Retail and consumer goods industry news

26 November 2019
Including festive pop-ups, supporting sustainable shoppers and more... Festive pop-up shops Boots has launched its first pop-up "Bootique", supporting its Christmas marketing campaign to cater for different gifting needs. Located at 59 Greek Street in London's Soho, the temporary store is open for just one week. Built on the theme of Heels over Head, visitors can browse fragrances, chocolat...
26 November 2019
Amazon has launched a pop-up store on Chinese ecommerce platform Pinduoduo.  Selection of 1,000 products Pinduoduo is a group buying platform that allows shoppers to use their social network to make group purchases and benefit from discounts. Shoppers can invite their contacts to create a group to get a lower price for their purchases. Amazon has now opened a pop-up store on the platform th...
26 November 2019
The convenience retailer’s net profit grew 1.3% to MYR17m (US$4.1m) in the third quarter of 2019. Higher revenue and marketing income 7-Eleven’s revenue for the quarter gained 4.5% to MYR594.2m (US$142m) compared to the same period a year ago. This is driven by the addition of new stores, higher shopper counts and better promotional activity. Revenue from the food service segment grew more ...
26 November 2019
Following visits to a number of stores in the US, we highlight three ways in which retailers are celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays. 1. Full Thanksgiving meals Source: IGD Research Source: IGD Research A number of retailers are offering to take the work out of Thanksgiving by providing a complete holiday dinner, available to purchase ahead of time. At Gelson's, a premium ...
25 November 2019
We bring you the latest news from Rewe Group in Germany. Improving sustainability Rewe has launched private label shower gel and soaps in packaging which is made of 100% recycled materials. The products will be under the retailers 'Today' brand and will be available in around 5,800 Rewe and Penny stores. This is the latest in a number of sustainability initiatives, with Rewe introducing rec...
25 November 2019
During our recent market visit we saw how Lidl France has made an early start for its Christmas ranges, well ahead of its competitors. The discounter’s strategy to win with families this Christmas is focused on a wide assortment of premium products, many gift ideas for all and some “hero” products. Building anticipation and creating excitement by starting early Source: IGD Research ...
22 November 2019
The new concept is being tested in Quincy, Mass at its Retail Business Services' offices. Seamless experience The concept is around 300 sq ft and is called Lunchbox. The frictionless technology allows registered shoppers to scan in, shop and walk out, and offers fresh, healthy options which are available 24/7. This builds on a variety of experimental concepts that Ahold Delhaize has been te...
22 November 2019
Ahold Delhaize’s US banner, Giant Food Stores, has opened two new Giant Heirloom Market stores in Philadelphia. We look at how the retailer has tailored the stores to the local communities. Giant Heirloom Market, University City In August 2019, Giant opened its second Heirloom Market in University City, at 3401 Chestnut St. The 925 sq. m store is located between University of Pennsylvania a...
22 November 2019
Walmart has outlined aggressive store expansion plans in China. 500 new outlets by 2026 Walmart plans to open 500 new stores in China in the next five to seven years. This will more than double its presence in the country. The China Daily reports that the new openings will consist of a mix of hypermarkets and supermarkets. The new stores will increasingly focus on hypermarkets in commerc...
22 November 2019
A.S. Watson has opened its 3,800th Watsons store in Yunnan province, China. One-to-one beauty services  The new store is located in Living Mall of Yunnan in Kunming. It operates more than 185 sq m / 2,000 sq ft and is designed to provide one-on-one beauty services to customers supported by integrated digital experiences. Kulvinder Birring, Watsons China’s CEO, said, “Building customer c...