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Facebook chooses London for WhatsApp payments push

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Facebook intends to drive global expansion of mobile payments on WhatsApp from London, accelerating its efforts to make money off the popular messaging service. The social media giant has picked the UK as the center of that push because it ...more

Woolworths (AUS) flexes assortment at Metro convenience stores

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Woolworths (AUS) is experimenting with fresh seafood, organic meat and unpackaged vegetables at its smaller Metro convenience stores, to try and cater to local shoppers' tastes and their growing preference for buying food in smaller amounts more ...more

Ozon enables cross-border vendors to sell via its platform

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Russian online retailer Ozon has begun a pilot allowing sellers from China, Europe and the US to sell via its marketplace. A dedicated ‘Goods from Abroad’ section has been created on Ozon’s online platform to highlight several thousand products ...more

Office Depot sales decline 2% in Q1 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Office Depot has announced results for the first quarter ended 30 March 2019. Total revenue decreased by 2% to USD2.77 billion, which the office supply and services retailer attributed to disappointing sales in its product division, where sales ...more

McDonald’s scouts for a new partner in India

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The RP Sanjiv Goenka Group and Moon Beverages are said to be in talks to run McDonald’s operations in north and east India as a dispute between the US fast-food chain’s local unit and estranged partner Vikram Bakshi draws to a close.  ‘The search ...more

Alibaba intensifies push into global ecommerce

Thursday, May 9, 2019

China’s ecommerce leader, Alibaba, has revealed that AliExpress is enabling international vendors to sell on its platform. AliExpress is its ...more

Walmart mulls Asda sale after failed Sainsbury’s merger

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Walmart is exploring the possibility of exiting from Asda after the CMA blocked its merger with fellow UK big four grocer Sainsbury’s. The retailer is mulling a float or sale as private equity firms and other bidders circle. It is looking to exit ...more

Ahold Delhaize Q1 sales up 1.5%, driven by ecommerce

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Ahold Delhaize reported positive sales growth in Q1 2019 for the period ended 31 March 2019. Consolidated net sales increased by 1.5% to EUR15.9 billion, compared with EUR14.9 billion in the previous year. Online sales grew 20.7% to EUR761 ...more

ICA Gruppen to offer express delivery of prepared food

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Sweden’s leading grocer ICA has joined other European retailers like Ahold Delhaize in adding an express prepared meal solution to its offer. Around 15 stores will be involved in the first-stage roll-out to be launched this autumn. Shoppers will ...more

Jerónimo Martins trials deli service in select Biedronka stores

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In a break from its standard store model, Polish discounter and market leader Biedronka has introduced its first serviced counters for meat, sausages, and cheese. A recent opening under the Biedronka 2.0 concept in Myslowice, southern Poland, ...more

Colruyt pilots home delivery in Brussels

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Colruyt has started home deliveries with its Collect&Go service in five Brussels communes under a pilot project that will continue until autumn. Home deliveries cost EUR9.90, plus the standard service fee of EUR5.50 for preparing the purchases, ...more

Target to offer same-day delivery of alcohol

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Online delivery service provider Shipt, which is owned by Target, has announced that it will soon start delivering beer and wine from Target to local customers' doorsteps. Shipt also delivers for Hy-Vee, CVS and other stores in Lincoln, but ...more

Kroger stores test new Home Chef meal kits

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Following up a broader retail rollout earlier this year, Kroger is adding several new convenience-focused choices to its Home Chef meal kit lineup.

Home Chef plans to test oven-ready, heat-and-eat and lunch kit meals at 68 Kroger stores, ...more

Walmart US names global food safety VP

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Land O’Lakes executive Sara Mortimore has joined Walmart as Vice President of global food safety compliance. Walmart said Mortimore is slated to start in the post on 13 May 2019. In the role, she will lead the retailer’s global food safety ...more

Co-op UK appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Co-op UK has hired Shirine Khoury-Haq to take on the role of Chief Financial Officer. Shirine Khoury-Haq replaces Ian Ellis who announced his retirement last year. A certified accountant, Khoury-Haq was most recently Chief Operating Officer for ...more

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