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Last week, Sobeys reported disappointing Q3 results. Sales for the third quarter decreased 2.3% to CAD5.9 billion. Same store sales including fuel decreased 3.1%, versus internal food deflation of 2.2%. This was Sobeys first earning report after hiring Michael Medline, former Canadian Tire ...

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Last week, Sobeys reported disappointing Q3 results. Sales for the third quarter decreased 2.3% to CAD5.9 billion. Same store sales including fuel decreased 3.1%, versus internal food deflation of 2.2%. This was Sobeys first earning report after hiring Michael Medline, former Canadian Tire ...

 
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Store of the Week: Kaufland

23 Mar 2017  By: Vadim Khetsuriani

Locations: Castrop-Rauxel and Hamm, Germany Kaufland, a hypermarket chain that is part of the privately owned Schwarz Group (which also owns the Lidl discount chain), is the largest hypermarket chain in Germany and Central Europe. In Central Europe, Kaufland operates stores in six countries: ...

 
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A few weeks ago, Walmart held its annual Year-Beginning Meeting, and focused a few days on meeting with suppliers in Bentonville to outline its growth initiatives, goals, and tactics for the year ahead. We’re still synthesizing what it all means ahead of our Walmart Workshop in Bentonville, ...

 
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Inflation and Buying Groups

20 Mar 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Inflation and Buying Groups Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 11, 2017 There can be no denying that the recent period of global food deflation is ending.  Part of the reason is the strength of the US Dollar.  This has led to higher prices in global food commodities priced in dollars, ...

 
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A Sneak Peek at Amazon Go

17 Mar 2017  By: Meaghan Werle

The announcement of Amazon’s newest convenience store concept, Amazon Go, certainly generated buzz in December, grabbing the attention of shoppers and retailers in the midst of the always hectic holiday shopping season. Though the dust has settled, Amazon’s latest experiment in Seattle ...

 
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Amazon: America's Mass Retailer?

17 Mar 2017  By: Rachel McGuire

In December 2016, a notable milestone in the U.S. retail landscape was crossed: more households shopped Amazon that month than shopped Walmart or Walmart Supercenter. (Amazon and Walmart were exactly even in household penetration if Neighborhood Market is included in the Walmart numbers.) Though ...

 
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Apparel is one retail sector that is, and for some time, has been truly global in nature. Fashion and clothing are woven into cultural norms across the globe, making them a natural point of emotional connection with shoppers and brands. With international players such as Inditex and H&M ...

 
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We’ve heard from many CPG clients within the past couple weeks indicating they’ve seen a steep decline in category performance in the United States in January and February based on point of sale data. Triangulating between Kantar Retail’s shopper, macro, and retail data; ...

 
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The War in the Emerging Modern Trade

13 Mar 2017  By: Ray Gaul

The War in the Emerging Modern Trade Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 11, 2017 Historically, the way we have thought about modern trade development (also called organized trade development) has centered on the retail formats that grow in different parts of the world.  Our legacy view ...

 
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Name Your Favorite Techtailer

6 Mar 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Name Your Favorite Techtailer Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 10, 2017 A journalist is asked to interview an extraordinary woman on her 100th birthday.   The journalist begins, “You were born in the year 1917, the same year as JFK and President Marcos of the Philippines.  ...

 
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When Kroger reported its 2016 fourth-quarter and fiscal year-end results yesterday, we learned that the retailer’s 52-quarter streak of positive comp store growth is over. While deflation played a role, CEO Rodney McMullen said more intense competition “running better stores” ...

 
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Medical and adult-use marijuana retail franchise Diego Pellicer is commonly referred to as “the Starbucks of weed” - a far cry from the image of shady, underground pot operations that has traditionally dominated public conception of the industry. In trend with the U.S. recreational ...

 
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In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Lidl U.S. chief executive Brendan Proctor offered up several details about its plans for the market, including store size, layout and subtle shifts in assortment. However, one part of the interview that fell under the radar was that “Lidl ...

 
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As Chinese developed cities start to reach maturity, Alibaba is looking to the Chinese countryside to fuel growth. The expansion of its platform to the rural parts of China has been a long-term ambition, and will be a key element to growth. This is an untapped region with a population over ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Retail’s January ShopperScape® survey include: Shoppers stayed active to start the new year. Among the challenges faced by retailers at the start of 2017, attracting shoppers isn’t necessarily on this list, as none of the 14 channels tracked ...

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