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AS Watson forges new alliance to combine social media and retail

19 Oct 2018

By: Hanna Ryngmark

AS Watson owner CK Hutchison has signed a deal with Chinese social sharing platform Meitu that will see the drugstore and beauty chain “build a new business model integrating social media and retail”.

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Facial recognition checkout technology to make its UK debut

17 Oct 2018

By: Howard Lake

Retail solutions vendor NCR will introduce facial recognition software developed by technology company Yoti, in its FastLane self-checkout terminals in the next few months.

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Douglas showcases new premium concept in Hamburg

15 Oct 2018

By: Hanna Ryngmark

Germany-based beauty specialist Douglas has opened a pilot outlet that highlights the retailer’s desire to make a bigger impression in the premium segment and create more experiential locations for shoppers.

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Followers: 377

Discounters on the move

15 Oct 2018

By: Ray Gaul

Kantar Consulting recently held a workshop in Frankfurt for International Key Accounts leaders calling on European Grocery Discounters – specifically Aldi Nord, Aldi Sued, and Lidl. We started the day by asking participants: “If discounters were playing a sport, what sport would they be playing?”

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Convenience beyond the box: The new age of the convenience channel

Today, convenience is more of a concept than a store format, and is increasingly defined by ability to deliver speed, agility in space and mission-led solutions and services fuelled by major strategic shifts in key account priorities.

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Taking convenience outside the box

10 Oct 2018

By: Derya Guvenc

Today, convenience is no longer limited to the strict definition of being ‘a small close-proximity store selling impulse items and household essentials’. Convenience today is ‘everywhere retail by everyone’.

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Followers: 268

Lidl Belgium tests two-hour bicycle grocery delivery

9 Oct 2018

By: Simon Johnstone

Lidl is trialling a “pop-up web shop” in Ghent that offers home delivery of online grocery orders within two hours.

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Followers: 143

Instagram raises awareness around its retail potential

Instagram hosted its first UK pop-up shop in London’s Covent Garden on 5/6 October, giving shoppers the opportunity to browse and buy products from independent fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands.

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Flipkart gamifies online shopping with promotional ‘Hagglebot’

9 Oct 2018

By: Howard Lake

As part of its five-day Big Billion Days sale, Indian eCommerce giant Flipkart, owned by Walmart, has introduced a chatbot that lets shoppers recreate a haggling scenario recognisable from traditional local markets.

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The development of bio: Current challenges and opportunities

Understanding the bio opportunity is vital for retailers and brands looking to improve their relevance to, and capitalise on, the changing quality demands of their consumers.

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When retailers become producers: taking farms to the city

5 Oct 2018

By: Tudor Popa

The development of urban farms comes from an increased need to provide shoppers with high quality fresh produce at affordable prices. While this is an increasing opportunity for retailers, urban farming does have its limitations.