In India, Future Group purchases a grocery chain; in France, Carrefour experiments with a queue-management app; and in the US, e-commerce giant Amazon continues to expand with new offerings. Have a great day, and if you enjoy this issue, please share.
Future Group buys chain Consolidating its standing as India’s largest grocer, the private conglomerate has purchased grocery chain Sangham Direct. Instead of cash, the purchase will be by way of a lease transfer.
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Amazon diversifies The US e-commerce giant has introduced Amazon Prints, which enables customers to print photos and custom photo books. The company has also launched Handmade at Amazon in Europe. The online marketplace features 30,000 handcrafted products from artisans throughout Europe.
A golden retail opportunity According to Mintel analyst Richard Cope, the food industry is blind to a golden opportunity: food targeted specifically to senior citizens. By 2030, almost one fifth of the world’s population will be over 60 years of age with their own demands and aspirations.