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Amazon makes major offline move in India

21 Sep 2018

By: Alvaro Morilla

Amazon’s Indian operation has confirmed it has made its biggest acquisition in India. In partnership with private equity firm Samara Capital, it has obtained a 49% stake in the More supermarket chain from Aditya Birla.

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Direct-To-Consumer (DTC): Implementing DTC as a key part of your eCom strategy

To establish a successful DTC business, brands must understand the importance of having a differentiated product offering with a margin that allows them to capture retailer mark-ups. This can be achieved through a unique product offering and a more premium version exclusive to the brand website.

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Pinduoduo funds high-end Shanghai community grocery platform

21 Sep 2018

By: Howard Lake

Fast-growing Chinese social commerce portal Pinduoduo has made an undisclosed investment in community eGrocery platfrom Chongma Linli Group.

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A new era in Turkish retail: Amazon Turkey goes live

20 Sep 2018

By: Derya Yildiz

Despite all the rumours around a potential delay, an ongoing currency crisis in the market and current tension between US and Turkey, Amazon has delivered its Turkish platform, as promised, in September.

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JD.com ventures into Indonesian eGrocery

20 Sep 2018

By: Howard Lake

China’s JD.com has introduced a new service targeting commuters in the Greater Jakarta area. JDVirtual is a digital shopping wall installed at an initial nine Commuter Line stations. The line is one of the busiest in Southeast Asia, with over a million travellers daily.

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Tesco debuts Jack’s discount format: What does it need to succeed?

19 Sep 2018

By: Derya Yildiz

Tesco Group CEO Dave Lewis has opened Tesco’s first cut-price outlet under the new Jack’s banner. Kantar Consulting discusses what it means for the competition in the market, and what it takes for Jack's to be successful.

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Home Delivery

17 Sep 2018

By: Ray Gaul

In week 34, we talked about how Europe is advanced in four areas of retailing – Order & Collect, Proximity Grocery, Home Delivery, and Self-Checkout. Today, let’s talk about Home Delivery and what the European model can teach the rest of the world.

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Fueling the forecourts: How to win when petrol loses

Forecourt retail is preparing for a massive transformation. As fossil fuels are on borrowed time, companies are not only expanding into new energy sources such as electric cars, but redesigning their forecourts as a driver of sales and profits.

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Tech giants are shaking up China’s primary healthcare market

13 Sep 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Alibaba has launched an online healthcare and over-the-counter medicine service in China, capitalising on a healthcare sector forecasted to reach US$1.1 trillion by 2020.

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Breakthrough Insights: The Age of Inclusive Commerce

With this edition of Breakthrough Insights, we find ourselves fully immersed in the age of inclusive commerce.

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What retail in Europe can teach the rest of the world

10 Sep 2018

By: Ray Gaul

Europe has progressed at a rapid pace on four major changes in retailing that we feel will eventually move to the rest of the world.