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Followers: 17

How might Alibaba revitalise the Metro AG China business?

15 Feb 2019

By: Howard Lake

Reports indicate Alibaba and Metro AG are in talks over the former taking a stake in the German company's China wholesale business. We consider the potential implications arising from any deal.

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Amazon International: Q4 and FY2018 results and analysis

14 Feb 2019

By: Harriet Leach

This slide summary details the key highlights from Amazon's international performance in 2018 and signposts the eCommerce giant's focus areas for 2019.

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Amazon International: The Five Slides You Need

8 Feb 2019

By: Harriet Leach

Learn about Amazon's International operations and how it is seeking to scale its eCommerce expertise on a worldwide basis.

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Followers: 39

Amazon International: Year-End Overview and Implications

5 Feb 2019

By: Harriet Leach, Howard Lake

Amazon performance has been dampened by weakening International growth. While substantial white space exists for Amazon internationally, the eCommerce giant is facing heavy headwinds in once-prosperous markets.

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Followers: 52

Find new seasonal opportunities with our interactive retail calendar

5 Feb 2019

By: Anusha Couttigane

Introducing Kantar Consulting’s New Retail Calendar – an interactive PDF that helps you discover new opportunities to beat the competition.

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Followers: 39

Alibaba overcomes headwinds to deliver strong third-quarter growth

31 Jan 2019

By: Harriet Leach, Howard Lake

Alibaba's latest results indicate solid growth despite concerns around Chinese consumption, but further evidence is emerging of the eCommerce giant's global ambitions.

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Carrefour: A year into Bompard’s 5-year Transformation Plan, where are we now?

25 Jan 2019

By: Clara Elbaz

Carrefour's preliminary FY results give us some insight into the progress of CEO Bompard's ambitious transformation plan. Here, we examine the implications for suppliers and gauge the success or otherwise of the plan thus far.

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Global retail outlook for 2019+

What can we expect this year in global retail? Kantar Consulting takes an in-depth look at 4 overarching questions, 8 global themes, 10 major retailers, and the retail outlook in 5 geographies.

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Walmart global Q3 FY 2019 results and analysis: Getting online grocery in gear

In Q3 FY 2019, Walmart grew a strong 1.4% despite planned market exits and doubled down on online grocery across international markets with new platforms as well as investments in supply chain cost reductions, helping to further boost eCommerce sales.

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Followers: 17

Indonesian retail digitalization – the latest moves in this high-potential market

14 Dec 2018

By: Howard Lake

Indonesia holds huge potential for brands, but the modernisation of retail will be digital-first, meaning a host of major online players are now jockeying for position ahead of an expected growth surge. We assess the likely players that will shape the market in the next decade.

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

Our latest rankings of the top 50 US and global retailers show stability at the top of both lists, but some significant declines for major retailers on the global list.