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Amazon wants to conquer Australia: Why the launch of Prime down under matters

19 Jun 2018

By: Alvaro Morilla

Despite initial hype around Amazon’s retail launch in Australia, it hasn’t had the impact expected. Until now that is. Not willing to lose momentum, Amazon is bringing out the game changer - Amazon Prime; with a host of benefits that will potentially ignite Amazon’s growth down under.

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Retailer Pricing: The Future of EDLP v. 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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Key learnings from retail startups: What brands can learn from the industry’s newest players

Retail is shifting smaller. Much of the growth we’ve seen in the past few years has come not from big, multinational corporations, but smaller, nontraditional players. Much of this is driven by shoppers. Half of global shoppers say they prefer buying from these smaller brands and companies.

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Ingenious innovations and initiatives: June 2018

China is in the midst of a technology revolution that is seeing its overseas reputation shoot from 'imitator' to 'innovator'. We focus on China’s tech giants, why they are important, what you can learn from them.

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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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Amazon International: The five slides you need

12 Jun 2018

By: Alvaro Morilla

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

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Now available: Global eCommerce data and insights with Digital CommerceScope

Announcing Kantar Consulting’s new global eCommerce data and insights resource, Digital CommerceScope. Surveying 45,000 online shoppers across 15 markets, Digital CommerceScope gets under the skin of the eCommerce shopper.

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How on-demand shopping is redefining consumer expectations

Consumers are more demanding than ever. With easy and quick access to any type of information or service, they’re no longer limited to shopping in handful of places. Consumers’ channel agnostic view is forcing retailers to be flexible, create new services and solutions that meet shoppers’ demands.

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Amazon’s global shopper connection: Key ecosystem engagement facts across markets

7 Jun 2018

By: Meaghan Werle, Alvaro Morilla

This set of infographics illustrates data from Kantar Consulting’s Digital CommerceScope, a global survey of online purchasers that looks at digital shopping behaviors and trends. Data in this report examines Amazon’s reach across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Amazon Launches Alexa in France: “Aide intelligente” (Ask Alexa what that means!)

6 Jun 2018

By: Alvaro Morilla

Amazon has launched its Alexa smart assistant in France. Here we look at its expansion and the supplier implications for brands operating in France. Bonjour Alexa!

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ASOS launches enhanced chatbot features to boost conversion through social media

5 Jun 2018

By: Hanna Ryngmark

As shoppers dedicate more time to their mobile phones, retailers and brands are developing chatbots that help online shoppers find the right product. One of the most recent examples is the Enki ASOS fashionbot.