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Asda has opened its first bulk-buy trial outlet adjacent to its Patchway, Bristol superstore.  Using the The Deal Depot banner, this new format represents a distinct concept from the core Asda operation, with separate branding and differentiated ranging.  We popped in on its first day of trading to get a feel for this new value proposition and to grab a couple of bargains!

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We look at the first sales forecasts coming in for the Black Friday shopping event in the US. Ecommerce sales hit $4.2bn on Thanksgiving Day Data from Adobe Analytics revealed that ecommerce sales increased 14.5% to $4.2bn on Thanksgiving Day. This is the first time that sales through the channel have exceeded $4.0bn on this day. Large retailers, those with sales in excess of $1bn, saw the ...
Walmart has outlined aggressive store expansion plans in China. 500 new outlets by 2026 Walmart plans to open 500 new stores in China in the next five to seven years. This will more than double its presence in the country. The China Daily reports that the new openings will consist of a mix of hypermarkets and supermarkets. The new stores will increasingly focus on hypermarkets in commerc...
Walmart has launched its Produce 2.0 initiative, creating a new look and feel for its fresh produce department. Building on previous progress The retailer indicated earlier this year that it would be enhancing its fresh produce department with improved visuals and fixtures to create a better shopping experience. The Fresh 2.0 initiative builds on work undertaken in 2016 which saw improvemen...

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09/12/2019
Walmart China’s latest project is renovating its Longgang store, adopting many of the digital elements used at Walmart Supermarket. Walmart Longgang offers a blueprint for renovating other Walmart stores across network, with fresh area expanded and the overall experience upgraded.
04/12/2019
This guide to Japan explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
02/12/2019
We’re wrapping up 2019 by looking at some of the most insightful discount stores we visited this year. This report will give you a view on how the discount channel is evolving globally. Discounters use a more shopper centric strategy, they invest in technology in their stores and evolve their assortments to align with latest trends.
01/12/2019
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Walmart.
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We look at Walmart's strategic priorities for the next five years, what it's going to take to lift sales to $635bn and how it’s developing an ecosystem that will become its platform for growth in future years

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

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Walmart. 

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

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