Tuesday, 14 February 2017
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While Amazon tops some popular ranking lists in the US, competitor Walmart combines its online and store buying teams to better fight the Seattle-based e-commerce powerhouse. Over in Britain, Tesco also pushes its online operations following the Booker deal, but has some home-made problems to solve. Enjoy the read and don't forget to share, if you like it.
USA & Canada
The US retailer is seeking to make the buying process more efficient in a bid to better fight rival Amazon. The store and the online buying team will join together, which is regarded as a significant move to stamp out duplication.
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Amazon claims top spots
The online giant from Seattle not only topped the retail sector category, it also came in number one in the world’s 50 most innovative companies listing according to Fast Company, and in another poll that measures the reputation of companies perceived by the public, guess who took the first place?
Europe & Israel
High Street blues continues
Stationery chain Clinton is considering the closure of over a quarter of its UK high street stores. Its owner American Greetings has revealed that 120 of its 393 stores are under an “ongoing strategic review,” but insisted that there are "no plans" for mass closures (paywall).
Shufersal eyes drugstore chain
Israel's largest supermarket operator is considering acquiring local chain New-Pharm Drugstore, which operates 67 branches throughout the country and as well as pharmacy goods, also sells cosmetics, toiletries, baby products, household wares and natural healthcare products.
Asia & Australasia
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