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Co-working spaces, hybrid stores with additional services, and range evolution: three ways leading Asian convenience operators are adapting to meet changing shopper needs as markets emerge from Covid-19.

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Lotte axes its overnight delivery service for online groceries to prioritise its same-day proposition. Competitor Homeplus reports triple digit growth in its one-hour service in the first quarter of this year.   Lotte ditches overnight deliveries From mid-April, Lotte ceased offering overnight delivery for its online groceries, instead focusing on its two-hour same day slots, reports Aju ...
Costco’s net sales increased 16.1% in the second quarter, maintaining its strong pace of growth despite tough comparables from last year. Against this backdrop of growth, we look at how it is navigating cost and supply chain challenges. Q2 key numbers Net sales increased 16.1% to $50.9 bn Comparable sales (ex-fuel and currency impacts) up 11.3% in the US, 12.4% in Canada and 9.0% in o...
South Korea approves robots on city roads by 2023. Various robots are being tested in South Korea, but mostly in controlled environment and indoors.   Delivery robots to become mainstream Source: Dilly Drive Food delivery service provider Woowa has already tested these robots and other delivery providers are considering to take part. These robots are not yet allowed on the streets o...


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