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Followers: 59

Prioritising agility and efficiency over fashionability fuels profits at Next

22 Mar 2019

By: Anusha Couttigane

Long viewed as an example of sound and prudent business management, UK fashion giant is once again setting the pace for innovative and profitable operation as it once again flexes its model to adapt to a changing and challenging retail landscape.

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What can we learn from Mercadona’s 2019 agenda?

20 Mar 2019

By: Howard Lake

With dominant market share, seemingly endless resources and a strong own-brand proposition, what opportunities exist for brands within Spain’s #1 grocer? And what new avenues might open up as it seeks new growth opportunities?

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Auchan Retail: Executive Summary

19 Mar 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

In an-depth guide to Auchan Retail's complex and geographically broad business with key takeaways and implications for suppliers as the retailer once again shifts its strategy to accommodate new retail realities.

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Auchan Retail: The Five Slides You Need

19 Mar 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

Auchan Retail's key focus areas for the short- and medium-term, featuring the top line takeaways clients need to know when dealing with this huge international player.

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Followers: 418

Three Musketeers

18 Mar 2019

By: Ray Gaul

Which retailers are looking to up-end tradition and overturn accepted rules in 2019? We consider the candidates set to lead the field in pursuing unconventional approaches to growth.

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The Retail Reveal: Activating Consumer Insights - The New Routes to NPD

With consumers increasingly knowing what they need and expressing their views, and social media democratizing use of publicly available data, brands and retailers are finding more innovative and effective ways of gathering and activating consumer insights.

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Followers: 59

Primark: Reshoring the heartland of value fashion

15 Mar 2019

By: Anusha Couttigane

With Primark planning to relocate half of its Reading staff to Dublin, does this spell a retail exodus in the face of Brexit?

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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day has grown from a moment to an international movement. This year, retailers and brands focused on driving authentic, long-term connections with shoppers rather than short-term sales.

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Followers: 25

Morrisons cheered by strongest showing for a decade

14 Mar 2019

By: Howard Lake

Releasing its full-year results yesterday, Morrisons was keen to stress its preparations for whatever Brexit might bring, but going forward will suppliers be called upon to maintain margins at this notoriously promotional player?

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How can suppliers rally behind Auchan Retail’s ‘Renaissance’?

13 Mar 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

Auchan Holding has announced a recovery plan, after retail operations delivered the worst results in four years. This opens new opportunities and challenges for its suppliers, who must seek to help it thrive despite impending austerity.

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Carrefour's Transformation: How the retailer is leveraging technology to lead in eGrocery

13 Mar 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

Carrefour is spending EUR500 million a year on digital and tech-driven solutions to become the leader in eGrocery. What are the underlying objectives and what should suppliers have top of mind when dealing with the European and global giant?