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25 April 2022
A round up of the latest developments in quick commerce. Operators are focusing on value with Gorillas price matching Sainsbury’s Local in the UK and DoorDash launching a discounted membership scheme for students. Gopuff also names a former Amazon executive as senior vice president of its North American business. Gorillas price matches Sainsbury’s Local In a crowded sector, shoppers will...
20 April 2022
Flipkart, Lazada and Tmall, leading ecommerce operators from across the region, are launching new customer-facing initiatives that tap into the desire to make better choices for people and the planet. Tmall introduces carbon emission product labelling Alibaba’s online marketplace Tmall is launching new product labelling to help shoppers understand environmental impact when making shopping w...
11 April 2022
With smartphone penetration set to increase to 1bn by 2026, “super apps” are a hot topic in India. Tata, parent company of online grocery leader BigBasket, is the latest to launch in the market. Seamless, single-platform shopping and more The Tata Neu “super app” launched 7 th April 2022, experiencing half a million downloads in its first day.   The “super app” unites a wide range of ...
08 April 2022
As Uber Eats partners with bp in a global retail partnership and quick commerce pure play Getir raises another $768m, I round up the latest developments within quick commerce. bp and Uber sign global strategic partnership bp and Uber have signed a new global strategic convenience partnership. Together they plan to make more than 3,000 retail locations available on Uber Eats by 2025. The ...
05 April 2022
Alibaba has launched a 10-Yuan online discount store that targets China's bargain hunters who are seeking daily necessities. Great deal for low-income customers On 25 March 2022, Alibaba launched the first 10-Yuan discount store on its online marketplace Taobao Deals. Each product is only priced at RMB 10 (USD 1.57), which is relatively affordable to most shoppers in China’s lower-tier citi...
04 April 2022
As Casino sets out to convert 20 hypermarkets in France, partners with Just Eat in the country and launch in The Sandbox, we look at five developments from the retailer. Casino to convert 20 hypermarkets into supermarkets Local trade publication LSA has reported Casino plans to convert 20 of its remaining 81 Géant hypermarkets into Casino supermarkets. If completed, the change will mean Cas...
01 April 2022
bp and Uber have signed a new global strategic convenience partnership. Together they plan to make more than 3,000 retail locations available on Uber Eats by 2025. Extending existing arrangements The partnership extends current local arrangements in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa and the west coast of the U.S, adding the UK and eastern U.S in 2022 and with plans to launch in o...
30 March 2022
Superdrug will launch an online marketplace this September. The platform will feature hundreds of health and beauty products across different brands, spanning from premium to start-ups. Making health and beauty more accessible With the launch of the online marketplace, Superdrug will become the first high street health and beauty retailer in the UK to offer third-party brands the opportu...
29 March 2022
Asda has revealed that sales edged upwards in 2021 and profits climbed substantially in its first results release under Issa brothers ownership. It has also used the occasion to highlight three new initiatives on private label, customer loyalty and quick commerce. Sales edge upwards against elevated comparative For calendar 2021 as a whole, Asda's sales grew by 0.5% (+0.6% LFL) to £20.4bn, ...
28 March 2022
Instacart, the leading on-demand fulfilment and delivery company in North America, has consolidated existing and new services under a new Instacart platform. We look at what this means for the business and its retail customers as it transforms to be a retail enablement organisation. Built a leadership position in on-demand delivery This is the first major move from Fidji Simo, who joined th...