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Walmart Simplifies And Speeds Up Online Returns Via App Update

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

Walmart’s latest initiative is designed to make online returns faster for consumers. To make its online experience as seamless as possible, Walmart has added a new function to its mobile app. This enables shoppers to initiate a two-step returns ...more

Lidl Trials Collection Lockers In Belgian Stores

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

After Belgian logistics specialist bpost decided to open up its 150-strong locker network to all courier firms, Lidl has revealed it will trial three such systems in its local stores. The Cubee machines can be used for non-food and wine orders ...more

Lawson, Rakuten Join Forces For Convenience Drone Delivery Trial

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

Rakuten and Lawson revealed the two companies will begin a trial initiative combining mobile sales via dedicated vehicles and product deliveries using drones. The trial will operate from the Lawson's Minamisoma-Odaka Store and will launch on ...more

Dairy Farm Plans More 7-Eleven Singapore Openings Despite End Of Shell Partnership

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

The Singapore arm of convenience chain 7-Eleven intends to open up to 80 new stores by end-2018. The announcement comes after the news that all 56 7-Eleven sites located at Shell stations in the city state would close early next year. 7-Eleven ...more

Berli Jucker Growth Plans Involve Malaysian Hypermarkets

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

Thai retailer Berli Jucker (BJC) has ambitious overseas expansion plans, including taking its Big C big-box banner to Malaysia. President & CEO Asawin Techajareonvikul said the company was currently considering whether Malaysia or Vietnam should ...more

Alibaba Set To Trial ‘Smart’ Automated Gas Stations

Monday, Oct 9, 2017

Following on from automated smart stores. Alibaba now plans to leverage similar technologies to create gas stations. The e-tailer will soon construct a prototype unmanned gas station in its Hangzhou hometown, where vehicles will be fuelled by ...more

Yum! China Reports Q3 Results for 2017 and Announces new CEO

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Yum China Holdings reported unaudited results for the third quarter ended August 31, 2017. Same-store sales grew 6%, including growth of 7% at KFC & flat at Pizza Hut. Total system sales grew 10%, including growth of 11% at KFC and 7% at Pizza ...more

GNC Offloads LuckyVitamin Business

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

GNC has sold its LuckyVitamin business to TSG Consumer Partners, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector, and LuckyVitamin.com founder Sam Wolf. LuckyVitamin is a leading global ecommerce destination for ...more

Couche-Tard Plans To Keep Holiday Stationstores Banner

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Alimentation Couche-Tard plans to keep a well-known Midwest banner Holiday Stationstores banner intact even after transitioning its convenience stores to its global Circle K brand. Couche-Tard expects to continue using the Holiday brand and ...more

Kaufland Buys First Site in Australia

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Kaufland has made a step into the Australian market, by purchasing its first piece of real estate. The German hypermarket chain has purchased a landmark South Australian site for its first location in the market. 

Lawson Predicts Better Returns after Implementing Assortment Changes

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson is expecting 4% growth in net profit for its half-year to August, despite initial projections of a 7% decline. The uptick is attributed to strong private label sales, as well as lower costs for store ...more

Lidl Accelerates Spanish Expansion

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Off the back of its EUR350 million investment in the market in 2016, Lidl is now accelerating expansion in Spain.


UK Wholesalers Join Forces to Oppose Tesco-Booker deal

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Seven leading UK wholesalers have resolved to fight the proposed merger of Tesco and cash & carry chain Booker. The group have written to the Competition and Markets Authority, arguing that the deal would “harm suppliers, result in higher prices ...more

Costco Unveils Delivery Initiative after Strong Q4 Comp Gains

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

US warehouse club operator Costco saw overall company same-store sales rise 6.1% for its Q4 period. Fourth-quarter sales ex. fuel and currency rose 15.8% YoY to USD41.36 billion. FY sales were up 8.7% to USD126.17 billion.


Food Lion Rolls Out New Loyalty Program in North Carolina

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Food Lion has launched the “Shop and Earn MVP Customer Rewards Program” in Greensboro, North Carolina. As part of the program, rewards are automatically redeemed on the next shopping trip after they are earned.

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