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Ahold Delhaize USA finished the first half of its fiscal 2020 with immense year-over-year growth, thanks to both COVID-19 and a comparably low 2019. The retailer has rededicated its focus on sustainability and online growth and raised its annual outlook. Q2 2020 Review Net sales for the second ...

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Ahold Delhaize USA finished the first half of its fiscal 2020 with immense year-over-year growth, thanks to both COVID-19 and a comparably low 2019. The retailer has rededicated its focus on sustainability and online growth and raised its annual outlook. Q2 2020 Review Net sales for the second ...

 
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The past few months have been a rollercoaster for the beauty industry, from store closures, to an exponential surge in online sales, to shoppers slowly returning to a beauty world that looks very different than it did when 2020 began. By and large, Ulta Beauty has weathered this storm as well ...

 
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7-Eleven’s vison for its food service business and the capabilities needed fundamentally changed following the acquisition of Laredo Taco Company in 2018. 7-Eleven acquired it through a complicated $3.3 billion deal with Sunoco, which included 1,000 Stripes stores, a regional c-store chain ...

 
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Entry-level brand products under the name ‘Simpl’ have appeared in Carrefour stores in Belgium WHEN as part of a reorganization of the retailer’s basic lines that will be introduced across several Carrefour markets. According to a Carrefour Belgium spokesman, Simpl is the name ...

 
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Up and Down retailing

3 Aug 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 32 Since the pandemic began to pinch the economy in March 2020, a simple rule has been the MO - modus operandi - in business: If something is going up, something else is going down. This would be manageable, except that every single week of 2020 has been ...

 
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Amazon reported a record-breaking 40% increase in net sales for Q2 at USD88.9 billion, attributed to the pandemic-driven shift to online shopping. Operating income was up 89% to USD5.8 billion, despite the retailer spending over USD4 billion on COVID-related expenses. Operating cash flow increased ...

 
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Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale, which began in 2015 and typically occurs in July, has become a keystone event on the retail calendar. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online giant has postponed this year’s event, but has yet to confirm an exact alternative date. The company is ...

 
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High street fashion giant Next has reported its second-quarter trading results, characterised by improvements in most areas, with year-on-year sales declines ahead of forecasts. Full priced sales for the business declined by 28% on the year, reflecting store closures that impacted half the period ...

 
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The conditions surrounding this year’s back-to-school season are unprecedented. Its trajectory and performance are closely interwoven with the effect of COVID-19 on school reopenings and the government guidelines that accompany it. When schools will open, how schools will open, and how ...

 
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Albertsons Companies posted unprecedented growth in Q1 2020 as shoppers focused on eating at home and stocking their pantries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales and other revenues rose 21.4% to $22.8 billion for the 16 weeks ending June 20, 2020, compared to $18.7 billion in Q1 2019. This increase ...

 
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The retail world is abuzz with news that Stefano Pessina, CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, has decided to step down from his role and will assume a position as executive chairman of WBA following the selection of a new CEO. While Pessina’s role was always somewhat vague – how much ...

 
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Talking about Normal

27 Jul 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 31 The conventional way for a retailer to think about price strategy, particularly when competing with other retailers for the claim of ‘lowest prices’, is to follow a three-part model: Step 1: Purchasing scale. The first and most important element ...

 
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Loblaw Companies closed its Q2 2020 on June 13, 2020, with strong growth as COVID-19-related grocery shopping remained high across multiple categories. Q2 2020 Unprecedented consumer demand and stockpiling began during the last two weeks of Q1 2020 and continued into Q2. With the evolution ...

 
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Evidence suggests the UK is embarking on slow return to normalized shopping habits, although any return to pre-pandemic patterns may well still be some way off. Kantar Worldpanel data for the four weeks to 12 July 2020 reveals that, despite the reopening of non-essential retail and the hospitality ...

 
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Shopper behaviours have shifted dramatically throughout Lockdown, from stockpiling to a newfound enthusiasm for online shopping. Retailers have responded by adapting their capabilities to meet these new needs wherever possible. One noteworthy trend emerging as a result of these evolving shopper ...

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