In our annual Holiday Recap report, we analyze seasonal shopping trends in the US, including estimated gift spend, the impact of Cyber Five days, and the prevalence of last-minute purchases. We scour some ...more
Our Ecommerce Sites of the Month reports analyse different ways retailers are building website ...more
Our new Household & Petcare Sector Report captures the latest developments from ...more
Already the world’s sixth-largest ecommerce market, France is due to double ecommerce GMV sales ...more
Decathlon is a France-based sporting goods retailer and recently opened its first US lab store in San Francisco. The store primarily sells private label products at affordable prices.
Alibaba’s used-goods marketplace, Idle Fish, has opened registration for a new premium channel that allows brands to operate their own official stores on its website. Overseeing their own storefronts, brands can cash in on their idle assets — ...more
Beginning 1 January, Chinese social ecommerce platform Pinduoduo has imposed new regulations on sellers to reduce the number of counterfeit goods on its site. The new system will incorporate ongoing evaluations of seller performance, using user ...more
Suning intends to open 730 new stores in Beijing in 2019, with 500 new Suning Xiaodian and 100 new Suning Retail Cloud stores part of the plans. Further expansion of its Redbaby mother and baby centers will see 500 retail outlets gain the ...more
Leclerc has announced it is reducing the price of some 4,600 Marque Repère private label SKUs, and that it will maintain this decline throughout 2019. Marque Repère is Leclerc's main private label brand.
Ahold Delhaize announced that its US banner Stop & Shop has agreed to acquire rival King Kullen Grocery Co. as part of the brand’s continued expansion. The agreement includes King Kullen’s 32 supermarkets, five Wild by Nature stores and the use ...more
Amazon continues to invest deeper in furniture. The latest example is a new “Showroom” tool that lets customers visualize various couches and other furnishings, including those sold by Amazon’s private label brands. The new Showroom feature is ...more
Marks & Spencer (M&S), currently in the midst of a major transformation, has hired ex-Tesco Clubcard chief Andrew Mann as the new head of insight and customer loyalty.
Macy’s-owned Bloomingdale’s Manhattan flagship recently launched its “Carousel @ Bloomingdale’s” pop-up shop to give customers a uniquely curated retail experience, where two floor-to-ceiling video walls immerse shoppers in a thematic visual ...more
Dutch supermarket Plus has achieved a turnover of EUR2.47 billion in 2018, an increase of 3.8%. This marks the fifth consecutive year the retailer has grown faster than the overall market.
Lowe’s plans to hire more than 65,000 associates in 2019.
Publix is acquiring the leases for two Western Market stores from Birmingham, Ala.-based Western Supermarkets, which is discontinuing operations.
Bestway has appointed Andy Cresswell as chief retail officer of Bestway Retail, which includes former Conviviality brands Bargain Booze, Wine Rack and Central Convenience.
JD.com has launched two autonomous delivery stations in the cities of Changsha and ...more
In the US, Amazon-owned Whole Foods has launched a digital product catalogue that helps users find items aligned to their dietary needs faster, ...more
Decathlon - San Francisco, California - Jan 2019
365 by Whole Foods Market - Decatur, Georgia - Jan 2019
Hy-Vee Fresh & Fast - Davenport, Iowa - Jan 2019
Walmart - Florida City, Florida - Jan 2019
Walgreens - Florence, Kentucky - Dec 2018
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