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]
Mercadona is a supermarket chain in Spain offering food items, personal care products, and household essentials. The store also carries alcohol and prepared food items such as sushi and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
One year on from its merger, Ahold Delhaize has today posted an impressive set of Q2 results. These suggest that the hoped-for synergies much discussed pre-merger are being achieved. In H1, the business delivered net synergies of EUR117 million [...more]
China’s Suning Commerce Group has signed a co-operation agreement with Australian grocery wholesaler Metcash. The deal will enable the latter to introduce more Australian and New Zealand products to Chinese consumers.
SM Investments, the owner of SM Retail in the Philippines, has reported financial results for H1 2017, highlighting net income growth of 9% to PHP16.6 billion. Excluding one-time items in 2016, recurring income increased 16% in the first six [...more]
Meijer and Spectrum Health will join forces to launch a line of co-branded over-the-counter products. The line will be available in 23 Meijer stores throughout a 13-county region. It will feature 22 common OTC products such as antibiotic oils, [...more]
Thai Beverage Public has announced an asset sale and purchase agreement with Yum Restaurants to acquire more than 240 existing and a number of developing KFC stores in Thailand.
Amazon has filed a patent for a land-based, mobile network that could act as both a roving warehouse to carry inventory and as a traveling maintenance shop for a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles.
QSR giant McDonald’s has ratified its franchise agreement with CITIC and Carlyle Group for its China and Hong Kong business. The new owners wasted no time in setting out what it calls its Vision 2020 strategy.
Walmart is launching a wider rollout of its Scan & Go mobile app, which is currently being tested in approximately 12 stores across Northwest Arkansas, Florida, Texas and Georgia. The chain is now rolling out the app for use in at least 10 [...more]
Office supplies specialist Office Depot saw sales slide again in its second quarter. Reported sales were USD2.4 billion versus USD2.6 billion in 2Q16, a 9% decline. Operating income came in at USD46 million with net income of USD24 million. Net [...more]
Home supplies specialist Lowe’s is to cut an undisclosed number of delivery roles in a further round of staff downsizing. The move comes as it shifts to a third party provider for its delivery needs. In the past year, almost 3,000 roles have been [...more]
Beauty subscription start-up Birchbox has discussed a possible sale with several retailers, including Walmart. Tech portal Recode cites multiple sources as saying talks have taken place between the parties. Both Walmart and Birchbox declined to [...more]
After merger plans collapsed in February due to shareholder’s veto, Steinhoff International now intends to leverage call options with shareholders of South African operator Shoprite. The proposed deal is valued at ZAR35.5 billion (USD2.75 [...more]
H-E-B will open the first drive-thru window for its True Texas BBQ chain of instore restaurants on 11 August, according to KSAT-TV, an ABC-affiliated television station in San Antonio.
CVS posted softer same-store sales for its 2Q17 period. However, overall revenues were up 4.5% on the back of stronger pharmacy segment sales and a strong showing by the CVS Caremark division. Pharmacy same-store sales slid 2.8%, with front-end [...more]
Sephora Studio - Boston, Masschuetts - August 2017
Walmart Neighborhood Market - Collinsville, Illinois - Aug 2017
Mercadona - Valencia, Spain - Jul 2017
Tesco Express - London, United Kingdom - Jul 2017
Sainsbury's - London, United Kingdom - Jul 2017
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