Retail Intelligence

Did You Know?... 01 December, 2020

By Maev Martin
Did You Know?... 01 December, 2020

Did you know?... Finnish retailer R-kioski has announced that it has introduced digital receipts (eKuitti) for purchases made with a payment card, reports Digital receipts act as an alternative to paper versions and offer an easier way for customers to track their purchases, the retailer added. Maria Sjöroos, R-kiosk's IT & HR director, commented, "Being on the edge of time and acting responsibly is part of R-kiosk's day-to-day operations, and the launch of the eKuitti service is our next step on this path."

Did you know?... Golden Discs is bucking the trend and is opening a new store, this time in Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre, Dublin. The Swords store is opening today (1 December) on the ground floor of the Pavilions next to Supervalu. It will employ twelve new staff which takes the total number of staff to over 165 across the group, with another fifty seasonal staff to join the company for the Christmas period.

Did you know?... French retailer Casino has announced that it has completed the sale of 545 Leader Price stores in France, two Casino supermarkets, and three warehouses to Aldi France for €717 million. It brings the company's total amount of completed non-strategic assets disposals to €2.8 billion since July 2018. The proceeds from the disposal amounted to €683 million after taking into account €34 million of net liabilities transferred with the stores, reports Out of the €683 million, the company has received €648 million and the remaining €35 million will be paid in the event of compliance with certain operational indicators during a transition period.

Did you know?... Polish e-commerce platform Allegro is planning to pilot its own delivery lockers, its chief financial officer said, after reporting third-quarter results and raising its full year profit guidance. Polish media has speculated that Allegro plans to buy InPost, which has a network of parcel lockers where customers can collect their purchases from Allegro's online service. "We have identified as one of our tactical developments that we want to have the competence and the capabilities to roll out our own lockers," CFO Jon Eastick told Reuters in an interview. He said no decision had been taken on what would happen after the pilot. He declined to comment on the InPost speculation.

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