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Through its Store No8 incubation arm, Walmart is testing a text to shop service. This forms part of its braoder plans for conversational commerce. Conversational commerce Walmart’s Store No8 and Global Tech teams are testing a beta experience which enables customers to add products to their online shopping list by text. Available in selected areas, the retailer is aiming to make this more w...
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Asda has announced a number of major initiatives over the last week that demonstrate its growing focus on new channels, products and sustainability. Largest refill store opened in York Following the launch of its Middleton sustainability store last year and a follow up opening in Glasgow, Asda has opened its largest ever refill store at Monk's Cross in York. This will stock 100 branded and pr...


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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.

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