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Harrods - London, United Kingdom - Sep 2018

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

Harrods, the luxury department store, has continuously enhanced its food offering through high quality counters, including a Patisserie, Bakery, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, and features a variety of exotic fresh fruits that are difficult to find elsewhere. Additionally, the department store has added a section dedicated to a limited assortment of household, personal care and snack items, resembling a small supermarket and demonstrating Harrods’ efforts to make the food hall a place where people come in for some of their weekly shopping. Other elements include an area where shoppers can build their own customized tea and an area where shoppers can witness the coffee making, all of which aim to enhance the store’s experiential feel. In September, Harrods had already introduced its Christmas gift assortment.

Metro - Lima, Peru - Oct 2018

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

This Metro store in downtown Lima includes a variety of services at the entrance, including a Mi Farma-branded pharmacy, a LATAM airlines desk, ATM services and more. In the store, there are distinct departments dedicated to baby products, wine and spirits, and pet, while fresh is located towards the back of the store with signage indicating product origin and farming processes. The store has a good mix of national and private label brands with multiple promotions linked to the retailer’s loyalty program and signage showcasing new products on the shelf. There were also Halloween-related products, such as pumpkins, and decorations recognizing the season, while impulse products at the front end were personal care, laundry, few confectionery, and some specialized items.

Guardian - Singapore, Singapore - Jun 2018

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

Guardian, Singapore’s largest health & beauty chain, opened a small store inside the Marina Bay Sands mall, which is well-lit and has an abundance of product guidance signage. The store includes a pharmacy and offers various promotions on all categories, including vitamins, personal care and beauty products. At the front of the store, shoppers will find a small assortment of snacks and beverages, as well as signage for the Ramadan season.

Mifarma - Lima, Peru - Oct 2018

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

This tiny Mifarma store has the majority of products behind the counter, with a selection of more premium beauty products merchandised separately on the side. Shoppers will find multiple product promotions, while the store carries a mix of OTC, medicines, personal care and beauty products.

Amazon Pop-up - London, United Kingdom - Oct 2018

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

Amazon opened a Fashion pop-up in London for 5 days, which showcased some of the apparel and athleisure products the retailer carries, including a mix of its own labels and brands, such as Calvin Klein and New Look. Shoppers could try out products and purchase them in the store or scan labels using the Amazon app to purchase them online and have them delivered. In the evenings, Amazon hosted a variety of free events, including yoga classes, music performances, styling workshops and beauty forums. The assortment changed every 2 days with Amazon aiming to gather insights on apparel ranges and pricing, as well as test yet another physical store experience.

Alibaba sets new Singles’ Day sales record

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Alibaba has smashed the previous sales record at its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival (Singles’ Day) with USD30.8 billion, a 22% increase (27% in RMB) from 2017. ...more

Carrefour Brazil acquires digital content platform e-Midia

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Carrefour Brazil has acquired e-Midia, a foodtech company focused on digital content that operates the websites Cyber Cook, Vila Mulher, and Mais Equilíbrio.


Amazon India continues to invest in Amazon Pay

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Amazon India continues to pump capital into Amazon Pay, adding INR2.20 billion (USD32.5 million) in the latest infusion just a month after it injected INR5.90 billion (USD87.3 million) into its payments arm. Digital transactions accounted for 75% ...more

AS Watson to accelerate digital transformation with tech partnerships

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Hong Kong-based health & beauty operator AS Watson will pursue longer-term partnerships instead of short-term client-vendor relationships with the likes of SAP, Oracle, Infosys, Microsoft, NCR and Diebold Nixdorf, the retailer stated as it kicked ...more

E.Leclerc launches ecommerce for Spanish hypermarket

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

E.Leclerc has launched an online shopping website for its hypermarket in Pamplona, with the aim of extending the service to the rest of the stores in Spain in the coming months. The new online service will sell fresh, dry and non-food ...more

Carrefour Poland marketplace offers free delivery on non-food range

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

From 30 November, shoppers will be able to use a free delivery option on 20,000 SKUs across various non-food products being promoted on Carrefour's Polish marketplace.


Ahold Delhaize’s Giant Food to acquire 5 Shop ‘N Save stores

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Ahold Delhaize US' banner Giant Food has entered into an agreement with Supervalu, a newly acquired subsidiary of United Natural Foods, to acquire five corporately owned Shop ‘n Save locations.


Eurocash records a 9% sales increase for 9M 2018

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Revenues of Eurocash Group for the nine months of 2018 exceeded PLN17 billion (USD4.6 billion) up by 9% compared to the same period last year. The retailer primarily attributes this to the development of small format stores.


Schnucks kicks off curbside pickup

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Building on its online grocery delivery program, Schnuck Markets has introduced curbside pickup at four stores in the St. Louis market. The click and collect service is an expansion of its ‘Schnucks Delivers’ home delivery partnership with ...more

Casey's General Stores acquires Tri-Par Oil

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Casey’s General Stores has acquired Tri-Par Oil Co. for an undisclosed amount. By way of the acquisition, Casey's will convert seven of Tri-Pars' Qwik Stop convenience stores - in southeastern Wisconsin - to Casey's own brand. Casey’s currently ...more

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