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Waitrose & Partners customers are able to have freshly-made sushi delivered to them within two hours.

We review Alibaba's current performance, its growth forecasts for the next five years, plus progress against key strategic objectives.

Included in this report:

  • Alibaba’s wider economy: Tmall, Taobao,, Alipay and on-demand services
  • Five year forecasts for Alibaba and Lazada
  • Strategic priorities: New Retail, partnerships and innovation
We’ve picked five new concept stores that are tech-laden, data-driven, delivery-oriented and ultimately integrating online and offline shopping in China.
Amazon is piloting its own delivery robot with Amazon Scout. The devices will deliver packages to customers in a neighbourhood in Snohomish County, Washington.
A coalition of the largest consumer packaged goods companies, along with recycling organisation TerraCycle, has unveiled a global, first-of-its-kind, shopping system called Loop.
06/02/2019 completed Indonesia’s first government approved drone flight, a breakthrough for drone delivery in Southeast Asia.
We recently visited the CES Show in Las Vegas to discover the key themes shaping the technology landscape and what they mean for retail.

We look at how ecommerce will develop in the next 12 months and beyond.

We cover:

  • Personalisation
  • Digital smart assistants such as apps and lists
  • Social commerce and unattended deliveries
  • Seamless, frictionless shopping online and offline
  • Partnerships and acquisitions 
Walmart China is testing two different WeChat mini-programs. One provides one-hour delivery service and the other locates where products are in the store.
With internet penetration and smartphone ownership growing in Latin America we explore the growth of online grocery.