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Sales results  Kroger reported Q2 results today with ID sales growth coming in at 2.2% excluding fuel.  This is an improvement over the 1.5% ID sales ex fuel that was delivered in Q1 and makes it more plausible that Kroger will hit its full year ID sales guidance of 2.0-2.25%.  ...

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Groupe Casino has confirmed it has entered into discussions with Aldi France regarding the acquisition of the soft discount banner Leader Price in metropolitan France. The negotiations started after an expression of interest from the Germany-based retailer with an aim to have Aldi France submit ...

 
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The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales returned to growth during the past 12 weeks as Brexit uncertainty continues. While overall sales grew by 0.5%, volume sales remained flat and Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar, ...

 
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Sales results  Kroger reported Q2 results today with ID sales growth coming in at 2.2% excluding fuel.  This is an improvement over the 1.5% ID sales ex fuel that was delivered in Q1 and makes it more plausible that Kroger will hit its full year ID sales guidance of 2.0-2.25%.  ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar’s ShopperScape® survey include: For a closer look at July’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 ...

 
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Ulta has delivered one strong quarter after another, and Q2 was no exception with sales growth of 12%, comps of 6.2%, and gross margin increases of 40 basis points. All signs point to healthy growth for the retailer, which reports continued market share gains across core categories. The real ...

 
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Kantar Worldpanel’s latest figures, for the 12 weeks ending 12 July 2019, reveals consumer spending on FMCG in China grew by 7.1% year-on-year. E-commerce continued its onward march with rapid growth of 40%, while modern trade (including hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores) ...

 
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Rethinking big store perimeters

2 Sep 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 36, 2019 Conventional wisdom has it that the inside perimeter of big stores is where services are positioned. These include the lottery tickets, tobacco lockers, newsstand, or a click & collect area, even cafés/restaurants. This makes sense ...

 
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Alibaba is continuing its quest to become a truly global omnichannel giant. The latest venture sees the eCommerce giant testing the waters of European commerce with the opening of its first physical store in Madrid, Spain, under the AliExpress Plaza banner. The 740-square-metre store will feature ...

 
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After a lack of visibility to cost increases weakened Lowe’s bottom line in Q1, the retailer closed out Q2 with sales growth of 0.5% and a renewed sense of discipline across its organization. Despite macroeconomic headwinds, the retailer also posted higher-than-expected comps of 2.3% overall ...

 
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With disruptions coming from both physical and digital challengers, Walgreens, CVS, and other drug players will need to evolve if they hope to remain at the top of the channel. Through this lens, we can better understand Walgreens’ recent announcement to close 200 stores. While signaling ...

 
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Two and a half years ago, Sam’s Club CEO John Furner promised a revamped Sam’s Club with renewed growth, relevance, and vision. In its most recent quarter, Sam’s Club continues to demonstrate proof that its strategy is working with strong performance and room to grow in the ...

 
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The modern grocery store is no longer about categories, it is about missions. As players in grocery channels incline towards same-store growth rather than expansion-driven in Europe, all have an eye on the same wallet. From ‘discounter premiumisation’ to ‘digital convenience’, ...

 
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Aldi and Lidl are finding growth in ways never imagined from ‘hard discounters’. For the past 15 years, both retailers have been investing heavily in fresh food supply chain including in-store bakeries, food-to-go range, and seasonal fruits, veg, meats, and fish. This has helped ...

 
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Despite the summer’s generally strong role in driving home improvement project demand, Home Depot’s performance softened in Q2, with total sales increasing by 1.2% compared to the same period in 2018. In addition to slowing sales growth, the retailer’s comps took a relative ...

 
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Target reported yet another strong quarter of growth in Q2. With comps up 3.4% on top of the impressive 6.5% comp it achieved in the year-ago quarter, Target is proving that its strategies have staying power and are resonating with guests. Stores contributed a 1.5% comp while online sales grew ...

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