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Fast Fashion and the Giants of Grocery

23 Aug 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 35 In last week’s newsletter we asked the question, “Where have all the profits gone?”  In this week’s newsletter we extend that question and ask, “Where are all the revenues going?”  The good news ...

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It’s only August, but here at Kantar Retail we’ve already been in our holiday workshop putting together our 2016 holiday forecast. Too soon some of you say? Not for many of our retailer and supplier clients that are already in the late stages of planning for the biggest selling season ...

 
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Fast Fashion and the Giants of Grocery

23 Aug 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 35 In last week’s newsletter we asked the question, “Where have all the profits gone?”  In this week’s newsletter we extend that question and ask, “Where are all the revenues going?”  The good news ...

 
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There’s a new specialty beauty player in town, Fable. Just off the bustling Oxford Street shopping mecca, Fable is clearly trying to grab the upmarket UK beauty shopper, a market Sephora has yet to begin to woo. The concept first launched online earlier this year, powered by none other ...

 
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Kaufland Romania is the latest retailer to launch a Scan & Pay App (read the news here). This wouldn’t usually be big news, everybody’s doing it, but the fact the discounters are getting in on the act highlights the broader impact of digital on retailing. The App, which amongst ...

 
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Where Have All the Profits Gone?

15 Aug 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 34, 2016 This week the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, reports its first half earnings.  Wall Street analysts expect the results to be poor but better than its rivals, such as Target.  Walmart is not alone in the ‘poor ...

 
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Location This week I visited the large ASDA superstore, outside London in the town of Swanley, Kent. Located close to a variety of main roads - M25 (junction 3), M20, A20 and the A2, this ASDA superstore is easily accessible for those driving, and has a large free carpark (for up to 3 ...

 
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Who Wins in Online Wholesale?

9 Aug 2016  By: Timothy Campbell

For clubs like Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale, ecommerce presents both a threat and an opportunity. Though their membership model helps insulate clubs from some online erosion, club shoppers are also more likely than average to cross-shop online. At what point does online ...

 
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Morrisons and Ocado have renegotiated the terms of the deal reached in 2013, which saw Ocado agreeing to provide technology, infrastructure and operating services to Morrisons’ online venture, which successfully launched on 10 January 2014. The principal changes to the initial agreement ...

 
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This morning Walmart officially announced its plans to acquire Jet.com, the e-commerce startup that made a splashy entrance last year and has since crossed a billion dollars in sales. The USD 3.3 billion deal is by far Walmart’s single biggest e-commerce acquisition—indicating that ...

 
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European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 32 Retail is re-shaping as consumers switch more of their shopping missions online. With shoppers now constantly connected and always on, they’re able to shop whatever, whenever and wherever they want. As a result speed and convenience ...

 
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This week’s Store of the Week is a pop-up store from Soho, London. Tesco has taken over an art gallery space for two weeks to merchandise and sell its Tesco Finest* wine range in a sleek wine bar setting. Tesco Finest* wine bar window grabbed attention from Soho crowds.   The ...

 
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With the official merger of 84.51 and predictive analytics company Market6 on Aug. 1, Kroger enters a new world of data analytics. Kroger has historically been a leader through dunnhumby/84.51 in understanding transactional behavior within its ecosystem, but this week saw Kroger build that understanding ...

 
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This last week Amazon launched in UK its new Amazon Dash. The small device enables shoppers to to add items to their Amazon basket by scanning a product barcode or saying the name of a product. Exclusive for AmazonFresh members, the device is offered to UK customers for free when they make their ...

 
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Speed and Power, Power and Speed

1 Aug 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 32, 2016 European FMCG suppliers are very good – proactive even – at looking for best practices around the world and then using these examples to stimulate changes with retailers.  For this reason, we at Kantar Retail Europe ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Retail’s June ShopperScape® survey include: June delivered good fortune to a number of channels. Eight channels increased their shopper bases from the same time last year, generating higher year-to-year shopper base indices than in ...

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