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Last year, Costco Japan announced plans to launch an online store . We are now beginning to see the wholesaler make progress. Costco online shopping coming soon In preparation of launching its online shopping platform, Costco Japan has revamped its corporate website . The wholesaler has introduced a new AI ChatBot system and is advising shoppers to prepare by registering online to creat...
We look at the first sales forecasts coming in for the Black Friday shopping event in the US. Ecommerce sales hit $4.2bn on Thanksgiving Day Data from Adobe Analytics revealed that ecommerce sales increased 14.5% to $4.2bn on Thanksgiving Day. This is the first time that sales through the channel have exceeded $4.0bn on this day. Large retailers, those with sales in excess of $1bn, saw the ...
AliExpress has opened its first physical store in Barcelona, the second of Spain and Europe. Testing products and operations   The new store is located at the Finestrelles Shopping Center in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, expanding the retailer’s scope to test products and operations. Paris, France a potential destination next Yang Ning, AliExpress France’s Director, said, “We ...

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The last-mile delivery solutions provider Cleveron has launched a new compact in-store click and collect robotic system.
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We update our five year forecasts for the German grocery market, identifying the opportunities and challenges in each retail channel.
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11.11 2019 once again smashed all records, we reviewed the history of the event, the staggering numbers involved and why 11.11 has become the largest single day annual shopping event in the world.
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We look at the scale and scope of the US online channel, key trends shaping its development, retailer strategies and the growth opportunity over the next five years.
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