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  • [Case study] With Hanshow, Leroy Merlin cuts picking time by 17% for 2-hour pick-up

    On February 28, at EuroCIS, Leroy Merlin and Hanshow received the Reta Awards 2024 for best in-store retail solution and best supplier respectively. mind Retail reports on the deployment of Hanshow's new generation of connected labels at Leroy Merlin. Directly connected to the mobile application, itself equipped with a customer geolocation function, these labels have revealed efficiency gains. Olivier Personne, Merchandising Optimization Manager, and Alice Fruchart, CSR Product Manager, shed light on the subject.

  • [NRF 2024] The new levers of retail media seen at NRF

    The theme of retail media came to the fore at NRF 2024, with a day of dedicated workshops on 13 January and feedback from a number of players like Kroger, Ulta, and 7/11. Between onsite, offsite and in-store, mind Retail presents the key findings of the event, based on interviews with Christian Raveaux (Rewe), Marissa Jarrat (7/Eleven), Arnaud Lauga (Publicis Commerce), Jérôme Hamrit (Vusion Group), Sucharita Kodali (Forrester) and Tanguy Pincemin (Dunnhumby).

  • Bijou Kurien, Retailers Association of India: “Investors’ focus has shifted from sales growth to profitability”

    After 6 years as head of L-Catterton Asia, an investment fund supported by LVMH in Asia, Bijou Kurien is the Chairman of the Retailers Association of India, and a member of the Board of several Indian companies such as Brigade Enterprises (property), Timex Group (watches) and Suguna Foods (food). At the World Retail Congress in Paris, he shared with mind Retail his vision of the VC landscape in India. 

  • [Amazon results] In Q3 2023, Amazon more than tripled net margin on the back of a savings plan and a return to fundamentals

    After a post-Covid-19 pandemic slowdown, Amazon's net margin more than tripled in Q3 2023. Over the 9 months of the year, growth was driven by the digital marketplace, AWS and advertising - three divisions accounting for 73% of revenue gains. With US$6 billion in additional sales in 9 months, advertising has overtaken e-commerce and is now hot on the heels of AWS in terms of growth contribution.