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Lisa Byfield-Green (Senior Retail Analyst)

Lisa Byfield-Green (Senior Retail Analyst)

Recent Posts by Lisa Byfield-Green (Senior Retail Analyst):

Amazon Invests in Europe

Amazon has announced a number of continued investment initiatives set to drive growth across its European markets in France, Italy and Spain this year.
Topics: Amazon

Poundland Secures Investment Funding

With buoyant Christmas sales and plans to reportedly enter the CEE with its Dealz subsidiary, Poundland is moving forward independently of its troubled parent Steinhoff by securing GBP180mn (EUR205.32mn) in investment funding.
Topics: Poundland

Tesco Mulls Discount Concept

Tesco is reportedly working on “secret plans” to launch a discount grocery chain to rival Aldi and Lidl. According to The Times the retailer has signed non-disclosure agreements with suppliers and is working to develop a lower priced limited-range assortment for its potential stores.
Topics: Tesco

Waitrose to End Personalised Loyalty Scheme

Waitrose is to close its personalised ‘Pick Your Own Offers’ loyalty programme at the end of this month, reports The Guardian. The ground-breaking scheme was deemed "too confusing" for shoppers and will be replaced with personalised offers and coupons.
Topics: John Lewis Partnership

Amazon Sees Sales Soar in Europe

Amazon has reported strong performances across its two largest international markets in Germany and the UK. In local currency, sales soared by 17.4% and 24.9% respectively. This includes the gain of 7 UK stores as part of its Whole Foods acquisition in August.
Topics: Amazon

Amazon Introduces Virtual Dash Buttons

Amazon has introduced virtual dash buttons to its mobile app, allowing its Prime members to reorder favourite products quickly and easily. The virtual shortcuts link shoppers to FMCG and health & beauty products that they have bought in the past.
Topics: Amazon

Grocers Report Mixed UK Christmas Trading

Leading UK grocers have this week recorded their sales performance over the recent Christmas period. Stronger performances from price focused Morrisons and the German hard discounters contrasted against pressures on M&S and Waitrose. Market leader Tesco put in a steady performance.
Topics: Marks & Spencer Sainsbury's Schwarz Group Morrisons Tesco John Lewis Partnership

AS Watson Recruits Partners For Digital Transformation

AS Watson has launched its first ever technology partnership programme, with the aim of building a network of experts to support the acceleration of its digital transformation.
Topics: AS Watson

Amazon Accelerates Private Label Development

Amazon is accelerating development of FMCG private label lines, with new product launches in recent weeks. Lebensmittel Zeitung has learned that there are up to 70 private label SKUs currently in the pipeline for Europe, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.
Topics: Amazon

Amazon Brings Treasure Truck to the UK

Amazon is generating retail theatre and excitement by bringing its Treasure Truck concept to Europe. London and Manchester will be the first cities to experience the spontaneous games, giveaways and deep discounts.
Topics: Amazon