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  • Walmart Mexico launches grocery delivery via WhatsApp

    Walmart’s Mexico unit has begun offering grocery delivery from its Superama stores via messaging service WhatsApp. WhatsApp, the free text-messaging service owned by social media platform Facebook, is ubiquitous throughout Mexico

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  • Amazon US launches beauty store for professionals

    Amazon Business has launched the Amazon Professional Beauty Store to offer professional stylists, barbers, and estheticians a custom shopping experience with a wide selection

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  • Metro minority stakeholder makes takeover offer

    EP Global Commerce, an acquisition vehicle owned by Czech and Slovak investors, is making a takeover offer for German retailer Metro that values the company at EUR5.8 billion. In recent years, Metro has been restructuring to focus on its core cash-and-carry business, selling off the Kaufhof department stores and then splitting from consumer electronics group Ceconomy

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  • JD.com to handle cross-border logistics for Carrefour

    JD.com has reached a partnership with the Chinese unit of French retailer Carrefour to offer cross-border logistics services. As part of the deal, Carrefour has set up a store on JD’s international marketplace to sell imported goods, following last year’s opening of a store which sells the retailer’s domestic goods on the platform. JD will import the goods and arrange customs clearance, sorting, and distribution for Carrefour

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  • Walmart Flipkart plans US listing by 2022

    Flipkart will tap the US equity market by 2022, the board of the Walmart-owned ecommerce marketplace decided earlier this month, said people aware of the matter

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