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Target Workshop

Location: Minneapolis, MN | Date: 3 Oct 2019
In light of Target’s shifting priorities, Kantar Consulting experts will delve into the nuances of Target’s fundamental business model and explore key themes across the retailer’s marketing, merchandising, and operating strategies.

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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.

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Value Discounter Workshop

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.

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Canadian Retail and eCommerce Conference

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.

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Drug Channel Workshop

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.

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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.

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Kroger Workshop

Location: Cincinnati, OH | Date: 19-20 Jun 2019
Kroger has been highlighting its efforts over the past year to expand its business into alternative areas, become a digital powerhouse, and find incremental opportunity through new partnerships. At Kantar’s Kroger Workshop, we will identify ways to capitalize on Kroger’s evolving business to build effective strategic plans in 2019 and beyond..

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Home Improvement Workshop

Location: Charlotte, NC | Date: 18 Jun 2019
After nearly a decade of growing with the economic recovery, home improvement retailers face a more uncertain macroeconomic future in 2019 and beyond. At the same time, strong underlying demand — particularly from new household formation — offers reason for optimism. How will Home Depot and Lowe’s balance the need to play defense with investments in their longer-term future? Our macroeconomic, shopper, and retailer experts will map out the challenges and opportunities for suppliers.

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Pharmacy, Health & Wellness 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.

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Managing Transformation in European Key Accounts Workshop

Location: Virtual Event | Date: 5 June, 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.

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Retail Planning Conference

Location: Chicago, IL | Date: 21-22 May 2019
Regardless of where you are in the planning cycle, how effectively and confidently are you adapting your customer plans to the omnichannel retail, shopper, and supplier realities of 2020? Ensure your JBPs — and roles — are best-positioned for success by joining us as we hone in on the rapidly evolving retail skills and account planning strategies necessary to deliver business growth and professional development.

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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.

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