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Alibaba Group reports strong growth in eCommerce

Alibaba Group reports strong growth in eCommerce

23/05/2017 - 14:30
The Alibaba Group reported strong eCommerce growth for the quarter ending March 31. Revenue for the quarter was $5.6 billion, an increase of 60% year-over-year, the highest growth rate since the company went public. Overall revenue growth was 56%. read more
40% of online grocery purchases in UK made on mobile

40% of online grocery purchases in UK made on mobile

23/05/2017 - 09:47
About 40 percent of all online grocery purchases made in the United Kingdom are done using a mobile phone. Online grocery shopping in the UK is also quite popular, as 7 percent of all grocery shopping is done online. That’s more than Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic combined. read more
Walmart sees strong growth in U.S. eCommerce

Walmart sees strong growth in U.S. eCommerce

22/05/2017 - 14:21
As its Jet.com acquisition continues to pay out, Walmart is seeing hyper growth in eCommerce, with U.S. online sales up 63% in the first quarter. On the physical side of things, Walmart’s store traffic and same-store sales were both up in an extremely challenging retail environment, rising 1.5% and 1.4% respectively. read more
Amazon sets sights on U.K. Grocery with checkout-free trademark

Amazon sets sights on U.K. Grocery with checkout-free trademark

22/05/2017 - 10:11
Amazon.com Inc. is laying the groundwork to bring its checkout-free grocery store Amazon Go to Europe, as the U.S. giant steps up its efforts to crack the $800 billion global market. read more
Spar in “a fantastic financial position” with new stores and members

Spar in “a fantastic financial position” with new stores and members

19/05/2017 - 16:35
Convenience store chain Spar has reported an 8.5 per cent jump in sales to £2.84 billion over 2016. read more
Wal-Mart earnings dip but sales rise at its US stores

Wal-Mart earnings dip but sales rise at its US stores

19/05/2017 - 15:42
New York — Wal-Mart Stores scored another increase in sales at its US Walmart stores according to first-quarter results released on Thursday, but earnings dipped on higher expenses. read more
Wal-Mart experiments with tech-enhanced 'Next-Gen' stores

Wal-Mart experiments with tech-enhanced 'Next-Gen' stores

19/05/2017 - 10:21
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. last week said it’s “testing new approaches in two recently opened supercenters" in Tomball, TX, and Lake Nona, FL featuring new layouts and technology to improve the shopping experience.  read more
Burberry profits drop 21% as Gobbetti prepares to take over

Burberry profits drop 21% as Gobbetti prepares to take over

18/05/2017 - 13:50
Wavering wholesale demand in the US has hit Burberry’s margins as the retailer posts a five per cent dip in reported pre-tax profits to £394.8 million. read more
KitKat’s four fingers fourth time unlucky in trademark row

KitKat’s four fingers fourth time unlucky in trademark row

18/05/2017 - 10:55
The four-finger KitKat isn’t a distinctive enough shape to warrant a trademark, UK Court of Appeal judges said recently, marking the fourth unsuccessful attempt by owner Nestlé SA to protect the famous chocolate bar. read more
Tesco introduces shopping filter app for customers with diets and intolerances

Tesco introduces shopping filter app for customers with diets and intolerances

17/05/2017 - 15:06
British retailer Tesco has announced a partnership with Spoon Guru to help its customers with specific diets and tastes to quickly and easily find suitable food when shopping. read more
Organic fruit & veg retail sales in Italy up 28%

Organic fruit & veg retail sales in Italy up 28%

17/05/2017 - 10:16
Organic fruit and vegetable sales in the Italian grocery retail channel during March 2017 reached €147 million, up 28% year-on-year. read more
Study: Gen Z digital, decisive and drone-ready

Study: Gen Z digital, decisive and drone-ready

16/05/2017 - 13:28
More than any generation before it, Gen Z has high expectations related to customer service and engagement across emerging channels. read more
Tesco pledges to source 100% of power from solar by 2030

Tesco pledges to source 100% of power from solar by 2030

15/05/2017 - 16:42
UK retailer Tesco has said that it plans to source 100% of its electricity from solar power by 2030, and will also push its suppliers to adopt a ‘greener’ mindset, according to local press reports. read more
Supermarket Trends: Technology, food safety and sustainability are top of mind

Supermarket Trends: Technology, food safety and sustainability are top of mind

15/05/2017 - 14:44
The supermarket industry is constantly changing. Consumer food choices and how they shop, frequent regulation modifications and new technologies to integrate are just a few things we gathered from recent customer input concerning the most pressing issues for the industry. As 2017 rolls along, there are four emerging trends we see that grocery marketers should be aware of for the remainder of the year. read more
Walmart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

Walmart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

15/05/2017 - 09:03
Walmart Stores, the £800 gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: eCommerce. read more
Online helps Nordstrom in a tough quarter for its stores

Online helps Nordstrom in a tough quarter for its stores

12/05/2017 - 16:48
Nordstrom fared better than its fellow fashion retailers in its first-quarter earnings, but not thanks to its full-line mall stores.  read more
Unilever implements 'CreaSolv Process' to tackle global plastic waste

Unilever implements 'CreaSolv Process' to tackle global plastic waste

12/05/2017 - 16:31
Unilever has announced that it is implementing new CreaSolv Process technology into its supply chain, which is designed to recycle sachet waste. read more
Amazon to build homeless facility — at its new headquarters

Amazon to build homeless facility — at its new headquarters

12/05/2017 - 15:31
The nation’s largest online retailer is about to undertake one of its biggest philanthropic ventures to date.  read more
Customers turn to peers to inform purchases instead of retailers

Customers turn to peers to inform purchases instead of retailers

12/05/2017 - 12:08
Despite retailers’ best efforts to improve customer experience and engagement, research indicates that the majority of UK consumers look to peers when making a purchasing decision, rather than the retailer or brand. read more
Richemont’s full-year net profit plummets

Richemont’s full-year net profit plummets

12/05/2017 - 09:58
Luxury goods maker Richemont on Friday reported a 46% slide in net profit to €1.21bn in the year to March partly due to the one-off gain on the merger of Net-A-Porter with Yoox in 2015. read more
Starbuck’s CEO unveils five keys to short- and long-term growth

Starbuck’s CEO unveils five keys to short- and long-term growth

11/05/2017 - 16:59
While many brick-and-mortar retailers are feeling the pinch of decreased foot traffic and shrinking sales Starbuck’s continues its highly profitable worldwide expansion. Thanks to a steadfast commitment to innovation and customer experience the coffee purveyor continues to produce record financial and operating results quarter after quarter. read more
 UK online sales boosted by Easter retail

UK online sales boosted by Easter retail

11/05/2017 - 11:27
Online sales of non-food products in the UK increased by 10.3% in April, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. read more
Chinese eCommerce spending more than UK, U.S. combined

Chinese eCommerce spending more than UK, U.S. combined

11/05/2017 - 09:47
A new report from the Boston Consulting Group found that Chinese eCommerce spending was $750 billion in 2016, more than the U.S. and the UK combined, while it’s growing at 20% per year, twice as fast as those markets. read more
Amazon continues brick-and-mortar push

Amazon continues brick-and-mortar push

09/05/2017 - 17:04
The nation’s capital has been added to the list of cities that will soon feature an Amazon Books store. read more
With eye on millennials, Coach buys Kate Spade

With eye on millennials, Coach buys Kate Spade

09/05/2017 - 08:57
Handbag maker Coach Inc (COH.N) said it would buy Kate Spade & Co (KATE.N) for $2.4 billion as it looks to tap the popularity of its smaller rival's quirky satchels and totes among millennials. read more
Retail searches on smartphones increase 23%

Retail searches on smartphones increase 23%

08/05/2017 - 17:22
Digital has continued to drive growth for UK retailers with online retail searches steadily growing throughout the post-Christmas quarter, boosted by a massive increase in searches on smartphone devices. read more
Tommy Hilfiger launches European mobile app

Tommy Hilfiger launches European mobile app

08/05/2017 - 16:29
Tommy Hilfiger has launched its first-ever mobile app designed specifically for the European market. PredictSpring developed the app, which offers consumers in 17 countries and four languages the ability to shop directly from the brand’s Instagram feed. read more
Amazon launches weather-based shopping service

Amazon launches weather-based shopping service

08/05/2017 - 15:14
Amazon has launched a new local weather personalised shopping service that offers products to shoppers based on their local weather conditions. read more
H&M’s biggest UK store now open

H&M’s biggest UK store now open

08/05/2017 - 10:11
Fashion retail giant H&M has officially opened the doors of its biggest store yet in its UK and Ireland market at Westfield Stratford City in east London. read more
UK retailers report weak sales growth in April

UK retailers report weak sales growth in April

05/05/2017 - 14:46
British retailers reported only weak growth in sales over the Easter holidays, a survey showed on Friday, adding to signs that consumer spending is losing steam as Britain gears up for a national election next month. read more
Adidas gains ground on Nike's US home turf

Adidas gains ground on Nike's US home turf

05/05/2017 - 08:41
Frankfurt - Adidas is racing ahead in the US with sales growth that’s outstripping archrival Nike as its namesake brand and Reebok capitalize on the trend for retro and 'athleisure' fashions that are worn off the sporting grounds. read more
L’Oréal creates new deputy chief executive position

L’Oréal creates new deputy chief executive position

04/05/2017 - 15:53
French cosmetics giant L’Oréal has created a new position – that of deputy CEO – which has been filled by senior executive Nicolas Hieronimus, Reuters has reported. read more
 Hugo Boss declines most in four months

Hugo Boss declines most in four months

03/05/2017 - 13:43
Frankfurt - Hugo Boss declined the most in four months as weakness in the US prevented the ailing German clothier from reporting an acceleration in revenue growth. read more
Sainsbury holds profit steady as Brexit pressures mount

Sainsbury holds profit steady as Brexit pressures mount

03/05/2017 - 11:58
London - UK supermarket chain J Sainsbury showed it’s coping with a Brexit-fueled squeeze on industry profitability as it reported annual profit that met analyst estimates. read more
Coach eyes takeover of Jimmy Choo

Coach eyes takeover of Jimmy Choo

02/05/2017 - 14:20
Luxury fashion retailer Coach is reportedly set to make a £1 billion bid to acquire Jimmy Choo. read more
M&S branches out to online grocery shopping

M&S branches out to online grocery shopping

02/05/2017 - 13:55
Marks & Spencer has conceded that it could no longer ignore one of the fastest growing segments of the retail industry as it announces plans to trial online grocery shopping. read more
Eastern Cape potato co-ops cash in on commodity boom

Eastern Cape potato co-ops cash in on commodity boom

02/05/2017 - 13:47
Potatoes are the fastest-moving commodity in the Easter Cape’s OR Tambo district, said Ikhona Mvaphantsi, Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) spokesperson.  read more
Amazon quietly launches own-label fashion range

Amazon quietly launches own-label fashion range

02/05/2017 - 13:37
Amazon has launched its own-label fashion brand Find, with around 400 options now available online. read more
Walmart offers discount for store pickup

Walmart offers discount for store pickup

26/04/2017 - 10:21
In a move designed to save on shipping costs while offering flexibility to customers, Walmart will begin offering discounts when shoppers opt to pick up an online order in store. read more
Retail sales drops to lowest rate in 7 years

Retail sales drops to lowest rate in 7 years

25/04/2017 - 14:14
Retail sales have taken the biggest fall in seven years during the first quarter of the year, as rising living costs had an adverse effect on disposable income spending. read more
The rise and rise of pop-up shops and what it means for retail

The rise and rise of pop-up shops and what it means for retail

24/04/2017 - 11:37
Pop-up retail has taken the UK by storm over the last few years, with temporary shops now proving a staple in many of the country’s busiest retail spaces.  read more
Wal-Mart launches ambitious project to cut emissions from supply chain

Wal-Mart launches ambitious project to cut emissions from supply chain

24/04/2017 - 09:31
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently announced a strategy, dubbed Project Gigaton​ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. read more
Nestlé and Unilever in tasty sales

Nestlé and Unilever in tasty sales

21/04/2017 - 10:11
Improved pricing power experienced at both companies provides an early sign of recovery for the food-and-beverage market. read more
Burberry sales miss estimates as demand shrinks

Burberry sales miss estimates as demand shrinks

19/04/2017 - 16:22
Paris - UK luxury retailer Burberry’s quarterly sales missed analyst estimates as an accelerating decline in the Americas region countered gains in mainland China. read more
Weetabix sale puts it back in cereal pack

Weetabix sale puts it back in cereal pack

19/04/2017 - 09:53
London/Shanghai/New York — US company Post Holdings is buying Weetabix from China’s Bright Food Group for £1.4bn, putting the British breakfast favourite back into the hands of a cereal company. read more
Walmart in talks to purchase another online fashion retailer

Walmart in talks to purchase another online fashion retailer

18/04/2017 - 10:41
Walmart reportedly is about to make its fourth e-commerce acquisition in seven months as the chain continues to beef up its online arsenal and fashion offerings against Amazon.  read more
Hugo Boss profits drop 9% despite sales growth

Hugo Boss profits drop 9% despite sales growth

13/04/2017 - 13:18
Hugo Boss has revealed hike in sales but a drop in profits in its annual financial results. read more
Future of luxury goods in online marketplaces hangs in the balance

Future of luxury goods in online marketplaces hangs in the balance

13/04/2017 - 11:36
Europe's highest court has commenced a case that could decide if luxury brands can stop retailers from selling their products via online marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay. read more
LVMH has luxury market in the bag as shares soar

LVMH has luxury market in the bag as shares soar

12/04/2017 - 11:10
Paris — LVMH shares rose to a record in Paris after the luxury leader’s sales far exceeded estimates on rebounding demand for items from Louis Vuitton bags to Hennessy cognac. read more
FMCG growth soft in China but online trade outperforms

FMCG growth soft in China but online trade outperforms

11/04/2017 - 14:18
The growth in FMCG sales remained soft over the Chinese New Year (CNY) period, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. read more
Tesco to report a return to financial health

Tesco to report a return to financial health

11/04/2017 - 10:58
After £6.4bn loss two years ago the supermarket chain is set to announce bigger than expected jump in profits. read more
Mondelez 'preparing to replace' CEO

Mondelez 'preparing to replace' CEO

11/04/2017 - 09:22
Mondelez, the company behind Oreo, will consider replacing its CEO, Irene Rosenfeld. read more
Retailers hope for Easter bounce after six months of falling sales

Retailers hope for Easter bounce after six months of falling sales

10/04/2017 - 09:14
Easter will deliver a sugar rush for the high street this year as the warm spring weather and the timing of national payday boosts bank holiday shopping. read more
Ralph Lauren closing Fifth Avenue flagship store in new cost cuts

Ralph Lauren closing Fifth Avenue flagship store in new cost cuts

06/04/2017 - 14:06
Ralph Lauren Corporation announced it would close its four-story Polo flagship on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue (off 55th Street), another watershed moment for the struggling 70-year-old retailer as it looks for cost savings across the company. read more
Total Easter spending to reach a record $18.4 billion in the U.S.

Total Easter spending to reach a record $18.4 billion in the U.S.

06/04/2017 - 12:45
More shoppers plan to hop online to buy for Easter. read more
Morrisons uses artificial intelligence to improve product availability

Morrisons uses artificial intelligence to improve product availability

06/04/2017 - 10:03
Morrisons, one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains, is using artificial intelligence in its ordering system to automate over 13 million ordering decisions per day, which is already reducing shelf gaps by up to 30%. read more
"Free from" ranges see 36% boost as inflation hits grocers

"Free from" ranges see 36% boost as inflation hits grocers

05/04/2017 - 10:40
Inflation has continued to push up prices in the grocery sector as sales of gluten-free items skyrockets by over a half. read more
Starbucks trials mobile-only payments store

Starbucks trials mobile-only payments store

04/04/2017 - 10:20
Starbucks is testing out a new mobile payments store at its Seattle headquarters, where customers won't be able to use cash or cards. read more
'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market

'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market

03/04/2017 - 15:47
Boarded-up shops are a common sight in cities across the country as Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney struggle and Credit Suisse downgrades the retail sector read more
Guess set to expand to north east at Intu Metrocentre

Guess set to expand to north east at Intu Metrocentre

03/04/2017 - 11:52
Fashion retailer Guess is poised to open its first bricks-and-mortar store in the north east of England at Intu Metrocentre. read more
Amazon Go faces launch delays amid technical trouble

Amazon Go faces launch delays amid technical trouble

30/03/2017 - 11:11
The cashier-less supermarket from Amazon is likely to delay its launch this month as numerous technical issues have been exposed. read more
Amazon opens grocery pickup points

Amazon opens grocery pickup points

29/03/2017 - 16:20
Amazon.com Inc. today confirmed its first foray into grocery retailing at the bricks-and-mortar level.  read more
Cadbury warns Brexit may cause chocolate bars to shrink

Cadbury warns Brexit may cause chocolate bars to shrink

28/03/2017 - 10:33
First it was the shrinking of the Toblerone bar. Now, Cadbury's has announced that it has to pare down the size of its chocolate or raise prices, after Brexit. read more
Gant increases store dwell time with online music platform

Gant increases store dwell time with online music platform

27/03/2017 - 14:42
Gant's in-store customers are shopping for longer since deploying a new music platform. read more
2.25m retail jobs at risk of being replaced by robots by 2030

2.25m retail jobs at risk of being replaced by robots by 2030

27/03/2017 - 10:28
Retail is among the sectors identified as facing the biggest risk of jobs being automated – or replaced by robots – in the next 15 years, according to a new study. read more
Why Singapore's online grocery is forecast to triple by 2020

Why Singapore's online grocery is forecast to triple by 2020

27/03/2017 - 09:08
Singapore’s online grocery market has grown rapidly over the past few years and IGD expects sales to more than triple by 2020. Although only a small part of the overall market today, with 1.2% of sales online, we estimate that by 2020 around 3.9% of Singapore’s grocery sales will be online, equating to approximately S$0.5 billion a year. The growth of online grocery retailing is a global trend, driven by a combination of technology, how we live our lives today and retailers following this trend by investing in their offer. read more
Retailers line up to support WWF Earth Hour

Retailers line up to support WWF Earth Hour

24/03/2017 - 16:40
Retailers across Europe have announced their support for 'Earth Hour', an initiative launched by the WWF, which encourages homes and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour this Saturday, between 8.30 and 9.30pm. read more
31% of U.S. shoppers will order groceries online in 2017

31% of U.S. shoppers will order groceries online in 2017

23/03/2017 - 08:46
As many as 31% of U.S. shoppers are likely to order groceries online in 2017, up 63% from the 19% that did so in 2016, according to a report from Unata. In addition to adding new customers, online grocers are retaining many existing ones: 80% of those who shopped online for groceries in 2016 say they would do so again in 2017. read more
Walmart launches tech incubator dubbed Store No. 8

Walmart launches tech incubator dubbed Store No. 8

22/03/2017 - 15:05
Retailers have been advised to act like a startup and now the largest retailer in the world is going above and beyond. Walmart has created an incubator to internally nurture startup businesses called Store No. 8. read more
eBay to launch fast, free delivery for millions of items

eBay to launch fast, free delivery for millions of items

22/03/2017 - 10:41
eBay recently announced a new delivery program poised to launch in the Summer, in which it will guarantee delivery in three days or faster for 20 million eligible items. Millions of those will ship for free. read more
UK shoppers seeking new technology to help with grocery shopping

UK shoppers seeking new technology to help with grocery shopping

22/03/2017 - 10:04
While shopper use of tech for discounts, coupons and offers has been on the increase as technology has evolved in recent years, new research from IGD highlights it is not just saving money that shoppers are interested in when it comes to technology related to food and grocery. read more
Canada Goose’s shares jump 40% in market debut

Canada Goose’s shares jump 40% in market debut

17/03/2017 - 09:04
Toronto — Canada Goose Holdings shares surged 40% in their trading debut on Thursday after the high-end parka manufacturer raised C$340m ($256m) in an initial public offering. read more
Three ways Amazon Go’s automation will impact the retail industry

Three ways Amazon Go’s automation will impact the retail industry

16/03/2017 - 13:54
Could “paper or plastic?” become a question of the past? In early December, Amazon opened its checkout-free store concept, Amazon Go, in Seattle. Initially open only to employees, the store is expected to open to the public early this year. With the e-commerce giant’s “just walk out” technology, customers are able to swipe their app when they enter, pick up items they want off the shelves, and exit without cash registers or lines. read more
SPAR Italy opens beautiful new supermarket in Venice

SPAR Italy opens beautiful new supermarket in Venice

16/03/2017 - 09:45
In a beautiful old building in Venice, which used to house a movie theatre, a new DESPAR store has opened. The elegant supermarket with its high ceilings and renovated frescoes makes for a truly unique shopping experience.  read more
In China's premium sector, one size doesn't fit all

In China's premium sector, one size doesn't fit all

16/03/2017 - 09:17
Compared with just a few years ago, when eager consumers lined up outside a growing base of burgeoning high-end retail stores, today’s luxury market across China and Hong Kong is much more compressed. Despite the shift, however, the luxury sector is still one of opportunity—even if sales don’t come as easy as they once did. read more
Zara owner's margin shrinks to lowest level in 8 years

Zara owner's margin shrinks to lowest level in 8 years

15/03/2017 - 14:08
London - Inditex’s profitability shrank to an eight-year low as the world’s largest clothing retailer was confronted with higher garment costs and lowered prices to fend off increasing competition. read more
Digital strategies help Neiman Marcus and Home Depot improve omnichannel personalisation

Digital strategies help Neiman Marcus and Home Depot improve omnichannel personalisation

15/03/2017 - 09:32
Every retailer is seeking to reach the Promised Land of one-to-one customer personalisation. Two brands that are leaders in their respective verticals — Home Depot and Neiman Marcus — use a variety of data-driven solutions to move them closer to this goal. read more
Tesco launches ‘Food Waste Hotline’ for suppliers

Tesco launches ‘Food Waste Hotline’ for suppliers

14/03/2017 - 16:18
Tesco has launched an online ‘food waste hotline’ aimed at making it easier for suppliers and growers to pinpoint ongoing food waste hotspots, and work with the retailer in tackling them. read more
Wal-Mart testing in-store touchscreens in challenge to Amazon

Wal-Mart testing in-store touchscreens in challenge to Amazon

10/03/2017 - 09:46
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a touchscreen monitor at some Texas stores that helps toy shoppers identify what they might want or order a specific item they can’t locate on shelves, TheStreet reports. read more
EuroShop 2017: retailers eager to invest

EuroShop 2017: retailers eager to invest

09/03/2017 - 15:44
With over 113,000 visitors and 2,368 exhibitors, the EuroShop 2017 was the largest in its 50-year history  read more
Best Buy grew web sales faster than Amazon and Wal-Mart last year

Best Buy grew web sales faster than Amazon and Wal-Mart last year

08/03/2017 - 16:02
Best Buy’s 2016 online sales totalled $4.85 billion, up nearly 21%. read more
Cross-border eCommerce on the up despite Brexit

Cross-border eCommerce on the up despite Brexit

07/03/2017 - 15:37
UK consumers are increasingly purchasing online from overseas, despite fears surrounding Brexit, new research from VoucherCodes.co.uk finds. read more
Analysis: Target needs to balance online growth with store growth

Analysis: Target needs to balance online growth with store growth

07/03/2017 - 15:22
The holidays did not bring much cheer for Target, which saw both sales and profit decline during the golden quarter. Worryingly, comparable sales fell at an accelerated pace, ending up at their most negative point for of the fiscal year. The one bit of sparkle in an otherwise dreary set of figures came from digital where sales grew by a stellar 34%, a pace of expansion well above online growth in the whole U.S. market. read more
Target to invest $7B over 3 years in digital

Target to invest $7B over 3 years in digital

06/03/2017 - 08:54
Target plans to invest $2 billion this year, and $7 billion over the three years as it looks to boost its digital initiatives, support new brands and expand its smaller store footprint, taking a page from the playbook of main competitor Walmart. read more
SPAR Austria develops supermarket of the future

SPAR Austria develops supermarket of the future

03/03/2017 - 08:37
SPAR Austria is working with students from the Salzburg Technical College to develop an energy self-sufficient supermarket of the future. read more
Sainsbury's crowned world's top sustainable seafood retailer

Sainsbury's crowned world's top sustainable seafood retailer

02/03/2017 - 10:30
Sainsbury’s has been crowned the world’s leading supermarket for selling sustainable seafood by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). read more
Jet boosts assortment with Wal-Mart brands

Jet boosts assortment with Wal-Mart brands

02/03/2017 - 09:19
E-commerce startup Jet, now owned by Wal-Mart, is bringing in a slew of Wal-Mart brands, including “Great Value,” “Equate” and “Sam’s Choice,” to bolster its relatively thin assortment, Bloomberg reports. read more
SPAR Guangdong celebrates first store opening of 2017

SPAR Guangdong celebrates first store opening of 2017

01/03/2017 - 11:39
SPAR China Partner, SPAR Guangdong, recently celebrated the opening of its first new store of 2017, SPAR Tangxia Jindi, located in the Baihui Shopping Mall.  read more
Nordstrom eclipses $3 billion in online sales in 2016

Nordstrom eclipses $3 billion in online sales in 2016

28/02/2017 - 15:53
Online sales now account for more than 22% of Nordstrom’s total sales. read more
Woolworths' nightmare in Australia

Woolworths' nightmare in Australia

28/02/2017 - 15:31
The retailer still seems to be an investment to hang on to, despite the slower growth markets it is trading in. read more
L’Oréal Creates ‘All Worth It’ promotional campaign in UK

L’Oréal Creates ‘All Worth It’ promotional campaign in UK

28/02/2017 - 11:10
L’Oréal Paris UK has engaged in a three-year marketing initiative entitled ‘All Worth It’, which will see the cosmetics firm offer ‘confidence training’ to 10,000 young Britons. read more
Walmart making great strides in eCommerce

Walmart making great strides in eCommerce

27/02/2017 - 16:41
Walmart is seeing payoff from its significant investments in eCommerce, growing online sales 29% in the fourth quarter while gross merchandise value (GMV) increased 36.1%, including its Jet.com and grocery businesses. read more
More luxury retailers opened stores in London than any other city in 2016

More luxury retailers opened stores in London than any other city in 2016

27/02/2017 - 13:58
London’s status as the world capital for luxury retail has been reinforced with new data showing it had more luxury store openings than any other city in 2016. read more
Unilever reviewing options for change after Kraft bid fails

Unilever reviewing options for change after Kraft bid fails

24/02/2017 - 15:50
Unilever started a strategic review of its operations and boosted its profitability forecast, taking steps to speed up shareholder returns after Kraft Heinz Co.’s failed $143 billion takeover proposal. read more
Could Amazon be the push the fashion industry needs?

Could Amazon be the push the fashion industry needs?

24/02/2017 - 11:27
Not content with disrupting the tech, online and grocery industries, Amazon recently announced it would be making its first UK foray into fashion. read more
Italy’s San Pellegrino expands production capacity

Italy’s San Pellegrino expands production capacity

21/02/2017 - 13:39
Nestlé Italia is investing €90 million in the restructuring of its water and soft drinks factory in San Pellegrino Terme, reports daily Il Sole 24 Ore. read more
 Three Spar stores opened in Azerbaijan capital

Three Spar stores opened in Azerbaijan capital

21/02/2017 - 10:18
The capital city of Azerbaijan, Baku, was host to the grand openings of three new Spar stores at the end of 2016, Spar International has announced. read more
Cross-border e-commerce and online food sales grow over 80% in China

Cross-border e-commerce and online food sales grow over 80% in China

20/02/2017 - 15:46
China’s total online sales growth slowed to 26.2% in 2016, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, however, several sectors, such as cross-border and online food sales, grew much faster than the overall market. read more
Kraft walks away from 'friendly' bid for Unilever

Kraft walks away from 'friendly' bid for Unilever

20/02/2017 - 10:17
U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O) withdrew its proposal for a $143-billion merger with larger rival Unilever Plc (ULVR.L), the companies said on Sunday, raising questions about whether Kraft will turn its focus to another target. read more
UK retail sales unexpectedly decline as inflation bites

UK retail sales unexpectedly decline as inflation bites

20/02/2017 - 09:39
London - UK retail sales unexpectedly fell for a third month in January, suggesting consumers are starting to feel the squeeze from accelerating inflation. read more