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Delivering More with Less through Commercial Excellence

Location: Chicago, | Date: 3 April, 2019

This workshop is aimed at sharing best practices and success stories with companies that want to transform their ways of working in customer management to deliver growth with help of insights and state-of-the-art technology. During the sessions, Kantar Consulting will share latest studies, key findings and proven best practices to drive commercial excellence while executives from leading CPG companies will discuss their experiences and paths-to-success.



Kantar Consulting launches Retail, Sales & Shopper Practice in Singapore

A newly formed team of practitioners will help clients across Asia define and optimize their omnichannel strategy and route to market

Singapore, 13 February 2019

Kantar Consulting, a leading growth consultancy, is delighted to announce the launch of their Retail, Sales & Shopper practice in Singapore to answer growing demand for Southeast Asia specific support.

The new senior executives who have joined Kantar Consulting in the past months include:

David Heijkoop joined as Senior Director. David comes from Friesland Campina, where he served as Channel Development Director for Specialised Nutrition, with a focus on Greater China. Prior to that, David led global business development for the Global eCommerce Business Unit.

Marc Delbos joined as Associate Director. Marc spent most of his career at Red Bull, where he served as Regional Trade Marketing Lead for SE Asia, and Sales Manager for Hong Kong. Marc brings a wealth of experience in dealing with both Modern Trade and Traditional Trade Channels.

To lead the set-up of the regional practice, Kantar Consulting has attracted Lies Ellison-Davis. Previously at P&G, PepsiCo and retail consultancy Glendinning, Lies spent the last 8 years at Friesland Campina, where she held a variety of senior leadership roles, the last of which being Global Chief Commercial Officer. Lies joins the team as executive advisor, and will focus on overall strategic direction and key client management.

Commenting on the appointment Stephane Alpern, Managing Partner, Kantar Consulting Southeast Asia said, “we are very excited to have Lies, David and Marc join the team. Their breadth of client-side experience will help us identify growth opportunities with an omnichannel lens. Combined with our existing 25 brand and marketing consultants, this retail, sales and shopper team will unlock commercial growth opportunities for our clients across marketing and sales, which will give them a lasting competitive advantage in the market.”

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To celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote in the UK, the initiative led by Kantar, recently hosted an exhibition of trail-blazing campaigns that successfully engaged women over the decades and invited practitioners to learn from ten best-practice brand case studies of today.

In this special AdWeek session, we bring back together marketing leaders at the vanguard of a new era in progressive gender portrayal, to ask what good looks like and why the approach is not only good for society but also for performance of their brands.

Attendees will hear how smart organisations are making the necessary infrastructure, cultural and framework changes to ensure their products, experiences and advertising today reflects changing consumer expectations and delivers on what women want across categories.

Picturehouse Central, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7DH
Nearest tube stop: Piccadilly Circus

Places are limited and will be allocated on first come – first served basis

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Financial Times rates Kantar Consulting as one of the UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2019

We’re delighted to announce that Kantar Consulting has been rated as one of the ‘UK’s Leading Management Consultants’ in a special report published by the Financial Times in January 2019.

The list, collects recommendations from other consultancies and from clients. The results are then grouped by consulting service and by sector.

On a crowded podium, Kantar Consulting received a ‘silver’ rating within the ‘Consumer Goods & Retail’ sector and three additional ‘bronze’ ratings for consulting services around ‘Innovation, Growth & New Business Models’, ‘Marketing, Brand & Pricing’ and ‘Sales & Customer Relationship Management’.

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Turkish Key Accounts Workshop

Location: Istanbul, Turkey | Date: 5 December, 2019
Learn how to grow your business and win with key customers in the Turkish market. Understand how formats are shifting across discount, convenience, supermarkets and online, explore how to optimize pricing and promotional strategies for consolidating customers, and discuss how to best manage opportunity in a time of uncertainty.


Fashion & Beauty Retail Workshops

Location: London, UK | Date: 14 November, 2019
NEW! Two back-to-back, half-day workshops will explore the retail models and strategies driving the evolution of Fashion & Beauty retail in Europe. Learn where to play and how to win, gain insight into changing shopper motivations, digital trends and technology enablers, and discover new ways to create truly omnichannel fashion and beauty experiences.


Russian Key Accounts Workshop

Location: Moscow, Russia | Date: 10 October, 2019
Kantar Consulting’s 16th annual event will predict which retailers, channels and business models are expected to win in 2020-21 and, using best practice examples from around the world, provide recommendations for growing your business in the Russian market.


European Discounters Workshop

Location: Frankfurt, Germany | Date: 1 October, 2019
Discounters continue to disrupt retail across Europe and worldwide. Gain insight into best practice supplier strategies with Aldi and Lidl, hear negotiation do’s and don’ts from former buyers, and learn what you need to do to innovate and execute a clear multi-year brand plan in the discounter environment.


Micro Retail Workshop

Location: Virtual Event | Date: 3 July, 2019
NEW! This workshop will explore the retail models, strategies and financial factors at play in the fast-growing Micro Retail landscape. Understand the different formats at play, identify how to use speed, agility and mission-focused solutions to win with today’s shopper, and take steps to contend with shifting shelf space and new supply chain requirements.


European Drug/Pharmacy Channel Workshop

Location: London, UK | Date: 18 June, 2019
Learn how the latest trends, from health & wellness to the growth of eCommerce, are impacting this important sector of European retail. Understand changing consumer demands, examine what best practice looks like across brick-and-mortar and online, and identify growth opportunities for BPC and healthcare brands alike.


eCommerce & Digital Strategy Conference

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Date: 15-16 May , 2019
Featuring guest experts and case studies, this two-day event will explore the capabilities and business model changes you need to adopt to win in a digital retail world. On Day One, identify ways to integrate eCommerce into your organization’s go-to-market plans and align sales and marketing around demand-led growth strategies. On Day Two, learn how to build your business with retail behemoths AMAZON and ALIBABA.


Managing Transformation in European Key Accounts Workshop

Location: Virtual Event | Date: 2 April , 2019
Reinvigorate your strategy for key accounts undergoing transformation, especially Carrefour, Tesco and Auchan. Learn where you must invest to remain competitive, understand how shopper shifts, channel blurring and digital demands are transforming key accounts, and take away recommendations for effective account planning and negotiations.