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Competition in India's e-commerce sector ramps up with Flipkart's acquisition of online fashion site Jabong. After a setback in the US, Amazon carries out its drone delivery tests in Britain in partnership with the UK government. AB InBev has raised its bid for SABMiller, and Tesco buddies up for health and wellbeing. Enjoy the read and don't forget to share.
asia & australasia
Boosting exports Latest statistics from New Zealand reveal that the country's kiwifruit exports hit record levels in June across all destinations. Over the ditch, Wine Australia described the 2016 vintage as "sensational" with higher prices paid for wine grapes and a bigger intake of fruit.
usa & canada
Improving shopping experience US pet supplies retailer PetSmart has selected IT firm Cognizant to become more customer-focused and data-driven. Beauty chain Sephora has introduced two new interactive tools to relaunch its private-label brand. In addition, the company is partnering with popular dating app Tinder.
Investing in stores Despite a plunge in second quarter earnings, sneaker maker Skechers is set to expand internationally and expects to open 200 new stores by the end of 2016 +++ Italian marketplace Eataly will open a second outlet in New York in the next weeks.
Weather impacts The wet and cool weather at the start of the summer in the northern hemisphere contributed to the worst year-on-year sales figures since 2014 at Britain's leading supermarkets, reports Nielsen. Data from Kantar Worldpanel also shows slow growth for the UK grocery sector.
Home currency preferred A survey by online translation agency One Hour Translation revealed that 80% of British consumers refuse to purchase from websites that do not post their prices in British Pounds.