New News information at Retail Insight Network New and updated information from News listed on www.retail-insight-network.com http://www.retail-insight-network.com/ en-us http://www.retail-insight-network.com/ New News information at Retail Insight Network http://www.retail-insight-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Detail Provisions acquires Hook & Albert http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsretailer-hook-albert-divests-business-to-detail-provisions-5720312 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsretailer-hook-albert-divests-business-to-detail-provisions-5720312 US-based men's accessories retailer Hook & Albert has divested its business to Detail Provisions (DPC) for an undisclosed amount. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nike opens new store in Miami, Florida http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsnike-opens-new-store-in-miami-florida-5720328 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsnike-opens-new-store-in-miami-florida-5720328 Nike has opened a new store at Miami Beach’s shopping district in Florida, US. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: letgo, Buckle, The Yankee Candle Company http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-letgo-buckle-the-yankee-candle-company-5719704 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-letgo-buckle-the-yankee-candle-company-5719704 letgo has raised $175m in a Series C funding round led by investors, including Naspers, Accel, Insight Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and 14W. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Amazon to open fulfillment centres in Texas and Maryland http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsamazon-to-open-new-fulfillment-centres-in-us-5719951 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsamazon-to-open-new-fulfillment-centres-in-us-5719951 Amazon plans to open two new fulfillment centres in Coppel, Texas, and North East, Maryland, US. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT L Catterton to acquire pool supplies retailer Leslie's http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsl-catterton-to-acquire-pool-supplies-retailer-leslies-5719244 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsl-catterton-to-acquire-pool-supplies-retailer-leslies-5719244 A group led by private equity firm L Catterton has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Leslie's Holdings, a retailer of swimming pool and spa supplies and services. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Walmart to create 34,000 jobs this year http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalmart-to-expand-with-34000-us-jobs-5719258 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalmart-to-expand-with-34000-us-jobs-5719258 Walmart is planning to create approximately 34,000 additional jobs through improved store network and e-commerce services, as a part of its expansion strategy for the year. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Thomas Pink deploys BT digital store solution http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsthomas-pink-deploys-digital-store-solution-to-provide-online-benefits-to-customers-5718522 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsthomas-pink-deploys-digital-store-solution-to-provide-online-benefits-to-customers-5718522 BT has announced that clothing retailer Thomas Pink has deployed the Acuitas Digital Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its store in Wall Street, New York City, US. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Mobile marketplace letgo raises $175m in funding http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmobile-marketplace-letgo-raises-175m-funding-5718846 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmobile-marketplace-letgo-raises-175m-funding-5718846 Mobile marketplace letgo has raised $175m in a new Series C round funding led by investors such as Naspers, Accel, Insight Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and 14W. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Buckle deploys Aptos retail technology to enhance shopping experiences of consumers http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsbuckle-to-partner-with-aptos-5719010 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsbuckle-to-partner-with-aptos-5719010 US-based speciality retailer Buckle has partnered with cloud-based retail technology firm Aptos for its integrated solution suite. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Abbyson Living to expand business with new startegies http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsabbyson-living-to-expand-business-with-new-startegies-5718233 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsabbyson-living-to-expand-business-with-new-startegies-5718233 Online home furnishings brand Abbyson Living is set to expand its business with new strategies, including new outlet and product designs, as well as channel marketing and turnkey support services. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hypermarket chain Globus introduces NCR Scan & Go in Russia http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsglobus-hypermarkets-debuts-ncr-scan-go-in-russia-5718265 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsglobus-hypermarkets-debuts-ncr-scan-go-in-russia-5718265 Hypermarket chain Globus has debuted its new Scan & Go solution in its stores in Russia using NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Re-Vision. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Andersons to exit retail business http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsthe-andersons-to-close-retail-business-5718244 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsthe-andersons-to-close-retail-business-5718244 US-based agriculture company The Andersons is planning to exit the retail business in the second quarter of this year, with the closure of its remaining four retail outlets. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Yankee Candle selects Toshiba's POS solution to transform store experience http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsyankee-candle-chooses-toshiba-retail-solutions-5717306 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsyankee-candle-chooses-toshiba-retail-solutions-5717306 US retailer The Yankee Candle Company has selected Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions' TCxWave point-of-sale (POS) system to improve the customer checkout experience. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Helzberg deploys NCR solution to ensure payment security http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newshelzberg-deploys-ncr-solution-to-ensure-payment-security-5716376 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newshelzberg-deploys-ncr-solution-to-ensure-payment-security-5716376 Jewellery retailer Helzberg Diamonds has deployed the NCR Connected Payments security solution across its network of stores. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ikea completes fuel cell installation at San Diego Store http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsikea-completes-fuel-cell-installation-at-san-diego-store-5716380 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsikea-completes-fuel-cell-installation-at-san-diego-store-5716380 Ikea has completed the installation of its fourth biogas-powered fuel cell system for onsite power generation at its store in San Diego, US. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Amazon to create 100,000 additional jobs in US by 2018 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsamazon-to-create-100000-additional-jobs-in-us-by-2018-5716024 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsamazon-to-create-100000-additional-jobs-in-us-by-2018-5716024 Online retailer Amazon is planning to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs in the US over the next 18 months. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Sports Direct, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-sports-direct-holliday-fenoglio-fowler-hff-5714613 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-sports-direct-holliday-fenoglio-fowler-hff-5714613 UK-based retailer Sports Direct plans to sell more of its brands after it has offloaded its Dunlop brand to Sumitomo Rubber Industries last December. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Walgreens, FedEx to offer access for dropoff and pickup services http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalgreens-fedex-partner-to-offer-access-for-dropoff-and-pickup-services-5715410 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalgreens-fedex-partner-to-offer-access-for-dropoff-and-pickup-services-5715410 US-based drug stores chain Walgreens has entered into a long-term alliance agreement with FedEx to provide convenient access to FedEx dropoff and pickup services. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Alibaba, Rakuten Deutschland http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-alibaba-rakuten-deutschland-5714609 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-alibaba-rakuten-deutschland-5714609 E-commerce retailer Alibaba has proposed a HK$19.8bn ($2.6bn) privatisation bid for Intime Retail, in partnership with the latter's founder Shen Guo Jun. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Almacenes García selects Oracle retail planning solutions http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsalmacenes-garca-selects-oracle-retail-planning-solutions-5715726 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsalmacenes-garca-selects-oracle-retail-planning-solutions-5715726 Mexico-based fashion retailer Almacenes García has selected Oracle Retail Planning and Optimisation solutions to support its growth and transformation. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT