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
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Spanish grocer Mercadona has ended its preferred supplier agreements with 120 producers in favour of a new equal relationship with all its 1,400 suppliers. Going forward, no single supplier will command exclusivity over a specific product ...more
Starbucks has opened its largest outlet, the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary, in Bali, Indonesia. The 20,000 sq ft sanctuary includes a 1,000 sq ft coffee farm out front and a seedling nursery on the second floor of the store where customers ...more
Ceconomy said it was delaying plans to form an extensive business alliance with French peer Fnac Darty, in which it owns a 24% stake. “We have hit pause”, a company spokeswoman said, referring to a planned European Retail Alliance, which Russia’s ...more
Slovakia is imposing a new retail levy that primarily impacts non-native operators. From 1 January 2019, retailers with sales accounting for more than 10% of food sales must pay a special 2.5% levy of annual net sales. Payments are to be made ...more
Future Group is now planning to deliver food directly to consumers that are prepared at the company’s facilities. The retailer will soon start ‘cloud kitchens’ to supply hot meals to consumers in the coming month, said Kishore Biyani, CEO of ...more
US department store operator Kohl’s has announced holiday sales for the two-month period comprising November and December 2018. Comparable sales increased 1.2%. Kohl's also recorded positive transaction growth and double-digit digital ...more
Staples Canada, in partnership with The Working and Learning Company, launched its new concept store last week situated at 375 University Avenue, Toronto.
Southeastern Grocers plans to roll out laboratory testing at 253 in-store pharmacies to expand customer access to preventive health care services. Pharmacy-based clinical services network eTrueNorth has entered into an agreement with Southeastern ...more
In France, Carrefour has announced plans to scale up its pedestrian drives to a total of 42 by the end of January 2019. Of ...more
A German court has ruled that Amazon's Dash buttons violate consumer protection legislation by not giving sufficient information about the ordered product or its price.
Amazon has added the first private label SKUs from Whole Foods to its egrocery range in Germany, Spain, Italy and France. The initial range consists primarily of products like organic nuts and dried fruits. In the UK, where Whole Foods are in ...more
E. Leclerc launched a new concept store with pedestrian drive services - called E. Leclerc Relaisin - on 9 January 2019, in Paris.
Starting 11 January, Albert Heijn will offer home delivery of hot meals in Amsterdam. Dishes will be prepared fresh, based on recipes from its omnichannel cooking platform Allerhande. Delivery services Deliveroo and Thuisbezorgd.nl, both widely ...more
Amazon has agreed to a seven-year deal with French robotic solutions company Balyo for the company to supply Amazon with self-driving forklift trucks as the retail giant looks to cut costs at its delivery centers and speed up ...more
Amazon has announced the launch of its streaming video channel, IMDb Freedive. The service will initially be available in the US and can be accessed on the IMDb website via laptop or personal computer, as well as on all Amazon Fire TV ...more
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