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Rethinking big store perimeters

2 Sep 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 36, 2019 Conventional wisdom has it that the inside perimeter of big stores is where services are positioned. These include the lottery tickets, tobacco lockers, newsstand, or a click & collect area, even cafés/restaurants. This makes sense ...

 
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Alibaba is continuing its quest to become a truly global omnichannel giant. The latest venture sees the eCommerce giant testing the waters of European commerce with the opening of its first physical store in Madrid, Spain, under the AliExpress Plaza banner. The 740-square-metre store will feature ...

 
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After a lack of visibility to cost increases weakened Lowe’s bottom line in Q1, the retailer closed out Q2 with sales growth of 0.5% and a renewed sense of discipline across its organization. Despite macroeconomic headwinds, the retailer also posted higher-than-expected comps of 2.3% overall ...

 
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Despite the summer’s generally strong role in driving home improvement project demand, Home Depot’s performance softened in Q2, with total sales increasing by 1.2% compared to the same period in 2018. In addition to slowing sales growth, the retailer’s comps took a relative ...

 
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In our most recent loyalty research Kantar found that attaining consumer loyalty is a continuous challenge for suppliers facing a multitude of external factors in their attempts to understand complex drivers behind shopper decision-making. At the same time, new data insights are increasingly ...

 
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Ahold Delhaize USA reported 0.2% growth in Q2 2019 for both comparable sales without fuel and net sales. This growth amounted to USD10.9 billion in net sales for the quarter when a strike at its Stop & Shop banner cost the company $345 million in sales. For the first half of the year, the ...

 
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Last week Walmart announced it will integrate the finance and supply chain teams for its stores and eCommerce businesses. Michael Dastugue, Walmart US Chief Financial Officer, will lead the finance organization and report into Walmart Inc. CFO Brett Biggs; Steve Schmitt, will move from his role ...

 
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Amazon reported another quarter of double-digit net sales growth, but operating income slowed considerably due to the rollout of one-day free shipping and other investments. Here’s a quick summary of the highlights from Amazon North America’s second-quarter earnings call yesterday: One-day ...

 
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Kantar Worldpanel, the global market leader in consumer panels, reports that the total spending of the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) grew by 6.9% in the 12 weeks to 14 June, compared to the same period last year. Stronger growth in Q2 is thanks partly to the 18-day-long online discount ...

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