Availability and service news

20 March 2018
As it looks to expand its ecommerce offer in Paris, Leclerc has strengthened its position by signing an agreement with ID logistics. Paris to act as testing ground for Leclerc The retailer is set to use Paris as a test bed for initiatives to help it target shoppers in large cities, both in terms of physical stores and digital commerce. The new agreement will see ID Logistics support Leclerc...
14 March 2018
Walmart is expanding its online grocery delivery service to more than 100 metro areas across the US. Builds on existing pilot programme The expansion of this service follows on from a pilot programme launched in 2016. By the end of the year the service will be available to more than 40% of US households across 100 metro areas, a significant increase on the six which it is currently availabl...
13 March 2018
Following the launch of a pilot partnership with Instacart to offer grocery home delivery last year, Aldi is extending the service to additional locations. Expanding the service to a major market Last year, Aldi launched the service in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles, providing shoppers with the opportunity to have their orders delivered in as little as one hour. The service is being expand...
07 March 2018
As Carrefour operations across Europe – Belgium, Poland and Romania – evolve their digital commerce offer we round up news from the retailer as it looks to meet its chief executive’s target of generating €5.0 bn of grocery ecommerce sales by 2022. Carrefour Belgium promoting online ordering Carrefour Belgium has lowered the cost of fulfilling shoppers’ online orders. Carrefour said that ord...
07 March 2018
In an interview with La Journal Du Dimanche, Amazon France’s managing director, Frédéric Duval, has confirmed the retailer’s plans to launch a grocery service in the country, albeit without setting a timeframe. Considered launch requires preparation Duval said that the success and backing of its Amazon Fresh service in US underlined its corporate commitment and ambitions for grocery deliver...
20 February 2018
Edeka's online supermarket, Bringmeister, is launching a service which will enable groceries to be delivered straight into customers' fridges. Increased convenience A new Smart Lock system has been developed by Cary services, allowing time limited access to user's homes using electronic keys. The cost of the lock system is €9.99 a month. In partnership with this, Bringmeister will give cust...
07 February 2018
Chinese ecommerce giant, JD.com, has announced plans to bring its services to Europe in 2019. €1bn project The Walmart-invested retailer is to spend over €1bn building a logistics network in France over the next two years, with an end goal of half of JD.com’s profits to come from outside of China by 2028. As well as its French logistics network, JD.com also plans to open its first Europe...
31 January 2018
Walmart has announced new plans to introduce stricter supplier delivery regulations to boost availability in stores. Delivery on time or face a fine Under Walmart’s new scheme, suppliers will be required to deliver more products on time to its facilities or be faced with a fine. Steve Bratspies, Walmart Chief Merchandising Officer, has revealed that large suppliers will have to deliver full...
31 January 2018
Amazon UK has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Rugby. Meeting rising customer demand Amazon’s new fulfilment centre in Rugby will help the retailer meet rising customer demand, expand its range and enable SMEs currently selling products on Amazon Marketplace to better scale their businesses. It will be the retailer’s fourth fulfilment centre in the Midlands and will create...
30 January 2018
Following its acquisition of Shipt at the end of last year, Target will begin offering same-day delivery from stores in Alabama and Florida. Almost 50,000 products loaded onto Shipt’s platform The initiative spans almost 60 stores across both states. Launching the service in less than eight weeks since the acquisition represents a major achievement for Target. Around 50,000 products, includ...