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Walmart's David Cheesewright visited India recently and reviewed the company's operations there. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is boosting its businees in the South Asian country. Read about their Indian expansion plans, Ikea's futuristic kitchen ideas, the latest news from Tesco and a lot more. Have a great start into the week.
Carrefour teams up with Tencent French supermarket chain Carrefour is teaming up with Chinese Internet services company Tencent for online payments. The tie-up will allow shoppers to make their purchases using Tencent's online payment app at some Carrefour stores in China.
Top retailers will meet at C-star
C-star is the official satellite event of EuroShop, the world's largest retail trade fair, and will take place on May 13-15 2015 in Shanghai. At C-star you will see the latest retail trends and developments geared to the needs of the Chinese market. With a comprehensive supporting program, C-star will be the perfect place to conduct business and expand your knowledge.
Come and join us at C-star!
Indian investor buys stake in Xiaomi The Chinese smartphone maker is to become a big player in India. Days after unveiling its first phone customised to the country, Xiaomi announced that it has taken investment from leading Indian businessman Ratan Tata. Financial details of the unspecified stake were not disclosed.
Sainsbury's works with Paragon The British supermarket operator is increasing transportation productivity through enhanced accuracy. Sixteen Sainsbury’s depots are using an integrated transport management system from Paragon Software.
Staples expands print business The office supply retailer is extending its copy and print business and has purchased Makr, an iOS app that enables people to design and print one-of-a-kind materials, and its parent company Happy, both based in New York.
The aftermath of the Apple Watch launch Retailers such as Kohl’s have been wasting no time in releasing the app +++ Marsh Supermarkets is believed to be the first grocery retailer to launch an iBeacon-Apple Watch integration +++ Amazon introduced a new shopping app and Domino’s has launched its Live Pizza Tracker via the Apple Watch.
Pioneer partners with Futurelife One of the most significant players in South Africa's food and beverage industry, Pioneer Foods, has entered into a joint venture with Futurelife Health Products, which produces nutrient-dense functional food products. Pioneer makes cereals, baked goods and beverages.
Clicks to open new stores South Africa's leading pharmacy, health and beauty retailer, Clicks group, will add 15 new stores in the second half of 2015 and invest in information technology. The group, which runs over 440 stores, has increasee its revenue by 14.2% for the six months ended in February.