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World Foods

14 Aug 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 33, 2017 Analysts at Kantar Retail often get asked the question, “Who does World Foods best?” There are two possible responses to that question. A lie:  “Big Retailer” does World Foods well The truth:  “We live in ...

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Publix has been lucky. For 85+ years it’s been the disruptor. It’s defined the level of customer service, store execution, and curated assortment that shoppers have come to expect as the standard grocery experience. I don’t want to say it was easy, but for several decades Winn ...

 
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World Foods

14 Aug 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 33, 2017 Analysts at Kantar Retail often get asked the question, “Who does World Foods best?” There are two possible responses to that question. A lie:  “Big Retailer” does World Foods well The truth:  “We live in ...

 
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For Amazon to effectively optimize its Whole Foods Market acquisition it must leverage the best synergies between the two companies. For example, Whole Foods Market’s strengths as a grocery retailer align to Amazon’s shoppers’ ideal grocery experience, underlining the opportunity ...

 
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Voice of the Customer

7 Aug 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Voice of the Customer Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 32, 2017 I have been spending a lot of time interviewing retailers over the past few weeks.  These interviews have taken place across a wide range of business models (mass merchandise, speciality, eCommerce) and multiple continents. While ...

 
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Two weeks ago, Sears announced that its Kenmore appliances will now be available for sale on Amazon. Despite the fact that the home improvement channel has fared better than others amid Amazon’s massive growth, the announcement seemed to rattle investor confidence in traditional home improvement ...

 
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Morrisons’ revival of its Safeway brand in late 2016 for wholesale has bared its first fruit: The grocer announced a deal to source McColl’s 1,300 convenience stores and 350 newsagents, a step forward to generate £1 billion in wholesale. It is a good, strategic move by Morrisons ...

 
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Another exciting month concludes for the eCommerce giant. While exciting, keeping abreast of the disruption they’re causing is no mean feat. Luckily for you, we never stop monitoring what they’re up to, so here is a bite-sized summary for all the really important stuff. Amazon Q2 ...

 
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Surge Assortment Retailing

31 Jul 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Surge Assortment Retailing Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 31, 2017 We often discuss big changes taking place in retail that result in channel share shifts. These are familiar: the rise of convenience supermarkets, the growth of the grocery discounters, and the disruptive globalization of ...

 
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After listening to Amazon's earning call and reading their earnings results for Q2 here's 10 thoughts on Amazon's earnings miss and what (if anything) it means: For those of you that like listening rather than reading I also recorded an impromptu Kantar Retail Sound Bites podcast available ...

 
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For its second quarter ending 30 June 2017 Amazon saw net sales increase 25% to USD38bn compared to Q2 2016, and operating income decrease 51% to USD628mn compared with operating income of USD1.3 billion in Q2 2016. No one should be surprised by these results. Amazon continues to be exactly ...

 
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Though kids may not be ready to hear it yet (or ever), it is — and has been for a while — back-to-school shopping season. With shoppers forecasted to spend more on back to school this year, retailers are starting earlier than ever to claim their share of wallet; indeed, some school-time ...

 
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In the increasingly complex eCommerce world, Brandless, the latest venture of entrepreneurs Tina Sharkey and Ido Leffler, is seeking to provide shoppers with simplicity. Introduced as “a thoughtful, irresistible selection of the food and household products you reach for every day,” ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Retail’s June ShopperScape® survey include: Despite mostly tepid retail sales growth, shoppers were out in force in June. The month saw the fourth consecutive month of positive shopper base growth vs. a year ago for four channels (online-only, home ...

 
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More Channels Consolidating in Retail

24 Jul 2017  By: Ray Gaul

More Channels Consolidating in Retail Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 30, 2017 For the past several years FMCG companies have been talking about four fast growth channels at a global level.  This made a lot of sense because these channels had four things in common: More and more ...

 
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Today, retailers and suppliers are finding success by effectively leveraging data-driven insights; however, in some key areas of retail, reliable data is sparse. The gap between supply and demand of healthy food at convenience stores is one opportunity ShopperScape® data has exposed. The ...

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