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05 July 2022
ParknShop continues to enhance its ecommerce infrastructure and inspire customers by expanding its new store concept in Hong Kong. Empowering capabilities of ecommerce To cope with the high-speed growth in ecommerce, A.S. Watson's subsidiary ParknShop supermarket plans to invest more than HKD 200mn (USD 25mn) for accelerating its digital transformation. In Q4 this year, it will have an ec...
05 July 2022
Amazon announced it has launched a new service providing brands with insights about the performance of their products, promotions and ad campaigns in Amazon’s physical stores in the US. Evolving the in-store shopping experience Amazon’s Store Analytics service provides brands with aggregated and anonymized insights in Just Walk Out technology and Amazon Dash Cart-enabled Amazon Go and Amazo...
27 June 2022
From social shopping to a metaverse mall, we highlight five new initiatives and innovations debuted to inspire shoppers and help merchants during this big shopping festival. Inspiring by innovation and new user experience Alibaba’s Taobao unveiled a “Metaverse Mall” in the festival where shoppers were able to use a mobile phone to guide their avatars and do virtual reality shoppin...
27 June 2022
This year the 618 shopping festival generated a total sales revenue of RMB 695.9bn (USD 103.8bn) through ecommerce channels (excluded quick commerce and community group buying), reports Syntun. This is an increase of 20.3% year-on-year, but down 6.2% compared to the previous year's 26.5% sales growth. Besides driving sales through slashing prices and discount coupons, what significant findings...
24 June 2022
As Woolworths launches a new quick commerce service and plans to stop selling reusable plastic shopping bags we round up developments from the retailer. Woolworths launches Metro60 quick commerce service Woolworths’ Metro60 service will enable shoppers to order through an app for delivery in an hour. The service, which will initially launch in 11 eastern Sydney suburbs, will carry an AU$5 d...
23 June 2022
Two of Canada’s leading retailers, Loblaw and Walmart, are launching new programmes to provide shoppers with a range of grocery items in as fast as 30 minutes. While Walmart is adopting a more conventional model for quick commerce, Loblaw is bringing some innovation to the channel. Two launches in two days The announcements from Loblaw and Walmart Canada signal that the Canadian retail mark...
23 June 2022
In the UK, Amazon has opened its first Fresh store outside of London featuring its Just Walk Out technology. The retailer also announced Doug Herrington will take on the role of CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores following Dave Clark’s departure. 19 th Amazon Fresh store in the UK Amazon has opened its 19 th Amazon Fresh store in the UK in Sevenoaks, Kent. It is the first store to launch o...
22 June 2022
As the largest supermarket retailer in the US, Kroger’s performance provides a great indication of what’s happening across the wider industry. We look at the retailer’s first quarter performance and the value its generating through its fresh, private label, personalisation and digital strategic initiatives. Inflation expected to be higher than originally anticipated Kroger’s first quarter s...
20 June 2022
Amazon is set to launch in Belgium in September, as reported by Business Insider. Set to launch by September According to leaked documents, Amazon will launch in Belgium in late September 2022. It also plans to launch in four other markets by early next year: Chile, Colombia, Nigeria and South Africa. Amazon will launch its marketplace in Belgium, with Amazon’s Prime membership scheme ex...
17 June 2022
Walmart is partnering with the Roku streaming TV service on a pilot project to enable users to purchase products directly from the platform. Media opportunities This new partnership has been developed to make TV streaming an ecommerce shopping destination. The new experience offers product discovery with a seamless checkout experience, enabling purchase directly at the time of inspiration. ...