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Hirota, a Brazilian supermarket chain with around 35 stores in São Paulo, is opening micro stores (of between 15 and 30 sq. m) in adapted shipping containers. They are being opened in common areas of residential condominiums and are aimed at supporting communities by enabling them to buy groceries on their doorstep during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Brazil has become the first country to enable consumers to send and receive money through the (Facebook-owned) WhatsApp messenger app. WhatsApp has over 120m users in Brazil who can now use it to send and receive money between friends and family, to make purchases or pay local businesses without leaving the app. Payments made using Facebook Pay The payment is made in WhatsApp, but uses th...
In June 2020 Colombian retailer Grupo Éxito remodelled its Éxito Express store in the affluent El Poblado neighbourhood in Medellin. The 300 sq. m convenience store has been adapted to feature new initiatives aimed at protecting customer safety. Grupo Éxito invested a little over COP600m (US$158,000) into the concept. Source: Grupo Éxito Biosecurity measures used for a safer shopping...
Colombia’s Grupo Éxito has invested around COP4 bn (US$1m) in renovating six stores under its Super Inter banner. The stores are in the south western region of Valle del Cauca, five in the city of Cali and one in the town of Jamundí. Source: Grupo Éxito As a result of coronavirus, Super Inter is focused on providing safe shopping environments for its customers. It has implemented var...

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24/06/2020
In 2019, LetterOne Retail became the majority owner of Spanish retailer DIA Group. Its ‘Make DIA a Champion’ strategy aims to turn the business's performance around in five years.
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We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.
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We visited GPA's flagship Minuto Pão de Açúcar convenience store, located on the famous Paulista Avenue. It is the business' first 24-hour convenience store and the first to pilot its Scan & Go payment technology.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in how people live their lives. Health and wellbeing is playing more of a central role than ever before as people prioritise staying safe and well. In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future. We showcase examples from around the world where things are changing as a result of the pandemic and consider what trends we saw before COVID-19.
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