Retailers' Strategic Initiatives, Q3 2017

By: Danielle Dolinsky, Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

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.

Published each quarter, the report outlines initiatives curated by PlanetRetail RNG’s global team of analysts across our 4 key winning strategies – store of the future, ecommerce & digital system management, supply chain & fulfilment, and engagement & retention. Each initiative is supported through clear recommendations and actions – helping suppliers, tech vendors and retailers understand how best to respond to these strategic shifts. Through case studies, we also highlight what others in the community have done to respond to these shifts.

Reasons to Download

  • 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 recommendations and actions.
  • See first-hand how other manufacturers, retailers and tech vendors have responded to these initiatives with case studies.
  • Use of frameworks in our approach to make learnings easier to understand and digest.


Setting the scene
STEIP factors leading to key retailer initiatives

Retailer initiatives
Store of the Future
    Alibaba debuts first of 10,000 Tmall-branded franchise stores
    Target debuts confectionery “aisle of the future” in renovated US store
Ecommerce & Digital Ecosystem Management
    KFC debuts a new store, KPRO by KFC, in China, featuring Alipay’s “Smile to Pay”
    Walmart enters the voice space with Google partnership
Supply Chain & Fulfillment
    Walmart begins delivery direct to shoppers’ refrigerator trials its first fully-automated sorting center in China
Engagement & Retention
    Alibaba combines loyalty programs under “88 Membership” scheme
    Target integrates its two mobile apps and adds in-store navigation functionality

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