Only a month after the sudden departure of the CEO of Lidl UK, the discounter's COO steps down, too. Although the profitability of grocery delivery for retailers is questionable, competition continues to intensify. As a consequence of such intensification, Amazon changes the pricing system for its 'Fresh' service in the US and extends its ultrafast delivery in Europe. Find out about these stories and more, and learn how to be weather smart in retail. Enjoy the read!
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Renewed allegations against Alibaba US trade groups accuse the Chinese powerhouse of selling large quantities of counterfeit goods and demand to see the company and its e-commerce platforms return to the US trade office’s list of Notorious Markets.
Homogeneity for Auchan The French retailer will slim down its array of banners and bring all its retail channels under the umbrella of one ‘digital brand’.
Constellation Brands adds whiskey In a transaction worth US$ 160 million, the global player in the alcoholic beverages industry enters the high-end whiskey market with the purchase of Utah whiskey maker High West Distillery.
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