Retail models of the future news

18 September 2020
Following the launch of the first Walmart Health facility last year, Walmart has outlined plans to take the initiative to at least 22 locations by the end of next year. Targeting the Florida market The first Walmart Health facility opened in Dallas Georgia, followed by a further four locations in the state and one in Bentonville, Arkansas. This year, the retailer plans to open seven f...
17 September 2020
Walmart is introducing a team-based operating model at its US Supercenters following a successful initiative at Sam’s Club over the last 12 months and its launch at its Neighborhood Market stores earlier this year. Building small teams The new model sees Walmart create small teams of associates who will be cross-trained and given ownership of all tasks within their area. This will include s...
14 September 2020
Loblaw’s PC Financial division has launched a new banking account, three years after it closed its daily chequing, savings and lending banking services. Digital-first banking service The PC Money Account forms a central element of the retailer’s payments and rewards strategic pillar. It offers consumers a simple, no-fee bank account, combined with Loblaw’s PC Optimum loyalty programme. It h...
11 September 2020
Amazon has opened its second Go Grocery store in Redmond, Washington, as reported by GeekWire. Second large format Go store Amazon Go Grocery was Amazon’s first large format grocery store. It launched in February 2020 and uses the same checkout-free technology as Amazon’s Go convenience format stores, which launched in 2018. With its Go Grocery stores, Amazon evolved its range and solved li...
27 August 2020
Amazon has opened its first Amazon Fresh grocery store in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. First Amazon Fresh store According to Amazon, the new store will deliver consistently low prices, a more convenient shopping experience, and free same-day delivery. The store will offer a range of national brands as well as produce, meat and seafood. A range of prepared foods will also be made fresh in st...
16 June 2020
Walmart has acquired the technology platform, patents and key intellectual property of CareZone, a health-tech startup which helps individuals manage their medications. Improving access to healthcare services CareZone was developed to help users organise their health information and access health services. Through a mobile app, users can scan their insurance cards and product labels to bett...
21 May 2020
Facebook has launched a new feature on Facebook and Instagram, Facebook Shops, to help small businesses sell online. Facebook Shops The new feature is available for businesses to set up an online store for customers to access on both social media platforms. It is free for businesses to create a store, and they are able to choose their own featured products and customise the look and feel of...
10 March 2020
Amazon is set to sell its cashier-less technology, used in its Go stores, to other retailers, as reported by Reuters. Just Walk Out Amazon launched a website for its new initiative, Just Walk Out, inviting retailers to inquire about the service and answering various questions. Just Walk Out enables retailers to leverage Amazon’s cashier-less technology in their stores, which the retailer...
05 March 2020
Woolworths and Terracyle's Loop are working to bring on board both suppliers and customers to test the new solution in a trial that will kick off in June 2021. Woolworths exclusivity for first year Woolworths and Terracyle announced their new partnership last year, which will give the retailer exclusivity to Loop's reusable product packaging for its first year of operation in the market. To...
02 March 2020
We visited the new Amazon Go Grocery format in Seattle, the retailer’s larger format store featuring its just walk-out technology which opened last week. Largest store to launch This new store format at 14,000 sq ft is significantly larger than the 24 Amazon Go stores which have opened to date. Most of these stores sit within the 1,000-2,000 sq ft range. This store adopts the fresh green an...