousands of wholesalers and resellers and also drop-ships for retailers - for a deal of total value USD996 million.
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