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Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amazon’s Prime Day has solidified its place on the retail calendar along with those more traditional holiday stalwarts. Now positioned as “an epic day (and a half),” the fourth iteration of the Prime-exclusive, global shopping event ...

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eBay, one of the first major online marketplaces, continues to see growth as it has worked to reposition itself, grow its portfolio, enhance its technology, and improve its structured data. Despite its growth, it has not grown as fast as some of its biggest competitors and regularly sees new ...

 
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In the first holiday season since the liquidation of iconic category specialist Toys R Us, many uncertainties lingered leading up to this crucial selling season. With shoppers looking for a new toy destination, suppliers seeking new outlets to make up for lost Toys R Us share, and retailers ...

 
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As we head into the most wonderful time of the year, one big question is echoing through the retail headlines: Where will shoppers buy toys this year? Since the demise of Toy R Us in June, this holiday has been destined to be a toy story. But as we get further into the season itself (and let’s ...

 
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While Black Friday has lost some of its luster, it is still an essential opportunity for retailers and suppliers to win the hearts and dollars of shoppers this year. Some retailers are expected to de-emphasize the traditional day of Black Friday in favor of sharpening promotions in the weeks ...

 
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Continuing its second-quarter momentum, Home Depot delivered another impressive quarter in Q3, with sales increasing 5.1% to USD26.3 billion and comps growing 4.8% compared with the year-ago quarter. In Q3, Home Depot continued to reap the benefits of a strong macro environment, including benefits ...

 
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Today, Ahold Delhaize’s senior leaders will present to the industry on the future direction for the retailer. Since its merge with Delhaize two years ago, the retailer has been on a quest to find a new balance between efficiency and effectiveness to stay relevant for the future. Today, ...

 
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Kantar Consulting’s latest Key Customers in Europe - What you need to know report brings you a quarterly deep dive into the latest retailer strategies across Europe, and the key implications for suppliers planning to engage with these major players. From Tesco’s discount venture ...

 
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Bio goes mainstream

12 Nov 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 46 If there was any doubt that Bio retail is going mainstream it should now be resolved. In the past two years, several major retail chains have relaunched their own product ranges with a heavy commitment to bio/organic/eco/fresh/wonky/sustainable investments. ...

 
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CVS Health’s revenue increased 2.4% in Q3 2018, to $47.3 billion, marking a solid quarter for the drug retailer as it nears integration with Aetna and pursues greater innovation in healthcare. Third quarter revenues in the Pharmacy Services segment grew 2.6%, rising to $33.8 billion, while ...

 
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Ahold Delhaize USA saw positive results in the third quarter boosted by synergy savings, volume growth at Food Lion, and increasing eCommerce sales driven by Peapod. The retailer’s overall sales increased 3.2% to US$11.1 billion, while comparable sales excluding gas increased 3.0% for ...

 
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At Kantar Consulting, we’ve been tracking the growth in shoppers seeking to feel more empowered in their lives and through the decisions they make at retail. This trend is particularly revealing today on Election Day, where early voting numbers point to a potentially record turnout for ...

 
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Breaking the rules of retail

5 Nov 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 45 Bernardo Trujillo is often called the ‘Oracle of Retail’.  From 1956 until his retirement in 1965, Mr. Trujillo taught retailers the ‘rules of Modern Merchandising Methods (MMM)’ at NCR’s famous seminars. His ideas launched ...

 
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The Mexican Supreme Court ruled for the fifth time that the personal use of cannabis is no longer unconstitutional under current law. This pseudo-decriminalization is not the equivalent of legalizing recreational cannabis as Canada and Uruguay have done. Rather, the argument in Mexico is that ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Consulting’s ShopperScape® survey include: The calm before the holiday stormSeptember shopping activity was slow, with 8 of the 16 channels unable to attract the same number of shoppers vs. a year ago, and 7 saw no change in share of shoppers. With ...

 
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While shoppers look to spend less on Halloween assortment this year compared to 2017, EDLP and discounter retailers will experience more treats than tricks this October. Walmart’s use of seasonal solutions and cross-channel connections anchored by value-focused messaging solidify its position ...

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