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At any given time, Lidl’s U.S. stores can carry anywhere between 3,000 – 5,000 items. And although an assortment of that size is much smaller than what you’d find at a big box store, Lidl manages to carry a wide array of items from multiple categories. In one aisle, shoppers ...

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Untitled Document Dear Valued Clients, September is nearly here, when many of you will be busy with annual negotiations and preparing for end of year seasonal promotions. But before that, I want to highlight why you should attend Kantar Retail’s annual forum on the ...

 
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At any given time, Lidl’s U.S. stores can carry anywhere between 3,000 – 5,000 items. And although an assortment of that size is much smaller than what you’d find at a big box store, Lidl manages to carry a wide array of items from multiple categories. In one aisle, shoppers ...

 
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Can Britain’s Price Wars Provide Lessons to America? Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 34, 2017 Now that New York City’s finest sell-side financial analysts have had a good chance to visit Lidl’s stores in America, the pricing debate has begun.  The question being asked ...

 
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For the three months to 30th June, the eCommerce leviathan Alibaba delivered another impressive set of results. Continuing to fly high, Alibaba delivered a 56% rise in Q1 revenues compared to the same period a year ago. This was driven by growth in online sales, which at 86% - up from 73% a ...

 
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Publix has been lucky. For 85+ years it’s been the disruptor. It’s defined the level of customer service, store execution, and curated assortment that shoppers have come to expect as the standard grocery experience. I don’t want to say it was easy, but for several decades Winn ...

 
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World Foods

14 Aug 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 33, 2017 Analysts at Kantar Retail often get asked the question, “Who does World Foods best?” There are two possible responses to that question. A lie:  “Big Retailer” does World Foods well The truth:  “We live in ...

 
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For Amazon to effectively optimize its Whole Foods Market acquisition it must leverage the best synergies between the two companies. For example, Whole Foods Market’s strengths as a grocery retailer align to Amazon’s shoppers’ ideal grocery experience, underlining the opportunity ...

 
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Voice of the Customer

7 Aug 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Voice of the Customer Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 32, 2017 I have been spending a lot of time interviewing retailers over the past few weeks.  These interviews have taken place across a wide range of business models (mass merchandise, speciality, eCommerce) and multiple continents. While ...

 
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Two weeks ago, Sears announced that its Kenmore appliances will now be available for sale on Amazon. Despite the fact that the home improvement channel has fared better than others amid Amazon’s massive growth, the announcement seemed to rattle investor confidence in traditional home improvement ...

 
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Morrisons’ revival of its Safeway brand in late 2016 for wholesale has bared its first fruit: The grocer announced a deal to source McColl’s 1,300 convenience stores and 350 newsagents, a step forward to generate £1 billion in wholesale. It is a good, strategic move by Morrisons ...

 
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Another exciting month concludes for the eCommerce giant. While exciting, keeping abreast of the disruption they’re causing is no mean feat. Luckily for you, we never stop monitoring what they’re up to, so here is a bite-sized summary for all the really important stuff. Amazon Q2 ...

 
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Surge Assortment Retailing

31 Jul 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Surge Assortment Retailing Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 31, 2017 We often discuss big changes taking place in retail that result in channel share shifts. These are familiar: the rise of convenience supermarkets, the growth of the grocery discounters, and the disruptive globalization of ...

 
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After listening to Amazon's earning call and reading their earnings results for Q2 here's 10 thoughts on Amazon's earnings miss and what (if anything) it means: For those of you that like listening rather than reading I also recorded an impromptu Kantar Retail Sound Bites podcast available ...

 
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For its second quarter ending 30 June 2017 Amazon saw net sales increase 25% to USD38bn compared to Q2 2016, and operating income decrease 51% to USD628mn compared with operating income of USD1.3 billion in Q2 2016. No one should be surprised by these results. Amazon continues to be exactly ...

 
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Though kids may not be ready to hear it yet (or ever), it is — and has been for a while — back-to-school shopping season. With shoppers forecasted to spend more on back to school this year, retailers are starting earlier than ever to claim their share of wallet; indeed, some school-time ...

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