Stockmann is now on WeChat’s Shopping section

Stockmann is now on WeChat’s Shopping section   Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The popular Chinese WeChat application received its own Helsinki mini-application on the Chinese New Year’s Day on February 15 2018. Stockmann is one of the first companies in the app’s Shopping section. Stockmann offers a discount coupon through the WeChat […]

Ready Training Online and NACS release convenience store customer service training module, Be Our Guest

​ELIZABETHTOWN, PA, 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ready Training Online (RTO), together with NACS, the association that advances the convenience and fuel retailing industry, is announcing the release of the online training module, Be Our Guest. This convenience store customer service training module is an update to the DVD series previously produced and distributed […]

Amazon and Whole Foods Market announce the introduction of Prime Now free two-hour delivery in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach

Prime customers can enjoy free 2-hour delivery for orders over $35 from Whole Foods Market; Whole Foods Market groceries can be delivered through Prime Now to neighborhoods in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced the introduction of free two-hour […]

Peapod expands its popular meal kit line to include six new recipes

Skokie, Illinois, United States, 2018-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Peapod, our online grocery business in the U.S., announced this week the expansion of its popular meal kit line to include six new recipes. Peapod began offering meal kits in 2014 as one of the first retailers to combine the convenience of meal kits with online […]

Amazon and Whole Foods Market celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special discount on Whole Trade roses

Amazon and Whole Foods Market celebrate Valentine’s Day wit a special discount on Whole Trade roses   All customers to receive lower prices; Prime members to receive an even deeper discount AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market will celebrate Valentine’s Day with customers by offering a special discount on Whole […]

Block Foods AG strengthens its online brand presence using Intershop Commerce Suite as new platform

traditional Hamburg-based family-owned company digitizes sales of food products based on the Intershop Commerce Suite Premium manufacturer invests in enhanced online brand experience and customer loyalty Implementation and hosting by Intershop partner SignTEK in the Microsoft Azure Cloud Jena, Hamburg, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Block Foods AG, based in Hamburg, Germany, uses the […]

LightInTheBox launches new service that lets customers in the United States try on wedding gowns at home

BEIJING, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today (Feb. 1, 2018) announced that it has launched a “Cloud Fitting Room” service to allow customers in the United States to try on wedding gowns and […]

Alibaba to acquire 33% equity interest in Ant Financial

Hangzhou, China, 2018-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA, “Alibaba”) and Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group Co., Ltd. (“Ant Financial”) today (February 1, 2018) announced that pursuant to 2014 transaction agreements, Alibaba will acquire a 33% equity interest in Ant Financial. The parties have agreed to certain amendments to […]

Overstock.com launches a digitally-driven investment platform (robo-advising)

Unbiased artificial intelligence drives financial advising SALT LAKE CITY, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announces the launch of a digitally-driven investment platform (otherwise known as robo-advising), presented by tZERO Advisors. The service is accessible to investors through the online retailer’s FinanceHub™. For a monthly fee of $9.95, investors can either select from a group of pre-established Adaptive […]

Wal-Mart and Rakuten to launch online grocery delivery service Japan and new eBooks and audiobooks offering in the U.S.

Companies to launch online grocery delivery service in Japan and new eBooks and audiobooks offering in the U.S. BENTONVILLE, Ark. and TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) president and CEO Doug McMillon and Rakuten, Inc. Chairman, president and CEO Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani met in Tokyo today ( Jan. 25, 2018) […]

Amazon Prime Video announces return of original series Sneaky Pete for its second season on Friday, March 9

Critically acclaimed series stars Emmy nominee Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Emmy winner Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer andShane McRae, with Emmy winners Graham Yost and Bryan Cranston executive producing SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Prime Video today (Jan. 25, 2018) announced its original dramatic series Sneaky Pete will return for its second season on Friday, March 9. The critically acclaimed Prime Original, a co-production […]

Zara unveils its first pop-up store designed for ordering and collecting of online order

Zara unveils its first pop-up store designed for ordering and collecting of online order   Temporary store at Westfield Stratford introduces innovative technology  while groundbreaking flagship store is refurbished and extended Arteixo, Spain, 2018-Jan-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tomorrow Zara unveils its first store anywhere in the world designed primarily for ordering and collecting […]

FlowerAura brings better delivery system and vendor interaction with the launch of Instanto App

DELHI, India, 2018-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — FlowerAura, one of the leading online gift portals in India with a network of vendors across 200+ cities has recently launched Instanto, an easy-to-use app that focuses on better delivery system and vendor interaction. Instanto, as the name suggests, is an application to provide timely delivery of flowers […]

Sobeys to bring the best-in-the-world grocery e-commerce experience to Canadians through partnership with Ocado Group plc

STELLARTON, NS, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. announced today (January 22, 2018) that it has signed an agreement with Ocado Group plc to bring the world’s leading online grocery ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery solution to Canada. Sobeys’ end-to-end online grocery shopping business will be built on the Ocado Smart Platform. With […]

Zalando to expand its Stradella fulfillment center in Italy

Zalando to expand its Stradella fulfillment center in Italy   Berlin, 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando, the leading online fashion platform in Europe, will extend the Stradella fulfillment center with its partner Fiege. In the course of 2018 two additional halls will be added and the capacity will double from about 20,000 sqm […]

CANADA: two new co-branded Penguin Pick-Up/Walmart locations opens in fast-growing Toronto neighbourhoods

Two new Penguin Pick-Up/Walmart locations in fast-growing Toronto neighbourhoods “90 seconds or less” TORONTO, ON, 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Grocery shopping just got faster and easier for Torontonians with today’s (January 12, 2018) grand opening of two new Penguin Pick-Up/Walmart locations at Yonge and Eglinton and Queens Quay. With just a few clicks, consumers can […]

LightInTheBox introduces Bitcoin as new payment channel

BEIJING, 2018-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today (Jan. 8, 2018) announced that bitcoin will now be accepted on the LightInTheBox.com and MiniInTheBox.com platforms as of January 5th, 2018. Bitcoin payments will be processed through BitPay. […]

Sprouts Farmers Market partners with Instacart to expand its home delivery service

PHOENIX, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) today (Jan. 09, 2018)  announced it will expand home delivery service to its major markets across the country through a new partnership with Instacart. Customers will be able to enjoy quick, convenient delivery of thousands of fresh, natural and organic products from Sprouts by simply visiting delivery.sprouts.com, […]

Overstock.com launches augmented reality (AR) feature within its iOS shopping app

Amit Goyal, Overstock.com’s SVP of software engineering, chairs VRARA’s global retail and e-commerce committee and forms the Association’s Utah chapter SALT LAKE CITY, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Months after Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announced the launch of its augmented reality (AR) feature within its iOS shopping app, the organization’s senior vice president of software engineering, Amit Goyal, was named […]

Asda installs UK’s first giant parcel vending machine

The unit dispenses online orders in less than 60 seconds and accepts returns First UK automated Parcel Tower is installed at the Trafford Park store The technology has been huge success for Asda’s parent company, Walmart across the US The unit dispenses online orders in less than 60 seconds and accepts returns Quick and easy […]

The Home Depot® acquires leading online retailer of textiles and home décor products The Company Store

ATLANTA, 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® announced today (Dec 21, 2017) that it has acquired The Company Store, a leading online retailer of textiles and home décor products, from Hanover Direct. The deal closed on December 19 and terms were not disclosed. In addition to its success as an online retailer, The […]

Amazon marks its biggest holiday season with customers shopping at record levels worldwide

Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were the #1 and #2 top-selling products across all categories on Amazon Items shipped with FREE One-Day Shipping or FREE Same-Day Delivery or Ultra-Fast Delivery with Prime Now more than doubled this holiday season Small businesses and entrepreneurs had a record-breaking season with more than one billion items ordered […]

Raley’s eCart brings delivery service to Reno, Nevada

 Raley’s extends eCart personalized shopping service to include delivery in Reno West Sacramento, California, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s eCart e-commerce platform is launching its third phase of delivery service to Reno, Nevada. The delivery service will allow healthy, fresh and high-quality offerings at affordable prices to be delivered to select zip codes in […]

Kroger opens its 1,000th ClickList store and launches integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList

In Q3 2017, company’s 109 percent digital revenue growth was driven by ClickList CINCINNATI, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kroger announced today it has opened its 1,000th ClickList store and launched the latest seamless and integrated digital shopping experience for ClickList. “As part of our Restock Kroger plan, we continually invest in redefining our customers’ grocery shopping experiences by […]

Amazon to host second annual Digital Day on Friday, December 29

Save up to 80% on over 5,000 apps, games, movies, eBooks, and more 40% more deals than Digital Day last year SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN) – The second annual Digital Day will take place on Friday, December 29, offering the biggest savings of the year on digital content across Amazon. Customers will be able […]

Amazon Web Services announced the launch of the AWS EU (Paris) Region

  Cloud pioneer expands global infrastructure footprint with the new AWS EU (Paris) Region, enabling customers to run applications and store their content in data centers in France Tens of thousands of customers and APN partners in France are actively using AWS including, AlloResto, BforBank, Canal+, Capgemini, Claranet, Decathlon, D2SI by Devoteam, Edifixio, Engie, Fastbooking, Kartable, LafargeHolcim, Le Figaro, Leboncoin, Les […]

H&M opens on Tmall in spring 2018

H&M opens on Tmall, the world’s largest e-commerce platform, during spring 2018 Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M opened its first store in mainland China 10 years ago. Today H&M group revenues in China amount to SEK 11 billion (approximately USD 1.3 billion) in more than 500 physical stores and online. The H&M group […]

eBay expands its Seller Hub with acquisition of Terapeak

Terapeak’s Tools and Insights to Help Sellers Better Manage and Grow Their Businesses on eBay San Jose, CA, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Terapeak, a Toronto-based company that uses supply, demand and pricing data to help ecommerce sellers know what to sell, when to […]

Amazon: Shop all the way up to Christmas Eve with Prime Free Same-Day Delivery and Prime Now

Prime Free Same-Day Delivery and Prime Free One-Day Shipping now available in more than 8,000 cities and towns Prime Now delivering holiday magic until 11:59pm on Dec. 24 – exclusively for Prime members in more than 30 cities Try Prime for free for 30-days and get two-day, one-day and same-day shipping free SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN) — There […]

Rakuten opens its pro sports merchandise store Rakuten SPORTS ZONE featuring premium goods from NBA Legends

Rakuten opens its pro sports merchandise store Rakuten SPORTS ZONE featuring premium goods from NBA Legends   Featuring premium goods from NBA Legends TOKYO, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc., a global marketing partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), today (Dec. 13, 2017) opened its pro sports merchandise store Rakuten SPORTS ZONE […]