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INSIGHT: Apple back with a boom (£) - Planet Retail

iphone 6

After months of speculation and anticipation, Apple has finally announced its long-awaited iPhone 6 models. Last night’s broadcast, hosted by CEO Tim Cook, also included confirmation of Apple’s much-expected entry into the wearable tech market with the iWatch.

Louise Howarth
Senior Retail Analyst - Consumer Electronics
@lou_m_h

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INSIGHT: Dafiti hits the spot with Brazilian fashionistas (£) - Planet Retail

Dafiti

Brazil has long been touted as a market with huge fashion retail potential, largely reflective of a swelling wave of middle class brand-hungry consumers. Historically, this potential has not been fully realised due, in part, to a combination of high import charges and wide-ranging gaps in infrastructure that have dissuaded retailers from either entering the market or from building a broader presence outside of commercial hubs, such as São Paulo.

Malcolm Pinkerton
Research Director - E-commerce
@MGQPinkerton

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INSIGHT: Lidl’s chameleon qualities herald a sea-change (£) - Planet Retail

Lidl Ciel

In recent weeks, Lidl has quietly added drugstore lines to its domestic non-food online shop. Apart from a selection of wines, coffees and pet food, this is the first food category the Schwarz Group-owned retailer has offered online, making it the first discounter in Germany to do so.

Matthias Queck
Research Director - Western European Grocery
@MatthiasQueck

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INSIGHT: Opportunities open up for Amazon China (£) - Planet Retail

Shanghai

Amazon China has announced a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) and Shanghai Information Investment (SII) to enable the e-tailer to offer millions of products from around the world directly to Chinese customers. In return, products from small and medium-sized Chinese companies will become available to Amazon’s global customers. Planet Retail looks at the opportunities and challenges for Amazon and its competitors

Yujun Qiu
Retail Analyst - China

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INSIGHT: 3D printing – gimmick or game-changer? (£) - Planet Retail

3D Printing

When the news broke that 3D printing had become a reality, it triggered a storm of hyperbole. Seemingly transfixed by future shock, mainstream media seized on the possibilities the technology might provide for counterfeiting or producing illicit weapons. Mainstream retail, however, immediately set about considering how best to integrate this potentially radical development. The fruits of those labours are now beginning to appear across a variety of operations.

Rob Gregory
Global Research Director
@RobGregOnRetail

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