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Shopper: Benchmarking Target Against Its Growth Goals: Potential Areas for Success and Challenge

7/29/2015

By: Amy Koo, Erin Kennedy

Target is full speed ahead with its renewed strategy: refocusing on the Demanding Enthusiast and repositioning its assortment to support its four Signature categories. Using data from ShopperScape®, Kantar Retail explores where Target is positioned for success and where it may face challenges.

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Walking the Box: Best Buy

7/28/2015

By: Laura Kennedy

This tour of Kantar Retail’s latest visits to Best Buy stores outlines how the retailer is aiming to increase store productivity with a focus on branded experiences, as well as a focus on “advice, service, and convenience at competitive prices.”

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Walking Convenience Stores in the Southwest: Circle K vs. QuikTrip

7/27/2015

By: David Marcotte

Get Kantar Retail’s expert analysis on how suppliers can leverage the new larger convenience store formats at Circle K and QuikTrip.

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Amazon Q2 2015 - Financial Results & Key Highlights

7/24/2015

By: Nicole Santosuosso

Amazon has reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Net Sales grew 20% to USD23.2 billion. Operating income was USD464million, compared with operating loss of USD15 million in the second quarter 2014.

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PetSmart - The Five Slides You Need

7/24/2015

By: David Marcotte

Get Kantar Retail's expert point of view on PetSmart – SWOT analysis, key initiatives, U.S. shopper profile, key financials, growth forecasts, and supplier implications.

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Seasonal Retail Pulse: What We’re Seeing and Expecting for Back-to-School 2015

Students had barely turned in their last papers before stores were hard at work rolling out back-to-school and back-to-college merchandise. This back-to-school season, it’s a shoppers’ world as they set the pace and determine how and where they want to shop and what they wish to shop for.

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ShopperScape® Snapshot - First Look at 2015 Back-to-School Spending and Shopping Plans

7/23/2015

By: Mary Brett Whitfield

Shoppers are not necessarily planning to spend more on back-to-school needs this fall vs. last year, but the share planning to spend less is the lowest it has been in six years, and more than half expect to spend about the same as last year—positive signs for a solid BTS season.

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