Tag Archives: Retailers

03Feb/22

The delivery apps making gig work a ‘digital wild west’

– Glovo riders say third-party apps left them jobless

– Italian unions say bots rig the delivery system

– Developers say apps provide useful service to gig workers

Feb 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For about a year during the pandemic, Marco made a living cycling up and down the cobbled streets of Rieti in Italy, delivering meals for Spanish app company Glovo. Then all of a sudden, his orders dried up.
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29Nov/21

AiFi partners with Carrefour to launch Carrefour Flash 10/10, a next-generation concept store


Carrefour Flash is the first store of this kind in France, and will be located at 11 avenue Parmentier, in the capital’s eleventh arrondissement. With Flash, technology is used to enhance the customer experience, making shopping more straightforward. It has nearly 900 everyday product references on sale. Continue reading

26Nov/21

Food for thought

“In Google’s early days, around this time every year, a group of us would run to Costco and buy supplies to take to Bay Area food banks and pantries. It was a grassroots effort that was scrappy and meaningful — and it introduced a lot of Googlers to how rewarding giving back can be,” says Philipp Schindler, Google’s Chief Business Officer. “It made me want to learn what more we could do to have an even bigger impact.” So, with help from organizations like WhyHunger and Hunger Free America — and various Google teams — we launched new tools to help people find food support near them. Continue reading

13Jul/21

Three in five young people from lower income households think their life goals are unachievable

Tesco –7 July 2021

• New report finds that post-pandemic young people nationwide have lowered their ambitions

• ‘Outlook inequality’ is holding many back. Young people from lower income families have less optimism, less career ambition and feel less equipped to compete in the job market

• Tesco commits to help over 45,000 young people jumpstart their career and build employability skills in partnership with The Prince’s Trust
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22Feb/21

Majid Al Futtaim Taps IBM Food Trust to Deliver Food Traceability Across Carrefour Stores Using Blockchain Technology

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – owner and operator of the Carrefour franchise in these regions – and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Majid Al Futtaim has joined IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-enabled global ecosystem for the food industry run on IBM Cloud. Continue reading

03Oct/20

AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc.

AutoStore is seeking court orders barring Ocado and its partner, Tharsus Group (of Blyth, UK), from manufacturing, importing, using and selling technology that infringes AutoStore’s patents, as well as monetary damages. Ocado has signed agreements with retailers such as Kroger (US), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Morrisons (UK) that rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property. Read more

18Nov/19

Voice Your 7NOW® Order

“Hey, Alexa! OK, Google! I want a Slurpee drink. Open 7NOW.” 7-Eleven, Inc. continues to redefine convenience retailing with the launch of 7Voice, which allows customers to place an order through its 7NOW® delivery app via the voice-controlled Google Home and Amazon Echo systems. Read More

08Nov/17

Big U.S. retailers tap brakes on orders

U.S. department stores are ordering less this holiday season to keep their inventory costs down. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Amazon to build $5 bln HQ

Amazon is looking for a location to build its second headquarters in North America that would cost more than $5 billion and house up to 50,000 staff. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading