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    Kantar Retail and Microsoft Bring Transformational Value to the Consumer Goods Industry
    November 14, 2017
    Kantar Retail today announced it is working with Microsoft to help consumer goods companies drive transformational programs and achieve superior sales performance. Customers will benefit from Kantar Retail’s industry expertise and recognised best-in-class solutions, and the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The...
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    Bel Group Drives Business Planning Transformation Program With Kantar Retail’s Solutions
    November 10, 2017
    Bologna, November 2017 – Kantar Retail, the leading retail and shopper insight, consulting and analytics and technology business, announces today that the Bel Group has adopted Kantar Retail’s full-fledged business planning program for its North Americas and European business...
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    US PoweRanking 2017: Courageous G.R.O.W.T.H.
    November 9, 2017
    PoweRanking® is the go-to assessment for industry executives and analysts to identify best-in-class manufacturers and retailers. Chosen by their peers, the leaders are ranked on metrics ranging from strategy to business fundamentals, uncovering pockets ripe for collaboration and growth. At...
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    Sainsbury's Delivers Lots of Change but Limited Growth: Interim Results 2017
    November 9, 2017
    'In a tightly contested market, J. Sainsbury plc is working hard in 2017/18 to earn the title of most creative mass market retailer of the year. In just the first six months reported through 23 September 2017, the group has...
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    Amazon Delivers a Trifecta of Change to British Retail in Q3 2017
    November 3, 2017
    To recap Amazon’s Q3 2017: not only did the platform giant launch the most popular piece of technology of the past five years – the two-way speaker called Echo with its built-in companion, ‘Alexa’ – but they also acquired...
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    Tesco Interim Results 2017/18
    October 4, 2017
    This week Tesco PLC announced their 2017/18 interim results, delivering 3.3% sales growth for the Group. 'CEO Dave Lewis is confident about the business turnaround, and it is bearing fruit for investors – Tesco resumed dividend payment to stakeholders, marking...
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    Shopper-Centric Promo: Advocating a More Strategic Approach to Trade Investment
    October 2, 2017
    Trade spending is the second-largest drain on the P&L (behind COGS), and yet companies are still fairly unsophisticated when it comes to trade strategy, planning, and measurement.  By taking a shopper-led approach, as advocated by Kantar Retail, companies can...
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    'Kantar Retail has the Right Blend of Sector-Specific Knowledge, Market Best Practices and Advanced Technology' says Sodalis Group
    September 22, 2017
    'Kantar Retail has the right blend of sector-specific knowledge, market best practices and advanced technology' says Sodalis Group. We are pleased to announce the renewal of our strategic partnership with Sodalis Group, an Italian leader of the Beauty, Personal and...
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    Morrisons Interim Results 2017/18
    September 18, 2017
    This week Morrisons announced a seventh consecutive quarter of positive like-for-like performance delivering 2.6% growth in sales ex-fuel/ex-VAT in Q2 2017/18. Like-for-like sales are up by 3.0% for the first half of the year. 'These results show that David Potts’...
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    Q2 Results Bring a Huge Sigh of Relief to Asda
    August 17, 2017
    Asda has announced much-improved Q2 results, bringing a temporary sigh of relief to new boss Sean Clarke and his management team. Like-for-likes are now up strongly at +1.8% excluding petrol. Additionally total revenue growth has surged at more than...
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    Kantar Retail Recognized By The POI In Their 2017 Vendor Panorama
    July 26, 2017
    Kantar Retail, a global player in the automation of sales processes for the CPG industry, received a positive assessment in the latest Vendor Panorama for Retail Execution and Monitoring In Consumer Goods 2017 published on July 17th by the...
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    Kantar Retail Cited In Gartner’s Hype Cycle For Consumer Goods 2017
    July 21, 2017
    Kantar Retail was recognised as a vendor for two different transformational technologies in the Hype Cycle for Consumer Goods 2017, published by Gartner and authored by Ellen S. Eichhorn and Stephen E. Smith. “We are happy to be included in this...
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    Amazon.co.uk Gets a Head Start on Christmas
    July 20, 2017
    Everyone in UK retail has one question on their tongues this year – will this Christmas help deliver a good or bad performance? Amazon are the first retailer to announce their strategy for this upcoming festive season, and it promises to...
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    Retail In Motion: What US Retailers Can Learn From France
    July 19, 2017
    Online grocery in the U.S. is on pace to post $55 billion in sales by 2021. In an effort to shed light on successful eCommerce strategies being executed in other parts of the world, Kantar Retail partnered with Kantar...
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    M&S Should be Wary Of Resurgent Competition: Q1 Results
    July 11, 2017
    While M&S Food witnessed a 0.1% decline in LFL sales, the performance is an improvement over the 2.1% decline in Q4 2016. The improvement could be attributed to grocery price inflation (+3.2% for the 12-week period ended 18 June...
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    China PoweRanking 2016: Engaging Retail Transformation
    June 22, 2017
    As the retail industry in China faces many new changes, the 2016 PoweRanking Report – Engaging Retail Transformation shows how different manufacturers and retailers are responding and what matters most to them. According to this year’s PoweRanking study, top...
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    Planning Powers in the Era of Scrutiny: Breakthrough Insights First Half 2017
    June 8, 2017
    The pace of change thus far in 2017 has put the industry in a state of unease. With so much pressure to attract shoppers and squeeze profitability out of a slow-growth economy, we need practical planning tools to drive winning...
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    2017+ Predictions: Questions in Action
    June 7, 2017
    Today we launch the Executive Summary for our predictions Global Year-Ahead Series, entitled "2017+ Predictions: Questions in Action". In this report, our Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg explores five key questions facing retailers and suppliers in the coming years,...
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    Polarized Full Year Results For High Street Retail M&S
    May 24, 2017
    Once again, Marks and Spencer’s has posted polarized full year results between its thriving Food business and more challenging General Merchandise offer. Download the full analysis below:
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    Focus On The Fundamentals Of Retail: Asda Q1 Results.
    May 18, 2017
    ASDA’s parent company, Walmart Stores Inc, announced first quarter 2017/18 net sales growth of 0.9% for its UK division, like-for-like sales down 2.8%. This comes via rapid changes in the group’s global strategy since mid-2016 when parent company began...
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    Positive Sales Performance For Morrisons
    May 4, 2017
    Another quarter of positive sales performance for Morrisons’ highlighting continued momentum for David Potts' turnaround strategy. Download the full analysis below:
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    Tesco Plc Makes Good Progress Towards Becoming A Differentiated Brand
    May 1, 2017
    Tesco’s efforts to reinvigorate its vast grocery estate in the UK have once again paid off with several financial indicators improving over the first quarter of the 2017/18 trading period. UK like-for-like sales in food, which help show Tesco’s...
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    Lots To Celebrate, Strengthening Headwinds: Tesco's Preliminary Results 2016/17
    April 12, 2017
    Tesco Plc’s management, investors, and employees will have many reasons to celebrate after unveiling 2016/17 results, which have shown a full return to profitability and, more importantly, shopper satisfaction. Download the full analysis below:
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    Sainsbury's To Invest In Experiential Retail in 2017/18: The Implications
    March 16, 2017
    J. Sainsbury Plc announced an impressive overhaul of their store formats across the 2016/17 fiscal year. The company refurbished 21 full-service supermarkets, 12 local or convenience supermarkets, and installed four Habitat centres in supermarkets. The group also now has...
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    Amazon Fails To Deliver The Blow Out Quarter Expected
    February 2, 2017
    Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales Up 22% to $43.7 Bn (£39.4bn). Narrowly Missing Estimates. Download the full analysis below:
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    A Reinvigorated Tesco Reports A Bumper Christmas Season
    January 12, 2017
    Tesco plc’s run of good results continues with a strong 0.9 % revenue growth for the six-week Christmas season ended 7 January. Company boss Dave Lewis will now turn the company’s focus to his ‘Big 6’ objectives for 2017/2018....
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    Christmas Brings Cheer To Morrisons
    January 10, 2017
    Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc’s investments in better products, better services, and more efficient ways of working have delivered results in a tightly contested Christmas Trading period. On 10 January 2016, Morrisons reported sales including fuel up 4.0% for the...
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    2016 China FMCG Online B2B Market Study Summarized Report
    December 22, 2016
    Despite a decline in market share, traditional trade still plays an important role in the China FMCG market, with key FMCG B2B players still very active in traditional trade. To better understand this, Kantar Retail deep dived into the...
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    BrandZ Top 25 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands 2016/2017
    December 13, 2016
    Introducing the BrandZ Top 25 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands 2016/2017. Download this full report for an in-depth analysis and insights, retailer profiles, key retail trends impacting us all, brand ranking results and thought leadership articles by WPP company...
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    2016 China Digital Power Study
    December 9, 2016
    Since 2010, the eCommerce industry in China has developed tremendously. Kantar Retail’s China Digital Power Study was the result of strong client interest in better understanding the China eCommerce landscape. The first-ever China eCommerce industry benchmarking study was launched in 2014. This is the third...
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    Kantar Retail Breakthrough Insights H2 2016
    December 5, 2016
    In this edition of Breakthrough Insights, we endeavor to highlight and answer five key overarching questions the FMCG/retail ecosystem is facing with a collection of our most impactful global insights; “When” Are Your Shoppers Deciding?, “Where” Are They Shopping?,...
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    US PoweRanking 2016 Return on Change Making SMART Decisions
    November 21, 2016
    Kantar Retail today releases the results of the 2016 US PoweRanking® survey, an annual study which identifies the manufacturers and retailers that are viewed as best in class by one another and provides insight into what distinguishes them across...
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    Kantar Retail Breakthrough Insights H1 2016
    June 14, 2016
    In this First Half 2016 Breakthrough Insights issue, we pull together the best of our analysis that features themes we believe are most important to sell more effectively and profitably in the retail ecosystem. We have selected pieces that reflect...
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    Kantar Retail Launches REdeploy REsources Video
    May 18, 2016
    Are you prepared for the transformation taking place in the retail industry? Now you can view our REdeploy REsources framework in video format. Kantar Retail’s REdeploy REsources from Kantar Retail on Vimeo.
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    MENA Newsletter Q1 2016
    April 11, 2016
    We would like to welcome you to the second edition of Kantar Retail’s Middle East North Africa Newsletter. From now on, we will be delivering news and new ideas to you on a quarterly basis. Happy reading from your regional Kantar Retail Team!
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    China PoweRanking 2015 - 'Growth in a Time of Uncertainty'
    March 28, 2016
    Kantar Retail’s latest China PoweRanking® study reveals the retailers and manufacturers whose trading partners have ranked them highest in performance, thus setting the benchmark for others. More than 430 retailers and manufacturers were surveyed for the study. The study, which...
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    REdeploy REsources: Charting the Course for the Future
    March 22, 2016
    We are pleased to launch Kantar Retail’s Big Idea for 2016 entitled “REdeploy REsources: Charting the Course for the Future,” authored by Leon Nicholas and the Kantar Retail team. The report offers recommendations for a new course that companies...
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    "Changing What Matters" Kantar Retail's View of 2016 and Beyond
    February 25, 2016
    This document is an overview of our view of the world of 2016, and the most important ways in which we see the retailer/supplier ecosystem changing over the next 10 months. The title “Changing What Matters” reflects how broad we think this...
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    Kantar Retail Launches US Trade Promotion Industry Study
    February 2, 2016
    This study provides insight into trade promotion spending, strategies and management practices. Published every few years since 1995, it examines key issues surrounding trade promotion spending from both a manufacturer and a retailer perspective in North America. “Confronting Trade Promotion...
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    MENA Newsletter Q4 2015
    December 22, 2015
    We would like to welcome you to the second edition of Kantar Retail’s Middle East North Africa Newsletter. From now on, we will be delivering news and new ideas to you on a quarterly basis. Happy reading from your regional Kantar Retail Team!
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    The REconfigure REtail Mandate: REtool Commerce
    December 15, 2015
    We are pleased to announce the publication of “REtool Commerce” - the last of the four pillars of our overall big idea for 2015 and beyond (REconfigure REtail: Strategies to Drive Competitive Advantage). Companies continue to leverage digital technology...
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    Kantar Retail Breakthrough Insights Second Half 2015
    December 7, 2015
    Breakthrough Insights is our collection of the “best of the best” of Kantar Retail published every six months. Because the launch of this publication comes at the “psychological” halfway point of the 2010s, we have selected pieces for this...
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    US PoweRanking 2015 - Pivot Points, Unlocking Growth in Uncertain Times
    November 3, 2015
    Kantar Retail today releases the results of the 2015 PoweRanking® survey, which finds that longtime industry leaders Procter & Gamble and Walmart maintain their #1 leadership positions for over a decade. The PowerRanking® study identifies those retailers and manufacturers...
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    The REconfigure REtail Mandate: REinvent Format
    October 27, 2015
    This research, which represents the third of the four pillars of our overall big idea for 2015 and beyond (REconfigure REtail: Strategies to Drive Competitive Advantage) provides a call to action for suppliers and retailers in regards to the...
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    The REconfigure REtail Mandate: REimagine Value
    September 22, 2015
    Retailers and suppliers need to REimagine Value as the mechanics of value become more personal, dynamic, contextual, and volatile. Retailers with distinctive business models are disrupting and reshaping the world of value. These retailers are better able than traditional retailers...
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    2015 US Digital Power Study Executive Summary
    September 16, 2015
    In 2013, Kantar Retail set the standard for understanding the state of digital retailing with its inaugural Digital Power Study that established the competitive baseline for how eCommerce and multichannel retailers are viewed by their trading partners and the performance attributes of leading...
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    2015 China Digital Power Study Executive Summary
    September 16, 2015
    Since 2010, the eCommerce industry in China has developed tremendously. Kantar Retail’s China Digital Power Study was the result of strong client interest in better understanding the China eCommerce landscape. This first-ever China eCommerce industry benchmarking study was launched in 2014. Now in its second year,...
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    Kantar Retail Launches First UK PoweRanking Study
    September 3, 2015
    We are delighted to announce the launch of our inaugural 2015 UK PoweRanking study. The PoweRanking study is now in its 19th year in the US, and its 4th year in China and we hope to make this a...
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    Announcing the launch of the new Kantar Retail Podcast Series: Kantar Retail Sound Bites
    June 25, 2015
    Introducing Retail Sound Bites – A new podcast series from Kantar Retail Welcome to Retail Sound Bites, Kantar Retail’s new podcast series. The insights you need, delivered in a new format that’s convenient for you. Each week Bryan Gildenberg, Kantar Retail’s...
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    Kantar Retail Breakthrough Insights H1 2015
    June 16, 2015
    In this 1H 2015 issue of Breakthrough Insights, we harness the REconfigure REtail framework to frame the areas global retailers and suppliers need to focus on to best position themselves. This compilation is a must read for every executive...
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    The REconfigure REtail Mandate: REengage Shoppers
    May 29, 2015
    We are pleased today to announce the publication of “The REconfigure REtail Mandate: REengage Shoppers.” This research, which represents the first of four pillars integral to our overall big idea for 2015 and beyond (REconfigure REtail: Strategies to Drive...
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    Kantar Retail 2014 China PoweRanking
    April 1, 2015
    Kantar Retail has provided insight into industry best practice in category management and trade promotion management for the past 18 years through our benchmarking studies. The China PoweRanking® survey originated from these studies with the objective of researching and benchmarking how retailers and manufacturers view their...
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    Kantar Retail Predictions 2015–2020: The Great Disruption and the Forces of "REconfiguration"
    March 12, 2015
    We are very pleased to announce the publication of Kantar Retail’s collection of Predictions for 2015 - The Great Disruption and the Forces of REconfiguration – a series of forward looking ideas that we hope act as a “users...
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    Executive Summary - China Retail Market at its Tipping Point
    January 20, 2015
    China, the world's second largest retail market is fast approaching a tipping point. This latest report from China provides insight and analysis on the state of the Chinese retail landscape.
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    The Multichannel High Street: Winning the Retail Battle in 2015
    January 13, 2015
    Much has been made, over the last few years, of the .perfect storm. that has engulfed store-based retailing in the UK, leading to a raft of store closures, escalating vacancy rates and a great deal of hand-wringing over the...
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    Kantar Retail Breakthrough Insights H2 2014
    December 11, 2014
    Connecting, gathering, helping, delivering, paying and trading.the key concepts for demand creation and demand fulfillment and for leveraging the Great Disruption.
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    Executive Summary - Category Leadership - 2014 North America
    November 7, 2014
    As successful Category Leadership relies on applying Consumer/Shopper Insights directly to strategy and action, Manufacturers and Retailers agree that Identifying Category Opportunities and having a good Consumer Foundational Understanding are the most important business drivers. All shopper and consumer business...
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    Executive Summary - Voice Of The Trade - 2014 UAE
    November 7, 2014
    Retailer.s quest for differentiation presents opportunities for Suppliers to differentiate themselves.
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    Executive Summary - PoweRanking Executive Summary 2014 - North America
    November 7, 2014
    The PoweRanking Study identifies those retailers and manufacturers who set the standard of performance as ranked by their trading partners. This provides benchmarks for retailers and manufacturers across trade channels. The specific goals of the research were to: Identify the best...
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    Executive Summary - First Half: Breakthrough Insights - 2014 North America
    November 4, 2014
    This publication showcases our recent research insights that we feel best reflect the key issues in the rapidly changing retail landscape. To download an electronic copy of the 2014 First Half Breakthrough Insights, please complete the contact form.  Please note: ...
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    Executive Summary - China Digital Power Study 2014 (English)
    November 4, 2014
    China is experiencing significant growth in eCommerce. By 2020, China.s eCommerce market will be worth more than eCommerce in the United States, the UK, Germany, and France combined. And while everyone is talking about eCommerce, many retailers and manufacturers...
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    Executive Summary - China Digital Power Study 2014 (Chinese)
    November 4, 2014
    China is experiencing significant growth in eCommerce. By 2020, China.s eCommerce market will be worth more than eCommerce in the United States, the UK, Germany, and France combined. And while everyone is talking about eCommerce, many retailers and manufacturers...
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    Breakthrough Insights H1 2014
    May 13, 2014
    This publication compiles key articles that have been written by Kantar Retail analysts in the first half of 2014. Bryan Gildenberg provides a relevant and insightful foreword to this edition that defines the title and the theme of the edition,...
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    Executive Summary - Digital Power Study Executive Summary - 2013
    November 7, 2013
    This year, Kantar Retail unveils its first-ever Digital industry benchmarking study. The study was born of strong client interest in understanding who is leading in digital and multi-channel thinking and practice and what industry peers are doing that is...