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In a decision that may open the door for more states to tax online purchases, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 yesterday that South Dakota can mandate that Wayfair collect sales tax, even though the retailer does not have any warehouses or employees in the state. In the ruling’s immediate ...

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In a decision that may open the door for more states to tax online purchases, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 yesterday that South Dakota can mandate that Wayfair collect sales tax, even though the retailer does not have any warehouses or employees in the state. In the ruling’s immediate ...

 
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Kroger impressed the industry with its Q1 2018 results, which it announced yesterday. “Restock Kroger is off to a fantastic start,” said CEO Rodney McMullen. With sales metrics up across the spectrum, increasing investment in its employees and local communities, and two highly strategic ...

 
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JD.com registered a record-breaking RMB159.2 billion (USD24.7 billion) in sales during its 618 Shopping Festival held June 1‒18, an increase of 37% year over year. This is another display of momentum behind eCommerce sales festivals. Online is rapidly creating new shopping habits, moving beyond ...

 
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Despite initial hype around Amazon’s retail launch in Australia, it hasn’t had the impact expected. Until now that is. Not willing to lose momentum, Amazon is bringing out the game changer - Amazon Prime. The membership, initially costing AUD4.99 a month, offers the usual free delivery, ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 25, 2018 In Week 24, two headlines caught our attention. First, Costco France announced some statistics on their one-year birthday. They are worth repeating. Costco FR registered 73,500 household card holders for their one club in the first twelve months of ...

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With digital increasingly enabling and influencing retail, retailers and suppliers need a truly holistic view of individual shoppers. Shopper insights are just the start, though. To truly empower decision-making, we need to turn data into tangible actions. That is where our new Digital CommerceScope ...

 
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The new “fashionbot” helps shoppers discover products as part of their personal ‘Your Edit’ on the ASOS website or through a Style Match technology which allows users to upload a photo onto the chatbot and find similar items from the ASOS selection.  Picture 1. ...

 
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Costco has recorded another strong quarter with sales and comps rising at rates almost unheard of in big box, brick & mortar retail. Amidst these positive results, Costco is doubling down on building more clubs and finding more ways of providing value for its members, whether in club or ...

 
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May has been a surprisingly calm month regarding Amazon’s international news. That doesn’t mean they failed to capture numerous headlines. From our experience, this is the time of year when you should prepare for a big development from the American behemoth, who is certainly readying ...

 
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The Store Manager Dilemma

4 Jun 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 23, 2018 Were you told that the only ‘connection point’ between suppliers and retailers is between a key account manager and a buyer?  If so, please read on.  Not only is this ‘insight’ misleading, it is increasingly wrong. When ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Consulting’s May ShopperScape® survey include: Shoppers’ momentum bounces back after slow March. Despite a late start to the spring season, shoppers were out in stronger force in April. This month, 12 of the 16 channels tracked in this report ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 22, 2018 Great category leadership requires suppliers and retailers to surrender their own agendas and put shoppers at the heart of the conversation.  This is never easy, especially considering the frequent adjustments required when new products are created, ...

 
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A second batch of apparel’s biggest players announced results this week, many reporting storylines similar to Macy’s and others from last week’s roundup. Kohl’s: Seasonal Shift Overshadows a Good Performance Investors took the wind out of Kohl’s sails after learning ...

 
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Target had solid results for the first quarter of 2018, reporting comp growth of 3.0% and sales of $16.5 billion for the quarter ended May 5. Here are a few quick takeaways from this morning’s announcement: Comps growth was surprisingly strong. While it is too early to determine the ...

 
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As expected, the “prolonged unfavorable weather” earlier this spring took a toll on Lowe’s latest results, with the retailer posting comps of just 0.6% (0.5% in the U.S.) and sales growth of 3.1% in the first quarter, which ended May 4. Online sales grew 20%, but Lowe’s ...

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