Brands hot up local operations to meet customers’ demand for instant delivery

Brands across sectors are exploring different strategies, from delivery app partnerships to strategically located fulfilment centres, to shorten delivery times to within an hour of purchase. This meets new customer needs around convenience, to receive an online order as quickly as possible and gives direct-to-consumer brands a competitive advantage.

Amazon is reportedly in talks to acquire US department stores JCPenney and Sears, with the plan to convert their big box formats into fulfilment centres. The stores are conveniently located in residential areas, enabling Amazon to operate locally and reduce travel time.

DTC grocery brand Weezy has received funding to open a fulfilment centre in West London. Residents in Fulham and Chelsea will be able to receive deliveries within 15 minutes of purchase, via electric moped and bicycle couriers.

Coty has unveiled a delivery partnership with GoPuff to offer customers 30 minute deliveries on its beauty brands Covergirl, Rimmel and Sally Hansen.



Amazon is rumoured to acquire JCPenny and Sears stores

Coty partners with GoPuff for 30-minute delivery for its beauty products

Delivery brand Doordash launches its own virtual convenience store and fulfilment centres to meet the demand

DTC grocery brand Weezy plans to deliver items to customers within 15 minutes

Lidl’s subscription service Lidl Plus has launched in the UK

Eyewear brand Gentle Monster has opened a new pop up space in Shanghai



Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe and boutique opens

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme was used 10.5million times in the first week

VOMA is the world’s first fully interactive virtual museum

Artist Dre Wapenaar has created teardrop-shaped tents that suspend from trees

IKEA United Arab Emirates launches ‘Vacation in a Box’ to help customers recreate a holiday destination at home



Superdrug unveils the ‘Be Kind, Shop Kind’ campaign to reduce aggressive behaviour towards staff



Beauty brand Credo has launched a private label called Exa

IKEA India unveils a new app to help people live more sustainably at home

Ralph Lauren has partnered with Snapchat to allow users to dress their Bitmoji in the brand’s apparel


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