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Answers to the Global Retail iQ Test

20 Nov 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 47 Last week I proclaimed two things in Week 46’s Retailing in the Week Ahead. First, I said that retail is changing faster than we realize. Second, I said that we need to start changing faster than our current pace if we are to stand a chance winning ...

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Alibaba continues to pursue its “New Retail” strategy, investing USD2.9bn for a 36% stake in Chinese hypermarket operator Sun Art – the country’s largest hypermarket operator. France’s Auchan Retail will up its stake in Sun Art to match Alibaba’s, and by doing ...

 
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Answers to the Global Retail iQ Test

20 Nov 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 47 Last week I proclaimed two things in Week 46’s Retailing in the Week Ahead. First, I said that retail is changing faster than we realize. Second, I said that we need to start changing faster than our current pace if we are to stand a chance winning ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Retail’s October ShopperScape® survey include: Streak continues for club, online, and home furnishings retailers. In October, club, online, and home furnishings were among the six channels to attract substantially more shoppers versus a year ago. ...

 
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By 2022, U.S. e-commerce will account for nearly $1 in every $5 spent at retail, but the assumption that online-only retailers will eventually kill brick-and-mortar retail is incorrect. To the contrary, brick-and-mortar retail is here to stay. In fact, according to Kantar Retail ShopperScape® ...

 
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By: Kantar Retail Research Team The holiday season is already here and continues to evolve from a price-focused discount-a-thon to a more experience-led event. While there are still plenty of deals to go around, retailers seem more focused this season on making holiday shopping as easy as possible. ...

 
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Here’s more cold water thrown in the face of retailers and suppliers frustrated by moderate sales growth—more and more consumers are actually spending outside their budgets to make those purchases. According to personal income data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the savings ...

 
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As Black Friday approaches, the once-stalwart shopping event has faced threats of shopper fatigue, the competing growth of Cyber Monday and online shopping, and concerns over employees who must work during family-centric holidays. Nevertheless, the day and its associated promotions remain a ...

 
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Global Retail iQ Test

13 Nov 2017  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 46 In the last few weeks, I have been giving clients a quick Global Retail iQ test when I meet with them to get the grey brain cells firing. I’ve been surprised by two things after giving these tests. First, most people are lucky to get two or three questions ...

 
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is already within the average consumer’s reach. When you ask Alexa to play music or order diapers, you are interacting with AI. Simply put, AI is intelligence presented by machines rather than humans. In the example of Amazon Echo’s Alexa, “she” ...

 
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US PoweRanking 2017: Now Available

8 Nov 2017  By: Dan Raynak

PoweRanking® is the go-to assessment for industry executives and analysts to identify best-in-class manufacturers and retailers. Chosen by their peers, the leaders are ranked on metrics ranging from strategy to business fundamentals, uncovering pockets ripe for collaboration and growth. At ...

 
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Shoppers today are arguably more empowered than ever. They have an abundance of information, product, and retailer choices, with countless digital and physical touchpoints at their disposal — often literally at their fingertips. If these increasingly empowered shoppers were a homogenous ...

 
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As someone who was formerly with a CPG company, Amazon's new sampling program would have been extremely enticing for me to participate in. Having access to close to 43 million households (Kantar Retail ShopperScape®) is an exceptional way to introduce your new brand or product to potential ...

 
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And here we are, another month full of Amazon news. The eCommerce behemoth reported it Q3 results, continuing its path to global dominance, and beating all expectations reporting sales up 34% to USD43.7 billion. My colleague Malcolm Pinkerton covered the results here. Some highlights are ...

 
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For the quarter ending 30th September 2017, Alibaba reported revenues climbed 61% to USD8.28billion, boosted by core eCommerce, which grew by 63% to USD6.98billion. Net income was USD2.62billion, up 146% on 2016. An operating margin of 30% was achieved for the period. These robust are testament ...

 
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Amazon has kicked-off 50, yes 50, days of holiday season deals with the opening of its “Black Friday Deals Store”. In doing so, the eCommerce giant has reinforced its credential as a true shopping destination during the most important phase of the retail calendar. Emphasis is on ...

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