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    Kantar Retail Named Within Best-In-Class Vendors 2017
    July 20, 2017
    The Promotion Optimization Institute (POI), the leading resource for trade marketing and merchandising executives, today released its 2017 Vendor Panorama for Retail Execution and Monitoring in Consumer Goods, a detailed analysis of the retail execution market and the technology vendors...
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    Does Alessandro Michele Have Gucci Doing Too Much?
    July 20, 2017
    Every week seems to bring with it more Gucci news, all of which is attributed directly to creative director Alessandro Michele. Though Michele has been widely celebrated for rejuvenating the brand (and significantly increasing its sales) since he became...
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    TJX To Open It's First 'HomeSense' Store Next Month
    July 20, 2017
    Kantar Retail comments on the news that TJX will open it's first US 'HomeSense' store next month - a new off-price home concept from the TJX Cos. Although the new stores shares a name with other efforts in Europe and...
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    Misguided Making Moves Into Branded Fashion
    July 19, 2017
    Missguided is planning to introduce a series of third-party sportswear labels to its site, marking its first move into branded fashion. Tiffany Hogan, senior analyst at Kantar Retail stated: “There is a lot of movement in the sportswear market at...
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    Is Amazon Monopolizing the Attention of Consumers?
    July 19, 2017
    Amazon is already a huge part of many people's lives. And its $13.7 billion deal for the organic grocer Whole Foods will likely bind its customers even more tightly. "It kind of feels like they're taking over so much commerce in our life," said Erica...
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    With Huge Growth In Online Retail, One Retailer Tries Something New.
    July 17, 2017
    John Freeman hears it a lot: Why are you opening a physical store to sell your sunglasses, when you already have a thriving online business? To Internet-savvy customers, the attractiveness of brick-and-mortar stores comes from their ability to allow them...
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    Target Says Everything Is Going Better Than It Expected
    July 14, 2017
    “During the first quarter, there were hints that Target's trends were improving, Kantar Retail analyst Leon Nicholas tells CNBC’s Terri Cullen and Lauren Thomas. “You also have to consider they had set the bar pretty low. ... They had said to...
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    Walmart To Punish Suppliers For Delivering Early
    July 12, 2017
    The focus this time is delivery scheduling, and the company’s not messing around. Two days late? That’ll earn you a fine. One day early? That’s a fine, too. Right on-time but goods aren’t packed properly? You guessed it --...
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    M&S Slow Their Rate Of Decline In Clothing Sales
    July 11, 2017
    Marks & Spencer has made progress in arresting the steady decline of its struggling clothing division by reporting a significantly smaller drop in sales in its first quarter. Himanshun Pal, analyst at Kantar Retail. “M&S will need to keep reinvigorating...
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    Essential Retail: How Stylist Is Using Content To Sell Beauty Online
    July 11, 2017
    Stylist recently announced that for the second year running, the winners of their esteemed  'Best Beauty' awards will have their products available on the website for their readers to purchase. Anusha Coutiggane, Senior Analyst at Kantar Retail discusses how Stylist...
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    Richemont: Luxury Memo Special Report
    July 11, 2017
    Swiss conglomerate Richemont has seen setbacks in the past few years due to the challenging climate in the watch industry where so many of its brands are rooted. But its recent refocused willingness to adapt, innovate and change is likely to...
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    How Amazon Is Cornering Fashion Brands Into Wholesale
    July 11, 2017
    Amazon is keen to build on it's fashion platform, which remains a major growth opportunity for the retailer with analysts expecting it to increase by 30% this year to $28 billion. They have used aggressive tactics this year through...
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    Kroger Is suing Lidl
    July 11, 2017
    Koger, the country's largest supermarket chains, is suing European grocery giant Lidl, alleging that its "Preferred Selection" in-house brand is too similar to Kroger's "Private Selection" label. Diana Sheehan, Director of insights for Kantar Retail discusses the growth of private...
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    Traditional Grocers Should Be 'Very Worried' About Amazon Prime Day Deals
    July 10, 2017
    With the upcoming third annual Amazon Prime Day many analysts are expecting something expecting something different this year. With the recent Amazon/Wholefoods deal at the the forefront of the news in recent weeks, many are expecting the company to...
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    Why This Mall Isn't Dying: Combating the rise of e-commerce.
    July 10, 2017
    According to a recent report from Credit Suisse '20 to 25 percent of the 1200 malls will close within the next 5 years' within the US.  Leon Nicholas, Chief insights officer for Kantar Retail comments on the rise of...
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    CNBC: Retail Stands To Lose $70 billion Over 10 Years If Food Stamp Benefits Are Slashed
    July 10, 2017
    Diana Sheehan, Retail Grocery Analyst and Director of Retail Insights and Doug Hermanson, Senior Economist at Kantar Retail spoke to CNBC on the potential effects on retailers from the proposed Trump administration budget call for a $191 billion cut to...
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    Kantar Retail featured on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland®
    June 5, 2017
    Kantar Retail featured on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® to discuss effectiveness and profitability in manufacturing and retail.
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    IKEA Group picks company insider as next CEO in fast-changing market
    May 24, 2017
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - IKEA Group has promoted company veteran Jesper Brodin to take over as chief executive as it steps up efforts to integrate its furniture stores and online business. Brodin, 48, has worked at IKEA for 22 years and...