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Walmart has expanded its shoppable interactive video hub, Walmart Cookshop, adding twenty-two new episodes, including celebrity collaborations.

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Walmart is rebranding its in-house media business, Walmart Media Group, to Walmart Connect, as it expands its focus across digital and physical platforms. Three focus areas Growing its media business is a strategic focus for Walmart as part of its goal to develop alternative revenue and profit streams. With over 150m weekly customers, Walmart Connect will aim to optimise the retailer’s phys...
Autonomous, or checkout free, store concepts have been gaining ground over the last few years, with companies piloting different models. This has accelerated since the start of the pandemic as retailers look to develop contactless and frictionless solutions. We highlight four which have recently launched, or are set to make their debut, in North America. 1. CIBO Express, Newark Airport, New Yo...
Walmart is partnering with Ribbit Capital to create a new fintech startup organisation with a focus on developing innovative and affordable financial solutions. Optimising Walmart’s scale This new partnership brings together Walmart’s retail knowledge and scale with Ribbit’s fintech expertise to deliver tech-driven financial experiences. The global investment firm is focused on investing in...


To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.
We present eight case studies from around the world of retailers that are driving forward with unattended in-home delivery, and look at some of the key considerations for this new service.

Be inspired by the latest store concepts from Colruyt, Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour, Casino, SPAR Belgium,  Lidl and Aldi.

This report covers:

  • Stores to visit by channel - convenience, supermarkets, hypermarkets and discount
  • Trends in action -  Differentiation through design, Health wellbeing, lifestyle and premium, Food-to-go, Local sourcing, Private label, Digital and technology
18 examples of how industry is using Augmented Reality to enhance the consumer experience. Within this report we present numerous case studies of industry using AR, from companies like Walmart, Alibaba, Carrefour, Tesco and many more retailers and brands. We also highlight the benefits and challenges of Augmented Reality and where the future of the technology could be going.
Global retail trends 2019

Welcome to our 2019 global retail trends report. We expect five trends to develop and shape the global retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.

Last mile: delivering the goods

16 examples of how technology is being used to enhance last mile delivery.

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