British high street stores are preparing for a last-minute Christmas panic, Woolworths sets up a storefront on Alibaba’s Tmall and Kroger in the US adds a new brand to its portfolio. All these stories and more feature in today’s RetailUpdate. If you enjoy the read, please share — RetailUpdate is absolutely free.
Letv coming to India The Chinese technology company, which entered the smartphone market last year, plans to release its smartphones in India on January 5. It now joins other Chinese companies heading to India such as Coolpad, Qiku and Meizu.
Amazon's German walk-out On Monday, workers at six of the e-tail giant’s German warehouses went on strike . The strike, which is due to an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions, will run until December 24. Amazon, however, says there will be no impact on its delivery promise. Meanwhile, despite 2014 being marred by bad publicity, Amazon dominated almost everything in 2015.
PetSmart’s innovative promotion In order to encourage customers to pick up goods from their stores, the US pet-supplies chain has created a new promotion. On December 23, PetSmart’s National Fetch Day promotion will offer customers a 10% discount if they pick up their orders.
Broll Ghana expands Ghana’s premier formalised property development company has expanded its portfolio by adding the newly opened Achimota Mall. The mall is one of several other acquisitions this year.