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24 January 2020
Instacart has partnered with leading US grocer, Publix, to launch a new meals delivery service, Instacart Meals. Moving to capture ground won by DoorDash and Uber Eats This launch sees Instacart, the leading on-demand crowd-sourced delivery service in North America, enter the highly competitive meal delivery segment. Over the last two years, several retailers across the region have started ...
24 January 2020
France-based Carrefour said total sales, at constant exchange rates, rose 2.5% to €21.7 bn in its fourth quarter. Its performance in its home country, which were accentuated by market conditions, held back its overall growth, offsetting positive results in Europe, especially Spain, and Latin America, especially in Brazil. France: results affected by market conditions Carrefour reported tota...
24 January 2020
Amazon has announced plans to develop brick-and-mortar ‘Digital Haats’ to help bring more small and medium businesses online. Located around major manufacturing hubs The Digital Haats will be located in Indian cities, particularly around major manufacturing hubs. These will offer services that will enable small and medium sized businesses to digitise. Services offered will include ecommerce...
24 January 2020
Spain-based Mercadona announced it is investing in its online operations and plans to continue store refurbishments. Meanwhile, the retailer has announced it plans to continue supporting start-ups alongside other investors, through the Lanzadera accelerator programme. Mercadona invests in its online channel… Mercadona will continue to invest in store refurbishments and plans to expand its o...
23 January 2020
Following an earlier announcement that it would open a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in partnership with Ocado in the mid-Atlantic region, Kroger has confirmed that it will be developed in Frederick, Maryland. Six sites announced to date Opening in this location will enable Kroger to target the populous northeast region, including Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, with its gr...
23 January 2020
In its home market, Carrefour has acquired another online retailer, Potager City. The purchase comes quickly after the retailer bolstered its range of online solutions with the acquisition of a 60% stake in Dejbox . Carrefour continuing to strengthen food ecommerce offer Potager City uses an online subscription model that supplies shoppers with boxes of extra-fresh and seasonal fruit and v...
21 January 2020
Amazon is due to roll out 10,000 electric delivery vehicles in India by 2025, in a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Over 20 cities The fully electric vehicles (EVs), which are a combination of three-wheeled rickshaws and four-wheeled vehicles, will be operating this year in over 20 cities, including Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur and Coimbatore. The mo...
21 January 2020
Google has launched a new feature with the purpose of making it easier to shop from search results. The retailer has also entered an agreement to acquire Pointy, a company that helps local retailers list their product inventory online. Updating Google Search experience Google has enhanced the shopping experience on its Google Search function on mobile. Previously, the retailer enabled shopp...
21 January 2020
The Chinese State Council has identified another 24 cities for large scale cross-border ecommerce, as ecommerce trade between China and other nations is growing rapidly. Favourable policy to support growth These 24 new cities include Shijiazhuang in Hebei province, Fuzhou in Fujian province, and Yantai in Shandong province. In addition to the 35 that have previously been established, cross-...
21 January 2020
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to roll out a one-hour click and collect service, according to reports from The Grocer. Express Click & Collect At the end of 2019, Asda launched trials of its Express Click & Collect service at its Killingbeck and Middleton stores. The retailer will now expand this initiative to further stores, with 25 offering the service by February. Hundreds of s...