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Firsthand information from market researchers: The first online TMC meetingPopai

There were nearly 70 participants at the online club meeting organised by Trade magazin, Trade Marketing Club (TMC) and POPAI Association on 23 April. Trade magazin’s managing director and editor-in-chief...

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SPAR Austria sells drinks in eco-­friendly glass packaging

SPAR Austria is offering five of its best selling private label drinks in environmentally friendly packaging. The company has substituted the packaging of its 1-litre soda water, apple juice, orange...

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Macai is the name of Italy’s new online supermarket

A new independent online supermarket called Macai has opened in Italy. Customers can place a minimum order that is worth EUR 70 and they need to pay an additional shipping...

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Gluten-free living

Demand is growing fast for gluten-free products and consumers can choose from a bigger selection of products than before.   Balázs Mészáros, sales and marketing manager of Cerbona Élelmiszergyártó Kft....

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Walmart: Artificial intelligence assists shoppers in China

Walmart China installed self-service smart scales from Malong Technologies in 100 stores. Malong participates in Omega 8, a communication platform designed to connect Walmart and innovative technology companies to develop...

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KKR acquires majority share in Coty’s beauty and hair care business line

Cosmetics company Coty Inc has said yes to selling a majority share in its beauty and retail hair businesses – including the Wella and Clairol brands – to KKR. The deal’s value was...

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Cautious expansion

Aldi Süd continues implementing its long-term expansion plans in China. More than 250 employees are working for Aldi China at the moment. The discounter currently operates 7 neighbourhood markets in...

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The number of stores continued to decline in 2019

The number of stores has decreased by 25,000 in ten years and by 2,000 in one year, according to the latest statistics. Now we can only go to 127 thousand...

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Digimeter measures the digital maturity of companies

Virgo group member SmartCommerce Consulting, together with Reacty Digital and Cégjelző have started the Digimeter service, a system that measures the digital maturity and development level of companies, and defines...

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POPAI news

Idehallgass! podcast series reloaded You can still listen to the 10-part podcast series Retail Decoded on the Shop! website and on Spotify. As a reaction to the pandemic, a new...

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