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UK festive trading 2019: Winner takes all trading

24 Jan 2020

By: Ray Gaul

What can we learn from evaluating seasonal performance over an extended period? Here. we discover that it may give an accurate guide as to the real winners and losers in the UK retail landscape.

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Followers: 27

AS Watson takes convenience and service to a new level

24 Jan 2020

By: Kelly Petropoulou

Asian health and beauty giant Watsons has just opened a tech-powered experiential concept in Hong Kong. We examine some of its innovations to discover where the channel may shift next, not only in Asia, but beyond.

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Followers: 95

ASOS proves a better fit for online fashionistas

23 Jan 2020

By: Anusha Couttigane

Having seemingly resolved supply chain issues, online apparel specialist ASOS has posted improved performance on the back of better promotional activation over the seasonal spending period. We examine what strategies are underpinning the pureplayer’s growth.

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Followers: 91

Top 5 priorities for the new Sainsbury’s management

23 Jan 2020

By: Derya Guvenc

The exit of Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe after six years means new leadership for the UK chain. Kantar examines the most pressing needs in his successor’s in-tray, and their potential impact for suppliers and brands.

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Followers: 51

New promo guidelines in French grocery: What you must know

22 Jan 2020

By: Clara Elbaz

New laws enacted last year on pricing and promotion in French retail have just been updated with fresh guidance. Kantar reviews the latest guidance and its potential effect on the market.

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Ingenious innovations and initiatives: November-December 2019

2019 ended with a range of intriguing innovations centred on the shopper experience and shifting consumer demand, with sustainability and service featuring strongly in initiatives around the retail world.

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Followers: 51

Casino Q4 results highlight need for concrete solutions in 2020

21 Jan 2020

By: Clara Elbaz

Troubled at home, buoyant abroad, Groupe Casino’s Q4 numbers may have flattered to deceive. Ahead of its full-year results, we highlight the hits and misses evident in the latest release and consider how this positions the business going forward.

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Short, medium and long-term retail planning

20 Jan 2020

By: Ray Gaul

What are the key supplier concerns going into 2020, and on what should we be focused for this year and beyond? We examine the critical issues for retail and retailers and how these will impact on future strategy across the industry.

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Followers: 95

How to monetise the moment with Kantar’s interactive New Retail Calendar 2020

17 Jan 2020

By: Anusha Couttigane

Our New Retail Calendar 2020 is now live for all IQ subscribers. Learn how to leverage key selling events worldwide throughout the year with this indispensable online tool designed to make planning and activation strategy even more targeted for success.

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Tesco wants to shift the sustainability balance

17 Jan 2020

By: Kantar Analyst

Few major retailers have been as proactive on green issues as UK market leader Tesco. Its latest Sustainability Metric initiative seeks to modify shopper product perception and, as such, must be keenly watched by all FMCG suppliers.

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Primark sustains sales momentum into 2020

16 Jan 2020

By: Anusha Couttigane

Affordable apparel specialist Primark traded well across Europe over the festive season. It is seemingly intent of pursuing organic growth with an eye on new markets and new audiences as its influence spreads continent-wide.