Kantar's Retail Sound Bites

 

Hot topics. Newsworthy sound. Insightful discussion.

Providing a provocative view of global retail trends, category leadership, business issues, and other shopper and retail related news.

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NOV 30, 2022

Episode 23: Global Restaurant Leadership Conference with Chris Keating

In episode #23 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss recent innovations and trends in the restaurant and retail industries.

Also, get timely retail news on 7-Eleven concept stores, Walmart automation, Starbucks Reserve, and more.

This episode also features Chris Keating, EVP, Winsight Media, to recap major findings from the 2022 Global Restaurant Leadership Conference in Dubai.

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NOV 16, 2022

Episode 22: Kantar PoweRanking 2022 with Patrick Fellin

In episode #22 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the latest edition of Kantar PoweRanking 2022.

Also, get timely retail news on Target store remodels, new Amazon delivery program, TikTok restaurant marketing, and more.

This episode also features Patrick Fellin, partner, go to market strategy at Kantar, to discuss key findings in Kantar’s industry standard report PoweRanking 2022.

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NOV 2, 2022

Episode 21: eCommerce execution with Francesca Hahn

In episode #21 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss eCommerce opportunities with DTC.

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on Disney+, Pinduoduo, and Aussie supermarket chain Drakes.

This episode also features Francesca Hahn, Vice President, U.S. eCommerce and Direct to Consumer for Mondelēz International, a global company leading the future of snacking.

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OCT 19, 2022

Episode 20: Conversational commerce with Blue Atwood

In episode #20 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the growth of conversation commerce.

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on McDonald's labor challenges, Nordstrom, and 'Best Before' labels.

This episode also features Blu Atwood, Co-founder and CEO of Textual, to discuss conversation commerce.

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OCT 5, 2022

Episode 19: Shopper marketing and media with April Carlisle

In episode #19 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the evolution of shopper marketing in the influence of retail media.

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on Tesco, new subscription programs, Deliveroo, and more.

This episode also features April Carlisle, EVP, Commerce at Spark Foundry to discuss shopper marketing in context with retail media.

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SEP 21, 2022

Episode 18: Retail media 101 with Cara Pratt

In episode #18 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the importance of and strategies behind retail media.

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on Starbucks investor day, Ocado, Patagonia, and more.

This episode also features Cara Pratt, senior vice president, Kroger Precision Marketing, to discuss all things retail media such as strategies and innovations in the space.

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SEP 7, 2022

Episode 17: Leadership principles and career navigation with Susan Gambardella

In episode #17 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the leadership principles and opportunities for individual and team growth.

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on Subway's subscription service, flexitarian eating in Asia, and more...

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AUG 24, 2022

Episode 16: The future of global commerce with Simon Miles

In episode #16 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the future of global commerce.  

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on Asda's new loyalty program, TikTok shopping ads, Us retail's steady rate, and more.

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AUG 10, 2022

Episode 15: The future of the digital shelf with Bazaarvoice

In Episode #14 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the power of Gen Z and social media powerhouse TikTok.  

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on the Nike Style, Domino's delivery woes, Target expanding delivery...

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Jul 27, 2022

Episode 14: How TikToK and Gen Z influence the world of commerce

In Episode #14 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the power of Gen Z and social media powerhouse TikTok.  

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on the Nike Style, Domino's delivery woes, Target expanding delivery...

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Jul 13, 2022

Episode 13: What to expect from Amazon Prime Day

In Episode #13 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss Amazon Prime Day.  

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on the BurgerFi-Gopuff delivery partnership, inventory hurdles, Walmart’s backing down from Prime Day, and...

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JUN 29, 2022

Episode 12: The evolution of assortment and VR with Kantar's Perfect Category

In Episode #12 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the rise of VR and cutting-edge assortment technology.

Also, get timely news and notes in retail, including Lowe's technology, McDonald's franchisee agreements, Canada's...

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JUN 15, 2022

Episode 11: The rise of healthy snacking occasions across retail and restaurants 

In Episode #11 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the rise and demand of healthy snacking occasions across retailers and restaurants.

Also, get timely news and notes in retail, including drive-thru expectations, Apple's...

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JUN 1, 2022

Episode 10: The top five things to know about the club channel

In Episode #10 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the hottest club channel trends. Also, get timely news and notes in retail, including eBay's new brick and mortar sneaker store, quick delivery layoffs, and more.

This...

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MAY 18, 2022

Episode 9: Kantar's new US retail forecast

In Episode #9 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss Kantar’s just-released US retail forecast.  

Also get timely news and notes in retail, including elevating online grocery, female CMOs, and Tesco meal deals.  

This...

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MAY 4, 2022

Episode 8: Our top ten insights from NACDS 2022

Episode #8 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, Senior Retail Thought Leader, and Rachel Dalton, Head of Retail Insights, explore our top ten insights post NACDS 2022 Annual Conference. In this session, Barry and Rachel also cover timely news and notes in retail, including Panera’s new...

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APR 20, 2022

Episode 7: Post-COVID retail landscape

Episode #7 of Kantar’s Retail Sound Bites, hosted Barry Thomas, Senior Retail Thought Leader, and Rachel Dalton, Head of Retail Insights, explores the post-COVID retail landscape and effects on shopper dynamics. In this session, Barry and Rachel cover timely news and notes in retail, including rising restaurant...

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APR 6, 2022

Episode 6: Inflation's effect on value shoppers

Episode #6 of Kantar’s Retail Sound Bites, hosted Barry Thomas, Senior Retail Thought Leader, and Rachel Dalton, Head of Retail Insights, explore discount and value retailers. In this session, Barry and Rachel cover timely news and notes in retail, including Five-Below projections, B2E, Aldi's growth, and much...

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Mar 23, 2022

Episode 5: Category leadership

Episode #5 of Kantar’s Retail Sound Bites, hosted Barry Thomas, Senior Retail Thought Leader, and Rachel Dalton, Head of Retail Insights, explores category leadership among global retailers.

In this session, Barry and Rachel cover timely news and notes in retail, including Starbucks CEO retiring, Aldi and Lidl...

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MAR 9, 2022

Episode 4: Inflation impact on retail

Episode #4 of Kantar’s Retail Sound Bites, hosted Barry Thomas, Senior Retail Thought Leader, and Rachel Dalton, Head of Retail Insights, explores macro influences to world-wide retail.

In this session, Barry and Rachel cover timely news and notes in retail, including inflation's affect on grain, Kroger's...

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FEB 23, 2022

Episode 3: Global initiatives and innovations 

Episode #3 of Kantar’s Retail Sound Bites, hosted Barry Thomas, Senior Retail Thought Leader, and Rachel Dalton, Head of Retail Insights, explores macro influences to world-wide retail.

In this session, Barry and Rachel cover timely news and notes in retail, including YUM restaurants expansion, Recycle at Boots,...

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FEB 9, 2022

Episode 2: The evolution of last-mile delivery

In Episode #14 of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites, hosts Barry Thomas, senior retail thought leader, and Rachel Dalton, head of retail insights, discuss the power of Gen Z and social media powerhouse TikTok.  

Also, get timely news and notes in retail on the Nike Style, Domino's delivery woes, Target expanding delivery...

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JAN 26, 2022

Episode 1: The big 5, Kantar's macro themes for 2022

In the inaugural episode of Kantar's Retail Sound Bites re-launch, we welcome two new hosts to the stage. Barry Thomas, Senior Thought Leader, and Rachel Dalton, Head of Retail Insights.

In this episode Barry and Rachel cover timely news and notes in retail, spanning REEF meals on demand, boundless commerce,...

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Meet our hosts

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Barry Thomas
Senior Retail Thought Leader
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Rachel Dalton
Head of Retail Insights