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Speed of Change in the Year 2017

26 Sep 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 40 This morning you will find nearly the entire Kantar Retail European Insights team at the airport.  We like to come to you.  We know you appreciate that about us so many thanks for continuing to invite us over. You might ask, how ...

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Store Of The Week: Asda Wealdstone

26 Sep 2016  By: Derya Yildiz

Asda’s supermarket in Harrow, London is this week’s store of choice. Located on Wealdstone High Street, the store is a good example of what Asda wants to achieve in high-frequency locations, and how it can curate its assortment for the store’s catchment area and convenience ...

 
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Speed of Change in the Year 2017

26 Sep 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 40 This morning you will find nearly the entire Kantar Retail European Insights team at the airport.  We like to come to you.  We know you appreciate that about us so many thanks for continuing to invite us over. You might ask, how ...

 
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As the initial firestorm over Costco’s credit card woes and the aftershocks subside, it’s time to take stock of Costco members’ long-term intentions regarding the shift. Kantar Retail cross-referenced previous TrueEarnings American Express cardholder status with those members’ ...

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Italian Pasta

19 Sep 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 39 Trying to make sense of the Italian grocery retail market is like trying to make sense of all of the varieties of Italian pasta if you are not from Italy.  It is best to start with the basics – all pastas are made of wheat blends ...

 
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General Mills and Annie’s, WhiteWave and Danone, Method and Ecover and even Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever – There is a trend taking place in the world of CPG. Companies are looking for brands that 'stand for something' and are not only perceived to better-for-you but are ...

 
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Ocado announced its third quarter results – for the 12 weeks to 7th August 2016, revealing mixed performance (Figure 1). While sales and average weekly orders have shown robust growth, Ocado warned of a “sustained and continuous market pressure”. Ocado is not alone here, but ...

 
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It is no secret that Lidl has been working aggressively for some time toward its official U.S. launch in 2018. The retailer has opened U.S. offices and has been adding staff with haste (as a quick visit to Lidl’s U.S. career page illustrates). More recently, the retailer has been posting ...

 
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The food fight continues in the online grocery world. Kantar Retail’s Online Grocery Industry Review provides an overview of where leading grocery, mass, club, and pure-play retailers stand with their eCommerce operations in food and consumables; developments since 2015; and the direction ...

 
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Amazon has launched restaurant deliveries through Prime Now in London, causing concern among food delivery start-ups and grocery retailers alike. The service will be available through Prime Now and initially rolled out to 21 London postcodes. London is the first international expansion of the ...

 
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Once again, it’s time for the fashion-filled, media-blitzed New York Fashion Week. The star of this year’s event so far is not a model, a designer or a collection, but the industry’s latest buzzword(s): wear now. The “wear now” seed has been germinating for a couple ...

 
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Store of the Week: Boots

9 Sep 2016  By: Tiffany Hogan

Location: Oxford Street Flagship Store, London This week, we visited the Boots flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, a store that, while not representative of the average store, can give us a glimpse into Boots’ larger priorities and growth areas as a retailer, namely beauty ...

 
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 Back in March 2016, Metro Group announced plans for the demerger of its two key operating companies: wholesale and food service (W&FS)1 and consumer electronics (CE) 1 into two distinct, independent, and individually listed companies. Rationale behind demerger: The company ...

 
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Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) is a self-service platform that enables brands to market their products Amazon. Used correctly, it can improve visibility and brand discoverability, leading to higher sales. However, succeeding with AMS is a challenging task, requires specific teams, correct shopper ...

 
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Amazon Dash Comes to Europe

31 Aug 2016  By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Shoppers in the UK, Austria and Germany now have another way to get that instant gratification hit, thanks to the launch of Amazon Dash. The service, first launched in the US in 2015, enables Prime subscribers to order any of the 40 different brands available by pressing the Wi-Fi enabled button. ...

 
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Shepherding Lost Shoppers

30 Aug 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 36 Let me start with a quote: “A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” - Henry Adams Early in my career I had the fortune of getting paired with one of the great teachers in our profession.  ...

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