Digital Insight Center

Expand eCommerce opportunities by developing successful multichannel digital retail strategies aligned to shoppers' changing paths to purchase.

Develop an in-depth understanding of digital retailing in easy-to-share slide presentation formats and get strategic guidance by attending Kantar Retail's events, webinars, and ShareGroups focused on digital retail.

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Ingenious innovations and initiatives - May 2018

24 May 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  11 Slides

Augmented Reality, once merely a marketing gimmick, is fast becoming a valuable strategic tool in the retail world. Here we explore the latest and greatest AR innovations, why they are important, what you can learn from them.

 
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Walmart quarterly review: A strong end to 2017, with some challenges

9 May 2018

By: Laura Kennedy.  7 Slides

In Q4, Walmart posted strong performance to close out the year, though eCommerce sales growth slowed on “operational” challenges. The retailer continues to build digital capabilities via partnerships and launched key mobile tools to elevate the in-store experience.

 
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Amazon North America: The big beats from Q1 2018

3 May 2018

By: Meaghan Werle.  11 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 2018.

 
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New routes to consumer: From direct to consumer to partnerships

13 Apr 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  19 Slides

In this deck, we take a look into new routes to consumer as brands increasingly diversify their direct-to-consumer models with partnerships. It is a new way to win shoppers without compromising on operational efficiency, or brand equity.

 
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Canada grocery and drug channel snapshot

13 Apr 2018

By: Rohini Birla.  30 Slides

This slide summary provides financial performance highlights for Loblaw/Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, Metro, and Jean Coutu’s latest results. It also discusses moves these retailers have made to drive their positions and the implications of these on suppliers.

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Event Presentations

 
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Why Direct to Consumer is a Fundamental Part of Your Integrated Channel Strategy

24 May 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Analyst.  26 Slides

Truly omnichannel brands have realized that to delight the constantly connected consumer, the focus must be on providing innovative solutions to a specific shopping mission or occasion.

 
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The evolution of social commerce

24 May 2018

By: Hanna Ryngmark.  28 Slides

Social Commerce is set to become a big thing in retail, with the next generation the early adopters of social shopping. Brands looking to engage with this generation must therefore learn how to use social as a commercial channel as opposed to just a marketing tool.

 
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Why Alibaba is Our Best Guide to Reaching the Pinnacle

24 May 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton.  26 Slides

Alibaba is one of the most exciting, dynamic, and entrepreneurial businesses in the world. The immense ecosystem and concept of what the retailer calls New Retail, provides unprecedented opportunity for brands looking to not only crack China, but stay at the forefront of how people want to shop.

 
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Looking Good: Can Amazon Create a Credible Beauty Proposition?

24 May 2018

By: Hanna Ryngmark.  23 Slides

Beauty has been an untapped potential for Amazon. A fresh emphasis on beauty and wellness provides brands with substantial opportunity. With a lower threat from private label, and Amazon seeking premium brands to win market share.

 
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What's for Dinner: Can Amazon Realize its Grocery Ambitions?

24 May 2018

By: Alvaro Morilla.  26 Slides

Amazon has one main priority: Take a bigger share of shoppers’ wallet. Achieving this requires the retailer to crack the code in grocery.

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Webinar Presentations

 
Webinar

Digital Retailing Webinar - Social commerce: Capitalizing on today’s key platform

24 May 2018, 11:00 AM EDT

With major U.S. social platforms introducing new retail capabilities, social media is quickly moving down the purchase funnel. By expanding beyond brand building to support conversion, these platforms are better enabling retailers and suppliers to move shoppers from inspiration to purchase. As shoppers, especially Centennials, increasingly turn to social sites for shopping, brands need to ensure that they have a shoppable presence across these digital touchpoints. Join Kantar Consulting ...

 
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Digital Retailing Webinar - U.S. Omnichannel Review: Assessing Key Shifts in Fulfillment

22 Mar 2018, 11:00 AM EDT

As shoppers’ expectations for convenience continue to escalate, retailers across the board are investing in fulfillment to better serve shoppers how and where they want to shop. By partnering with third-party providers, acquiring last-mile logistics companies, or building capabilities in-house, retailers are broadening their fulfillment options to provide shoppers with greater immediacy and flexibility. At the same time, recent innovation, such as Amazon Key, further disrupts the way ...

 
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Digital Retailing Webinar: Planning For the New Retail Digital Will Usher in the New Year

25 Jan 2018, 11:00 AM EST

In the U.S., 2017 saw digital reach continue to escalate across touchpoints. In turn, we are entering an era of "New Retail," in which shoppers experience an ever-more seamless connection between online and offline. This evolving retail environment demands new skill sets from retailers and manufacturers alike. Join Kantar Retail as we reflect on the elevation of omnichannel in 2017, how this trend manifested during the holiday season, and expectations for its evolution throughout 2018. As ...

 
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Digital Retailing Webinar: Holiday 2017 Preview - Tis the Season for Digital Disruption

5 Oct 2017, 11:00 AM EDT

Heading into holiday 2017, one thing is for certain: online will again drive holiday sales growth. With Amazon – and its ever-evolving ecosystem – expected to dominate holiday shopping, competitive retailers will need to leverage their own digital capabilities to establish a unique holiday proposition for shoppers, while defending against more nimble, digitally-native brands. Join Kantar Retail as we discuss innovative digital strategies that are reinventing the holiday shopping ...

 
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Digital Retailing Webinar: U.S. Online Grocery Update - The Multi-Channel Retailer Response 

24 Aug 2017, 11:00 AM EDT

Online grocery sales are expected to nearly triple in the next four years, in part due to an underlying shopper demand for stress-free shopping experiences. As a result, online grocery is no longer a fringe capability; stakeholders across the board are pulling out all stops to establish a robust grocery eCommerce offering. Join Kantar Retail in examining how key players are responding to this rising shopper need. As part of this discussion, we will: Assess the expanding click-and-collect ...

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