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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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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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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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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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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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In recent times, Amazon has been making major movements to elevate its role in the advertising space. It has signed a lease for an office in New York (close to most of the ad agencies), invested in resources and been beefing up its tools for digital marketers. Brands are taking notes of this, ...

 
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At Walmart’s annual Investment Community Meeting this week, executives presented a confident and optimistic front, citing successes across comps, eCommerce growth, and expense management over the last year as evidence that their approach is working.   But the more striking theme ...

 
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Costco recently unveiled or expanded upon two grocery delivery services designed to boost its value proposition with those shoppers looking for a convenient trip. These services reveal Costco’s thinking and relative competitive position against the rest of the marketplace. Here are our ...

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This week, Walmart will be holding its annual Investor Community Meeting in Northwest Arkansas. The event dependably includes crucial information on the retailer’s plans for capital expenditures, as well as high-level views on the retailer’s strategic plan for the coming year. But ...

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