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Shopper: July 2017 Monthly ShopperScape® SnapShot

27 Jul 2017

By: Ali Chapman

This quick overview of what's trending in ShopperScape® shows which retailers are up and which are down in terms of the size of their overall shopper bases, which shoppers are the most upbeat in their near-term spending plans, and much, much more.

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CVS Health Executive Summary

27 Jul 2017

By: Kate Senzamici

Our Kantar Retail experts’ Executive summary of CVS Health, including strategic positioning and overview of merchandising, marketing, and operations focus areas.

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Seasonal Retail Pulse: Back-to-School Retailing Gets Off to an Early Start

With the July 4 holiday barely in the rearview mirror, retailers got an early start to the back-to-school and back-to-college shopping season this year. Here are the main themes we are seeing as the back-to-school retailing season kicks off.

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Rite Aid Executive Summary

27 Jul 2017

By: Kate Senzamici

Our Kantar Retail experts’ Executive summary of Rite Aid, including strategic positioning and overview of merchandising, marketing, and operations focus areas.

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Followers: 1

Brandless: A New Private Label Brand Emerges and Promises “Better Stuff for Fewer Dollars”

26 Jul 2017

By: Alice Fournier

The eCommerce landscape evolves quickly and new players, no matter their size, always have the power to be disruptive. One of the latest addition to generate interest is Brandless, a retail site launched earlier this month, proposing a highly curated list of health-conscious, everyday items.

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U.S. Drug Channel Retail Review: Fiscal Year Update

26 Jul 2017

By: Brian Owens, Kate Senzamici

This review of drug channel developments in the 1st half of 2017 looks at the key observations, financial results, channel commotions, at CVS, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Rite Aid.

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Followers: 355

Back-to-School Growth Will Top Last Year’s

25 Jul 2017

By: Doug Hermanson

Back-to-school shoppers will be spending a little more this year, but the benefits to specific retailers and channels will be cut across income lines.

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June Retail Sales: Slow Growth Despite Improved Spending Intentions

25 Jul 2017

By: Doug Hermanson

According to government-reported sales results, growth deteriorated in June. Find out what this means for the upcoming back-to-school sales period in this article.

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Followers: 135

July Report on Shopper Behavior

25 Jul 2017

By: Kantar Retail Shopper Team

Key trends emerging from Kantar Retail’s June ShopperScape® survey include: Despite mostly tepid retail sales growth, shoppers were out in force in June. Strong spending intentions hold through June. Walmart remains the most preferred casual apparel retailer, and Kohl’s the second most preferred.

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Followers: 296

More Channels Consolidating in Retail

24 Jul 2017

By: Ray Gaul

For the past several years FMCG companies have been talking about four fast growth channels at a global level.

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Going Global With Costco: Learnings From France and Iceland

20 Jul 2017

By: Timothy Campbell

Costco’s global ambitions are heating up with its first locations in Iceland and France opening recently. To succeed, suppliers must partner with Costco and keep up with its international capabilities and coordination.

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Costco Iceland: Walking the Box

20 Jul 2017

By: Timothy Campbell

Costco’s entrance into Iceland has disrupted the market and upended established shopping routines with the treasure hunt and stock-up trip alike.