Macroeconomics Insight Center

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Home improvement forecasts and outlook

29 Aug 2018

By: Doug Hermanson.  11 Slides

Kantar Consulting’s latest home improvement forecasts indicate the channel will remain a bright spot for retail. Find out in this publication the macro and channel trends you need to know to capitalize on the opportunity.

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Canadian Macroeconomic and Retail Sales Overview

23 Aug 2018

By: Amar Singh, Doug Hermanson.  20 Slides

The Canadian retail industry is growing at a moderate pace versus last year. The economy has been creating jobs; however, trade tariffs and other macroeconomic factors are weakening consumer confidence. This report provides an overview of important Canadian macroeconomic and retail trends.

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Global macro outlook

5 Apr 2018

By: Doug Hermanson.  16 Slides

Most major global markets are poised for stronger growth in 2018. Find out in this summary slide deck which markets will improve and which will fall further behind.

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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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Event Presentations

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The macro mandate: Leverage economic insights to capture a larger share of wallet

14 Jun 2018

By: Doug Hermanson, Hannah Hayes.  78 Slides

Macro trends are quickly changing the very definition of household shoppers and retail. Household shoppers have fragmented across economic, geographic, and demographic lines.

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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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Webinar Presentations


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Holiday 2018 Forecast - Staying on course in the wake of macro disruption

22 Aug 2018, 11:00 AM EDT

Many retailers this holiday will find themselves in an unfamiliar situation since the Great Recession made waves—trying to keep themselves sailing downwind, rather than just trying to plug the holes in their boat. Big box mass and select specialty retailers began to turn themselves around last holiday as shopper confidence gained strength. Tax policy changes and job gains will once again provide shoppers motivation this holiday, but retaining the loyalty of holiday shoppers will be ...


US Home Improvement Webinar: Home improvement strategic checkup - Understanding the current retailer and shopper landscape to build future growth

2 Aug 2018, 01:00 PM EDT

As the macro environment stabilizes in a post-recession economy, the home improvement channel has fared particularly well, with a continued positive outlook in future forecasts. Amid this period of growth, key home improvement retailers have been proactive in investing in initiatives that will drive future growth, rather than resting on the laurels of recent successes. Six months after announcing major changes to strategic initiatives, Home Depot’s investment of over $11 billion, aimed ...


US Home Improvement Webinar: Aligning with retailer services to build value across shopper segments

20 Jun 2018, 01:00 PM EDT

In a time when shoppers are empowered by digital technology and presented with a wider set of retail formats to choose from, many are rethinking their spending priorities and their views around value. Shoppers’ will no longer compromise on price, quality, or convenience elevating personalized experiences like services as key value differentiators in retail. In fact, Kantar Consulting forecasts that consumer spending on services will rise to 70% of all consumer spending by 2023. As ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar - Competing for Share of Wallet: Forecasts and Implications

2 May 2018, 11:00 AM EDT

Competition for share of wallet is heating up. Digital has brought all categories within the reach of shoppers at just about any point in time, making specialty goods and services more accessible. Meanwhile, costs are rising in some essential services and goods, siphoning away discretionary income. Consumer brands will increasingly struggle to stand on their own as shoppers adjust their spending accordingly. Suppliers and retailers will need to develop new partnerships, assets, and skills ...


US Home Improvement Webinar – Finding New Growth in Home Improvement: The Shift to Providing Complete Home Solutions

8 Mar 2018, 01:00 PM EST

In the wake of a strong macro environment and increased savings from the recent U.S. tax bill, home improvement retailers are looking ahead to what’s next for the channel, rather than idling in their recent successes. As retailers funnel capital expenditures into new initiatives, the shift to becoming complete home solution providers becomes more pronounced. Growth into décor-related categories, home design services, and digital tools are becoming more prominent offers from ...

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