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08 April 2020
To help local residents during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Chicago based Mariano's has launched an online platform called Mariano's Meet Ups. Interactive classes The platform is hosting cooking classes, demonstrations, wine tastings and more. Classes will be hosted by local chefs and sommeliers, as well as Mariano's Tastemakers. They aim to provide customers with tips and tricks to...
08 April 2020
In response to the strong demand for its online grocery service during the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart Canada is planning to triple its ecommerce capacity. Recruiting 10,000 associates The retailer shared details of its plan as part of an update from president and CEO, Haio Barbeito. Demand for its online grocery service continues to be high, with thousands of orders being fulfilled each ...
07 April 2020
Alibaba’s Taobao Live is helping more industries in China digitise their operations. Live streaming in agricultural and retail sectors Alibaba is increasing Taobao Live’s reach and accessibility. Taobao Live announced that it would offer training to 200,000 farmers in ongoing efforts to increase business in rural areas across China. The livestreaming platform aims to generate CNY15bn (US...
07 April 2020
We round up some of initiatives SPAR International’s partners have rolled out to limit the impact of COVID-19 on shoppers, staff and their operations. SPAR Austria SPAR Austria is facilitating home delivery by volunteers to vulnerable groups in Salzburg, Vorarlberg, Carinthia, Lower Austria and Tyrol The municipalities will handle the coordination of the volunteers, shopping requests ...
07 April 2020
We look at how retailers across the Middle East are dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, implementing social distancing measures, launching contactless payment and more. United Arab Emirates: ensuring social distancing in-store To manage COVID-19, the UAE has implemented the following measures: Closed all commercial centres and shopping malls along with fish, meat and veg...
07 April 2020
Booths has launched a next day click & collect service at three of its stores. The retailer also recently launched a limited delivery service for those unable to get to one of its stores. Next day click & collect With its new click & collect service, Booths’s customers can order online from a range of more than 150 products, which can be collected from the retailer’s Garstang, Lytham or Kir...
06 April 2020
Ecommerce specialist, Jumia, has implemented several initiatives to help the community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Nigeria: donating masks Jumia will donate certified face masks to Health Ministries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, and Uganda. Using its access to a supply network outside of Africa, the retailer is coordinating and distributing face masks across healt...
06 April 2020
The Consumer Goods Forum held a special webinar and invited Walmart China’s C-level executives to share the actions they took to overcome the challenges they have faced since the outbreak of coronavirus in the country three months ago. The in-depth discussion covered many areas of business, including retail, shopper behaviour, supply chain, customer and employee health, food production, person...
03 April 2020
One of the leading crowd-sourced, on-demand restaurant delivery companies in the US, DoorDash, is evolving its business model to offer delivery from convenience stores. Enabling delivery of essentials from more than 1,800 stores DoorDash is partnering with several national and regional convenience store chains, including 7-Eleven, Wawa, Casey’s General Store, and Circle K. Shoppers will be ...
31 March 2020
Amazon is offering its own warehouse employees higher pay to pick and pack Whole Foods Market groceries, as reported by Reuters. Rising demand and worker shortage According to the report, Amazon is reallocating its workforce in response to an increasingly high demand and a worker shortage. Selected workers are due to see a $2 increase in pay per hour, to $19, on top of the pay increase Amaz...