Retail Insight Network-Updates The latest content updates from the www.retail-insight-network.com web site http://www.retail-insight-network.com/ en-us http://www.retail-insight-network.com/ Retail Insight Network-Updates http://www.retail-insight-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Ibotta expands mobile marketplace with new collaborations http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsibotta-expands-mobile-marketplace-with-new-collaborations-5877902 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsibotta-expands-mobile-marketplace-with-new-collaborations-5877902 US-based mobile e-commerce provider Ibotta has collaborated with more than 20 firms as part its marketplace expansion strategy that aims for more than $500m in sales this year. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Dixons Carphone, JW Childs Associates http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-dixons-carphone-jw-childs-associates-5876293 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-dixons-carphone-jw-childs-associates-5876293 UK-based telecom retailer Dixons Carphone has reached an agreement to sell its Spanish business entities, including The Phone House Spain, Connected World Services Europe and Smarthouse. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tesco and CPI Card Group relaunch loyalty card across UK http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newstesco-cpi-card-group-relaunch-loyalty-card-across-uk-5876817 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newstesco-cpi-card-group-relaunch-loyalty-card-across-uk-5876817 Supermarket chain Tesco has collaborated with CPI Card Group to relaunch the Tesco Clubcard across the UK. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ross Stores expands footprint across US with 28 store openings http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsross-stores-expands-footprint-across-us-with-28-store-openings-5877380 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsross-stores-expands-footprint-across-us-with-28-store-openings-5877380 Ross Stores has opened a total of 28 new stores in the US during the past two months, in line with its plan to open 70 Ross Dress for Less and 20 dd's DISCOUNTS stores this year. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Euro Holdings Berhad, NewStore Inc http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-euro-holdings-berhad-newstore-inc-5877540 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-euro-holdings-berhad-newstore-inc-5877540 Euro Holdings Berhad has reached an agreement for private placement of shares to raise MYR4.5m ($1.05m) by December 2017. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Southeastern Grocers selects IRI insight solutions to increase consumer base http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssoutheastern-grocers-selects-iri-insight-solutions-to-increase-consumer-base-5876613 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssoutheastern-grocers-selects-iri-insight-solutions-to-increase-consumer-base-5876613 US-based supermarket chain Southeastern Grocers (SEG) has signed an agreement with analytics solutions provider IRI to improve customer engagement and expand its user base. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Walmart opens new e-commerce fulfilment centre in Florida, US http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalmart-opens-new-e-commerce-fulfilment-centre-in-florida-us-5875835 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalmart-opens-new-e-commerce-fulfilment-centre-in-florida-us-5875835 Walmart has opened a new e-commerce fulfilment centre in Davenport, Florida, US, which is expected to generate more than 1,500 jobs. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT NewStore secures $50m in Series B funding round http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsnewstore-secures-50m-in-series-b-funding-round-5875839 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsnewstore-secures-50m-in-series-b-funding-round-5875839 US-based mobile retail platform NewStore has secured $50m in a Series B funding round led by Activant Capital, which was joined by General Catalyst and founder Stephan Schambach. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT JW Childs buys majority stake in lifestyle retailer EbLens http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsjw-childs-buys-majority-stake-in-lifestyle-retailer-eblens-5875373 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsjw-childs-buys-majority-stake-in-lifestyle-retailer-eblens-5875373 Private equity firm JW Childs Associates has acquired a majority interest in US-based lifestyle retailer EbLens from KarpReilly. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Pitney Bowes ties up with NMPi to offer solutions for online retailers http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newspitney-bowes-ties-up-with-nmpi-to-offer-solutions-for-online-retailers-5875344 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newspitney-bowes-ties-up-with-nmpi-to-offer-solutions-for-online-retailers-5875344 US-based global technology company Pitney Bowes has entered a partnership with digital marketing agency NMPi to provide online retail solutions. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Conrad Electronic deploys Mirakl marketplace solution http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsconrad-electronic-deploys-mirakl-marketplace-solution-5875290 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsconrad-electronic-deploys-mirakl-marketplace-solution-5875290 Germany-based electronics e-retailer Conrad Electronic has deployed tools by French global marketplace solution provider Mirakl to improve its B2B activities. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT US retailer JCPenney to open toy shops within its department stores http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsus-retailer-jcpenney-to-open-toy-shops-within-its-department-stores-5873773 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsus-retailer-jcpenney-to-open-toy-shops-within-its-department-stores-5873773 US-based department store chain JCPenney is set to open toy shops in all of its department stores, as it aims to diversify its business and explore new merchandise for revenue generation. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Alibaba increases Hema concept stores across China to 13 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsalibabas-increases-hema-concept-stores-across-china-increased-to-13-5873810 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsalibabas-increases-hema-concept-stores-across-china-increased-to-13-5873810 E-commerce retailer Alibaba Group has increased its online-to-offline Hema supermarkets to 13 across China, by opening new stores in Beijing and Shanghai. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Samsung Electronics and PayPal partner to offer new payment solutions http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssamsung-electronics-and-paypal-partner-to-offer-new-payment-solutions-5873622 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssamsung-electronics-and-paypal-partner-to-offer-new-payment-solutions-5873622 Samsung Electronics has partnered with PayPal to allow Samsung Pay users to use the latter as a payment method for purchases made online, in-store or via an app. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Cole Haan deploys Aptos retail solution for order management http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newscole-haan-deploys-aptos-retail-solution-for-order-management-5871355 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newscole-haan-deploys-aptos-retail-solution-for-order-management-5871355 US-based footwear manufacturer and retailer Cole Haan has deployed the cloud-based Aptos Enterprise Order Management solution to improve its omnichannel retail operations. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT PetSmart expands footprint with two new stores in US http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newspetsmart-expands-footprint-with-two-new-store-openings-in-the-us-5872754 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newspetsmart-expands-footprint-with-two-new-store-openings-in-the-us-5872754 Speciality pet services and solutions retailer PetSmart has opened one store each in East Sioux Falls and Oak Ridge in the US, in order to continue its expansion drive. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Dixons Carphone to offload Spanish divisions to Dominion for €55m http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdixons-carphone-signs-agreement-to-offload-spanish-divisions-for-55m-5871681 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdixons-carphone-signs-agreement-to-offload-spanish-divisions-for-55m-5871681 UK telecom retailer Dixons Carphone has signed an agreement to sell its Spanish business entities to technological solutions company Global Dominion Access (Dominion) for €55m, as it intends to shift its focus to invest in high-footfall markets. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Coach closes acquisition of Kate Spade for $2.4bn http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newscoach-closes-acquisition-of-kate-spade-for-24bn-5871047 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newscoach-closes-acquisition-of-kate-spade-for-24bn-5871047 American luxury retailer Coach has completed the previously announced acquisition of Kate Spade & Company for $2.4bn. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sports Direct buys 25.75% stake in gaming retailer Game Digital http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssports-direct-buys-2575-stake-in-gaming-retailer-game-digital-5871090 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssports-direct-buys-2575-stake-in-gaming-retailer-game-digital-5871090 UK-based retailer Sports Direct International has acquired 44 million shares in video game retailer Game Digital, which represents a 25.75% stake in the latter’s share capital. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: AURELIUS Equity Opportunities, Liberty Interactive Corporation, Softlogic Retail http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-silvan-kaeden-liberty-interactive-corporation-softlogic-retail-private-limited-5869409 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-silvan-kaeden-liberty-interactive-corporation-softlogic-retail-private-limited-5869409 German private equity firm AURELIUS Equity Opportunities has reached an agreement to acquire Denmark-based company Silvan Kaeden. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT