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Kantar’s top 50 US and global retailers of 2019

17 May 2019

By: Kantar Research Team

Who’s rising, falling, or holding steady in the world of retail? Find out in our latest rankings of the top 50 U.S. and global retailers.

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Alibaba ready for global lift-off…but are suppliers prepared?

15 May 2019

By: Howard Lake

With another impressive year behind it, China’s online leader is focused on growth at home and overseas, but where will this rapid ride take it next, and how can brands and suppliers jump on board for maximum advantage?

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Followers: 34

JD.com may need to cut deeper to sustain growth

14 May 2019

By: Howard Lake

China’s #2 eCommerce player may have delivered a robust Q1 showing, but it has been a quarter marked by considerable turmoil, leaving many wondering whether certainty of strategy might not be an issue.

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Amazon International: Q1 2019 Results and Analysis

13 May 2019

By: Harriet Leach

In addition to detailing Amazon’s latest financial results, this slide summary report highlights key International initiatives in Q1 and the overarching strategic focus areas moving forward in 2019.

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Followers: 223

Macroeconomic Data Revisions

7 May 2019

By: Karolina Fiedler

With economic conditions in a constant state of flux, understanding how macroeconomic data behaves is crucial for accurate planning. Here, we explain why KRIQ's data is changing and what it means for you.

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New Tools for Success: Leveraging Tech To Navigate Disruption

7 May 2019

By: Derya Guvenc

As retailers worldwide fixate on growth, global players are looking to tech solutions for effective operation as channels become increasingly irrelevant. Brands and suppliers must, therefore, be aware of the emerging trends reshaping retail basics and changing how they do business with key accounts.

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Amazon exits China to focus on cross-border commerce

1 May 2019

By: Harriet Leach

After years of underperformance, Amazon has revealed a new strategy for its China operations. We examine the root causes and ask whether its new focus offers opportunities for suppliers to find growth in this key global market.

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Followers: 20

Four key takeaways from Carrefour’s Q1 results

30 Apr 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

Carrefour’s Q1 performance seems to suggest many of its recent initiatives are on track, but areas of doubt remain and change appears to the only constant. Our review highlights where this key customer is performing well and where opportunities exist for suppliers to contribute to its reinvention.

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Followers: 34

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: 52

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.