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Target had solid results for the first quarter of 2018, reporting comp growth of 3.0% and sales of $16.5 billion for the quarter ended May 5. Here are a few quick takeaways from this morning’s announcement: Comps growth was surprisingly strong. While it is too early to determine the ...

 
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Walmart reported solid U.S. results for Q1 2018, posting comps of 2.1% and growth of 3.1%, to hit sales of USD77.7 billion. Here are a few quick takeaways from this morning’s announcement:   Comps growth was relatively strong. Following several quarters of sub-2% comps growth ...

 
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Many of us in the U.S. woke up to the news of an Ocado-Kroger partnership. When the news broke in Europe a few hours earlier, Ocado saw a huge spike in its share price. We'll see if Kroger stock has a good day as well. The critical question on the minds of those of us in the U.S. is what this ...

 
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After weeks of speculation, Walmart announced it will become the biggest shareholder in the Indian eCommerce retailer Flipkart. Walmart will invest USD 16 billion for a 77% initial stake, with the rest of the business held by Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, Tencent, Tiger Global, and Microsoft.   Flipkart ...

 
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For an analysis of the results in North America click here Amazon never ceases to impress us analysts. They’re one of the most interesting and vibrant business to study. After a record breaking holiday season, Amazon posted a massive 43% growth to USD51 Billion, its biggest growth quarter ...

 
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Following its biggest-ever holiday season, Amazon continues to record impressive growth. First-quarter sales were up a whopping 43% to USD51 billion, and operating income increased 92%, surpassing analysts’ expectations. North America revenue growth was primarily driven by the Prime flywheel. ...

 
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Social commerce is on the rise. As shoppers dedicate more time to mobile devices, social platforms are looking to better monetize their interactions with actively engaged (and massive) global user bases. In turn, social media is moving further down the purchase funnel, from brand-building and ...

 
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Greetings from Kantar Consulting! The latest edition of From the Research Desk focuses on a topic I talk to suppliers about every day of the week: What exactly is required to achieve excellence in eCommerce? To start with, let’s look at shoppers. Shoppers’ loyalty today is pledged ...

 
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Zara parent company Inditex has reported some impressive results for 2017. In a fashion environment that is still finding its sea legs amidst a fickle ocean of shoppers, a 9% rise in global sales and 5% growth in comps stands out compared to falling sales at many competitors, including arch ...

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