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Anyone that has visited Scandinavia will know that the "Eco" credentials of products at grocery stores is an important consideration for shoppers.  This has been good for many retailers as having "Eco" products generally means higher margins and more upmarket brands.  This may be about ...

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Anyone that has visited Scandinavia will know that the "Eco" credentials of products at grocery stores is an important consideration for shoppers.  This has been good for many retailers as having "Eco" products generally means higher margins and more upmarket brands.  This may be about ...

 
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Gifts, Bonuses, and Dues

16 Jan 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Gifts, Bonuses, and Dues Retailing in the Week Ahead – Edition: Week 3, 2017 Imagine, for a moment, three large stacks of money.  Go on, use your imagination. Make them big stacks of money.  Have you got the image in your mind?  Ok, great.  Now, call the first stack ...

 
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The British retail sector has exhibited considerable resilience given the current economic environment and rocky consumer confidence in the light of Brexit. So, while under ordinary circumstances we would expect retailers to perform strongly at Christmas, we cannot take the results released ...

 
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Despite the decline of market share, traditional trade still plays an important role in China FMCG market. Since 2013, some FMCG B2B players have exerted great efforts on the traditional trade. This trend has been ongoing until this year. Under this circumstance, Kantar Retail deep-dived into ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 2, 2017 Today’s reaction to UK Prime Minister May’s Sunday comments on her government’s BREXIT strategy have taken markets’ focus away from what is shaping up to be a good week of news for British Grocery retailers.  A wave of earnings ...

 
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With Sam’s Club’s future stretched precariously between its core identity and ability to innovate, Walmart has announced a change. Sam’s Club President and CEO Rosalind Brewer will retire after five years at the helm on February 1, 2017, and current Chief Merchandising Officer ...

 
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Get Fit, Get Quick, Get Talking

3 Jan 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Edition: Week 1, 2017 Welcome back to work in 2017.   Today is actually the best day of the year to read a few more articles than normal.  This is as good a way as any to ease yourself into the New Year.  So, I’m hoping you will ...

 
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Christmas came a bit early for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) this year, and, in true holiday spirit, they demonstrated that it is far better to give (or sell) than to receive. News broke last week that WBA finally found a home for the Rite Aid stores they are required by the FTC to divest before ...

 
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The Power of Six

19 Dec 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 52, 2016 Retail prices in today’s environment are anything but predictable. Geopolitical turmoil has created volatility in commodity markets. Fiscal policies have created exaggerated swings in foreign exchange rates. On top of this, consumer ...

 
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With the holidays well underway, a new channel has emerged as a frontrunner, leading the pack in Christmas spirit and festivity. While typically, the home improvement retailers have positioned themselves as destinations for holiday décor and essentials (e.g. lights, extension cords, etc.), ...

 
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The Chinese eCommerce market has continued to show spectacular growth. From 2014 to 2015, the market grew more than 30%, with a similar growth rate expected in 2016. It now far outstrips the U.S. eCommerce market by sales value (almost USD600 billion in China versus USD350 billion in the U.S.). ...

 
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The French Marketplace Plot Thickens

13 Dec 2016  By: Tudor Popa

Intermarche announced it will launch its own Marketplace platform just in time for Christmas 2016. It has chosen to kick-off the service with home delivery as the only available fulfilment option while it scopes to deploy click-and-collect in early 2017. This announcement follows the recent ...

 
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What is Amazon Go? We’ve all heard the news. Amazon Go will up-end the convenience store through its technology sophistication.  Amazon created a new type of shopping technology that eliminates the checkout line. With its Just Walk Out Shopping experience, shoppers can use the Amazon ...

 
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Store of the Past

12 Dec 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 51, 2016 Two retailers unveiled their ‘stores of the future’ this month. That by itself is not remarkable. Retailers everywhere do this and do it frequently. What makes this remarkable is that both retailers are “pure-play” ...

 
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Going Premium

5 Dec 2016  By: Ray Gaul

Going Premium European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 50, 2016 Kantar Retail was recently asked a fascinating question, “Is there a willingness and an ability to pay premium for small store grocery services?”  The group asking the question represented a large number ...

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