Expand eCommerce opportunities by developing successful multichannel digital retail strategies aligned to shoppers' changing paths to purchase.
  • Amazon vs. Walmart 2.0: The race to serve all shopper lifestyle needs
    Evaluate Amazon’s evolving online experience and its differentiated approach to physical retailing as it seeks to broaden category reach. Learn ...
  • Status update: The growing influence of social commerce in retail
    Evaluate the rising opportunity of social media as a relevant sales channel, including new shopping features at key platforms including Facebook, ...
  • Voice Commerce - Planning now for ongoing evolution
    Kantar Consulting visualises how voice commerce is likely to evolve in the future. We have not only highlighted key issues which need to be addressed ...
  • Digital Double Click: Augmented reality
    Digital Double Click is a series that summarizes key innovations in the digital space. In this edition, you can find an overview of augmented ...
  • Alibaba Group executive summary
    Kantar Consulting’s profile of the Alibaba Group looks at the retailer's key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets ...
    

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

 
Five Slides

Amazon: The five slides you need

7 Jan 2019

By: Rachel Dalton.  8 Slides

Check out Kantar Consulting’s overview of Amazon for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and implications.

 
Summary Slides

Amazon: Executive summary

7 Jan 2019

By: Rachel Dalton.  22 Slides

Our Kantar Consulting experts’ Executive Summary of Amazon includes a look at the retailer's strategic positioning and an overview of its merchandising, marketing, and operations.

 
SHOPPER ARTICLE

Amazon: Annual Shopper Review

7 Jan 2019

  By: Meaghan Werle, Rachel McGuire

As Amazon solidifies its place among the top-shopped retailers in the United States, its shopper base “normalizes,” while Prime members remain a distinct (and growing) subset of Amazon shoppers.

 
SWOT

Amazon SWOT analysis

7 Jan 2019

By: Rachel Dalton.  1 Slides

Get a one-slide summary of Amazon's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

 
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BLOG POST

Who is Number One?

17 Dec 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 51 Quick! Without thinking, write down the answer to this question: “Who is the Number One retailer in the world?” Now, go and ask five other people. Did everyone write down the same answer? Not long ago, that question was relatively easy to answer. ...

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

 
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BLOG POST

The Online Holiday Paradox

14 Jan 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 3, 2019 January 14 is New Year’s Day for those who follow the Julian calendar. So, if I did not get a chance to wish you a Happy Gregorian New Year, please accept my Happy Julian New Year wishes. British retailers have a tradition of reporting their ...

 
Summary Slides

The state of apparel retailing: A deep dive into the macro, competitive, and shopper trends affecting apparel retailing

8 Nov 2018

By: Tiffany Hogan.  28 Slides

Analyzing the contrary nature of the changes in the apparel retailing landscape can help us understand where it is now, and where it is likely to go.

 
Summary Slides

Ingenious Innovations and Initiatives – July 2018

13 Aug 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  12 Slides

Reports of the death of the high street are greatly exaggerated, it’s undergoing a period of transformation and we look back at some of the best new stores from around the world.

 
Followers: 173

With digital increasingly enabling and influencing retail, retailers and suppliers need a truly holistic view of individual shoppers. Shopper insights are just the start, though. To truly empower decision-making, we need to turn data into tangible actions. That is where our new Digital CommerceScope ...

 
Summary Slides

Ingenious innovations and initiatives - May 2018

24 May 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  11 Slides

Augmented Reality, once merely a marketing gimmick, is fast becoming a valuable strategic tool in the retail world. Here we explore the latest and greatest AR innovations, why they are important, what you can learn from them.

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

 
Summary Slides

Rite Aid Q3 2019 Results

11 Jan 2019

By: Ben Antenore.  9 Slides

Rite Aid’s Q3 was another challenging quarter for the retailer. With several new strategic priorities, Rite Aid is trying to find its footing and differentiate itself in the drug channel.

 
Followers: 83

Q3 was another tough quarter for Rite Aid. Despite revenue for the quarter being $5.5 billion up versus the same time a year ago, the retailer still had a net loss of $17.3 million from continuing operations. Now focused on its future as a stand-alone entity following the 2018 collapse of its ...

 
Summary Slides

Walmart US: The big beats from Q3 2018

20 Dec 2018

By: Laura Kennedy.  7 Slides

Walmart delivered a strong Q3 in the US as ticket and traffic growth remained strong, and the retailer saw strength in key categories such as fresh and toy. The retailer remains focused on productivity in its stores and innovation in its digital business.

 
Followers: 54

On Wednesday December 12th, Lowe’s held its biennial Investor and Analyst Conference. After a year of significant change in terms of leadership, financial priorities, and key initiatives, Lowe’s new leadership team announced a long-awaited, strategic plan to drive long-term growth ...

 
Summary Slides

A Look Inside: Nike House of Innovation

11 Dec 2018

By: Prem Shunmugavelu, Tiffany Hogan.  11 Slides

Nike’s new flagship store displays how the brand is leveraging technology to drive in-store efficiency and elevate the shopping experience.

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

 
Summary Slides

The evolution of the supermarket format: Online and offline

14 Dec 2018

By: Elley Symmes, Tory Gundelach.  55 Slides

Understand the impetus for why the supermarket channel is changing. Learn what retailers are doing to change with it. Explore ways to support retailers as they move into an omnichannel experience.

 
Summary Slides

Status update: The growing influence of social commerce in retail

14 Dec 2018

By: Meaghan Werle, Tiffany Hogan.  52 Slides

Evaluate the rising opportunity of social media as a relevant sales channel, including new shopping features at key platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat.

 
Summary Slides

U.S. consumables industry omnichannel review

3 Dec 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  78 Slides

This report assesses the omnichannel positioning of top consumables retailers in the US. It provides overall perspective, strategic positioning, a SWOT, and fulfillment and digital communication for national retailers – while providing retailer profiles for regional/non-grocery players.

 
Summary Slides

Digital Double Click: Augmented reality

27 Nov 2018

By: Kevin McCoy, Meaghan Werle.  21 Slides

Digital Double Click is a series that summarizes key innovations in the digital space. In this edition, you can find an overview of augmented reality and its application to retail.

 
Executive Summary

Alibaba Group executive summary

2 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton.  23 Slides

Kantar Consulting’s profile of the Alibaba Group looks at the retailer's key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets of operation.

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