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NEW DELHI: Faced with the threat of anti-profiteering action, FMCG companies in India have fallen in line with government insistence that the benefits of GST rate cuts are passed on to consumers.

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7-Eleven Philippines is pioneering a new business model to take e-commerce to the Philippines mass market – potentially 90 million people - via its 2100 stores nationwide.

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RALEIGH, NC: Small and local retailers across the US are learning to co-exist with e-commerce players and no longer regard the likes of Amazon as “the enemy”, a new study suggests.

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PORTLAND, ORE: Nike is to focus on a small number of premium retail partnerships and its own direct-to-consumer efforts in the future as the sportswear brand seeks to hit a target of $50bn in sales within five years.

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LONDON: The number of breweries now operating in the UK has edged past 2,000, thanks to 300 new openings in the last year, suggesting a reversal of the consolidation that has characterised the UK beer market for decades.

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BEIJING: KFC and McDonald’s, both emblems of US fast food culture, are opening new stores at a rapid rate with the most fertile territory to be found in China’s small cities, according to reports.

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NEW YORK: Walmart is shifting the battleground in e-commerce by utilising its extensive range of physical outlets to address a particular pain point of online buying – returns.

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WASHINGTON DC: Retailers in the US will be cheered by an authoritative prediction that holiday retail sales in November and December will increase by up to 4% compared with last year.

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This article explains how retail sales and margins can be boosted by brands turning Big Data into smart data, through analytics and translating that into actionable insights.

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LOS ANGELES: Following Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods and subsequence price cuts, rivals Trader Joe’s and Sprouts Farmers Market have suffered heavily from consumers defecting, according to data released this week.

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MEXICO CITY:  AB InBev, the global brewing company, will attempt to speak to Mexican workers planning to cross the border to the US for a life of poorly paid work by offering the opportunity to become small business owners selling the ...

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NEW YORK/BEIJING: Estée Lauder, which last week reported sales in China went up 40% in the fourth financial quarter, has attributed much of its success to its efforts on Tmall, where the beauty company’s brands have established a ...

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NEW DELHI: Smartphones are becoming a marketing tool for some retailers and manufacturers in India, who see them as a way of pulling upgrading Indian consumers into their orbit.

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SHANGHAI: McDonald's intends to open around 2,000 new stores in China over the next five years, with a focus on tier 3-4 cities.

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CHICAGO: Walmart.com, the US shopping giant’s e-commerce service, is recruiting vendors from countries outside of the US, including China, in a pivot away from its Made-in-America campaign, according to a Reuters report.

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AFRICA: Most of Africa's leading home-grown consumer products (CP) companies operate in the food and drink categories, where they have opportunities to take share from imported brands and to tap into a growing private label sector.

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This event report outlines strategies that UK brands can adopt when seeking to enter the Chinese market.

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NEW DELHI: A decade after global brands first set their sights on India, a second wave of smaller retailers and brands is poised to enter the country, new data suggests.

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NEW YORK: Eight in ten US consumers expect to be able to make a purchase directly from a brand, according to new research, emphasising the need for brands to offer a robust direct-to-consumer e-commerce experience as part of an overall digital ...

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This paper examines failure to use records in sales reporting across about 12,000 store owners participating in a retail measurement panel in a Southeast Asian country.

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BRACKNELL: With leading UK supermarkets cutting the number of products they stock by up to 10%, fewer new branded items are being launched and sales from new products are down.

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MUMBAI: Leading alcohol groups are increasingly working with wedding planners, delivering directly to the venues, and setting up pop-up bars at the celebrations, as weddings move away from highways and hotels.

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SHANGHAI: With consumer spend stagnating in China’s megacities as a result of economic downturn, FMCG companies are turning to provincial China as the next frontier of growth, according to a senior Mondelez executive.

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NEW DELHI: Patanjali Ayurved, India's home-grown FMCG brand, has announced earnings of Rs 10,561 crore for FY17, placing it second only to Hindustan Unilever in revenue and well ahead of its other international FMCG rivals.

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This article outlines how Mondelez is crafting its marketing strategy for Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities in China to grow established brands such as Oreo, and new chewing gum brand Stride.