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A Note on Our Updated Forecasts for Walmart U.S.

4 Feb 2016

By: Laura Kennedy

Today, the Kantar Retail Walmart team’s new Walmart U.S. forecasts, updated for last month’s store closures, went live. For purposes of your strategic thinking about Walmart, it's important to emphasize a couple points.

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Lowe’s to Acquire Canadian Retailer RONA: This Is One to Watch, Eh?

3 Feb 2016

By: Laura Kennedy

Lowe's acquisition of RONA dramatically expands the retailer’s footprint in Canada and emphasizes Lowe’s attention to format diversification. Investing more deeply in the Canadian economy has short-term risks, but long-term opportunity.

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Walking the Box: Sam’s Club

2 Feb 2016

By: Timothy Campbell

Sam’s Club’s latest initiatives reinvent relevance and convenience through new and exciting merchandising.

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Walking the Box: Costco

2 Feb 2016

By: Timothy Campbell

Costco’s latest initiatives and merchandising tactics keep the club on trend as the channel leader, even as it continues to globally integrate its operations and products.

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Walking the Box: BJ's

2 Feb 2016

By: Timothy Campbell

BJ’s Wholesale’s latest initiatives and merchandising tactics are showcased as it tightens in-club engagement.

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Shopper: Jan 2016 Monthly ShopperScape® SnapShot

29 Jan 2016

By: Caroline Gormley

This quick overview of what's trending in ShopperScape® shows which retailers are up and which are down in terms of the size of their overall shopper bases, which shoppers are the most upbeat in their near-term spending plans, and much, much more.

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As Holiday Shoppers Streamline, Online Plays a Greater Role

29 Jan 2016

By: Mary Brett Whitfield

From a shopper perspective, two story lines emerge from the 2015 holiday season: retailer rationalization is back in play and the shift to online continues.

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Seasonal Retail Pulse: The Look Ahead for Valentine’s Day and Game-Day Promotions

29 Jan 2016

By: Kantar Retail Research Team

Following the crucial winter holiday season, retailers are once again looking to drive traffic and share of wallet with two major February events: Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl.

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U.S. Macro Outlook: Despite Global Headwinds, U.S. Growth Will Be Sustained

29 Jan 2016

By: Doug Hermanson

This slide deck features Kantar Retail’s latest macro outlook for the U.S. retail market. The current and future macro landscape is painted through a written summary introduction and over two dozen macro data graphics.

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Global Preview of the Year Ahead

28 Jan 2016

By: Kantar Retail Research Team

Kantar Retail details some of the critical changes to come for the global retail landscape in 2016. This deck outlines Kantar Retail’s perspective on key global themes and its 2016 outlook for key global markets and retailers.

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