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09 July 2020
Asda is partnering with Uber Eats to offer grocery delivery in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Uber is also launching an on-demand delivery service in Latin America and Canada. Asda trial Asda is launching a trial with Uber Eats from its stores in Leeds (Pudsey) and Birmingham (Barnes Hill). Customers will be able to order, with no minimum spend, from more than 300 own-brand products and branded ...
09 July 2020
We round up initiatives from the Nigerian ecommerce retailer, Jumia, as it looks to drive profitable sales growth. Jumia opens logistics services to external clients in Kenya… Jumia has opened its logistics services to external clients, including individuals and businesses. Shoppers in Kenya will have the option of dropping off their parcels at Jumia drop-off centres in Nairobi or have them...
09 July 2020
COVID-19 pandemic has generated a surge in demand for online grocery shopping around the world. In Singapore, shoppers could not get delivery slots across the major grocery retailers in the initial phase of the pandemic, resulting in a lot of frustration. The situation has improved significantly in the last couple of months. We round up the key initiatives of major retailers to meet online shoppi...
08 July 2020
Woolworths has announced that it is testing cashless stores, as well as plans to launch a dedicated B2B online platform. Metro stores switch to cashless payment Woolworths has revealed that 11 Metro stores across Sydney and Melbourne have been converted to accept cashless payments only. The move is designed to make shopping even more convenient and seamless, particularly for stores in trans...
07 July 2020
Irish retailer Dunnes has begun trialling an online service from one of its stores, as a response to shoppers increased demand for delivery. Order via website or app Shoppers can now order online delivery from Dunnes Cornelscourt store in Dublin. They can choose from over 230 products, with a minimum order of €20 and a delivery fee of €3. Source: Google Play ...
07 July 2020
As well as offering delivery from convenience stores, on-demand restaurant delivery company, DoorDash, has launched dark convenience stores in the US, according to reports from Medium.com/HNGRY. Delivery of over 2,000 items DoorDash’s dark stores are used to fulfil pickup and delivery orders and, according to the report, are operating under “The Convenience Store” brand. Customers can choos...
03 July 2020
Jonathan Wang, the head of JD.com’s 7FRESH, shared his view at the "2020 China Community Business Annual Meeting" organized by the China Chain Store and Franchise Association (CCFA) last week. The main points are summarized here in this article. Driven by urbanisation From the perspective of China’s social structure, community stores are typically defined as those within the life circle of ...
03 July 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has been global, affecting all countries. However, its impact has been very different from one country to another, leading governments, manufacturers, and retailers to take a tailored and local approach. As we start to move into the post-COVID-19 world, it will be key for businesses to consider and understand these differences and local responses. International pandemic, ...
03 July 2020
The US social media giant hopes to increase its market share in a competitive market dominated by local players. Rolling out online store, Facebook Shops Facebook has rolled out its latest innovation, Facebook Shops, in South Korea. Sellers can create their own collection and customize the look and feel of the shop with images and colours that showcase their brand. Shoppers can browse ...
02 July 2020
Like many markets around the world, Japan has seen a surge in demand for online grocery following the outbreak of COVID-19. Online grocery adoption increasing COVID-19 has changed some long-established shopping habits, e.g. daily shopping trips. At the start of the pandemic, fear of product shortages and empty shelves in-store may have encouraged shoppers to explore alternative shopping cha...