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Innovations this quarter demonstrate how brands and retailers are developing new and investing in existing retail touchpoints to deepen their connection with core shoppers.

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Followers: 140

Department stores in Q2: A mixed bag of early results

17 Aug 2018

By: Tiffany Hogan

Overall, most retailers still seem to be benefiting from a strong macro environment, but are facing headwinds in H2.

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Hy-Vee: The five slides you need

16 Aug 2018

By: Tory Gundelach

Check out Kantar Consulting’s overview of Hy-Vee for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives and implications.

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Followers: 129

Walmart Q2 2018: A beacon of growth

16 Aug 2018

By: Timothy Campbell

Walmart’s strong Q2 results paint a picture of mature yet robust growth in the age of Amazon. Total company sales rose 4.2% while U.S. comps soared to their highest level in 10 years at 4.5%.

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Followers: 11

Kroger dives into a new eCommerce pool with Alibaba partnership

15 Aug 2018

By: Tory Gundelach

Turns out the rumors that Kroger and Alibaba were exploring a partnership were true. Kroger announced yesterday that it will be piloting the sale of select Simply Truth items on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform.

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Stop & Shop Walking the Box

15 Aug 2018

By: Elley Symmes

Shoppers are increasingly looking for grab-and-go options in-store to reduce the time to consumption. Stop & Shop has strategized to meet this demand using meal-kits, snacking options, and their SCAN IT! Technology.

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Followers: 37

Home Depot’s Q2 2018: Strong results as warm weather sets in

15 Aug 2018

By: Hannah Hayes

After a slow start to 2018, Home Depot bounced back in the second quarter, with sales up by 8.4% to reach USD30.5 billion. The retailer was aided by a continued, positive macro backdrop and the long-anticipated arrival of warm weather.

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Ahold Delhaize USA: A lackluster Q2 2018 due to a struggling business

15 Aug 2018

By: Elley Symmes

Ahold Delhaize USA posted mediocre Q2 2018 results, driven by declining volume at its core businesses and a heightened competitive environment. The retailer continues to focus on elevating its digital capabilities and store experience as it finalizes its new decentralized merchandising model.

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Back to School and Back to College 2018: The Shopper View

14 Aug 2018

By: Caroline Dumas, Rachel McGuire

Shoppers adopt a “status quo” back-to-school spending outlook in 2018, but will likely shop more retailers, and deal-seeking will figure prominently in shopping strategies.

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The phone is your ‘phriend’

13 Aug 2018

By: Abigail Benkert

Most smartphone users rely on their devices to make in-store shopping more efficient and less stressful. Here’s how brands and retailers can use mobile as an active resource in store to support two specific trip types.

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The future of the food journey

13 Aug 2018

By: Sutton Wunderle

We look at how macroeconomic and demographic trends will shape the food journey 10-15 years from now and highlight what retailers and suppliers can do now to prepare.