UNI Global, an international union , is urging the Indian government to delay foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail until they have better examined the threat that major retailers could represent to India’s economy.
iSign Media says it has finished installing its Interactive Marketing Solution (IMS) software in Mac's and Couche-Tard stores. The technology, which gathers real-time information on consumer habits and their preferences, allows retailers to increase their return on investment and avoid costly traditional advertising, according to the company.
Carrefour's store in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, has been closed by authorities following allegations of mislabelling broadcast by state media. According to the media reports, the retailer was accused of selling meat with expired freshness dates and mislabelling regular chicken as 'free range'.
Morrisons plans to open 80 new outlets in its convenience format, M-Local, by 2014. The company, which reported strong underlying pre-tax profit of £935m in the year to January 29, also plans to introduce a new fresh-food layout including food counters, flowers and 350 more fruit and vegetable items.
Mac's Convenience Stores has begun using social media in its efforts to prevent and prosecute crime, identifying suspects through Facebook and Twitter. The company's central Canada stores will use both social media portals to distribute suspect images from recent unsolved incidents to the public, along with a description of the suspect and their alleged Crime.
Couche Tard has successfully rolled out its own proprietary cigarette brand across its Circle K stores, the Canadian convenience company has announced. Speaking in a conference call with analysts, CEO Alain Bouchard (pictured) confirmed that the company had been unhappy with cigarette pricing changes recommended by the Altria Group, which had a “deflationary effect” and ate into same-store merchandise sales in the United States.