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Singapore food retail report

31 Jul 2018

By: Ray Gaul

This report looks at changes to Singapore’s food culture and physical grocery stores, how channel blurring is impacting grocery retail, and what retailers need to do by 2020 to win in the world’s most competitive grocery market.

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Global: Amazon Prime Day 2018 recap

This visual summary examines the key themes and presentation during Amazon’s 2018 Prime Day internationally.

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Bompard at Carrefour – one year on

18 Jul 2018

By: Tudor Popa

After a full year of operations with Bompard at the helm, we take a brief look at what changed in Carrefour Group. We review the progress against the key objectives of his transformation plan and seek to gauge the direction in and the pace at which these fronts are likely to evolve.

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Carrefour-Tesco strategic alliance: Get ready for a smaller world

13 Jul 2018

By: Tudor Popa

Carrefour and Tesco entered a three-year strategic purchasing partnership spanning across brands, private label, and indirect purchasing. In this report, Kantar Consulting examines how suppliers will work with this new global entity under a new set of challenges and opportunities.

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Ramadan and Eid 2018: Global retail initiatives

In recognition of Muslims' growing penetration and spending power, more retailers and brands elevated Ramadan and Eid merchandising and promotions this year. Here's an overview of Ramadan retail activity around the world.

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Prime Day 2018: What to expect during Amazon’s members-only sales event

10 Jul 2018

By: Meaghan Werle

Prime Day is now a 36-hour event. Consistent with previous Prime Days, Amazon will generate anticipation with media and countdown deals, while using the occasion itself to encourage trial and adoption of its latest initiatives.

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Walmart global Q1 FY 2019 results and analysis

In Q1 FY 2019, Walmart refocused on its primary growth opportunities by shedding underperforming markets and strategies while investing in new acquisitions, lower pricing, upgraded online platforms, and new brick & mortar formats. Overall sales rose 4.4% for Q1.

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Google-JD.com partnership to reshape retail landscape

Google’s $550 million investment in JD.com advances Google’s ambitions in retail and China while allowing JD.com to bolster its business worldwide. Will the two together be a new force in eCommerce that challenges the dominance of Amazon and Alibaba?

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ECommerce has its own calendar and retailers are capitalizing on it: JD.com sales during its “6.18” festival reached USD24.7 Billion

21 Jun 2018

By: Alvaro Morilla

JD.com registered a record-breaking USD24.7 billion in sales during its 618 Shopping Festival, showing the momentum behind eCommerce sales festivals. How did JD.com achieved that? One concept: "Boundaryless" retail

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Amazon wants to conquer Australia: Why the launch of Prime Down Under matters

19 Jun 2018

By: Alvaro Morilla

Despite initial hype around Amazon’s retail launch in Australia, it hasn’t had the impact expected. Until now that is. Not willing to lose momentum, Amazon is bringing out the game changer -- Amazon Prime -- with a host of benefits that will potentially ignite Amazon’s growth Down Under.

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Kantar Consulting’s top 50 US and global retailers of 2018

Kantar Consulting’s latest rankings of the top 50 US and global retailers show some shuffling among the top three on the US list as well as some significant advances from major retailers in China, Spain, and Russia on the global list.