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OSLO: A retailer that has become emblematic of elegant Swedish design, IKEA’s traditional out-of-town business model is under threat.

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STOCKHOLM: H&M, the fashion retailer, has warned of further price cuts to shift unsold stock in response to a 61% drop in Q1 operating profits, prompting the question as to whether the problem lies with the fast-fashion model or the brand ...

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LONDON: John Lewis Partnership, the owner of John Lewis department stores and the Waitrose supermarket chain, has reported a 77% fall in pre-tax profits to £104m after taking into account staff bonuses.

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Aims to present some basic ideas on sales analysis to serve as a starting point for any novice assigned the task of analysing a firm’s sales data.

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Explains how the benchmarking process can be applied to marketing, describing seven marketing capabilities worth benchmarking, from product development to marketing implementation.

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Examines the rise of the 21st century brand economy by looking at the history of supply chain dominance, changes in retail and the importance of first-party data.

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AUSTIN, TX: Amazon’s relentless challenge to other retailers in the US has stepped up another gear with the news that the e-commerce giant plans to deliver groceries from Whole Foods Market via its fast-shipping Prime Now service.

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SINGAPORE/MUMBAI: Physical retail stores can be a powerful part of a brand’s e-commerce strategy, according to the CMO of ‎IBM in ASEAN.

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Puma used data efficiently to create an end-to-end e-commerce solution that built on its existing retail infrastructure in India.

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STOCKHOLM: Following the announcement of store closures from the world’s number two fashion group, H&M’s “very poor” full year results illuminate the problems that arise from delaying digital investment.

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MUMBAI: Recent decisions by the Indian government to relax rules around foreign direct investment and sourcing in the retail sector are expected to accelerate the growth of organised retail and to push its market share to 10% by 2020.

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TAIPEI: Asian FMCG brands are able to outperform global ones thanks to their ability to react more quickly to changing consumer tastes and habits and to tap into shifts in local retail.

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LONDON: New figures show that the UK’s retail sector enjoyed a lucrative Christmas this year, as the average household spent a record £1,054 on groceries in the three months leading up to 31 st December.

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CATONSVILLE, MD: The benefits from Super Bowl advertising persist well into the rest of the year, according to a new study which notes increased sales during subsequent major events in the sporting calendar.

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LONDON/HONG KONG: Marks & Spencer, the British retailer, has sold its retail business in Hong Kong and Macau to franchising partner Al-Futtaim in a move understood to signal its retreat from international markets in favour of its key UK ...

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BENGALURU: Myntra, the online fashion retailer owned by e-commerce operator Flipkart, will host its End of Reason Sale (EORS) from 22 to 25 December, and aims to increase sales by at least 50% compared to the last EORS it staged in June.

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HO CHI MINH CITY: E-commerce in Vietnam is growing fast from a low base, but is facing problems around delivery and effective use of data according to observers.

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This event report looks at the challenges Lime Crime, a cosmetics company, faced in bringing its brand to China.

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MUMBAI: Amazon operates the second-largest e-commerce site in India, but the country is important in another respect because it is a source of cheap, but high quality, products that can be sold to US consumers on its American site.

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BMW changed the culture of its retail outlets by reframing the relationship between customer and sales person away from a confrontation and negotiation.

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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.