New Article information at Retail Insight Network New and updated information from Article listed on www.retail-insight-network.com http://www.retail-insight-network.com/ en-us http://www.retail-insight-network.com/ New Article information at Retail Insight Network http://www.retail-insight-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif April's top stories: Tesco’s sale of opticians business, Harland Clarke Holdings’ acquistion of RetailMeNot http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureaprils-top-stories-tescos-sale-of-opticians-business-harland-clarke-holdings-acquistion-of-retailmenot-5800753/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureaprils-top-stories-tescos-sale-of-opticians-business-harland-clarke-holdings-acquistion-of-retailmenot-5800753/ 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 SOUQ.com http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featuremarchs-top-stories-2017-5778267/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featuremarchs-top-stories-2017-5778267/ 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 SOUQ.com, 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurefebruarys-top-stories-tjx-to-add-1800-stores-aldi-to-invest-16bn-5758250/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurefebruarys-top-stories-tjx-to-add-1800-stores-aldi-to-invest-16bn-5758250/ TJX to expand with 1,800 new stores, and Aldi to invest $1.6bn to improve customer shopping experience. Retail-insight-network.com wraps up the key headlines from February 2017. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Japan kicks off new 'Premium Friday' campaign http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurejapan-kicks-off-new-premium-friday-campaign-5747639/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurejapan-kicks-off-new-premium-friday-campaign-5747639/ 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? http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureartificial-intelligence-why-how-should-retailers-invest-5746730/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureartificial-intelligence-why-how-should-retailers-invest-5746730/ 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureretailers-embrace-the-rise-bitcoin-5741409/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureretailers-embrace-the-rise-bitcoin-5741409/ 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-wet-seal-close-all-us-stores-tesco-and-booker-announce-merger-5732956/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-wet-seal-close-all-us-stores-tesco-and-booker-announce-merger-5732956/ Wet Seal to close all stores in US, Tesco and Booker announce merger under £3.7bn deal. Retail-insight-network.com 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featuregeneration-rent-dixons-carphones-solution-to-keep-consumers-spending-on-technology-5729378/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featuregeneration-rent-dixons-carphones-solution-to-keep-consumers-spending-on-technology-5729378/ 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurehow-retailers-can-be-successful-in-social-commerce-5728233/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurehow-retailers-can-be-successful-in-social-commerce-5728233/ Shoppable social media represents a lucrative sales opportunity. Retailers across a multitude of sectors are investing in it, from Swarovski, Office and boohoo.com 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureless-supermarket-more-department-store-how-grocers-face-changing-consumer-demand-5727171/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureless-supermarket-more-department-store-how-grocers-face-changing-consumer-demand-5727171/ 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureamazon-must-do-more-to-combat-counterfeit-sales-5727170/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureamazon-must-do-more-to-combat-counterfeit-sales-5727170/ 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureonline-pureplays-put-spring-into-mattress-market-5727156/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureonline-pureplays-put-spring-into-mattress-market-5727156/ 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurestellar-uk-performance-drives-dixons-carphone-growth-over-the-festive-period-5723534/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurestellar-uk-performance-drives-dixons-carphone-growth-over-the-festive-period-5723534/ 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-retail-insight-network-stories-5705547/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-retail-insight-network-stories-5705547/ 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. Retail-insight-network.com 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-spars-expansion-into-thailand-amazons-new-fulfillment-centre-5685645/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-spars-expansion-into-thailand-amazons-new-fulfillment-centre-5685645/ 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. Retail-insight-network.com 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 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureoctobers-top-stories-tesco-to-face-legal-action-from-employees-for-pay-discrimination-ebay-to-acquire-visual-search-technology-firm-corrigon-5669423/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureoctobers-top-stories-tesco-to-face-legal-action-from-employees-for-pay-discrimination-ebay-to-acquire-visual-search-technology-firm-corrigon-5669423/ 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 September's top stories: Argos digital concessions extension, Amazon’s Dash Button in UK http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureseptembers-top-stories-argos-digital-concessions-extension-amazons-dash-button-in-uk-5029351/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureseptembers-top-stories-argos-digital-concessions-extension-amazons-dash-button-in-uk-5029351/ Amazon has introduced its Dash Button in the UK, Sainsbury’s is set to extend Argos digital concessions to more than 20 stores by this year-end and IKEA completes solar panel installation at its Memphis store. Retail-Insight-Network wraps up key head… Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Wal-Mart Stores to acquire Jet.com, Dollar Tree plans job cuts http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureaugusts-top-stories-wal-mart-stores-to-acquire-jetcom-dollar-tree-plans-job-cuts-5000840/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featureaugusts-top-stories-wal-mart-stores-to-acquire-jetcom-dollar-tree-plans-job-cuts-5000840/ Wal-Mart Stores is holding negotiations to acquire online discount retailer Jet.com, and Dollar Tree is planning to cut 370 positions at its Family Dollar store support centre in Matthews, North Carolina. Retail-insight-network.com wraps up the key h… Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT July's top stories: Dollar General buys Walmart Express stores, Amazon's fulfillment centre http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurejulys-top-stories-dollar-generals-walmart-express-stores-purchase-amazons-fulfillment-centre-4972087/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurejulys-top-stories-dollar-generals-walmart-express-stores-purchase-amazons-fulfillment-centre-4972087/ Variety store chain Dollar General has completed the acquisition of 41 former Walmart Express stores in the US for an undisclosed amount, and Amazon plans to open a new 750,000ft² fulfillment centre in Romeoville, Illinois, US. Retail-insight-network… Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Dobbies Garden Centres sale, AmazonFresh launched in London http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurejunes-top-stories-dobbies-garden-centres-sale-amazonfresh-launched-in-london-4942160/ http://www.retail-insight-network.com/features/featurejunes-top-stories-dobbies-garden-centres-sale-amazonfresh-launched-in-london-4942160/ Tesco has announced the sale of its Dobbies Garden Centres unit to an investor group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital, for £217m in cash, and Amazon launched AmazonFresh food delivery service in London, UK. Retail-insight-ne… Wed, 06 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT