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Despite all the rumours around a potential delay to Q4 2018 or even 2019, an ongoing currency crisis and current tension between US and Turkey, Amazon has delivered its Turkish platform, as promised, in September. First look at the site The timely launch of amazon.com.tr on 19 September surprised ...

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Despite all the rumours around a potential delay to Q4 2018 or even 2019, an ongoing currency crisis and current tension between US and Turkey, Amazon has delivered its Turkish platform, as promised, in September. First look at the site The timely launch of amazon.com.tr on 19 September surprised ...

 
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Tesco Group CEO Dave Lewis has opened Tesco’s first cut-price outlet under the new Jack’s banner in the Cambridgeshire town of Chatteris. This is the first of an anticipated 10-15 initial Jack’s outlets planned for the next six months, with an aim of reaching 60 by the end ...

 
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Home Delivery

17 Sep 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 35 In week 34, we talked about how Europe is advanced in four areas of retailing – Order & Collect, Proximity Grocery, Home Delivery, and Self-Checkout. Today, let’s talk about Home Delivery and what the European model can teach the rest of ...

 
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Two quarters in, Restock Kroger is in full force, yet Kroger’s Q2 results were lackluster. Sales increased 1.0% while identical sales growth increased 1.6%, excluding fuel. Digital sales increased 50%. Excluding the convenience store business unit divestiture and merger with Home Chef, ...

 
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As the third largest U.S. supermarket, Ahold Delhaize USA remains a critical customer for the consumer packaged goods industry. That said, two years after its merger, the retailer is experiencing stagnant results with flat comparable store sales growth and stalled shopper penetration (Figure ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 34 In the past month two companies have approached Kantar Consulting with requests to help them prepare for rapidly changing retail conditions outside of Europe, by reviewing insights from inside Europe where changes in retail are already well developed. In ...

 
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The improving economy is leading discount and convenience shoppers to diversify their consumption behaviors. With expectations of value and lifestyle alignment increasingly integrated in path-to-purchase behaviors, small-format players are looking to boost basket size with private label wine. In ...

 
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Ulta continued as expected in Q2 with a 6.5% increase in comp sales and a stellar 15% topline growth, driven by the opening of 19 stores and 37% growth online in the quarter. While double-digit growth is exceptional in this market, digging deeper shows how Ulta has and will continue to place ...

 
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Dollar Tree and Dollar General emphasized shoppers when addressing their second-quarter performance. The strong second-quarter results from both Dollar General and Dollar Tree indicate that even as the economy improves, it’s not improving for everybody, especially their target shoppers. ...

 
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August report on shopper behavior

27 Aug 2018  By: Caroline Dumas

Surges in shopping activity spread across channels: July shopping activity turned positive, following the downshift in May and June, with 10 of the 16 channels tracked indexing above 100. Potentially benefiting from back-to-school/back-to-college shopping activity, retailers across the board ...

 
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As results continue to roll in, there is a clear trend emerging from the top apparel retailers: Department store performances are generally looking up. With the exception of JCPenney, all have had pretty positive stories to tell and momentum going into the back half. Off-price players still ...

 
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Following a delayed start to spring weather, Lowe’s posted a strong Q2 with sales increasing by 7.1% to USD20.9 billion and comps up 5.2% overall (5.3% in the U.S.). Although the retailer reported only recouping about half of missed sales from Q1, it still posted its strongest comps in ...

 
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Target posted impressive results for the second quarter of 2018, reporting comp growth of 6.5% and sales of $17.5 billion for the quarter ended August 4. Here are a few quick takeaways from yesterday morning’s announcement: Target’s positive trend saw an elevated boost. Continuing ...

 
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Q2 performances have been a mixed bag across early-reporting department stores. Calendar shifts that drove stellar Q1 performances for many are still at play, causing retailers to redirect investor attention to the H1 performance for the full story. Overall, most retailers still seem to be benefiting ...

 
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The seamless integration of online, offline, logistics and data, across the entire value chain, will define next-generation commerce. Products must succeed in a primarily digital environment, and recognising this is essential. The aim is to redefine commerce by creating seamless experiences ...

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