Macroeconomics Insight Center

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Home Improvement Forecasts and Outlook

25 Apr 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  12 Slides

Kantar Retail’s home improvement channel sales forecasts feature a breakout of sales in nominal and inflation-adjusted terms for the home centers, hardware stores, and other building specialty channels. Forecasts can be viewed in a summary slide or excel format.

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U.S. Channel Forecasts: Q2 Outlook

23 Mar 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  11 Slides

Curious what spring has in store? This channel forecast summary slide deck features forecasts for the second quarter. Data for all underlying channel forecasts—nominal, real, and price series—are available via a link on the webpage.

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Holiday 2016: Channel and Category Sales Results - Updated

22 Feb 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  13 Slides

This publication features updated government-reported holiday results for a dozen retail sales channels and ten categories which were initially published in January. It has been updated with actual results for some underlying channels and categories which were previously estimated by Kantar Retail.

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U.S. Macro Outlook: Demand in 2017 Dampened by Higher Gasoline Prices

10 Feb 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  34 Slides

This slide deck features Kantar Retail’s latest U.S. macro outlook for the 2017 sales season. The current and future macro landscape is painted through a key implications slide, and over two dozen slides featuring macro data graphics and forecasts.

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Kantar Retail’s European Outlook for 2017+

17 Jan 2017

By: Himanshu Pal, Kantar Retail Research Team.  35 Slides

Europe’s retail environment will confront disruption along three fronts in 2017: Economic and political; path to purchase and supply chain; and “We” versus “Me”. This report analyzes how these disruptions will reverberate across European markets, channels and retailers through the end of the decade.

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Event Presentations

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Retail Implications From Macro Trends

9 Dec 2016

By: Doug Hermanson.  27 Slides

This presentation will detail the key macro trends shaping the future of retail.

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Macro Planning Considerations for Canada

15 Sep 2016

By: Doug Hermanson.  29 Slides

Canada’s retail environment has become more challenging amid varying global effects. As conditions remain volatile, Canadian suppliers will need to become more agile to capitalize on pockets of strong growth and cushion themselves from weakness in lagging markets and shopper segments.

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Finding the “Micro” in Macro Retail Trends

13 Jun 2016

By: Doug Hermanson.  46 Slides

his class will present the key macro trends that will heavily influence the future retail marketplace and the key “micro” implications needed to evolve your operational and marketing strategies.

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Channel and Category Insights from Macro Trends

8 Jun 2015

By: Doug Hermanson, Frank Badillo.  73 Slides

Leaders and laggards continue to emerge among the channels and categories that Kantar Retail tracks and forecasts based on macroeconomic sources.

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Faster than Market Growth, Leaning In on eCommerce

8 Jun 2015

By: Anne Zybowski, Frank Badillo.  99 Slides

Key takeaways include defining the impact of eCommerce growth on the store; learning which retailers are leading the channel in terms of growth and share of total business; and strategies to win with key multichannel customers...

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Webinar Presentations


US Home Improvement Webinar: The Connected Home Story and Macro Trends for 2017

9 Mar 2017, 01:00 PM EST

"Stress-free" continues to be the shopping mantra of 2017. In the search for convenience and ease, shoppers are seeking out new and innovative ways to remove friction from their lives, and increasingly their homes. From smart thermostats to home security systems, connected home technology provides shoppers with new alternatives for home maintenance and stress-free living. With Kantar Retail's lead economist expecting positive macro tailwinds in 2017, The Home Depot and Lowe's will be frontrunners ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Calibrating for 2017 - Macro Predictions, Retail Considerations

2 Feb 2017, 11:00 AM EST

The turn of the year is the most popular time to make resolutions to do better; the same is likely the case for those in the retail and supplier industry. Well, Kantar Retail is here to help. Tune into the first Emerging Macro Retail Trends webinar of the year to cement your understanding of the trends that defined the 2016 sales season, and more importantly how to adjust your strategies toward selling more in 2017. As part of this discussion, expect to learn: How the shifting macro ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Macro Realities for Low-to-Middle Income Shoppers: Mining for Retail Gold

17 Nov 2016, 11:00 AM EST

The financial situation of low-to-middle income shoppers has improved relative to the years immediately following the great recession. Still, this segment presents a uniquely challenging sales opportunity for retailers and suppliers. They are tightly budgeted, but aspirational; they are large in numbers, but very diverse. These are among the many contrasts that differentiate them from their upper-income counterparts which tend to be more homogeneous. The emergence of limited assortment food ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Kantar Retail’s Holiday 2016 Forecast - Is Your Game Plan Aligned?

25 Aug 2016, 11:00 AM EDT

Even though air conditioner units are still running on high, the winter holiday shopping season is already on the mind of many retailers and suppliers. Potentially higher sales during the season are certainly heightening this anticipation, but challenges may weigh on some minds as well. Many of these challenges, as well as opportunities, gain even more traction during the holiday. For instance, Amazon's growing portfolio of programs, Prime benefits, and products which are often launched ...


Home Improvement Webinar: Seeking Opportunities in Key Inflection Points

11 Aug 2016, 01:00 PM EDT

The home improvement channel continues to see significant growth, as a result of continued strength in housing. The growth has opened opportunities to reach new shoppers, including those entering the market as first time home buyers, but also presents significant growth opportunities to engage shoppers as they make major transitions that lead to home investment, such as having children, moving to new houses, and even retiring and downsizing. In this webinar, join Kantar Retail's experts ...

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