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Today, at the end of a mildly busy week in retail, Walmart announced its acquisition of the men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for USD 310 million. The ten-year-old Bonobos, which Walmart describes as “built on the internet,” began as an online seller and expanded to 37 brick ...

 
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In what appears to be a completely unexpected turn of events, Amazon and Whole Foods just announced what may be the acquisition of the year, at least in the grocery industry. Within seconds of the announcement, grocery stock prices dropped, social media went bananas, and speculation of what ...

 
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You may have seen the headlines this week—Walmart is phasing out Costco’s Kirkland Signature private label brand from its Jet.com platform.  While it’s an interesting new wrinkle in one of the biggest developments in eCommerce in the last year, I’ve received questions ...

 
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 Alibaba is one of the most interesting business cases around at the moment. Since its inception in 1999, growth has been phenomenal and unrelenting. Now an omnipresent entity for the Chinese population, it has global ambitions, with the financial and business clout to achieve them. The ...

 
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Voice is the natural way for us to engage and communicate with the world. However, it was not too long ago that the prospect of devices able to resemble a natural conversation was dubious.  As with many things in tech and eComerce, the pace of change is rapid in voice commerce. In 2014, ...

 
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On the 17th and 18th May, Kantar Retail’s team of eCommerce experts from across the globe gathered to do what we do best; advise clients on how to win in the ever-changing omnichannel landscape. Together, with a carefully selected group of leading brands, showcasing best-in-class execution, ...

 
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We are now in a new age of retail enterprises. The winners in this new age are no longer just retailers, they are platforms. Those moving fast are the ones smart enough to offer their expertise and resources for others to benefit; think Uber, Airbnb or Amazon. They are technology companies whose ...

 
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Keeping Abreast of Developments at the Juggernaut that is Amazon There is never a dull moment when it comes to Amazon. Never afraid to innovate, doing so at pace as they relentlessly disrupt the retail ecosystem. Ensuring you’re fully up to speed with what Amazon is doing is no mean feat, ...

 
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Amazon has posted its Q1 results breaking again all its previous records. For its first quarter ending March 31, 2017, Amazon reported net sales of USD35.7 billion, up 23% from USD29.1 billion in same period last year. Excluding USD492 million unfavourable currency exchange impact, net sales ...

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