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Job Gains Among Younger Households Will Support Back-to-School Spending, According to Past Week’s Macro Data


By: Doug Hermanson

Gains in jobs and confidence will provide solid support to back-to-school spending plans in the coming months. These are among the insights available in this article that summarizes the latest retail and macro data through the lens of Kantar Retail’s economist team.

Shopper Article

Shopper: June 2015 Shopper View: Monthly Dashboard


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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Seasonal Retail Pulse: Summer 2015

The great freeze of 2015 is over and retail sales are warming up for summer. Seasonal holidays and graduations will bring about summer fun, family gatherings, and excellent opportunities to be active outdoors.

Blog Post

A Look at the Real Canadian Superstore’s Latest Pilot


By: Robin Sherk

On June 30th, Mississauga’s Real Canadian Superstore relaunched after months of renovation. We wanted to share top-level observations from our store visit to this new concept.

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Walking the Box: Office Supply


By: Timothy Campbell

Change is afoot in the office supply channel as the assortment shifts towards non-traditional office supply categories amid increased digital integration.

Blog Post

Amazon Brings 1-Hour Delivery Service - Prime Now - to London


By: Steve Mader

Prime Now is the signal that Amazon will be putting considerable momentum behind building out its grocery assortment across Europe.

Blog Post

Amazon to Name New CEO for Amazon Mexico Launch


By: David Marcotte

Amazon is reportedly naming Juan Carlos Garcia, former VP of e-commerce to Walmart Mexico and current Dir of International Expansion for Amazon to CEO for a full Amazon ecommerce site in Mexico July 30th