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In reaction to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Australian retailers have started implementing a number of measures to ensure that everyone has access to the food and consumer goods products they need - we will continue to update this article with the latest measures...

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Netherlands-based Jumbo’s chief executive, Frits van Eerd, has outlined the retailer’s plans to expand the brand further into Europe. Expanding in Belgium… Van Eerd would like to further expand the brand’s presence in Belgium and, then, eventually introduce it in France. Jumbo currently operates two stores in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium. The main challenge of expan...
We look at how retailers across the Middle East are dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, implementing social distancing measures, launching contactless payment and more. United Arab Emirates: ensuring social distancing in-store To manage COVID-19, the UAE has implemented the following measures: Closed all commercial centres and shopping malls along with fish, meat and veg...
Sam's Club, Walmart’s membership only retail warehouse club, announced last week that it plans to open a flagship outlet in China in 2021. The brand’s largest outlet in China The flagship store will be built in the Waigaoqiao New Development Park, a land inside the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. It is only a 30-minute drive from Shanghai's Pudong District, Wujiaochang and Xinjiangwan areas...

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26/03/2020
Last year, Walmart opened the Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL), taking an existing Neighborhood Market store and transforming it into a live retail lab. We recently visited the store to see how the retailer is using artificial intelligence to improve the in-store experience.
26/03/2020
In this report, we discuss how grocery shopping has evolved in five different ways in China during the pandemic. These are unlikely to be short-term changes and may not go away when the pandemic is over. These changes will have a long-lasting and profound impact on path to purchase, fulfillment models, supported by new partnerships and innovations. What these changes mean to retailers and brands in other parts of the world and what actions they can take are also discussed.
24/03/2020
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic affects more parts of the country, we summarise the latest responses from food retailers in the UK to ensure stores function as efficiently as possible and food and groceries remain accessible to all.
23/03/2020
Opened in April 2019, Carrefour Wangfujing is the retailer’s latest premium concept store. In this report, we will take a look at how this store epitomises the current trend of retailers expanding through compact formats and making shopping trips simpler, faster and more convenient than before.
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Montesson was reopened in December 2017 after a light touch investment programme. We visited the store to understand how it has invested to raise the visibility of its services and fresh ranges.

We review some of the latest in-store and digital initiatives at Walmart, including robots, associate apps and the launch of Jetblack.

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