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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 4 A single theme has emerged in my ‘start of the year’ conversations with retailers, investors and suppliers. That is ‘Long-Term Planning’. This is happening because there is a strong desire within the retail industry to escape the short-term ...

 
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Youth fashion pureplay Boohoo Group has revealed stellar results for the Christmas period, with revenue ahead by 44% across all geographies for the four months to 31 December. The company, which also owns Pretty Little Thing (PLT) and Nasty Gal following recent acquisitions, saw double-digit ...

 
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It’s no secret that one way Amazon expands its presence is with Alexa. That’s consistent with the company’s strategy to further embed itself into customers’ everyday routines by innovating devices and voice. Now, on the heels of launching an extensive lineup of Echo products ...

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The evolution of Hypercash

13 Jan 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 3 Outside Brazil, few CPG companies are familiar with the Hypercash* format. One day, this might be a problem as you can be fairly certain that Hypercash is coming to a location near you in the not-too-distant future.  So, allow me to acquaint you with ...

 
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The John Lewis Partnership, comprising both John Lewis and premium grocer Waitrose, posted a gross sales decline of -1.8% YoY for Christmas, to GBP2.17 billion. While Waitrose & Partners’ decline was mostly due to store closures, resulting in an LFL increase of 0.4%, John Lewis & ...

 
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Albertsons Companies reported identical sales growth of 2.7% for Q3 2019, marking the retailer’s eighth consecutive quarter of identical sales growth. In total, sales and other revenue increased 1.9% to $14.1 billion during the quarter with store closures offsetting some of the ID sales ...

 
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In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dipped to 6.0%. But amid the slowing economy, China’s consumers still have a growing appetite for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). In the first three quarters of 2019, total FMCG sales roles by 2.7%, 6.9% and 5.7%, maintaining ...

 
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Kantar Worldpanel, the global market leader in consumer panels, reports that overall FMCG market growth remained strong at 4.7% in the 12 weeks to 1 November. The growth rate is marginally lower than the previous period as consumers held back their spending ahead of the Singles Day Double 11 ...

 
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Kantar, in collaboration with MediaCom China, has published the whitepaper Decoding Desire in the China Luxury Social Ecosystem. A large-scale research project was undertaken to unlock the formula luxury brands need to activate their social media effectively from an audience-first approach. ...

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