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Amazon has announced an investment in UK-based food delivery courier service Deliveroo. The on-demand delivery firm is raising USD575 million or GBP450 million from various investors, of which Amazon leads alongside T Rowe Price, Fidelity Management & Research Company, and Greenoaks. Deliveroo ...

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CVS Health closed its first quarter with strong results, benefiting particularly from script growth as the retailer profits from its merger with Aetna. With the insurance company now part of the CVS family, total revenue grew 35% versus a year ago. Bucking a channel-wide trend, CVS’s front-store ...

 
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As the peak selling season set in for the home improvement channel, Home Depot capitalized on shoppers’ spring project plans, with total sales increasing by 5.7% compared to the same period in 2018. Despite beating expectations for total sales, the retailers’ comps took a relative ...

 
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The same confident, positive tone set during the retailer’s Investor Day in March continued throughout the first quarter’s earnings report. Target remains confident in its store-focused initiatives and bolstered by this strong start to 2019. By the numbers Target saw its eighth ...

 
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While results in this sector are often a mixed bag, this quarter’s “lows” seem to be much lower than expected. Ascena group reportedly will shut down is Dressbarn business, after several years of poor performance despite concerted efforts to invest in the business; Kohl’s ...

 
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Amazon has announced an investment in UK-based food delivery courier service Deliveroo. The on-demand delivery firm is raising USD575 million or GBP450 million from various investors, of which Amazon leads alongside T Rowe Price, Fidelity Management & Research Company, and Greenoaks. Deliveroo ...

 
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Sam’s Club has begun the fiscal year with conflicting, yet ultimately encouraging, results. For context, this quarter marks the first time Sam’s Club’s results can be directly compared versus the prior year without adjusting for closures since the retailer shuttered 63 clubs ...

 
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Online wholesale retailer Boxed.com will begin licensing its in-house services to the German grocery chain Lidl in the U.S. starting in June. Lidl will get access to Boxed’s end-to-end technology that tracks purchases, provides warehouse management, and handles transportation logistics. ...

 
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Walmart U.S. reported strong quarterly results to kick off its new fiscal year: Comps increased 3.4% for the highest Q1 comp in nine years. Grocery was particularly strong, posting a mid-single-digit positive comp as Online Grocery was a “meaningful” contributor to eCommerce growth, ...

 
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With about a month to go before Kantar’s annual Home Improvement Workshop, our team has been busy dissecting the channel landscape and creating content to help clients better align with retailer trends. In a year of notable changes related to the economy, retailer strategies, and shopper ...

 
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Walmart announced today that it will introduce its free NextDay Shipping service, starting in Phoenix and Las Vegas and expanding to reach 75% of the country by the end of 2019. One-day shipping will be available on baskets of $35 or more, and the retailer will use its existing fulfillment centers ...

 
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Rite Aid’s fourth-quarter and full-year results lacked savor. Revenue for the quarter was $5.38 billion compared to $5.39 billion a year ago, with a net loss of $255.6 million from continuing operations. For the year, revenue was up 0.1%, rising from $21.5 billion to $21.6 billion. Despite ...

 
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Ahold Delhaize US reported comp sales growth of 1.2% for Q1 2019 (2.2% comp growth if not for the Easter shift). In addition, online sales growth came in at 13% for the quarter. This is on par with what we have seen from Ahold Delhaize US over the past year. The retailer delivers growth, but ...

 
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On 18 June, Kantar will be hosting its first ever standalone Pharmacy, Health and Wellness event in central London (You can read more about the event and our speakers here). This article is the first in a series of pieces that will highlight some of the topics we will be covering on the day, ...

 
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Small Stores and Wide Assortments

7 May 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 19, 2019 Small grocery stores have been enjoying plenty of encouragement in recent years. In countries that have imposed tighter Sunday trading bans, like Poland and Hungary, small stores have benefited from exemptions. In most other countries, small grocery ...

 
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Sainsbury’s has unveiled its digital transformation roadmap as it looks to accelerate growth and future proof its business. Success will require serving customers seamlessly online and/or offline through an agile and fully-connected retail ecosystem. Here, we take an initial look at how ...

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