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07 October 2021
Amazon has opened its first non-food store in the UK, under the Amazon 4-star banner, in the Bluewater shopping centre. The store will stock products rated four-star or above on Amazon’s website. Store to add to growing estate in UK The 3,500 sq. m 4-star store adds to the recent quick pace of expansion for Amazon’s Fresh banner in London . Stocking a range of 2,000 non-grocery products,...
06 October 2021
The Home Depot is the first retailer to use Walmart’s new delivery service. We look at how this is set to evolve and what it means for the potential of the business. Optimising Walmart’s fulfillment and delivery capabilities Walmart announced the launch of its new GoLocal service in August. This enables other retailers to optimise its existing suite of fulfilment and delivery capabili...
06 October 2021
Carrefour and Delipop have announced they are to partner to create a new robotic pedestrian drive service. The companies said the first pickup point will open, at 194 avenue de Versailles in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, on 6 October. Carrefour becomes first partner for Delipop After Retail Robotics and the Star Service Group signed a joint venture that saw them invest together in the instal...
06 October 2021
As Carrefour’s operations in France and Italy look to win with shoppers, we round up news from the two countries. Carrefour launches personalised shopping service in France Carrefour is to trial a new personalised shopper home delivery service under the OK Market! brand from four stores across Paris and Lyon. The service will enable shoppers to buy from a range of 20,000 SKUs and see a ‘per...
06 October 2021
For many food and consumer goods suppliers, online wholesale, or B2B online, is a large untapped opportunity. To help, we’ve just published a new report that summarises current best practice and the latest retailer and supplier initiatives. We offer twenty different ways for suppliers to grow their online wholesale share, and IGD Retail Analysis subscribers can access the report here . At t...
04 October 2021
After many years in which ecommerce sales growth in Spain was fundamentally fuelled by non-food, in 2020 the pandemic restrictions triggered an unprecedented growth of the grocery sector. According to the CNMC (Spanish Competition Commission), in 2020 ecommerce sales in Spain reached €51.6 bn, 5.8% more than a year earlier. However, the pandemic impacted ecommerce sales differently. Thus, whil...
30 September 2021
Hop is a new rapid delivery service from Deliveroo that the aggregator has launched in partnership with Morrisons. It will operate from a network of delivery only dark stores and promises to fulfil customer orders in as little as 10 minutes. Initially only available in central London, the service is an important development for Deliveroo that paves the way for bringing other retailers onto its...
29 September 2021
We look at the latest quick commerce initiatives in the US market and what they mean for the broader online grocery channel. GIANT partners with Instacart for 30 minute delivery On the heels of Kroger’s partnership with Instacart for its Kroger Now 30-minute delivery service, Ahold Delhaize’s The GIANT Company is partnering with the on-demand delivery company to offer delivery in as fas...
29 September 2021
Woolworths has been testing its new marketplace platform on the Central Coast in NSW since July and has now rolled out the service across Australia. Ambition is to offer tens of thousands of products via the new platform The retailer  announced that it would launch a new online marketplace  in April this year. Pilots of the new service called, Everyday Market, initially saw the platform off...
28 September 2021
The UK food and drink market continues to face a period of unprecedented change.  As we all learn to live with coronavirus there is a general movement back to pre-pandemic patterns, but not for everything – some behaviours will have changed fundamentally for the long term. And it’s not only the pandemic that is stimulating these changes.   Companies are also learning how to operate in a pos...