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Exclusive: an interview with Alibaba Freshippo’s Chief of Staff
In an exclusive interview with IGD, Guo Xuling, Chief of Staff of Alibaba’s Freshippo Business Group, highlights the aspects that distinguish the New Retail, which Freshippo represents, from old retail.
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Virtual reality in retail
In this report we review how the food and grocery industry is embracing immersive Virtual Reality (VR) to improve and enhance the industry. From conducting this research we have identified four ways that VR is being implemented. The four areas are: VR Training, VR Testing, VR used to showcase product transparency and how shoppers can buy products through Virtual Reality experiences. The report has numerous case studies of industry using VR, along with highlighting the benefits and barriers of VR and where the future of the technology could be going.
Chinese New Year 2019
As we welcome in the year of the pig, we review the activity retailers and suppliers have used to boost sales during this critical trading period.
We review and compare Ocado’s new one-hour delivery service and highlight the opportunities for manufacturers
FedEx is collaborating with retailers for robot deliveries
FedEx has launched an autonomous delivery service, the FedEx SameDay Bot. FedEx is collaborating with companies such as Lowe’s, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart to help assess retailers’ autonomous delivery needs.
A guide to China’s online grocery landscape
We review the size of the online grocery opportunity in China, the leading online retailer strategies and four trends that are driving online growth.
Waitrose creates virtual shelf for B Corp products
Waitrose has created a virtual shelf on its website signposting a range of goods made by B Corporation certified businesses.
JD.com and Rakuten partner on last mile logistics
JD.com and Rakuten have signed an agreement for JD.com’s drones and autonomous delivery robots to be used in Rakuten’s unmanned delivery solutions in Japan.
Last mile: delivering the goods
The ‘last mile’ has become an increasingly competitive place, as the food industry and disruptors continue to create solutions that make online shopping even more convenient. In this report we’ve identified numerous examples from around the world of last mile solutions that help online shoppers embrace this convenience.
Livestream shopping on Amazon
Amazon has launched an online platform, Amazon Live, that allows sellers to live-stream videos showcasing their products.
Walmart takes another leap into VR-commerce
Walmart’s Store No. 8 incubator has announced the launch of its second portfolio company, Spatial&. It will focus on the opportunities to create virtual reality commerce (V-commerce) experiences.