Tap to go technology tested by Albert Heijn

Walmart collaborates with Buzzfeed's Tasty

Russia: Lenta improves direct supplies from agricultural producers
Russian retailer Lenta has been increasing its 'Growers Platform'. It now contains over 100 agricultural suppliers across 20 product categories. Jan Dunning, CEO of Lenta said: "Long-term contracts with agricultural producers within the Growers Platform are mutually beneficial - Lenta’s customers receive a guaranteed supply of consistently high-quality products at affordable prices, while suppliers have an opportunity to boost production and expand planning horizons.”
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US: Walmart associates with Buzzfeed's Tasty
Walmart revealed it has associated with BuzzFeed's popular Tasty online recipe videos. Shoppers can buy ingredients and cookware for the Tasty recipes they see directly from the app experience on Walmart.com and Jet.com. Sumaiya Balbale, VP of Ecommerce, mobile and digital marketing for Walmart, said the partnership is a natural fit, and "combines content and commerce to create a convenient and fun experience for users."
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Denmark's retail sales increased in November
In November, Denmark's retail sales increased after dropping in the previous month. Clothing and related sales grew 4.4% monthly in November and sales of food and other groceries edged up by 0.1%.
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Holland: Albert Heijn trials tap to go technology
Supermarket chain Albert Heijn is trialling "tap to go" technology to facilitate customers to pay for items without going through the traditional checkout line. Customers first have to register for the service via an app and can than select an item, tap an electronic shelf card where the item was located and go. Within ten minutes, the money will be automatically transferred from their bank account.
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UK: Tesco is planning to reduce store spaces in Hungary
Tesco plans to reduce its store spaces in Hungary to a maximum of 6,000 square meters. The retailer is reacting to its customers who prefer to shop fast rather than to wander in immense spaces. The customers also want to shop more often and spend less at once.
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