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28 April 2020
Following plans announced earlier this month to accelerate the launch of its Voilà service in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Sobeys has started to test orders at its new Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC). Partnership with Ocado Sobeys has partnered with UK-based Ocado to build the CFC adjacent to its existing automated distribution centre in Vaughan, Ontario, optimising Ocado’s robotic-dri...
28 April 2020
Convenience store ordering platform, Snappy Shopper has revealed that the number of local stores across the UK now selling through its app has risen by a factor of five in the course of the pandemic emergency. Shopper use of app soaring As more independent retailers seek an effective means of handling orders for home delivery Snappy Shopper has seen the number of customers using the app inc...
28 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...
28 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...
28 April 2020
Texan retailer H-E-B and Favor Delivery are introducing a two hour delivery service on essentials. Expanding its online services H-E-B already offers online groceries though its H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery service, allowing customers to place orders for the same-day, next day or later. However, with the new Express Delivery partnership, customers can choose from a list of 25 essential ...
27 April 2020
France-based Casino said first quarter sales rose 7.9% in organic terms, while it enjoyed same-store sales growth of 6.4% across its three divisions: France Retail, Cdiscount and Latam Retail. Total net sales fell by 0.8%, to €8.3 bn, due to the store disposals and closures it undertook in 2019. The retailer, as part of its Q4 results announcement, had already removed guidance for its 2020 full f...
27 April 2020
We look at how three different food businesses have developed new income streams in response to the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic. The wholesaler: Sysco Sysco, one of the leading wholesale suppliers to foodservice operators and restaurants in Canada, has launched a new direct-to-consumer business, [email protected] Customers using the service can order bulk groceries for home delivery or pick-up...
27 April 2020
As part of its first quarter results, Nestlé discussed the impact the coronavirus pandemic had had on all parts of its operations and how it had performed in China towards the end of the quarter as the country exited the worst effects of its lockdown. 1. China exiting the quarter ‘gradually’ Given China was loosening its lockdown towards the end of the quarter, Nestlé discussed what it was ...
27 April 2020
LOTTE sees the newly-launched platform “LOTTE ON” as a key component to its digital transition. Confident but not without challenges Integrating existing online platforms, such as LOTTE Department Store, LOTTE Mart and LOTTE Home Shopping, the group aims to treble its online turnover to KRW20 tn by 2023 as it plans to generate leads through the new online platform and utilize offline stores...
24 April 2020
Facebook has invested US$5.7bn for a 9.99% stake in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms, while Amazon has launched ‘Local Shops on Amazon’. Connecting JioMart and WhatsApp Facebook’s investment may connect WhatsApp with JioMart , potentially allowing users to find local stores around them on WhatsApp, connect with store operators and place orders from within the instant messaging service. Lo...