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ResearchFarm reveals the online winners from the key Christmas trading period

ResearchFarm reveals the online winners from the key Christmas trading period
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. [...]

Should Amazon build stores? Absolutely not. (Part 3)

Should Amazon build stores? Absolutely not. (Part 3)
While we cannot see a convincing reason why Amazon should establish a proper store estate, it is of course a good idea for Amazon to have some physical touch points. [...]

Should Amazon open stores? Absolutely not. (Part 2)

Should Amazon open stores? Absolutely not. (Part 2)
Just take one of the “founding principles” of Amazon, the question of inventory. [...]

Should Amazon open stores? Absolutely not. (Part 1)

Should Amazon open stores? Absolutely not. (Part 1)
After talk about the death of the high street, there is now much talk of the death of the pureplay and how online giants need to forward integrate on to [...]

UK Grocery 2016: Amazon to replace discounters as major market disruptor

UK Grocery 2016: Amazon to replace discounters as major market disruptor
Discounters Aldi and Lidl gaining market share at the expense of the Big Four supermarkets radically transformed UK grocery in 2015. 2016 will see attention turn to Amazon’s online grocery [...]

Amazon and the colouring books – how stressed out are shoppers?

Amazon and the colouring books – how stressed out are shoppers?
We have dug around in the data from August 7th to September 2nd 2015 period. And we have found some interesting “nuggets”. [...]

“Just Amazon It”

“Just Amazon It”
We explain how the membership service Prime and the third party marketplace model, together with the logistics build out, are instrumental to Amazon’s expansion of its ecosystem. [...]

Multichannel, the Aldi way

Multichannel, the Aldi way
As we reported earlier in 2015 Aldi is preparing the launch of an online offer in the UK. The discounter is starting a larger trial to become multichannel in Europe [...]