Retailers and Brands News
Amazon Prime member discount in Whole Foods stores the start of a bigger supermarket push by the marketplace?
News that Amazon is giving Prime members a 10% discount off foodsin its newly acquired chain of Whole Foods stores across the US is just one of many moves by the marketplace to start its push into CPG and supermarket shopping. The discount, which is available
Chinese consumers plan to up cross-border ecommerce shopping, but overseas retailers not primed for influx
60% of Chinese consumers intend to increase their cross-border ecommerce shopping despite concern by 80% of overseas retailers that their online sales capabilities aren’t adequate to succeed in the country, new research reveals. The report, which was carried out by business consultant firm Frost & Sullivan
A third of UK shoppers use Amazon Prime and other delivery schemes as online marketplace shopping booms
Almost a third of UK shoppers are using online delivery subscription schemes – mainly Amazon Prime – and the numbers are growing, showing that it is not just for Christmas or Prime Day. According to a study for Royal Mail conducted by Ipsos MORI and based on
EDITORIAL Are supermarkets set to be the new marketplaces?
Nothing lasts forever. Amazon’s dominance in the marketplace space, which has been a worry for everyone from Donald Trump upwards through the evolutionary chain, could well be under threat. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, famously dreamed he had “legs of iron, but feet of clay” – Amazon,
Could Amazon buy Morrisons to jumpstart UK grocery ambitions?
Following the surprise announcement last week that Sainsbury is to buy rival Asda to create a behemoth new supermarket-cum-marketplace, rumours abound that Amazon is planning to up the ante by buying Morrisons. Following much better than expected results at the grocer – Morrisons reported like-for-like sales, excluding
Walmart continues overseas marketplace expansion with $16bn FlipKart buy in India
Walmart’s shift to become a marketplace and to take on Amazon has stepped up a gear with the retailer confirming a $16 billion investment in Indian ecommerce platform Flipkart. The move marks Walmart’s transformation into an Amazon-esque marketplace and taps into the massive and growing Indian
JD.com partners with big Pharma GSK to analyse healthcare data and provide healthcare in China
Ecommerce giant JD.com has extended an existing partnership with big pharma behemoth GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to explore how to harness big data and medical information to help the country manage its healthcare. The move will also lead to shifting medical and pharmaceutical goods in new and stratospheric
Amazon out of fashion with trendy shoppers, but voice is in
Amazon is gaining ground in fashion retail, but only a quarter of fashion-conscious shoppers consider it trendy enough to buy clothes from. They do, however, like stores as a way to check things out before buying online and are poised to use voice too. So finds
Facebook becomes latest social media site wanting to be a marketplace
Facebook joins Instagram and Pinterest in pushing social media sites as marketplaces with a revamp of its Messenger platform to make it more effective as a channel between merchants and consumers. The social media giant – still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica data scandal – announced