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JD.com reported net revenues of CNY174.2 bn (US$25.7 bn) for the quarter ended 30 September, 2020, an increase of 29.2% year-on-year (YoY).

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The country’s major internet companies, such as Alibaba, JD.com and Meituan, are likely to be hit by the rules. Rules to prevent tech monopolies China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued a draft of new anti-monopoly rules on 10 November. The goal is to prevent monopolistic behavior, such as: Hosting companies restricting brands from selling on multiple platforms...
We review Walmart's third quarter performance and the outlook for the business as it prepares for the holiday trading period. Walmart's key numbers Walmart's total revenue in Q3 increased by 5.2% to $134.7bn Operating income increased 22.5% to $5.8bn Sales in its US stores increased by 6.2% to $88.4bn and by 8.3% to $15.8bn at Sam’s Club US comp store sales increased by 6.4%, wi...
The divestment of 85% of its stake in Seiyu in Japan is the most recent of several retrenchments globally for Walmart. We look at how this move aligns with its international strategy and what it means for the business going forward. Last new market entry in 2011 With nine years having passed since Walmart’s last entry into a new market, its recent round of international divestments should c...

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18/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
13/11/2020
Walmart is the last remaining major foreign operator in China. In this report, we look at whether Walmart will also exit China, tell its story in numbers, discuss the key strategic areas in detail and showcase the latest high-tech hypermarket store in Shenzhen.
09/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to achieve incremental increases in basket size and are developing their proposition to attract shoppers back to the format. In this report we show winning strategies by hypermarket and large supermarket operators from around the world.
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Interim grocery channel forecasts: US, China and UK 2020


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This in-depth guide to China explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.

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