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Will the battle between Amazon and ebay see a repeat in foodservice?

Will the battle between Amazon and ebay see a repeat in foodservice?
Without wanting to dismiss ebay, Amazon has won the battle in ecommerce (in the West at least). A couple of big and bold bets have paid off for Bezos’ company [...]

FMCG players in the USA should get ready for Lidl now

FMCG players in the USA should get ready for Lidl now
There is a misconception among US FMCG suppliers that Lidl is planning to exclusively distribute private label products in the USA. [...]

ResearchFarm on Bloomberg

ResearchFarm on Bloomberg
Daniel Lucht, global research director at ResearchFarm, discusses earnings from Inditex and outlook for the European retail sector overall. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” Watch [...]

The boom in fresh drives up grocery salaries but also margins and will transform today’s grocers (2/2)

The boom in fresh drives up grocery salaries but also margins and will transform today’s grocers (2/2)
Continued from our previous blogpost: The boom in fresh drives up grocery salaries but also margins and will transform today’s grocers (1/2) And for trends such as in store retail [...]

The boom in fresh drives up grocery salaries but also margins and will transform today’s grocers (1/2)

The boom in fresh drives up grocery salaries but also margins and will transform today’s grocers (1/2)
As the relentless march of online continues, future job losses in bricks and mortar based retailing seem inevitable. That said, the remaining jobs will be higher paid and of better [...]

AmazonFresh and Morrisons – Five implications

AmazonFresh and Morrisons – Five implications
1) We are talking about Amazon and PrimeNow, not YET a full scale roll out of the Fresh model (which has its own logistics set up). 2) Apart from hiring [...]

ResearchFarm reveals the online winners from the key Christmas trading period (US)

ResearchFarm reveals the online winners from the key Christmas trading period (US)
Amazon’s is famous for being secretive about its best sellers and 3P sales performance. This is why ResearchFarm created its very own in-house algorithm for data mining. After collecting two [...]

ResearchFarm reveals the online winners from the key Christmas trading period (France)

ResearchFarm reveals the online winners from the key Christmas trading period (France)
In this series of blog posts, we will offer a quick review of the hottest best sellers. We will benchmark categories for four countries, with France up first (check back [...]

The hypermarket is under pressure.

The hypermarket is under pressure.
The hypermarket is under pressure. Decline is inevitable, the format was groundbreaking in the 1980s. Retailers confronted with shrinking sales densities are trying to reduce their exposure to unproductive space. [...]

Retailing up in the air and moving underground

Retailing up in the air and moving underground
One theme that has emerged from our stores of the future series is retailers using existing real estate and infrastructure more efficiently. Thinking vertically is fast becoming a new trend. [...]