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05 June 2020
Kroger is to build three additional Customer Fulfillment Centres through its partnership with Ocado Solutions, two of which will be smaller than those announced to date. Nine sites announced to date Kroger has announced plans to open new facilities in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and West regions. The new facility in the West, at 300,000 sq ft, will be comparable in size to some of th...
05 June 2020
Amazon has announced it will close its Pantry grocery delivery service in the UK. Closing 30 th June Amazon Pantry is a Prime-exclusive service which offers members a range of products including food and drink, alcohol, beauty, household, and pet supplies. Amazon announced it is closing the service on 30 th June 2020. The retailer said most Amazon Pantry best sellers will soon be availabl...
04 June 2020
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic linked to a marked shift towards online grocery, Sweden’s Axfood has made a series of timely investments in this fast-growing channel. 1. Partnership with Circle K in click and collect push Axfood’s discount banner Willys has introduced click and collect lockers at Circle K forecourts. Initially this will include four stores in the Frescati, Bandhage...
04 June 2020
Netherlands-based SPAR International reported global sales growth of 4.35% to €37.1 bn (US $41.6 bn). The retailer stated its entry into two new markets, an additional 208 stores and the consistent expansion over the past four years has been a key growth driver, although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought challenges. 2019 ‘has again delivered exceptional results’ Commenting o...
04 June 2020
Metcash's chain of independant supermarkets IGA has launched a new grocery online service. New service not on radar before COVID-19 The new service called IGA Shop Online has spun off from activity during the Coronavirus pandemic, which saw IGA offer a new Priority Shop home delivery service, offering four pack options of essential items. While some IGA stores already provide either an on...
03 June 2020
The annual 6.18 Mid-Year Shopping Festival was kicked off on 1 June, which is China’s largest online retail promotion since the outbreak of COVID-19. Equivalent to 11.11 Singles Day The event, which runs until 20 June, was launched by JD.com 17 years ago as the anniversary of JD.com. Since then, it has become an online shopping festival for major ecommerce players. It is the equivalent to...
02 June 2020
Amazon announced it will convert 125,000 of the 175,000 temporary roles hired since March to permanent roles. The retailer is also set to open a grocery store in a suburb of Chicago. Permanent roles offered In March, Amazon announced it had hired 175,000 additional roles to meet the rise in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The retailer will now convert 125,000 of these roles to permanen...
02 June 2020
Co-op is rolling out robot deliveries to further communities across Milton Keynes and surrounding towns and villages in response to increased demand for convenient delivery services during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  The convenience retailer was the first to trial same-day autonomous robot deliveries in the UK when it teamed-up with Starship Technologies in April 2018 , extendin...
01 June 2020
The Chinese ecommerce giant and Gome Retail, one of China’s largest electronics chains, announced a strategic partnership with JD.com buying US$100m worth of convertible bonds in Gome. Further deepening of the collaboration The announcement of the strategic partnership between JD.com and Gome Retail is a further deepening of the cooperation between the two sides after Gome’s flagship sto...
29 May 2020
Aldi is expanding its Curbside Grocery Pickup service in the US to nearly 600 stores following successful trials at a select number. Offering a convenient service to shoppers The click and collect service will be available at nearly 600 stores by the end of July. The pandemic has probably accelerated this development, providing a convenient and safe solution. Jason Hart, Aldi US’s CEO, s...