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The future of beauty retail: Beauty shopping in 2025

21 Jun 2018

By: Hanna Ryngmark, Tiffany Hogan

The Beauty Store of the Future will be more than a place to buy. It’ll be a seamless, and value added experience.

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Category forecasts to 2023: Evolving strategies for capturing share of wallet

21 Jun 2018

By: Doug Hermanson

Kantar Consulting’s recently released category forecasts indicate a change in strategy is needed for many suppliers to capture share of total spending. This article discusses the macro assumptions, forecast results, and strategic implications that are dialing up this loud call for action.

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Retailer pricing: The future of EDLP vs. hi-lo

18 Jun 2018

By: Ray Gaul

Traditional pricing is being eroded by new models of price communication. We think these trends will continue to reduce the power of EDLP and hi-lo models and may force more retailers to learn new ways to do pricing using new technologies and more agile order-and-supply cycles.

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Costco: The big beats from Q3 2018

13 Jun 2018

By: Timothy Campbell

Costco continues to expand its brick & mortar footprint and online platforms amid strong sales and comps growth in Q3.

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

Kantar Consulting’s latest rankings of the top 50 US and global retailers show some shuffling among the top three on the US list as well as some significant advances from major retailers in China, Spain, and Russia on the global list.

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Retailers to Watch: Key innovations in apparel and beauty retailing in Q1 2018

12 Jun 2018

By: Tiffany Hogan

Innovation this quarter focused on creating new technologies, new platforms, and engaging experiences.

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Dollar Tree: The big beats from Q1 2018

12 Jun 2018

By: Catherine Lang

Dollar Tree’s Q1 performance was dampened by unseasonable weather and comp sales decline across the Family Dollar banner. With revised FY 2018 revenue projections, the retailer looks to improve upon Q1 earnings by investing in growth measures both in-store and online.

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Walmart: Surfing the screen

12 Jun 2018

By: Laura Kennedy

Walmart.com’s redesign, launched in early May 2018, offers a cleaner, lifestyle-oriented site and focuses on making a more localized and personalized experience.

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Home improvement Q1 2018 review: The big beats from Home Depot and Lowe’s

11 Jun 2018

By: Hannah Hayes

In Q1, unseasonably cold weather impacted comps at both Home Depot and Lowe’s. Throughout the quarter, Home Depot continued to see success in its pro contractor business, while Lowe’s remained focused on strategic change through the influence of activist investors and a new CEO appointment.

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Amazon: The five slides you need

11 Jun 2018

By: Meaghan Werle

Check out Kantar Consulting’s overview of Amazon for a SWOT analysis, shopper profile, financial review, summary of key initiatives, and implications.

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Amazon Go: Walking the box

11 Jun 2018

By: Meaghan Werle, Timothy Campbell

Amazon Go acts as an alternative "meal solution center" that redefines convenience in a brick-and-mortar setting.