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We recently visited Target’s stores to review the launch of its new private label range, Good & Gather.

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Following plans announced earlier this year, Walmart has made its ‘InHome’ delivery service available to 1m customers in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, Florida. This enables customers to have their online grocery orders delivered directly into their fridge at home. Membership based programme Through this service, Walmart is aiming to make its customers’ lives easier by not requiring...
Walmart has appointed John Furner to lead its US stores business, following Greg Foran’s decision to leave the retailer to take the CEO role at Air New Zealand. We look at Foran’s legacy in transforming the business and what’s on the agenda for the incoming CEO. Furner moves across from Sam’s Club Furner currently leads Walmart’s Sam’s Club business, a position he has held since February 2017...
Target’s chief merchandising officer, Mark Tritton, is leaving the business to take up the role of president and CEO at Bed Bath & Beyond, a leading homewares retailer. Interim leadership of merchandising organisation Tritton has had a major impact on Target’s performance, having joined the company in 2016. Over the last two years, he has overseen the introduction of over 20 private labels ...


A monthly summary of the latest developments in the discount channel globally. We provide additional insights and our analysis on various topics, such as private labels, retailer strategies or digital developments related to the channel.
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