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As retail continues to evolve, the one constant is change. With the latest technology, fad or craze making incessant noise, it is all too easy to lose sight of the constants that remain true regardless of the ever present disruptors. Rather than endeavoring to predict which trends will ignite, ...

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As retail continues to evolve, the one constant is change. With the latest technology, fad or craze making incessant noise, it is all too easy to lose sight of the constants that remain true regardless of the ever present disruptors. Rather than endeavoring to predict which trends will ignite, ...

 
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Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amazon’s Prime Day has solidified its place on the retail calendar along with those more traditional holiday stalwarts. Now positioned as “an epic day (and a half),” the fourth iteration of the Prime-exclusive, global shopping event ...

 
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Wimbledon:  Strawberries & Cream Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 28, 2018 The battle for Ultrafresh is back across Europe.  Consumers have their barbecues out, kids are leaving schools and spending more time with family and friends, the World Cup is on and everyone is throwing ...

 
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A year after announcing it was acquiring Whole Foods Market, Amazon made a splash again, this time in the healthcare sector. On June 28, Amazon entered into an agreement to buy PillPack, an online pharmacy that offers presorted doses of medications and home delivery, for an estimated $1 billion. ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 27, 2018 It’s that time of year again:  Strawberries & Cream in the run-up to Wimbledon. A few years ago, we launched our analysis of the battle of Ultrafresh with a focus on a single SKU in the British supermarket price wars – fresh Strawberries ...

 
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Rite Aid's Q1: Time of transition

28 Jun 2018  By: Kate Senzamici

Rite Aid announced its first quarter results for fiscal year 2019. Net income for the quarter was $214.4 million, with a net loss of $41.7 million from continuing operations. Revenues were $5.4 billion, down 0.9% vs. the same time year ago. During Q1, Rite Aid completed the sale and transfer ...

 
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Walgreens Boots Alliance turned in a strong Q3 performance for fiscal 2018, with sales growing 11.8% on a constant currency basis to $34.3 billion. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment saw an increase of 15% vs. the same time a year ago, boosted by the completed acquisition of 1,932 Rite Aid stores. ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Consulting’s May ShopperScape® survey include: Shoppers’ momentum slows significantly in May. After a surge in shopping in April, shoppers were quieter in May. Seven of the 16 channels tracked in this report registered substantially lower penetration ...

 
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Kantar Consulting is proud to introduce ShopperGenetics® Dashboards, a platform to help suppliers and agencies elevate their conversations with their retailer partners by providing top-line category and brand insights. Capitalizing on our proprietary ShopperGenetics® database, clients ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 26, 2018 Is there a change in the air when it comes to category leadership? In the past, when I would go country-to-country, clients would complain when I would show examples from outside of their region or country.  The might say, “our country ...

 
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Kantar Consulting’s annual Planning Conference took place earlier this month on June 13-14 in Boston, MA. Sara Altukhaim set the tone of the two-day event, titled “The New Guidelines for Retail Growth,” with a Dwight Eisenhower quote: “In preparing for battle…plans ...

 
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In a decision that may open the door for more states to tax online purchases, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 yesterday that South Dakota can mandate that Wayfair collect sales tax, even though the retailer does not have any warehouses or employees in the state. In the ruling’s immediate ...

 
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Kroger impressed the industry with its Q1 2018 results, which it announced yesterday. “Restock Kroger is off to a fantastic start,” said CEO Rodney McMullen. With sales metrics up across the spectrum, increasing investment in its employees and local communities, and two highly strategic ...

 
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JD.com registered a record-breaking RMB159.2 billion (USD24.7 billion) in sales during its 618 Shopping Festival held June 1‒18, an increase of 37% year over year. This is another display of momentum behind eCommerce sales festivals. Online is rapidly creating new shopping habits, moving beyond ...

 
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Despite initial hype around Amazon’s retail launch in Australia, it hasn’t had the impact expected. Until now that is. Not willing to lose momentum, Amazon is bringing out the game changer - Amazon Prime. The membership, initially costing AUD4.99 a month, offers the usual free delivery, ...

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