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India’s Supermarket Chain D-Mart shares down nearly 10% post Q3 earnings
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India’s Supermarket Chain D-Mart shares down nearly 10% post Q3 earnings

Shares of Avenue Supermarts, which runs the D-Mart supermarket chain, slumped nearly 10 percent today after its December 2018 quarter earnings failed to cheer investors. On NSE, shares of the company tumbled 9.90 per cent to Rs 1,416. Avenue Supermarts Saturday posted 2.1 percent jump in its net profit to Rs 257 crore for the December 2018 quarter. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 252 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago, it said in a BSE filing. While the gross margin impact of its now-known strategy of driving higher throughout its stores by lowering prices across categories has been built into forecasts, the disappointment this time round was led by a surprisingly sharp surge in other expenses' (45 per cent), it said. "DMart's other expenses have rare...
Walmart Outshines Apple, Becomes No. 3 Online Retailer in the US
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Walmart Outshines Apple, Becomes No. 3 Online Retailer in the US

Walmart has reportedly became the No. 3 online retailer in the U.S. overtaking the technology giant Apple. Walmart has been recently making various efforts and it seems that the company got the reward. Amazon still leads by a wide margin, accounting for 48 percent of e-commerce sales in 2018. On the other hand, Walmart (including also Sam’s Club and Jet.com) is supposed to capture 4 percent of all online retail spending in the U.S. by year-end, totaling $20.91 billion. This move has come up following Walmart’s strong earnings which saw the retailer reporting a 43 percent increase in online sales. Also, the company’s year-end forecast for both earnings and sales increased to a great extent. Apart from this, Walmart beat Wall St.’s expectations in its fiscal third quarter, with $1.0...
Zara Owner Inditex Improves Profitability Despite Sturdy Euro
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Zara Owner Inditex Improves Profitability Despite Sturdy Euro

One of the world’s largest fashion retailers Inditex, that also owns the very famous fashion brand Zara has announced on Wednesday about the improvements in its profitability for the beginning three months of the current financial year. Without being affected by all the negative currency effects, the retailer managed to increase profits. However, inadequate sales growth in the first quarter of the year discouraged the investors, along with negative currency effects and unseasonably cold weather in Europe. Because of these events, the quarterly growth rate was a mere 2 per cent, lower than rates booked during the financial crisis. But further, it has also been reported that the sales of the company were very strong in the first six weeks of the second quarter. The sales were raised by...
Jabong Narrows Down Gross Loss to 46.7 cr in 2015
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Jabong Narrows Down Gross Loss to 46.7 cr in 2015

Online lifestyle retailer Jabong has narrowed down its gross loss to Rs 46.7 crore for 2015 on the back of lower level of discounts. The gross loss of the company stood at Rs 159.5 crore in 2014, the company's parent Rocket Internet said in an investor presentation today. The company's net revenue rose 7.1 per cent to Rs 869.1 crore for the reported year compared with Rs 811.4 crore in 2014. "Gross profit margin improved by 14 pp (percentage point) driven by lower level of discounts," the company said. For the fourth quarter of 2015, the companys gross loss declined to Rs 1.9 crore as against Rs 45.9 crore in the same quarter last year. "The increased focus on gross profit margin, unit economics and overall profitability resulted in net revenue and GMV decline in Q4 ...