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AS Watson looks to secure loyalty with new VIP scheme

24 Sep 2018

By: Hanna Ryngmark

AS Watson is introducing a new tier for its loyalty programme, to be extended to all 24 global markets by early 2019. The VIP scheme rewards its most regular shoppers with additional rewards and incentives.

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JD.com to take 7FRESH to four key China megacities

24 Sep 2018

By: Howard Lake

With Alibaba doubling down on its commitment to growing its Hema Xiansheng O2O supermarket concept, arch-rival JD.com has announced a major expansion of its similar 7FRESH fresh food stores.

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Amazon makes major offline move in India

21 Sep 2018

By: Alvaro Morilla

Amazon’s Indian operation has confirmed it has made its biggest acquisition in India. In partnership with private equity firm Samara Capital, it has obtained a 49% stake in the More supermarket chain from Aditya Birla.

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Pinduoduo funds high-end Shanghai community grocery platform

21 Sep 2018

By: Howard Lake

Fast-growing Chinese social commerce portal Pinduoduo has made an undisclosed investment in community eGrocery platfrom Chongma Linli Group.

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JD.com ventures into Indonesian eGrocery

20 Sep 2018

By: Howard Lake

China’s JD.com has introduced a new service targeting commuters in the Greater Jakarta area. JDVirtual is a digital shopping wall installed at an initial nine Commuter Line stations. The line is one of the busiest in Southeast Asia, with over a million travellers daily.

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Tech giants are shaking up China’s primary healthcare market

13 Sep 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Alibaba has launched an online healthcare and over-the-counter medicine service in China, capitalising on a healthcare sector forecasted to reach US$1.1 trillion by 2020.

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Breakthrough Insights: The Age of Inclusive Commerce

With this edition of Breakthrough Insights, we find ourselves fully immersed in the age of inclusive commerce.

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Carrefour Group - The five slides you need

10 Sep 2018

By: Tudor Popa

Check out Kantar Consulting’s overview of Carrefour Group for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and supplier implications.

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Walmart global Q2 FY 2019 results and analysis

In Q2 FY 2019, Walmart doubled down on growth opportunities with Flipkart in India and format reprioritization in Latin America and China while shedding weaker parts of the company in the U.K. and Brazil. Global sales rose 4.2% in Q2.

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Madrid: A Case Study Of How Retail Is Moving From Distance To Speed Based Catchment Areas

Here Kantar Consulting look at the biggest changes retailers are making in speed based catchment areas, using Madrid as a case study, and what it means for suppliers as they start to move from City/urban strategies toward speed based strategies.

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Horizon welcomes Dia in new dawn of buying alliances

30 Aug 2018

By: Tudor Popa

Dia joined Horizon buying alliance, adding to the increased complexity of the continuously morphing retail landscape and shifting balance of power. Suppliers need to know how to simplify it and strengthen their position.