Retailer strategy & Distribution channels
Published on 29/11/2018
Ahold Delhaize announced a partnership with the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands to develop its artificial intelligence for retail (AIR) lab. This development includes a robotics research program and a test site to develop cutting-edge innovations in the retail industry.
Lidl plans to purchase 27 Best Market supermarkets in New York and New Jersey.
Leclerc inaugurates its first Organic Market in Saintes. A further 40 stores are expected in the coming months, and 200 within the next 5 years.
There are now 6 Amazon Go physical stores in the USA, including 4 that do not open on weekends. According to a study by inMarket, 44% of Amazon Go’s consumers are regulars. The average time spent in the supermarket is 27 minutes – a fair bit more than one would expect.
There are 2,700 specialised Organic stores in France (+15%), which achieved a turnover of nearly €2.9 billion in 2017, 15% more than in 2016. They represent 37% of sales of organic products.
Distribution channels: new shopping experiences
Cora is looking for small businesses to add to its Cora-Drive collection network
You can pay via smartphone at 500 Monoprix stores. The monop'easy service exists across the Monoprix and Monop' networks. The retailer’s customers can now scan and pay for their purchases on their smartphone, without going through a checkout
Snapp’s solution and dedicated app were tested for a year in a few Parisian stores. For the national rollout (500 points of sale), Monop'easy was integrated into the retailer’s own app, Monoprix et Moi.
Picard is testing a new store concept with more services and groceries