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Retail Radar: Amazon to Sell Cars; Tesco Trials Scan-Free Checkout

Recent retail news includes Instacart offering speedy delivery on sports accessories and apparel, and Home Depot aiming to get a greater share of the pro market with its latest acquisition.
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Path to Purchase Institute members receive access to regularly updated retail profiles, which can be accessed here. Recent updates include Amazon inking a deal with Hyundai to sell automobiles online, and U.K. retailer Tesco piloting a new scan-free checkout at one of its Express stores.

Add Car to Cart

Beginning in 2024, consumers will be able to buy cars via — starting with Hyundai. Amazon Web Services will also be the automaker's cloud provider, and in 2025 next-gen Hyundais will have an interactive co-pilot in the form of Alexa. 

Touchdowns and Deals

Amazon Prime aired its inaugural Black Friday football game. In addition to watching the New York Jets face off against the Miami Dolphins, viewers could squeeze some shopping in without missing a moment's action.

Sporty Delivery

Instacart is teaming with JD Sports and Finish Line stores to offer same-day delivery on thousands of athletic footwear and apparel products.

Tesco Tests Scan-Free Checkout

The U.K. retailer is trying out a new technology at the till. Shoppers walk up to the scan-free checkout, and it tallies the contents of their baskets. 

The Home Depot Goes for More Pros

The home improvement giant has agreed to purchase Construction Resources' parent company, International Designs Group, poising it to capture a larger chunk of the contractor market.

Walmart's RomCommerce Series

Capitalizing on Americans' love of holiday movies, Walmart has produced its first shoppable commercial series. While viewers watch a 23-part romantic comedy unfold on Walmart's social media accounts and website, they can make purchases on hundreds of on-screen products with the push of a button.


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