News and Events
Location: Moscow, Russia | Date: 10 October, 2019
Kantar 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.
Location: Chicago, IL | Date: 8 Oct 2019
This action-packed day will help inform, educate, and inspire you to reach greater digital heights. In this part-information, part-working session, you will learn innovative ways to deliver better customer experiences, launch new products, and drive consumer and shopper engagement in the face of digital upheavals and private label acceleration.
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.
Location: Webinar | Date: 19 September, 2019
Understanding Carrefour’s transformation of priorities at the store will be crucial for any supplier interested in driving category growth with this key customer.
Location: Nashville, TN | Date: 10 Sep 2019
Kantar experts will unpack the growing discounter channel to identify opportunities for suppliers, from inventory considerations to retailer operating strategies. We will examine the current realities and future areas of growth for the key discounter players and discuss how you can better position your brand within a growing private label environment.
Location: Toronto, ON | Date: 18-19 Sep 2019
Canada is not “the 51st state.” On Day 1 of this two-day conference, we will assess shifts in the Canadian retail landscape and examine retailers’ evolving strategies to help you elevate your strategic planning. We will also look at macro and shopper trends and how leading and disruptive retailers are positioning themselves. On Day 2, we will focus on the Canadian market and assess the digital shopper and eCommerce landscape, while outlining a playbook on how to win in omnicommerce.
Location: WEBINAR | Date: 20 August 2019 | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Canadian consumer is increasingly engaging with technology to achieve a more convenient retail experience. As their values evolve, new opportunities emerge for retailers and brands to drive engagement and elevate the omnichannel experience.
Join Kantar’s Canadian experts to explore these shifts and see how they can equate to meaningful change at retail. During the 30-minute webinar, they will unpack some of the pressures impacting Canadian preferences and share how retailers are leveraging innovative technology to stay ahead of changing consumer trends.
Location: Morristown, NJ | Date: 24 Jul 2019
Join us for a comprehensive look at the state of the U.S. drug landscape in light of the retailization of health and the fundamental shift from sick care to self-care. We’ll examine the strategies and challenges unique to the three major chain drug retailers and touch on ways in which smaller players are innovating in this space.
Bryan Gildenberg, Chief Knowledge Officer, Retail, at Kantar Consulting has been named one of the ‘Top 100 Retail Influencers’ by Vend
The 2019 edition of Vend’s list of top retail influencers has been published. Bryan Gildenberg, Chief Knowledge Officer, Retail, at Kantar Consulting has been named one of Vend’s Top 100 Retail Influencers for 2019. This list recognizes the retail industry’s thought leaders and includes notable analysts, consultants and journalists.
Vend is retail POS software, inventory management, ecommerce & customer loyalty for iPad, Mac and PC.
View the full list here.
Kantar Consulting’s Andrew Curry Wins Award for Most Significant Futures Works from the Association of Professional Futurists
Kantar Consulting’s Andrew Curry has won an award from the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) for “Most Significant Futures Works”. APF recognises the most significant futures works to identify and reward the work of professional futurists and others whose work illuminates aspects of the future. Andrew’s paper, titled; ‘The City, The Country, and the New Politics of Place’ was awarded under the ‘Analyse a Significant Future Issue’ category.
The City, The Country, and the New Politics of Place published in 2017 in the Journal of Futures Studies, looks at the rise of populism through the lens of the economics of cities in the age of the service economy.
We are seeing a new “politics of place” emerging – where cities and the younger knowledge workers who populate them – are creating more wealth and a fresh set of expectations for politicians. On the other end of the political spectrum, we see those who’ve been “left behind” by social, economic, and demographic. Thus, we are moving to a new form of political alignment based on geography rather than social class.
The APF described Curry’s piece as; “A powerful synthesis of ideas on the politics of place presented in a way that is cohesive and convincing.”
Most Significant Futures Works (MSFW) Awards were announced at the Annual Reception and Recognition ceremony at the APF Pittsburgh Gathering, October 4, 2018, at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel.
To read The City, The Country, and the New Politics of Place, click here.
To read a summary of his article, click here.