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If the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting is any indication, the buzz around Lidl’s arrival is reaching a fever pitch. My colleagues who are at the event tell me that Lidl is coming up as a key conversation topic in every single meeting they attend. Indeed, I can ...

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The first round of the presidential election in France delivered a tight result between the two leading contenders – Marine Le Pen (21.4%) and Emmanuel Macron (23.9%). With two weeks to go until the final round, and the two main political parties eliminated from the race, the choice of ...

 
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Not a day goes by without Amazon making front page news and April has been a specially exciting month for Amazon internationally. During April we’ve seen how Amazon has again shown its commitment to capture a bigger share of the online pie, launching Amazon Business, its Business to Business ...

 
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If the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting is any indication, the buzz around Lidl’s arrival is reaching a fever pitch. My colleagues who are at the event tell me that Lidl is coming up as a key conversation topic in every single meeting they attend. Indeed, I can ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 17, 2017   Let’s be creative today.  Will you spend fifteen minutes thinking inside the box with me?  By box I mean the Amazon Echo speaker/listening device.  We can start by asking, “Alexa, can you help me find fifteen ...

 
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In early April at Kantar Retail’s Health and Wellness Conference, we explained why it’s time to abandon the reactive sick care approach to health in favor of proactive self-care. The tide is shifting from occasion-based, symptom-oriented treatment toward an ongoing, cause-oriented ...

 
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Is Amazon Making Too Many Enemies?

20 Apr 2017  By: Alvaro Morilla

Amazon is on a quest to become the first company with a trillion dollar market cap, and it’s not far away from accomplishing it. Jeff Bezos’ ambitions have never been small and to achieve such a task will require more than a few battles along the way. To be the best you need to beat ...

 
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After retail sales growth in Texas was bucked off its horse by the oil market in 2015, it has saddled back up. Retail sales estimates from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas show year-to-year growth emerged in September 2016 following declines in the prior 13 months. The most recent data ...

 
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I always thought my first time in Orlando would be to go to Disney World. But when you become part of this retail sphere, your priorities quickly change. Instead, my first time in Orlando was to visit Publix. Eight Publix stores and two Pub Subs later, here are my reasons on what makes Publix ...

 
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Carrefour reported first quarter (Q1) 2017 results in contrast to last year’s performance. On one hand group gross sales jumped 6.2% y-o-y (-4.3% in Q1 2016) to EUR 21,295 boosted by favourable exchange rates (+7.3% for International, +22.1% for Latin America) as well as a buoyant performance ...

 
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Kantar Retail connects clients to a variety of world class data assets. In an effort to separate impactful retail and shopper data from noise, we’ve developed the visual blog series, Graphic Insights. Takeaways are intended to be brief—for a deeper dive please contact the analyst ...

 
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Flying Dutchmen (and Women)

11 Apr 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Flying Dutchmen (and Women) Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 15, 2017 For those movie buffs out there, today’s title is a reminder that the latest installment of Pirates of the Caribbean will be released in just a few weeks.  The retail opportunities are tremendous and if ...

 
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This month’s Kantar Retail global update starts with the complex world of European retail – I’m just returning from a terrific session our team ran in Amsterdam this week on the European retail landscape.  No region in the world faces more challenging growth prospects ...

 
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Location: Moscow Dixy is the fourth-largest Russian grocery retailer whose profits declined sharply in 2016. Dixy revealed its new concept store, which was presented by former CEO Pedro Pereira da Silva, who was dismissed from this position after serving as CEO for less than year. Da Silva ...

 
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Restructuring Retail

3 Apr 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Restructuring Retail Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 14, 2017 A typical consumer product supplier’s worst nightmare might go something like this:  Thirty per cent of the supplier’s volumes are tied to one retailer That retailer also owns brands that compete directly ...

 
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After an exciting play for Souq that began last year and included acquisition talks with eBay, Majid Al Futtaim and Emaar, Amazon emerged as the clear winner this Tuesday, March 28th. While details behind the deal remain murky (including the final bid), we shed light on the opportunities, implications ...

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