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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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% —
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
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
NEW YORK — IRI and Kantar are joining forces to help consumer packaged goods companies measure and optimize their marketing programs for both short-term sales gains and long-term brand health. The companies this week launched what they’re calling a closed-loop solution that combines IRI sales data and Kantar brand insights to deliver a “highly predictive,
INDIANAPOLIS — This past weekend the Global Market Development Center | Retail Tomorrow (GMDC) held its inaugural Selfcare Summit 2019 conference, a three-day business development and educational event focused on the “consumerization” of health care and its impact on the future of retail here. The summit replaced GMDC’s annual Health Beauty Wellness (HBW) Conference to
NEW YORK – Product of the Year USA, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, announced the highly-anticipated winners of the 2019 Product of the Year Awards. Determined by a national study of 40,000 consumers conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research, the 36 winning products have been awarded as the most