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Dollar General CFO John Garratt addressed the retailer's ongoing initiatives and continued strategy for growth at the 19th annual Oppenheimer Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Consumer Conference. Highlights of Garratt’s presentation were the retailer’s response to tariffs and its real ...

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Dollar General CFO John Garratt addressed the retailer's ongoing initiatives and continued strategy for growth at the 19th annual Oppenheimer Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Consumer Conference. Highlights of Garratt’s presentation were the retailer’s response to tariffs and its real ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 26, 2019 Six years ago, I received a surprise phone call. On the other end of the line was the international buying director for a major multinational retailer. He demanded to know who was responsible for picking the topics we write about on Retail IQ. ...

 
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For Q1 2019, Kroger reported identical sales growth without fuel of 1.5% and digital sales growth of 42%. Total company sales reached USD37.3 billion this quarter, a 1.1% decrease from USD37.7 billion from Q1 2018,  a result of the sale of the retailer’s convenience store business ...

 
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With a little over a month to go before Kantar’s annual Drug Channel Workshop, our team has been busy exploring the latest trends in an ever-changing drug channel. This event is a planning session that will help established brands maintain their strategic position and help smaller brands ...

 
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At a City presentation for investors on Tuesday 18 June, Tesco outlined some of its medium-term growth ambitions, putting a strong emphasis on its ongoing cost efficiencies and how these gains might be reinvested into the business. With Tesco looking to complete Dave Lewis’ 2016 business ...

 
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The pace of change in China is reflected in Shanghai’s juxtaposition of old meets new, both in architecture and in retail. Upon landing at Pudong International Airport, you can sense the high level of consumption that occurs here in the shipping containers that dominate the Huangpu River, ...

 
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Asian Influence

17 Jun 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 25, 2019 Historians say that the years 1900-2000 were ‘The American Century’. However, many futurists claim that 2000-2100 will be the ‘The Asian Century’, and it’s easy to see why. Asia features front-and-centre in many ...

 
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Target announced this week that same-day delivery is now available via Target.com. In doing so, Target brings Shipt’s capabilities directly to the Target web platform. From a user experience perspective, this integration makes total sense. Now, Target shoppers do not need to leave ...

 
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As expected, CVS Investor Day delivered on its promise to inform and excite the investor community. CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo started the day by introducing a new set of strategic priorities and announcing the expansion of the retailer’s new HealthHUB format to 1,500 stores. CVS’s ...

 
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Online sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) grew by 20.3% globally in 2018 and now represent 5.1% of grocery sales worldwide, according to new Kantar data. Growth was spurred by the US and China Mainland, which together represent 84% of the growth in global eCommerce thanks to the success ...

 
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All eyes (and ears) are on CVS’s June 4 Investor Day after a relatively quiet and quick first-quarter earnings call. Now merged with Aetna, the retailer has much to reveal to the financial community about both its short- and long-term goals. Since CVS’s efforts to evolve its core ...

 
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In the midst of the home improvement channel’s high season, nearly half of all primary household shoppers report plans to start a home improvement project in the next six months. After a slow start to spring weather demand at Home Depot and Lowe’s, both retailers will look for ways ...

 
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Dollar General is anticipated to have another strong fiscal year after posting sales of $6.6 billion for the quarter ended May 3, 2019, an increase of 8.3% over the same period prior year. Comps for the retailer increased 3.8% and are attributed to gains in basket size and store traffic. In ...

 
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lta once again delivered strong growth to start the year driven by growth online, as well as positive comps, traffic, and ticket in stores. By the numbers Ulta’s sales increased 12.9% in the quarter with comps (including stores and ecommerce) increasing 7%. 4.3% of the comp was driven ...

 
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Dollar Tree President and CEO Gary Philbin cited positive gains in the first quarter for the enterprise amid corporate consolidation efforts. Combined Q1 net sales of $5.81 billion were up 4.6% compared with the same period last year. The increase was in line with the Q1 guidance the retailer ...

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