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Retail Business Insight Alert Archive

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Carrefour Brasil Reports Strong Profit Gains For 3Q 2017 / Bezos Aide Steve Keller To Helm Amazon’s Delivery, Grocery, Store Ventures

November 01, 2017, to November 15, 2017

Grupo Carrefour Brasil, French retailer Carrefour's Brazilian unit, reported net profit almost doubled to 581 million reais, or $179 million, in the...[More] CEO Jeff Bezos has given a longtime aide responsibility for Prime Now, AmazonFresh, as well as the $13.5-billion Whole Foods Market...[More]

Ahold USA, the parent company of supermarket chains Stop & Shop, Giant, and Martin’s, as well as the grocery shopping/delivery company Peapod,...[More]

Walmart Launches Supermercado Retail Concept In Brazil / Carrefour Posts Slightly Better Sales Numbers In 3Q 2017

October 15, 2017, to November 01, 2017

Walmart Brasil has launched its Walmart Supermercado retail concept in Brazil. Supported with a R$500 million investment, the business transformation...[More]

Carrefour reported sales rose 0.5 percent on a like-for-like basis to €21.859 billion in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period in...[More]

Carrefour reported its wholesale unit Atacadao posted sales of R$8.5 billion in the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 5.6 percent compared with...[More]

Carrefour Brasil Introduces Online Shopping Service In Sao Paul / Aldi Plans To Build ₤75-Million Warehouse In UK

October 01, 2017, to October 15, 2017

Grupo Carrefour Brasil, the French retailer's unit in Brazil, plans to launch an online grocery shopping and rewards platform in Sao Paulo. After...[More]

German discount retailer Aldi plans to invest ₤75 million to build a distribution center in Bedford, England, to support the company's growing network...[More]

Months after opening its stores in the US in June 2017, German discount retailer Lidl saw its share of store visits declined, according to an analysis...[More]

China's FMCG Market Grows 4.6 Percent In August 2017 Quarter / Wal-Mart Expands Sustainability Chemistry Policy, Demands Safer Products From Suppliers

September 01, 2017, to October 01, 2017

In China, sales of fast-moving consumer goods grew 4.6 percent during the 12-week period ending August 11, 2017, compared with the same period of the...[More]

Wal-Mart said it has expanded its sustainability chemistry policy for consumable products, as part of the retailer's efforts to improve transparency,...[More]

Wal-Mart announced plans to build a new corporate headquarters in its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. According to the retailer, its current setup...[More]

Metro AG Posts Strong 3Q Sales / Campbell Ramps Up Online Delivery Infrastructure For Evolving Retail Environment

August 01, 2017, to September 01, 2017

German retail and wholesale company Metro AG (Düsseldorf) reported an increase of 2.6 percent in like-for-like sales in the third quarter, along with...[More]

Though the percentage of food sold online today is in the low single digits, by 2021 it will be a $66 billion business. Campbell Soup is determined to...[More]

Beauty retailer Sephora has launched its own online store,, in India. Combining the company's online and offline stores, the online...[More]

Amazon's 2Q 2017 Profit Drops 77 Percent; Blames Expansion Costs / Consumer Shopping: Speed Is Of The Essence

July 01, 2017, to August 01, 2017

Online retailer Inc. reported profit fell 77 percent to $197 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared with the same quarter in the...[More]

Now that consumers have the technological capability to shop at the speed of light, they expect instant gratification at online stores. Retailers have...[More]

Ahold Delhaize is celebrating the first anniversary of the merger between Ahold and Delhaize Group that created the retail company in July 2016. As a...[More]

Sephora Digital SEA Adopts Advanced Personalization Technology / Large Firms Tell How They Eradicated Forced Labor In Supply Lines

June 15, 2017, to July 01, 2017

Sephora Digital SEA (formerly Luxola) is implementing Dynamic Yield's personalization technology stack technology to tailor individualized e-commerce...[More]

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has published a report containing case studies from 12 member companies describing how they got rid of forced labor in...[More]