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DGX (Dollar General) Walking the Box

23 Feb 2017

By: Mike Paglia

Dollar General unveiled its convenience store concept, dubbed DGX, in January 2017 in Nashville, TN. The new format not only the latest addition to its store portfolio, it underscores the importance of Millennial shoppers to Dollar General’s future growth strategy.

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Apparel Retailers to Watch: Q4 2016

23 Feb 2017

By: Tiffany Hogan

Apparel retailers focused on reinventing formats and products, innovating everything from what they sell to where they sell it, to better serve a new age of apparel shoppers.

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Lunar New Year 2017: Year of the Rooster Retail Highlights

The Year of the Rooster had a strong showing across retailers in China, while elsewhere around the world the retail focus on Lunar New Year continued to grow.

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Kantar Retail Exclusive: Urbery CEO’s Take on Direct-to-Consumer Disruption

23 Feb 2017

By: Robin Sherk

Two big eCommerce fulfilment trends are the growing reach of Uber-style delivery services and direct-to-consumer (D2C) selling. This interview is with Mudit Rawat, the founder and CEO of Urbery, a fast-growing personal delivery and D2C fulfilment startup to discuss how he sees this trend taking off.

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Kroger: Five Key Themes to Watch for in 2017

23 Feb 2017

By: Diana Sheehan

Kroger will conclude one of its most challenging fiscal years in at least five years on March 2 when it releases its fourth-quarter 2016 results and provides a sneak peek into its full fiscal year performance. Here’s a sneak peek on where we think Kroger is headed in 2017 and beyond.

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Amazon’s Four Stages of Development: A Practical Guide for Suppliers’ Selling Strategies

22 Feb 2017

By: Robin Sherk

Amazon operates as a platform, with four formulaic stages of development as it expands in a market. This article details these development stages and discusses the key planning considerations for suppliers at each stage.

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Alibaba and the Opportunities for Brands

22 Feb 2017

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

China’s Alibaba is building an ecosystem to dwarf that of Amazon, with ambitious plans to dominate not just eCommerce, but commerce. This retail behemoth needs to be part of your strategic plans.

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Holiday 2016: Channel and Category Sales Results - Updated

22 Feb 2017

By: Doug Hermanson

This publication features updated government-reported holiday results for a dozen retail sales channels and ten categories which were initially published in January. It has been updated with actual results for some underlying channels and categories which were previously estimated by Kantar Retail.

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Looking Backward to Look Forward – Reachable & Relevant Shoppers

20 Feb 2017

By: Ray Gaul

When attempting to answer what is the future of shopping? We believe that it helps to look backward to see forward.

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The Science Behind Lidl’s Store of the Future

17 Feb 2017

By: Simon Johnstone

In basic terms, science is the study of biology, chemistry, and physics. These studies, specifically biology and chemistry, can be applied to help suppliers understand Lidl’s Store of the Future.