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Get seven key insights from China on how the Singles Day 2019 sales event broke records, setting a new bar for global eCommerce strategy.

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Get seven key insights from China on how the Singles Day 2019 sales event broke records, setting a new bar for global eCommerce strategy.

 
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Winter is coming, and the holidays are here at retail. If you haven’t gotten your Retail IQ fix lately, here are the hot reads fresh from our analysts’ ovens and a view into the insights we’re cooking up for North America. The hot list: Are you recession ready? The new ...

 
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I would say welcome to the holiday season, but in reality, the holiday season has been in full swing for some time now. With retailers such as Walmart launching holiday deals a full week before Halloween, you have probably already witnessed the holidays sneak or, should I say, push into your ...

 
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Winning the grocery growth challenge

8 Nov 2019  By: Ray Gaul

British grocery retailers and brands want to spend time finding ways to grow, they just have less time to do it. Grocers have been forced to downsize teams – driving more with fewer people. Brands have had to embrace a new landscape by selling to eCommerce operators, discounters, and specialty ...

 
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CVS Health closed its third quarter with another set of positive results, benefiting from all three of its main segments performing at or above expectations. With its various initiatives progressing and momentum on CVS’s side after the Aetna merger, total revenue grew 36.5% versus a year ...

 
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Net sales for Ahold Delhaize USA grew 2% reaching USD11.4 billion for Q3 2019. Hurricane Dorian positively impacted sales by 0.3%, though the effects were too minor to offset costs from Hurricane Florence last year. Comparable sales growth also excelled, reaching 1.8% this quarter excluding ...

 
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From the Desks of… Ray Gaul and Derya Güvenç The Turkish retail market continues to be one of the most complex and challenging yet rewarding markets in Europe for global brands. Commercial teams at global brands in Turkey face increased pressure and will face intense negotiations ...

 
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday will continue to blend together, with deals extending from one to the other and ending with Cyber Week. Most retailers have already kicked off their holiday deals, which is especially important since this season has six fewer shopping days than last year due to ...

 
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The New Retail Calendar

4 Nov 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 45 It is now November. For many across Europe this has meant an extra-long weekend in places where All Saint’s Day is observed. It has also meant one less day in the middle of the New Retail Calendar to prepare for the next promotional engagement. As ...

 
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Kroger’s annual Investor Conference is coming up in New York City on Nov. 5. If you’re planning to tune in or are just intrigued by what the retailer might reveal, here is a quick hit list of what the Kantar team will be listening for. Addressing branding questions: On Oct. 10, ...

 
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Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Q4 2019: An uneven end to a challenging year By: Ben Antenore Walgreens Boots Alliance’s fourth-quarter overall performance was strong amid continued front-store and international segment declines. Total WBA sales grew 1.5% versus a year ago and 2.6% ...

 
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Small Fish in Small Ponds

28 Oct 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 44, by Ray Gaul For many years, conventional wisdom in Europe’s FMCG companies has focused on developing a key customer prioritisation that looks something like this: Big Fish in Big Ponds Small Fish in Big Ponds Big Fish in Small Ponds Small Fish ...

 
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October report on shopper behavior

25 Oct 2019  By: Caroline Dumas

Key trends emerging from Kantar’s ShopperScape® survey include: For a closer look at September’s ShopperScape® findings, visit our Shopper Insights center. For details on the methodology and sample, check out this helpful overview of the changes to the 2019 tracking ...

 
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Double Dutch jump roping

21 Oct 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 43, by Ray Gaul If you’ve never experienced Double Dutch Jump Roping you’re missing out on one of the world’s most beautiful sports. Double Dutch should seriously be considered for Olympic competition. If you don’t believe me, just go ...

 
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Consumer electronics is a sector which has experienced a retail transformation over the past few years, writes Joel Thompson, Graduate Analyst. As the online giants continue to flourish within the category and suppliers peruse growth of their own flagship stores, the role of electronics specialist ...

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