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25 May 2022
Walmart is expanding its partnership with DroneUp to new areas, providing it with the capacity to reach 4m households across six US states. This will also enable it to start monetising the service through developing a new revenue stream. Convenience driving usage Walmart launched its partnership with drone firm, DroneUp, last year, with the retailer also investing in the business. DroneUp o...
20 May 2022
National convenience retailer Co-op has set out its ambition to grow online sales by 50%, reaching £300m by the end of the year. Using a range of solutions for fulfilment, both in-house and third party, the retailer will continue to roll-out its online service nationally making it accessible from 2,000 stores in total. Since launching its on demand online services in 2019 Co-op has seen 36 months...
20 May 2022
Woolworths has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement to acquire approximately an 80% stake in marketplace MyDeal.com.au. Woolworths’ offer values MyDeal.com.au at AU$243m. Woolworths said if completed, the remaining 20% stake in the business would continue to be held by MyDeal’s founder and chief executive, Sean Senvirtne, and other key management shareholders. Acquisition would enhan...
13 May 2022
Retailers and suppliers are taking small steps to invest in the metaverse in Asia. Get up to speed with the developments through this article and our report here . Indonesia: Alfamart convenience investing in the metaverse Alfamart is collaborating with an AR/VR company to bring the relevant technology to the business. Alfamart and WIR Group have been working together since 2015...
12 May 2022
After Tesco’s chief executive, Ken Murphy, discussed the part it was aiming to play by creating better baskets for its customers and the planet, the retailer has brought the initiative to life in store. Better Baskets logo to help shoppers make better choices Under the initiative, which was discussed in March 2021, Murphy set out how Tesco was aiming to reach its net zero climate target in ...
12 May 2022
As the Co-op launches a new click and collect solution and retailers add or extend quick commerce partnerships, we round up news on the UK’s ecommerce channel. Co-op trials new click and collect solution Co-op has launched a new service at its store in Lewes Road in Brighton, due to it being one of the retailer’s busiest for click and collect orders through its own store and the Deliveroo a...
10 May 2022
A round up of the latest developments in quick commerce. Unilever has partnered with on-demand automated store operator Robomart to launch a direct-to-consumer (D2C) service. Operators are focusing on expansion plans with Ocado launching its latest Zoom by Ocado site in East London and Zepto raising $200m to expand across India. Unilever signs deal with autonomous store operator Robomart ...
09 May 2022
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 ...
05 May 2022
Tesco is to partner with Uber Eats, which will see the latter’s network of couriers deliver orders as part of Tesco’s Whoosh one-hour delivery service. Orders to be made through Tesco’s digital channels The partnership will see Uber Eats simply deliver the orders on behalf of Tesco, with orders still being made through Tesco.com or the retailer’s Grocery and Clubcard apps, rather than on Ub...
03 May 2022
Amazon's net sales increased by 7% year-on-year (YoY) to $116.4bn and operating income decreased (59)% to $3.7bn for the first quarter (ended March 31). International business in decline Sales from Amazon’s international segment declined (6)% YoY, compared to North America which grew 8% YoY. Both the International and North American segments delivered an operating loss of ($1.6)bn and ($1...