FreshToHome to add organic vegetables and fish farms to its portfolio
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Reports confirm that FreshToHome, a Bengaluru-based online marketplace for fresh fish and livestock produce, has recen...

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Snapdeal moves closer to acquiring ShopClues in all-stock deal
  Author: Pankaj Singh

Snapdeal, an Indian e-commerce company, is close to buying its rival ShopClues, in an all-stock deal. The deal is abou...

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FamilyMart to end Chinese joint venture partnership with Ting Hsin
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Ting Hsin operates overs 2,500 FamilyMart stores in China, sharing revenues and paying royalties to the Japane...

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Warburg Pincus partners with Runwal Group to develop malls in India
  Author: Pankaj Singh

Warburg Pincus LLC, an American private equity firm, has recently formed a joint venture with Mumbai-based builde...

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Kohl’s expresses interest in the acquisition of At Home décor chain
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

At Home has been exploring a sale, for the last 3 months and has already advanced in a deal negotiation with private equity firms, includin...

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Tata Group keen on combining its chemicals and beverages businesses
  Author: Sunil Hebbalkar

In a move to strengthen its footprint in the consumer business, the Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Group is re...

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Walmart unveils next-day delivery service to compete with Amazon
  Author: Sunil Hebbalkar

Walmart has not yet disclosed the expense of its latest delivery move. ...

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Coles to offer new range of ready-to-eat meals and breakfast products
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Coles, an Australian supermarket brand is reportedly looking to ramp up its convenience strategy by adding 75 new food...

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Walmart to launch online pet pharmacy and veterinary clinics
  Author: Pankaj Singh

It is estimated that pet food spending will reach $31.68 billion in the year 2019. Walmart, the world’s largest reta...

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Online trucking platform BlackBuck secures INR 1,050 crore in funds
  Author: Pankaj Singh

BlackBuck, India’s largest online platform for trucking, has made it to the headlines for raising up to Rs. 1,05...

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Whole Foods & Amazon expand Prime Now delivery to 13 new metros
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Prime members in around 88 metros in the US will now be have access to grocery delivery in less than an hour....

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BigBasket to invest $100 million to strengthen its supply chain
  Author: Pankaj Singh

BigBasket will also reportedly invest to set up BB Instant – its unmanned vending machines – in ap...

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PayPal Ventures invests $11 million in retail startup Happy Returns
  Author: Pankaj Singh

Shoppers return 5 percent to 10 percent of purchased product in store, but 15 percent to 40 percent of online ...

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Retail chain Kohl’s will now accept Amazon returns at all its stores
  Author: Saif Ali Bepari

The U.S.-based department store chain Kohl has reportedly announced that it is going to start accepting Amazon returns...

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Xiaomi eyes offline expansion in India through 10,000 retail stores
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is reportedly aiming to open 10,000 retail stores in India and anticipates the offline sales...

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McDonald’s negotiates end of its exclusive Uber Eats delivery contract
  Author: Sunil Hebbalkar

The fast food company, through the renegotiation, is looking to earn more profits for its franchisees a...

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British Land agrees to sell 12 retail superstores for £429 million
  Author: Pankaj Singh

The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of May. B...

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Online retailer eBay plans to invest around $170 million in Paytm Mall
  Author: Saif Ali Bepari

The American e-commerce giant eBay is reportedly in talks to make a strategic investment in Paytm Mall, a leading Indi...

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E-grocery start-up HappyFresh secures up to US$20M in Series C funding
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The Jakarta-based online grocery delivery start-up, HappyFresh, has made it to the front page for raising around USD 2...

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Reliance Retail considering the acquisition of toys giant Hamleys
  Author: Pankaj Singh

87 of the 130 stores that Hamleys has across the globe are located in India and Reliance plans to add more sto...

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Walmart partners with Kidbox for its first apparel subscription box
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Walmart has recently announced that it is launching its first subscription business for apparel and it would be solely...

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Cube Chain launches Test-net that enables high TPS and fast searches
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Innovative blockchain ecosystem Cube Chain has reportedly launched Test-net, a new platform that will permit high tran...

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Macy unveils its new store experience across 36 locations in the U S
  Author: Saif Ali Bepari

Macy’s first Story, named Color, was launched yesterday ...

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Zoho unveils e-commerce platform to help retailers build online stores
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Zoho Corp, an Indian software development company, has reportedly confirmed the launch of Zoho Commerce, an e-commerce...

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Sears to launch smaller stores than its regular outlets for home goods
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Sears will also expand its DieHard automotive brand into new categories, including garden and lawn equipment, ...

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RiverPay to enable Alipay & WeChat Pay transactions in North America
  Author: Pankaj Singh

Chinese consumers spent $18 billion on 3.2 million excursions to the U.S.   ...

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Walmart & Google team up to offer voice-activated grocery shopping
  Author: Saif Ali Bepari

In a recent turn of events, the world’s leading retail giant Walmart has reportedly teamed-up with Google to ena...

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Amazon invests Rs 240-crore in Indian food and grocery unit
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The Indian government has made it clear that FDI in the food retail sector will not get stalled by the modifie...

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Amazon to expand in Austin, create 800 vacancies for new tech jobs
  Author: Pankaj Singh

One of the reasons for Amazon to choose Austin is the fact that its grocery business, Whole Foods Market alrea...

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Walgreens to make various CBD-products available in 1500 stores
  Author: Saif Ali Bepari

Walgreens, the American health & wellness major, has reportedly announced its plans to sell several CBD (Cannabidi...

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Shopmatic & Octopus merge to offer PoS services in the Asia Pacific
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Shopmatic Pte. Ltd has acquired a controlling stake in Octopus, a retail point-of-sale device provider, reported a top...

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Sonata Software invests in Retail10x to extend digital transformations
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Sonata Software has reportedly invested in Retail10X, a California-based retail AI SaaS platform company. Sonata Softw...

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Flipkart allocates $100M internal fund to boost early stage start-ups
  Author: Saif Ali Bepari

Indian origin ecommerce giant Flipkart to focus on investing in various startups including fintech, supply chai...

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CVS to sell CBD-infused topical products in 800 stores across 8 states
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

CVS has partnered with cannabis producers to infuse CBD and sell topical products like roll-ons, lotions, crea...

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Marks and Spencer plans to launch supermarket-size food stores
  Author: Pankaj Singh

The announcement ties in with a recent agreement signed by M&S with Ocado ...

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Tourism Malaysia & ShopBack join hands to lure travelers to the nation
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

In a move to facilitate growth of online travel bookings, Tourism Malaysia and ShopBack Malaysia have reportedly enter...

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Singapore Post shows signs of possible exit from U.S. ecommerce market
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Reports suggest that Singapore Post (SingPost) could wind down or sell off its U.S. e-commerce business after performi...

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Alibaba acquires stake worth $693 million in Chinese courier company
  Author: Saif Ali Bepari

The e-commerce juggernaut is endeavoring to expand its smart logistics network through the latest investment....

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New H&M store in Woodward to attract more business to downtown Detroit
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Swedish clothing-retail company H&M has reportedly confirmed the launch of its new store in downtown Detroit in th...

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Coles ties up with eBay to provide online grocery service in Australia
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The move would enable consumers in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney areas to order everyday products...

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Pepperfry to pump $12M in expansion & boost supply chain operations
  Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

The Mumbai-based online retailer also looks to step into areas like augmented/virtual reality to advance shopp...

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Amazon launches new waste reduction strategy with Amazon Day
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The online retailer says that by 2030, half of Amazons shipments will be carbon neutral and Amazon Day will help...

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Nobel & FreedomPay to provide users a more efficient ordering process
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Nobel, the on-premise experience platform that optimizes food and beverage operations for locations and improves custo...

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Walmart partners with Affirm to offer alternative financing option
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Walmart may have chosen to partner with Affirm specifically for its younger user base and as a means to reach ...

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Walmart teams up with PhonePe to deploy it as a digital payment option
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

PhonePe, the India-based digital payments major, has reportedly signed a collaboration deal with Walmart India, the wh...

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Reliance Retail Ventures likely to launch an IPO by June 2019
  Author: Saif Ali Bepari

The RIL has high expectations from the strategic IPO, claim sources. ...

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Mobify, CoreMedia partner to offer enhanced online shopping experience
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Mobify and CoreMedia have recently announced a technology partnership that would combine the Front-end as a Service of...

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Amazon China’s merger plans with NetEase’s Kaola to challenge Alibaba
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Amazon aims to strengthen its footprint in Chine where e-commerce sales is expected to grow to account for nea...

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Kerry Logistics JV with E-Services Group aims at e-commerce fulfilment
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The companies will be combining their global supply chain facilities, technology platform and marketplace netw...

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Levi Strauss plans share market comeback after more than 3 decades
  Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

In a recent turn of events, renowned Jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co has reportedly filed documents for getti...

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Barneys to launch a new cannabis lifestyle shop called The High End
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Barneys New York Inc., the US-based luxury department store chain, is reportedly launching a head shop named The High ...

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H&M debuts into the cryptocurrency space to ease cross-border paymentsa
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), the leading Swedish brand for clothing and retail, has made it to the headlines for en...

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ITC to pilot its first FMCG e-commerce platform in major Indian cities
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Indian conglomerate ITC has reportedly confirmed its plans to pilot its first-ever e-commerce venture in the FMCG (fas...

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Raspberry Pi opens its inaugural brick-and-mortar retail store
  Author: Saipriya Iyer

Raspberry Pi is one among the many online retailers that is expanding offline to gain more customers....

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Walmarts mattress brand Allswell unveils a new retail strategy
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The brand will start a cross-country tour starting with New York and will later be heading to major cities to ga...

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Ikea to trial leasing out furniture under its latest business strategy
  Author: Pankaj Singh

The company’s furniture leasing trial is set to start in Switzerland by the end of the month....

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Amazon initiates wholesale remodeling in accordance with new FDI rules
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Retail behemoth Amazon is reportedly planning to convert two of its most prominent sellers – namely, Cloudtail a...

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Walmart partners with Fanatics to sell sports apparel for fans online
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The deal with Fanatics will help create a unique experience for customers to easily find specialty sports item...

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Giant Food Stores to open its first e-commerce hub, Giant Direct
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The e-commerce pickup & fulfilment facility in Lancaster is currently being marketed under the bran...

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Regional FMCG importer Truebell expands retail and food services
  Author: Pankaj Singh

The food and retail services division of the firm has signed exclusive distribution deals with numerous major b...

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Microsoft signs up Albertsons to its cloud computing platform Azure
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

The grocery chain also plans to leverage Microsoft’s AI technology and team up on cashier-less technology. Microsoft...

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Rustomjee joins hands with IKEA to develop designer homes in Mumbai
  Author: Pankaj Singh

Reports indicate that IKEA, the Sweden based furniture retailing giant, has collaborated with Mumbai-based developer R...

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Grofers targets ₹200 crore GMV during big grocery sale on its platform
  Author: Pankaj Singh

Grofers CEO and co-founder stated that the company is targeting Rs 6,865 crore in gross sales by March 2019. Grofers, the ...

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Sears chairman wins bankruptcy auction saving retailer from downfall
  Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Sears Holdings announced that the hedge fund owned by Eddie Lampert, its Chairman and largest investor, has reportedly...

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Giant Food Stores to roll out robot Marty across its US grocery stores
  Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Giant Food Stores has recently announced that it would be introducing Marty, a robot, to its 172 stores across the U.S...

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Alibaba empowers retail digitization with AI-based Hema stores
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Alibaba empowers retail digitization with AI-based Hema stores T...

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BlinQ to introduce luxury e-commerce in the South-East Asian market
  Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Bob Chua, a leading entrepreneur, has recently announced the launch of his latest venture BlinQ, aimed at Asia’s...

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Amazon holds invitation-only meetings with sellers at CES 2019
  Author: Ojaswita Kutepatil

Amazon is reportedly conducting private meeting with its marketplace sellers at CES 2019 to promote a new premium supp...

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DHL eCommerce sets up Melbourne distribution center to support exports
  Author: Pankaj Singh

DHL eCommerce has scarcely declared the opening of its Melbourne distribution center in Tullamarine, placed along with...

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Instacart to home deliver groceries from local stores in Helena
  Author: Pankaj Singh

Instacart, a San Francisco based grocery delivery platform, has scarcely launched its service in Helena, which allows ...

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BP exits deal with Woolworths, retail firm looks out for alternatives
  Author: Dhananjay Punekar

BP Plc, a UK based oil & gas firm, has decided to terminate its USD 1.8 billion acquisition deal with Australian r...

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Supermercato24 raises €13M to improve operations & expand services
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Supermercato 24, one of the leading same-day grocery delivery service in Italy reportedly raised €13 million in S...

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South African e-retail space to witness Superbalist and Spree merger
  Author: Pankaj Singh

Retail behemoths Superbalist and Spree have apparently announced their merger and will be trading as a single entity, ...

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Google to invest USD 550 million in the Chinese retailer JD.com
  Author: Dhananjay Punekar

Reputed tech behemoth Google has announced that it is likely to make an investment of USD 550 million in JD.com, China...

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Ikea to modify in-store restaurant to attract more customers in India
  Author: Paroma Bhattacharya

Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, will be opening its outlets in India soon, on the grounds of which it is a...

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