Focusing on Rakuten, the biggest ecommerce retailer in Japan, and the 8th largest in the world, our latest Pureplay Retailer Report explores Rakuten’s unique marketplace characteristics, its top ...more
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Ahold Delhaize in the US has announced that its ecommerce engine, Peapod Digital Labs, will launch a new digital media servicecalled Peapod ...more
Lidl US has acquired 27 Best Market stores in New York and New Jersey and will convert them to the Lidl format beginning next year. The acquisition is expected to close in the coming months as remodelling begins in 2019.
Rewe has opened new store concept under the name ‘Marktliebe,’ with a special focus on fresh in Düsseldorf, Germany. The store will sell a large selection of around 4,000 products - especially focused on selling fresh, unpackaged, regional and ...more
Alibaba’s Russian Tmall marketplace saw orders for Singles’ Day 2018 surge by 102% compared to last year. The number of orders from Russian sellers increased 76% as users shopped 386 product categories.
Auchan Retail Spain and Makro have signed a co-operation agreement with the aim of negotiating with common suppliers on general purchase conditions in the categories of food, perfumery, drugstore, pharmacy and hygiene products.
Supermarket chain Migros is testing grocery delivery in Switzerland, in partnership with Miacar. Miacar customers can place orders using a mobile app, and get their products home delivered in 20 mintues to 1 hour. Delivery is free for orders over ...more
US regional grocer H-E-B is expanding its scan & go checkout program to seven additional stores in Austin. The technology works through H-E-B’s mobile app, H-E-B Go, which launched earlier this year. Customers scan products with their ...more
Walmart has unveiled a new online feature called The Walmart Toy Lab, at www.WalmartToyLab.com, where children can virtually play with 20 of Walmart’s top holiday toys. The experience is produced through a partnership with Walmart and interactive ...more
Schwarz Group's discount banner Lidl is expanding strongly in European countries. In Spain, Lidl has invested USD53.7 million to open ten new stores. All the new stores are expected to open by this month.
Tesco and WWF have announced a long-term partnership with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of the average UK shopping basket by 50%, improving the sustainability of food while ensuring it remains affordable.
From 2020, Alibaba’s Alipay will be the sole QR Code payment solution for Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR), which serves an average of 5.8 million commuters daily. AlipayHK will design and build a new mobile-payment system for ...more
Sonae, via its specialist retail division Sonae Sports & Fashion, has announced the opening of the two Zippy children’s clothing stores in Brazil - marking the retailer's entry into the market. The two new stores have been opened in the São Paulo ...more
El Corte Inglés has introduced its women’s apparel range Sfera in three Central American countries in partnership with Almacenes Siman. The first Siman stores to sell the apparel line are located in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala. Parallel ...more
Instagram has added three new features intended to make it easier for people to shop on the social media platform.
IKEA will invest EUR5,800 million over the next three years to boost its physical presence and grow in city centres. The home furnishing giant plans to open physical spaces in the centre of 30 big cities of Europe, Russia, Asia, North America and ...more
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