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  • Amazon North America: The big beats from Q4 2018
    This slide summary report evaluates the Q4 and FY 2018 financial results and highlights key North America initiatives and important themes moving ...
  • Prime update: Membership stands at 50% of U.S. households and slowing
    Kantar Consulting’s ShopperScape® data, collected in December 2018, shows that half of U.S. households now have Prime memberships, which we estimate ...
  • Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals: Creating winning product titles
    Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals is a monthly series that provides tactics that can immediately and positively impact your eCommerce execution. ...
  • Amazon: The five slides you need
    Check out Kantar Consulting’s overview of Amazon for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and implications.
  • The Retail Reveal - Why eCommerce loyalty schemes should be more than just a shipping subsidy
    In the first of a two-part Retail Reveal series on loyalty schemes, we examine how pureplayer ...
  • U.S. consumables industry omnichannel review
    This report assesses the omnichannel positioning of top consumables retailers in the US. It provides overall perspective, strategic positioning, ...
    

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

Interactive Chart: Amazon and Prime Penetration

Amazon's rise as a retail force has been swift and steady. To better understand the growing reach of Amazon among shoppers, use this interactive graphic to see the multi-year trend in shopping Amazon.com and Prime membership.
Line: Percent of U.S. Households Shopped Amazon.com during Past Four Weeks
Bars: Percent of U.S. Households with Amazon Prime Membership*

Understanding Pure Play Retailers

 
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Amazon North America: The big beats from Q4 2018

14 Feb 2019

By: Rachel Dalton.  12 Slides

This slide summary report evaluates the Q4 and FY 2018 financial results and highlights key North America initiatives and important themes moving forward in 2019.

 
Followers: 13

After a successful 2018 holiday season, Amazon posted worldwide quarterly net sales growth of 20% to USD72.4 billion and operating income growth of 78%, or USD3.8 billion. Amazon’s net sales for fiscal year 2018 reached USD232.9 billion, up 31% year over year, and operating income was ...

 
Followers: 51

Last year we brought to you a flash guide to monetizing the moment by trading on interest around the Royal Wedding. This year, we’ve put together a comprehensive, week-by-week guide on other key moments for retailers and brands to activate around when it comes to merchandising and marketing. ...

 
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Amazon.com: Surfing the screen

22 Jan 2019

By: Meaghan Werle.  20 Slides

Amazon is enhancing the quality of its online experience, reducing wasted time while expanding Prime members’ time in a meaningful way.

 
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Amazon: The five slides you need

7 Jan 2019

By: Rachel Dalton.  8 Slides

Check out Kantar Consulting’s overview of Amazon for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and implications.

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

 
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Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals: Creating winning product titles

22 Jan 2019

By: Kevin McCoy.  9 Slides

Mastering eCommerce Fundamentals is a monthly series that provides tactics that can immediately and positively impact your eCommerce execution. Each month will focus on a key digital element and offer strategies and best practices to elevate your online presence.

 
Followers: 406
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The Online Holiday Paradox

14 Jan 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 3, 2019 January 14 is New Year’s Day for those who follow the Julian calendar. So, if I did not get a chance to wish you a Happy Gregorian New Year, please accept my Happy Julian New Year wishes. British retailers have a tradition of reporting their ...

 
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The state of apparel retailing: A deep dive into the macro, competitive, and shopper trends affecting apparel retailing

8 Nov 2018

By: Tiffany Hogan.  28 Slides

Analyzing the contrary nature of the changes in the apparel retailing landscape can help us understand where it is now, and where it is likely to go.

 
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Ingenious Innovations and Initiatives – July 2018

13 Aug 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  12 Slides

Reports of the death of the high street are greatly exaggerated, it’s undergoing a period of transformation and we look back at some of the best new stores from around the world.

 
Followers: 186

With digital increasingly enabling and influencing retail, retailers and suppliers need a truly holistic view of individual shoppers. Shopper insights are just the start, though. To truly empower decision-making, we need to turn data into tangible actions. That is where our new Digital CommerceScope ...

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

 
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Drug spotlight: Cold and flu season

12 Feb 2019

By: Ben Antenore.  13 Slides

Cold and flu season remains a crucial occasion for retailers and suppliers.

 
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Understanding the Walgreens/Kroger retail relationship

18 Jan 2019

By: Brian Owens, Ben Antenore, Caroline Dumas.  32 Slides

The Walgreens/Kroger partnership is the first of its kind, generating a variety of opportunities and implications for suppliers who work with both retailers.

 
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Rite Aid Q3 2019 Results

11 Jan 2019

By: Ben Antenore.  9 Slides

Rite Aid’s Q3 was another challenging quarter for the retailer. With several new strategic priorities, Rite Aid is trying to find its footing and differentiate itself in the drug channel.

 
Followers: 88

Q3 was another tough quarter for Rite Aid. Despite revenue for the quarter being $5.5 billion up versus the same time a year ago, the retailer still had a net loss of $17.3 million from continuing operations. Now focused on its future as a stand-alone entity following the 2018 collapse of its ...

 
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Morrisons: The five slides you need

31 Dec 2018

By: Derya Guvenc.  9 Slides

Our point of view on Morrisons includes a SWOT analysis; a look at key initiatives, key financials, and growth forecasts; and supplier implications.

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

 
Followers: 78

Are your kids glued to the screen playing “Fortnite”? Or perhaps you caught Tyler “Ninja” Blevins starring in last week’s Super Bowl commercial for the NFL 100? Regardless of your familiarity (or lack thereof) with video games, esports (electronic sports) are starting ...

 
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Digital Double Click: Esports

14 Feb 2019

By: Meaghan Werle.  24 Slides

Digital Double Click is a series that summarizes key innovations in the digital space. In this edition, you can find an overview of esports and its application to retail.

 
Followers: 20

Boxed.com, the bulk online retailer, is taking steps to further differentiate itself from Amazon in the consumables space. For the first three months of 2019, Boxed is reportedly serving as the exclusive seller of two new Coca-Cola products — 12 packs of Smartwater Alkaline and Smartwater ...

 
Followers: 406
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Three Channels, Three Inflections

28 Jan 2019  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 5, 2019 I’m already feeling a little bit winded, are you too? Retailer results for 2018 keep pouring in, leaving tea leaves to sift through in figuring out what 2019 and 2020 might shape up to become.  The number of big headline game-changing announcements ...

 
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Global retail outlook for 2019+

16 Jan 2019

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  74 Slides

What can we expect this year in global retail? Kantar Consulting takes an in-depth look at 4 overarching questions, 8 global themes, 10 major retailers, and the retail outlook in 5 geographies.

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