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17 October 2021
Through its Store No8 incubation arm, Walmart is testing a text to shop service. This forms part of its braoder plans for conversational commerce. Conversational commerce Walmart’s Store No8 and Global Tech teams are testing a beta experience which enables customers to add products to their online shopping list by text. Available in selected areas, the retailer is aiming to make this more w...
13 October 2021
As the Mulliez family confirms Auchan is not for sale, its operations in France launch trials for a ‘just walk out’ technology-driven store and a quick commerce solution. Mulliez confirms Auchan is not for sale… Following speculation about a possible merger with Carrefour, the Mulliez family has confirmed that ‘ we will never sell Auchan ’. The president of the Association Familiale Mulliez...
12 October 2021
Kroger has outlined plans to expand its ecommerce fulfillment partnership with Ocado to five new sites, including market entry into the Northeast. This brings the total number of identified locations, including live and spoke sites, to 18. Kroger aiming to double digital sales These sites form part of Kroger’s plans to develop up to 20 CFCs as part of its strategic partnership with Ocado. T...
12 October 2021
We look at three new programmes from Walmart and what they mean for the business. Netflix partnership to offer a range of music, clothing, toys and games Walmart has partnered  with Netflix to create a dedicated retail hub on Walmart.com to offer a range of exclusive merchandise and digital content. The launch of the ‘Netflix Hub at Walmart’ is the first digital storefront for the streaming...
12 October 2021
The GB market declined 1.2% in the 12 weeks to 3 October against 2020’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. COVID is still having an impact, while grocery inflation is rising Despite the decline, COVID is still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.1% higher than in 2019. Various factors impacted the results in the period including the reduced availabi...
12 October 2021
Asda has announced a number of major initiatives over the last week that demonstrate its growing focus on new channels, products and sustainability. Largest refill store opened in York Following the launch of its Middleton sustainability store last year and a follow up opening in Glasgow, Asda has opened its largest ever refill store at Monk's Cross in York. This will stock 100 branded and pr...
07 October 2021
AEON is working together with Tupperware Brands in Malaysia to promote sustainability while at the same time, encourage customer loyalty. Free Tupperware eco-friendly products when customers shop at AEON AEON has brought in Tupperware’s eco-friendly home products as an incentive for its loyal customers in Malaysia. Shoppers collect stamps every time they shop at AEON’s stores, which they can ...
07 October 2021
Ocado Group has announced a new partnership with autonomous mobility startup Wayve to drive the development of an autonomous delivery solution in the last mile space. The partnership includes an autonomous delivery trial Wayve’s technology is able to adapt to “to new, unstructured, highly complex environments, without the need for pre-programming, human-designed rules, or high definition ...
07 October 2021
Amazon has opened its first non-food store in the UK, under the Amazon 4-star banner, in the Bluewater shopping centre. The store will stock products rated four-star or above on Amazon’s website. Store to add to growing estate in UK The 3,500 sq. m 4-star store adds to the recent quick pace of expansion for Amazon’s Fresh banner in London . Stocking a range of 2,000 non-grocery products,...
06 October 2021
The Home Depot is the first retailer to use Walmart’s new delivery service. We look at how this is set to evolve and what it means for the potential of the business. Optimising Walmart’s fulfillment and delivery capabilities Walmart announced the launch of its new GoLocal service in August. This enables other retailers to optimise its existing suite of fulfilment and delivery capabili...