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Surprise, Surprise!

18 Jul 2016  By: Ray Gaul

Surprise, Surprise! UK & European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 30, 2016 Surprise, surprise!  Every Friday, Kantar Retail does a quick summary of the big headlines from the week completed and then looks at announcements scheduled for the week ahead.  This is the foundation ...

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Lowe’s is no stranger to digital technology in the retail space. The big box home improvement retailer has planted a stake in the smart home industry, developed in-store robots, and even launched a 3-D printer to be used in space. The latter two innovations are products of Lowe’s ...

 
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Surprise, Surprise!

18 Jul 2016  By: Ray Gaul

Surprise, Surprise! UK & European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 30, 2016 Surprise, surprise!  Every Friday, Kantar Retail does a quick summary of the big headlines from the week completed and then looks at announcements scheduled for the week ahead.  This is the foundation ...

 
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Amazon hosted its second annual Prime Day yesterday, a global shopping event offering more than 100,000 exclusive deals for Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Belgium, and Austria. Last year’s event, which was originally intended to celebrate ...

 
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Sam’s Club has finished remodeling its “Club of the Future” in Bentonville, Arkansas. The revamp puts the club’s focus squarely on newness, experience, and convenience. As these elements are already being incorporated in Sam’s Club remodels across the nation, Sam’s ...

 
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European and British Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 29, 2016  This week it would be easy and logical to talk about Portugal - congratulations to our Portuguese clients for winning Euro 2016.  It may also be interesting to try and talk about Britain through our Strawberries ...

 
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When Christopher Bailey first took over from Angela Ahrendts as CEO, elevated from his role as creative director, Burberry was still riding the wave of high demand for luxury goods from the Far East and the Middle East, two key growth markets for the British brand. However, in the time since ...

 
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Having already shaken up the UK grocery market, discounters continue to make seismic shifts in the Beer, Wine Spirits (BWS) category. While theBig Four struggled, BWS has been the golden ticket for Aldi and Lidl to reach more affluent shoppers. The BWS category is already being used as a loss ...

 
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Industry Consolidation European Retailing in the Week Ahead:   Week 28, 2016 With all the talk about Brexit last week, you could be forgiven for missing the news about the Mondelez’s attempt to acquire Hershey Co.  Should the companies agree to merge, they would truly ...

 
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The three basic drivers of eCommerce continue to be the ability to get the same or better value, the overall breadth of assortment and the convenience of completing a shopping trip. Here are six examples of how European retailers are driving a convenient experience online. Navigation: From ...

 
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As discussed last week by Kantar Retail’s analyst team, after the Brexit referendum, Sainsbury’s has decided to end its Netto discounter joint venture with Dansk Supermarked. The Netto trial started in 2014 but both parties have today quoted scaling challenges due to site ...

 
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Following recently released Tesco’s second quarter results, where the retailer posted small yet consecutive quarter of LFL sales growth, we decided to visit a Tesco Express on Bernard Street in the London area of Bloomsbury. Location  Situated opposite Russell Square ...

 
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Our partners at The Futures Company have provided their expert point of view on Brexit. This complements Kantar Retail’s perspective on the retail implications of Brexit by providing a broader context. Brexit, Brands, and the Fear of the Future Brand Touchstones After Brexit Learn ...

 
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Image by Philip Stevens, published under a Creative Commons licence. Elisa Birtwistle and J. Walker Smith write: The Brexit crisis isn’t just a crisis for the economy, it’s a crisis of identity. The referendum campaign alerted people to what they feel about some basic personal ...

 
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Andrew Curry and Joe Ballantyne write: The Brexit referendum vote has already caused the pound to plummet to 30-year lows on foreign exchange markets and billions of pounds wiped off share values. Socially, we’ve seen racist harassment and vandalism. There have also been the first ...

 
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Costco’s June 20 switchover from American Express’s co-branded TrueEarnings Card to Visa’s Costco Anywhere Card by Citibank has come and gone. Amid the flurry of activity, customer reviews have poured in, and they have not been kind. While Costco proclaims its new partnership ...

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