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22 March 2021
Walmart is opening its third-party online marketplace to international suppliers, supporting its plans to significantly extend its range of products and improve ecommerce profitability. Verification of sellers As reported by Bloomberg, Walmart will open the Walmart.com marketplace to companies based outside of the US. While sellers will no longer require a domestic address or business tax i...
22 March 2021
With click and collect now a bigger part of the total market, I’ve published a series of new reports for our IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: Click and collect: the short-term solution, the long-term play Click and collect: retailer best practice Click and collect: how suppliers can win now, and in the future Here’s some of the learnings: The short-term solution ...
22 March 2021
2021 has seen a rush of news flow about the financing, launch and expansion of specialist on-demand rapid delivery startups in the UK, operating from dark stores. Fancy, Jiffy, Weezy, Dija, Genie, Getir and Gorillas are all now operating, or on the verge of operating, in one or more UK towns or cities; offering ultra-quick delivery on grocery and convenience essentials from hyperlocal dedicate...
19 March 2021
Ocado's retail revenue grew by 40% to £599m in Q1, for the 13 weeks to 28 February 2021. The retailer has also launched a refresh of its private label range with a focus on reducing plastic and non-essential packaging components. Strong order size In Q1, retail sales grew faster in comparison to the previous quarter (+35%) driven by an increase in average order size to £147. This was due...
19 March 2021
Jiffy, an ultra-rapid online supermarket, launches in the UK offering groceries and household essentials in 15-minutes. 15-minute delivery Jiffy offers fresh groceries and household essentials in 15-minutes. It operates from a number of local fulfilment centres, or dark stores. To aid its launch, Jiffy has raised undisclosed amounts in an initial seed-funding round led by venture capital fu...
18 March 2021
COVID-19 has been a major catalyst for Singapore’s grocery market growth in 2020. As many Singaporeans worked from home and cooked more, the market grew four times faster than a typical year.  Since December 2020, more Singaporeans are allowed to work in offices. Demand for groceries is forecast to come off its peak and taper back to more normal levels over the next year. It is expected to hav...
17 March 2021
Amazon is on track to launch its first robotics fulfilment centre in the market by the end of 2021. 200,000 sq m facility If it stays on schedule, the new 200,000 sq. m. facility will open in late 2021. It aims to deliver a faster, more consistent experience for customers across Australia and is set to be the biggest warehouse in the country. As reported by 9News.com.au, the FC could theore...
16 March 2021
According to reports in France-based trade publication LSA, Picnic is finalising its launch in France, which will be supported by Cora, while Gianluigi Ferrari is set to be chief executive of the buying alliance, Everest, between it and Edeka. Gianluigi Ferrari to become chief executive of Everest The buying alliance between Netherlands-based Picnic and Germany-based Edeka, which was anno...
16 March 2021
Amazon has opened its second Amazon Fresh store, with Just Walk Out technology, in Wembley Park, London. Plans for further rollout At the beginning of March, Amazon launched its first Just Walk Out grocery format outside the US, operating under the Amazon Fresh banner, in Ealing, London. The retailer has now opened its second Amazon Fresh store in Wembley Park Boulevard. The 2,500 sq f...
16 March 2021
The SPAR Austria Group announced its 2020 results, reporting total sales rose 5.6% to €16.6 bn. In its home market, SPAR Austria’s food sales increased 16% to €8.32 bn, helping it gain market share during the year and, it claims, ‘ making it the new market leader in Austria ’. Total Group sales reach €16.6 bn… SPAR Austria said all its three business divisions – food retail, sports retail a...