Events, Webinars & ShareGroups

We showcase the best and most recent retail and shopper insights.

Expert presenters assess and discuss where the risks and rewards are in the evolving retail landscape, and provide a clear vision of what your business needs to do to win in retail.

/ Finding Growth with the European Discounters

Location: Frankfurt, Germany | Starts: 2017-09-12T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-09-12T00:00:00

Aldi, Lidl, and Penny have developed an incredibly powerful network of stores in multiple countries and an extremely sophisticated product development and supply-chain capability.  2017 and 2018 will be the years that these retailers use BRANDS to fight back against operators like Mercadona, Biedronka and Colruyt, to try to win the number one position in key European markets.  All three will leverage their international relationships with private label companies, non-food brands, and FMCG brands in NEW ways to drive competitive advantage. Kantar Retail experts will equip you with ACTIONABLE insight into the international opportunities (and risks) with these growth retailers.

What You Should Expect to Get Out of This Event:

  • The new rules of assortment now that discounters want to be #1 in each country for the stock-up shopping trip – with implications for supplier strategy
  • An update on how Aldi Nord, Aldi Sued, Penny and Lidl’s offer of the Future is evolving – What’s working? What's not working?

/ Canadian Retail Conference

Location: Toronto, ON | Starts: 2017-09-13T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-09-13T00:00:00

At this conference, we’ll provide an overview of the retail landscape shifts and explore the dynamics of evolving retailer strategies that can help suppliers elevate their business planning efforts.

/ Regional Grocery - East Conference

Location: Washington, DC | Starts: 2017-09-13T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-09-14T00:00:00

This two-day event will detail critical trends driving change in regional grocery for national retailers, regional powerhouses, and strong regional distributors. From digital to discounters, find out what you need to know in 2018 to grow your business at the regional level.

/ Regional Grocery - West Conference

Location: San Francisco, CA | Starts: 2017-09-27T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-09-28T00:00:00

This two-day event will detail critical trends driving change in regional grocery for national retailers, regional powerhouses, and strong regional distributors. From digital to discounters, find out what you need to know in 2018 to grow your business at the regional level.

/ Small Box/Convenience Strategy Workshop

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Starts: 2017-09-27T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-09-27T00:00:00

Changing consumer dynamics including an aging population, time-strapped shoppers and smaller households are fueling the growth in Convenience retailing across Europe. While the channel has existed for decades, it is undergoing a profound change courtesy of digital immersion, franchising, and channel blurring. To win in the Convenience Store of the Future suppliers will need a unique set of capabilities. 

What You Should Expect to Get Out of This Event:

  • A clear understanding of convenience strategies of leading formats within the channel – Multiples, Petrol Forecourt, Symbol Groups, etc.
  • Insight into the opportunities, challenges, and expectations that Convenience Stores of the Future will pose for suppliers
  • A user manual to develop and effectively execute shopper (missions & loyalty), category (range and space), and distribution strategies

/ Finding Growth in Small Stores Conference

Location: Charlotte, NC | Starts: 2017-10-04T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-10-05T00:00:00

Learn why small stores need to be a big part of your future growth plans. Spend two days with Kantar Retail to learn about the unique challenges and opportunities in small-format retail and the capabilities your company needs to capture its share of the growth potential.

/ Russian Retail Forum

Location: Moscow, Russia | Starts: 2017-10-04T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-10-05T00:00:00

New Trade & Shopper Marketing Ideas, Winning Category Visions and New Capabilities to Sell Brands in Russia

Today’s retail environment is a complex one: Traditional promotions may deliver short-term volume sales, but they do not drive brand loyalty and no longer drive category growth. A lack of big ideas, combined with thrifty shoppers, only leads to more discounts and lower ROI for FMCG manufacturers. What retailers need are category-led solutions from partner suppliers that stop habitual switching and category commoditization.

Kantar Retail’s two-day Forum will be comprehensive in scope: On day one we will inspire and educate your sales and trade marketing teams with an overview of global best practice examples from retailers and suppliers. Day two will help you learn or validate Russian retailers growth strategies, provide real life case studies on how to tackle omni-channel retail in a price sensitive environment, and equip you with ideas for how to engage, sell and negotiate using retailers commercial objectives.

Equip Your Organization With:

  • Knowledge about winning with retailers and channels around the world
  • Impactful insights into the biggest retailers in Russia
  • Best practice case studies
  • Peer supplier experiences

Inspire Trade Marketing & Sales Teams With:

  • New trade marketing activation ideas
  • Collaborative approaches to activate consumption across the path to purchase
  • Brand equity defense strategies
  • Shopper and profit-driven selling stories for retailers

/ Target Workshop

Location: Minneapolis, MN | Starts: 2017-10-18T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-10-18T00:00:00

Kantar Retail knowledge experts will delve into the nuances of Target’s fundamental business model and explore key themes across the retailer’s marketing, merchandising, and operating strategies in light of its shifting priorities.

/ Digital Leadership Training

Location: Seattle, WA | Starts: 2017-10-24T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-10-24T00:00:00

Join us as we perform a deep dive into winning with Amazon. Learn about eCommerce acceleration, digital marketing strategies and tactics, and engaging the connected consumer. At the conclusion of the training, you will have enough knowledge to be digitally dangerous – and impactful – in your organization.

/ Amazon Workshop

Location: Seattle, WA | Starts: 2017-10-25T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-10-25T00:00:00

This workshop analyzes Amazon’s current and future initiatives to help suppliers keep pace with the online retailer’s quickly evolving channels and shopper reach. We will also discuss how you can best position your organization for success.

/ Walmart & Sam’s Club + Shopper Workshop

Location: Bentonville, AR | Starts: 2017-11-08T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-11-09T00:00:00

As Walmart announces its strategic initiatives and spending plans for the year ahead, join Kantar Retail’s experts on Walmart, Sam’s Club, and the Walmart shopper to learn how to best align your plans.

/ Central European Retail Summit

Location: Vienna, Austria | Starts: 2017-11-21T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-11-21T00:00:00

Multinational customers in the CE region are consolidating; Buying groups are putting pressure on suppliers; Consumer dynamics arising from the arrival of eCommerce models in Europe are forcing account teams to build local plans that fit into pan-European pricing corridors. And then, there’s the discounters. In short – Key customer teams in Central Europe need help. Kantar Retail’s one-day workshop will explore opportunities to talk to your leading multinational customers about price in a productive way and show you how to shape the discussion around growth and innovation.

What You Should Expect to Get Out of This Event:

  • Recommendations on building pricing corridors across the CE region – and maintaining momentum at the local level
  • Actionable insights around channel blurring, and what you can do to educate your shopper on cost/benefit of switching channels

Find out more about Kantar Retail’s Central European eCommerce Event taking place on 22 November

/ Central European eCommerce Strategy

Location: Vienna, Austria | Starts: 2017-11-22T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-11-22T00:00:00

Explosive eCommerce growth in Central Europe is opening doors for brands. But for suppliers, “picking your bets” is far from straightforward. Brick and mortar chains seeking to delight “omnichannel” shoppers are competing with innovative new business models. Alibaba’s arrival to the region only complicates the scene. Find out where, and how, to play in this rapidly evolving environment to capture your share of the growth.

What You Should Expect to Get Out of This Event:

  • Recommendations for market and customer prioritization and activation – Where and how to play, retail winners and losers
  • Clear insight into the growing importance of big data in delivering personalized experiences, and what you need to do about it
  • Supplier best practice/case studies in developing a winning digital strategy for this region – with insight into new technology, and going the “last mile” in grocery.

Find out more about Kantar Retail’s Central European Retail Summit taking place on 21 November

/ Turkish Retail Summit

Location: Istanbul, Turkey | Starts: 2017-12-05T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-12-05T00:00:00

Turkey’s National Accounts on the Move: Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Managing the Modern Key Accounts Trade in Turkey

Consumer spending is under pressure in Turkey: Political and macroeconomic turbulence has created an atmosphere of uncertainty and despite positive growth in the agricultural sector the price of fresh produce increased by a whopping 40% in 2017Q1. The resulting price pressure on the overall basket has seen modern retail lose trips to not only the Discounters, but to traditional trade as well.

Despite its challenges, Turkey remains one of the leading growth generators for top suppliers. The question is how to most effectively capture that growth in what is a complex, multi-tiered key accounts environment, where retailers are under more pressure for profit than ever before. Join Kantar Retail for a one-day immersion workshop to explore ways that key accounts teams can engage, activate, and manage an increasingly complex modern trade landscape.

No matter what your function, we will equip you and your team to win:

  • Key retailer segmentation tools to advise your investment strategy – Migros & Carrefour, the Discounters, and Specialist Retailers
  • Tangible action plans to win with customers – Financial levers, negotiation strategies and more
  • Best practice case studies from around the world

Validate and inspire customer strategy:

  • Clear direction on how to build pricing and promotional strategies with consolidating customers
  • Insight into the Turkish shopper and their reasons for shopping/switching to specific channels
  • Recommendations for format activation and innovation especially with chain drug, eCommerce and neighbourhood premium formats
  • How to win with Category Captaincy

/ Insights Conference

Location: Atlanta, GA | Starts: 2017-12-13T00:00:00 | Ends: 2017-12-14T00:00:00

Join us for our annual Signature Event for the topical discussions, deep-dive focus sessions, big idea keynotes, and peer-to-peer interactions that will help your organization map a long-term strategy for future success.