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Month: December 2017

Five lessons we learned 2017’s biggest consumer and retail deals

2017 was the year challenges facing retailers began to bleed into the consumer goods and food industries.

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A German court ordered Amazon not to pull in customers who can’t spell ‘Birkenstock’

The ruling is a victory for the German sandal maker, whose relationship with Amazon has grown increasingly antagonistic.






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The retailers with the best on-time holiday shipments were…

Retailers kept their promises this holiday season when it came to on-time, last-minute deliveries.






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Dyson opens ‘hands-on’ flagship on Fifth Avenue

The British brand best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans and, most recently, air purifiers and high-tech hair-dryers is expanding its fledgling retail portfolio.






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The luxury segment’s key to growth: embracing digital influences

According to Olivier Reza, CEO of luxury watch membership service Eleven James, the timing is ripe for traditional retailers to add digital channels to the mix — a move that will be “the next frontier” of the luxury market.






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Poundland’s fate in question as Steinhoff endures second downgrade

Steinhoff’s situation worsened this week as ratings agency Moody’s further downgraded the retail giant as its UK companies are likely to be sold off.






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44 shops vanish a week while online companies see tax cuts

Retail experts have called on the government to reform current business rates rules as new research reveals 44 shops vanish a week from the high street. New figures from ratings agency Altus Group have revealed the staggering rate of shop closures. Since the last rates revaluation seven years ago 15,856 shops have been demolished or converted into homes across England and Wales.






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Report: Two retail powerhouses hope to set up shop in Saudi Arabia

Apple and Amazon are exploring how to set down some roots in Saudi Arabia.






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Confidence slips, but not by much

What goes up, must come down – at least most of the time.






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Walmart reveals top online sellers of 2017 by state

New Yorkers love Cheerios.






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