Third party marketplaces dominate the global ecommerce landscape. These large platforms like Amazon, Tmall, JD.com, and Walmart.com create tremendous retail transaction volume by hosting the listings of ...more
Future Retail Disruption: US STEIP 2018 takes a close look at the key drivers of change in ...more
Southeast Asian ecommerce is entering a key developmental phase. Regional and international ...more
PlanetRetail RNG is constantly tracking the newest and most innovative store ...more
Starbucks has entered into an agreement with SouthRock a leading multi-brand restaurant operator in Brazil to fully license Starbucks retail operations in the country. The agreement provides SouthRock the rights to develop and operate Starbucks ...more
Indian e-grocer BigBasket is planning to roll out street-level grocery vending kiosks offering CPG and other daily essentials. The kiosks will be sited in high traffic areas, such as around office blocks or residential apartments. BigBasket has ...more
Carrefour’s Brazilian arm is planning to aggressively expand its store network, potentially via acquisitions and partnerships. The company plans to open 20 wholesale stores in 2018, as well as 10 Carrefour Markets and 20 Carrefour Express ...more
Alibaba-owned Lazada has rolled out a new selling system to make doing business easier for its merchants. A key feature is Seller Rewards, a framework that recognises sellers for outstanding performance. Sellers with high ratings can enjoy ...more
Kroger is expanding its delivery options for online orders, by extending its partnership with on-demand delivery service Instacart. Kroger currently delivers from 872 stores across the country and has 1,091 curbside pickup locations. In 2018, it ...more
Aldi is expanding its partnership with Instacart and will roll out online ordering and home grocery delivery to residents across Chicago’s metropolitan area, Northwest Indiana and Rockford, Illinois. The service offers rapid delivery in under an ...more
Ahold Delhaize-operated Mega Image has opened a new concept store in Bucharest. the experience-centric store offers bright, spacious interiors and modern features within a historically significant setting. It features multiple concessions, ...more
The Beijing-based bike-sharing app has raised USD866 million in its latest funding round, led by Alibaba. The financing round was led by Alibaba, with other participants including Ant Financial, Haofeng Group, Tianhe Capital and Junli Capital.
Facebook’s C2C marketplace has launched in Hong Kong, allowing users to easily find, buy and sell goods locally. 550 million people buy and sell in groups on Facebook every month, according to the website. With the introduction of Marketplace, ...more
Alsea, an operator of QSR franchises and coffee shops in Latin America, plans to open 500 stores of the Domino's Pizza chain in Mexico, Colombia and Spain in the next five years.
Swedish home furnishings company Ikea, has announced the appointment of Peter Betzel as the new Chief Executive Officer for its India business.
Turkish discounter Migros Ticaret reported consolidated sales, including Kipa hypermarkets, amounted to TRL4.02 billion for Q4 2017.
US convenience retailer Casey’s General Stores failed to hit its comp sales target in Q3, with the metric edging up only 1.7% in the period.
Russian grocer Lenta plans to open about 20 new hypermarkets in 2018 as part of its organic expansion.
French multinational Auchan endured a tough year as it struggled to transform its business while managing a harsh competitive environment at home.
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