RNG is constantly tracking the newest and most innovative store formats and developments from around the world. From novel store initiatives to new banners and digital innovations, we are always seeking the [...more]
Chinese online giant Alibaba Group has recently been proudly showcasing its Hema supermarket [...more]
As retail looks to keep pace with consumer expectations, Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) are [...more]
Written using input from our global team and Planet RetailNetGroup's STEIP methodology, this [...more]
Canadian Tire's results for the period ended 1 July highlight an increase in retail revenue of CAD48.0, or 1.6% year-on-year. Excluding fuel, this amounts to a 0.8% increase for the period.
Department store operator Kohl's has announced financial results for the Q2 and H1 periods, highlighting smaller-than-expected quarterly sales decline at 0.4%.
Online wholesale club Boxed.com has launched a new, fresh grocery delivery service called Boxed Express, with a delivery window of as little as three hours. The service will initially be available in New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and Boston. [...more]
Amazon is reportedly exploring potential uses for a US military technology to produce prepared meals that do not require refrigeration.
The retailer's brand assets and digital content provider of choice, Kwikee, has opened a creative studio at Walmart's fulfilment center in Chino Hills, California. Kwikee is already a part of Walmart's Content Service Provider (CSP) programme, [...more]
Toys “R” Us has named a new head of its US retail division in Mark Johnson. Taking up the title of EVP US Marketplace Operations, Johnson will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. Johnson had been serving as interim EVP, Store [...more]
Tuesday 8 August, saw the inaugural Omni-Channel Shopping Festival hosted by Walmart and JD.com, which served to underscore the deepening partnership between the two organizations. Highlighting some key figures today, JD.com brought up female [...more]
Target is embarking on a new partnership with pet supplies subscription box provider Bark, whereby the latter's products will be sold at Target stores.
Hard on the heels of its US Gateway 17 event in Detroit in May, Alibaba is to host a similar event for Canadian suppliers and SMEs in Toronto on 25 September. Hosted by Chairman Jack Ma, the event will seek to encourage small-to medium sized [...more]
Japan-based convenience operator FamilyMart is to introduce vending machines in its stores, in the vein of other Japanese operators. The machines can house products at different storage temperatures and will sell a variety of products, including [...more]
The head of Denmark’s leading grocer Coop believes several of its banners may disappear in the near future. The Fakta, Kvickly and Superbrugsen are all allegedly on the chopping block, set to be merged under the Coop brand, according to CEO Peter [...more]
The plan by Australia’s Woolworths to sell off its forecourt business to BP is now being threatened by additional regulatory scrutiny. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) fears it may endanger price competition in the [...more]
Seven-Eleven Japan is addressing the country’s retail labour shortage by tempting mothers back to work. The convenience operator will open 8am-8pm nursery facilities above its stores. Two trials in Tokyo and Hiroshima will begin this autumn. The [...more]
Macy’s sales declined 5.4% in its Q2 period. The fall was attributed by the company to the closure of stores over the year-on-year period. Comp sales on an owned basis slipped 2.8%. Year-to-date sales were down 6.4% to USD10.89 billion from [...more]
RNG's analysis of CVS' most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives.
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