As the Christmas bells' chime is drawing closer, we hear all the more about retailers' strategies around the big holiday - Fed Ex expects a 12% rise in deliveries and is not the only company to increase their number of staff for the season, while Walmart creates a new job position altogether. Find out about those developments and more in today's issue!
Asia & Pacific
Good prospects for Indian e-commerce According to a report by Nomura, the Indian e-commerce sector is expected to reach USD 35 billion by 2019 +++ Distributors of direct sellers such as Tupperware, Amway and Oriflame are disrupting the direct-sales business model by selling products online through Flipkart, Snapdeal & Co.
Walmart stocks less and plans to fly unmanned Since last year, the US retail giant has removed 15% of its store displays and taken 2,500 items off the shelves in its average supercentre. Aiming to keep pace with competitor Amazon, Walmart asked US regulators for approval to test out drones for home delivery, curbside pickup, and checking warehouse inventories.