Amazon France: producers’ boutique launchedNovember 17, 2018
Australia: Coles reveals new ‘specialty’ store Coles has opened the first of its small-format “local neighbourhood supermarkets” in Melbourne’s Surrey Hills.
Sri Lanka: Softlogic to open first modern supermarket in Delkanda Diversified conglomerate Softlogic Holdings PLC said it will soon be opening its first modern supermarket outlet “with the launch of a truly global market experience” in Delkanda, a rapidly expanding suburb of Colombo.
Sotiris Poulos opens first Greek supermarket in Germany A supermarket offering Greek products only has opened in Frankfurt, Germany.
eCargo takes 85% of Metcash China export business ECG, a China-based eCommerce technology company trading in China and Australia as eCargo, is to acquire 85% of Metcash’s China export business.
Aeon aims to employ financial technology such as this more.Source: asia.nikkei.com
A new hypermarket has opened in Qatar The Amana Puregold general store opened its first branch in Qatar, offering particularly Filipino items.
The shop offers mainly delicatessen and fresh produce sourced by local producers and suppliers.
“Customers can look forward to an exceptional shopping experience and will be pleased with our extraordinary customer service, wide variety of services, and fresh product offerings.”Source: progressivegrocer.com
US: Walmart to open in-store AI lab Walmart has announced its intention to open up a new AI lab called the Intelligent Retail Lab.
The technology works through a mobile app known as H-E-B Go, which debuted earlier this year in two stores in H-E-B’s San Antonio home market.
Norwegian musician Anna of the North (a.k.a. Anna Lotterud ) has had a rapid rise in the U.S., thanks to her song “Lovers” which was included in this summer’s Netflix hit “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Next up, a show at Terminal 5. “I’ve never actually done promo or anything in the U.S. before so it’ll be interesting to see,” she tells @leighen . “Because of the Internet I’ve always had Amer…