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Amazon Prime Day kicked off today, October 13, with its first day of deals, but this year, the focus has shifted away from the blending of retail and entertainment that we saw in 2019 to be a more holiday-focused event. Furthermore, Amazon seems to be more overtly promoting across its full ecosystem. ...

 
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Preis, Preis, Maybe?

5 Oct 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retail in the Week Ahead - Week 41 Kantar is holding a two-part webinar on European Discounters. This is the 18th year we’ve hosted this annual workshop designed for key account managers and their questions about how to improve results with Europe’s leading discounters. We hosted ...

 
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The Hut Group (THG), a British ecommerce business founded in 2004, has enjoyed phenomenal growth through acquiring beauty, nutrition, fitness and fashion brands. To date, the Manchester-based business has built an ecosystem of 200 websites operating across 40 currencies and 60 languages globally. Its ...

 
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Test-and-learns are a common feature of grocery retail and online grocery is no exception. In fact, given the relative newness of the channel for many operators, it would be surprising were we not to see a vast amount of experimentation. With the coronavirus pandemic driving unprecedented uptake ...

 
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Evolution of the brand promise

11 Sep 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailers have always had two personalities. I explored this in my ‘Gemini Effect’ piece earlier this week. Now, to follow up on that, I would add the following thoughts on how the brand promise and retailer personas are evolving out of the crisis. 1. The persona most familiar to ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 37 Make no mistake: COVID is forcing the final hold-outs among grocery and independent retailers to get very good with software and algorithms. This is long overdue. In recent years, we have seen numerous big chains in fashion, electronics, hobbies & games, ...

 
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The importance of pharmacies was brought to the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visits to Accident and Emergency in the UK had decreased by 60% in May 2020. There was a sharp increase in patients shifting to both self-care and well care in a bid to avoid visiting GPs and hospitals during the ...

 
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Unprecedented growth continued for Target in Q2 2020, despite lasting uncertainty due to the pandemic as well as national social unrest that began in Minneapolis, home to the retailer’s headquarters. Target posted comp growth of 24.3%, the strongest in the company’s history. This ...

 
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Amazon reported a record-breaking 40% increase in net sales for Q2 at USD88.9 billion, attributed to the pandemic-driven shift to online shopping. Operating income was up 89% to USD5.8 billion, despite the retailer spending over USD4 billion on COVID-related expenses. Operating cash flow increased ...

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