Retailers' Strategic Initiatives, Q2 2018

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Our Retailers' Strategic Initiatives update is essential reading for anyone in the FMCG community. Using the STEIP framework, this new report captures the latest strategic initiatives from the world’s largest grocery-led operators that PlanetRetail RNG believes will have the biggest impact on the future of retail.

Using the STEIP framework, this report outlines initiatives across our 4 key winning strategies – Store of the Future, Ecommerce & Digital System Management, Supply Chain & Fulfilment, and Engagement & Retention. Each initiative is supported with clear implications and actions – helping suppliers and retailers understand how best to respond to these strategic shifts.

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Key Takeaways 
Initiatives from Q2 2018 
Store of the Future

    Carrefour opens smart supermarket with Tencent 
    Alibaba debuts 24-hour future pharmacy 
Ecommerce & Digital Ecosystem Management
   Target uses Restock to build its digital ecosystem 
   Walmart enters partnership with Tencent 
   JD.com and Google forge international ecommerce alliance 
Supply Chain & Fulfilment
    Kroger agrees Ocado tie-up for US online grocery   
    Alibaba aims for 72-hour European delivery 
Engagement & Retention
    Walmart launches personalised shopping service  
    Best Buy launches 24/7 ‘Total Tech Support’  
Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances  
    Sainsbury’s/Asda
    Walmart/Flipkart
    Tesco/Carrefour 

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  • Gain an in-depth understanding of retailer initiatives that will have the biggest impact on the future of retail.
  • Understand how best to respond to these initiatives with a clear set of implications and actions.
  • See first-hand how other manufacturers and retailers have responded to these initiatives with case studies.

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