Expand eCommerce opportunities by developing successful multichannel digital retail strategies aligned to shoppers' changing paths to purchase.
  • The Retail Reveal: Blockchain technology - evolutionary retailing
    Blockchain is one of the most exciting and disruptive technologies to hit the industry in years. The Retail Reveal examines its main operational ...
  • U.S. consumables omnichannel review: Fall update
    This report is an update to our consumables omnichannel review released in June. It provides overall perspective, strategic positioning, a SWOT, ...
  • Transforming with Amazon
    Amazon is experiencing more pressure as it scales and expands into new geographies amid slowing Prime membership growth in the U.S.
  • The eCommerce climate: Changing requirements amid digital disruption
    Digital disrupters are changing the landscape. New players and new commerce models are advancing, and shoppers are more empowered than ever to ...
  • US eCommerce outlook: Category group forecasts
    See Kantar’s U.S. online and in-store category spending forecasts to 2024. In addition, gain access to all data and charts for 15 online categories.
  • The Retail Reveal: Digital trends - the rise of visual search
    Product search and discovery is moving beyond text towards the image. Millennial and younger shoppers demand immediacy of availability and new ...

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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2020+ Global retail outlook

15 Jan 2020

By: Kantar Research Team.  59 Slides

This flagship global report will be the go-to strategy planning document for all teams and functions of a CPG brand, from trade marketing to supply chain, from R&D to category planning. Understand the key drivers of change in worldwide retail, for 2020 and beyond.

Followers: 95

Youth fashion pureplay Boohoo Group has revealed stellar results for the Christmas period, with revenue ahead by 44% across all geographies for the four months to 31 December. The company, which also owns Pretty Little Thing (PLT) and Nasty Gal following recent acquisitions, saw double-digit ...

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Alibaba: Executive summary

14 Jan 2020

By: Harriet Leach.  27 Slides

Gain an in-depth understanding of the world's leading brand-centred online retail platform and how its vast ecosystem operates to drive sales for its partners. This deep-dive into the Alibaba ecosystem is invaluable reading for anyone involved in global ecommerce.

Followers: 81

It’s no secret that one way Amazon expands its presence is with Alexa. That’s consistent with the company’s strategy to further embed itself into customers’ everyday routines by innovating devices and voice. Now, on the heels of launching an extensive lineup of Echo products ...

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Alibaba: The five slides you need

8 Jan 2020

By: Harriet Leach.  9 Slides

Understand the essential features of one of the world's most advanced retail ecosystems with this concise overview of Alibaba's core areas of expertise and forward-focused initiatives.

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The Shoppers' Evolving Path to Purchase

Followers: 369

Kantar, in collaboration with MediaCom China, has published the whitepaper Decoding Desire in the China Luxury Social Ecosystem. A large-scale research project was undertaken to unlock the formula luxury brands need to activate their social media effectively from an audience-first approach. ...

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eCommerce ON: What's driving UK shopper choice?

22 Nov 2019

By: Kelly Petropoulou.  19 Slides

Using exclusive survey data, the latest in Kantar’s eCommerce ON report series takes a deep-dive into UK shoppers’ chief concerns when shopping online and evaluates which retailers are performing best against the chief KPIs for best-in-class eCommerce practice.

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Selling alcohol online

17 Oct 2019

By: Kate McGee.  15 Slides

We look at the challenges and opportunities retailers and suppliers face in this fast-growing, but highly regulated and complex category.

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The Retail Reveal: Quick-service restaurants - New brand opportunities from sector transformation

14 Oct 2019

By: Kantar Research Team.  18 Slides

Understand how change in the QSR space is opening up new areas to play for suppliers as evolving touchpoints and the need to satisfy different consumer missions create a variety of differing demands from the channel's leading players.

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Digital Payment Transformation: What’s happening now. What’s happening next

23 Sep 2019

By: Kantar Research Team, Harriet Leach.  35 Slides

Digital payment development is accelerating at unparalleled speed, transforming how shoppers pay and interact with retailers and brands. Kantar's comprehensive overview and analysis of the current and future landscape is essential reading to gain understanding of this crucial aspect of retail.

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Developing Multichannel Strategies

Followers: 465

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 4 A single theme has emerged in my ‘start of the year’ conversations with retailers, investors and suppliers. That is ‘Long-Term Planning’. This is happening because there is a strong desire within the retail industry to escape the short-term ...

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The future role of data in the drug channel

15 Jan 2020

By: Ben Antenore.  22 Slides

As major players in the drug channel develop their healthcare offering, data and enhanced shopper insights will play an increasingly important role in boosting traffic and engaging shoppers.

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2020+ European retail outlook

15 Jan 2020

By: Kantar Research Team, Derya Guvenc.  68 Slides

Kantar’s 2020+ European Retail Outlook report will help brands prioritise investment, allocate resources in the right places and capture new incremental growth while driving volume. For all CPG functions, this delivers a holistic overview of the forces at play now and in the future across Europe.

Followers: 465

The evolution of Hypercash

13 Jan 2020  By: Ray Gaul

Retailing in the Week Ahead, Week 3 Outside Brazil, few CPG companies are familiar with the Hypercash* format. One day, this might be a problem as you can be fairly certain that Hypercash is coming to a location near you in the not-too-distant future.  So, allow me to acquaint you with ...

Followers: 95

The John Lewis Partnership, comprising both John Lewis and premium grocer Waitrose, posted a gross sales decline of -1.8% YoY for Christmas, to GBP2.17 billion. While Waitrose & Partners’ decline was mostly due to store closures, resulting in an LFL increase of 0.4%, John Lewis & ...

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Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends

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2020 FMI Midwinter Conference retailer briefing guide

14 Jan 2020

By: Ellie Pinto.  58 Slides

Take a look at our briefing guide to review grocery channel trends, important retailer information, and prepare for the FMI Midwinter Conference.

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The Retail Reveal: Blockchain technology - evolutionary retailing

13 Jan 2020

By: Kantar Research Team, Howard Lake.  20 Slides

Blockchain is one of the most exciting and disruptive technologies to hit the industry in years. The Retail Reveal examines its main operational areas to date and considers the future implications of this innovation for retailers and suppliers alike.

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Ulta Q3 results and analysis

6 Jan 2020

By: Ben Antenore.  8 Slides

Ulta pulled off yet another strong quarter. The retailer is confident that investment in growing categories like skin and hair care will help it weather the coming cosmetics category slowdown.

Followers: 146

In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dipped to 6.0%. But amid the slowing economy, China’s consumers still have a growing appetite for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). In the first three quarters of 2019, total FMCG sales roles by 2.7%, 6.9% and 5.7%, maintaining ...


Welcome to the era of Algorithmic Retail

13 Dec 2019

  By: Malcolm Pinkerton

The future of retail will be dictated by algorithms, and their influence will pervade every channel and sector. Now is the time for brands to understand how transformative their use will be, and how they need to right-size their organisations to prepare for their arrival.

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