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24 September 2021
Quick commerce is becoming increasingly competitive in Latin America. The sector is currently dominated by local operators, including Rappi, Cornershop (recently acquired by Uber), and iFood. These businesses have profited from their local know-how, such as understanding consumption habits and knowledge of LatAm’s complex road networks, which is fundamental for logistics and delivery.   This y...
24 September 2021
Food delivery platforms are piloting a common acquirer model to support hawkers so they will not need to pay commission or onboarding fees. What is it? Deliveroo, FoodPanda, Grab and WhyQ will be participating in this pilot covering 400 stalls across 14 hawker centres. Hawker centres are open-air food courts in Singapore that typically charge between SGD3.50 (US$2.60) to SGD5 per meal (US$3...
23 September 2021
Sainsbury’s has announced the relaunch and expansion of its same day and one-hour rapid delivery as it evolves its online offer to cater for changing shopper preferences. Relaunch of same day delivery service Sainsbury’s will introduce same day delivery and collection services to 100 more stores by the end of October, so that customers ordering before midday can receive a delivery after 5pm...
22 September 2021
Walmart has developed a new platform to make it easier for shoppers to identify products that are built better for them and for the planet. Icons used to identify two groups of products The new platform is integrated into Walmart.com. Shoppers will be able to quickly identify products that meet independent and authoritative standards for promoting personal well-being and reducing their envi...
20 September 2021
We highlight two of the latest developments in quick commerce, including the potential for next minute deliveries and consolidated shopping trips. Retailer Platform Robomart , which operates a fleet of on-demand automated stores, which consumers can summon to their home in less than ten minutes using a dedicated app, has launched a new Retailer Platform. This enables retailers to partn...
17 September 2021
Netherlands-based pure ecommerce retailer Picnic has raised further funding as it looks to expand in its existing markets of Netherlands, Germany, and its more recent entry of France. Picnic raises €600m in series D fundraising round The retailer raised €600m as part of its series D fundraising round, with investment coming from four organisations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates foundat...
17 September 2021
As Auchan looks to embed its new strategy, its operations in Spain and Portugal roll out initiatives that support this outlook. Auchan Portugal launches Pick&Go service… Auchan Portugal has launched a new ecommerce service for urban shoppers under the brand name Pick&Go. The service, which is available at two independent locations in Lisbon and from one MyAuchan store in the city, will enab...
16 September 2021
Deliveroo and Amazon have announced a new offer in which Amazon Prime members can now receive free Deliveroo Plus membership for a year in the UK and Ireland. Free takeaway and grocery delivery The new offer follows Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo , which was cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in April 2020. Due to Amazon’s investment, it therefore has an incentiv...
16 September 2021
Major national convenience retailer Co-op has set out its goal to more than double its sales through online platforms from £70m to £200m by the end of the current year. The key focuses for driving this growth are to be a new partnership with Amazon Prime and the roll-out of Starship autonomous vehicle deliveries to more areas. Amazon partnership to go national following Glasgow trial The sa...
16 September 2021
Kroger and Instacart partnered to launch a new rapid delivery solution, Kroger Delivery Now. This service powered by a virtual convenience store aims at providing nationwide 30-minute home delivery. Redefining convenience through a comprehensive delivery solution Through Kroger Delivery Now both companies seek to offer a relevant range of quality products at affordable prices combined with ...