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In the second quarter of 2017, Target launched a same-day delivery pilot from its Tribeca location in Manhattan. With the opening of an additional two small-format stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn and the acquisition in August of last-mile delivery platform Grand Junction, the service has expanded ...

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Last Friday, Sergey Galitsky, the founder and CEO of Magnit sold his 29.1% shares to VTB Bank at a 4% discount.  Galitsky, who was an inspirational leader and practically the sole decision maker in Magnit, has left the company. This marks the end of an era for Magnit and for the whole Russian ...

 
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In the second quarter of 2017, Target launched a same-day delivery pilot from its Tribeca location in Manhattan. With the opening of an additional two small-format stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn and the acquisition in August of last-mile delivery platform Grand Junction, the service has expanded ...

 
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German Beauty Specialist Douglas Perfumery has announced its Q3 2017 results (ending 31 December 2017), revealing a total sales increase by 14.8%. This was driven by a successful Christmas trading season, and recent acquisitions. However, profit was flat and despite online seeing a total sales ...

 
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Going to Mexico City is always fun-especially when you’re a retail nerd who loves tacos, Mexican bakeries, and great stores to walk. Mexico continues to exemplify best-in-class merchandising and retailing with a rapidly changing shopper base. Making it an exciting country to watch and ...

 
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Improved retail growth in 2018

12 Feb 2018  By: Doug Hermanson

With new tax legislation, more of shoppers’ money will be going to retailers and less to the government in 2018, catalyzing the strongest retail sales growth since 2014. Retailers should still plan for old and new challenges in the coming quarters, which will offset some of the benefits ...

 
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Predictions in Retail

12 Feb 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 7, 2018 Everybody loves a good prediction, yet nobody likes to stick their neck out to make a prediction for fear of getting it wrong.  Just look at Sunday’s Olympic Men’s Luge finals. Many experts predicted that Felix Loch, the decorated German ...

 
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After a transformational year for Ocado, the online grocery retailer reported full year results in line with analysts’ revenue expectations, but missed profits due to investment in technology. For the 52-week period to December 2017, revenues rose 12.4% to GBP1.3bn. For the first time, ...

 
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Fast Growth from New Bricks

5 Feb 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Fast Growth from New Bricks Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 6, 2018 There are typically two types of retailer-led supplier conferences:  Weddings and Funerals.  At the wedding, the retailer is growing rapidly, stealing share, adding new categories, expanding ranges, and throwing ...

 
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Just as the fervor from the holiday season winds down, excitement and romance begin to fill the air as Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day quickly approach. For the big game, retailers are bringing their A-game with meal solutions and supersized promotions. For Valentine’s Day, ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Consulting’s December ShopperScape® survey include: Shoppers’ momentum in November carried over to December to close out the holiday season. In December, none of the 14 channels tracked in this report showed significantly lower penetration compared ...

 
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The Walgreens-Rite Aid asset purchase agreement has fully entered activation mode with the announcement last week that a $1.3 billion, 625 store transfer has been completed. After a tumultuous M&A process that began in October 2015 (and ended with Walgreens’ purchase of 1,932 Rite ...

 
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Amid the fiscal year-end news of raised wages and club closures, Walmart announced last week that Judith McKenna, current COO of Walmart US, will succeed David Cheesewright as CEO and President of Walmart International. The move seems to have been driven by Cheesewright, who, after 19 years ...

 
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After seeing dismal growth in the previous two holiday seasons, holiday 2017 gave most U.S. retailers a reason to be cheerful. While online once again led all channels, a big step up in store sales drove the improvement. More shoppers had homegoods at the top of their lists, and a better store ...

 
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Ocado’s bid to become a major technology provider for online grocery retailers its bearing fruit. After the long-awaited deal with Casino in France, Ocado is presenting itself as a best in class technology provider for those retailers wanting to quickly expand into the online grocery market. Sobeys ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 4, 2018 Kantar Consulting’s analysts are in a heated debate.  When we look back at 2018, how will it be remembered?  There are some early indications, coming straight out of the New Year gates, that 2018 could be a significant shift in how both ...

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