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  • U.S. eCommerce Outlook: Category Group Forecasts
    This slide deck summarizes Kantar Retail’s U.S. online channel forecast and in-store versus online category spending forecasts to 2022.
  • Amazon Acquires Whole Foods: Three Key Questions Answered
    With Whole Foods, Amazon gains authoritative reach and credibility in fresh, natural grocery.
  • Amazon North America: Q1 2017 Results and Analysis
    In addition to examining Amazon’s latest financial results, this slide summary report highlights key North America initiatives in Q1 and important ...
  • If Amazon Is a Behemoth Alibaba Is a Leviathan
    Alibaba is the biggest disruptor of the Asian eCommerce, technology and retail landscape. Now an omnipresent entity for the Chinese population, ...
  • The Developing Commercial Reach of Today’s Social Media Platforms
    With more than 70% of U.S. primary shoppers owning a smartphone, shopping is quickly moving to the small screen. In turn, social media platforms ...
  • Online Grocery in 2017: Emerging Models Move Mainstream
    Online grocery is no longer a fringe capability that only select retailers are implementing. While click-and-collect is driving online grocery ...
    

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

 
Summary Slides

Amazon North America: Q1 2017 Results and Analysis

12 Jun 2017

By: Meaghan Werle.  27 Slides

In addition to examining Amazon’s latest financial results, this slide summary report highlights key North America initiatives in Q1 and important themes moving forward in 2017.

 
Followers: 11

 Alibaba is one of the most interesting business cases around at the moment. Since its inception in 1999, growth has been phenomenal and unrelenting. Now an omnipresent entity for the Chinese population, it has global ambitions, with the financial and business clout to achieve them. The ...

 
Followers: 11

Voice is the natural way for us to engage and communicate with the world. However, it was not too long ago that the prospect of devices able to resemble a natural conversation was dubious.  As with many things in tech and eComerce, the pace of change is rapid in voice commerce. In 2014, ...

 
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On the 17th and 18th May, Kantar Retail’s team of eCommerce experts from across the globe gathered to do what we do best; advise clients on how to win in the ever-changing omnichannel landscape. Together, with a carefully selected group of leading brands, showcasing best-in-class execution, ...

 
Followers: 11

We are now in a new age of retail enterprises. The winners in this new age are no longer just retailers, they are platforms. Those moving fast are the ones smart enough to offer their expertise and resources for others to benefit; think Uber, Airbnb or Amazon. They are technology companies whose ...

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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.

 
ARTICLE

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: 105

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: 58

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: 426

Today, at the end of a mildly busy week in retail, Walmart announced its acquisition of the men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for USD 310 million. The ten-year-old Bonobos, which Walmart describes as “built on the internet,” began as an online seller and expanded to 37 brick ...

 
Followers: 89

In what appears to be a completely unexpected turn of events, Amazon and Whole Foods just announced what may be the acquisition of the year, at least in the grocery industry. Within seconds of the announcement, grocery stock prices dropped, social media went bananas, and speculation of what ...

 
Webinar

Digital Retailing Webinar: Amazon, Walmart, & Alibaba: Assessing Recent Initiatives and Competitive Positioning

14 Jun 2017, 11:00 AM EDT

As Prime membership scales in the U.S., Amazon continues to innovate on behalf of its members to fuel growth and lock in loyalty. In turn, Amazon is fundamentally reinventing the way shoppers buy online. To combat Amazon's efforts, retailers at home and abroad are ramping up their eCommerce operations to drive their competitive positioning. Join Kantar Retail in understanding three key behemoths as they battle to win online share.   As part of this discussion, we will: Assess ...

 
Summary Slides

The Developing Commercial Reach of Today’s Social Media Platforms

25 May 2017

By: Meaghan Werle, Reid Greenberg.  30 Slides

With more than 70% of U.S. primary shoppers owning a smartphone, shopping is quickly moving to the small screen. In turn, social media platforms are recognizing their power to reach shoppers on their mobile devices.

 
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Planning Against eCommerce Platforms

25 May 2017

By: Robin Sherk.  30 Slides

In three years, one in five retail dollars will be spent online. Capitalizing on this fast-evolving channel is critical to driving growth. Lead players in this channel are not retailers in the traditional sense. They operate as platforms.

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

 
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U.S. eCommerce Outlook: Category Group Forecasts

19 Jun 2017

By: Doug Hermanson, Robin Sherk.  12 Slides

This slide deck summarizes Kantar Retail’s U.S. online channel forecast and in-store versus online category spending forecasts to 2022.

 
Followers: 82

You may have seen the headlines this week—Walmart is phasing out Costco’s Kirkland Signature private label brand from its Jet.com platform.  While it’s an interesting new wrinkle in one of the biggest developments in eCommerce in the last year, I’ve received questions ...

 
Followers: 106

Happy Spring, everyone!  The weather is improving, baseball is finally back (Go Red Sox!), and I am fresh off of four, fun-filled days at the 2017 National Chain Drug Store Conference Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, April 21-25th. For those unfamiliar with NACDS Annual, it’s ...

 
Followers: 9

During last year's Kantar Retail Digital and eCommerce Conference one of the major topics the audience wanted to learn more about was direct to consumer (D2C). At this year's event in April, we had the opportunity to discuss D2C in greater detail. Gaining Momentum D2C (or ...

 
ARTICLE

Six eCommerce and Retail Predictions for 2025

31 Mar 2017

  By: Reid Greenberg

Massive innovations in technology have undeniably started to shift shopper demand and purchase behavior from brick-and-mortar to online formats and forced uncomfortable disruptions upon traditional retailers.

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