Friday, 13 January 2017
In Australia, department store David Jones reports pleasing half-year sales growth; in the UK, leading supermarket chain Tesco disappoints investors, despite recent good results and the juggernaut that is Amazon has announced plans to create 100,000 new jobs in the US. Make sure you have a great day, and if you enjoy this issue, please share.
asia & australasia
The leading business platform for retail industry : C-star 2017
C-star - Shanghai's International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail, will be held
in Shanghai from April 26 to 28, 2017. As the most international retail event in China, C-star covers four major product areas including Shopfitting, Retail Technology; Visual Merchandising and Stand Construction. More information, please visit
usa & canada
Amazon creates more jobs The US e-commerce giant has announced plans to create a massive 100,000 jobs in the US within the next 18 months. The new positions will be in the areas of fulfilment, logistics, cloud technology and machine learning. Not surprisingly, president-elect Donald Trump is taking credit.
Major job cuts As it changes its store staffing model, home improvement giant Lowe’s will lay off less than 1% of its more than 285,000 workforce, which still affects thousands of jobs. Over in Canada, Agropur Dairy Co-operative and Saputo, two of the country’s largest dairy processors, are axing 346 jobs, mainly staff responsible for stacking merchandise in stores.
After 15 years as MDD Expo,
the benchmark event for private label in the French market, M.A.D.E.* is the result of a natural evolution that follows the international development of the exhibition through a changing retail market. On 28 & 29 March 2017, M.A.D.E.* will bring together manufacturers of own label products and buyers from all distribution channels across Europe for 2 days dedicated to co-creation.
latin america & south africa