Retail Sound Bites From Kantar Consulting



The Retail Sound Bites podcast series provides a provocative view of global retail trends, business issues, and other shopper and retail related news.


  • COVID-19, Seaboard Logistics, and Blockchain – A Conversation with Erik Bergeman of IBM

    18/05/2020 Duración: 34min

    On today's episode, Kantar SVP David Marcotte welcomes Erik Bergeman, Tradelens lead for IBM, to talk through innovative solutions to the supply chain disruptions imposed by COVID-19.

  • Home Improvement Retailers Weather the COVID-19 Storm

    04/05/2020 Duración: 28min

    Home improvement retailers appear to be weathering the COVID-19 storm better than most. On this week’s Retail Sound Bites Amar Singh and David Marcotte discuss the current status of the industry and unveil their forecast for the future of home improvement.  

  • COVID-19 and the Retail Landscape: The New Reality of Shoppers

    21/04/2020 Duración: 24min

    Never in modern times has shopper behavior shifted this quickly or dramatically. This week’s Retail Sound Bites podcast welcomes Leigh O’Donnell to get you up to speed on shifting shopper priorities with insights from Kantar’s COVID-19 Shopper Snapshot study.

  • COVID-19 and the Retail Landscape: Shoppers Navigate Their New Norm

    06/04/2020 Duración: 30min

    What are shoppers' thoughts, concerns, and actions during the COVID-19 crisis? This week's Retail Sound Bites podcast welcomes Mary Brett Whitfield and Rachel Dalton to provide an update on the state of shoppers, their significant shift to online purchasing, and key implications for the ecommerce channel.

  • COVID-19 and the Retail Landscape: Adapting to the New Realities of Commerce

    30/03/2020 Duración: 30min

    With increasing shelter in place restrictions and record unemployment in the US, retailers and suppliers have entered a continuous adaptation cycle. This week, Tory Gundelach, Lei Duran, and Doug Hermanson outline three leading drivers of change and provide guidelines on adapting to the new realities of commerce

  • The New Realities of COVID-19 and Canada

    26/03/2020 Duración: 30min

    With the sudden illness of the Prime Minster’s wife, the new reality of COVID-19 shocked Canada overnight. On the latest episode of Retail Sound Bites, David Marcotte and Amar Singh discuss the impact on Canadian retail, share near-term priorities, and unpack future implications.

  • COVID-19 and the Retail Landscape: Recent Developments and Implications

    21/03/2020 Duración: 27min

    From supply chain disruptions to economic swings, Kantar's experts will help address your most pressing issues today while keeping you on the right path for tomorrow. This week Todd Szahun, David Marcotte, and Doug Hermanson outline the latest COVID-19 related developments and dive into macroeconomic and near-term implications for the retail landscape. 

  • How Will COVID-19 Affect the Retail Market?

    12/03/2020 Duración: 36min

    The first installment of an ongoing Retail Sound Bites series will bring near and long-term implications of COVID-19 into focus. Speaking through the lens of North American retail, David Marcotte and Doug Hermanson dive into supply chain, key macroeconomic indicators, and heightened recession risks as a result of the pandemic. 

  • A Crisis of Confidence

    04/02/2020 Duración: 43min

    Are we headed for an economic slowdown in the US? Kantar’s Chief knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg breaks down this Crisis of Confidence in this week’s installment

  • Key Trends and Predictions, 2020

    22/01/2020 Duración: 01h05min

    In this first Retail Sound Bites installment of the new decade, host Bryan Gildenberg offers his retail predictions for 2020 and beyond, and the "post-retail" retail world.

  • Retail Climate Change

    05/09/2019 Duración: 38min

    In this episode, Kantar’s Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg discusses the concept of Retail Climate Change to accompany Kantar’s latest Breakthrough Insights publication, and as a lead-in for the upcoming Insight Forum in December 2019.

  • Applied Digital Adolescence

    03/08/2019 Duración: 41min

    In this installment of Kantar Sound Bites, host Bryan Gildenberg examines a July 3, 2019 Vox article about WalMart’s current ecommerce challenges… 

  • Just Enough: A Conversation with SVP Dave Marcotte on Blockchain

    29/05/2019 Duración: 48min

    In this installment of Retail Sound Bites, the next in the “Just Enough” series, in which Kantar Consulting's Chief Knowledge Officer Bryan Gildenberg speaks with Kantar Consulting SVP Dave Marcotte about key topics in the retail ecosystem… In this episode, Blockchain.

  • Online Gaming and ESports in the Retail Space

    13/05/2019 Duración: 47min

    In this episode, a fascinating conversation about online gaming and eSports in the retail space, as host Bryan Gildenberg talks with Kantar’s Principal Analyst for eCommerce and Omnichannel Meaghan Werle, and Kantar Analyst Mike Carlucci.

  • Persuasive Business Communication with The Message Makeover Podcast

    08/05/2019 Duración: 59min

    In this installment, a podcast within a podcast, as host Bryan Gildenberg appears as a guest on The Message Makeover, a podcast about powerful and persuasive communication in the workplace.

  • Amazon Prime and Primerica, Part 1

    18/03/2019 Duración: 43min

    in this episode, host Bryan Gildenberg speaks with Kantar Consulting’s Meaghan Werle and Rachel Dalton in the first of a multi-part series about Amazon Prime and Primerica in 2019.

  • Retail in the U.K.

    04/03/2019 Duración: 48min

    This Sound Bite  is dedicated to the UK… Join host Bryan Gildenberg along with Kantar Consulting SVP of Retail Insights Ray Gaul, as they explore the current UK retail market, trends and news…

  • The Future: Recapping the CES and NRF Conferences

    25/01/2019 Duración: 01h01min

    In this Sound Bite, a look to the Future, as host Bryan Gildenberg recaps the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and NRF (National Retail Federation) conferences with SVP Dave Marcotte and VP of Ecommerce and Omnichannel Alice Fournier.

  • Key Trends and Predictions for 2019

    23/01/2019 Duración: 38min

    This week, host Bryan Gildenberg speaks with Kantar Consulting Director of Retail Insights Simon Johnstone, as they walk us through some of the key retail trends to watch for in 2019.

  • "I'm Not Sure," Part 2

    15/01/2019 Duración: 46min

    In the second of a two-part series called “I’m Not Sure,” Chief Knowledge Officer and podcast host Bryan Gildenberg continues with five more ideas surrounding retail that we may not be sure of…

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