Tesco is experimenting with meal kits and checkout-free stores like Amazon

(Author : Oscar Williams-Grut)The CEO of Tesco insists the supermarket can be as innovative as the likes of HelloFresh and Amazon, and says it is experimenting with new ideas such as meal kits and checkout-free stores. Dave Lewis was peppered with questions about competition with Amazon at a press conference in London this week, following Amazon’s […]

Porsche launches a car subscription service

(Author : Zac Estrada)Porsche will start a “subscription service” for customers that could give them access to a number of their sports cars and SUVs, from $2,000 per month. Porsche Passport will start in November in Atlanta, the German company’s North American affiliate announced Tuesday. The automaker calls it a “white-glove” service intended to give users […]

Walmart’s Jet.com Has Developed A Grocery Service Just For Millennials

(Author : Matt Vitone)Uniquely J promises higher-end products with quality ingredients targeted at urban consumers. Walmart thinks it knows the secret to getting inside the elusive Millennial wallet, and is using its Jet.com property as a testing ground for a new online delivery service specifically catered towards the young demographic. Uniquely J, set to launch in […]

Shake Shack Opening Cashless Kiosk Location in New York

(Author : Kinsey Grant)They’re calling it the ‘playground’ and testing digital innovations. New York-based Shake Shack Inc. is opening a cashless, kiosk-only location in its hometown, CNBC reported. The new operation is geared toward testing digital innovations with Shake Shack customers before implementing them at other stores. When the new location opens in Manhattan’s Astor Place […]

Casper Teams Up With American Airlines For In-Flight Slumber Products

(Author : Jack Byram)Casper, the New York City-based mattress company famous for using compression technology to deliver mattresses in boxes, is teaming up with American Airlines to offer new in-flight sleeping products . According to Casper’s website, it’s “reimagining sleep at 30,000 feet.” In what seems to be a response to airlines like United teaming […]

Walmart acquires NYC delivery startup Parcel as Amazon battle heats up

(Author Paul Sawer)Walmart has acquired Brooklyn-based delivery startup Parcel, representing the fifth technology startup acquisition by the retail giant in the past 14 months. Founded in 2013, Parcel is a so-called “last-mile” delivery platform designed to help e-commerce companies get their goods from their premises to customers’ doors. It operates around-the-clock too, delivering packages in […]

JD’s “Take” technology empowers offline shopping

(Author : Retail in Asia)Contemplating buying a new phone? You have probably already extensively researched your options and watched a few product demo videos before even entering the store. But, what if you did not have to? Enter “Take,” JD’s latest advanced technology, which leverages big data to bring the precision of online shopping offline. […]

Burberry is using AI and Big Data to drive success

(Author : Retail in Asia)British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world.  Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an “end to end” digital enterprise. Its strategy was to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost sales and customer satisfaction. It does […]

Asos launches own-brand beauty label

(Author : Sarah Ahssen)Asos has seriously disrupted UK fashion retail in recent years and now it’s hoping to do the same with beauty. The British fashion e-tailer is set to launch its very first own-brand beauty collection, called Asos Make-Up. Available from the middle of this month, the fairly extensive collection will include 46 products, including liquid […]

Square Opened Its First Brick-And-Mortar Store To Reach More Vendors

(Author : Nick  Smatt)The mobile payments company has opened a storefront in New York City. Square, founded by influential Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, initially gained traction by selling a card reading device that plugs into a smartphone, allowing businesses around the world to accept credit cards. It helped eliminate the age-old problem of […]

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