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Ocado unveils SecondHands collaborative robot prototype UK online grocery retailer Ocado is set to begin testing a humanoid robot in its warehouses that will assist technicians when they are in need of help. News
Ocado unveils SecondHands collaborative robot prototype By RBR Staff Writer
UK online grocery retailer Ocado is set to begin testing a humanoid robot in its warehouses that will assist technicians when they are in need of help.
News Chinese retailer JD.com pledges to sell EUR2bn in French imports By RBR Staff Writer
Chinese online retailer JD.com has unveiled plans to sell €2bn of French goods to Chinese consumers in the next two years.
General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News Whole Foods Market opens new distribution center in Chicago, US Whole Foods Market has opened a new 140,000ft² distribution center in the US Midwest located in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News
Retailers scale back in December after job gains in November The National Retail Federation has revealed that retail industry employment decreased by 20,200 jobs in December from November.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News Peak-Ryzex to showcase in-store retail software suite at NRF 2018 Peak-Ryzex will be showcasing its in-store retail software suite in Zebra Technologies' booth at this month's NRF BIG Show 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
News Sears to close another 103 stores By RBR Staff Writer
Sears is planning to close down 103 more stores in the US between early March and early April this year.
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Discount Retailers

H&M to close more stores
By RBR Staff Writer
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz Group (H&M) said it would close more stores as customers increasingly wish to shop online.
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Lowe’s and b8ta partner on smart-home shopping
By RBR Staff Writer
Home improvement and appliance chain Lowe’s Companies has partnered with b8ta to deliver experiential retail that simplifies smart home shopping.
Discount Retailers > Discount, Variety & General Merchandisers > News

General Retailers

Chinese retailer JD.com pledges to sell EUR2bn in French imports
By RBR Staff Writer
Chinese online retailer JD.com has unveiled plans to sell €2bn of French goods to Chinese consumers in the next two years.
General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News
Whole Foods Market opens new distribution center in Chicago, US
Whole Foods Market has opened a new 140,000ft² distribution center in the US Midwest located in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News

Specialist Retailers

ClearLight Partners invests in apparel retailer Paul Fredrick
Private equity firm ClearLight Partners has made a majority investment in Paul Fredrick, a designer and direct-to-consumer retailer of men’s apparel and related accessories.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News
Co-op to open 100 new food stores across UK in 2018
By RBR Staff Writer
Community retailer The Co-op has unveiled plans to open 100 new food stores across the UK in 2018 as part Of £160m investment program.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News

Markets & Regulations

Leeds retailer fined for selling rotten fruit
A Leeds based independent retailer has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 for selling rotten fruit in his store.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News
UK retailer fined GBP5000 for selling rotten fruit
An independent retailer in the UK's Leeds has been fined over £5,000 for selling rotten fruit in his store.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News

Retail Technology

DynamicAction partners with Accenture to drive forward retail industry with advanced analytics
DynamicAction, provider of the most advanced analytics solution specifically designed for retailers, has secured $15m in new funding and entered into an alliance relationship with Accenture.
Retail Technology > News
Shop Direct signs 10-year agreement with IBM
By RBR Staff Writer
British online retailer Shop Direct has partnered with IBM to accelerate its digital transformation by adopting a hybrid cloud model for enhanced flexibility.
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