New Article information at Retail Insight Network New and updated information from Article listed on en-us New Article information at Retail Insight Network August's top stories: Aldi's same-day delivery service in US, Wilko Retail plans to cut 4,000 staff Aldi to roll out same-day delivery service in three US cities by month-end; and Wilko Retail initiated talks with around 4,000 staff as part of a restructuring process. wraps up the key headlines from August 2017. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT July's top stories: Walgreens Boots to buy Rite Aid stores, Starbucks to own East China stores Pharmacy store chain Walgreens Boots Alliance agreed to acquire 2,186 stores from Rite Aid for $5.175bn, and Starbucks signed a $1.3bn agreement to take full ownership of 1,300 stores in China. wraps up the key headlines fr… Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Amazon’s merger with Whole Foods Market, Walmart to buy Bonobos Amazon signed a $13.7bn merger agreement to acquire supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, and Walmart signed an agreement to purchase online apparel retailer Bonobos for $310m. wraps up the key headlines from June 2017. Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT May's top stories: Toys 'R' Us Japan’s merger, Coach’s acquisition of Kate Spade & Company Toys 'R' Us Asia agreed to unify its Greater China and South-East Asia business with its Japanese unit, Coach signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kate Spade & Company in a $2.4bn transaction. wraps up the key headlines… Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT April's top stories: Tesco’s sale of opticians business, Harland Clarke Holdings’ acquistion of RetailMeNot Tesco has announced the sale of its opticians business in the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) to Vision Express, Harland Clarke Holdings (HCH) has entered a definitive agreement to purchase online coupon provider RetailMeNot for $630m. Retail-insigh… Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: NPCI's new in-store payment solution, Amazon's acquistion of NPCI has launched a new in-store payment solution to allow customers pay with their unified payments interface (UPI) apps at any POS terminal, Amazon agrees to acquire, Macy’s signs deal with G-III for DKNY women’s apparel and accessories. R… Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT February's top stories: TJX to add 1,800 stores, Aldi to invest $1.6bn TJX to expand with 1,800 new stores, and Aldi to invest $1.6bn to improve customer shopping experience. wraps up the key headlines from February 2017. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Japan kicks off new 'Premium Friday' campaign Japan has seen sluggish GDP growth over two decades. In an attempt to spur Japanese consumers’ individual consumption, as well as to help to curb long working hours, the Japanese government and Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) launch a new campa… Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:22:00 GMT Artificial intelligence: why and how should retailers invest? The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on retail in the future will be marked and therefore it is worth retailers investing in the technology now to reap the long-term benefits. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:03:00 GMT Retailers need to embrace the rise of bitcoin The circulation of bitcoin has increased 20% since January 2015, with 12.5 bitcoins currently being added to the system every ten minutes. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:01:00 GMT January's top stories: Wet Seal to close US stores, Tesco and Booker announce merger Wet Seal to close all stores in US, Tesco and Booker announce merger under £3.7bn deal. wraps-up the key headlines from January, 2017. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Generation Rent: Dixons Carphone's solution to keep consumers spending on technology Dixons Carphone CEO Seb James has announced an ambitious scheme to break into the potentially lucrative market of subscription based retail. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:41:00 GMT How retailers can be successful in social commerce Shoppable social media represents a lucrative sales opportunity. Retailers across a multitude of sectors are investing in it, from Swarovski, Office and to Boots and even B&Q, but retailers will only make good returns on their investment i… Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:13:00 GMT Less supermarket, more department store: how grocers face changing consumer demand There’s now far more to buy at supermarkets than a tin of baked beans and a pint of milk. Over the last five years, grocers have offered consumers everything from artisan coffee to premium homewares. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:09:00 GMT Amazon must do more to combat counterfeit sales Amazon has witnessed phenomenal growth and is widely recognised for becoming a front leader in innovation, boosting its R&D on exciting technological advancements, such as in drones and robotics. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:44:00 GMT Online pureplays put spring into mattress market The influx of new boxed mattress specialists is set to make online a much more important channel for mattress retailers, despite concerns over tangibility, as these specialists improve awareness of their offers and address quality concerns. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:08:00 GMT Stellar UK performance drives Dixons Carphone growth over the festive period Despite coming up against strong comparatives, Dixons Carphone produced a great set of results over the festive period, (10 weeks to 07 January) with its performance in the UK & Ireland of 6.0% like-for-like sales its greatest achievement given the l… Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Retail Insight Network stories Dollar General has completed the acquisition of 41 former Walmart Express stores in the US, and Ikea is to expand its warehouses at its Calgary and Edmonton stores in Alberta province of Canada. wraps up the key headlines f… Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT November's top stories: Spar's expansion into Thailand, Amazon's new fulfillment centre Spar International has partnered with Bangchak Retail Company for the expansion of its retail presence into Thailand, and Amazon is set to open a new fulfillment centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. wraps up the key headlines f… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT October's top stories: Tesco to face legal action for pay discrimination, eBay to acquire Corrigon Tesco employees plan to resort to legal action against the UK supermarket chain for alleged age and gender discrimination after it reduced the rates of wages for night and weekend shifts. eBay has signed an agreement to buy Corrigon, a provider of vi… Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT