Store of the future news

02 March 2021
Last month our Future Talk webinar looked at where grocery retail is heading in North America, with a focus on store of the future developments. This replay is available for subscribers only. Part one: from store of now to the store of the future (2:00 minute mark) Covid-19 and grocery formats Future store elements Five big bets for the store of the future Part two : inside Wa...
01 March 2021
Last September, Albertsons opened the latest iteration of what it refers to internally as Pavilions 2.0, which features a new décor package for its upscale banner. We look at how fresh foods are being executed across three departments. Remodeled store The store, located in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, is an expanded version of an older Pavilions. This banner forms part of t...
25 February 2021
With Apple becoming the latest partner for Target as it builds a differentiated store experience, we look at what this means for the retailer. Enhanced in-store and online experience Target is partnering with Apple to offer customers an enhanced shopping experience in store, and online. The roll-out will start in 17 locations initially across the US this month, with further sites to be laun...
24 February 2021
Mars Wrigley has partnered with US-based retailer, Wakefern, to pilot a robotic kiosk in-store to offer a range of its impulse products for sale. Designed to engage and entertain shoppers Deployed at Wakefern’s ShopRite store in Monroe, New York, the robot has been developed to offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase products which can be found within the checkout zone. Mars Wrigley is par...
17 February 2021
The Giant Company is partnering with Swisslog to provide automation technology featuring AutoStore at its new GIANT Direct ecommerce fulfillment centre in Philadelphia, USA. Building an omnichannel supply chain This pilot comes as Ahold Delhaize continues to expand its ecommerce fulfilment capabilities as part of building a stronger omnichannel supply chain. Following the significant growth...
16 February 2021
A.S. Watson has reported some trends that will shape the future of health and beauty, and other retail channels in 2021. Offline + online strategy as the new retail standard The pandemic has changed the shopping habits of customers, evolving their expectations and desires.  Like other retailers, A.S. Watson Group has witnessed a surge in online shopping in 2020, but it was able to adapt qui...
10 February 2021
Following the launch of the format in 2018, Publix has opened the eighth location of its GreenWise Market format. We look inside this store, which is the first to be developed by the retailer as part of a high-rise development in a downtown location. Downtown location The store is located on the ground floor of The Main Las Olas building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The retailer has taken t...
09 February 2021
After eight months of works. Sainsbury's has completed a multi-million pound relaunch of its Hempstead Valley superstore in Kent, creating a showcase for its latest product offer and format design. Why Hempstead Valley is significant Hempstead Valley is Sainsbury's most important store launch since  Selly Oak in 2018 and takes forward the mission based thinking applied at  Hedge End . K...
23 January 2021
Reliance Retail plans to integrate its own e-commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp, within the next six months.  This would enable 400m users of India’s most popular messaging app to order food and grocery products, without having to switch to another platform. Integration challenges Flipkart and Amazon in India’s online retail market Customers can place their orders on JioMart by adding its W...
21 January 2021
A.S. Watson Group and Grab, the leading delivery and payment solutions provider in Southeast Asia, have formed a new partnership that will create the largest omnichannel health and beauty partnership in the region. Access to more than 62,000 health and beauty products in six markets Shoppers can now purchase a wide assortment of more than 62,000 health and beauty products from Watsons throu...