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M&S Reports Q4 2013 Results - Positive news on the clothing front, with a modest like-for-like improvement after many quarters of decline

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Kantar Retail

Sainsbury’s is still in generally good shape and its outperformance of the big four competitors, in market share terms, remains a reassuring trend.

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BBC News

US shoppers' shift in behaviour

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Bloomberg TV

Moving Beyond `Click and Collect' in Retail

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Kantar Retail and TNS

Kantar Brings Together Global Retail and Shopper Expertise into Single Organisation

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Bloomberg TV

Primark Exposed to Tech Utilized by ASOS: Mader

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Kantar Retail

Tesco Christmas Trading Statement Comment from Bryan Roberts, Retail Insights Director

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Kantar Retail

M&S Christmas Trading Statement Comment from Bryan Roberts, Retail Insights Director

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Kantar Retail

Morrisons Christmas Trading Statement Comment from Bryan Roberts, Retail Insights Director

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Kantar Retail

Sainsbury’s Results: Another respectable showing from Sainsbury’s, reflecting its strong reputation in quality, service and affordability and growing credentials in multichannel

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CNBC

Opportunity in UPS & FedEx?

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CNBC

Target in Amazon's crosshairs

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Supermarket News

2014 Prediction #2: Multicultural Offerings Become a Differentiator

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Bloomberg TV

Striking Workers Amid Amazon’s Expansion Into Food

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Kantar Retail

Kantar brings together global retail and shopper expertise into single organisation

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Bloomberg TV

Sears, Abercrombie, and JCP: Brands Left for Dead?

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Kantar Retail

Online and regional retailers challenge Wal-Mart dominance

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Supermarket News

Target Gets Healthy

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CNBC

Grey Thursday Set to Upstage Black Friday?

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Mobile Commerce Daily

Kantar exec: Move from combating showrooming to engaging targeting

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MorningNewsBeat.com

The Odds Are Good That Your Customers Also Shop At Amazon

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Target Fills Its Cart With Some of Amazon's Tricks

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MMR

Speeding Innovation

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Kantar Retail

Amazon Enters the Retail Mainstream

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Kantar Retail

Dollar General Edges Out Walmart Supercenter in Kantar Retail's Third Annual Opening Price Point Survey

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Kantar Retail

Tesco results: Progress in UK, but international picture worries

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Kantar Retail

10:50:100: the formula to achieving digital ‘Best in Class’

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Kantar Retail

Reducing international portfolio could help Carrefour remain top three European retailer

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Bloomberg

US Retailers Add Most Jobs in Eight Months

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Convenience Store News

Eight C-store Chains Rank Among Nation's Fastest-Growing Retailers

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Chain Store Age

Kantar Retail: Target narrows Walmart’s basket advantage

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Kantar Retail

Tesco advised not to ignore European markets or risk future growth

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Kantar Retail

Carrefour struggles with low consumer confidence in parts of Southern Europe

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Supermarket News

Club, Dollar, Drug Channels Pace Retail Growth: Kantar

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Bloomberg

Lululemon Goals a Stretch as Analysts See Growth Slowing

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Kantar Retail

Consumers are promiscuous, disloyal and unsentimental, says new survey

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L’Echo

Mourir, c’est toutunart!

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Bloomberg TV

Investor Optimism in Best Buy Turnaround: Kennedy

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The Guardian

Marks & Spencer results: what the analysts say

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Kantar Retail

M&S need to focus on merchandising and marketing

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CIO Journal

Big Box Targets Social Discounts

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Forbes

Wal-Mart Vs. Amazon: World's Biggest E-Commerce Battle Could Boil Down To Vegetables

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The Guardian

Working with UNICEF proves catalyst for bringing employees together

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Kantar Retail Press Release

UAE retailers put Nestle in top three favourite suppliers

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Kantar Retail Press Release

M&S slump in fashion sales remains worryingly entrenched

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Financial Post / Apr 5

Target Canada vs. Walmart Canada: The great pricing battle that doesn’t exist

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The Globe and Mail / Apr 5

Whose prices are better? Target or Wal-Mart?

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The City Wire / Apr 3

Sam’s Club faces heightened competition

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Bloomberg / Mar 15

Private Equity’s $36 Billion Retail Bet Not Going So Well

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Bloomberg / Mar 4

Wal-Mart Anxious to Combat Amazon's Lead in Web Vendors

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The Guardian / Feb 18

Morrisons learns from New York home delivery success story

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Progressive Grocer / Feb 19

Digital Impact on Brick and Mortar Now 100%

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Red Dot Square / Feb 13

Tesco leaps into the future with Virtual Reality Software in partnership with Red Dot Square

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Stores.org / Jan 8

Brits Vs. Yanks: Will We Ever Shop The Same?

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Stores.org / Jan 8

Reinventing and Reimagining

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Smartbrief / Jan 4

Wal-Mart competitors call out price-comparison ads

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WSJ / Jan 3

Rivals Object to Wal-Mart Ads

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JWT Intelligence / Dec 5

Q&A, Bryan Gildenberg, chief knowledge officer, Kantar Retail

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Reuters TV / Dec 5

Tesco set to call time on its American dream

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The City Wire / Dec 4

Study: Retailers realigning more space to consumables

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KANTAR RETAIL / Nov 21

Winners announced at Middle East HR Excellence Awards

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KANTAR RETAIL / Nov 21

New report shows RT Mart challenging Walmart as Chinese Power Retailer of the future

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KANTAR RETAIL / Nov 21

New report shows RT Mart challenging Walmart as Chinese Power Retailer of the future (Chinese)

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KANTAR RETAIL / Nov 15

Black Friday: To buy or not to buy

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KANTAR RETAIL / Nov 1

New report shows Amazon challenging Walmart as Power Retailer of the future

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KANTAR RETAIL / Oct 18

Kantar Retail reveals Rising Stars of retail

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KANTAR RETAIL / Oct 18

Kantar Retail opens Brazil office

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KANTAR RETAIL / Oct 4

Kantar Retail tells industry to improve convenience for shoppers

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KANTAR RETAIL / Oct 3

Kantar Retail’s response to Tesco’s half-year figures announcement

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CHINA DAILY / Sep 28

India ready to talk shop

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THE GULF TODAY / Sep 22

Al-Futtaim Empowers Employees With Skills

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RETAIL WIRE / Sep 21

FRBuyer: Is Publix Missing Its Rewards Card?

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ALBAWABA BUSINESS / Sep 20

Al- Futtaim Group launches an international Retail Business vocational College

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RETAIL TRAFFIC / Sep 14

Specialty Apparel Retailers to Remain Cautious On Store Growth

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SACRAMENTO BEE / Sep 14

Amazon buyers can use 3rd-party sellers to avoid tax

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MARKETING DAILY / Sep 5

Stores Report Bustling Back-to-School Sales

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BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK / Sep 4

Now at Tesco: Drive-Through Grocery Pickup

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INDEPENDENT RETAILER / Sep 1

Big Retailers Trending Small

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AFRICA.COM / Aug 29

Walmart starts an SA price war

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TALKING HEAD / Aug 15

The grocery market ‘bounces back’, reveals new Kantar figures

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BLOOMBERG / Aug 15

Umbrella Sales Boom as U.K. Retailers Suffer Soggy Summer

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REUTERS / Aug 14

Tesco sales growth closer to rivals' levels - Kantar

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DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL / Aug 2

AT&T, 7-Eleven lead fastest-growing DFW retailers

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CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS / Aug 1

NYC stores make Hot 100 Retailers list

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NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION/ Aug 1

Sprouts Farmers Market, Lululemon, Under Armour Among Fastest-Growing Retailers in U.S., According to STORES Magazine

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER / Jul 26

London 2012: Organizers Hope to Sell $1.55 Billion in Olympics Merchandise

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THE SEATTLE TIMES / Jul 22

Urban-friendly Target to open this week in downtown Seattle

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BLOOMBERG / Jul 20

Wal-Mart Pushes Web Sales Tax as Washington Clout Grows: Retail

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WWD / Jul 19

Seeking Social Skills: Retailers Try to Get the Plugged-In In-Store

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THE SUN / Jul 12

Tesco Pounded

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CNBC / Jul 12

Inside Secret for Trading Luxury Retail

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CRI ENGLISH / Jul 7

2012-04-06 Recent Retail and Consumer Trends in Asia and Beyond

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DEMOCRATICJOURNAL.COM / Jul 6

Wegmans is nation's 65th largest retailer, new ranking says

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NORTHJERSEY.COM / Jul 3

Two North Jersey retailers lose ground in sales ranking

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NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION / Jul 3

STORES Top 100 Retailers Report Finds Growth in Grocery Segment

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MEDIA POST / Jul 2

Study: Grocers Regaining Dominance

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BUSINESS INSIDER / Jul 2

Walmart And Target Are Leveraging One Thing That Amazon Can't Compete With

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BBC NEWS / Jun 21

UK retail sales rise 1.4% in May

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REUTERS TV / Jun 20

Walgreen steps with Boots into new regions

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CHAIN STORE AGE / Jun 19

Walgreens in $6.7 billion deal to acquire 45% stake in Alliance Boots

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THE GUARDIAN / Jun 17

Tesco offloads Japanese operation

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BLOOMBERG / Jun 17

Tesco Set To End Nine-Year Japanese Foray With Sale To Aeon

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FORBES / Jun 7

Walmart.com: Online Share of Sales Now 2%?

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DAILY FINANCE / Jun 7

Could Walmart's Big-Box Stores Disappear in Our Lifetime?

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AME INFO.COM / May 31

Retailers rank UAE suppliers among top global brands

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WONDERS OF ARABIA / May 30

Retailers rank UAE suppliers among top global brands

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CPI FINANCIAL / May 29

Brands hatch in the UAE

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SUPPLY CHAIN DIGEST / Apr 27

Supply Chain News: Walmart, Sustainability, and Troubles in Mexico

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BUSINESSWEEK / Apr 25

Wal-Mart Mexico Probe Threatening Global Growth Success: Retail

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BBC NEWS / Apr20

Business Daily - Shadow banking

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KANTAR RETAIL / Apr 18

Kantar Retail’s response to Tesco’s preliminary results 2011/12 announcement

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THE GUARDIAN / Apr 18

Tesco UK profits fall makeover

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THE TELEGRAPH / Apr 18

Tesco unveils 1bn revamp after drop in UK profits

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APRIL 18, 2012 / BLOOMBERG

Tesco Unveils New Strategy (Video)

Kantar Retail analyst Himanshu Pal said "Considering the current performance of Carrefour and some of the pressure exerted by the Carrefour share holders in terms of higher returns on investment, we could see Carrefour divesting some of its portfolio in Asia that could help Tesco get to the number 2 stop in the next five years."

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APRIL 18, 2012 / BLOOMBERG

Tesco Will Spend $1.6 Billion to Boost Ailing U.K. Stores

“We remain confident of making modest progress this year despite the substantial planned revenue investment,” the CEO said. He wouldn’t be drawn on a timescale for a U.K. turnaround, though Bryan Roberts, an analyst at Kantar Retail in London, estimated it would take “18 months minimum.”

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APRIL 18, 2012 / THE GUARDIAN

Tesco UK profits fall makeover

Kantar Retail analyst Himanshu Pal said Tesco was "not on its knees, just off the boil": "There has been a clear lack of investment in stores and staff for the last couple of years. The retailer now trails several competitors in terms of fresh food offer, customer service and in-store standards."

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APRIL 18, 2012 / THE TELEGRAPH

Tesco unveils 1bn revamp after drop in UK profits

Himanshu Pal at Kantar Retail said: “It is a daunting challenge to turn around Tesco’s fortunes in the UK, but the plans Philip Clarke announced today are likely to help the market leader get back on track. However, those expecting an overnight recovery will be disappointed. It only takes one shopping trip to disappoint a customer, but it takes much longer to change perceptions and regain shoppers’ trust."

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APRIL 18, 2012 / KANTAR RETAIL

Kantar Retail’s response to Tesco’s preliminary results 2011/12 announcement

Tesco’s news about declining UK profit and like-for-like sales has not come as a surprise. There has been a clear lack of investment in stores and staff for the last couple of years, and the retailer now trails several competitors in terms of fresh food offer, customer service, and in-store standards.

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APRIL 4, 2012 / THE GUARDIAN

Tesco rebrands Value range

Kantar retail analyst Bryan Roberts said the brand "was long overdue a facelift" but the revamp was not "bursting with originality" as it was similar to both Morrisons' M Saver brand and Waitrose Essentials.

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APRIL 4, 2012 / CNBC

Big Box Stores: Adapt or Die?

Bryan Gildenberg - answers if box box stores like Sear, JC Penny and Best Buy are doing reinvention right? If not are they any big box stores that are?

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APRIL 4, 2012 / BBC RADIO 4 YOU AND YOURS

Walmart Book

Bryan Roberts interviewed about new Walmart Book. Click VIEW to hear podcast (click on Chapter 3).

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APRIL 3, 2012 / SOUTHCOASTTODAY.COM

For retailers, good things in smaller packages

"Right now you have a trough in the need for big-box retail," said Bryan Gildenberg, an analyst with the Cambridge, Mass.-based research firm Kantar Retail.

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APRIL 1, 2012 / THE GLOBE AND MAIL ONLINE

Canadian retail suppliers getting the goods on Target

David Marcotte is quoted post Kroger Supersession Boot Camp 21st March

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MARCH 30, 2012 / NECN BUSINESS

Big box stores downsize

Laura Kennedy – Analyst from Cambridge joins NECN Business to talk about why Best Buy and other big box retail stores are shrinking, but opening other smaller scale stores instead, and what's behind this push.

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MARCH 29, 2012 / BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

Why Wal-Mart Is Worried About Amazon

Only about a quarter of Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) customers shopped at Amazon.com (AMZN), according to data from researcher Kantar Retail.

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MARCH 29, 2012 / NEW MEXICO BUSINESS

Amazon could overtake retail leader Wal-Mart

Analysts from Kantar Retail told MSNBC that 53 percent of consumers shopped Wal-Mart during the last holiday season, down from 59 percent in 2009. Forty-six percent shopped at Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) during the last holiday season, up from 38 percent three years previously.

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MARCH 29, 2012 / BOTTOM LINE ON MSNBC.COM

Amazon.com challenges Wal-Mart, one click at a time

“If the trend continues, with Amazon up and Wal-Mart down, by the 2012 holiday season Amazon could well be the most shopped retailer,” said Anne Zybowski, a Kantar analyst.

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MARCH 29, 2012 /ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNALIST

Amazon challenges Wal-Mart for most shopped retailer

“If the trend continues, with Amazon up and Wal-Mart down, by the 2012 holiday season Amazon could well be the most shopped retailer,” said Anne Zybowski, a Kantar analyst

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MARCH 28, 2012 / INTERNATIONAL SUPERMARKET NEWS

Cheddar-Bunny Maker Annie’s Surges in Trading After IPO

While Annie’s may have priced the shares too low, it was difficult to expect the price jumping as much as it did during the first day of trading, said Ken Harris, chief executive officer of Kantar Retail Americas Consulting. The gain positions Annie’s for a secondary offering, Harris said.

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MARCH 22, 2012 / INTERNATIONAL SUPERMARKET NEWS

Walmart Loses Out to Amazon

"Amazon has moved from being this unusual niche competitor for Wal-Mart to a force that can reinvent the industry," Gildenberg said. "Young people are tech savvy and they’re unemployed, too. The affluent shopper is trading back out of Wal-Mart and Amazon is a bigger part of their life than before."

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MARCH 20, 2012 / BLOOMBERG

Wal-Mart Gears Up Online as Customers Defect to Amazon

"Amazon has moved from being this unusual niche competitor for Wal-Mart to a force that can reinvent the industry," Gildenberg said. "Young people are tech savvy and they’re unemployed, too. The affluent shopper is trading back out of Wal-Mart and Amazon is a bigger part of their life than before."

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MARCH 15, 2012 / BBC NEWS ONLINE

Tesco's UK chief executive quits

"It's reasonably well known that there were egos clashing in the business. Philip Clarke and Richard Brasher did not get on hugely well," said Bryan Roberts, a director at the consultancy, Kantar Retail. "That, plus the failure of the Price Drop strategy made it a question of when, rather than if, Brasher would go."

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MARCH 6, 2012 / YAHOO! FINANCE

Kantar Retail: New Book Advises Walmart to Be Urban Pioneer and King of E-Commerce to Beat Amazon

A new book, released on 3 April 2012, co-authored by Kantar Retail specialist Bryan Roberts, offers key insights into what the world’s largest retailer Walmart will look like in 2020 and the competition it faces.

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FEBRUARY 22, 2012 / BLOOMBERG

Retail Analysts Say Hypermarkets a Dated Concept

Natalie Berg, global research director for Planet Retail, and Bryan Roberts, director of retail research at Kantar Retail, discuss the outlook for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the competition the world's largest retailer faces online. They speak with Owen Thomas on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown."

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FEBRUARY 15, 2012 / THE FINANCIAL TIMES

China growth paradox baffles Walmart

China has been an unqualified success for Walmart in one sense: Chinese factories are the backbone of its low-cost global supply chain. Yet in another sense, the world's biggest retailer by sales has met its match in the world's biggest country by population. Unlike its clinical mastery of the manufacturing process, Walmart has found that the other end of its China operations – selling to consumers – is much harder. Despite dozens of store openings every year, its share of China's supermarket sales has slipped to about 5.5 per cent, according to estimates by the China Market Research Group.

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JANUARY 19, 2012 / MARKETING MAGAZINE

Retail industry averages 1.8% Christmas lift, boosted by online

Retailers have bucked the climate of gloom surrounding the industry by posting an average like-for-like sales growth of 1.8% during Christmas, according to figures compiled by Kantar Retail. The average increase was drawn from the Christmas trading updates of 51 retail brands, but must be taken in the context of last year's tough trading environment caused by extreme weather conditions. Food sales performed better than general merchandise sales, with food increasing by an average of 2.0% and general merchandise jumping by 1.3%. The encouraging figures come amid a slew of administrations as companies struggle to refinance their debts as a result of a credit crunch. Brands including Peacocks, La Senza and Past Times have all entered administration since the New Year.

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JANUARY 19, 2012 / BLOOMBERG TV

Roberts Says Carrefour `Too Late' in Online Retailing (Video)

Bryan Roberts, director of retail research at Kantar Retail, discusses Carrefour's SA fourth-quarter sales and the outlook for European hypermarkets. Roberts speaks with Linzie Janis on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown."

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JANUARY 18, 2012 / HOUSE.CHINA.COM.CN

Survey Shows Leading Retailers' Expansion to Second and Third Tier Cities

Kantar Retail released their survey China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey last week revealing the top players of the manufacturing and retail industries in China, as ranked by their industry. The survey also points out that manufacturers agree with Wal-Mart and RT-Mart on operational strengths in China. The second and third tier cities are highlighted as focuses for the strategic planning and future development of the top ranked companies. Retailing companies also start to extend their business to online shopping. Additionally, transnational retailers are facing with stiff competitions from Chinese and Asian-based retailing companies.

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JANUARY 17, 2012 / SZTQB.SZNEWS.COM

Chinese Companies Grow in Competitiveness

Kantar Retail has published their China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey recently indicating that Wal-Mart is ranked top with its clear business strategies while Chinese retailing companies are gaining stronger competitiveness. There are three Chinese retailers in the ranking: RT-Mart, Watson and CRV. Retailing markets in China are in stiff competition.

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JANUARY 17, 2012 / WWW.PRNASIA.COM

Ranking Shows: Manufacturers Think Highly of Wal-Mart

According to China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey released by Kantar Retail, Wal-Mart is ranked as the top with 65.5%. Wal-Mart performed well in key indicators such as business strategies, growth and potential, marketing and branding approaches and supply chain capabilities. Wal-Mart has a long-term relationship with over 20,000 Chinese suppliers to learn about Chinese markets and grow with economics in China. In addition, Wal-Mart provides an international platform for Chinese suppliers. They can learn about Wal-Mart's sustainable development plan and develop better systems.

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JANUARY 17, 2012 / WWW.YTWHW.COM

Survey Shows: Wal-Mart Won Suppliers Praises

Kantar Retail published their first survey in China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey. According to the survey, Wal-Mart is ranked top in the ranking and performed well in key indicators such as business strategies, growth and potential, marketing and branding approaches and supply chain capabilities. It shows great confidences from suppliers for Wal-Mart's future.

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JANUARY 13, 2012 / THE OBSERVER

Tesco calls time on megastores after profit warning shock

Over the past five years Tesco has increased the productivity of its UK store staff to record levels. The average number of full-time employees in a 40,000 sq ft superstore has fallen from 275 to 226. Kantar Retail analyst Bryan Roberts says the slide in store standards was evident in everything from the queues at the checkouts to customers carrying their groceries home in plastic cones designed for fresh flowers because the carrier bags had run out. "They probably cut too much from store budgets and service has declined. Grocery shopping doesn't have to be a traumatic ordeal. It can be a fun, engaging thing to do."

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JANUARY 13, 2012 / WWW.CNFOL.COM, HONG KONG COMMERCIAL DAILY

China's Retail Market Is in Concentration Phase

As Kantar Retail 2011 PoweRanking® Survey indicates, Chinese and Asian-based retailers accounted for 5 of the top 10 ranked retailers, demonstrating the progress that Asian companies are making in the manufacturing and retail industries. The Chinese retail market is in a stage that Kantar Retail calls the Concentration Phase, which sees retailers improving their operating models, increasing its market penetration levels with new store openings, buying out weaker competitors, and concentrating on increasing shopper loyalty and sales per store. At the national level, the mainland China market is in the Concentration phase. In some of the major cities, the market has already reached the Penetration phase.

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JANUARY 13, 2012 / WWW.CNTV.CN, BEIJING MORNING POST

PoweRanking® Survey Revealed Foreign Retailers' Monopoly Is Changing

Kantar Retail, leading retail insights and consulting company, revealed the 2011 PoweRanking® Survey yesterday. The report demonstrated that Chinese and Asian-based retailers have made good progress in in the manufacturing and retail industries. The monopoly that foreign-funded manufacturers and retailers have on the market looks set to end.

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JANUARY 13, 2012 / WWW.IFENG.COM, BEIJING TIMES

Kantar Retail Report Indicated Chinese and Asian-based Retailers Are Growing in Popularity

Kantar Retail's inaugural China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey has revealed the top players of the manufacturing and retail industries in China, as ranked by their industry. Manufacturers, P&G and Unilever, and retailers, Wal-Mart and RT-Mart have all performed well in key indicators such as business strategies, growth and potential, marketing and branding approaches and supply chain capabilities. Chinese and Asian-based retailers accounted for 5 of the top 10 ranked retailers, demonstrating the progress that Asian companies are making in the manufacturing and retail industries. In addition, Master Kong Holding Company was recognised as a manufacturer that excels in providing consumer insights and category leadership.

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JANUARY 13, 2012 / WWW.HEXUN.COM, THE BEIJING NEWS

Wal-Mart Ranked Top in Retail Company's Retailer and Manufacturer List, RT-Mart Coming In Second

On Jan 12th 2012, Kantar Retail's inaugural China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey revealed the top players of the manufacturing and retail industries in China, as ranked by their industry. Kantar Retail survey indicates that in suppliers' eyes, Wal-Mart is still the partner with the clearest business strategy in the market. Wu-mart was not be ranked in the top 10, but it was viewed as one of the influential retail enterprises to lookout for in the next 5 years.

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JANUARY 12, 2012 / THE GUARDIAN

Tesco shake-up after £5bn battering

Kantar Retail analyst Bryan Roberts said Tesco had been guilty of the kind of "complacency" that had enabled it to overtake former market leader Sainsbury's in the 1990s. "Big Price Drop is clearly not enough to win shoppers. Value is not just about price.

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JANUARY 12, 2012 / WWW.SOHU.COM

Kantar Retail Releases Rankings of Chinese and Foreign Retail Industries in China

Kantar Retail's inaugural China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey has revealed the top players of the manufacturing and retail industries in China, as ranked by their industry. Manufacturers, P&G and Unilever, and retailers, Wal-Mart and RT-Mart have all performed well in key indicators such as business strategies, growth and potential, marketing and branding approaches and supply chain capabilities. Although these transnational manufacturers were ranked on the top list in 2011, they Chinese and Asian-based retailers are growing in popularity. Findings from the China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey also suggest that the Chinese retail market is in a stage that Kantar Retail calls the Concentration Phase , which sees retailers improving their operating models, increasing its market penetration levels with new store openings, buying out weaker competitors, and concentrating on increasing shopper loyalty and sales per store.

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JANUARY 12, 2012 / WWW.LGOO.ORG

Kantar Retail Releases 2011 PoweRanking® Survey in China

On Jan 12th 2012, Kantar Retail's inaugural China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey revealed the top players of the manufacturing and retail industries in China, as ranked by their industry. Manufacturers, P&G and Unilever, and retailers, Wal-Mart and RT-Mart have all performed well in key indicators such as business strategies, growth and potential, marketing and branding approaches and supply chain capabilities.

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JANUARY 12, 2012 / WWW.163.COM

Wal-Mart Ranked First in Retailer Ranking List, RT-Mart Coming In Second

On Jan 12th 2012, Kantar Retail's inaugural China 2011 PoweRanking® Survey revealed the top players of the manufacturing and retail industries in China, as ranked by their industry. Wal-Mart and RT-Mart have performed well in key indicators such as business strategies, growth and potential, marketing and branding approaches and supply chain capabilities. According to the Kantar Retail Survey, store execution is key in China. What is more, although transnational companies remain at the top of the ranking, Kantar Retail placed high hopes on Chinese and Asian-based retailers and manufacturers. The survey also mentions that the Chinese retail market is in a stage that Kantar Retail calls the Concentration Phase, which sees retailers improving their operating models, increasing its market penetration levels with new store openings, buying out weaker competitors, and concentrating on increasing shopper loyalty and sales per store.

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JANUARY 9, 2012 / THE TELEGRAPH

Marks & Spencer chief Marc Bolland is hoping for festive cheer from Christmas sales figures

According to Kantar Retail, the market research company, the first 10 shops to report – both public and private – have posted an average like-for-like sales increase of 1.9pc. Even JJB, the struggling sportswear retailer, last week managed to record a sales increase of 5pc.

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JANUARY 5, 2012 / SUPERMARKET NEWS

Retailers Report December Gains

Kantar Retail, Columbus, Ohio, calculated a 3.6% sales improvement among 24 retailers it tracked, representing an increase from 3.1% sales growth in November and an increase over last December's 3.2% gain.

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JANUARY 5, 2012 / SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TIMES

Holiday unwrapped: December retail sales results are in

December retail sales results are in, and some companies are thrilled with ... store sales at 24 retailers were up 3.6 percent, according to Kantar Retail.

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JANUARY 5, 2012 / BBC

Clinton Cards posts profits but is still struggling

Bryan Roberts from Kantar Retail told Radio 5 live Breakfast if the firm would survive the economic downturn.

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JANUARY 6, 2012 / FASHIONUNITED.CO.UK

Combined US retailers´sales rise 3.4%

"The holiday results reflect trends we can continue to expect into the New Year," said for the CNBC Frank Badillo, a senior economist at Kantar Retail.

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