Rakuten opens its online store on 11STREET, one of South Korea’s leading online marketplaces

Tokyo, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc., operator of Japan’s largest online shopping mall Rakuten Ichiba, today announced the opening of a Rakuten online flagship store on 11STREET, one of South Korea’s leading online marketplaces. The newly launched store aims to provide South Korean consumers with high quality and popular merchandise from Japan. At […]

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GameStop unveiled the hottest gifts for this holiday season

GRAPEVINE, TX, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is ensuring the holidays will be filled with the latest technologies, consoles, games and collectibles for everyone on your shopping list. At last month’s GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, CA, the retailer […]

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ASOS Plc. to hold its Annual General Meeting on 1 December 2016

London, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS Plc is pleased to confirm that its Annual General Meeting will be held at 12.00 pm on 1 December 2016 at the Company’s registered office at Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7FB. The Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 August 2016, the Notice […]

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Amazon.com announces 3Q financial results

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Oct. 27, 2016) announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016. Operating cash flow increased 49% to $14.6 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $9.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2015. Free cash flow increased to $8.6 billion […]

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Metro launches online grocery shopping with guaranteed freshness promise

Montréal, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro now offers consumers the opportunity to do their grocery shopping online with a guaranteed freshness promise. Implementation begins today in two Metro Plus stores in Montreal and one in Laval, reaching consumers in the greater Montreal area. To guarantee freshness, employees dedicated to online grocery shopping were trained […]

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Walmart to invest $50 million China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform New Dada

Walmart to invest $50 million China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform New Dada   Beijing/Shanghai, China and Bentonville, Arkansas, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart (NYSE:WMT) today (Oct. 21, 2016) announced a $50 million strategic investment in New Dada, China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform. The investment […]

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The new Verismo® System by Starbucks available for preorder on Verismo.com

Seattle, 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — It started with the bean. When Paul Camera, director of Global Equipment Development for Starbucks, began work on the next generation for the Verismo® System by Starbucks, he first reached out to Anthony Carroll on the Starbucks coffee team. “We always start by working with the coffee team to understand the […]

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Garth Brooks music videos now available to stream exclusively on Amazon Music

Starting today, fans can listen to hit songs and popular albums from the country music icon on Amazon Music Unlimited, including the latest single—“Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance”—off his highly anticipated new studio album, Gunslinger In addition to unlimited streaming, Garth Brooks albums and songs are available for purchase and digital download on Amazon […]

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CWS-boco International launched new B2B online store based on Intershop technology

Intershop Commerce Suite as platform for new international B2B online store Individually tailored key-account stores with ERP and CRM integration for ultra-efficient procurement Project expertly implemented by Intershop Platinum Partner diva-e Jena, Germany, 2016-Oct-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CWS-boco International, a leading global provider of washroom hygiene and textile solutions, has launched a new […]

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eBay launches personalized shopping assistant ShopBot Beta

eBay launches personalized shopping assistant ShopBot Beta   San Jose, California, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Powered by Artificial Intelligence and debuting on Facebook Messenger, ShopBot is a smart personal shopping assistant that’s there whenever you need it. With more selection available to online shoppers than ever before, finding items that are perfect for you […]

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Zalando releases trading update for third quarter of 2016

BERLIN, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, grew group revenues in the third quarter of 2016 to EUR 827-841 million or by 16-18% (Q3 2015: EUR 713 million), according to preliminary figures. Zalando expects to achieve an adjusted EBIT of EUR 8-25 million, corresponding to an adjusted EBIT […]

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Overstock.com kicked off its holiday season with its Black Friday Sneak Peek event

SALT LAKE CITY, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) today (Oct. 18, 2016) kicked off its holiday season with its Black Friday Sneak Peek event, allowing customers to fulfill their holiday shopping even earlier at even more affordable prices. The online retailer will be offering hand-curated doorbuster deals along with additional discounts of […]

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Amazon Web Services announces availability of the US East (Ohio) Region

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today (Oct. 17, 2016) announced the availability of the US East (Ohio) Region to customers looking to build their businesses and run applications on infrastructure on the AWS Cloud. Along with US East (N. Virginia), the US East (Ohio) Region […]

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Macy’s introduces Brookstone products in stores and online this holiday season

Macy’s introduces Brookstone products in stores and online this holiday season   NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, Macy’s launches a new partnership with specialty retailer Brookstone, to bring uniquely designed, high-quality gifts to 347 stores and macys.com this holiday season. “Brookstone is a brand known for exceptionally innovative products that aim […]

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Amazon greenlit a fourth season of the popular Amazon Original Series Bosch

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (-Oct. 17, 2016) announced it has greenlit a fourth season of the popular Amazon Original Series Bosch. Seasons one and two of the Emmy-nominated drama are now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK,Germany, Austria and Japan via the Amazon Video app for TVs, […]

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eBay to sell majority of its stake in online commerce platform in Latin America, MercadoLibre, Inc.

eBay to sell majority of its stake in online commerce platform in Latin America, MercadoLibre, Inc.   San Jose, California, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ —We regularly review and actively manage our investment portfolio to ensure that our investments support the company’s strategic direction and complement our disciplined approach to value creation, profitability and capital […]

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Zalando now offers small local retailers opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform

Zalando now offers small local retailers opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform   BERLIN, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — While online shopping is becoming even more popular, the vast majority of fashion assortment is still located in stationary stores. In order to connect both worlds with each other, Zalando is looking […]

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Amazon.com unveils its 2016 Holiday Toy List

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com today (Oct. 13, 2016) unwrapped its 2016 Holiday Toy List (www.amazon.com/holidaytoylist), a hand-selected list of more than a thousand of the season’s most sought-after products for kids featuring the hottest toys, games for the entire family, electronics, popular books, learning toys and more. In addition to once again […]

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Price Chopper and Market 32 launch new Pharmacy App to help customers manage prescriptions

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 have introduced a new mobile app in partnership with mscripts to help customers manage prescriptions on the go. The Price Chopper Pharmacy App is an easy-to-use web health management resource that provides medication refill reminders, allows for prescription orders, access to medication […]

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Diwali sweets for the festive season available at Ferns N Petals

Delhi, India, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the festive season rolls out, people all around the country have geared themselves up to celebrate the festivity with joy and excitement. Preparations for the festival have started well in advance and folks all around are busy cleaning and renovating their homes. Since the markets are too […]

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Carrefour Italy’s e-commerce service to get a makeover

Italy, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — New access methods and new shopping services, not just for daily shopping but now also including oriental cuisine Carrefour Italy’s e-commerce service is getting a new look: since September 27, when you log into the website, you can do your shopping with just a few clicks. The service allows […]

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Amazon Original Movie Love & Friendship available free to Prime members through Amazon Prime Video on October 20

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Studios today (Oct. 11, 2016) announced that the Amazon Original Movie Love & Friendship will be available through Amazon Prime Video at no additional cost to Prime members on October 20. The acclaimed film based on a novella by Jane Austen is written and directed by Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, […]

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eBay promotes Wendy Jones to Senior Vice President, Global Operations

San Jose, California, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has promoted Wendy Jones, a 13-year company veteran, to Senior Vice President, Global Operations and named her to take on additional responsibilities leading eBay’s global customer service operations. Wendy will continue to lead eBay’s Operating Committee, which oversees the development and execution of the company’s […]

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Colruyt makes shopping efficient and quick with ‘MyColruyt’ smartphone app

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt makes things easy for its customers with the new, simple and functional ‘MyColruyt’ smartphone app. It enables you to shop even more efficiently and quickly. The distributor thus continues his digital efforts. The application is available for Android and iOS. A digital shopping list Helping customers prepare […]

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BRC: Toy category boosted online sales in September

London, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — HELEN DICKINSON OBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM: “As with total sales, online saw an improvement on last month’s performance and fell back in line with the twelve-month average of above 10 per cent. Interestingly, for the first time online was a popular shopping destination for back- to school purchases, […]

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Bol.com announces same-day delivery service

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bol.com has announced the largest expansion in its delivery options since the introduction of “next day delivery” in 2011. Starting October 6, bol.com customers can opt for same-day delivery to their homes. Orders placed on weekday mornings before noon can be delivered the same day, between 6 […]

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Intershop to host an omni-channel commerce roundtable discussion at the eDelivery Conference, 11 October 2016, London

London, UK, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop will sponsor an omni-channel commerce roundtable discussion at the eDelivery Conference, held on 11 October 2016 at the Novotel West, London. Chaired by Intershop’s order management expert and enterprise architect Nils Breitmann, the interactive roundtable will ask why order management is the key to a seamless […]

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Amazon Prime Now adds Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market for Prime members in Indianapolis

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 6, 2016) announced Prime Now has added superfast delivery from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market. Prime members in Indianapolis can now shop for fresh-from-the-farm and locally grown groceries from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market and have those items conveniently delivered right to their door in one-or two-hours. “Fresh […]

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Amazon Original Series announces horror anthology series Lore to premiere in 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today ( Oct. 6, 2016) announced it has greenlit the Amazon Original Series Lore. Based on the popular podcast of the same name, which has over 3.2 million monthly listens, the unscripted horror anthology series will present tales dealing with frightening, psychologically disturbing, and often paranormal true events that […]

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eBay to acquire visual search technologies pioneer Corrigon Ltd

eBay to acquire visual search technologies pioneer Corrigon Ltd   San Jose, California, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has signed an agreement to acquire Corrigon Ltd., a pioneer of visual search technologies. Corrigon helps identify objects within an image, matching both visual and textual elements to ensure that the image is recognized, correctly classified […]

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