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Best Buy - Los Angeles, California - Nov 2017

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Best Buy surprisingly used red signage for ‘Savings’ on major items throughout the store on Black Friday, but only distinctly promoted Black Friday deals and free delivery in the large appliances section that included refrigerators, washing machines etc. A wide range of TVs were merchandised at all areas of the store, including in the middle of key store traffic areas.

Walmart Supercenter - Mobile, Alabama - Dec 2017

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Walmart started trialing new digital services in this Alabama Supercenter, including ModiFace, a device that enables customers to digitally test makeup before buying it, as well as its widely rolled-out, automated pickup kiosk. As described in our Store of the Future report, retailers are adding a variety of new digital capabilities to make the store experience superior to online shopping and better engage with shoppers. This technology also reduces tester products provided by suppliers, which effectively cuts costs. This store merchandises a large selection of Holiday items, signage that points to gift ideas, and standalone seasonal displays that are primarily brand-led.

Macy's - New York, New York - Dec 2017

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

For this Holiday season, Macy’s required that customers book appointments online to visit Santa at its Herald Square store, although previously it held a first come, first serve policy. The location featured ‘Santaland’, a dedicated space for the appointments, and its traditionally intricate Holiday store displays.

Pizza Hut Testing Beer & Wine Delivery In Selected US Cities

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Pizza Hut said that it will start testing beer and wine delivery in certain cities. The service will debut in Phoenix, Arizona with six-packs of Anheuser-Busch brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light and Shock Top and Kilt Lifter, which is made by ...more

Williams-Sonoma Debuts Range Of Ecommerce Sites In Canada

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Williams-Sonoma has launched four new ecommerce sites for Canadian customers. William Sonoma currently has 24 bricks and mortar stores in Canada. Now it will provide the market with a product assortment through company-owned and operated ...more

Carrefour Opens First Mini-Mall In Cameroon

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

French retailer Carrefour’s local partnership with West African franchisee CFAO Retail has taken another step with the opening of a Carrefour Market centre in Douala, Cameroon. The debut comes two years after CFAO opened the first PlaYce shopping ...more

Amazon Monthly Briefing: December (Webinar)

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Each month, we recap Amazon's latest global developments and their broader strategic significance for the retail and FMCG community. We explore best practice example of retailers combating the Amazon effect.

Walmart Plans to Take its India Store Count to 70 Next Year

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Walmart in India has secured 20 new sites, where it plans to open stores next year.

Lawson Introducing Unstaffed Late-Night C-stores

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Lawson has announced plans to begin testing unmanned late night checkout counters at some of its stores, in an effort to tackle the labour shortage. 

Target Speeds up Instore Payment with New App Function

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Target has added a mobile payment feature to its app, allowing for faster instore checkout through contactless technology. In addition, Target’s wallet combines digital savings via its Cartwheel offers and weekly ad coupons with its 5% REDcard ...more

Kroger Closes Main & Vine Concept after Less than Two Years

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Kroger is set to close its single Main & Vine store in Gig Harbour, Washington. The store, first launched in February, 2016, has served as a proving ground for initiatives and innovations to bring into other stores.


US Grocery 4Q17 Update: Fulfillment Remains a Top Priority

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

RNG analysis of the US grocery channel's most recent results with drivers, forecast, and initiatives.

Ulta Beauty Sees Same-Store Growth Slow Despite Impressive Q3

Monday, Dec 4, 2017

Ulta Beauty has delivered another strong quarterly profit and revenue, despite a slowdown in same-store sales. Net income increased 19.5% to USD104.6 million during the quarter, compared to USD87.6 million in the year-ago period. 

Big Lots Comps Up as Store Renewals Find Favour with Shoppers

Monday, Dec 4, 2017

Big Lots has topped expectations with its Q3 earnings and raised its full-year forecast as a result. Earnings came at USD4.4 million, up from USD1.3 million for the same quarter in 2016. 

SPAR to Build New Manufacturing Plant in Hungary

Monday, Dec 4, 2017

SPAR is preprring to build a new manufacturing plant in the town of Üllő in Hungary. The build will require an investment of HUF1.2 billion (EUR3.8 million), including HUF250 million (EUR800.000) spent on technology and equipment.

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