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Halloween may be upon us, but all the ghosts and goblins are no match for a more fundamental seasonal shift at play. Behind the Halloween solutions and displays, key retailers are elevating their positioning for the holidays. While Costco is no stranger to displaying Christmas trees and ribbons ...

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The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.3% during the past 12 weeks as Sainsbury’s returns to growth and Brexit deadline day approaches. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar, comments: “The grocery ...

 
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Key account planning in Russia

14 Oct 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 42 Kantar had the pleasure of hosting key account managers in Russia for a one-day workshop in Moscow on 10 October 2019. I joined my colleagues Vadim Khetsuriani, who is based in Moscow, and Lidia Palubina, who is working from London in a global eCommerce ...

 
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Halloween may be upon us, but all the ghosts and goblins are no match for a more fundamental seasonal shift at play. Behind the Halloween solutions and displays, key retailers are elevating their positioning for the holidays. While Costco is no stranger to displaying Christmas trees and ribbons ...

 
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Last week, I visited the new Modern Retail Collective, a retail innovation center that McKinsey & Co has opened inside the Mall of America in Bloomfield, Minn. According to McKinsey, the collective “provides a dedicated and fully supported space for retailers to test and measure how ...

 
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Costco Q4 2019 results were strongly positive, though they were down from previous quarters this year. Growth was predominantly driven by traffic increases from existing members as Costco continues to open a significant level of new clubs in Q4. Costco directed its efforts this quarter at mitigating ...

 
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The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in Spain has grown 1% in the first three quarters of 2019, driven by a higher spend on fresh products, according to Kantar’s latest data. Although growing in value, the sector dropped in volume by 0.6% from January to September 2019. This increase ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 41 Kantar had the pleasure of hosting International Key Account Managers and Global Account Directors from major CPG companies at our 16th annual, Selling to Aldi, Selling to Lidl workshop series on 1 October 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. This year, the focus ...

 
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Tesco’s so-so performance in the first half of the 2019/2020 trading period will undoubtedly be overshadowed by the announcement of boss Dave Lewis to resign and handover to Ken Murphy.  While there will be a time and a place to discuss this topic, most importantly it is time to talk ...

 
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Q2 was another tough quarter for Rite Aid. The retailer posted revenue of $5.37 billion, down 1% from $5.42 million in same quarter last year, and a net loss of $78.7 million from continuing operations. With new CEO Heyward Donigan at the helm, Rite Aid used its second-quarter earnings call ...

 
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There are anticipated to be some rays of sunshine this holiday coming mostly from omnichannel shoppers, while clouds will continue to hover over some parts of retail. The forecast assumes the full boat of tariffs will go into effect in December, rattling investor and shopper confidence late ...

 
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Kantar Worldpanel’s latest figures for the 12 weeks ending 9 August 2019 shows consumer spending on FMCG in China grew 6.4% in value, thanks to increased frequency and basket value. eCommerce continued to outstrip total FMCG growth, while modern trade also rebounded slightly, by 1.9% ...

 
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GroceryShop 2019 concluded last week after four content-packed days at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The event was notable for the topics it chose to spotlight and the purpose behind its various sessions. Here’s a brief synopsis of what stood out. The following is a shorter, free blog ...

 
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For a closer look at August’s ShopperScape® findings, visit our Shopper Insights center. This marks the start of our reporting with data from the new ShopperScape® tracking survey and methodology. For more details on the new methodology and sample, check out this helpful overview of ...

 
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Focus on MENA: Q3 2019

24 Sep 2019  By: Himanshu Pal

Often global businesses looking to expand in the Middle East make the grave mistake of considering the region as one homogeneous market. This flawed assumption results in uniform pan-region strategy(s) that invariably ends up with disastrous consequences. Markets in the Middle East not only ...

 
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Discounter acquisitions 2025

24 Sep 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Aldi Nord France’s potential acquisition of Leader Price France signals a new era in the history of private label-first food discounters. While it is true that both Aldi and Lidl have made acquisitions in the past, they have generally steered clear of buying operations of similar size ...

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