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In this latest blog ahead of Kantar’s eCommerce & Digital Strategy Conference on May 15-16, keynote speaker Andrew Pearl, VP Strategy and Insight at Profitero, offers his insight on how analytics is transforming omnichannel and pureplay operational models. In our 2018 Global eCommerce ...

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In this latest blog ahead of Kantar’s eCommerce & Digital Strategy Conference on May 15-16, keynote speaker Andrew Pearl, VP Strategy and Insight at Profitero, offers his insight on how analytics is transforming omnichannel and pureplay operational models. In our 2018 Global eCommerce ...

 
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Bulgarian Lutenica

15 Apr 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 16 Lutenica is a daily spread, often served on fresh bread, and typically prepared by women in villages throughout the central and southeastern Balkan region (primarily Bulgaria, Northern Macedonia and Serbia). It also goes well with meat. The first part of ...

 
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Walgreens Boots Alliance closed its second quarter with weak results, missing goals set by the retailer and forcing it to lower guidance for the rest of FY2019. Sales grew 4.6% versus a year ago and 6.7% on a constant currency basis to $34.5 billion, but operating income and net earnings slid, ...

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Discounter Dilemma

10 Apr 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 15, 2019 Many big A-Brand companies are finding the discounter channel to be a fast-growth and more open opportunity than in the past. This is particularly true when brands consider the European phenomenon that is Action. Action is a 700+ store-chain based ...

 
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Own a car? You can be an Uber driver. Own a home? You can be an Airbnb host. What about owning a smartphone? Now you can open your own store. That’s the concept behind Storr, a digital marketplace that brings the gig economy to retailing. With a beta launched in January 2019, Storr enables ...

 
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Focus on MENA: Q1 2019

5 Apr 2019  By: Himanshu Pal

Welcome to the latest edition of our perspective and thought leadership on retail and FMCG in MENA. Our objective is to help readers switch on growth and develop winning capabilities by: Reviewing, and not merely reporting, latest developments in the region Inspiring new thinking around ...

 
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Being a competitive brand in a data-centric, omnichannel world, is getting more challenging. Or perhaps, with achieving channel-less, connected commerce only possible through collaboration and partnerships, it is getting more exciting. As recently uncovered in our Initiative for Real Growth ...

 
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Finding Real Growth

2 Apr 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 14, 2019 Post-modern economies face four structural challenges: Declining native-born populations Lower average annual consumption amongst the ageing population Increasing urbanisation – particularly among immigrant and economic migrant populations Weight/obesity ...

 
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Tipping Points in Retail

26 Mar 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 13, 2019 It is a lot easier to see a tipping point with the benefit of hindsight than it is to spot it before it happens. Still, as retail analysts, we are obliged to take on the difficult task of placing bets on when what was true in the past can no longer ...

 
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In the first of a series of pieces in advance of our forthcoming eCommerce & Digital Strategy Conference in Amsterdam in May, I’m pleased to welcome guest speaker Sophie Lecocq as she outlines one of the key topics we will be addressing at our event. Happy Spring from The Kantar ...

 
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Leading grocery retailers and third-party services across the United States are investing in and promoting their online grocery services extensively, placing their bets on online being a cornerstone of the new normal in grocery shopping routines. But are those services gaining traction with ...

 
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Dollar General continued its discount channel dominance, posting net sales of USD6.6 billion, an 8.5% increase for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1 while fourth-quarter comps increased 4%, the highest quarterly comps of 2018. Net sales for the 2018 fiscal year were up 9.2% to USD25.6 billion, ...

 
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Three Musketeers

18 Mar 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 12, 2019 The legendary tale of The Three Musketeers features a quartet of individuals that bravely march into danger against all odds and overturn tradition in the process. Now that many retailers have made their annual ‘year ahead’ strategy announcements, ...

 
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Most metrics outperform while sales slip Costco’s Q2 is a story about executing long term investments in the face of short term fluctuations. By most metrics, Costco’s quarter was sound. Renewal rates jumped to new highs, margin strength in particular blew far past Wall Street expectations, ...

 
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Ulta’s Q4 results showed continued strength across the business, with both sales and comps up nearly 10%. The biggest contributor to this growth was a marked improvement in store traffic that CEO Mary Dillon attributed to the retailer’s growing collection of digitally-native brands ...

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