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24 May 2021
Aldi in Australia has set up a new platform through which it plans to sell its popular Special Buys online. New website: shop.aldi.com.au The new trial service launched last week and is offering Special Buys in selected postcodes in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. According to Simon Padovani, Group Director Customer Interactions at Aldi Australia, the basic website is the retailer...
23 May 2021
Flipkart has shared that its traditional retail partners (called Kiranas in India) have registered a 30% increase in their average monthly delivery revenue in 2020. Successful partnership of Flipkart with India’s mom and pop stores The Walmart-owned ecommerce firm has reported that these results show its commitment to grow together with India’s oldest form of retail, supplementing the incom...
23 May 2021
BigBasket maintains its lead among the online grocery start-ups in India, reporting 80% growth from the previous year.  It is expected to continue growing in 2021, with the demand for online grocery accelerated by the second wave of COVID-19 infections in India.  Growth will also come from the Tata Group’s acquisition of BigBasket, forming a super app together with its other services. 2020 sal...
19 May 2021
Alibaba has acquired a 5.5% stake in Masan Group’s The Crown X, which operates WinMart and WinMart+ (formerly known as VinMart). Crown X to partner with Alibaba Lazada With the partnership, the retailer will be able to build its digital capabilities and accelerate the offline to online market in Vietnam. It will also enable the company to establish Vietnam’s first tech-enabled ecosystem and...
18 May 2021
Following the initial launch last year, Target is expanding its adult beverages grocery ecommerce service to 29 US states. Same-day delivery and pickup to help compete with quick commerce specialists The roll-out of this service will see Target offer wine, beer and liquor for store pickup, including through its Drive Up service, from more than 1,200 stores. It will offer same-day delivery t...
18 May 2021
Singapore moves to shut down part of the economy in a phase of heightened alert (Phase 2). A gradual tightening from April Singapore had been making good progress in controlling the spread of the virus until April. However, a pattern of local unlinked community transmissions had persisted since the beginning of May. The initial tightening measures include allowing social and workplace gathe...
18 May 2021
The Italian market has been adapting throughout Q1 2021, as lockdown restrictions have eased. Tuodi has launched a new store format, Tuodi Maxi, which focuses on fresh and affordable products. Meanwhile, Gruppo VéGé has partnered with Glovo to provide home delivery in 40 minutes and Coop Italia has introduced a 100% recycled PET water bottle, as part of its sustainable commitments. Italy reduc...
18 May 2021
We take a look at the latest news from Waitrose, including the expansion of its partnership with Deliveroo. Closure of rapid-delivery service to focus on Deliveroo Waitrose will be closing its same day delivery service, Waitrose Rapid, by the end of May. The same-day delivery service was first launched in 2018 and allowed shoppers to have up to 25 items delivered from a choice of over 2,000...
17 May 2021
Walmart-owned Flipkart will expand its online grocery operations by opening more fulfillment centres over the next three months.  This comes at a time when India is currently experiencing its second wave of coronavirus infections, and customers need a safe and seamless access to grocery items through a quick and contactless delivery. Five new fulfillment centres that can increase Flipkart’s use...
14 May 2021
Dairy Farm International has reported that its sales in the first quarter of 2021 continue to be significantly affected by the pandemic.  Shopper behaviour has now normalised, affecting comparison with sales performance in 2020 Since spending patterns of consumers have now normalised compared with the high sales base in the first quarter of 2020, like-for-like sales of Dairy Farm’s grocery ...