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The Importance of a Good Forecast

28 Nov 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 49, 2016 Several clients have scheduled time with the Kantar Retail global forecasting team to discuss the importance of forecasting.  In each call we have tried to understand two things before discussing our forecasts.  The first ...

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The Importance of a Good Forecast

28 Nov 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 49, 2016 Several clients have scheduled time with the Kantar Retail global forecasting team to discuss the importance of forecasting.  In each call we have tried to understand two things before discussing our forecasts.  The first ...

 
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Having spent the last two weeks in Cracow, Poland and frequently visiting the Galeria Krakowska (the main shopping centre) I witnessed a vast array of promotional mechanics retailers are using to lure locals and tourists to spend their hard earned money. Price reductions, discounts and sale ...

 
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Store of the Week: Auchan Hypermarket Location: Bucharest, Romania. Auchan Retail is undergoing profound operational and brand repositioning efforts since the organizational reshuffling that gave birth to Auchan Holding at the end of 2015. These efforts have taken effect to different extents ...

 
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When Black Friday arrived on our shores from the US, participating stores were woefully unprepared for the throngs of bargain hungry shoppers descending on them, leading to a number of rather unsavoury incidents. Cyber Monday was no better, with online demand so great, many retail websites crashed, ...

 
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Lidl’s launch of a new price campaign caused a stir in the UK this week. The initiative dubbed social pricing, encouraged Twitter users to tweet about Lidl's products in a bid to lower the price of products in the run up to Christmas. The four week Social Price Drop will see Lidl drop ...

 
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Turkey 2017

21 Nov 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 48-2016 On 15th November 2016, 14 client companies joined Kantar Retail in a planning workshop to develop situational planning scenarios for the modern trade retail market in 2017. We started the day’s discussion with a single question, “What ...

 
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With the holidays just around the corner, retailers are working to differentiate themselves from the competition and capture shoppers’ attention and wallets. Shifting from last season’s more practical, price-oriented approach, retailers this year are looking beyond value and further ...

 
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Store Of The Week: Gratis Drugstores

18 Nov 2016  By: Derya Yildiz

This week, we will take this opportunity to introduce not only the Store of the Week but also an extraordinary local player from Turkey: Gratis, the leading drugstore chain in a young, dynamic and equally challenging market. Background on drugstore channel in Turkey According to the Turkish ...

 
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Just in case you missed it, today Southeastern Grocers made a powerful statement to the grocery industry – both to its competitors and its manufacturing partners. This morning, shoppers at 73 stores in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas woke up to new stores in their neighborhood. With ...

 
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Location: Bucharest, Romania Romania shares many similarities with France. Beyond sharing the same language family (Latin) to having similar cultural values and aspirations (consolidated in 1848 by a group of French educated Romanian intellectuals who ignited one of the country’s major ...

 
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 Promotional Reality Many of you may have a checklist that looks something like this: 31-10 Halloween:  Check 30-10 to 03-11 Diwali:  Over and done.  11-11 Singles day:  Completed.  25-11 Black Friday:  Coming up.  Wait.  Completed? Figure ...

 
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Sainsbury’s Group H1 2016 net sales, including fuel, increased 2% to GBP12.6 billion year-on-year, while like-for-like sales excluding fuel decreased 1.0%. H1 profits decreased 10.1% to £277 million from £308 million same period last year. Sainsbury’s pricing efforts ...

 
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The Seven Deals of Walgreens

10 Nov 2016  By: Kate Senzamici

Over the past year, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has been setting itself up across the global pharmacy and drug industry chessboard and has completed seven significant, strategic deals that will help to secure its position as an industry leader. Stealthily, as a result of these deals, Walgreens ...

 
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 There were many highlights from the CVS Health Q3 earning call on Nov. 8: CVS offered a much weaker-than-expected outlook due to massive marketplace changes. CVS expects Q4 EPS of $1.64 to $1.70, below analysts’ $1.79 view, and full year EPS of $5.75 to $5.83, versus Wall Street’s ...

 
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Greetings! I volunteered for the somewhat daunting task of putting together a quick perspective on what we think Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US Presidential Election means for the specific ecosystem Kantar Retail cares about, which is helping our clients sell more – effectively ...

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