Woolworths has lost the coveted title of Australia’s most valuable brand; In the UK, Waitrose will no longer sell factory-farmed milk, and in the US, Kroger launches its brand-new Main & Vine store. Also, can retailers actually learn something from Uber? Enjoy the read, and please remember to share.
asia & australasia
Consumers want naturalness and clear information
An independent consumer study shows: consumers wish for natural food and drink with easy to understand ingredient information â especially when it comes to colour.
Find out how food and drink manufacturers can meet todayâs consumer demands.
Junglee.com ready to go The Amazon-owned site enabling merchants to sell used goods online plans to officially launch its service in India within a few weeks. Junglee.com has trialled the service since July 2015.
Sunday trading laws relaxed In a move designed to help struggling high street retailers, councils in England and Wales have been given permission to relax Sunday trading laws +++ Meanwhile, British high street retail chain Wilko is determined to cut overtime payments for employees working on Sundays and bank holidays.
usa & canada
developments to watch
Consumers demand control Consumers want more control over their shopping environment, according to a study from market research firm Technavio. And this desire is the driver behind the growth of a particular technology category: self-service kiosks.