Electronic giants and smartphone makers have discovered the great potential that India has to offer. A Canadian and a French beauty retailer reveal omnichannel plans and Otto Group's new executive board member, Neela Montgomery, talks to German Retail Blog about how to navigate between brick-and-mortar, online and catalogue experiences to accelerate growth.
asia & australasia
Convenience market Southeast Asia Japanese convenience chains are quickly opening outlets in Southeast Asia, after the Japanese market has exceeded US$ 79.5 billion. Familymart aims to have a net increase of 234 stores in the region and Ministop is going on the offensive in Vietnam.
Aldi develops great taste While the discount powerhouse is to list more than 50 additional A-brands (paywall) in Germany by the end of the year, it is set to compete fork-to-fork against established foodie favorites such as Sprouts Farmers Market in the US. Over in Ireland, Aldi just picked up 62 awards at the international Great Taste Awards.
Milk and petrol price decisions British supermarket operator Morrisons has agreed to meet dairy farmers as milk price protests grow +++ Tesco, the country’s biggest fuel retailer, has cut petrol prices again on Friday, followed immediately by Sainsbury’s, which allows customers to collect Nectar points on every fill-up.
Conviviality enhances communication In a bid to boost its relationship with its franchisees, the off-licence retailer, trading under the Bargain Booze, Wine Rack and Select Convenience, has launched a new learning and knowledge sharing portal.
usa & canada
Pop-ups at Nordstrom Specialty eyewear retailer Warby Parker is operating pop-up shops at six locations of the upscale fashion retailer around the US until September, and also offering an e-commerce page on the Nordstrom site.
Otto Group restructures Neela Montgomery, executive board member at Hamburg-based Otto Group, understands how to navigate in a retail world between brick-and-mortar, online and catalog experiences. She talks to German Retail Blog about the restructuring of Otto Group's most important business division, Multichannel Retail.
Beauty goes online Beauty giant Sephora upgrades its omnichannel appeal and will test a beauty subscription service, called Play! By Sephora +++ Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart’s beauty section has launched an e-commerce website called beautyboutique.