Store of the future news

13 May 2015
Alibaba's B2C e-commerce site Tmall is cooperating with international retailers to bring imported goods to Chinese consumers, who are increasingly demanding a wider range of high quality and safe products. It enables the international retailers to tap into the booming Chinese market with limited investment. Tmall's International section was launched in October 2014, and by the end of the year,...
22 April 2015
Speaking at the company’s annual general meeting last week, Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, discussed its successful 2014 performance and looked at its medium term strategy for growth. We review five key points that stood out from the presentation. 1. Reshaping retailing strategy to remain In contrast to a number of other leading global retailers who have changed or been forced to adapt...
15 April 2015
Growing numbers of operators – suppliers and retailers – are strengthening their focus on food-to-go and developing concepts and ranges for shoppers. We've been tracking this and today marks an important step forward for Retail Analysis as we launch a new hub for our food-to-go insight . Today we unveil two brand new pieces of insight. The first covers latest food-to-go trends and the second...
01 April 2015
In Taiwan, leading convenience players 7-Eleven and FamilyMart are developing new mobile solutions including e-payment and iBeacon technology in order to create a seamless shopping experience. Capturing growth potential of ecommerce within the convenience channel President of Chain Store Corporation, operator of Taiwan’s leading convenience chain 7-Eleven, is developing its digital capabili...
16 February 2015
The two French retailers have announced a deepening of the agreement they entered into in September 2014. Plus, in other news, Auchan is launching a new loyalty scheme in Italy and strengthening in Poland. Alliance based on common strategy The two parties will initiate discussions to form an alliance based on: developing greater depth in the area of procurement - although fresh ranges...
12 February 2015
After Costco opened its flagship store on Alibaba's Tmall, a few other retailers have followed suit. Countdown from New Zealand and Fresta from Japan have opened their stores on Tmall and E-Mart from Korea is also planning its store opening. Countdown's Tmall store Operating 160+ stores in New Zealand, Countdown is part of Woolworths and this is their first attempt to break into the Chinese...
22 January 2015
Brussels-based grocery retail alliance Coopernic has announced that it has appointed a new board, president and vice-president following the recent changes in its membership over the last two years. Coop Italia and Delhaize to provide new president and vice-president Coopernic has been through a number of changes since 2013, when four members – Colruyt, Conad, Coop Switzerland and Rewe – le...
22 January 2015
With retailers in France, Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands and UK, amongst others, having reported fourth quarter results or Christmas trading updates, Jon Wright takes a look at their performance and the strategic developments spotlighted by companies across Western Europe.       ...
19 January 2015
Both Aldi and Lidl are looking to open larger stores to accommodate more products and become a "one-stop destination" for shoppers.   Aldi and Lidl - aiming to be a "one-stop destination" This strategy fits well in the UK, where, according to  ShopperVista , 69% of food discount shoppers would use a discounter if they could do their main shopping there. Moreover, 42% of food discount sho...
12 January 2015
Euromadi Ibérica and Auchan España have joined forces to promote and manage Auchan's private label brands. Covers 3,500 private labels Euromadi's subsidiary, Desarrollo de Marcas, will manage negotiations for private label for Auchan's Alcampo and Simply stores in Spain. Auchan's central purchasing team has a range of 3,500 private label brands at its disposal, in food, general merchandise,...