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Walgreens Boots Alliance’s second-quarter performance was solid, driven by strong Rx performance in the Retail Pharmacy USA segment. Total WBA sales grew 3.7% versus a year ago and 4.1% on a constant currency basis to $35.8 billion, but operating income declined, falling 18.7%. Sales in ...

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Fashion retailers are arguably among the biggest victims of the COVID-19 crisis. Now deemed as ‘non-essential’, clothing outlets worldwide have pulled down the shutters, hoping to recoup lost revenue online. Sadly, not all fashion retailers can fall back on this channel. Some, like ...

 
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Turning the economy from off to on

6 Apr 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 15 The ‘R’ word – Recession – is being used less frequently in the business press these days. It has been replaced with a new expression: the “S” word – ‘Shock’. Many business columns have switched from ...

 
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With unprecedented pressures on online fulfilment, and consumers leveraging multiple channels and alternative models to obtain what they need, retailers and brands are seeking new ways to reach consumers. Exposing flaws in grocery ecommerce Demand for grocery deliveries has overwhelmed supermarkets’ ...

 
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Walgreens Boots Alliance’s second-quarter performance was solid, driven by strong Rx performance in the Retail Pharmacy USA segment. Total WBA sales grew 3.7% versus a year ago and 4.1% on a constant currency basis to $35.8 billion, but operating income declined, falling 18.7%. Sales in ...

 
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For CPG companies working within the discounter channel, the dollar stores remain the big prize, with Dollar General and Dollar Tree accounting for over 30% of all channel sales. It was a week of fascinating financial results in the channel — results that highlight the channel’s ...

 
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New consumer behaviors and major category trends are accelerating faster than ever. Digital and ecommerce trends add pressure. Being able to understand the shopper implications of these trends and quickly respond can create opportunities across channels and retailers. We partnered with the CMA ...

 
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Kantar’s latest grocery market figures show year-on-year UK supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate in over a decade during the past 12 weeks – increasing by 7.6%. March was the biggest month of grocery sales ever recorded, with sales soaring 20.6% year-on-year. This was driven ...

 
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The past decade has seen radical shifts in consumer behavior driven by digital technologies that have transformed every facet of our lives. Perhaps no consumer behavior has seen as much transformation, however, as shopping. As we enter 2020, online shopping continues to be central to shoppers' ...

 
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March report on shopper behavior

30 Mar 2020  By: Caroline Dumas

Key findings from Kantar’s ShopperScape® survey For a closer look at February’s ShopperScape® findings, visit our Shopper Insights center. For details on the methodology and sample, check out this helpful overview of the changes to the 2019 tracking survey. February ...

 
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Food supply lines

30 Mar 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 14 As a consumer walking into the supermarket, I must say the rules for social distancing have produced a few unintended benefits. Only a few people are allowed in the store at a time, so not only do I have some space to shop, the staff also have time to both ...

 
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The second video of our ShopperScape Dashboard Video Series explores the Shopper Demographic Profile dashboard. While this report stays true to the previous version of the Dashboards, some key distinctions and use cases are worth noting.   As before, it allows you to compare shopper ...

 
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Welcome to today’s briefing on the effects of Coronavirus on the retail landscape in Europe and EMEA. This will be the last daily update for the time being as going forward our team will focus instead on identifying specific trends and responding to developments in key markets as and when ...

 
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While ecommerce has offered higher-than-average growth for several years, it has never been a high priority for brands or retailers in the Middle East due to varied levels of adoption across categories and concerns about return on investment. However, the tragic COVID-19 developments over the ...

 
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The new global reality after COVID-19 will be the lasting memory of everything shutting down except retail. The role of retail will never be the same as more shoppers become dependent on it both as a trusted resource and as an adviser for all aspects of their lives. North American retailers ...

 
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Europe In its daily update on COVID-19, the World Health Organization said it was “encouraged” by lower rates of new infections in Italy and a stabilisation in mortality in Spain. Regional director Hans Kluge said this may indicate peaks will soon be reached in some countries, although ...

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