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How Alibaba is helping brands move faster, smarter

18 Apr 2019

By: Howard Lake

Alibaba's brand-centric focus is changing the rules of retail, and its new suite of tools for partners is rewriting how players in the Chinese market approach NPD, marketing and even how they launch new lines to the country's vast consumer base.

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Walmart global Q4 FY 2019 and year-end results and analysis

In Q4 FY 2019, Walmart grew 1.9% with performance buoyed by strong U.S. results but hampered but some intentional global drawdowns with future challenges, both planned and unplanned, on the horizon.

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Followers: 50

Why Alibaba is more than a gateway to China

5 Apr 2019

By: Harriet Leach

With Alibaba attending our eCommerce & Digital Strategy conference this May in Amsterdam, we look at why global brands and suppliers need to know just how disruptive this key player will be in regards of the future worldwide retail landscape.

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Followers: 68

Ted Baker struggles to get the formula right abroad

27 Mar 2019

By: Anusha Couttigane

Overseas expansion can be a challenge for even strong-performing brands, and while Ted Baker's domestic troubles have made headlines here, we examine whether bigger problems may exist further afield.

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Followers: 69

What can we learn about ... establishing digital capabilities

25 Mar 2019

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Creating truly digital-facing organisations is a major issue confronting many businesses today, and here we explain how visitors to our forthcoming eCommerce event in Amsterdam will learn best practice in achieving internal alignment for future growth.

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Auchan Retail: Executive Summary

19 Mar 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

In an-depth guide to Auchan Retail's complex and geographically broad business with key takeaways and implications for suppliers as the retailer once again shifts its strategy to accommodate new retail realities.

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Auchan Retail: The Five Slides You Need

19 Mar 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

Auchan Retail's key focus areas for the short- and medium-term, featuring the top line takeaways clients need to know when dealing with this huge international player.

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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day has grown from a moment to an international movement. This year, retailers and brands focused on driving authentic, long-term connections with shoppers rather than short-term sales.

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Lunar New Year 2019

13 Mar 2019

By: Laura Kennedy

Retailers and brands were consistent in commemorating Lunar New Year worldwide with hues of red and gold and a focus on good fortune. The holiday’s exposure in beauty and apparel was also strong, but continued to reach further into services and basic consumables categories globally.

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How can suppliers rally behind Auchan Retail’s ‘Renaissance’?

13 Mar 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

Auchan Holding has announced a recovery plan, after retail operations delivered the worst results in four years. This opens new opportunities and challenges for its suppliers, who must seek to help it thrive despite impending austerity.

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Carrefour's Transformation: How the retailer is leveraging technology to lead in eGrocery

13 Mar 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

Carrefour is spending EUR500 million a year on digital and tech-driven solutions to become the leader in eGrocery. What are the underlying objectives and what should suppliers have top of mind when dealing with the European and global giant?