Macroeconomics Insight Center

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Home Improvement Forecasts and Outlook

20 Oct 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  12 Slides

In 2018, the core home improvement channel is expected to outpace the all-retail average for the seventh-straight year. Find out in this publication what these trends mean for suppliers and retailers.

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Kantar Future’s U.S. Download on Retail

16 Oct 2017

By: Kantar Futures, Kantar Retail Research Team.  34 Slides

2017 has been a disruptive year for retail, shaking up traditional approaches to the category. Kantar Future’s U.S. Download on Retail, created in partnership with Kantar Retail, explores what’s driving this change in the industry, how shoppers’ expectations have changed.

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2017 Winter Holiday Forecasts

15 Sep 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  13 Slides

Select U.S. forecasts for the winter holiday quarter are featured in this summary slide deck. Data for all underlying channel forecasts—nominal, real, and price series—are available via a link on the webpage.

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U.S. Macro Outlook: Upper-Income Households to Drive Third-Quarter Growth

17 Aug 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  27 Slides

This slide deck features an outlook for the macro, retail, and shopper environment in the third quarter. The current and future macro landscape is painted through a key implications slide, and over two dozen slides featuring data, graphics, and forecasts.

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U.S. Channel Forecasts: Q3 Outlook

7 Aug 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  10 Slides

Forecasts for the back-to-school quarter by channel are featured in this summary slide deck. Data for all underlying channel forecasts—nominal, real, and price series—are available via a link on the webpage.

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Event Presentations

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Essential Macro Insights for Retail Planning

25 May 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  50 Slides

This session will provide the critical macro insights needed to identify the challenges and opportunities for growth.

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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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Webinar Presentations


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Kantar Retail's Holiday 2017 Forecast: Netting Out Sales Amid the Crosswinds

30 Aug 2017, 11:00 AM EDT

The performances of many retailers were upended last holiday by online' s dominance, government-related disruptions, and heightened shopper demands. Retailers should expect these winds of change to grow stronger this holiday. Tune in to this webinar for the unveiling of Kantar Retail's 2017 holiday forecast and hear our perspective on how retailers and suppliers should navigate these crosswinds during the biggest selling season of the year. As part of this discussion, expect to learn: The ...


US Home Improvement Webinar: Hiding in Plain Sight: Tapping Into Home Improvement Spending Potential

2 Aug 2017, 01:00 PM EDT

Baby Boomers and pro contractors have long made up the backbone of home improvement retailers' shopper bases. In the midst of a great deal of change, these groups continue to represent key opportunities for retailers to shift their approaches, deepen connections, and drive more spending. As part of this discussion, attendees can expect to learn: Kantar Retail's latest forecasts for home improvement performance this year and beyond How Boomers' potential for home improvement spending ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Category Insights 2022 - First Look at Kantar Retail's Updated Forecasts

10 May 2017, 11:00 AM EDT

We are moving quickly to a post-recovery world which will still look relatively unfamiliar and daunting to suppliers and retailers. Escalating online penetration, renewed pockets of inflation, diverging spending confidence, and demographic shifts are among the many macro factors which will influence category spending in the coming years. Tune in to find out Kantar Retail's latest perspective on category growth, and how retailers and suppliers will need to adjust to succeed in this post-recovery ...


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 ...

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