Holiday 2018: Economy suggests it was good, but not that much better than 2017

18 Jan 2019

By: Doug Hermanson

Find out this article whether economic conditions improved or worsened for holiday shoppers, and how this may have affected some retailers and channels.

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Understanding the Walgreens/Kroger retail relationship

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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Albertsons Safeway Q3: Improvement continues from negative territory

17 Jan 2019

By: Elley Symmes

Q3 2018 was a quieter quarter for Albertsons Safeway following the decision to call off the merger with Rite Aid in August. Yet, the retailer reported decent results nonetheless.

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Sephora’s latest Beauty Insider updates

17 Jan 2019

By: Tiffany Hogan

Everything you need to know about the latest updates to Sephora’s Beauty Insider loyalty program.

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2019 FMI Midwinter Conference Retailer Briefing Guide

16 Jan 2019

By: Elley Symmes, Tory Gundelach

The 2019 FMI Midwinter Executive Conference is coming up in Miami. Kantar Consulting's executive briefing guide is packed with the foundational insights you need to prepare for your meetings with top retailers at the event.

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Shopper: Discounter Channel Annual Shopper Review

16 Jan 2019

By: Catherine Lang, Rachel McGuire

Opportunities abound in the discounter channel, as key retailers attract more shoppers, new shoppers, more affluent shoppers, and more economically optimistic shoppers.

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Global retail outlook for 2019+

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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U.S. retail outlook for 2019+

What’s on tap for U.S. retail this year? Our comprehensive report covers macro, shopper, channel, and retailer expectations for 2019.

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Walmart global Q3 FY 2019 results and analysis: Getting online grocery in gear

In Q3 FY 2019, Walmart grew a strong 1.4% despite planned market exits and doubled down on online grocery across international markets with new platforms as well as investments in supply chain cost reductions, helping to further boost eCommerce sales.

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The Influence of Private Label Apparel

15 Jan 2019

By: Tiffany Hogan

Have retailers’ investments in private label apparel paid off? Explore how influential these brands are to shoppers at some of the industry’s leading apparel retailers.

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Canada grocery and drug channel snapshot

14 Jan 2019

By: Amar Singh

Check out our latest Canadian grocery and drug channel snapshot for Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, and Metro.