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Weekly Insights Jun 9, 2017

Executive Summary

  • This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” discusses Walmart’s rapidly evolving e-commerce offerings, which include deliveries by store associates, pick-and-mix pricing and a larger marketplace selection.
  • Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers by offering a discount on its pay-by-month Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.
  • British grocery retailer Tesco has successfully used a six-wheeled robot to deliver a basket of goods as part of a one-off test in its Tesco Now one-hour delivery trial.
  • Chinese giant Alibaba has taken another step into India with the acquisition of a majority stake in online movie-ticketing site TicketNew, which enables the booking of movie theater tickets in more than 300 cities across India.

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