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28 May 2020
Jumia partners with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mastercard to better enable and support transparent and convenient shopping. Jumia partners with UNDP Jumia has partnered with the UNDP to launch an online platform which enables small and medium enterprises to connect with consumers. The initiative was developed to empower the informal sector, market vendors, small and...
28 May 2020
We round up developments from the retailer in France, Portugal, and Russia. Auchan France extends Decathlon trial Beginning 17 April, an Auchan hypermarket in the suburbs of Orléans, in Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle trialled a collaboration with sporting goods brand Decathlon, which is part of the wider Mulliez Group, which owns both brands. The trial proved to be a success, leading the retailer ...
26 May 2020
South Korea’s leading retail operator, LOTTE Shopping, announced that it will sell 121 physical stores this year. Speed up the selling process The company’s original plan was to sell 200 stores over the next three to five years to focus on its ecommerce business. However the restructuring process has now been sped up. LOTTE Shopping said by December this year it will shut down: ...
26 May 2020
Action is testing a new click and collect service in France. This is the first market where the Dutch discounter has launched an ecommerce solution. Limited click and collet service The click and collect service began being tested at the Metz Centre and Essey les Nancy stores (East of France) on the 22 May. The entire assortment from the online website is available to order. The payment is ...
26 May 2020
7-Eleven and Guardian, operated by Dairy Farm, have partnered Foodpanda for delivery. Delivery from selected stores Source: 7-Eleven 7-Eleven and Guardian stores in selected neighbourhoods will be partnering Foodpanda for delivery within an hour.  There will be more than 100 products ranging from ready-to-eat food and snacks to household items from 7-E...
26 May 2020
We look at ecommerce developments in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. UAE: Noon.com launches next-day delivery Online marketplace Noon.com has launched noon Daily, a next day grocery delivery service, in Dubai. The service was developed to provide shoppers with a safe and fast grocery delivery service for essential supplies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Avail...
26 May 2020
We look at the latest developments from SPAR International’s partners in Albania, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Sri Lanka. SPAR Albania expands online services Responding to demand instigated by the coronavirus pandemic, SPAR Albania has launched a home delivery service of three different grocery boxes. The service has seen strong consumer uptake due to increased demand for groceries ...
22 May 2020
Target is providing consumers with additional opportunities to purchase its products through a new initiative in partnership with Instagram. Instagram Checkout Instagram Checkout was launched last year, enabling users to buy products without leaving the Instagram app. Through this initiative, customers can directly purchase products featured in posts @Target and @TargetStyle accounts. Shopp...
22 May 2020
Alibaba has posted its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. Total revenue was up 35% to CNY509,711m (US$71,985m) YoY. Robust top line figures for the fiscal year GMV transacted in the Alibaba Digital Economy was CNY7,053bn (US$1tn), CNY6,589bn (US$945bn) of which came from China retail marketplaces Core commerce revenue up 35% YoY to CNY436,104m (US$61,130m) ...
22 May 2020
Following a soft launch, which has been running since the end of March, Monoprix has introduced its new service, Monoprix Plus. The service, which is initially only available in part of Île-de-France, adds to the retailer’s existing offer, enabling shoppers to click and collect orders at one of its stores, enjoy same day delivery, with Monoprix Express, and next day delivery, through Monoprix ...