In today’s top retail news, Resorts World Las Vegas is working with Grubhub on mobile ordering, while KKR is spending $625 million on a majority stake in Vini Cosmetics. Plus, the House of Sport experiential stores of Dick’s Sporting Goods are the heart of the retailer’s business and will remain so.
Lodging facilities allow guests to charge food and beverage purchases to their rooms by singing a receipt, but now one property is taking a somewhat different approach. Resorts World Las Vegas is working with Grubhub to become the first resort to provide the latter firm’s ordering technology. Guests can place orders by the Grubhub app or scan quick-response codes.
KKR, the global investment company, is spending $625 million to purchase a majority share of Vini Cosmetics, the Indian personal care and beauty products firm. Vini, which was established in 2010, produces, markets and distributes cosmetics, toiletries and deodorants via its FOGG signature brand in addition to labels such as GlamUp and OSSUM.
Amazon’s hyped and awaited Prime Day sales event is now officially taking place, and many parallel events are occurring at competitor retail sites and stores. For this reason, consumers are encountering a flood of sales to shift through. As a result, the average consumers’ ability to find true value and discover actual deals has become more challenging work.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is not just developing new locations — it is also launching a collection of House of Sport experiential stores that are complete with climbing walls, turf playing fields, yoga classes and batting cages, among other amenities. The store is the heart of the merchant’s business and will remain so.