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18 June, dubbed as China’s mid-year Black Friday, is the second most prominent ecommerce shopping festival after Singles Day in China. This ecommerce event, as always, creates a huge sales opportunity for consumer brands in China and, given this is the first big event post COVID-19, it ...

 
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Mistakes in the age of Shopper-First

29 Jun 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 27 Just over five years ago, Kantar’s IQ team made a major push for CPG companies to embrace the ‘Age of Shopper-First’. Our goal was to help CPG companies prepare for the year 2020, a year when the best of the best retailers would be using ...

 
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Over five years ago, when Walmart began testing Online Grocery Pickup, it set in motion a strategy to use its scale and physical footprint to win in ecommerce in a Walmart way. It has since become the leader in online grocery by capturing nearly half of all shoppers. Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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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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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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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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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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Loblaw Companies finished its Q1 2020 on March 21, 2020 with major growth thanks in part to unprecedented demand related to COVID-19. Such massive growth levels are unsustainable; however, sizeable investments in its business and operations will help Loblaw maintain strong growth aside from ...

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