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Rakuten 2014: On Course To Become A Genuine Global Player?

Rakuten, achieves higher gross merchandise sales (GMS) than Amazon, on both Amazon Retail and its marketplace combined. Read more…

Marketplaces 2014: Alibaba – Online Retailing in China

Price competitiveness is not the only reason why Alibaba could become a threat to the established western players. Read more…

Amazon Cross Country Analysis

Details matter, and nowhere has this become clearer than in omnichannel and online retailing, which allows for data insights and granularity on an unprecedented level. Read more…

Omnichannel 2014 (NEW)

Retailers that have not yet embraced the omnichannel trend will need to start transforming their business models now to remain relevant with shoppers. Read more…

Amazon 2014 (NEW)

Selling online is relatively easy, logistics is what matters & the AmazonFresh future Read more…

Store of the Future 2014 (NEW)

How can out of town stores stay relevant as much of their space will become redundant going forward? Are there examples for successful transformations? Read more…

Online Grocery Retailing in the EU 2014

Focus on drives, click & collect and innovative, collaborative delivery solutions – looking ahead to the next step in the evolution of the sector. Read more…

Amazon Bestsellers Tracker

Our analysts have devised a new mechanism to rank Amazon Best Sellers per category and monitor item performance on a monthly basis. Read more…

Zalando and Rocket Internet 2013

Zalando is the fastest growing business in the retail sector currently and striking fear in the hearts of its competitors. Read more…

UK Online Grocery Market 2013

The UK online grocery sector is highly innovative and disruptive – and it provides a template to the rest of the world. Online is – hard discount and convenience apart – also the only meaningful growth driver in UK grocery at the moment. Read more…

Mercadona 2013

While almost all businesses in Spain have felt the brutal impact of the crisis, the recession, far from undermining Mercadona, has actually strengthened its dominant position further. Read more…

Amazon 2013: Online Grocery New solutions on the horizon

For Amazon, grocery is the big opportunity, it is after all the biggest category in retail in any market, shoppers will always need to eat and drink. Read more…

Retailing in Russia 2013: Discovering the market

Russia represents a large middle-income market with growing consumer expenditure. The retail industry in Russia is in a good position as one of the fastest growing industries in terms of value added. Read more…

Amazon 2013: The future of retailing

Seattle’s finest is transforming the retail industry and the effects are felt by players in every category, in every channel and in every market. Read more…

How Online Retailing Will Transform IKEA

Online competition in the furniture market will make it vital for IKEA to radically transform the business. Read more…

Convenience store 2020: Centre of the local ecosystem

We have identified 5 issues that will be crucial to the convenience store format in 2020. Read more…

Lidl & Kaufland: Hard Discounters 2012

On track to become Germany’s and the EU’s biggest retailer by sales, the threat to Tesco. Read more…

Aldi – Hard Discounters 2012: The Winning Format

One retailer that stands to benefit hugely from this changed macroeconomic environment is Germany’s Aldi. Read more…

The Private Label Landscape 2012: Future Strategies To Win

What makes the hard discounters so successful and how to combat them using their own strategies. Read more…

Online Grocery Retailing 2012

This report focuses on real world examples where online grocery players have made the business model work against all the odds. Read more…

The Future Of Mobile Payments 2012

There is hardly a topic that currently generates and receives as much hype as mobile payments. Read more…

Store of the Future 2012: Multichannel Hubs

How can retailers draw footfall to stores, as the internet makes much space redundant, the tough macroeconomic environment changes consumer behaviour to frugality and the leading players are putting expansion on hold?
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FMCG Going Multichannel 2012

Launching a FMCG online presence now is especially vital, as many retailers have started to use their private label propositions as a key differentiator.
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European Online Retailing 2011 – 5 reports

The European Online Retailing 2011 Bundle includes 5 reports and an executive summary.
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An Insider View: Amazon.com

Amazon is on track to overtake Carrefour in the next decade. A strategic evaluation explains how the world fastest growing retailer achieved growth of 40% in 2010.
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EU Online Retailing: Strategies & Recommendations

What are the strategic imperatives for online retailing in the EU over the next 5 years? Will online internationalisation increase the competitive pressure or is it a massive opportunity?
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Online Retailing in France 2011

How does the French online retailing market differ from other markets in the EU and US? What are the long term potential growth rates?
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EU Online Retailing 2011: Sizes & Forecasts

The broad development in online retailing over the 2005-15 period can be characterised as moving from multichannel in 2005 to m-commerce in 2010 and towards internationalisation by 2015.
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How to Build On and Offline Loyalty

As inflation threatens the global recovery and consumer confidence, retailers and FMCG companies alike are roughly split into winners and losers between those retaining their loyal customer bases and those that lose their footfall to the more price aggressive competition and the discounters.
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How to Successfully Advertise Retail/FMCG Brands Online

Building and utilizing a winning New Social Media strategy to acquire new customers and engage and retain your loyal customer base.
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UK E-Retailers 2011

As no one else has looked at online retailing in the UK from a retailer perspective yet, ranking the multichannel operators and pureplays by sales and explaining what they are about and what’s in store for them, we decided it was time for ResearchFarm to analyse the sector.
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Online Retailing in Germany 2011

As online operations internationalise from 2010 on especially in the EU, we ask whether Germany offers an attractive opportunity for pureplays as well multichannel players.
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Online Grocery Retailing in the EU and US 2011

«The report is comprehensive yet succinct and to the point. After having identified drivers of change in online grocery as well as sizing out the opportunity, it goes on to give detailed strategic recommendations before delving into competitor analsis, highlighting success factors and addressing threats.» (Industry source, high level executive, Strategic Insight Department)
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Halal Food Retailing in France – Store Visits 2010

What is the best, most efficient and top line growing way to implement halal ranges in your stores? Should you offer halal foods in their own dedicated areas or does it make more sense to retail halal products side by side with your regular, standard assortment? What is the best way to attract young consumers with innovative product developments? What are the best performing categories?
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Retailing in India – Store Visits 2010

Our Analyst team in India visited a number of stores in the country in order to show what the state of retailing is in the country – after the world has emerged from the gravest depression since the 1930s. Of course the crisis has not left India unaffected. That said, some players have emerged stronger from the crisis and we will show you in this report how they have coped especially in terms of engaging with their customers.
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Store of the Future – Store Design in 2010

With ‘Store of the Future’, ResearchFarm delivers a one of a kind report. Our analysts provide interdisciplinary analysis of the key issues that will impact the retail landscape over the next five years.
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Retailing in Russia 2009

Research Farm provides a situational analysis of the development of the retail sector in Russia in the wake of the credit crunch and the military campaign in Georgia.
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Retailing in Poland 2009

Poland is the biggest Central Eastern European country and has witnessed rapid development in its retail landscape since 1989. While consumer purchasing power is still low, most Western European retailers have identified a massive opportunity.
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Alcoholic Drinks Retailing in UK 2009

Alcoholic Drinks is a major category for UK retailers and the competition is fierce between manufacturers to gain shelf space and market share. We have visited the major retailers and taken dozens of pictures to show you latest promotional activities and tools driving spend into the category.
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