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Sluggish Growth?

22 Jul 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 30, 2019 Sometimes people only hear what they want to hear. I learned this lesson the hard way in June 2013. At that time Europe, and much of the world, was experiencing a ‘retail depression’ – a period where growth was decelerating. ...

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Kantar Worldpanel, the global market leader in consumer panels, reports that the total spending of the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) grew by 6.9% in the 12 weeks to 14 June, compared to the same period last year. Stronger growth in Q2 is thanks partly to the 18-day-long online discount ...

 
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Sluggish Growth?

22 Jul 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 30, 2019 Sometimes people only hear what they want to hear. I learned this lesson the hard way in June 2013. At that time Europe, and much of the world, was experiencing a ‘retail depression’ – a period where growth was decelerating. ...

 
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Closing out the retailer’s fiscal year, Couche-Tard reported a 3.7% decline in revenue, amounting to $13.11 billion, compared to the same period prior year. Couche-Tard’s net income has decreased 25% to $293.1 million and is attributed to investment in strategic initiatives as well ...

 
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As brands and retailers adapt to serve ever-more fragmented shopper profiles and needs, distinct opportunities can begin to emerge. Business-owning shoppers have long been an underserved segment that makes do with the options available to them. Traditionally, many of these shoppers have shopped ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 29, 2019 At the start of Ultrafresh season, we introduced four tradeoffs that retailers need to make when investing in Ultrafresh solutions. The first was space. The second was expertise. Today we will discuss the third and fourth – the level of ...

 
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For apparel specialists and department stores, July has historically been a strong sale period with end-of-season clearance as the focus ahead of new fall styles. Nordstrom is plowing on with its Anniversary sale as planned, while traditional competitors such as Macy’s, JCPenney, and Kohl’s ...

 
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Walmart and Target both offered fairly straightforward competitive initiatives in response to Amazon’s two-day Prime Day retail holiday. Both retailers so far have focused primarily on deals online, with Walmart elevating its year-round Savings Center to “The Big Save” and ...

 
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Last week, Amazon kicked off Prime Day 2019 with a livestreamed concert headlined by Taylor Swift, following in the footsteps of Alibaba’s Singles Day (Figure 1). In doing so, Amazon set the stage for its fifth annual event, one clearly focused on blending shopping and entertainment in ...

 
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Prime Day 2019 did not disappoint. There were high profile launches, experiential promotions, and key connections across the Amazon ecosystem. The event was a win for Amazon – with revenue surpassing $5 billion in one day – but they weren’t the only winners. Retailers across ...

 
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Prime Day is a deal-focused event. Driving traffic to your products on Prime Day isn’t the primary goal. That is to generate sales and build brand reputation. Provide compelling reasons to buy Focus on products with mass market appeal, trending products, best-sellers with strong conversion ...

 
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Current estimates value the U.S. beauty industry at somewhere around $56 billion with nothing but growth in sight. It is one of the fastest-growing consumer goods and retail sectors that is perhaps one of the hardest for new brands and retailers to crack. With more places to buy beauty than ...

 
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Amazon’s self-created discount frenzy, Prime Day, is much-hyped every year, even though it is, essentially, just a sale. It has reinvented the sales calendar, igniting what is otherwise a torrid time of year for retail through artificial demand, forcing others to get in on the act for ...

 
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In a world of shifting motivations, attitudes and values, understanding the shopper from a holistic lens is more important than ever. To better serve your shopper insights needs we are revitalizing the ShopperScape survey methodology. In addition to other enhancements, this new approach will ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 28, 2019 Last week we talked about space allocation in our annual study of ‘Ultrafresh’. This week we continue the discussion related to tradeoffs retailers need to make for Ultrafresh come to life. The second investment is ‘’expertise’. ...

 
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In 2018, 96% of FMCG growth took place outside hyper and supermarkets, eCommerce grew 20%, discounters have been appearing almost everywhere, and new hybrid retail formats are becoming more common place around the globe. While GDP growth has been stable in recent years, growing on average +3.5% ...

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