Macroeconomics Insight Center

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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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Canadian Macroeconomic and Retail Sales Overview

22 Dec 2017

By: Doug Hermanson, Robin Sherk, Rohini Birla.  19 Slides

Canada has the fastest growing, but perhaps the most uncertain, growth trajectory among major developed markets. Find out in this report why and how to hedge your strategies to ensure growth.

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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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Event Presentations

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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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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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Webinar Presentations


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 ...


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 ...

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