Walmart Pickup discount is proving less effective than intended due to Amazon's aggressive price-matching algorithm. RNG examined the prices of 20 SKUs eligible for Walmart’s Pickup [...more]
Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion after previously exploring and abandoning the [...more]
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As Lidl prepares for market entry on June 15th, Planet Retail RNG previews the launch [...more]
Flipkart has launched its first private label fashion label line Divastri, focusing on women's ethnic wear. The company has stated fashion accounts for over 60% of all units sold on its platform and nearly half of the products are in the ethnic [...more]
Sephora has opened two tech-focused flagship stores in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
Alibaba's cloud computing business, Aliyun, will be opening cloud data centers in India and Indonesia during the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. In addition to a recently announced data center in Malaysia, Aliyun will have 17 [...more]
South Korean retail conglomerate Shinsegae Group has announced that it will launch beauty and fashion stores on Alibaba's Tmall Global platform. Shinsegae plans to gradually add other product lines including children's goods and home appliances [...more]
Amazon will soon have a new perk for Prime members known as Amazon Prime Wardrobe. The program will allow Prime members to pick at least three items from Amazon Fashion, and have them shipped to their homes where they can try them on before [...more]
RNG analysis of the US grocery channel's most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives.
Shoppers can now buy products on Instagram using Amazon's payments platform. Amazon has partnered with a clothing retailer, Moda Operandi, to integrate Amazon Pay into Moda's Instagram posts. The payment method is not directly embedded within the [...more]
A recent report indicates that Amazon's Alexa-powered smart speakers continue to dominate the market. According to the report, as of May 2017 Amazon's devices had 40.7% market share, followed by Sonos at 15.1%, and the Google Home at 3.2%.
Estonia is the first country in the EU to officially allow food-carrying robots to operate on sidewalks, based on a 86-0 vote from the country's parliament.
Shiseido Americas announced that its bareMinerals brand is introducing a new app that will allow users to create and purchase customized foundations.
John Lewis is renovating its Nottingham, UK flagship department store with a 2 million GBP ($2.5 million USD) investment that will included updated fixtures and displays, new lighting and flooring, and a revamped beauty department expanded by [...more]
This is one of the first ten stores that Lidl opened in the US. The store features various departments including fresh produce, meat, bakery, alcohol, and a "Lidl Surprises" section featuring a rotation of deals on various items. Lidl promotes its fresh grocery items with its " Fresh 5" promotion and offers free samples of its food items. The store also carries essential household items, florals, and an organic section.
Tesco has reported total comparable sales growth of 1.0% during its first quarter, as well as 2.3% growth in UK comparable sales driven by 2.7% comps growth in food.
Online apparel retailer Rue La La is partnering with Allure magazine to create a series of beauty boxes filled with products curated by Allure's beauty experts and Rue La La's beauty buyers.
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