Expand eCommerce opportunities by developing successful multichannel digital retail strategies aligned to shoppers' changing paths to purchase.
  • The Retail Reveal: Blockchain technology - evolutionary retailing
    Blockchain is one of the most exciting and disruptive technologies to hit the industry in years. The Retail Reveal examines its main operational ...
  • U.S. consumables omnichannel review: Fall update
    This report is an update to our consumables omnichannel review released in June. It provides overall perspective, strategic positioning, a SWOT, ...
  • Transforming with Amazon
    Amazon is experiencing more pressure as it scales and expands into new geographies amid slowing Prime membership growth in the U.S.
  • The eCommerce climate: Changing requirements amid digital disruption
    Digital disrupters are changing the landscape. New players and new commerce models are advancing, and shoppers are more empowered than ever to ...
  • US eCommerce outlook: Category group forecasts
    See Kantar’s U.S. online and in-store category spending forecasts to 2024. In addition, gain access to all data and charts for 15 online categories.
  • The Retail Reveal: Digital trends - the rise of visual search
    Product search and discovery is moving beyond text towards the image. Millennial and younger shoppers demand immediacy of availability and new ...
    

Identify and leverage emerging trends in digital retail, technology, supply chain, and marketing to grow eCommerce and better target shoppers across multiple channels.

Interactive Chart: Amazon and Prime Penetration

Amazon's rise as a retail force has been swift and steady. To better understand the growing reach of Amazon among shoppers, use this interactive graphic to see the multi-year trend in shopping Amazon.com and Prime membership.
Line: Percent of U.S. Households Shopped Amazon.com during Past Four Weeks
Bars: Percent of U.S. Households with Amazon Prime Membership*

Understanding Pure Play Retailers

 
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2020+ Global retail outlook

15 Jan 2020

By: Kantar Research Team.  59 Slides

This flagship global report will be the go-to strategy planning document for all teams and functions of a CPG brand, from trade marketing to supply chain, from R&D to category planning. Understand the key drivers of change in worldwide retail, for 2020 and beyond.

 
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Youth fashion pureplay Boohoo Group has revealed stellar results for the Christmas period, with revenue ahead by 44% across all geographies for the four months to 31 December. The company, which also owns Pretty Little Thing (PLT) and Nasty Gal following recent acquisitions, saw double-digit ...

 
Followers: 81

It’s no secret that one way Amazon expands its presence is with Alexa. That’s consistent with the company’s strategy to further embed itself into customers’ everyday routines by innovating devices and voice. Now, on the heels of launching an extensive lineup of Echo products ...

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Alibaba: SWOT Analysis

8 Jan 2020

By: Harriet Leach.  1 Slides

The threats and challenges, opportunities and strengths of this Chinese ecommerce giant summarized in a single slide.

 
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Now trending in fashion and beauty retail

6 Jan 2020

By: Anusha Couttigane.  18 Slides

Discover the latest innovations in fashion and beauty retailing across technology, sustainability and search solutions.

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

 
Followers: 369

Kantar, in collaboration with MediaCom China, has published the whitepaper Decoding Desire in the China Luxury Social Ecosystem. A large-scale research project was undertaken to unlock the formula luxury brands need to activate their social media effectively from an audience-first approach. ...

 
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Selling alcohol online

17 Oct 2019

By: Kate McGee.  15 Slides

We look at the challenges and opportunities retailers and suppliers face in this fast-growing, but highly regulated and complex category.

 
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Digital Payment Transformation: What’s happening now. What’s happening next

23 Sep 2019

By: Kantar Research Team, Harriet Leach.  35 Slides

Digital payment development is accelerating at unparalleled speed, transforming how shoppers pay and interact with retailers and brands. Kantar's comprehensive overview and analysis of the current and future landscape is essential reading to gain understanding of this crucial aspect of retail.

 
Followers: 465
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Rethinking big store perimeters

2 Sep 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 36, 2019 Conventional wisdom has it that the inside perimeter of big stores is where services are positioned. These include the lottery tickets, tobacco lockers, newsstand, or a click & collect area, even cafés/restaurants. This makes sense ...

 
Followers: 73

In our most recent loyalty research Kantar found that attaining consumer loyalty is a continuous challenge for suppliers facing a multitude of external factors in their attempts to understand complex drivers behind shopper decision-making. At the same time, new data insights are increasingly ...

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

 
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Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 4 A single theme has emerged in my ‘start of the year’ conversations with retailers, investors and suppliers. That is ‘Long-Term Planning’. This is happening because there is a strong desire within the retail industry to escape the short-term ...

 
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The future role of data in the drug channel

15 Jan 2020

By: Ben Antenore.  22 Slides

As major players in the drug channel develop their healthcare offering, data and enhanced shopper insights will play an increasingly important role in boosting traffic and engaging shoppers.

 
Followers: 465
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The evolution of Hypercash

13 Jan 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 3 Outside Brazil, few CPG companies are familiar with the Hypercash* format. One day, this might be a problem as you can be fairly certain that Hypercash is coming to a location near you in the not-too-distant future.  So, allow me to acquaint you with ...

 
Followers: 95

The John Lewis Partnership, comprising both John Lewis and premium grocer Waitrose, posted a gross sales decline of -1.8% YoY for Christmas, to GBP2.17 billion. While Waitrose & Partners’ decline was mostly due to store closures, resulting in an LFL increase of 0.4%, John Lewis & ...

 
Followers: 96

Albertsons Companies reported identical sales growth of 2.7% for Q3 2019, marking the retailer’s eighth consecutive quarter of identical sales growth. In total, sales and other revenue increased 1.9% to $14.1 billion during the quarter with store closures offsetting some of the ID sales ...

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

 
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2020 FMI Midwinter Conference retailer briefing guide

14 Jan 2020

By: Ellie Pinto.  58 Slides

Take a look at our briefing guide to review grocery channel trends, important retailer information, and prepare for the FMI Midwinter Conference.

 
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Ulta Q3 results and analysis

6 Jan 2020

By: Ben Antenore.  8 Slides

Ulta pulled off yet another strong quarter. The retailer is confident that investment in growing categories like skin and hair care will help it weather the coming cosmetics category slowdown.

 
Followers: 146

In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dipped to 6.0%. But amid the slowing economy, China’s consumers still have a growing appetite for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). In the first three quarters of 2019, total FMCG sales roles by 2.7%, 6.9% and 5.7%, maintaining ...

 
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Cyber Week 2019 recap: North America

9 Dec 2019

By: Kantar Research Team, Rachel Dalton.  61 Slides

Kantar examines key themes emerging from the 2019 Cyber Week sales events, with visual examples of retailer execution.

 
Followers: 465
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Winning the grocery growth challenge

8 Nov 2019  By: Ray Gaul

British grocery retailers and brands want to spend time finding ways to grow, they just have less time to do it. Grocers have been forced to downsize teams – driving more with fewer people. Brands have had to embrace a new landscape by selling to eCommerce operators, discounters, and specialty ...

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