Expand eCommerce opportunities by developing successful
multichannel digital retail strategies aligned to shoppers'
changing paths to purchase.
  • Amazon.com: Surfing the Screen
    Amazon is evolving into a lifestyle destination for Prime members, making for an increasingly contextual selling environment on its core site.
  • The Voice Commerce War Continues: New Allies, New Battlegrounds
    Amazon's Alexa leadership position on Voice Commerce can be now under threat with a new partnership between two powerhouses committed to defeat ...
  • Shoppers’ Hopes and Concerns About an Amazon-Owned Whole Foods
    Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is moving ahead, and company officials indicate that shoppers will soon see changes at both Amazon and Whole ...
  • Amazon Executive Summary
    Our Kantar Retail experts’ Executive Summary of Amazon includes a look at the retailer's strategic positioning and an overview of its merchandising, ...
  • Jet.com: Shopper Essentials
    Post-Walmart acquisition, Jet.com continues to gain steam with shoppers. While it is unclear what that trajectory will look like going forward, ...
  • If Amazon Is a Behemoth Alibaba Is a Leviathan
    Alibaba is the biggest disruptor of the Asian eCommerce, technology and retail landscape. Now an omnipresent entity for the Chinese population, ...
    

Identify and leverage emerging trends in digital retail, technology, supply chain, and marketing to grow eCommerce and better target shoppers across multiple channels.

Understanding Pure Play Retailers

 
Summary Slides

The Role Of Technology In Fashion and Beauty

15 Sep 2017

By: Kantar Retail Research Team.  14 Slides

Apparel and beauty retailers across the globe are pushing the envelope by integrating technology into the shopping experience.

 
Walking the Box

Amazon.com: Surfing the Screen

7 Sep 2017

By: Meaghan Werle.  17 Slides

Amazon is evolving into a lifestyle destination for Prime members, making for an increasingly contextual selling environment on its core site.

 
Followers: 13

August is traditionally a quiet month for retailers, but not for Amazon. They didn’t seem to take the summer off, staying in top gear, readying for another record quarter. Here is our Amazon International recap: Fulfilling Expectations A number of new fulfilment centres (FC) became operative ...

 
ARTICLE

The Voice Commerce War Continues: New Allies, New Battlegrounds

30 Aug 2017

  By: Alvaro Morilla

Amazon's Alexa leadership position on Voice Commerce can be now under threat with a new partnership between two powerhouses committed to defeat the Seattle based behemoth: Walmart launches voice shopping through Google Home. Others, as Ocado, are taking the Amazon side. Let the war begin.

 
Followers: 11

For the three months to 30th June, the eCommerce leviathan Alibaba delivered another impressive set of results. Continuing to fly high, Alibaba delivered a 56% rise in Q1 revenues compared to the same period a year ago. This was driven by growth in online sales, which at 86% - up from 73% a ...

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

 
SHOPPER ARTICLE

A Mobile Cause: How Mobile Apparel Shoppers Are Redefining the Store

27 Oct 2016

  By: Tiffany Hogan

While the U.S. market is woefully overstored and continued store count reductions are on the horizon, ShopperScape® data confirms that there is still a need for stores as part of many shoppers’ ideal shopping experience.

 
ARTICLE

Triggering the Impulse Purchase Online

20 Oct 2016

  By: Alvaro Morilla

Understanding the techniques available to drive this all important purchase is now essential. Impulse is possible online, if you know which levers to pull and when to pull them.

 
Walking the Box

Apparel Store Visits: Back to School, Back to New

20 Sep 2016

By: Tiffany Hogan.  24 Slides

Retailers are mixing old strategies with new to drive sales and connect with shoppers as they transition into fall.

 
Followers: 106

Once again, it’s time for the fashion-filled, media-blitzed New York Fashion Week. The star of this year’s event so far is not a model, a designer or a collection, but the industry’s latest buzzword(s): wear now. The “wear now” seed has been germinating for a couple ...

 
Followers: 59

Kaufland Romania is the latest retailer to launch a Scan & Pay App (read the news here). This wouldn’t usually be big news, everybody’s doing it, but the fact the discounters are getting in on the act highlights the broader impact of digital on retailing. The App, which amongst ...

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

 
Five Slides

Carrefour Group - The Five Slides You Need

13 Sep 2017

By: Tudor Popa.  8 Slides

Our Kantar Retail experts’ Point of View on the Carrefour Group - SWOT Analysis, Key Initiatives, Key Financials, Growth Forecasts, and Supplier Implications.

 
Executive Summary

Home Depot Executive Summary

6 Sep 2017

By: Hannah Hayes.  23 Slides

Kantar Retail’s executive summary of Home Depot analyzes the retailer's key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets of operation.

 
Executive Summary

Lowe's Executive Summary

6 Sep 2017

By: Hannah Hayes.  26 Slides

Kantar Retail’s executive summary of Lowe's analyzes the retailer's key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets of operation.

 
Summary Slides

Canadian Grocery and Drug Channel Snapshot: Performance Update and Direction

5 Sep 2017

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.

 
Webinar

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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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

 
Summary Slides

Apparel Retailers to Watch: A Guide to Key Initiatives from Q2 2017

16 Aug 2017

By: Tiffany Hogan.  19 Slides

Luxury retailers were at the forefront of innovative trends this quarter as apparel retailing’s biggest disrupters and oldest stalwarts continue to announce new service-oriented strategies.

 
ARTICLE

A Club Challenger: How Do Costco’s Prices Compare to Amazon?

Amid reports that Amazon is price comping Costco’s in-club pricing, Kantar Retail investigates the competitiveness between the two retailers.

 
Followers: 22

Amid one of the most exciting and evolving moments in U.S. grocery retail history, everyone is asking how big online grocery will really get. Grocery retailers are trying to understand the best strategies for tackling eCommerce, while manufacturers are trying to decide how to support the business. ...

 
Summary Slides

U.S. eCommerce Outlook: Category Group Forecasts

19 Jun 2017

By: Doug Hermanson, Robin Sherk.  12 Slides

This slide deck summarizes Kantar Retail’s U.S. online channel forecast and in-store versus online category spending forecasts to 2022.

 
Followers: 82

You may have seen the headlines this week—Walmart is phasing out Costco’s Kirkland Signature private label brand from its Jet.com platform.  While it’s an interesting new wrinkle in one of the biggest developments in eCommerce in the last year, I’ve received questions ...

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