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The Sainsbury’s-Asda merger is progressing: Are you ready?

20 Nov 2018

By: Ray Gaul

After a period of relative silence, the Sainsbury’s-Asda merger is back in the news. This prompts Kantar Consulting to ask the question, should it go forward: “Are you ready?”

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Drugstore convenience: How stores are reshaping shopper missions

As channel-blurring intensifies, the need to offer shoppers convenience in numerous retail locations is pushing leading European drugstore players to deploy innovative merchandising solutions designed to accommodate rapid shopper missions and meet a variety of changing customer needs.

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The most competitive market in retail

19 Nov 2018

By: Ray Gaul

In the decade since the financial crisis, how has the retail world changed for consumers, investors, and globalisation? And how has this impacted the world's most competitive markets?

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Hypermarket channel prospects in Germany: Transformation or stagnation?

15 Nov 2018

By: Vadim Khetsuriani

Often overlooked in a discount-dominated market, Germany's hypermarkets still offer strong potential for brands. We visited the market leaders to gauge the opportunities on offer in these big-box formats.

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Auchan Retail France to radically overhaul operational structure

15 Nov 2018

By: Ray Gaul, Howard Lake

Auchan Retail is making further moves towards a single-brand structure. Kantar Consulting considers some of the potential supplier implications of this transformation strategy.

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Seasonal pulse: Diwali 2018

Diwali is a major retail season in India, and its prominence is increasing globally. This analysis looks at the seasonal retail lessons from this major global event in 2018 and the implications for 2019 planning.

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AliExpress sharpens its Europe focus for Singles’ Day 2018

13 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton, Howard Lake

For the first time, this year’s 11:11 event has seen AliExpress boosting its profile to raise awareness of Singles’ Day, not just online, but in tie-ups with European retailers.

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Retail innovation unlocks new opportunities

12 Nov 2018

By: Derya Guvenc

Kantar Consulting’s latest Key Customers in Europe - What you need to know report brings you a quarterly deep dive into the latest retailer strategies across Europe, and the key implications for suppliers planning to engage with these major players.

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Key customers in Europe: What you need to know

This quarterly deep dive looks at the latest retailer strategies across Europe, and the key implications for suppliers that want to stay in the know. Our Q3 roundup features Carrefour, Lidl, Casino, Tesco, and more.

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Bio goes mainstream

12 Nov 2018

By: Ray Gaul

Country by country, retailer by retailer, large investments are flooding into the Bio space with new product lines and oftentimes acquisitions of specialist stores. For suppliers, winning in the space requires careful consideration of where best to invest.

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The rise of the Super Apps

With the smartphone literally placing shopping in consumers’ hands, apps are now evolving as retailers strive to create holistic ecosystems that retain spend, drive engagement and foster loyalty. This is seeing the emergence of the next generation of app – the Super App.