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A few weeks ago, Walmart held its annual Year-Beginning Meeting, and focused a few days on meeting with suppliers in Bentonville to outline its growth initiatives, goals, and tactics for the year ahead. We’re still synthesizing what it all means ahead of our Walmart Workshop in Bentonville, ...

 
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A Sneak Peek at Amazon Go

17 Mar 2017  By: Meaghan Werle

The announcement of Amazon’s newest convenience store concept, Amazon Go, certainly generated buzz in December, grabbing the attention of shoppers and retailers in the midst of the always hectic holiday shopping season. Though the dust has settled, Amazon’s latest experiment in Seattle ...

 
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Apparel is one retail sector that is, and for some time, has been truly global in nature. Fashion and clothing are woven into cultural norms across the globe, making them a natural point of emotional connection with shoppers and brands. With international players such as Inditex and H&M ...

 
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As Chinese developed cities start to reach maturity, Alibaba is looking to the Chinese countryside to fuel growth. The expansion of its platform to the rural parts of China has been a long-term ambition, and will be a key element to growth. This is an untapped region with a population over ...

 
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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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