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November 17, 2014

The Impact of Black Friday and Cyber Monday on Retailing, Consumer Electronics and Toys and Games

As the 2014 holiday buying season approaches, US Research Analysts David McGoldrick, Matt Hudak and Tim Barrett discuss their insights into the impact of country-wide 24 hour shopping days on the retailing industry and on consumer product categories.

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November 14, 2014

Global Retailing Forecast

Overall retail growth is stable at about 5% globally. This videocast outlines trends and growth in major economic regions globally.

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November 12, 2014

Internet vs. Store Based Shopping: The Global Move Toward Omnichannel Retailing

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The lines between internet retailing, e-commerce and physical retailing are becoming increasingly blurred as the search for value, convenience and smartphones have changed the way people approach shopping.

Large retailers are responding to this change by taking an omnichannel approach: merging their offline, online and mobile channels to create a seamless shopping experience.

Download an extract of this briefing to learn:

  • The main drivers behind e-commerce growth
  • Internet retailing trends, including which categories and channels are winning and losing
  • Behaviour and characteristics of online shoppers
  • How brick and mortar stores are adding digital concepts to enhance the shopping experience
  • What the future looks like for the online retailing industry

November 3, 2014

Global Retailing Sales to Reach US$19.6 Trillion by 2019

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Our newly released data on the global retailing industry shows a steady growth of 5.3% in 2014 due to improved performance in Western Europe.

“Western Europe registered its biggest increase since 2008 while Eastern Europe experienced its biggest slowdown with 6% growth due to the conflict in Ukraine and economic sanctions on Russia,” said Daniel Latev, Head of Retailing at Euromonitor International.

Key findings from our new research shows:

  • Starting in 2014 through to 2019, a third of new global retail sales will come from China.

  • Nigeria is expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9% to 2019, due to a growing middle class and an overall increase in disposable income.

  • In the last year, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa were the most dynamic regions with increases of over 12% in retail sales.

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October 28, 2014

Euromonitor Speaks on BBC About the Resignation of Tesco's Chairman

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Tesco’s woes are deepening, with a profit overestimation precipitating the resignation of its chairman. Amid difficult trading conditions in Europe, weaker growth in South Korea and divestment in China, Tesco is expected to see its ranking among the top five global retailers drop one place in 2014. Listen to this podcast for analyst insight.

 

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October 25, 2014

What Would Amazon's Brick and Mortar Store mean for the Retailing Industry?

Between pop-up kiosks where consumers can test Amazon's own electronic devices, Amazon's patented predictive shipping model, and the speculated permanent physical location in New York City, the lines between online and brick-and-mortar retailing continue to blur. Watch the full video to learn more.

David McGoldrickVideo Features David McGoldrick - Research Analyst

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October 19, 2014

Asia Pacific's Top 500 Retailers, 2014

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Asia-Pacific Retail Scoreboard: Key Findings

The latest edition of Asia-Pacific Top 500 Rankings published in conjunction by Euromonitor International and Retail Asia reaffirms 7-Eleven Japan as the leading retailer in the region, despite the rise of Chinese, South Korean and Australian retailers. Seven and I, 7-Eleven parent company, maintains the widest reach with presence in nine out of the 14 markets in the study. Thailand achieved the most dynamic store growth in 2013, while Australia remains the most consolidated market with two-third of all retail sales stemming from the 57 retailers featured in the Top 500 Rankings.

October 17, 2014

Fashion E-tailing: Innovation Hotspots, Omni-channel and Mobile Development

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This presentation pinpoints key innovations in selling fashion online, focusing on the areas of fit and sizing, impulse buying, affordable luxury and curation and personalisation.

Watch the recording now to learn:

  • Key challenges in selling apparel
    and footwear online
  • Rules of the omni-channel playbook
  • How mobile internet retailing is an
    untapped opportunity

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October 15, 2014

Wal-Mart and Wild Oats in Partnership to Provide Organic Food to the Masses

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With the relaunch of the Wild Oats range of organic products sold almost exclusively at its US stores, Wal-Mart intends to benefit from the marked recovery of organic food sales in the market but also give its brand image a boost, as it is confronted with stagnating sales and footfall.

As leading competitors, including Kroger, Target and Whole Foods, cite strong rises in organic food sales, Wal-Mart sees potential to satisfy this rising demand while differentiating its offer by undercutting its rivals on price and remaining faithful to its EDLP (everyday low price) ethos. However, Wal-Mart’s sheer size may cause supply chain challenges in the organic food industry and could threaten its ability to achieve its claimed price advantage.

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October 4, 2014

Retailing Brands Opening Cafes

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In the fierce competitive environment in retailing industry Hong Kong, retailers are seeking new strategies to fit the lifestyles of modern consumers trends in Asia. To entice consumers’ appetite, MUJI recently  launched a new café attached to their retail outlet in June 2013 known as MUJI Café & Meals. Located at one of the prime districts in Causeway Bay, MUJI Café & Meals complements the existing retail store with a self-service outlet serving Japanese dishes. This form of diversification brings about novelty, create excitement as well as showcases its home furnishing and packaged food products. It is expected that more retail owners to move towards infusing culinary elements into their portfolio to keep their brands relevant and successful in the market.

 

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The Impact of Black Friday and Cyber Monday on Retailing, Consumer Electronics and Toys and Games

Global Retailing Forecast

Internet vs. Store Based Shopping: The Global Move Toward Omnichannel Retailing

Global Retailing Sales to Reach US$19.6 Trillion by 2019

Euromonitor Speaks on BBC About the Resignation of Tesco's Chairman

What Would Amazon's Brick and Mortar Store mean for the Retailing Industry?

Asia Pacific's Top 500 Retailers, 2014

Fashion E-tailing: Innovation Hotspots, Omni-channel and Mobile Development

Wal-Mart and Wild Oats in Partnership to Provide Organic Food to the Masses

Retailing Brands Opening Cafes