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Central Eastern Europe is becoming a bedrock for retailer innovation and consolidation.  The speed of change is proving challenging for both retailers and suppliers. To highlight the speed of change, here is a flavor of the events that have taken place across CEE this year: Operational ...

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Central Eastern Europe is becoming a bedrock for retailer innovation and consolidation.  The speed of change is proving challenging for both retailers and suppliers. To highlight the speed of change, here is a flavor of the events that have taken place across CEE this year: Operational ...

 
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1.     M&A IN RETAIL: Make a list of retailers that will not likely be around at the end of next year and limit resource allocation to them with a long term/ambiguous ROI turnaround. Some big national and regional retailers are very likely to leave the market and ...

 
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Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and his leadership team laid out a clear strategy this week that speaks to the organization’s long-term focus and future. From the beginning of Wednesday’s Investor Day call, McMullen made it clear that Kroger is not looking strictly within the traditional ...

 
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At Walmart’s annual Investment Community Meeting this week, executives presented a confident and optimistic front, citing successes across comps, eCommerce growth, and expense management over the last year as evidence that their approach is working.   But the more striking theme ...

 
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Costco recently unveiled or expanded upon two grocery delivery services designed to boost its value proposition with those shoppers looking for a convenient trip. These services reveal Costco’s thinking and relative competitive position against the rest of the marketplace. Here are our ...

 
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In his first Investors Day presentation as Sam’s Club CEO, John Furner revealed his plans for moving the needle at the club. Some of these ambitions represent a clear divergence from past strategies, and all of them shed new light on how suppliers can align with the club in 2018 and beyond. Narrow ...

 
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This week, Walmart will be holding its annual Investor Community Meeting in Northwest Arkansas. The event dependably includes crucial information on the retailer’s plans for capital expenditures, as well as high-level views on the retailer’s strategic plan for the coming year. But ...

 
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The hype around Amazon’s healthcare ambitions has been building over the past few months, with stories emerging that the online retailer is exploring the possibility of breaking into the dense, complex world of pharmacy. The rumor mill was primarily set in motion in spring 2017, when Amazon ...

 
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Scene 1: You’ve just made it through airport security to come to the sinking realization that you failed to pack any kind of coat, which you’ll need to combat the frigid air at your destination. Good thing there is a Uniqlo vending machine in your terminal ready to dispense a tightly ...

 
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 Not a single week goes without Amazon unveiling some announcements related to Alexa, its voice activated personal assistant. Amazon has launched its Echo family in India, as the first market for the device in Asia. Currently by invite only, Indian shoppers will have access to the Echo, ...

 
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Halloween is the gateway to the holiday season, when retailers showcase tricks and treats to lure shoppers in with their festive offers. Displays and deals, cross-category solutions, wizardly Web offers, and more combine to form a potion of basket-building tactics and differentiation techniques. ...

 
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Metro just bought Jean Coutu, bringing together a leading grocer and the top drug chain in Quebec in a long rumored match up. This move follows Loblaw’s announced acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart four years earlier. It reflects both a tough trading environment and Metro’s risings ...

 
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Welcome to September’s Round-up of Amazon news. A traditionally busy month that marks the end of the summer and the beginning of the holiday season, with Amazon getting ready to capitalize in the coming months. The Echo Family Grows Three years after the first Alexa was born, Amazon ...

 
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S-Taxes in Retail on the Road Ahead

2 Oct 2017  By: Ray Gaul

S-Taxes in Retail on the Road Ahead Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 40, 2017 S-taxes are back on the list of big discussion points at retailers once again.  S-taxes are typically taxes on foods with high sugar, salt, or saturated fat content.  As such, suppliers should pause and ...

 
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Food and fashion. These are the two areas of retail that Amazon has set out to conquer next. With this summer’s acquisition of Whole Foods, many have turned their eyes to fashion and department stores to predict Amazon’s next big purchase. Could it possibly stem from Amazon’s ...

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