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2018 Singles’ Day overview: Winning with the world’s #1 shopping event

Discover how to win in the world's biggest shopping event with our three whitepapers covering all aspects of how leading brands are using 11:11 to drive sales and unlock the event's full potential.

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Seasonal pulse: Diwali 2018

Diwali is a major retail season in India, and its prominence is increasing globally. This analysis looks at the seasonal retail lessons from this major global event in 2018 and the implications for 2019 planning.

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The rise of the Super Apps

With the smartphone literally placing shopping in consumers’ hands, apps are now evolving as retailers strive to create holistic ecosystems that retain spend, drive engagement and foster loyalty. This is seeing the emergence of the next generation of app – the Super App.

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The uncomfortable states of opportunity

6 Nov 2018

By: Bryan Gildenberg

We offer fresh insights and answers to three critical questions about finding growth in uncomfortable places and introduce five illustrative uncomfortable states as examples of where to find these growth opportunities.

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Loose product merchandising initiatives

Usually a preferred merchandising choice for fresh fruit & vegetables, loose merchandising is becoming increasingly prominent across more categories. This is poised to continue disrupting norms, from established categories and their place in the store, and all the way through the supply chain.

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Alibaba performance continues to impress as it eyes global growth

5 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Alibaba continues to deliver its mission “to make it easy to do business anywhere”, with another enviable set of results. That said, Alibaba is better at generating sales than profits

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Alibaba Group executive summary

2 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Kantar Consulting’s profile of the Alibaba Group looks at the retailer's key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets of operation.

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JD.com executive summary

2 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Kantar Consulting’s executive summary of JD.com analyzes the retailer's key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets of operation.

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Old School Unmanned Retail - How vending machines are making a comeback

Vending machines are currently enjoying something of a renaissance, as they can be used not only as a novelty to promote a new product, but also as a means of a retailer easily expanding their footprint and offering shoppers a curated selection of their offering in a convenient location

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PARKnSHOP forms alliance with Yonghui and Tencent

25 Oct 2018

By: Howard Lake

The trio have formed a new entity called PARKnSHOP Yonghui, which is valued at CNY1.2 billion. The deal will help Yonghui extend its reach in the southern province of Guangdong while also helping Hong Kong-based PARKnSHOP consolidate its business in the region.

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Carrefour Receives O2O Support From Dada-JD in China - What are the Implications?

23 Oct 2018

By: Howard Lake

Carrefour China and Dada-JD Daojia – JD.com’s on-demand logistics and omnichannel eCommerce platform – have officially ratified their partnership, which will extend to 200 Carrefour stores by year-end.