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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Dollar General opened a new store at one of its acquired Walmart Express sites. At this store, Dollar General is testing its expanded assortment of perishables, including fresh groceries and additional coolers for fresh meat and dairy products
In partnership with a San Francisco-based startup called Lumoid, Best Buy has revealed plans to start advertising try-before-you-buy rentals on its website for cameras, audio equipment, and fitness trackers.
Ahold USA has tapped Nick Bertram, current SVP of merchandising, as the new Giant/Martin's president effective January 2018. Current President Tom Lenkevich, who has held the role since 2014, will retire at the end of the year.
Kroger and Fresh Encounter have agreed to purchase 26 of Marsh Supermarkets' 44 remaining stores. Marsh is selling off the stores after closing 19 stores in May while filing to reorganize under the protection of bankruptcy.
Instacart is expanding its partnership with Publix rolling out its delivery service to the rest of the store network including expanding into Alabama and Virginia.
Target has reopened 8 stores in the Dallas-Forth Worth area as part of its $220 million investment to remodel 28 existing stores in the area.
Carrefour presented its prototype for a connected shopping cart at the Vivatech conference in Paris, France last week after a few months of testing.
Tesco has reported a 1.0% increase in 1Q17, representing a sixth consecutive quarter of positive growth. In the UK, comparable sales increased by 2.3% driven by 2.7% like-for-like sales growth in food, with a particularly strong growth in fresh [...more]
Ikea is partnering with Swedish fragrance brand Byredo to launch a scent collection.
L'Oréal's makeup chain NYX is set to open 2 new stores in Barcelona and Zaragoza, Spain this year, bringing the store count in the market to 15.
Costco will intensify its screening process chemicals of “regulatory and social concern” for several categories.
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.
This is one of the first ten stores that Lidl opened in the US. The store features various departments including fresh produce, bakery, alcohol, and a "Lidl Surprises" section featuring a rotation of deals on various items. The store also carries essential household items, florals, and an organic section.
IKEA is now offering select IKEA products through Amazon, marking the first time IKEA has branched out to offer its products through a third-party retailer. Most of the items are available on Amazon Prime and include lamps, cosmetic products, its [...more]
Walmart announced it will officially acquire the men's clothing retailer Bonobos. The deal, which was first rumored in April, will be a $310 million cash deal.
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