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18 January 2022
Meituan, China's largest platform for lifestyle services and products, has added Starbuck onto its platform. Starbucks extends reach to more consumers The partnership with Meituan will allow Chinese customers to order cofee delivery and make reservations on the mobile app. It will also launch a service to let Meituan users make private bookings to taste and learn to make coffees at Starbuck...
17 January 2022
As the leading on-demand delivery service, or quick commerce provider, in North America develops a new ready meals hub, we look at why Instacart is aiming to tap into different delivery segments. Changing competitive landscape Instacart is the most established on-demand delivery service in the US, with over 700 retail partners, including most of the leading grocers. It initially established i...
13 January 2022
We have just published our  Amazon marketplace best practice report. I’ve interviewed leading suppliers and third-party specialists. The report includes food and consumer goods examples from fast-growing start-ups, businesses acquired by Amazon aggregators, and leaders in eCommerce such as Unilever, P&G, Mars, and Reckitt Benckiser. Subscribers to IGD Retail Analysis can see the full report ...
13 January 2022
As Carrefour prepares to re-enter Greece in partnership with a local company and expands its range of online services in France, amongst other developments, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour to return to Greece with new franchisee Carrefour has partnered with locally based Retail & More, a subsidiary of technology distributor TeleUnicom, to re-enter the Greek market 10 years aft...
12 January 2022
Following the release of Sainsbury’s Christmas and Q3 results, we explore the key trends that shaped performance. Grocery sales hold on to 2020 gains Total grocery sales may only be up 0.1% on last year 1 (or 0.8% excluding the impact of stores being closed on Boxing Day), but this is on top of last year’s stellar 7.4% growth. It’s enough to have increased Sainsbury’s volume market share t...
12 January 2022
As Zabka rolls out its staffless store solution in new locations and Carrefour appoints a director for Bringo International, we round up developments across markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Zabka opens Nano store in Decathlon store As Zabka expands the presence of its staffless Nano format, it has opened a new store in a Decathlon outlet. Zabka has opened 12 Nano stores, which uses te...
12 January 2022
A.S. Watson is partnering Amazon to launch a wider range of health and beauty products through a dedicated storefront. Amazon Singapore’s first partnership a health and beauty retailer Prime members will be able to buy from brands such as Aveeno, Biore, Cetaphil, Bifesta, Wavertree & London, L’Oréal Paris, Oral-B, Anessa, Tsubaki, ZA, and other items from facial care to health supplements. ...
05 January 2022
Walmart plans to recruit 3,000 associates as delivery drivers to support the expansion of its InHome delivery programme. Scaling the service Launched in 2019, Walmart’s InHome service enables customers to have their online grocery deliveries delivered directly into their homes. This includes their kitchen or garage refrigerator. With the service currently available to 6m households, the...
05 January 2022
Delivery Hero has signed an agreement to reach a majority stake in Glovo. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2022, subject to regulatory approvals. 15 million active users Glovo was founded in 2015 in Spain. It now operates in 1,300 cities in 25 countries across Europe, Central Asia and Africa. The quick commerce aggregator offers on-demand services from local restaurants, groceries, super...
04 January 2022
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has suspended Amazon’s 2019 deal with Future Group. This could lead to Amazon’s competitor in the market, Reliance Retail, acquiring Future Group’s retail operations. Meanwhile, Amazon India is set to launch Amazon Pharmacy in the country, allowing customers to purchase medications on Amazon’s website or app for delivery. Suspension of the deal I...