In our annual Holiday Recap report, we analyze seasonal shopping trends in the US, including estimated gift spend, the impact of Cyber Five days, and the prevalence of last-minute purchases. We scour some ...more
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Already the world’s sixth-largest ecommerce market, France is due to double ecommerce GMV sales ...more
Sainsbury's has seen sales fall over Christmas in its third quarter after non-food trading was hit by consumer caution. Like-for-like retail sales, which exclude sales from new stores, fell by 1.1% across the Christmas period. General merchandise ...more
Swiss supermarket chain Coop is refusing to stock products from CPG giant Mars in a dispute over prices. The retailer is part of a European buying consortium whose other members will also boycott Mars, Twix and Bounty ...more
Dia has ordered Santander and BBVA to search for a buyer for its Clarel drugstore business. Dia aims to achieve a selling price in the region of EUR200 million. This divestment, as well as that of its Max Descuente cash & carry banner, will be ...more
A bankruptcy judge decided on 8 January to give Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert another chance to buy the retailer out of bankruptcy and save roughly 50,000 jobs. Sears Holdings had planned to reject Lampert's bid to save the 126-year-old company, ...more
Walgreens is equipping store associates with mobile devices to streamline front- and back-end activities.
Continuing to invest in digital platforms to reach its customers and the HoReCa channel, Makro Portugal has launched an online store called mShop for business clients. mShop will be available in all regions where Makro's ten stores are located in ...more
Pushing ahead with its expansion, Sprouts Farmers Market plans to open nine new stores in the second quarter of 2019. The fresh, natural and organic grocer said that the openings will bring its stores into three new states: Louisiana, New Jersey ...more
Chinese search engine giant Baidu will soon see its driverless technology used in Arizona, US for the likes of Walmart. Udelv, a California-based autonomous delivery startup, announced that it has built a self-driving operation system using ...more
Ahold Delhaize has announced the appointed Farhan Siddiqi as Chief Digital Officer and member of the Executive Committee, effective 28 January 2019. Farhan joins from McDonald’s where he most recently served as Chief Digital Officer and led the ...more
Zalando has launched a postponed payment option in Italy. Lorenzo Pretti, head of commercial strategy for Southern Europe, commented, “We are enthusiastic of being able to offer a level of convenience never seen before from the Italian consumers ...more
UK grocer Morrisons has detailed its Christmas 2018 performance for the 9 weeks ended on 6 January 2019. Total sales excluding fuel increased by 4% and including fuel increased by 3.8%. Like-for-like sales excluding fuel increased by ...more
Alibaba’s Tmall is considering using its data insights for new product launches and expects to provide support for 100 new products with annual transactions of CNY100 million (USD14.7 million) this year.
Ocado has introduced a ‘palm oil-free aisle’ to its website, allowing customers to browse more than 5,000 palm oil-free products with the click of a button. The initiative follows a 28% increase in online searches for palm oil-free products in ...more
Carrefour aims to continue its expansion in the organic market. According to internal sources, Carrefour plans to open 120 Carrefour bio stores by 2022 (currently 20).
Walmart has kicked off its biggest national marketing campaign for its Grocery Pickup service to showcase the ease, speed, and convenience of the service.
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