Tag Archives: Retailing

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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27Nov/15

Britons chase Black Friday bargains

British retailers brace for a rush of shoppers on the hunt for pre-Christmas bargains on Black Friday.
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