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Overall the discounter channel has been the big winner during the first phase of the Coronavirus outbreak, but as shopper behavior shifts and travel restrictions ease, these retailers will have to embrace new consumption habits, whilst attempting to retrain their core shoppers to behave the ...

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Overall the discounter channel has been the big winner during the first phase of the Coronavirus outbreak, but as shopper behavior shifts and travel restrictions ease, these retailers will have to embrace new consumption habits, whilst attempting to retrain their core shoppers to behave the ...

 
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With a little over a month to go before Kantar’s annual Drug Channel Workshop, our team has been busy exploring the latest trends in an ever-changing drug channel. This event is a planning session that will help established brands maintain their strategic position and help smaller brands ...

 
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The big picture from Alibaba’s full-year 2019 results is not around earnings per share (EPS) or revenue or even declining profits, but a clear indication that China’s ecommerce giant sees its future very much as an international operator. While it remains focused on cementing leadership ...

 
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Unsurprisingly, Target delivered strong, unprecedented sales growth to start off 2020. Comp sales grew 10.8%, driven by 0.9% store comps and 141% digital comps.  These comps, as well as 50 basis points contribution from non-mature stores, fueled Target to overall revenue growth of 11.3%.  ...

 
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Walmart posted strong Q1 results with sales up 10.5% to USD88.7 billion and comps up 10%. Growth came both from bigger in-store baskets and stellar ecommerce growth of 74%. Here are the key takeaways: Positioned to outperform during financial uncertainty Brick-and-mortar stores and ecommerce ...

 
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Sam’s Club’s Q1 FY2021 marked Kathryn McLay’s first full quarter as CEO, and she has deftly handled the challenges posed by COVID-19. Sales and comps (with fuel) rose 9.6% and 8.5% respectively, but Sam’s Club’s performance is even more impressive than it first ...

 
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It’s no secret that COVID-19 has spotlighted the need for better omnichannel logistics. Not that retail execs would have denied that before COVID-19, but a hotter fire has now been lit. While not necessarily specifically related to COVID-19, one of the first major efforts we are seeing ...

 
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Key takeaways:  The record top-line decline partly reflects a broader rollout of government policies to close nonessential businesses in April. Spending on consumables remained abnormally high but faded relative to March. This trend was evident in the grocery channel. However, drugstores ...

 
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Necessity spurs quick action and innovation. Grocery stores and other retailers’ efforts to combat the adverse effects of COVID-19 illustrate this concept. In April, Publix exemplified quick action and innovation when it rolled out contactless payment across its stores, including its new ...

 
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Ahold Delhaize USA finished the first quarter of its fiscal 2020 with very strong growth, fueled by sales from COVID-19 panic and stock-up shopping. Q1 2020 net sales increased 13.7% to USD12.5 billion versus USD11.0 billion during the same period 2019. Same-store sales excluding gas increased ...

 
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CVS Health closed its first quarter with another set of positive results, finding positive growth in most of its segments despite a global pandemic. Total revenues grew 8.3% versus a year ago, ​driving an impressive overall profit of $2 billion, up 41% year over year.​ In the Retail/LTC segment, ...

 
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Restrictions on movement across the nation have meant significant lifestyle changes, with many consumers juggling work, socialising and schooling from the confines of their house. In the past month we saw significant shifts in purchasing habits, not only in grocery, but also across non-food ...

 
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Introducing the new Kantar Retail IQ

4 May 2020  By: John Barry

In the current retail climate, it’s more important than ever to have access to trusted, timely, and tangible insights. Many of you look to Kantar’s Retail IQ for just that. We are excited to share a preview of the new Retail IQ – quickly ...

 
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Amazon reported stronger growth in net sales as compared to previous sequential quarters with USD75.5 billion, up 26%, driven by a huge spike in customer demand due to COVID-19; however, operating income took a hit, down 9%. This was due to significant spending on employee safety, wage increases, ...

 
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Albertsons Companies posted ID sales of 1.8% for the fourth quarter of 2019, bringing total FY2019 ID sales to 2.1%.  Much of this growth was driven by digital sales which were up 32% for the quarter and 39% for the year.  From a profit perspective, gross profit margin decreased to ...

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