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Turkish Turbulence

12 Dec 2018

By: Ray Gaul

With Turkish retail currently experiencing economic upheaval and the arrival of Amazon, Kantar Consulting hosted our sixth annual Turkish Retail Key Account Planning Workshop in Istanbul. Here are the key takeaways from a lively and engaging event.

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Kantar Consulting’s top 50 US and global retailers of 2018

Our latest rankings of the top 50 US and global retailers show stability at the top of both lists, but some significant declines for major retailers on the global list.

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The Retail Reveal: Licensed Merchandising – How pop culture is driving seasonal product strategies

This edition of The Retail Reveal, Kantar Consulting's regular guide to evolving trends, focuses on how licensed merchandising strategies are shaping seasonal strategies for brands and retailers alike and the new and innovative methods now driving sales growth.

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Carrefour.fr: Surfing the Screen

6 Dec 2018

By: Howard Lake

Carrefour has gone live with the latest version of its French shopper portal. This in-depth report looks at how it reflects the retailer’s strategic ambitions and the medium and long-term implications suppliers should consider regarding Carrefour’s omnichannel ambitions.

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Alibaba and El Corte Inglés bring New Retail to Europe

4 Dec 2018

By: Malcolm Pinkerton

Alibaba's New Retail initiative has taken its first steps into Europe via a wide-ranging partnership with Spain's El Corte Ingle´s. We examine how this might herald a new impetus for the digitisation of European retail.

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Voice Commerce - Planning now for ongoing evolution

Kantar Consulting visualises how voice commerce is likely to evolve in the future. We have not only highlighted key issues which need to be addressed before voice commerce can reach its next threshold, but future roles that brands could play within this emerging space.

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The Big Stores Paradox

3 Dec 2018

By: Ray Gaul

Reinventing the big store becomes an increasingly urgent demand as shoppers evolve, but how resources are being deployed means retailers and suppliers must ask themselves some key questions about how to address new shopper segments.

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Digital Double Click: Augmented reality

27 Nov 2018

By: Kevin McCoy, Meaghan Werle

Digital Double Click is a series that summarizes key innovations in the digital space. In this edition, you can find an overview of augmented reality and its application to retail.

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Ingenious Innovations and Initiatives - October 2018

From shoppable media to voice commerce, this month’s innovations demonstrate that creating interactive experiences should be a key part of future retail strategy.

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Volatility in 2019

26 Nov 2018

By: Ray Gaul

Global commodity and stock sell-offs suggest we might be in for a longer run of market volatility. The only question to ask, then, is what is the expected impact on retail in 2019?

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Black Friday evolution - Amazon and beyond

Love it or loathe it, Black Friday is upon us. Amazon, the mother of the event, continues to lead the charge, forcing the rest to follow. With the retail calendar ever-evolving, this might just be the last Black Friday as we know it.