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In the second quarter of 2017, Target launched a same-day delivery pilot from its Tribeca location in Manhattan. With the opening of an additional two small-format stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn and the acquisition in August of last-mile delivery platform Grand Junction, the service has expanded ...

 
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After a transformational year for Ocado, the online grocery retailer reported full year results in line with analysts’ revenue expectations, but missed profits due to investment in technology. For the 52-week period to December 2017, revenues rose 12.4% to GBP1.3bn. For the first time, ...

 
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Ocado’s bid to become a major technology provider for online grocery retailers its bearing fruit. After the long-awaited deal with Casino in France, Ocado is presenting itself as a best in class technology provider for those retailers wanting to quickly expand into the online grocery market. Sobeys ...

 
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Next year looks set to be the year of voice. Kantar Retail’s ShopperScape® found that 12% of U.S. households owned either an Echo or a Google Home device by July 2017; up from 5% in October 2016. Given the strong growth, voice-controlled devices could reach 1 in 5 households by after ...

 
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In our previous monthly round-up we said we expected Amazon to break all its records during Q4 this year, and the retailer is not letting us down. Amazon has reported that Cyber Monday 2017 was its single biggest shopping day worldwide in its over 20 years of history, and the biggest day ever ...

 
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Casino Group and Ocado Group have announced an international partnership aimed at combining the tech know-how of the British pure-player and the retailing know-how of the French multichannel player. The partnership will initially see Ocado’s OSP (Ocado Smart Platform) deployed on Casino’s ...

 
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By Kelly Petropoulou and Alvaro Morilla Amazon is ‘getting physical’ to reach more consumers. Since the retailer opened its first physical bookstore, a lot has happened: it opened collection points in universities, tested Amazon Fresh pickup locations, toured cities with its treasure ...

 
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In 2017, Single’s Day Festival again has caught people’s eye around the world. Singles' Day is an annual 24-hour buying frenzy that takes place in China on 11th November. Created by Alibaba, it has emerged as the world's biggest shopping event. It exceeds the combined sales for Black ...

 
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Alibaba continues to pursue its “New Retail” strategy, investing USD2.9bn for a 36% stake in Chinese hypermarket operator Sun Art – the country’s largest hypermarket operator. France’s Auchan Retail will up its stake in Sun Art to match Alibaba’s, and by doing ...

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