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Walmart tops PoweRanking for 27th straight year

NEW YORK — Walmart held the highest rung in Kantar’s ranking of retailers for 2023. It was the 27th consecutive year that Walmart was named top retailer in the PoweRanking of retailers and supplier/manufacturers that set the standard for performance, as judged by their trading partners. Kroger occupies the No. 2 position among retailers this

NRF’s ranking of top retailers reflects consistent growth

WASHINGTON — Longtime No. 1 Walmart retained first place on the National Retail Federation’s annual list of the top retailers, followed by Amazon. The 2023 Top 100 Retailers ranks the industry’s largest companies according to domestic sales. Walmart headed the list — compiled by Kantar — with $499.65 billion in U.S. retail sales in 2022.

Walmart leads NRF’s list of top global retailers

Walmart leads NRF’s list of top global retailers

WASHINGTON – Walmart maintains its No. 1 position on the National Retail Federation’s latest list of the Top 50 Global Retailers. Conducted by Kantar, the 2023 list ranks the world’s most impactful retailers based on their operations at the beginning of 2022. Kantar’s ranking system gives points to retailers according to their domestic and international

Walmart ranks No. 1 in 2022 Kantar PoweRanking

Walmart ranks No. 1 in 2022 Kantar PoweRanking

NEW YORK — Walmart took the top spot in Kantar’s PoweRanking report for the 26th consecutive year, a feat that Kantar calls a testament to the retailer’s strength, scale, and focus over time. PoweRanking is the industry’s leading assessment of best-in-class manufacturers and retailers. Chosen by their peers, leaders are ranked on a range of

Video Forum: Bryan Gildenberg, Omnicom Commerce Group

Video Forum: Bryan Gildenberg, Omnicom Commerce Group

This week’s Video Forum features the second part of an interview with Bryan Gildenberg, senior vice president of commerce at the Omnicom Commerce Group and former chief knowledge officer at Kantar. The changing behavior of consumers, the impact of Amazon on the marketplace, and the future of brick-and-mortar stores are among the issues Gildenberg addresses.

Online retailers dominate NRF’s ‘Hot 25’ list

Online retailers dominate NRF’s ‘Hot 25’ list

WASHINGTON — Online is where the growth is, as evidenced by this year’s Hot 25 Retailers List, released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation. Wine.com and overstock.com topped the list, which aims to highlight the nation’s most impactful and fastest-growing retail companies. The rankings, compiled by Kantar, are based on year-over-year percentage increases in domestic

Kantar agrees to acquire Numerator

Kantar agrees to acquire Numerator

LONDON — Kantar has reached a definitive agreement with Vista Equity Partners to acquire Numerator, a Chicago-based, tech-driven consumer and market intelligence company. Numerator blends proprietary data, including a digital panel of over one million U.S. consumers, with advanced technology to create unique insights that help companies understand their customers in real-time and identify growth

Better checkout key to improving customer satisfaction

Better checkout key to improving customer satisfaction

NEW YORK — Shoppers want a fast and frictionless experience when they pay for their purchases, and retailers who deliver on those expectations can expect higher levels of customer satisfaction and an improved bottom line, according to a new analysis by Kantar. “Even though the final moments of the in-store experience provide one of the

Winning in the New World: Brian Owens, Kantar

Winning in the New World: Brian Owens, Kantar

In the inaugural episode of Winning in the New World, Brian Owens, senior vice president of global health and wellness retail insights at Kantar, reflects on what recent developments in the marketplace mean for retailers and suppliers. Topics include the safety imperative created by COVID-19, omnichannel capabilities, and coronavirus’ long-term impact on business.

Amazon tops Kantar, WPP ranking of retail brands

Amazon tops Kantar, WPP ranking of retail brands

LONDON — Internet giants Amazon.com and Alibaba top the this year’s BrandZ ranking of the “75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands,” which was released Thursday by Kantar and WPP. The report, which was launched in conjuction with the World Retail Congress, found that the value of the world’s top 75 retail brands has grown 12% —

Product of the Year USA announces 2020 winners

Product of the Year USA announces 2020 winners

NEW YORK  – Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation,  announced the winners of the 2020 Product of the Year Awards. With winners across 41 unique categories, the innovative products were awarded Product of the Year through a national study of 40,000 consumers conducted by Kantar, a global leader in

Kantar, IRI partner on closed-loop solution for CPG

Kantar, IRI partner on closed-loop solution for CPG

CHICAGO — Kantar and IRI have launched a new closed-loop growth solution for CPG brands that is designed to help achieve better results throughout the whole advertising cycle. According to both companies, the combination of IRI’s sales data and Kantar’s brand data will enable clients to more effectively measure and optimize marketing programs against two