Blog Post
Followers: 15

Lowe’s CEO change: Another sign that home improvement retailers are focusing on the future

26 Apr 2018

By: Hannah Hayes

Lowe’s abruptly announced that Robert Niblock would be retiring after 13 years as chairman and CEO.

Summary Slides

Walmart global Q4 FY 2018 and year-end results and analysis

In Q4 FY 2018, Walmart rebalanced its business by closing some US clubs reducing investment on some international eCommerce platforms while also doubling down on emerging market growth and rising traffic. Overall sales rose 3.0% for the year and 4.2% for Q4.

Summary Slides

Kroger: The five slides you need

25 Apr 2018

By: Diana Sheehan

Kantar Consulting's overview of Kroger includes a SWOT analysis, an overview of key initiatives, key financials, growth forecasts, and supplier implications.

Summary Slides

Hidden gems of the grocery channel: Q2 2018

23 Apr 2018

By: Elley Symmes

Our Hidden Gems series is designed to highlight ideas and themes from smaller retailers that Kantar Consulting does not track regularly. While these retailers may not be the largest customers, they still provide a deeper view of how the grocery channel is evolving.

Summary Slides

Staples: Walking the box

23 Apr 2018

By: Timothy Campbell

Staples uses a mix of nationally branded products and displays, savings vehicles, and service integration to drive value.

Shopper Summary Slides

Update on grocery trips: Three shopping shifts that should put the industry on notice

20 Apr 2018

By: Rachel McGuire

Grocery trip missions in Q1 2018 were steady vs. a year ago, with a notable exception: the percentage of grocery trips to online-only retailers that were stock-up trips increased dramatically.

Summary Slides

Natural and organic retail segment strategic update

20 Apr 2018

By: Elley Symmes

The natural and organic segment is rapidly evolving in the US. Understand best practices that natural and organic retailers utilize to succeed and how mainstream retailers are implementing their own strategies to capitalize on the growing natural and organic opportunity.

Summary Slides

Dollar Tree Q4 2017 results

20 Apr 2018

By: Timothy Campbell

Dollar Tree is aiming to be the most trusted low-price retailer in the country with an aggressive geographical expansion and remodel strategy in addition to developing its private labels and digital platforms.

Summary Slides

Social beauty: The current state and future of social commerce in beauty retailing

The rise of social commerce is leading to new trip types, reinventing the shopping occasion online and opening up new ways for retailers and suppliers to drive sales.

Summary Slides

Home improvement Q4 and FY 2017 results

19 Apr 2018

By: Hannah Hayes

In FY 2017, both Home Depot and Lowe’s posted record sales, citing tax reform benefits, online, and continued hurricane recovery efforts as major sources of growth.

Article

March retail sales: Tax cuts imperceptible in top-line growth

19 Apr 2018

By: Doug Hermanson

Retail sales growth in March held to only a moderate pace despite a potential lift from tax cuts and more tax refund checks hitting shoppers’ bank accounts in March. Find in this article the macro, retail, and policy factors which shaped shopper and retail performance in March.