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Although Lowe’s third-quarter results fell short of Wall Street expectations, the retailer took its focus beyond short-term results to assess its operations and position itself for long-term growth. This quarter, Lowe’s delivered sales of USD17.4 billion, a 3.8% increase compared ...

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Although Lowe’s third-quarter results fell short of Wall Street expectations, the retailer took its focus beyond short-term results to assess its operations and position itself for long-term growth. This quarter, Lowe’s delivered sales of USD17.4 billion, a 3.8% increase compared ...

 
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Last week, Laura Kennedy, Tim Campbell, and I were able to spend a few days in Bentonville talking all things Walmart and Sam’s Club at Kantar Consulting’s Walmart Workshop. There are some exciting things happening in Bentonville. Challenges of course remain in suppliers’ relationships ...

 
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The most competitive market in retail

19 Nov 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 47 Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on 15 September 2008 – 10 years and two months ago. Over the past few months, many newspapers have been ‘memorializing’ the 10-year anniversary of the collapse of the global banking system by discussing ...

 
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eBay, one of the first major online marketplaces, continues to see growth as it has worked to reposition itself, grow its portfolio, enhance its technology, and improve its structured data. Despite its growth, it has not grown as fast as some of its biggest competitors and regularly sees new ...

 
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In the first holiday season since the liquidation of iconic category specialist Toys R Us, many uncertainties lingered leading up to this crucial selling season. With shoppers looking for a new toy destination, suppliers seeking new outlets to make up for lost Toys R Us share, and retailers ...

 
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As we head into the most wonderful time of the year, one big question is echoing through the retail headlines: Where will shoppers buy toys this year? Since the demise of Toy R Us in June, this holiday has been destined to be a toy story. But as we get further into the season itself (and let’s ...

 
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While Black Friday has lost some of its luster, it is still an essential opportunity for retailers and suppliers to win the hearts and dollars of shoppers this year. Some retailers are expected to de-emphasize the traditional day of Black Friday in favor of sharpening promotions in the weeks ...

 
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Continuing its second-quarter momentum, Home Depot delivered another impressive quarter in Q3, with sales increasing 5.1% to USD26.3 billion and comps growing 4.8% compared with the year-ago quarter. In Q3, Home Depot continued to reap the benefits of a strong macro environment, including benefits ...

 
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Today, Ahold Delhaize’s senior leaders will present to the industry on the future direction for the retailer. Since its merge with Delhaize two years ago, the retailer has been on a quest to find a new balance between efficiency and effectiveness to stay relevant for the future. Today, ...

 
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Kantar Consulting’s latest Key Customers in Europe - What you need to know report brings you a quarterly deep dive into the latest retailer strategies across Europe, and the key implications for suppliers planning to engage with these major players. From Tesco’s discount venture ...

 
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Bio goes mainstream

12 Nov 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 46 If there was any doubt that Bio retail is going mainstream it should now be resolved. In the past two years, several major retail chains have relaunched their own product ranges with a heavy commitment to bio/organic/eco/fresh/wonky/sustainable investments. ...

 
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CVS Health’s revenue increased 2.4% in Q3 2018, to $47.3 billion, marking a solid quarter for the drug retailer as it nears integration with Aetna and pursues greater innovation in healthcare. Third quarter revenues in the Pharmacy Services segment grew 2.6%, rising to $33.8 billion, while ...

 
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Ahold Delhaize USA saw positive results in the third quarter boosted by synergy savings, volume growth at Food Lion, and increasing eCommerce sales driven by Peapod. The retailer’s overall sales increased 3.2% to US$11.1 billion, while comparable sales excluding gas increased 3.0% for ...

 
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At Kantar Consulting, we’ve been tracking the growth in shoppers seeking to feel more empowered in their lives and through the decisions they make at retail. This trend is particularly revealing today on Election Day, where early voting numbers point to a potentially record turnout for ...

 
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Breaking the rules of retail

5 Nov 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 45 Bernardo Trujillo is often called the ‘Oracle of Retail’.  From 1956 until his retirement in 1965, Mr. Trujillo taught retailers the ‘rules of Modern Merchandising Methods (MMM)’ at NCR’s famous seminars. His ideas launched ...

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