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Auchan Steps Up 2017 Investment in Russia, Revamps Proximity Format

20 Jan 2017

By: Vadim Khetsuriani

Auchan plans to expand its supermarket and small-format stores in Russia in a big way. However, the retailer is still resistant to changes in pricing and assortment. How can branded suppliers break through?

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Dixy Group Reports Disappointing Q4, Sharp Slowdown in Organic Store Openings

20 Jan 2017

By: Vadim Khetsuriani

The Russian grocery retailer ended the year on a down note, posting a sharp drop in Q4 LFL sales and falling far short in the number of new stores it had planned to open in 2016. Will investors be patient enough to wait for the company's turnaround plan to work?

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Lidl Reinforcing Marketing Credentials in Poland

18 Jan 2017

By: Karolina Fiedler

Lidl has vast experience in using promotional days to win trips and begun 2017 reinforcing these marketing credentials, having launched promotions using three new types of flyers.

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Kantar Retail’s European Outlook for 2017+

Europe’s retail environment will confront disruption along three fronts in 2017: Economic and political; path to purchase and supply chain; and “We” versus “Me”. This report analyzes how these disruptions will reverberate across European markets, channels and retailers through the end of the decade.

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Kantar Retail’s Global Outlook for 2017+

Kantar Retail’s outlook for 2017+ spans eight global themes, 10 retailers, and six continents to equip retail players with the foresight to succeed amid the deceleration of global FMCG.

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The Battle for Bio/Eco Groceries Just Got Hotter

17 Jan 2017

By: Ray Gaul

Lidl is pushing its credential in bio / eco /organic merchandising in a non-traditional way - having the cheapest basket.

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Gifts, Bonuses, and Dues

16 Jan 2017

By: Ray Gaul

Imagine, for a moment, three large stacks of money. Go on, use your imagination. Make them big stacks of money. Have you got the image in your mind? Ok, great. Now, call the first stack of money, “The Gift.” Call the second stack, “The Bonus”, and the third, “The Dues.”

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European Christmas Trading Retail Results Roundup: Fashion

13 Jan 2017

By: Anusha Couttigane

While under ordinary circumstances we would expect retailers to perform strongly at Christmas, we cannot take the results released this week for granted.

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Global Macro Outlook

12 Jan 2017

By: Doug Hermanson

The recently updated global macro outlook indicates growth for retailers and suppliers in 2017 won’t be uniform across the largest global markets.

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Kantar Retail’s Top European Retailer Rankings: Who’s Tops and Who to Watch

11 Jan 2017

By: Karolina Fiedler, Ray Gaul

Find out which retailers top Kantar Retail's year-end set of 2016 European retailer rankings -- and which ones to watch in 2017.