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Seasonal pulse: Diwali 2018

Diwali is a major retail season in India, and its prominence is increasing globally. This analysis looks at the seasonal retail lessons from this major global event in 2018 and the implications for 2019 planning.

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Followers: 48

AliExpress sharpens its Europe focus for Singles’ Day 2018

13 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton, Howard Lake

For the first time, this year’s 11:11 event has seen AliExpress boosting its profile to raise awareness of Singles’ Day, not just online, but in tie-ups with European retailers.

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Followers: 40

Retail innovation unlocks new opportunities

12 Nov 2018

By: Derya Guvenc

Kantar Consulting’s latest Key Customers in Europe - What you need to know report brings you a quarterly deep dive into the latest retailer strategies across Europe, and the key implications for suppliers planning to engage with these major players.

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Key customers in Europe: What you need to know

This quarterly deep dive looks at the latest retailer strategies across Europe, and the key implications for suppliers that want to stay in the know. Our Q3 roundup features Carrefour, Lidl, Casino, Tesco, and more.

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Followers: 388

Bio goes mainstream

12 Nov 2018

By: Ray Gaul

Country by country, retailer by retailer, large investments are flooding into the Bio space with new product lines and oftentimes acquisitions of specialist stores. For suppliers, winning in the space requires careful consideration of where best to invest.

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The rise of the Super Apps

With the smartphone literally placing shopping in consumers’ hands, apps are now evolving as retailers strive to create holistic ecosystems that retain spend, drive engagement and foster loyalty. This is seeing the emergence of the next generation of app – the Super App.

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The uncomfortable states of opportunity

6 Nov 2018

By: Bryan Gildenberg

We offer fresh insights and answers to three critical questions about finding growth in uncomfortable places and introduce five illustrative uncomfortable states as examples of where to find these growth opportunities.

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Loose product merchandising initiatives

Usually a preferred merchandising choice for fresh fruit & vegetables, loose merchandising is becoming increasingly prominent across more categories. This is poised to continue disrupting norms, from established categories and their place in the store, and all the way through the supply chain.

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Followers: 388

Breaking the rules of retail

5 Nov 2018

By: Ray Gaul

often called the ‘Oracle of Retail’, Bernardo Trujillo's retailing rules launched global giants, particularly in France. But with many of these increasingly being rewritten, the question is: “What are the rules of retail and when should they be broken?”.

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Followers: 48

Alibaba performance continues to impress as it eyes global growth

5 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Alibaba continues to deliver its mission “to make it easy to do business anywhere”, with another enviable set of results. That said, Alibaba is better at generating sales than profits

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Alibaba Group executive summary

2 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Kantar Consulting’s profile of the Alibaba Group looks at the retailer's key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets of operation.