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Home improvement Q4/FY review

22 Mar 2019

By: Hannah Hayes

In Q4, both Home Depot and Lowe’s felt the pressure of cold weather while continuing to roll out new strategic investments aimed at driving operational efficiencies. Looking to 2019, Lowe’s focuses on strengthening its core business, while Home Depot pushes further into its supply chain overhaul.

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U.S. big-box omnichannel review

This report assesses the omnichannel positioning of top big-box retailers in the US. It provides overall perspective, strategic positioning, a SWOT, and fulfillment and digital communication across each retailers’ whole omnichannel strategy.

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Digital Adolescence: Omnichannel comes of age

21 Mar 2019

By: Alice Fournier, Bryan Gildenberg

For companies today, managing their growing omnichannel world is a lot like parenting adolescents.

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Going Fast in a Slowdown: How a Recession Might Impact the Near Future of Commerce

21 Mar 2019

By: Bryan Gildenberg, Doug Hermanson

Now is the time to prepare for a potential economic slowdown. Kantar Consulting’s Chief Knowledge Officers and lead economist provide a new framework for speeding up your engagement with consumers as the economy slows.

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Apparel & Department Stores: The big beats from Q4 2018

20 Mar 2019

By: Tiffany Hogan

Take a look at the key highlights from top apparel retailers in Q4.

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January retail sales: A sluggish start to the new year

20 Mar 2019

By: Doug Hermanson

Retail growth improved to only a moderate pace in January. Find out in this article the cause of sluggish growth and if trends will turn around soon.

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The Omnichannel Reality of Today’s Grocery Landscape

20 Mar 2019

By: Mary Brett Whitfield

Leading grocery retailers and third-party services across the United States are investing in and promoting their online grocery services extensively, placing their bets on online being a cornerstone of the new normal in grocery shopping routines.

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Facilitating Switching: The role manufacturers play in helping discounters steal trips

19 Mar 2019

By: Simon Johnstone, Catherine Lang

Switching is at the heart of the model but Discounters prioritize who they target. Discounters prioritize shoppers that aren't loyalty to other retailers. Depending on their economic situation and spending power, discounters will use different mechanics to influence shoppers.

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Followers: 47

Dollar General to build off Q4 success with new initiatives for 2019

18 Mar 2019

By: Catherine Lang

Dollar General net sales ended on a high note for both Q4 and the 2018 fiscal year. Check out key performance takeaways for Q4, FY2018 close, and an early read on the retailer's strategy for 2019 and beyond.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance executive summary

15 Mar 2019

By: Ben Antenore

Our profile of Walgreens Boots Alliance looks at the retailer's strategic positioning and its merchandising, marketing, and operations.

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Walgreens: The five slides you need

15 Mar 2019

By: Ben Antenore, Brian Owens

Kantar Consulting's overview of Walgreens includes a SWOT analysis, an overview of key initiatives, key financials, growth forecasts, and supplier implications.