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Spar International India Introduces New Digital Kiosk

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

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. 

Ross Stores Completes Last Stage of Aggressive Expansion Plan

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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.

Carrefour Teams With Unionpay For Chinese Digital Wallet

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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

Lazada and Singapore Post Collaborate on O2O Shopping Mall

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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

Amazon Acquires Patent For Drones That Can Charge EVs

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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

LVMH Organic Revenue Growth Beats Analyst Expectations

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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

Tesco Brings Dunnhumby Analytics To Its Polish Operations

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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.

IKEA Launches O2O Initiatives To Secure New Growth Avenues

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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

JD.Com Launches New Luxury Platform Called Toplife

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

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

Costco 4Q17 Update: Expanding Fulfillment Capabilities with Greater Instacart Rollout

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

Planet Retail RNG analysis of Costco's most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives.

FamilyMart Philippines Business Is Reportedly Up For Sale

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

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

Eroski Consolidates Profit Gains With Strong H1

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

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 Launches Online Marketplace

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

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

Lulu Group Brings Toys “R” Us To India

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

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 To Launch Gift Guide Chatbot With Google

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

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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