Expand eCommerce opportunities by developing successful multichannel digital retail strategies aligned to shoppers' changing paths to purchase.
  • eBay: The five slides you need
    Kantar Consulting's overview of eBay includes a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, growth forecast, and an analysis of major strategic initiatives.
  • Beyond the spearfish: How Amazon is leveraging its platforms to expand trip types
    Map Amazon’s platforms and the trip missions they serve. Explore the evolution of Amazon’s channels ...
  • The evolution of impulse
    Find out how online shopping specifically impacts the impulse trip. Learn about creative approaches to drive that trip, both online and offline. ...
  • Home Depot: Surfing the screen
    As Home Depot continues to build itself as a seamless, interconnected retail operation, recent investments in omnichannel fulfillment, service ...
  • 2018 Amazon Prime Shopper Update
    As Amazon invests in the value, convenience, and experience that Prime membership provides, the program’s reach continues to grow, with significant ...
  • 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.

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

Followers: 390

The most competitive market in retail

19 Nov 2018  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 47 Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on 15 September 2008 – 10 years and two months ago. Over the past few months, many newspapers have been ‘memorializing’ the 10-year anniversary of the collapse of the global banking system by discussing ...

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Amazon North America: The big beats from Q3 2018

15 Nov 2018

By: Meaghan Werle, Rachel Dalton.  11 Slides

In addition to examining Amazon’s latest financial results, this slide summary report highlights key North America initiatives in Q3 and important themes moving forward in 2018.

Followers: 141

eBay, one of the first major online marketplaces, continues to see growth as it has worked to reposition itself, grow its portfolio, enhance its technology, and improve its structured data. Despite its growth, it has not grown as fast as some of its biggest competitors and regularly sees new ...

Five Slides

eBay: The five slides you need

29 Oct 2018

By: Christina Anderson.  8 Slides

Kantar Consulting's overview of eBay includes a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, growth forecast, and an analysis of major strategic initiatives.


Amazon Fashion Hosts: A limited edition experience

26 Oct 2018

  By: Anusha Couttigane

For just six days this week Amazon hosted its first ever London fashion pop-up. Promising an on-the-pulse trend edit across a host of fashion brands, together with a series of entertaining activities, this is Amazon’s first foray into physical fashion in the UK.

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

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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 - September 2018

26 Oct 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  11 Slides

Retail is evolving as the focus shifts from product selection to enhancing the shopper experience. Artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) present new opportunities to engage with shoppers and provide tailored experiences both instore and online.

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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: 158

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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Ingenious innovations and initiatives - May 2018

24 May 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team.  11 Slides

Augmented Reality, once merely a marketing gimmick, is fast becoming a valuable strategic tool in the retail world. Here we explore the latest and greatest AR innovations, why they are important, what you can learn from them.

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

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Drugstore convenience: How stores are reshaping shopper missions

19 Nov 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Research Team, Derya Guvenc.  19 Slides

As channel-blurring intensifies, the need to offer shoppers convenience in numerous retail locations is pushing leading European drugstore players to deploy innovative merchandising solutions designed to accommodate rapid shopper missions and meet a variety of changing customer needs.


eCommerce and digital glossary: November 2018

16 Nov 2018

  By: Christina Anderson

Check out our updated guide to key digital and eCommerce terms and acronyms.

Followers: 46

In the first holiday season since the liquidation of iconic category specialist Toys R Us, many uncertainties lingered leading up to this crucial selling season. With shoppers looking for a new toy destination, suppliers seeking new outlets to make up for lost Toys R Us share, and retailers ...


Hypermarket channel prospects in Germany: Transformation or stagnation?

15 Nov 2018

  By: Vadim Khetsuriani

Often overlooked in a discount-dominated market, Germany's hypermarkets still offer strong potential for brands. We visited the market leaders to gauge the opportunities on offer in these big-box formats.

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Drug spotlight: How brands can drive engagement through digital services

14 Nov 2018

By: Ben Antenore.  12 Slides

Through online, brands play a major role in enabling self-care.

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

Executive Summary

Alibaba Group executive summary

2 Nov 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton.  23 Slides

Kantar Consulting’s profile of the Alibaba Group looks at the retailer's key strategies, growth forecasts, merchandising approach, and markets of operation.

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Winning the shelf with digitally engaging content

24 Oct 2018

By: Kevin McCoy.  18 Slides

Understand the key principles of online content to drive visibility and conversion. Explore best-in-class executions and understand the omnichannel impact. Learn how to analyze and elevate product content to stand out on the digital shelf.

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Strategic assortment for the digital shelf

24 Oct 2018

By: Prem Shunmugavelu.  18 Slides

Review the importance of assortment as part of your overall eCommerce strategy. Consider new ways to develop assortment as part of your overall eCommerce portfolio and consider the differences versus brick-and- mortar.

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Packaging Matters: Stepping outside the eCommerce box

24 Oct 2018

By: Kantar Consulting Analyst.  1 Slides

Understand the role of packaging through an increasingly complex supply chain. Discover how digitization of packaging can support eCommerce initiatives. Learn about consumer expectations of the unboxing experience.

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Beauty Innovators 2018: Key learnings from the brands driving industry-wide change

24 Oct 2018

By: Hanna Ryngmark, Tiffany Hogan.  24 Slides

Beauty’s newest set of innovators are pushing the envelope in new ways of selling, marketing, and developing products with the shopper in focus. Brands and retailers alike can learn from how these brands speak authentically and communicate values clearly to a targeted shopper base.

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