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The Online Holiday Paradox

14 Jan 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 3, 2019 January 14 is New Year’s Day for those who follow the Julian calendar. So, if I did not get a chance to wish you a Happy Gregorian New Year, please accept my Happy Julian New Year wishes. British retailers have a tradition of reporting their ...

 
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Q3 was another tough quarter for Rite Aid. Despite revenue for the quarter being $5.5 billion up versus the same time a year ago, the retailer still had a net loss of $17.3 million from continuing operations. Now focused on its future as a stand-alone entity following the 2018 collapse of its ...

 
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On Wednesday December 12th, Lowe’s held its biennial Investor and Analyst Conference. After a year of significant change in terms of leadership, financial priorities, and key initiatives, Lowe’s new leadership team announced a long-awaited, strategic plan to drive long-term growth ...

 
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Who is Number One?

17 Dec 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 51 Quick! Without thinking, write down the answer to this question: “Who is the Number One retailer in the world?” Now, go and ask five other people. Did everyone write down the same answer? Not long ago, that question was relatively easy to answer. ...

 
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On Wednesday December 12th, Lowe’s will host its biennial investor meeting, and its first with new CEO Marvin Ellison. In a year of drastic change for Lowe’s, Kantar Consulting’s home improvement team will be listening in for the retailer’s financial guidance and goals ...

 
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The Big Stores Paradox

3 Dec 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 49 I visited more than a dozen big stores last week to see what they have been doing with their spaces. I thought today I could give you my list of “6 Paradoxes in Big Stores” to think about in the week ahead. I do this for three reasons. First, ...

 
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Volatility in 2019

26 Nov 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 48 Welcome back from the Black Friday bonanza. This year’s Black Friday took place in more countries than before, extended across more categories than before, lasted longer than before and included more gimmicks than ever. Some retailers called it Black ...

 
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Love it or loathe it, Black Friday is upon us. Amazon, the mother of the event, continues to lead the charge, forcing the rest to follow. Countries at different stages of eCommerce evolution are now embracing Black Friday, with many players adopting the event as their own. With the retail calendar ...

 
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The most competitive market in retail

19 Nov 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 47 Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on 15 September 2008 – 10 years and two months ago. Over the past few months, many newspapers have been ‘memorializing’ the 10-year anniversary of the collapse of the global banking system by discussing ...

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