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Weekly Insights Sep 30, 2016

Executive Summary

  • This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” discusses how inventory is the element of multi-channel retailing in which a “seamless” proposition is really important.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue has opened a new store in New York that offers web-inspired features aimed at melding the online and offline experiences.
  • British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has launched an app called Chop Chop, through which shoppers in selected areas in London can place orders to be delivered within an hour.
  • China’s Alipay payments platform has reached deals with 10 overseas airports and has signed up more than 80,000 merchants worldwide to meet the demand of Chinese outbound tourists.

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