Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar Series

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Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar - A pivotal moment for retail: Kantar’s holiday 2019 forecast

5 Sep 2019, 11:00 AM EST

This holiday will set the tone for the next decade. Retailers and suppliers that can gain traction with holiday shoppers will have the momentum needed to overcome slower economic growth in 2020. Meanwhile, the prospects for others could dim quickly next year as macro conditions become more challenging. Tune in to this webinar for the unveiling of Kantar’s 2019 holiday forecast and learn the strategies needed to win holiday shoppers. Expect to learn:  ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: A changing climate for category growth

25 Apr 2019, 11:00 AM EST

With the release of Kantar Consulting’s annual category forecasts in April, the economic climate in the next decade will become the focus of the outlook. Gone is the chill of the post-recovery era. Soon to fade will be the warmer growth felt late in the 2010’s. Arriving in the 2020’s will be a different economic and demographic climate in which some categories will continue to flourish while others will see their growth curtailed. Expect to learn:  ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Preparing for peak growth in 2019

13 Feb 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Economic and policy trends lifted growth in 2018 to its strongest pace in seven years. While much of this momentum is expected to continue into 2019, some of these trends will change course by the end of the year. All of this will keep the consumer industry on its toes, both to run after growth opportunities and potentially sidestep slower growth late in the year. Tune in to this webinar to learn the macro trends, forecasts, and strategies you need to win 2019. As part of this discussion, ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Putting a spotlight on the (life)stage of shoppers

29 Nov 2018, 11:00 AM EST

In the past, the age, generation, and lifestage of household shoppers may have been considered one and the same to suppliers and retailers—middle-aged boomers with children at home. Now, those three characteristics of household shoppers are quite distinct. For instance, the age at which households have children has change drastically from previous decades.Tune in to this webinar to learn the spending and shopping patterns of households as they move through a half dozen different lifestages.  ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Holiday 2018 Forecast - Staying on course in the wake of macro disruption

22 Aug 2018, 11:00 AM EDT

Many retailers this holiday will find themselves in an unfamiliar situation since the Great Recession made waves—trying to keep themselves sailing downwind, rather than just trying to plug the holes in their boat. Big box mass and select specialty retailers began to turn themselves around last holiday as shopper confidence gained strength. Tax policy changes and job gains will once again provide shoppers motivation this holiday, but retaining the loyalty of holiday shoppers will be ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar - Competing for Share of Wallet: Forecasts and Implications

2 May 2018, 11:00 AM EDT

Competition for share of wallet is heating up. Digital has brought all categories within the reach of shoppers at just about any point in time, making specialty goods and services more accessible. Meanwhile, costs are rising in some essential services and goods, siphoning away discretionary income. Consumer brands will increasingly struggle to stand on their own as shoppers adjust their spending accordingly. Suppliers and retailers will need to develop new partnerships, assets, and skills ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: 2018 U.S. Outlook - Planning for the Year Ahead 

1 Feb 2018, 11:00 AM EST

Retailers and manufacturers should be optimistic about 2018 given the lift tax cuts will provide to spending. But shifting digital, demographic, and economic trends mean it will be a retail environment in which change will be rewarded, while the status quo will be scrutinized. Tune in to this webinar to understand what strategies you need to change to win shoppers in 2018. As part of this discussion, expect to learn: How changes to tax policy will affect retail in 2018. The retailers, ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Minding the Children - What Shifting Household Dynamics Mean for Retail

15 Nov 2017, 11:00 AM EST

Households with children remain an essential segment for manufacturers and retailers—that hasn't changed. But plenty has changed in terms of the demographics, category purchase decisions, and shopping behavior of this segment. In this webinar, we will give you the insights you need to profitably capture the spending of current and future families. As part of this discussion, expect to learn: How the widening income divide has affected households with children The growing geographic ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Kantar Retail's Holiday 2017 Forecast: Netting Out Sales Amid the Crosswinds

30 Aug 2017, 11:00 AM EDT

The performances of many retailers were upended last holiday by online' s dominance, government-related disruptions, and heightened shopper demands. Retailers should expect these winds of change to grow stronger this holiday. Tune in to this webinar for the unveiling of Kantar Retail's 2017 holiday forecast and hear our perspective on how retailers and suppliers should navigate these crosswinds during the biggest selling season of the year. As part of this discussion, expect to learn: The ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Category Insights 2022 - First Look at Kantar Retail's Updated Forecasts

10 May 2017, 11:00 AM EDT

We are moving quickly to a post-recovery world which will still look relatively unfamiliar and daunting to suppliers and retailers. Escalating online penetration, renewed pockets of inflation, diverging spending confidence, and demographic shifts are among the many macro factors which will influence category spending in the coming years. Tune in to find out Kantar Retail's latest perspective on category growth, and how retailers and suppliers will need to adjust to succeed in this post-recovery ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Calibrating for 2017 - Macro Predictions, Retail Considerations

2 Feb 2017, 11:00 AM EST

The turn of the year is the most popular time to make resolutions to do better; the same is likely the case for those in the retail and supplier industry. Well, Kantar Retail is here to help. Tune into the first Emerging Macro Retail Trends webinar of the year to cement your understanding of the trends that defined the 2016 sales season, and more importantly how to adjust your strategies toward selling more in 2017. As part of this discussion, expect to learn: How the shifting macro ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Macro Realities for Low-to-Middle Income Shoppers: Mining for Retail Gold

17 Nov 2016, 11:00 AM EST

The financial situation of low-to-middle income shoppers has improved relative to the years immediately following the great recession. Still, this segment presents a uniquely challenging sales opportunity for retailers and suppliers. They are tightly budgeted, but aspirational; they are large in numbers, but very diverse. These are among the many contrasts that differentiate them from their upper-income counterparts which tend to be more homogeneous. The emergence of limited assortment food ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Kantar Retail’s Holiday 2016 Forecast - Is Your Game Plan Aligned?

25 Aug 2016, 11:00 AM EDT

Even though air conditioner units are still running on high, the winter holiday shopping season is already on the mind of many retailers and suppliers. Potentially higher sales during the season are certainly heightening this anticipation, but challenges may weigh on some minds as well. Many of these challenges, as well as opportunities, gain even more traction during the holiday. For instance, Amazon's growing portfolio of programs, Prime benefits, and products which are often launched ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: Macro Matters, Micro Deployment

28 Apr 2016, 11:00 AM EDT

Macro shifts in the coming years are more likely to produce uneven retail sales conditions, rather than be broadly negative or positive for retailers and suppliers. An increasingly connected global world, quickly evolving digital technologies, and demographic shifts are among the macro trends that will open up opportunities in some suppliers' retail customers, shopper segments, and geographic markets, while challenging growth in others. In order to capitalize on these sources of growth, ...


Emerging Macro Retail Trends Webinar: As the Year Turns - What to Expect from the Economy & Retail in 2016

21 Jan 2016, 11:00 AM EST

Even as the economic recovery is expected to be sustained in 2016, retailers and suppliers will continue to be challenged by an increasingly fragmented retail landscape. The Have and Have Not divide is being redefined, and even widening within some segments, due to changes in household demographics. At the same time, digital technology has changed how shoppers relate to products, brands and retailers, disrupting brick-and-mortar retail. Join Senior Vice President Leon Nicholas and Lead ...


Signature Series Webinar: Growth Outside the Core - Spotlight on Services

18 Nov 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Growth in services has been outpacing aggregate goods spending by a wider margin in 2015, as price savings in gasoline and some food categories hasn't stimulated much incremental demand for fast moving consumable goods. Meanwhile, improved spending confidence has triggered more discretionary spending on categories such as food services and travel. But this isn't just a cyclical trend. Key life stages among older and younger consumers and changes in shopping behavior are shifting incremental ...


Signature Series Webinar: Kantar Retail's Holiday 2015 Forecast - Previewing the Season

25 Aug 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

A weakening price environment looms large among the factors that will shape the holiday season. Among the most negatively affected will be retailers and suppliers of consumables categories, as price weakness stimulates demand in other categories more than in consumables. The impact of weak pricing belies an otherwise encouraging environment for shoppers overall: The U.S. economy remains on track despite global challenges emanating from Europe and China; Job and income trends point ...


Signature Series Webinar: Mid-Year Macro: A Closer Look at Kantar Retail's Age and Income Framework

28 May 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

Sustained positive momentum in economic conditions to start the year bode well for retailers and suppliers, on average. But understanding an average impact is not enough. The impact of economic conditions is differing among households, who are fragmented by age and income. This fragmented household landscape is coming into sharper focus as: Younger households benefit disproportionately from job gains; Upper-income households gain spending confidence; and, Older, lower-income households ...


Signature Series Webinar: The Year Passed, the Year Ahead - Navigating the Ongoing Disruption

12 Feb 2015, 11:00 AM EST

The past year overcame more than a few challenges to finish with much stronger prospects for the year ahead. Retail sales shifted from being chilled by a bad winter, health care reform, and re-emerging food inflation to being warmed by improving job gains, rising spending confidence, and falling gasoline prices. But not all challenges have been resolved by improving macroeconomic conditions. Some categories and formats have yet to show much benefit.  Their weaknesses often are being ...


Signature Series: The Future of the Retail Marketplace

2 Oct 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

As the economy continues to recover at something between a sputter and a smooth glide, it is increasingly clear that the recovery is not lifting all retailers equally. Many still blame economic softness for their challenges while other retailers ride a markedly faster growth wave to success. The winning retailers are on the right side of something more fundamental than short-term economic conditions. The "Great Disruption" in retail is rooted in more fundamental shopper, business model, ...


Signature Series: The Future of Retail Marketplace

8 Aug 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

If you have children of a certain age, then you are more familiar than you want to be with the movie “Frozen.” In addition to being addictive entertainment for first graders, it is also a parable about freezing, thawing, and letting go of old constraints and assumptions.  The U.S. economy and retail environment are going through their own summertime thaw. In this edition of the Signature Series Webinar, Kantar Retail’s Chief Economist Frank Badillo gives you our best ...


Signature Webinar Series: The Future of the Retail Marketplace

10 Apr 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

2014 continues a strange evolution as a year where we're told the U.S. marketplace continues to recover, but it doesn't feel that way. Join Frank Badillo and Bryan Gildenberg for their usual engaging and provocative look at how and why the U.S. landscape continues to shift and what that means to your plans. We'll focus on framing assumptions that should impact your 2015 planning process and on 3 key areas in particular: Macro environment: The slow early-year pace of recovery – ...


Signature Series: Reflectors, Shapers and Transformers – Kantar Retail’s View of 2014

6 Feb 2014, 11:00 AM EST

 In the latest installment of our Signature Webinar Series Kantar Retail's Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg and Chief Economist Frank Badillo break down some key predictions for 2014 from a macroeconomic, channel and retail strategy perspective. In particular we focus on 3 types of predictions that have different types of implications for your 1-3 year planning processes: Reflectors – trends that are almost certain to come true but aren't particularly game-changing ...


Signature Series: The Future of the Retail Marketplace - Where Did All the Consumption Go? Is it Coming Back?

10 Oct 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Auto sales are booming and home sales are climbing - even triggering bidding wars in some places reminiscent of the pre-housing bust days. In general, discretionary spending has shown a renewed vigor for at least a year now. And yet, spending on everyday consumables has languished by comparison. Why is that, how long will it last, and what does it mean for different parts of the retail and supplier landscape? Join Kantar Retail's Chief Economist Frank Badillo and Chief Knowledge Officer ...


Signature Series: The Future of the Retail Marketplace: The US: The World's Largest (re) Emerging Market?

29 Aug 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Today companies are challenged with allocating resources to "the fast growing markets of the world" and there has been a lot of talk about markets: with "huge untapped potential" that require "more granular understanding than purely a national approach" to understand well where "regions and cities have vastly different competitive environments," and, where "stark income inequality creates a need ...


Signature Series: The Drivers Of Retail Change: The Landscape Changes That Need To Be In Your 2014-2018 Plans

4 Apr 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

At Kantar Retail we often look at retail market evolution in terms of the factors that influence the development of those markets, and to that end Chief Economist Frank Badillo and Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg will look at these factors in 3 broad buckets: Macro landscape – with a particular eye away from short-term economic variability and more thinking about what the role will be of broad-based government/fiscal policy on retail. Specifically towards economic stability ...


Signature Series: The Future of the Retail Marketplace

15 Feb 2013, 11:00 AM EST

 In the latest installment of our Signature Webinar Series Kantar Retail’s Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg and Senior Economist Frank Badillo break down some key predictions for 2013 from a macroeconomic, channel and retail strategy perspective. In particular we focus on 3 types of predictions that have different types of implications for your 1-3 year planning processes: Reflectors – trends that are almost certain to come true but aren’t particularly game-changing ...


Signature Series: The Unevenly Distributed Future: Fragmented Recovery And What To Do About It

9 Nov 2012, 11:00 AM EST

"The Future is already here - it's just unevenly distributed" - William Gibson In this final Signature Series Webinar of 2012 Kantar Retail's Chief Economist Frank Badillo and Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg help fuel your 2013-2015 planning by offering a granular view of the US recovery.  Frank will walk through our latest post-election view of the US economy, with a particular lens on how jobs and the housing market are developing geographically within the US.  ...


Signature Series: Volatility, Polarization and Connectivity: 3 Core Change Drivers For 2013-2015

4 Oct 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

In this webinar Kantar Retail’s Chief Economist Frank Badillo and Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg team together to discuss the 3 primary change drivers that will shape your planning horizon for the next 3 years. In Part 1, Frank will outline the framing drivers of economic volatility and US income polarization and his identification of the key things to watch for and understand in building your 3 year plans. Building on that Bryan will discuss the interplay of these three ...


Signature Series A World Without Walls: A Map Of America’s “Half-Recovered” Evolving Landscape

11 May 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

  In the latest installment of Kantar Retail’s Signature Webinar series Frank Badillo and Bryan Gildenberg take on the challenging task of explaining two key factors driving the CPG/Retail landscape today: Why does the US feel “half-recovered” – we’re not in a recession or growing particularly strongly? Why are retailers moving so slowly to make their propositions more coherently and completely digital? At the end of this webinar you will better ...


Signature Series Think Global, Sell Local: The US Retail Environment in a Global Context

10 Feb 2012, 11:00 AM EST

Agenda The New Year has opened in confusingly similar fashion as recent years.  Diverging macroeconomic signs amid market disruptions new and old again have suppliers and retailers unsure of whether to count on an uneven U.S. recovery to gain traction, or stumble.    The fears are being fanned by the likelihood of recession in Europe—caused by the euro crisis—as well as the threat of a new spike in fuel prices from a proposed embargo on Iranian oil.  The global ...


Executive Series: December 2011

2 Dec 2011, 11:00 AM EST

The Great Big “Knowns”:  Why Volatility Doesn’t Mean Uncertainty Join Kantar Retail’s Senior Economist Frank Badillo and its Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg for our first re-branded thought provoking Signatures Series webinar that dives into the topic of today’s economic uncertainty and uncovers what is really transpiring beneath the surface. Although there are clearly major areas of uncertainty today, a lot of what appears to be uncertainty is ...


Executive Series: September 2011

22 Sep 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

The Quest For The New Efficiency: A CLEVER Approach To Redefining The Work   As we head into the 2012 plan calibration cycle, many companies are projecting slow growth in most of their scaled markets around the world – in particular the USA, which holds very little promise for broad-based economic recovery.  In this presentation, Kantar Retail explores how best in class retailers and suppliers are trying to get more efficient in the context of this slow growth – ...


Executive Series: June 2011

2 Jun 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

Retail 2010s – The Quest For Sales Per Store Growth   Around the world today, but particularly in developed markets where store buildout is more difficult, retailers are grappling with one very simple challenge – the difficulty in growing sales per mature store.  Most retailers today have grown their business on the skills associated with real estate acquisition and development, and for many retailers this remains a critical piece of their growth equation.   But, ...


US Executive Series: March 2011

3 Mar 2011, 11:00 AM EST

  Adjust The Sails:  Succeeding In A World With Light, Variable Wind “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward 2011 is proving to be a challenging year already for the CPG/retail industry, as cost inflation continues to outstrip the consumer’s willingness to spend.  In addition, the world’s 3 largest consumables retailers (Wal-Mart, Carrefour and ...


US Executive Series: October 29

29 Oct 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

Embedding Agility:  The 5 Most Important Things To Be Good At In The Next 5 YearsThis webinar, a preview for Kantar Retail’s Year End Forum and our CPG 2016 breakout session, is an attempt to sift through all the changes in the retail, shopping and economic landscape and identify the 5 key things we think are most important for companies seeking to position themselves successfully for the 3-5 year time horizon.  The focus will be global, with a tiny bias towards the US.  ...


US Executive Series: September 9

9 Sep 2010, 11:00 AM EDT


US Executive Series: June Event

4 Jun 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

In our last webinar we looked at the “3 posts” that suppliers were going to need to internalize in order to optimize opportunity at retail over the next 5 years.  In this webinar, we look at the walls between these 3 posts, so to speak, and evaluate some of the key activity areas that retailers are pushing their suppliers to get better at over that same time horizon. As it always seems they do, these activities boil down to three types of skills:  Optimization – ...


Executive Series Webinar

5 Mar 2010, 11:00 AM EST

The 21st century really started in 2009 – the prior years in many ways were a continuation of the 90s.  Retailers with a “better mousetrap” were expanding square footage and rolling up less efficient models (especially Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Costco), while smart competitors began to harness information as a way to compete back against these high return on capital producing engines.                                                                                                         ...


The top 3 Changes Your Customers Will Force on Your Company - How to Survive and Thrive

8 Oct 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

In an environment going forward of more challenging topline growth, your customers are making changes to their organization that will challenge the best CPG companies to respond.  At the same time, some core trends that have been evolving in the marketplace for years – smarter customers, cheaper technology, more need for insights, retailer brands – continue to develop.  This confluence will put extreme pressure on CPG capabilities in 2010 and beyond – and the ...


Account Teams 3.0 - Re-wiring Your Organization for an Interconnected Future

9 Jul 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

The customer landscape continues to change, and your customers are becoming more sophisticated and demanding.  Our companies realize this, and work hard to change our strategies to match the requirements of our customers, but too often these strategic shifts don’t deliver the results you hope for.  MVI looks at 4 key enablers that turn strategy into success – people, process, tools and metrics – and today realizes that the classic cross-functional team selling ...


Private Label & Retailer Brands

19 May 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

Conventional wisdom suggests that private label is rising to prominence in the USA as shoppers trade down in these challenging economic times.  But the more important trends driving a retailer’s ability to develop strong brands are as much retailer capability as shopper driven, and were taking shape long before the economy turned south.  Join MVI as we map out the current state of the retail brand universe, where it is going, and how suppliers need to be thinking about the ...


Beyond 2009: Critical Planning Assumptions

20 Mar 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

The economy is top of mind to everyone as we build our 2010 plans – and it is absolutely critical as you approach the business planning and top-to-top season to have a clear view of where your customers are going.  Join us as MVI’s Bryan Gildenberg explores the top 5 areas. Agenda:  Shopping trips – needs, wants and the shopping list Basket – the retailer’s quest for category conversion, SKU/merchandising rationalization – and the pressure ...