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Three New Fundamentals to Drive Big-Box Growth Illustrated Through the Varying Capabilities of Best Buy and Toys R Us

15 Dec 2017

By: Hannah Hayes, Timothy Campbell

As big-box growth has declined, we have analyzed how all big-box retailers can better position themselves to adapt to changing shopper expectations.

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Lowe's Walking the Box

15 Dec 2017

By: Hannah Hayes

Lowe’s continues to invest in omnichannel integration and solution selling in store, while putting more emphasis on smarthome offerings and education in a new branded educational experience in select stores.

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Digital Agency POSSIBLE Mobile Details How Brands Should Approach Alexa Skills

15 Dec 2017

By: Robin Sherk

Next year looks set to be the year of voice. To help brands navigate these interactions, I sat down with Danielle Reubenstein, Executive Creative Director at POSSIBLE Mobile. Danielle shared her advice on what brands should do, and avoid, when developing voice applications for Alexa.

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The End of Retailer Rationalization and Category Contraction? Update on Key Shopper Trends

13 Dec 2017

By: Rachel McGuire

As predicted a year ago, 2017 saw a modest uptick in the number of retailers shopped and categories purchased in a typical month. After two years of level numbers for both measures, Gen X and family household shoppers are leading the expansion.

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Kroger Q3 2017 Results and Analysis: Restocking Kroger for Future Success

13 Dec 2017

By: Diana Sheehan

Kroger has experienced significant ups and downs in 2017, but Q3 2017 results indicate that the retailer has turned things around, with the $3B Restock Kroger strategy driving change.

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Inflation: Will Discounters Win Again?

12 Dec 2017

By: Simon Johnstone

Having reinvented the model, Discounters continue to steal a march on the Big Four and remain the fastest-growing retailers in the UK. However, a second reaction is coming from the Big Four and so too is inflation, where shopper decisions will shift again.

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The Online Grocery Shopper Today, and What It Means for Tomorrow

11 Dec 2017

By: Rachel McGuire

As concerns about cost and quality of online grocery shopping are dispelled, and major players continue to expand their online grocery services, expect 2018 to be an inflection point for online grocery shopping.

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Walking the Box: Real Canadian Superstore

8 Dec 2017

By: Rohini Birla

This is a visual overview of key themes at two recently remodeled Real Canadian Superstore locations in Mississauga, Ontario. The remodeled stores reveal how the banner is elevating its multicultural and health & wellness appeals.

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Home Improvement Q3 2017 Results and Analysis

7 Dec 2017

By: Hannah Hayes

In Q3, the home improvement channel saw a boost in sales and comps, driven by the unprecedented number of natural disasters during the period. In addition to equipping stores for hurricane preparation and recovery, retailers continued to find growth in the pro customer segment.

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Kantar Retail’s 7th Annual Opening Price Point Study: Walmart Regains Leadership Position, While Lidl Makes Strong Debut

7 Dec 2017

By: Mike Paglia

Lidl’s introduction has big impacts on the retailers seeking to provide price based value to low income shoppers.