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Coming off of its best-ever holiday selling season, Amazon continues to record solid growth, with fourth-quarter sales up 22% to USD43.7 billion. While Amazon missed analysts’ USD44.7 billion revenue estimate, the retailer maintained profitability throughout 2016, indicating that the flywheel ...

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For the all-important fourth quarter, Amazon missed revenue estimates. While no doubt disappointing to investors, delivering year-on-year growth of 22.4% is not to be sniffed at, and no doubt the envy of rivals who’ve at best experienced a rather tepid festive season.  Although intense ...

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The acceleration of eCommerce in 2016 was certainly evident well beyond the hype of record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday online sales. As shoppers’ underlying desire to reduce stress intensified, more than half of shoppers cited online as their preferred means to a stress-free ...

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Get Fit, Get Quick, Get Talking

3 Jan 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Edition: Week 1, 2017 Welcome back to work in 2017.   Today is actually the best day of the year to read a few more articles than normal.  This is as good a way as any to ease yourself into the New Year.  So, I’m hoping you will ...

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The Chinese eCommerce market has continued to show spectacular growth. From 2014 to 2015, the market grew more than 30%, with a similar growth rate expected in 2016. It now far outstrips the U.S. eCommerce market by sales value (almost USD600 billion in China versus USD350 billion in the U.S.). ...

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The French Marketplace Plot Thickens

13 Dec 2016  By: Tudor Popa

Intermarche announced it will launch its own Marketplace platform just in time for Christmas 2016. It has chosen to kick-off the service with home delivery as the only available fulfilment option while it scopes to deploy click-and-collect in early 2017. This announcement follows the recent ...

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What is Amazon Go? We’ve all heard the news. Amazon Go will up-end the convenience store through its technology sophistication.  Amazon created a new type of shopping technology that eliminates the checkout line. With its Just Walk Out Shopping experience, shoppers can use the Amazon ...

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Store of the Past

12 Dec 2016  By: Ray Gaul

European Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 51, 2016 Two retailers unveiled their ‘stores of the future’ this month. That by itself is not remarkable. Retailers everywhere do this and do it frequently. What makes this remarkable is that both retailers are “pure-play” ...

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 Promotional Reality Many of you may have a checklist that looks something like this: 31-10 Halloween:  Check 30-10 to 03-11 Diwali:  Over and done.  11-11 Singles day:  Completed.  25-11 Black Friday:  Coming up.  Wait.  Completed? Figure ...

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