Our brand new Ecommerce Growth Spotlight report series identifies emerging ecommerce platforms around the world and, totaling 4 slides, helps suppliers quickly understand if it is a player ...more
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In the first of our 2019 Pureplay Retailer Report series, we look at Amazon – one of the world’s ...more
Amazon US will be providing pickup and drop-off services for packages at select Whole Foods locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Amazon shoppers can either visit a staffed help desk or use a self-service kiosk for the service.
Kroger is planning to shut down a pilot grocery delivery effort featuring self-driving vehicles. The program, which began late summer 2018, involved a Scottsdale, Arizona Fry's store. Delivery was provided via unmanned vehicles from Nuro, a ...more
Facebook-owned Instagram, a photo and video-sharing social media app, is testing a shopping feature that allows users to ...more
German wholesaler Metro AG has kicked off the sale of its China operations by calling for bids, in a deal that would value the business at between USD1.5 billion and USD2 billion
Xiaohongshu, also known as RED, a Chinese social media, review and ecommerce platform, is reportedly developing a social commerce offering via WeChat’s mini-program suite. The Xiaohongdian app currently only offers 11 items in food, mostly ...more
Jerónimo Martins’ Portuguese supermarket banner Pingo Doce is increasingly looking to innovate in food production as a way to differentiate as competition intensifies in the market with the rise of discounters, proximity and the imminent arrival ...more
Walmart-owned Flipkart has deployed as many as 100 robots to help sort packages at one of its delivery hubs in the outskirts of Bengaluru, the first such instance of the Indian ecommerce giant deploying robotics to streamline its supply chain.
Monop’, Monoprix’s convenience banner division, has partnered with the Bon & Brut app, a digitalized platform with a network of artisan-producers across France. The partnership will allow shoppers access to products complementary to those ...more
Schwarz Group’s discount banner Lidl has enabled mobile payment at more than 250 of its stores in Portugal. Powered by the MB WAY solution, shoppers can complete their payments using their smartphones via either scanning a QR code ...more
Alibaba Cloud has launched its China Gateway Program in Australia aiming to help companies of all sizes enter the Chinese market, and grow their online and offline presence in the country. By leveraging the Cloud technologies and ...more
UK-based online apparel specialist Asos saw total sales up 13% to GBP658.5 million for the three-month Q2 period ended 28 February 2019. Total retail sales also climbed 13% to GBP641.3 million. UK sales grew by 14% to GBP244.4 million.
Vinmart, the retail arm of Vingroup Corporation, has launched Scan & Go in 13 of its stores. Shoppers can use the VinID app to scan the barcode on products before adding them to their virtual cart in the app, without collecting the goods in a ...more
British cosmetics retailer Lush is set to reveal its latest store format, called Fresh & Flowers in Paris in June. Lush’s newest format will be stocked in part with products that will be made on site, such as moisturisers and bath ...more
Sainsbury's and Asda have pledged to invest GBP1 billion into prices and establish a profit cap on fuel if their merger is greenlighted. In a joint statement, the retailers said their union would permit GBP1.6 billion in cost savings that would ...more
Ocado has announced its trading statement for the 13 weeks to 3 March 2019. Retail revenue grew by 11.2% - impacted by the fire at its Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Andover in February, equivalent to 1.2% of sales in the quarter. The ...more
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