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  • Amazon North America: Q4 and FY 2016 Results and Analysis
    In addition to examining Amazon’s latest financial results, this slide summary report highlights the retailer’s key developments in Q4 and important ...
  • Amazon: U.S. Prime Shopper Update
    Prime’s membership base continues to accelerate, reaching 37% of U.S. primary household shoppers in 2016. As Amazon becomes increasingly engrained ...
  • Amazon’s Four Stages of Development: A Practical Guide for Suppliers’ Selling Strategies
    Amazon operates as a platform, with four formulaic stages of development as it expands in a ...
  • The State of eCommerce in Japan
    The eCommerce landscape in Japan is fast and growing, representing the third largest retail channel. This comprehensive report sheds light on ...
  • Reflecting on 2016: 4 Rising Tech Trends Reshaping eCommerce
    Kantar Retail has identified four key technologies that rose to the forefront in 2016, all of which will further evolve the retail-shopper relationship ...
  • Food Fight: The Four Behemoths in Online Grocery (Amazon, Walmart, Peapod, Kroger)
    Retailers from three different channels are all trying to capture share in online grocery. Amazon, ...
    

Identify and leverage emerging trends in digital retail, technology, supply chain, and marketing to grow eCommerce and better target shoppers across multiple channels.

Understanding Pure Play Retailers

 
Followers: 15
BLOG POST

A Sneak Peek at Amazon Go

17 Mar 2017  By: Meaghan Werle

The announcement of Amazon’s newest convenience store concept, Amazon Go, certainly generated buzz in December, grabbing the attention of shoppers and retailers in the midst of the always hectic holiday shopping season. Though the dust has settled, Amazon’s latest experiment in Seattle ...

 
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Amazon North America: Q4 and FY 2016 Results and Analysis

6 Mar 2017

By: Meaghan Werle.  26 Slides

In addition to examining Amazon’s latest financial results, this slide summary report highlights the retailer’s key developments in Q4 and important themes moving forward in 2017.

 
Summary Slides

Amazon: U.S. Prime Shopper Update

3 Mar 2017

By: Rachel McGuire, Meaghan Werle.  19 Slides

Prime’s membership base continues to accelerate, reaching 37% of U.S. primary household shoppers in 2016. As Amazon becomes increasingly engrained in members’ routines, an understanding of the Prime shopper will be critical for success in 2017 and beyond.

 
Followers: 9

As Chinese developed cities start to reach maturity, Alibaba is looking to the Chinese countryside to fuel growth. The expansion of its platform to the rural parts of China has been a long-term ambition, and will be a key element to growth. This is an untapped region with a population over ...

 
ARTICLE

Amazon’s Four Stages of Development: A Practical Guide for Suppliers’ Selling Strategies

22 Feb 2017

  By: Robin Sherk

Amazon operates as a platform, with four formulaic stages of development as it expands in a market. This article details these development stages and discusses the key planning considerations for suppliers at each stage.

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

 
SHOPPER ARTICLE

A Mobile Cause: How Mobile Apparel Shoppers Are Redefining the Store

27 Oct 2016

  By: Tiffany Hogan

While the U.S. market is woefully overstored and continued store count reductions are on the horizon, ShopperScape® data confirms that there is still a need for stores as part of many shoppers’ ideal shopping experience.

 
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Triggering the Impulse Purchase Online

20 Oct 2016

  By: Alvaro Morilla

Understanding the techniques available to drive this all important purchase is now essential. Impulse is possible online, if you know which levers to pull and when to pull them.

 
Walking the Box

Apparel Store Visits: Back to School, Back to New

20 Sep 2016

By: Tiffany Hogan.  24 Slides

Retailers are mixing old strategies with new to drive sales and connect with shoppers as they transition into fall.

 
Followers: 104

Once again, it’s time for the fashion-filled, media-blitzed New York Fashion Week. The star of this year’s event so far is not a model, a designer or a collection, but the industry’s latest buzzword(s): wear now. The “wear now” seed has been germinating for a couple ...

 
Followers: 56

Kaufland Romania is the latest retailer to launch a Scan & Pay App (read the news here). This wouldn’t usually be big news, everybody’s doing it, but the fact the discounters are getting in on the act highlights the broader impact of digital on retailing. The App, which amongst ...

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

 
Followers: 350

A few weeks ago, Walmart held its annual Year-Beginning Meeting, and focused a few days on meeting with suppliers in Bentonville to outline its growth initiatives, goals, and tactics for the year ahead. We’re still synthesizing what it all means ahead of our Walmart Workshop in Bentonville, ...

 
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Walmart Q4 and Fiscal Year Results and Analysis

14 Mar 2017

By: Laura Kennedy.  9 Slides

Walmart US posted a notably strong fourth quarter even as many of its retailer peers had rocky holidays. But equally significant activity happened after the holidays, as the retailer reorganized its executive ranks in efforts to better integrate the store and digital experience.

 
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Apparel Retailers to Watch: Q4 2016

23 Feb 2017

By: Tiffany Hogan.  20 Slides

Apparel retailers focused on reinventing formats and products, innovating everything from what they sell to where they sell it, to better serve a new age of apparel shoppers.

 
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Seasonal Retail Pulse: Valentine's Day 2017

14 Feb 2017

By: Kantar Retail Research Team, Mike Paglia.  53 Slides

Kantar Retail takes looks at the big cross channel themes emerging from the Valentine’s Day 2017 selling season, providing examples of in store and online execution, as well as key supplier takeaways.

 
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2016 Retail Year in Review

6 Jan 2017

By: Kantar Retail Research Team, Mike Paglia, Diana Sheehan.  46 Slides

Kantar Retail’s 2016 Year in Review publication features all the major themes and events that shaped retail in 2016.

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

 
Followers: 104

Apparel is one retail sector that is, and for some time, has been truly global in nature. Fashion and clothing are woven into cultural norms across the globe, making them a natural point of emotional connection with shoppers and brands. With international players such as Inditex and H&M ...

 
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2017 Global Apparel Trends

15 Mar 2017

By: Tiffany Hogan, Amy Koo, Sara Al-Tukhaim.  62 Slides

This Kantar Retail report is the next in our series of best-in-class lessons in merchandising, strategies, and innovations from around the globe, with a special focus on apparel retailing trends in Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

 
Executive Summary

Alibaba Group Executive Summary

24 Feb 2017

By: Alvaro Morilla, Malcolm Pinkerton.  22 Slides

Kantar Retail’s executive summary of the Alibaba Group: key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets of operation.

 
ARTICLE

Kantar Retail Exclusive: Urbery CEO’s Take on Direct-to-Consumer Disruption

23 Feb 2017

  By: Robin Sherk

Two big eCommerce fulfilment trends are the growing reach of Uber-style delivery services and direct-to-consumer (D2C) selling. This interview is with Mudit Rawat, the founder and CEO of Urbery, a fast-growing personal delivery and D2C fulfilment startup to discuss how he sees this trend taking off.

 
SWOT

Alibaba Group SWOT Analysis

22 Feb 2017

By: Alvaro Morilla, Malcolm Pinkerton.  1 Slides

Get a one-slide summary of Alibaba Group strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

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