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Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amazon’s Prime Day has solidified its place on the retail calendar along with those more traditional holiday stalwarts. Now positioned as “an epic day (and a half),” the fourth iteration of the Prime-exclusive, global shopping event ...

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Given the news headlines over the past few weeks it was no big surprise that Albertsons and Rite Aid called off their merger. Some of Rite Aid’s key shareholders believed the merger undervalued the Rite Aid business, resulting in the two retailers dismantling the deal. The deal falling ...

 
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Rite Aid shareholders rejoice this morning as Rite Aid and Albertsons have announced a mutually agreed-upon merger termination. Shareholders were scheduled to vote on the $24 billion deal today. In the months leading up to the vote, it was no secret that there was some staunch opposition within ...

 
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We all knew this day would come. Earlier this week, Amazon and Whole Foods launched curbside pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members. Prime members can now order groceries through the Prime Now app and pick them up at select Whole Foods locations using reserved parking spots. One-hour pickup ...

 
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CVS Health’s revenue increased by 2.2% in Q2 2018, to $46.7 billion – coupled with a net loss of $2.6 billion (a combination of operating loss, a long-term care goodwill impairment charge, and transaction and integration costs associated with the proposed Aetna acquisition). Second ...

 
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Although Target is firmly focused on remodeling its existing stores to reflect investments in “Ease and Inspiration,” the retailer is not finished opening new stores. Its eye for new real estate has merely shifted from its suburban discount format to its small-format stores (Figure ...

 
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As Tesco prepares for the launch of its new store concept, reportedly a discount banner named Jack’s, its brand new test marketing hits the press today. Heavily influenced by discounter Lidl, the new communication focuses on total basket price, and emphasizes everyday low prices.        Tesco ...

 
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Key trends emerging from Kantar Consulting’s June ShopperScape® survey include: Decline in shopping activity across channels continues into June: Shopping activity did not regain momentum in June after downshifting in May, with a few channels witnessing a second consecutive month ...

 
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The year 2018 brings unique challenges and opportunities to the back-to-school selling season. As our economist Doug Hermanson noted, while the larger Q3 period is expected to grow faster than in years past, not all the news is positive. Inflation and cost pressures account for much of the ...

 
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Nine days after its best-ever Prime Day sales event, Amazon released another strong round of quarterly results, with second quarter sales up 39% to USD52.9 billion. While Amazon missed on sales projections, the retailer delivered impressive profit in Q2, recording USD2.5 billion in net income. ...

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 31 I saw an ad for a car rental scheme in London last week.  It was not your typical car rental.  The ad said something like, ‘your neighbors are going to let you borrow their car – any car, even the car of your dreams.  Join the ...

 
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In what has been a long time coming, SuperValu is being sold to wholesaler United Natural Foods for $2.9 billion. United Natural Foods is a major supplier of “better for you” foods to large grocery chains such as Whole Foods Market. The acquisition will allow United Natural Foods ...

 
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As the second-largest grocery retailer in the U.S., Albertsons remains a critical volume driver for most consumer packaged goods companies. That said, the retailer has been slower to react and respond to the metamorphosis of the grocery industry and overall retail landscape – until now. ...

 
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The macro outlook for the back-to-school season is mostly positive according to Kantar Consulting’s latest forecast, but households without children are likely to drive most of the spending in the third quarter. Top-line growth in the back-to-school third quarter will be 4.4%, up from ...

 
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According to the Q2 2017 Kantar Futures U.S. Monitor, 67% of Millennials reported that brands play an important role in society and are responsible for making it better. The same survey also revealed that 67% of respondents change their shopping habits based on the social standing of the brand. ...

 
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The 4Es of Italian Grocery

25 Jul 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 30   Let’s go on a quick virtual tour of Italian grocery retailing.  Most retailers and suppliers I speak to say that they do retail safaris in Italy to gain inspiration on how to do fresh food grocery retailing properly in other countries.  ...

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