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Executive Summary

June 14, 2019

  • This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” looks at Aldi’s entry into China – and how the company is using technology to appeal to local tech-savvy consumers.
  • Specialty apparel retailer Charlotte Russe is back before customers had the chance to say goodbye: The new owner will re-launch Charlotte Russe retail outlets across the US and opened the online store on June 3.
  • UK online supermarket Ocado has invested £17 million in vertical farming, and says the retailer hopes “to co-locate vertical farms within or next to” fulfilment centers to ensure delivery of fresh produce to its customers.
  • Shiseido Travel Retail has partnered with Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport and Japanese art collective TeamLab to launch an art installation called Sense at the Shiseido Forest Valley in the Jewel Changi Airport mall.

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