Macroeconomics Insight Center

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Global macro outlook

5 Apr 2018

By: Doug Hermanson.  16 Slides

Most major global markets are poised for stronger growth in 2018. Find out in this summary slide deck which markets will improve and which will fall further behind.

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Home improvement forecasts and outlook

21 Mar 2018

By: Doug Hermanson.  11 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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U.S. Retail Outlook for 2018

16 Jan 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team, Diana Sheehan.  54 Slides

What does the year hold for U.S. retail? Our 2018 predictions provide insights on macro, shopper, and channel trends and key retailers.

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2017 Year in Review: A Look Back at Key Themes Across U.S. Retail

4 Jan 2018

By: Kantar Retail Research Team.  48 Slides

Kantar Retail’s 2017 Year in Review publication features all the major themes and events that shaped U.S. retail in the past year.

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U.S. Macro Outlook: Proposed Tax Cuts Needed to Firm Up Demand in 2018 (Preliminary Report)

22 Dec 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  30 Slides

This slide deck features a preliminary expectations for the macro environment in 2018. Also included is an initial analysis of the December tax proposal and its retail implications.

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Event Presentations

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The macro mandate: Leverage economic insights to capture a larger share of wallet

14 Jun 2018

By: Doug Hermanson, Hannah Hayes.  78 Slides

Macro trends are quickly changing the very definition of household shoppers and retail. Household shoppers have fragmented across economic, geographic, and demographic lines.

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Macro Outlook for 2018

15 Dec 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  38 Slides

This session will cover the expected policy and economic environment in 2018.

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The Future of Young Families

14 Dec 2017

By: Doug Hermanson.  27 Slides

This session will present a macro perspective of young families in the coming years, featuring the expected demographic and economic circumstances that will shape their spending and shopping habits.

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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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Webinar Presentations


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar - Competing for Share of Wallet: Forecasts and Implications

2 May 2018, 11:00 AM EDT

Competition for share of wallet is heating up. Digital has brought all categories within the reach of shoppers at just about any point in time, making specialty goods and services more accessible. Meanwhile, costs are rising in some essential services and goods, siphoning away discretionary income. Consumer brands will increasingly struggle to stand on their own as shoppers adjust their spending accordingly. Suppliers and retailers will need to develop new partnerships, assets, and skills ...


US Home Improvement Webinar – Finding New Growth in Home Improvement: The Shift to Providing Complete Home Solutions

8 Mar 2018, 01:00 PM EST

In the wake of a strong macro environment and increased savings from the recent U.S. tax bill, home improvement retailers are looking ahead to what’s next for the channel, rather than idling in their recent successes. As retailers funnel capital expenditures into new initiatives, the shift to becoming complete home solution providers becomes more pronounced. Growth into décor-related categories, home design services, and digital tools are becoming more prominent offers from ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: 2018 U.S. Outlook - Planning for the Year Ahead 

1 Feb 2018, 11:00 AM EST

Retailers and manufacturers should be optimistic about 2018 given the lift tax cuts will provide to spending. But shifting digital, demographic, and economic trends mean it will be a retail environment in which change will be rewarded, while the status quo will be scrutinized. Tune in to this webinar to understand what strategies you need to change to win shoppers in 2018. As part of this discussion, expect to learn: How changes to tax policy will affect retail in 2018. The retailers, ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Minding the Children - What Shifting Household Dynamics Mean for Retail

15 Nov 2017, 11:00 AM EST

Households with children remain an essential segment for manufacturers and retailers—that hasn't changed. But plenty has changed in terms of the demographics, category purchase decisions, and shopping behavior of this segment. In this webinar, we will give you the insights you need to profitably capture the spending of current and future families. As part of this discussion, expect to learn: How the widening income divide has affected households with children The growing geographic ...


US Home Improvement Webinar: The Home Improvement Shopping Experience - Capitalizing on the Box

2 Nov 2017, 01:00 PM EDT

With growth consistently above the retail average, the home improvement is an outlier in a time where big box growth is lagging. To continue success as new technology enters the market and more shoppers shift preferences towards digital and convenience, key home improvement retailers will need to modernize the box to better align with shopper expectations. As part of this discussion, attendees can expect to learn: Kantar Retail's latest forecasts for home improvement performance this ...

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