Tag Archives: Retailing

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

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

07Aug/17

Nigerian innovator uses app to fight food waste

Nigerian engineer Oscar Ekponimo has created a web app that could help beat hunger. The app connects disadvantaged communities with stores and non-governmental organisations; giving them an opportunity to buy food approaching the end of its shelf life at a discount.

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16Apr/17

China’s Alibaba to build cyber Silk Road by creating global e-commerce platforms

China Central Television (CCTV) – China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has been developing cross-border e-commerce platforms in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, promoting the idea of building a “cyber Silk Road”.
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28Mar/17

Amazon buys Souq.com

The deal will accelerate the company’s entry into the Middle East e-commerce market. Amazon separately launched a drive-in grocery service, as Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

21Nov/16

Cyber Monday and Black Friday are merging

The pressure to capture a rapidly growing percentage of online holiday sales is pushing Walmart and other retailers to offer deals sooner and sooner. Jeanne Yurman reports. Continue reading

11Nov/16
Kobe Bryant at an Alibaba gala

Alibaba Singles Day sales break $5 bln in an hour

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales surged past last year’s 91.2 billion yuan ($13.36 billion) total with nearly nine hours left on the clock, but growth was markedly slower than in 2015 as shoppers sought even bigger price cuts. Graham Mackay reports.

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14Mar/16

Pay with your phone in Sweden’s first unmanned grocery store

All you need is a phone in Sweden’s brand new do-it-yourself grocery store. Customers use their phone to enter the store and pay for groceries without any customer service.

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