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 Deals this week: Italia Independent Group, B&R Stores, Shenzhen Zhihuicheng E-Commerce http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-italia-independent-group-br-stores-shenzhen-zhihuicheng-e-commerce-5823965 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-italia-independent-group-br-stores-shenzhen-zhihuicheng-e-commerce-5823965 Italia Independent Group has announced plans to raise €5m ($5.6m) through an issue of bonds carrying 7% interest rate. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: FirsTime Design, AION Capital Partners, JD Sports Fashion http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-firstime-design-limited-aion-capital-partners-jd-sports-fashion-5823974 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-firstime-design-limited-aion-capital-partners-jd-sports-fashion-5823974 FirsTime Design has announced plans to acquire mattresses and furniture distributor InnerSpace Luxury Products. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Jesta I.S. upgrades its ERP solution with NGC’s Andromeda cloud PLM system http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsjesta-is-upgrades-its-erp-solution-with-ngcs-andromeda-cloud-plm-system-5825993 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsjesta-is-upgrades-its-erp-solution-with-ngcs-andromeda-cloud-plm-system-5825993 Integrated Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions provider Jesta I.S. has partnered with NGC Software to upgrade its Vision Suite product line with the NGC Andromeda cloud PLM solution. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT City Furniture deploys IBM-powered iOS enterprise apps to enrich customer engagement http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newscity-furniture-deploys-ibm-powered-ios-enterprise-apps-to-enrich-customer-engagement-5825969 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newscity-furniture-deploys-ibm-powered-ios-enterprise-apps-to-enrich-customer-engagement-5825969 US-based retailer City Furniture has partnered with technology company IBM to launch three MobileFirst for iOS apps for iPad Pro to enhance customer relationship and engagement. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Walmart to invest over $450m in Florida http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalmart-to-invest-over-450m-in-florida-5824735 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalmart-to-invest-over-450m-in-florida-5824735 Supermarket chain Walmart has announced its plans to invest over $450m and employ more than 2,750 people in Florida, US. Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Art Van Furniture to open store in Muncie, Indiana http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsart-van-furniture-to-open-store-in-muncie-indiana-5824117 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsart-van-furniture-to-open-store-in-muncie-indiana-5824117 American furniture retailer Art Van Furniture is set to open its fourth store in Muncie, Indiana, next month. Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Associated Wholesale Grocers teams up with RangeME to scale up growth across categories http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsassociated-wholesale-grocers-teams-up-with-rangeme-to-scale-up-growth-across-categories-5824707 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsassociated-wholesale-grocers-teams-up-with-rangeme-to-scale-up-growth-across-categories-5824707 US-based Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) has partnered with online platform RangeMe to improve retail buying efforts for its members. Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Footwear retailer DSW opens outlet in Georgia, US http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsfootwear-retailer-dsw-opens-outlet-in-georgia-us-5823397 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsfootwear-retailer-dsw-opens-outlet-in-georgia-us-5823397 Branded footwear and accessories retailer Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) has opened an outlet in Tucker, Georgia, US. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT GGP teams up with Lolli & Pops to open 30 new locations in US http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsggp-teams-up-with-lolli-pops-to-open-30-new-locations-in-us-5823380 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsggp-teams-up-with-lolli-pops-to-open-30-new-locations-in-us-5823380 Retail real estate company GGP has partnered with Lolli & Pops to open 30 new locations in the US. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Webgility's Unify integrates with Walmart Marketplace to simplify operations for retailers http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswebgilitys-unify-integrates-with-walmart-marketplace-to-simplify-operations-for-retailers-5823413 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswebgilitys-unify-integrates-with-walmart-marketplace-to-simplify-operations-for-retailers-5823413 Multi-channel e-commerce automation software provider Webgility has announced that its Unifiy programme has been integrated with Walmart Marketplace. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Soft Surroundings deploys JDA retail planning solutions to streamline inventory http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssoft-surroundings-deploys-jda-retail-planning-solutions-to-streamline-inventory-5821869 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssoft-surroundings-deploys-jda-retail-planning-solutions-to-streamline-inventory-5821869 Omnichannel fashion retailer Soft Surroundings has deployed JDA Enterprise Planning and JDA Allocation solutions to automate its spreadsheet-based merchandise planning processes. Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sports retailer SurfStitch to streamline operations http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssurfstitch-to-close-us-infrastructure-next-year-to-reduce-operational-costs-5821174 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssurfstitch-to-close-us-infrastructure-next-year-to-reduce-operational-costs-5821174 Australian sports e-retailer SurfStitch has announced plans to reorganise its business in order to reduce costs and streamline operations. Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sam’s Club to open in Arkansas http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssams-club-to-open-in-arkansas-5822087 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssams-club-to-open-in-arkansas-5822087 US-based membership warehouse club Sam’s Club is set to open its outlet at Springdale, Arkansas on 25 May. Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ralphs’ remodeled supermarket to reopen in Los Angeles, US http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsralphs-remodeled-supermarket-to-reopen-in-los-angeles-us-5820006 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsralphs-remodeled-supermarket-to-reopen-in-los-angeles-us-5820006 US-based supermarket chain Ralphs Grocery is set to reopen its renovated supermarket on 26 May in South Los Angeles. Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Yesway purchases 35 convenience stores in Texas, US http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsyesway-purchases-35-convenience-stores-in-texas-5820013 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsyesway-purchases-35-convenience-stores-in-texas-5820013 Convenience store chain Yesway has enhanced its footprint with the acquisition of 35 Wes-T-Go and Chillerz outlets in Abilene, Texas, US. Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT David's Bridal forays into Mexico with new store launch http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdavids-bridal-forays-into-mexico-with-new-store-launch-5820830 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdavids-bridal-forays-into-mexico-with-new-store-launch-5820830 US-based special occasion retailer David's Bridal has partnered with Mexican clothing manufacturer Diltex to open its first franchise location in Mexico City. Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Mad Engine, Alibaba Group, The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-mad-engine-alibaba-group-holding-limited-the-pep-boys---manny-moe-jack-5817390 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-mad-engine-alibaba-group-holding-limited-the-pep-boys---manny-moe-jack-5817390 Apparel manufacturer Mad Engine has announced the acquisition of youth-focused headwear and clothing producer Neff Headwear from Marlin Equity Partners (MEP) and Neff Family. Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Charles & Keith implements CyberSource's payment management services http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newscharles-keith-deploys-cybersources-payment-management-solutions-for-secure-online-payments-5817324 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newscharles-keith-deploys-cybersources-payment-management-solutions-for-secure-online-payments-5817324 Fashion retailer Charles & Keith has signed an agreement with ecommerce payment management services company CyberSource to provide its customers with a secure and streamlined online payment experience. Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Jewel Foods Stores, Unilever, Adidas http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-jewel-foods-stores-unilever-shanghai-xin-yi-lin-technology-5817384 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-jewel-foods-stores-unilever-shanghai-xin-yi-lin-technology-5817384 Jewel Foods Stores (Jewel-Osco) has signed an asset purchase agreement for the acquisition of 19 Strack & Van Til stores, as well as other assets of Central Grocers. Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Aptos invests in dedicated innovation development team to empower retailers http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsaptos-launches-unified-commerce-services-platform-aptos-labs-5818652 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsaptos-launches-unified-commerce-services-platform-aptos-labs-5818652 Retail technology solutions provider Aptos has pledged a multimillion-dollar investment in its dedicated Aptos Labs innovation development team, which aims to help retailers create enterprises built for rapid change. Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT