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Amazon powers up the smart home: Key considerations for retail

25 Sep 2018

By: Meaghan Werle

Last week Amazon introduced several new Echo and Echo-compatible devices, reinforcing its role in managing the smart home. As Amazon continues to broaden its portfolio of voice-controlled devices to serve various needs, what impact will these new devices have on retail?

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Kroger: executive summary

25 Sep 2018

By: Elley Symmes

Our profile of Kroger looks at the retailer's strategic positioning and its merchandising, marketing, and operations.

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Dollar Tree: The big beats from Q2 2018

20 Sep 2018

By: Catherine Lang

The Dollar Tree enterprise performance for Q2 was yet again carried by their namesake banner. Revising the FY 2018 revenue projections for the second consecutive quarter, the retailer looks to store base consistency to drive profitable growth into the back half of the year.

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Kroger Q2: Short term headwinds to ensure long term tailwinds

20 Sep 2018

By: Elley Symmes

Kroger’s results and initiatives during the first half of the year demonstrate the retailer’s efforts to find growth in new, unconventional places. Its heightened focus on new partnerships (e.g. Alibaba and Simple Truth) and platforms to find alternative revenue will continue as a key theme.

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BJ's Wholesale: The five slides you need

19 Sep 2018

By: Timothy Campbell

Check out our overview of BJ's Wholesale for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and the implications for suppliers.

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BJ's Wholesale: Executive summary

19 Sep 2018

By: Timothy Campbell

Our profile of BJ’s Wholesale looks at the retailer's strategic positioning and its merchandising, marketing, and operations.

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Exploring club basket spend: How shoppers’ trip spending levels are changing

18 Sep 2018

By: Rachel McGuire, Timothy Campbell

While club trip spending levels are changing, their specific patterns differ between the clubs and between different demographic segments. Learn how to maximize trip spend with key club shoppers.

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Seeds of change: Fresh perspectives on the growing value of food and small-format stores

17 Sep 2018

By: Catherine Lang

Small-format stores are expanding their inventory to include a greater assortment of fresh. With “better-for-you” products expanding cross-channel, shoppers are looking to purchase goods that offer holistic value.

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Gen Y shoppers: The rising opportunity in home improvement

14 Sep 2018

By: Hannah Hayes, Rachel McGuire

As Gen Y’s home ownership rates rise and they become a more dominant force in home improvement shopping, it is critical to understand their unique approach to home improvement and the opportunity they represent.

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The state of the pro contractor shopper

14 Sep 2018

By: Hannah Hayes

For the fourth year, Kantar Consulting conducted a survey of pro contractors to parse the preferences and habits of this significant customer group. In this survey, we were interested in learning more about how pros are using Amazon and trends shaping their shopping expectations and preferences.

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Kroger Q2: Short term headwinds while repositioning for long term growth

14 Sep 2018

By: Elley Symmes

Kroger’s results and initiatives during the first half of the year demonstrate the retailer’s efforts to find growth in new, unconventional places. Its heightened focus on new partnerships (e.g. Alibaba and Simple Truth) and platforms to find alternative revenue will continue as a key theme.