Canadian Retail Insights
Virtual Event

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2023 Agenda
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Overview

At Kantar’s 2024 Canadian Retail Insights Conference, our experts will guide your business strategy to unlock growth. 


what to expect

Conference Agenda

Agenda coming soon.  Reach out to events@kantarconsulting.com for questions. 

David Marcotte

1:00-1:15 PM ET 
Welcome and introduction 
David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology 
Amar Singh, Senior Director, Retail Insights 

David Marcotte

1:15-2:10 PM ET 
Canadian macro challenges: Retail, consumers, and immigration  
David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology 

  • Review economic projections for Canada and its provinces. 
  • Examine the implications of global economic trends, interest rates, and housing affordability on the retail sector. 
  • Evaluate the expected changes in consumer spending patterns among key market players in response to the escalating costs of cash and credit. 
Casey Ferrell

2:10-2:55 PM ET 
Canadian consumer outlook 
Casey Ferrell, Senior Vice President 

  • Understand the factors driving Canadians’ increasing economic anxiety. 
  • Explore the levers that can get consumers engaged in the market. 
  • Build consumer-centricity with deeper human insights. 

2:55-3:15 PM ET 
BREAK 

Brian Ettkin

3:15-4:00 PM ET 
Consumer Trade-Offs in Turbulent Times
Brian Ettkin, Head of Strategy & Solutions, Canada, Numerator

  • Delve into our latest analysis of post-pandemic Canadian shopping habits amid economic pressure.
  • Gain insights into consumer motivations to help you adapt your business strategies in challenging economic times.
  • Review cross-category insights to better align brand strategies with consumer needs.
Barry Thomas

4:00-4:45 PM ET 
The future of retail 
Barry Thomas, Senior Thought Leader 

  • Review our AI and automation framework for success and leading use cases. 
  • Evaluate key retailer ecosystem attributes and the brand benefits. 
  • Discover how FMCG brands are winning with these growth customers. 
David Marcotte

4:45-5:00 PM ET 
Day 1 recap 
David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology 
Amar Singh, Senior Director, Retail Insight 

David Marcotte

1:00-1:15 PM ET 
Welcome and introduction 
David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology 
Amar Singh, Senior Director, Retail Insights 

Amar Singh

1:15-2:10 PM ET 
Digital commerce in Canada: A status check 
Amar Singh, Senior Director, Retail Insights 
Rachel Dalton, Head of Retailer Insights, North America  

  • Evaluate the Canadian online landscape. 
  • Get acquainted with the shopper profiles of leading Canadian ecommerce players. 
  • Consider opportunities to elevate your online strategy and plans. 
David Marcotte

2:10-2:55 PM ET 
Canadian grocery trends amid surging inflation 
David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology 
Amar Singh, Senior Director, Retail Insights 

  • Explore how Loblaw, Sobeys, and Metro Canada adapt to inflation and uncertainty. 
  • Understand how Canadian grocers build dynamic ecosystems for shopper engagement. 
  • Learn how to drive growth with refined customer strategies. 
2:55-3:15 PM ET 
BREAK 
David Marcotte

3:15-4:00 PM ET 
Taking the pulse of Canadian mass merchandisers and Costco 
David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology 
Amar Singh, Senior Director, Retail Insights 

  • Explore the core business initiatives of Walmart, Canadian Tire, and Costco. 
  • Gain insights into the shopping behaviours and characteristics of mass merchandise shoppers in Canada. 
  • Understand how Canadian mass merchandisers are expanding their retailer ecosystems. 
David Marcotte

4:00-4:45 PM ET 
Canada’s value channel: Strategies and shopper insights 
David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology 
Amar Singh, Senior Director, Retail Insights 

  • Assess the short- and long-term role of the value channel in Canada. 
  • Find out how shifting spending patterns are driving value retailers to change their pricing strategies. 
  • Understand the shopping behaviour of value channel shoppers. 
David Marcotte

4:45-5:00 PM ET 
Day 2 recap 
David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology 
Amar Singh, Senior Director, Retail Insights 

 
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David Marcotte
David Marcotte
Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Technology
Amar Singh
Amar Singh
Senior Director, Retail Insights
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