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Lidl Sends a Timely Reminder - Discounters Will Always Be Discounters

24 Mar 2017

By: Simon Johnstone

Mr Seidel’s strategy has added too much complexity, too much cost, too quickly and without enough return to justify it.

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Store of the Week: Kaufland

23 Mar 2017

By: Vadim Khetsuriani

A new generation of Kaufland hypermarkets is positioned to steal trips from discounters. We walk the box of a redesigned store and evaluate the changes to the store design, merchandising, assortment, and more.

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Amazon’s Consumables Private Label Strategy in Europe

22 Mar 2017

By: Alvaro Morilla

Amazon private label is no doubt on the list of the plethora of things keeping CEO’s of global brands awake at night. While Amazon has been testing private label for some time, its latest additions provide a glimpse of future direction, and a cause for concern.

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Walmart Global 2H, FY 2016 Results and 2017+ Expectations

Walmart grew total sales 0.6% (2.9% constant currency) in 2016, with Walmex and Canada showing strength internationally. Kantar Retail reviews Walmart Global performance in the second half of 2016 and for the full fiscal year with an eye on what to expect for 2017 and beyond.

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FY2016 Results Roundup - France

Kantar Retail summarizes FY2016 results of key European retailers, together with their leaders' commentary on performance and their winning strategies.

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FY2016 Results Roundup - United Kingdom: Big 4

Kantar Retail summarizes FY2016 results of key European retailers, together with their leaders' commentary on performance and their winning strategies.

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How Auchan Can Use Its Assets to Reverse Declining Revenue and Profits

20 Mar 2017

By: Vadim Khetsuriani

To stop its profit decline, Auchan will need to make major investments in its sagging hypermarket business. The challenge will be how to finance those investments without disrupting its EDLP hypermarket model. Here’s how Auchan could play its asset cards to shift investment into critical areas.

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As Metro Cash & Carry Drifts to Wholesale, How Can Suppliers Maintain It as a Key Strategic Account?

20 Mar 2017

By: Vadim Khetsuriani

With Metro Cash & Carry shifting its business from brick-and-mortar stores towards wholesale delivery, learn how branded manufacturers can keep the retailer as a strategic account.

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Inflation and Buying Groups

20 Mar 2017

By: Ray Gaul

Two important Questions: 1.How will consumers react to rising prices? 2.When will prices rise in different categories, given the newly consolidated global food supply chain?

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Superdrug Walking the Box

17 Mar 2017

By: Tiffany Hogan

Superdrug is beginning to innovate in stores with new services and an emphasis on assortment solutions as well as brands.