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Auchan Retail generated revenue of €22.7 bn in the first half of its financial year, a fall of 2.4% at current exchange rates and by 0.4% at constant exchange rates. On a like-for-like basis, Auchan Retail said revenue fell by 0.8%. The retailer reported the performance of its operations in 12 countries, i.e. excluding Italy and Vietnam, and had restated them due to its concession agreement with Suning in China.

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European retailer alliance EMD has announced plans to launch a data sharing platform that will give branded manufacturers visibility of sales data from a selected number of its members. Platform to launch in 2020 EMD said the platform, which it is creating in conjunction with AC Nielsen, will provide sales data from companies like ESD Italia, Euromadi Spain, Globus International, Kaufland a... formed a joint venture (JV) with state-run bank Sberbank to create a leading Russian O2O (online-to-offline) services platform focused on food and transportation. This follows the signing of a joint venture between and Alibaba in 2018 that will help the former create a Russian-owned online retail ecosystem . What is a retail ecosystem? This is a new model in ret...
Magnit launched a 12-month transformation programme in September 2018. A key aim of the strategy is to return its like-for-like (LFL) performance to growth, following two years of decline. It is looking to do this by developing a new customer value proposition (CVP), which puts a strong focus on the shopper, and a refined pricing and promotional structure. It reached that aim when it reported L...


Competition in Russia's grocery market is intensifying, with retailers reporting little in the way of like-for-like expansion as shoppers suffer from stagnant growth in wages, while also having to operate in a highly competitive market. At the same time, retailers are having to invest as shoppers continue to demand better products and service. In this report we show how Magnit is having to balance these two challenges as part of its transformation strategy for 2023.
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