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26 July 2017
Amazon is reportedly arriving in Singapore this week. The launch will see Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Now, besides its regular ecommerce services become available to shoppers in Singapore. Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Now Amazon Prime is the company’s subscription service that offers free two-day shipping and access to its video streaming programmes and the Kindle lending library. The me...
25 July 2017
Tesco is the first retailer to offer same-day grocery delivery across the UK. Nationwide roll-out covering 99% of UK households Tesco has announced a nationwide roll-out of its same-day delivery service, which launched three years ago across London and the South East. It will soon become available across the UK, from the Shetland Islands to Cornwall, covering 99% of UK households. The roll-...
25 July 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn introduces an AR product scanner, Sligro reports its first half results and Coop extends its delivery reach. Albert Heijn introduces AR product scanner Albert Heijn is introducing an AR product scanner app, offering ‘all product information and inspiration at your fingertips’ . This is delivered through ‘augmented re...
21 July 2017
Flipkart, India's largest online marketplace, has launched a trial for grocery delivery in Bengaluru, with plans to roll out more pilots to several cities. Unique proposition in the works The company has not announced any plans for a full launch, but has promised some innovative offerings utilising its existing customer data. It had mentioned earlier that meeting expectations for delivery...
20 July 2017
Amazon US has released its meal-kit selection through its AmazonFresh grocery service, days after filing a trademark for the phrase: “ We do the prep. You be the chef”. Amazon meal kit selection includes 17 options Earlier this week, it was reported that Amazon had filed trademarks for a meal kit service with the slogan “ We do the prep. You be the chef” . They are now available through th...
20 July 2017
SPAR has unveiled a new online platform, which it describes as ‘faster, mobile user-friendly and useful to all (mobile) devices’ . It also provides recipe inspiration and additional product information, with same day delivery is available if orders are placed before 10:00. Convenience at the heart The website functionality allows shoppers to repeat orders, based on their shopping history. ...
18 July 2017
Ecommerce giant Alibaba has opened another three Hema Fresh stores, advancing its ‘new retail’ strategy, which aims to reinvent retail. What’s Hema Fresh? Hema Fresh was founded by Hou Yi, a former executive at JD Logistics, the logistics arm of Alibaba’s rival JD.com. The first Hema Fresh store was opened in Shanghai in January 2016. Alibaba bought into the company soon afterwards. It curr...
14 July 2017
Did you know there are almost 1.5 billion active users of social media across Asia? That’s just over half of the world’s social media users. And that 95% of them use mobile devices to access social platforms? Discover three ways you can take advantage of this huge market, from Shirley Zhu, programme director for IGD Singapore. Connect with consumers in local languages Most brands underst...
13 July 2017
This year’s Prime Day on 11 th July, grew by over 60% compared to 2016. So what were the highlights? Biggest shopping event in Amazon history This year’s Prime Day event grew by over 60% compared to last year’s, and surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday globally, making it the biggest shopping event in Amazon history. This year, the event lasted 30 hours rather than 24, and it involve...
11 July 2017
The latest release from the British Retail Consortium Retail Sales Monitor (BRC-RSM) shows that UK retail sales grew by 2.0% in June, underpinned by like-for-like growth of 1.2%.  This was a significant improvement on May, with hot weather returning growth to non-food categories, especially clothing; while food sales continued on their upward trajectory boosted by emerging inflation. Food & gr...