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SINGAPORE: China already has the world's largest online grocery market in terms of value, but a new report expects this to double by 2020 on the back of increased smartphone usage, shifting demographics and more focused investment by retailers.

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LONDON: John Lewis has become feted for its Christmas advertising campaigns but the retailer has also observed that the festive period signals longer term shifts in behaviour, including increased use of smartphones for shopping online.

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CAMBRIDGE, MA: Online retailers can boost conversion rates by delivering faster page load times and differences of even a few milliseconds can affect outcomes, new research suggests.

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This event report analyses customers’ journeys in relation to John Lewis and the use and purchase of technology such as smartphones and tablets.

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SINGAPORE: Although Amazon has delayed plans to enter the Southeast Asia region, local e-commerce firm Lazada has announced a partnership with two US companies, Netflix and Uber, to offer a membership package similar to Amazon's.

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SYDNEY: Amazon, the e-commerce giant, has said it will expand its offering in Australia to include retail services with "low prices, vast selection, and fast delivery" later this year.

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This event report covers how Domino’s, the pizza chain, is leveraging new digital technologies to connect with consumers and drive sales.

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This event report outlines how Chipotle, the restaurant chain, survived a brand crisis.

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GLOBAL: After contracting in 2016, expenditure on luxury advertising is set to recover this year and next, with almost all of the growth being taken by online spending, according to a new forecast.

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HANOI: More Vietnamese businesses are now using social media to advertise online than are using search engines, a new study claims.

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DUBAI: Amazon's acquisition of Souq promises to transform not just the online shopping experience in the Gulf, but also the offline as malls and bricks-and-mortar stores rethink their approach.

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SINGAPORE: While more consumers across Asia Pacific are shopping online, security considerations remain a potential stumbling block to faster growth in the sector, according to a new survey.

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BENGALURU: Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce site, has raised $1.4bn in funding but industry observers don't expect the cash will be squandered on discounts and promotions and the CEO has highlighted private label as a major growth area.

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This report discusses the luxury goods industry in a global context, including changes in key markets, consumer attitudes and technology’s influence on luxury goods.

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LONDON: Recent modest increases to food and drink prices in the UK have often been blamed on Brexit, the country's decision to leave the European Union, but a new report suggests the trend is almost entirely due to fewer promotions.

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NEW DELHI/TOKYO: SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms and internet giant, is reported to be in advanced talks as it seeks to engineer a merger between Snapdeal and Flipkart, two of India's largest domestic e-commerce players.

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SINGAPORE: Retailers in Southeast Asia who are not up to speed with their cross-device measurement risk miscalculating key metrics and return on investment for up to 41% of their online transactions, a new study has revealed.

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LONDON: Supermarket promotions in the UK have fallen to their lowest level in 11 years as grocery retailers shifted temporary price reductions into permanent cuts among other tactics, a new report has revealed.

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SINGAPORE: Lazada, the Southeast Asian e-commerce business, is teaming up with FMCG giant Unilever to build an "end-to-end alliance" in the region.

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SYDNEY/BEIJING: Chinese online consumers who buy imported products have some very definite ideas about provenance, with food seen as the preferred purchase from Australia and New Zealand.

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This Company Profile from Euromonitor provides key details and analysis of Inter IKEA Systems BV. Included is a strategic evaluation with key facts about the Swedish company, competitive positioning against comparative brands, and assessment of its position in the retail market.

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This Company Profile from Euromonitor provides key details and analysis of Aldi Group. Included is a strategic evaluation with key facts about the German company and competitive positioning against comparative brands in the retail market.

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HANOI: Retail ownership is becoming an issue in Vietnam, where the growing domination of "foreign-invested" chains is said to be squeezing out local manufacturers.

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This event report describes how neuroscience can help brands avoid lost sales to copycat supermarket own-brands by protecting fundamental signals of packaging design.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has become the first country outside of China to take part in Alibaba's electronic world trade platform (eWTP) initiative, which envisions digital free-trade zones for small and medium-sized businesses.