Expand eCommerce opportunities by developing successful multichannel digital retail strategies aligned to shoppers' changing paths to purchase.
  • Amazon: The five slides you need
    Check out Kantar’s overview of Amazon for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and implications.
  • dCom Essentials: How Progressive Web Apps power consumer-centric experiences
    In the race for omnichannel success, enabling everywhere conversion is vital. Now, a new technology ...
  • Brands exit Amazon in search of better alternatives, Part 1
    While high street retail views Amazon as an all-powerful threat, for brands the relationship is more nuanced. Going into 2020, brand online activation ...
  • The Retail Reveal: Blockchain technology - evolutionary retailing
    Blockchain is one of the most exciting and disruptive technologies to hit the industry in years. The Retail Reveal examines its main operational ...
  • Alibaba: The five slides you need
    Understand the essential features of one of the world's most advanced retail ecosystems with this concise overview of Alibaba's core areas of ...
  • US eCommerce outlook: Category group forecasts
    See Kantar’s U.S. online and in-store category spending forecasts to 2024. In addition, gain access to all data and charts for 15 online categories.
    

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

 
Summary Slides

Amazon North America Q4 2019 results

18 Feb 2020

By: Rachel Dalton.  14 Slides

This slide summary report evaluates the Q4 2019 financial results, highlights key North America initiatives, and discusses implications for suppliers.

 
Followers: 149

The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that spend in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in urban China grew by 5.3% in 2019, up by 0.2ppt compared to the previous year. Despite slower economic growth and trade tension with the US, retail sales growth released by the government maintained ...

 
Five Slides

Amazon: The five slides you need

7 Feb 2020

By: Rachel Dalton.  8 Slides

Check out Kantar’s overview of Amazon for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and implications.

 
SWOT

Amazon SWOT analysis

7 Feb 2020

By: Rachel Dalton.  1 Slides

Get a one-slide summary of Amazon's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

 
Followers: 149

The latest figures from Kantar show the grocery market achieved modest 0.3% growth during the past 12 weeks as January once again brought consumer commitments to Dry January and Veganuary. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar, comments: “Many people start the ...

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

 
Followers: 28

Metro closed its first quarter of 2020 on December 21, 2019 with 1.3% sales growth versus Q1 2019, amounting to CAD4.0 billion. These sales incorporate same-store food sales of 1.4% and food basket inflation of 2.0%. Accounting for the shift in Christmas sales, same store food sales would have ...

 
Followers: 374

Kantar, in collaboration with MediaCom China, has published the whitepaper Decoding Desire in the China Luxury Social Ecosystem. A large-scale research project was undertaken to unlock the formula luxury brands need to activate their social media effectively from an audience-first approach. ...

 
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Selling alcohol online

17 Oct 2019

By: Kate McGee.  15 Slides

We look at the challenges and opportunities retailers and suppliers face in this fast-growing, but highly regulated and complex category.

 
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Digital Payment Transformation: What’s happening now. What’s happening next

23 Sep 2019

By: Kantar Research Team, Harriet Leach.  35 Slides

Digital payment development is accelerating at unparalleled speed, transforming how shoppers pay and interact with retailers and brands. Kantar's comprehensive overview and analysis of the current and future landscape is essential reading to gain understanding of this crucial aspect of retail.

 
Followers: 471
BLOG POST

Rethinking big store perimeters

2 Sep 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead – Week 36, 2019 Conventional wisdom has it that the inside perimeter of big stores is where services are positioned. These include the lottery tickets, tobacco lockers, newsstand, or a click & collect area, even cafés/restaurants. This makes sense ...

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

 
Followers: 28

Loblaw Companies, Canada’s largest food retailer, closed its Q4 and fiscal year 2019 on December 28, 2019 with steady growth and positive profits; however, the retailer missed its estimates and has room to improve. Q4 2019 Loblaw’s food retail same-store sales growth for Q4 2019 ...

 
Followers: 224

The verdict on Walmart’s Q4 is mixed as total company sales grew 2.1%. Domestically, Walmart US sales and comps both slowed to 1.9% growth for the quarter due to shorter holiday season. Toys, electronics, and general merchandise were weaker even though grocery remained strong overall. ...

 
Followers: 28

Ahold Delhaize USA posted strong overall growth, and particularly significant online growth, in its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019. Q4 2019 net sales increased 2.7% to reach USD11.47 billion. Same-store sales excluding gas increased 2.3% and 2.6% when adjusted for weather events that impacted ...

 
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Drug spotlight: The expanding mental health opportunity in retail

6 Feb 2020

By: Ben Antenore.  23 Slides

As younger cohorts become independent household shoppers, there is an expanding opportunity to help them manage their mental health through retail.

 
Followers: 149

The country and the world have been paying close attention to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the past 2 weeks which, according to China’s National Health Commission up to 12am on 4 February 2020, has caused 20,471 infected in China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) and 150 people ...

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

 
Followers: 149

As the coronavirus epidemic developed, Chinese consumers became even more focused on their health. In addition to taking physical exercise, people are also looking to supplement their diets and improve their immunity through healthy food. In China, dairy products are widely recognised as having ...

 
Followers: 149

In a society with so much focus on millennials, we have almost forgotten another, even more promising generation: seniors. Brands and distributors have not yet developed customer relations adapted to the over-55s and there are few specific offers that appeal to rather than stigmatise the elderly. ...

 
Followers: 471
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Multimodal shopping

10 Feb 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 7 Everyone loves a good macrotrend. Think ageing, urbanisation, sustainability, retailtainment, and so on. I find it relatively easy to make the leap from macrotrend to implication and I think most of us do. For example, if populations are getting older, logically ...

 
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Hidden gems of the grocery channel: Q1 2020

7 Feb 2020

By: Kantar Research Team, Tory Gundelach.  21 Slides

The Hidden Gems series highlights ideas and themes from smaller retailers that Kantar does not regularly track. Read about this quarter’s innovation and developments in store formats, digital/technology, and sustainability initiatives.

 
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2020 FMI Midwinter Conference retailer briefing guide

14 Jan 2020

By: Ellie Pinto.  58 Slides

Take a look at our briefing guide to review grocery channel trends, important retailer information, and prepare for the FMI Midwinter Conference.

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