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Rewe tests self-scanning checkouts in Germany

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

Rewe Group has announced a trial of self-scanning technology in selected stores, to bring the retailer up to date with modern technology. Tests are taking place in Rewe stores in Wesseling and in Cologne-Rodenkirchen.

IKEA collabs with Ori to launch robotic furniture in Japan, Hong Kong

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

IKEA is launching a new robotic furniture system called Rognan, developed in collaboration with American furniture startup Ori Living.

Amazon US implements L’Oreal’s ModiFace virtual makeup try-ons

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019


L’Oreal’s virtual reality business ModiFace will provide make-up testing technology to Amazon in the US, allowing customers of the shopping site to try on lipsticks using mobile phone videos or photos. The contract goes beyond make-up ...more

Walmart US hires new leader for Store No. 8

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

Walmart has hired a new leader to head Store No. 8, the retail giant's technology incubator. Scott Eckert will take over from Lori Flees, who became principal of Store No. 8 two years ago. Eckert previously served as an executive in residence for ...more

GameStop sales down 13.3% in Q1

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019


GameStop has reported sales and earnings for the first quarter ended 4 May 2019. Total global sales decreased 13.3% (11.5% in constant currency) to USD1.5 billion, resulting in a consolidated comparable store sales decrease of 10.3% ...more

Migros trials checkoutless small format in Switzerland

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019


Via its convenience banner Migrolino, Migros is trialling a checkoutless concept in Switzerland. Shoppers can gain entry into the shop as well as complete their entire shopping (from product scanning to payment) via an app. The store ...more

Edeka Südwest opens first two Budni drugstore locations

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

Edeka’s Südwest regional division has opened its first Budni drugstore locations in Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg. With a sales area of around 500 sq m each, one of the stores will be opened within the local E-Center hypermarket, while the second ...more

Action BV reveals plans for Polish expansion

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019


Netherlands-based European value chain Action BV plans to aggressively ramp up its Polish estate from its current 30 stores, according to Monique Groeneveld, General Director for Action Poland. The retailer launched in October 2017 ...more

Woolworths claims 2D barcodes will help eliminate waste

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

Australian retailer Woolworths is working with suppliers Hilton Foods and Ingham’s to trial 2D barcodes that contain more detailed product information than standard 1D barcodes in an initiative Woolworths believes will enable more accurate ...more

Amazon US expands one-day Prime shipping

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Amazon in the US has announced that it is now offering free one-day shipping of 10 million items for Prime members, with no required minimum purchase amount involved. The ...more

Alibaba targets rural shoppers for 6.18 festival

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Alibaba-run ecommerce platforms Taobao and Tmall are stepping up their offerings for consumers outside of China’s biggest cities for the annual 6.18 Shopping Festival. Running June 1-18, the midyear sales event has been tailored to help over ...more

Walmart US joins pharmaceutical blockchain consortium

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Walmart has joined the MediLedger consortium. The consortium is developing a blockchain designed for tracking the provenance of medicine. The network is built on the enterprise version of the Ethereum blockchain and uses the Parity client and ...more

Carrefour sees positive sales impact from blockchain

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

French retailer Carrefour has seen sales boosted by the use of blockchain ledger technology to track meat, milk, and fruit from farms to stores and will extend it to more products to increase shopper trust.

Blockchain’s digital tracking ...more

Waitrose launches packaging-free area trial

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

John Lewis-owned supermarket chain Waitrose is testing a packaging-free merchandising method at a branch in Oxford as part of a new sustainability initiative. The scheme mirrors selling methods long practiced in Europe where products like pasta, ...more

Bol.com to offer pickup via Ahold Delhaize in Belgium

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

Dutch ecommerce platform Bol.com has partnered with Ahold Delhaize to enable consumers from the province of Antwerp, Belgium pickup bol.com packages from Delhaize supermarkets. The delivery time will be the same as for home ...more

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