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Home Improvement Forecasts and Outlook

20 Oct 2017

By: Doug Hermanson

In 2018, the core home improvement channel is expected to outpace the all-retail average for the seventh-straight year. Find out in this publication what these trends mean for suppliers and retailers.

Shopper Article

Shopper: Annual Shopper Review: An In-Depth Look at the Kroger Shopper

17 Oct 2017

By: Ali Chapman, Diana Sheehan

Communicating value effectively will be key to Kroger’s success, as the grocer faces stalled shopper penetration and incoming disruptors.

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U.S. Online Grocery Industry Review

17 Oct 2017

By: Elley Symmes, Meaghan Werle

The Online Grocery Industry Review provides an overview of where certain retailers stand with their online grocery operations and identifies emerging themes in the current landscape. This snapshot details the logistics, pricing, and delivery models certain retailers are deploying or testing.

Article

September Retail Sales: Steady Topline Growth Despite Hurricane Effects

17 Oct 2017

By: Doug Hermanson

According to government-reported sales results, topline growth held steady in September. Find out in this article how the string hurricanes in recent weeks has and hasn’t affected the retail economy.

Shopper Summary Slides

Kantar Future’s U.S. Download on Retail

2017 has been a disruptive year for retail, shaking up traditional approaches to the category. Kantar Future’s U.S. Download on Retail, created in partnership with Kantar Retail, explores what’s driving this change in the industry, how shoppers’ expectations have changed.

Shopper Article

Shopper: Annual Shopper Review: An In-Depth Look at the Amazon Shopper

16 Oct 2017

By: Meaghan Werle, Rachel McGuire

While Amazon’s overall shopper base now exceeds 60% of households, Prime’s penetration now stands at 37% of U.S. households. Effectively capitalizing on this massive audience with a Prime-centric strategy will be critical for success in 2017 and beyond.

Shopper Summary Slides

Shopper Snapshot: 2017 Omnichannel Apparel Shopper

16 Oct 2017

By: Tiffany Hogan

Apparel shoppers continue their steady shift into digital and mobile shopping.

Blog Post
Followers: 23

Can ‘Restock Kroger’ Be the Recipe for Future Success?

13 Oct 2017

By: Diana Sheehan

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and his leadership team laid out a clear strategy this week that speaks to the organization’s long-term focus and future vision.

Article

Is Amazon Profitable? Analyzing the Retailer’s ‘No Profit’ Strategy

12 Oct 2017

By: Alvaro Morilla

The industry is full of talk about Amazon’s inability to make profit, being a business that loses money. In this piece we analyze Amazon's profit structure to equip you with the knowledge on how Amazon's financial engine works.

Blog Post
Followers: 358

Walmart’s Investor Day: Making a Firm Pivot to Digital

11 Oct 2017

By: Laura Kennedy

At Walmart’s annual Investment Community Meeting this week, executives presented a confident and optimistic front. But the more striking theme throughout the meeting was the elevation of digital.