Expand eCommerce opportunities by developing successful multichannel digital retail strategies aligned to shoppers' changing paths to purchase.
  • In favoring own marketplace over Souq, Amazon signals Middle East ambitions
    In its quest to drive international expansion and growth, Amazon will launch its own marketplace just two years after purchasing Souq.com for ...
  • Instacart: An in-depth profile of the third-party fulfillment provider
    Kantar Consulting’s overview of Instacart details the company’s background, plans, strengths and weaknesses, and supplier implications.
  • Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals: Incorporating product images
    Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals is a monthly series that provides tactics that can immediately and positively impact your eCommerce execution. ...
  • The rising retail opportunity in esports
    Esports offer new opportunities for advertising, affiliate marketing, and influencer partnerships, all with a direct path to purchase.
  • Prime update: Membership stands at 50% of U.S. households and slowing
    Kantar Consulting’s ShopperScape® data, collected in December 2018, shows that half of U.S. households now have Prime memberships, which we estimate ...
  • Amazon: The five slides you need
    Check out Kantar Consulting’s overview of Amazon for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and implications.
    

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

Interactive Chart: Amazon and Prime Penetration

Amazon's rise as a retail force has been swift and steady. To better understand the growing reach of Amazon among shoppers, use this interactive graphic to see the multi-year trend in shopping Amazon.com and Prime membership.
Line: Percent of U.S. Households Shopped Amazon.com during Past Four Weeks
Bars: Percent of U.S. Households with Amazon Prime Membership*

Understanding Pure Play Retailers

 
ARTICLE

In favoring own marketplace over Souq, Amazon signals Middle East ambitions

21 Feb 2019

  By: Rachel Dalton, Kabeer Kapoor, Himanshu Pal

In its quest to drive international expansion and growth, Amazon will launch its own marketplace just two years after purchasing Souq.com for USD580 million.

 
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Amazon North America: The big beats from Q4 2018

14 Feb 2019

By: Rachel Dalton.  12 Slides

This slide summary report evaluates the Q4 and FY 2018 financial results and highlights key North America initiatives and important themes moving forward in 2019.

 
Followers: 21

After a successful 2018 holiday season, Amazon posted worldwide quarterly net sales growth of 20% to USD72.4 billion and operating income growth of 78%, or USD3.8 billion. Amazon’s net sales for fiscal year 2018 reached USD232.9 billion, up 31% year over year, and operating income was ...

 
Followers: 58

Last year we brought to you a flash guide to monetizing the moment by trading on interest around the Royal Wedding. This year, we’ve put together a comprehensive, week-by-week guide on other key moments for retailers and brands to activate around when it comes to merchandising and marketing. ...

 
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Amazon.com: Surfing the screen

22 Jan 2019

By: Meaghan Werle.  20 Slides

Amazon is enhancing the quality of its online experience, reducing wasted time while expanding Prime members’ time in a meaningful way.

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

 
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Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals: Incorporating product images

19 Feb 2019

By: Kevin McCoy.  12 Slides

Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals is a monthly series that provides tactics that can immediately and positively impact your eCommerce execution. This month will focus on how to incorporate images and videos into your product detail pages.

 
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Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals: Creating winning product titles

22 Jan 2019

By: Kevin McCoy.  9 Slides

Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals is a monthly series that provides tactics that can immediately and positively impact your eCommerce execution. Each month will focus on a key digital element and offer strategies and best practices to elevate your online presence.

 
Followers: 418
BLOG POST

The Online Holiday Paradox

14 Jan 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 3, 2019 January 14 is New Year’s Day for those who follow the Julian calendar. So, if I did not get a chance to wish you a Happy Gregorian New Year, please accept my Happy Julian New Year wishes. British retailers have a tradition of reporting their ...

 
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The state of apparel retailing: A deep dive into the macro, competitive, and shopper trends affecting apparel retailing

8 Nov 2018

By: Tiffany Hogan.  28 Slides

Analyzing the contrary nature of the changes in the apparel retailing landscape can help us understand where it is now, and where it is likely to go.

 
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Ingenious Innovations and Initiatives – July 2018

13 Aug 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  12 Slides

Reports of the death of the high street are greatly exaggerated, it’s undergoing a period of transformation and we look back at some of the best new stores from around the world.

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

 
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How Office Depot and Alibaba’s unusual alliance creates B2B opportunities

5 Mar 2019

  By: Timothy Campbell, Howard Lake

A new agreement between Office Depot and Alibaba grants more shopper-focused solutions to the former and provides new market opportunities for the latter.

 
Followers: 187

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Amazon might launch a grocery store business. While the Amazon team has not confirmed the report, a few hypotheses emerge about how Amazon might approach the future of its grocery business: Amazon could use new physical spaces as dark stores ...

 
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CVS Health Q4 and FY 2018 Results

28 Feb 2019

By: Ben Antenore.  9 Slides

Despite lasting positivity from the Aetna merger and strong script growth, CVS’s most recent earnings call wasn’t very optimistic, reflecting concerns by the retailer regarding persistent challenges in its business.

 
Followers: 67

Lowe’s fourth-quarter performance reflected some of the difficulties the retailer experienced from challenging the status quo in 2018. Lowe’s reported a net loss of USD824 million on a 1% increase in sales in the quarter. While a weaker housing market in Canada and unfavorable winter ...

 
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Walmart US: The big beats from Q4 and FY 2018

27 Feb 2019

By: Laura Kennedy.  7 Slides

Walmart posted a strong fourth quarter, helped by the holiday season but also driven by strength in eCommerce and particularly in grocery and Online Grocery.

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

 
Webinar

Digital Retailing Webinar: Omnichannel in 2019 - The blurring lines between the consumer and the shopper

7 Mar 2019, 11:00 AM EST

As eCommerce continues to grow, the entire retailing experience is being transformed, both online and offline. New digital technologies are enabling near-instant conversion at the point of “I want to buy” inspiration. In turn, distinguishing between the consumer and the shopper is losing its relevance. Join Kantar Consulting to discuss joint marketing and sales strategies to drive both engagement and purchase in this interconnected environment.   In this webinar, we will:  ...

 
Followers: 86

Are your kids glued to the screen playing “Fortnite”? Or perhaps you caught Tyler “Ninja” Blevins starring in last week’s Super Bowl commercial for the NFL 100? Regardless of your familiarity (or lack thereof) with video games, esports (electronic sports) are starting ...

 
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Digital Double Click: Esports

14 Feb 2019

By: Meaghan Werle.  24 Slides

Digital Double Click is a series that summarizes key innovations in the digital space. In this edition, you can find an overview of esports and its application to retail.

 
Followers: 28

Boxed.com, the bulk online retailer, is taking steps to further differentiate itself from Amazon in the consumables space. For the first three months of 2019, Boxed is reportedly serving as the exclusive seller of two new Coca-Cola products — 12 packs of Smartwater Alkaline and Smartwater ...

 
Followers: 418
BLOG POST

Three Channels, Three Inflections

28 Jan 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 5, 2019 I’m already feeling a little bit winded, are you too? Retailer results for 2018 keep pouring in, leaving tea leaves to sift through in figuring out what 2019 and 2020 might shape up to become.  The number of big headline game-changing announcements ...

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