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Amazon US trials new delivery services at Whole Foods

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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 to end unmanned delivery pilot in Arizona, starts new trial in Houston

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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

Instagram launches in-app shopping via brand photos

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Facebook-owned Instagram, a photo and video-sharing social media app, is testing a shopping feature that allows users to ...more

Metro kicks off sale of China unit

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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 explores grocery sales via WeChat mini-programs

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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 Martin Pingo Doce bets on meal solutions and food production

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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 Flipkart deploys robots at Bengaluru delivery hub

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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.

Casino Monoprix France partners with Bon & Brut

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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 Lidl Portugal enables mobile payments via MB WAY

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019


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 launches China Gateway Program in Australia

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019


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

Asos delivers robust growth across markets in Q2 2019

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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 launches Scan & Go feature on mobile app

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

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

Lush to launch new Fresh & Flowers store format

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019


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 commit to GBP1 bn of post-merger price cuts

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

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 reports 11.2% retail revenue growth in Q1 2019

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

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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