The retailer was boosted by another rise in online shopping which now accounts for a record 39% of all transactions.
Competition for market share remains fierce, with less than 2 percentage points separating the big three retailers.
Increased consumer spending over Christmas helped the grocery market grow at its fastest rate since August 2014.
Leading up to MWC, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech is giving YOU the opportunity to ask our consumer panels three questions.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data show Apple, Samsung claim 5 best-selling models.
Android’s market share dropped in most European markets and in the US.
Recent US, GB data suggest smartwatches have yet to catch on.
It's been three months since the latest food safety incident, but the FMCG market is still showing no signs of recovery.
Our experts review the past year and look at the key trends for future success
The battle for market share remains hotly contested as the top three retailers continue to be separated by just 1.5%.
The UK grocery market has returned to marginal growth of 0.1%, after last period’s historic first ever recorded decline.
Apple now accounts for 39.5% of British sales, its highest ever level
Screen size most important driver for choice for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales
The Irish grocery market has grown its sales at the fastest rate since June with sales up 1.1% over the past year.
For the first time since Kantar Worldpanel records began in 1994 the British grocery market has fallen into decline.
Kantar Worldpanel reports 5.1% value growth for the chinese FMCG market over a year ago.
The new enhanced panel in Saudi Arabia will provide clients greater insights into Saudi Arabian shoppers.
Amazon has continued its strong growth across all areas of the physical music, games and video markets.
The winners adapted themselves to actual shopper behaviours, rather than try to change them.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data for US smartphone sales show the brand's potential to capture strong sales in holidays.
FMCG spend in emerging markets has slowed from 8.8% to 7.5% – equivalent to $8.3 billion of lost growth.
Android is continuing its dominance of the European* OS market with a 73.9% share.
SuperValu is the only major multiple grocer to be in growth other than the discount retailers.
The latest grocery share figures show like-for-like prices have declined by 0.2% in UK.
Looking at the US tablet market as we wait Apple’s announcement.
GDP growth acceleration not strong enough to boost consumers' spend in FMCG.
Kantar Worldpanel reports 5.7% value growth for the China's FMCG market for the latest 52 weeks up to Sep 5th 2014.
More robust measurement and in-depth understanding of Korea consumers’ behaviour.
New consumer panel goes live in Russia. Panel size in China increased to over 22,000 individuals.
The latest smartphone sales show that Apple’s share in Britain is holding steady ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.
In the month of August alone, the iPhone 5S was the second best selling smartphone in the US.
Aldi and Lidl are continuing to post impressive performances.
The growth of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market continued to slow in China over the last 12 months.
Market slow down and government regulation are changing baby products' market structure and dynamics.
Brands can reap significant rewards from reality shows sponsorship deals, if they choose the right programme.
Latest supermarket share figures from show overall grocery market growth slowing to a new record low of 0.3%.
To unprecedented hype, Apple revealed its long-rumored wearable device on September 9: the Apple Watch.
Consumers are now less likely to spend their drinks at more costly places such as coffee shops and restaurants.
The latest supermarket share figures in Ireland show food and drink prices rising at the lowest level since March 2012.
Xiaomi surges ahead but not all Chinese manufacturers share success.
Latest supermarket share figures show price inflation is the lowest since October 2006 - standing at just 0.2%.
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A new whitepaper sheds light on what shapes the final leg of the smartphone purchasing process in the US
All key channels remain stagnant while wet market is shrinking over the past quarter in Urban.
Dunnes top performer among the big supermarkets
Traditional high street names such as GAME and HMV are beginning to steal back share from the supermarkets
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android remains the leading OS in Europe
The latest supermarket share figures show familiar trends of market polarisation bringing new records for Aldi and Lidl
Kantar Worldpanel continues to grow its presence in Africa with the launch of a consumer panel in Egypt
The latest report from Kantar Worldpanel shows that the growth of Q2 FMCG market returns to a level consistent with Q1
The new structure will deliver easier access and simpler navigation through its suite of global solutions
SuperValu attracting the most additional shoppers across Ireland
As single-digit growth settles in, foreign brands face fierce competition
Latest supermarket share figures show market growth bouncing back to 2.8% from last period’s historic low of 1.7%
Samsung Galaxy S5 was the third best selling smartphone in Britain during May
Loyalty among developers and consumers key to future success
FMCG growth levels are at 7% in Urban and 12% in Rural
Taiwan's aging society: market foe? or FMCG's opportunity?
Retailers and brands which are slow to adopt the online channel will lose out
It is the generally accepted that fresh food is vital to store traffic, and thus is key to a supermarket’s success
Research from Kantar Worldpanel shows the growth in the health and beauty sector is with discounters and bargain stores
The supermarket share figures in the UK show a slowdown in grocery market growth to 1.7%
Kantar Worldpanel in China points out that there is a vast room for new categories to win more consumers
At Apple's developers confab, no hardware but plenty of clues on what's coming later in 2014
A third of spend on physical CDs, DVDs and games in the UK is now online – a trend which is benefitting Amazon
Across Europe there is an accelerating trend of fragmentation in the handset market as smaller brands gain real traction
Home-grown brands come out on top in Kantar Worldpanel’s ranking of Ireland’s most chosen FMCG brands
Local brands are winning in the UK with Warburtons, McVities and Cadbury’s Dairy Milk all coming in the top 10
The global giant Unilever is the No.1 brand owner in Rural Vietnam while Vinamilk is the leading manufacturer in Urban
Local brands grew by 1.5% compared to only 0.7% for global brands, Brand Footprint ranking has revealed
Master Kong is the Most Chosen Brand in China for the second year in Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint ranking
Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint study reveals the most chosen brands in Asia
Brand Footprint 2014 reveals the Top 50 Most Chosen FMCG brands in the world
During the recession shoppers turned to ‘little and often’ shopping, but this trend is now showing signs of reversing
Observation up to March 2014 reports the continuous slowdown since Q3 last year in FMCG consumption in Urban
MarketPulse rebrands as Kantar Worldpanel to connect the Indian panel to all Kantar Worldpanel’s services
Low growth has been caused by intensifying price competition among the supermarkets and a resulting drop on inflation
Carrier loyalty among featurephone owners drops 16 percentage points compared to smartphone owners
Weakness in FMCG purchasing has been driven by slower growth in household spending- especially in key 4 cities
Last mile in smartphone penetration to come from the low end
Sample increased by 40% to offer a more detailed insight into purchase patterns in the biggest Latin American economy
When is the right time to grow the pack size? The latest trends identified in Mexico give some clues
Apple is performing strongly in the first quarter of the year, with sales bouncing back in Europe, Japan and Australia
In Vietnam, FMCG in Urban continues to slow down since Q3 last year while Rural market maintains a 2-digit growth
The latest figures show strong sales growth for both Aldi and Lidl with respective growth rates of 21.9% and 11.1%.
Serious challenges as market structure in the UK continues to change
By the end of 2013,for those iPhone users who also own a tablet device,64% of them are using iPad (iOS) in China.
An European-wide trend has had its exception in France where both private label and discounters lost share in 2013
Android remain the top OS across Europe with 68.9% share
Despite the slowdown of overall retail sales, the online channel still enjoyed rapid growth
Growing middle class and the pursuit of a better life, food safety and product benefit all help to drive premiumization
53% of US consumers interviewed in 4Q13 said they will not buy a tablet in the next 12 months.
Beverages conquer the leading growth with 24% increase in value consumption among Urban households and 43% in Rural
Challenges remain for all major players as Aldi and Lidl forge ahead
Aldi and Waitrose post record market shares
The report gives insight on the key global trends and explores how they will impact Indonesia
Kantar Worldpanel has been recognised as an employer of choice in UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Mexico.
The Sun-Art Group has seen strong share growth driven by the opening of 45 new RT-Mart stores during 2013
Kantar Worldpanel UK is celebrating its listing in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies for the fourth year.
People are less loyal to mobile handsets than to OS.
Kantar Worldpanel publishes an insight report to review the key trends that will shape the future mobile landscape
LG, Sony and Motorola look to build on recent success at Mobile World Congress
Kantar Worldpanel and Bain & Company provide an in-depth look at market conditions as well as consumer attitudes
SuperValu increased its market share to 20.1% from 19.9% despite a slowdown in overall grocery spend
Strategic alliance with TNS RMS sees Kantar Worldpanel continue to extend its global position
63% of all Apple handsets in China are already on China Mobile’s network
Strong performances from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and the discounters despite overall grocery market growth slowing
Setting a reasonable target is the fundamental of healthy brand growth
In Vietnam, it is a rough ride to gain 2-digit growth in Urban while Rural is stepping up firmly for a recovery
A Kantar Worldpanel survey on 5,300 Asian men has found: 62% disagree that "using grooming products is a women thing"
Windows holds in Europe, but deteriorating performance in China and US hits Nokia
While Christmas gifting leads to Amazon’s highest ever share
The discount retailers Aldi and Lidl were the other big winners
Technology specialist bolsters its US team with former Gartner VP
How can retailers stand out to increasingly savvy consumers and grow their business
Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose continued to record strong growth over the Christmas period
Apple sales grow month on month, however progress is slow
But progress is slowed by resurgent rivals
Premiumisation is becoming more and more hot topic in Indonesia right now and no exception for FMCG business
Consumer demand is expected to heat up soon as Tet season is coming.
Despite the improving economic environment shoppers continue to keep a close watch on their grocery spend
A survey on 5,300 Asian men has found why they want to take care of his appearance: It’s not about women
Both Aldi and Lidl have continued to record double-digit growth and are successfully broadening their shopper base
iPhone 5C helps drive new customers to Apple in USA
The latest ComTech report shows that Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi account for 60% of total Smartphone sales
E-commerce growth for mainland China, Taiwan and Korea FMCG market hit double digit for several consecutive years
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, show price inflation dropping to 2.9%
FMCG in Rural is stepping up firmly at 14% according to the latest FMCG Monitor for Vietnam
Premium ranges prepare for Christmas and yet another Aldi record share
Taiwan's cosmetic market is facing declining sales, what is contributing to this trend?
Local brands edge out global players in China
Value conscious first-time Smartphone buyers boost LG Smartphone share to 7% in Q3 2013
55% of shoppers make shopping list before going to stores and this ratio is much higher among modern trade shoppers.
China Shopper Report 2013 explores winning strategies for global and local brands
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, show a slowdown in grocery market growth
Tesco and Asda have benefited the most from the Grand Theft Auto V release
This is the first quarter since Q2 2012 where the FMCG market has not experienced a slower growth rate.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, show a further step in the remarkable rise of Aldi.
The companies enhance their consumer panel service to offer informed insight on the fast-changing Indian market
After several months of stagnant growth, FMCG market in Urban has reached its 2-digit growth rate for the first time.
After losing out in the ‘Back To School’ battle last year, Dunnes has placed more emphasis on beating this year
T-Mobile reverses decline - sees highest sales share over past year
Samsung begins to feel pressure from resurgent Sony, Nokia and LG
The latest report shows that P&G continues to maintain its leading position on the number of consumers in China.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the big four supermarkets under pressure
This report draws on our own shopper, usage and nutrition data to tackle the issues of the UK’s obesity and nutrition
Fewer first-time smartphone buyers for Android as iOS maintains share of this key consumer group in the US
€30 million uplift in consumer spend as a result of the heat wave compared with the same period the previous year.
Windows Phone has posted its highest ever level of 8.2% across the five major European markets
Sainsbury’s has continued to grow ahead of the market over the past 12 weeks, achieving sales growth of 4.9%
Though FMCG consumpstion is anchoring its growth, it is premature to say whether a strong rebound will come anytime soon
Retailers and manufacturers of today increasingly are looking to the online shopping market to engage shoppers
Only carrier to increase share, with a 1.9% increase over last year
Apple’s iOS has surged 5.2 percentage points to 30.5% of the British smartphone market.
The figure is lower than the 8.4% growth for Q1 and also the lowest quarter-on-quarter growth in the last 2 years
Lower income groups are particularly hard hit, with a decline in their average spending for total FMCG.
Aldi and Lidl’s combined share expected to hit 15% by December
Top five brands in a product category lose 30-60 percent of their shoppers every year in China
The latest grocery figures show the big four supermarkets under pressure as a result of long-term polarisation
China's growing new population and the upgrading of baby products entail a huge potential for baby market
New report provides understanding of the Vietnamese behaviour towards promotion in the FMCG market
HMV has slipped to fifth position as Tesco takes over the reins and Amazon dominates the top spot.
While smartphone sales have remained stable in the 3 months ending May 2013, iOS has grown with a 3.5% increase.
The latest data show that almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe are a Samsung.
Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam reports a modest growth of FMCG market during the latest 12 weeks up to May 19th 2013.
Polarisation continues, with Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose all stealing share from the big four retailers.
The latest grocery share figures and expert opinion for the GB, Ireland, Spain and Portugal markets at the touch of a button.
Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam reported a slow-down in growth of FMCG during the latest 4 weeks up to April 21st 2013.
Windows growth fueled by share gains among 25 to 34 year olds.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Sony and LG making gains as consumers across Southern Europe opt for cheaper handsets.
ComTech reports Urban China Smartphone penetration reached 42%, an increase of 1.2% compared to Q4 2012.
Kantar Worldpanel provides a unique understanding on the current status of beauty habits across China.
The market is becoming increasingly tough for the traditional multiple retailers
Retailer posts highest ever market share and sales growth.
Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam held their Kantar Worldpanel Dairy Talk on May 8th, 2013, at Sheraton Saigon Hotel.
Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam reported a steady growth of FMCG market during the latest quarter up to March 24th 2013.
Brand Footprint ranking highlights potential for global growth.
While Android and iOS remain the top contenders, Windows and Nokia steadily move upwards.
The latest sales data from ComTech shows Android continuing to dominate the number one OS spot in Great Britain.
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show Aldi and Lidl continue to set the pace.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show an increasingly polarised grocery market.
...yet RT-Mart continued its unstoppable march.
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a strong performance by the supermarkets in the entertainment market.
Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam reports a healthy growth of FMCG market during the latest quarter up to February 24th 2013.
The latest supermarket share figures show Superquinn growing ahead of the market for the first time in five years.
Price drops on Sprint in U.S. result in share increases for both the carrier, Samsung and the Android OS.
LG is coming back to life in Great Britain with its share hitting 4.3% in the three months to February 2013.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Sainsbury’s is the clear winner among the big four.
Kantar Worldpanel France has become one of the 2013 Top Companies to Work For in France.
We compile market information about the latest movements and provide an integrated view of Asian region.
The latest supermarket share figures reveal the initial impact of January’s horsemeat scandal on consumer shopping habits.
Among the categories Kantar Worldpanel monitor, 7 out of 10 enjoyed average family spending level increase of over 3%.
The company, which has the largest continuous panel in Great Britain, was listed 81st in the ranking of 100 companies.
Vietnamese consumers double their FMCG spending during Tet.
The latest grocery share figures reveal the impact of the first five weeks of the horsemeat scandal.
...as Windows challenges the OS status quo
Price reductions for flagship models contribute to Android’s performance.
...as local retailers continue to outperform international competitors.
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show Dunnes’ improving fortunes in recent months.
Kantar Worldpanel Indonesia shows us a simple segmentation to help manufacturers identify ways to grow their brands.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel UK show Tesco maintaining its market share.
...but it’s still an open ball game if HMV closes its stores.
...but Android remains dominant worldwide
iPhone is attracting an increasing proportion of Android consumers compared to Q4 of 2011.
Festive grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the grocery market growing at 3.8% over Christmas.
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show Dunnes increasing its share.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the grocery market growing at 3.2%
iOS sales share tops 50% for the first time due to iPhone repeat buyers and first time smartphone buyers.
...while prepay deals help Nokia to see an uplift in Great Britain
The slowdown for both China's economy and FMCG in 2012 doesn't thwart lower tier cities to shine brighter.
The latest China Shopper Report provides insights into how China's retail landscape is quickly evolving.
Strength of the iPhone 5, as well as that of predecessors, boosts share according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel UK show the grocery market growing at 3.2%.
iOS share growing in 4 out of 5 major EU countries as iPhone 5 sales kick in.
Discover the key consumerism trends and see the big picture on how Vietnamese are changing the way they shop.
This insightful discussion paper looks at the world of online retail across the different sectors of Kantar Worldpanel.
Procter & Gamble reached a staggering 156 million households out of a universe of 162 million households.
The Irish grocery market has grown by 0.1% –the first increase recorded since the Easter boost in April.
The latest grocery share figures show sharply differing fortunes for the big four supermarkets.
The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Sainsbury’s is the only supermarket to increase its share.
Kantar Worldpanel China reports 10% value growth for the FMCG market compared to the same period a year ago.
...as US and GB markets drive Apple growth.
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland show a growth of almost 30% in Aldi's market share.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Sainsbury’s has delivered strong growth of 5.6%.
...as low-end Nokia Smartphones drive platform growth.
This chapter explores the dynamics between foreign and domestic consumer goods companies.
The latest supermarket share figures show the average shopping trip in Ireland is now €21.30, the lowest level since 2005.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech is expanding it’s mobile and tablet operation by launching a new panel in Japan this month.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the grocery market growing at 3.3%.
Understanding the differences in Chinese shoppers' behaviour.
...while iOS holds firm in US and UK
Kantar's name is being exploited to further a fraudulent "mystery shopper" or "secret shopper" scam in the US and Canada.
The Irish grocery market has fallen by 0.9% over the past year.
The latest grocery share figures show the grocery market has bounced back and is now growing at 3.9%.
Samsung, buoyed by the release of the Samsung S3, is now the top selling brand across Europe with 45% share.
The grocery market has fallen by 1.3% compared with the same period last year, the steepest decline since August 2010.
Amazon has retained its top spot in the entertainment retailer league, growing its market share by 3.2 percentage points
Kantar Worldpanel reports 15% value growth for the FMCG market for the latest quarter up to June 15th 2012.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the grocery market growth rate falling back to 2.1%.
...by attracting first time smartphone consumers
Analysis of consumer purchase behaviour debunks previous brand impressions when purchasing consumer products.
New grocery market data shows that Irish supermarkets are continuing to capture more of the domestic grocery market.
The speed of price increase in Vietnam is now much faster than income growth rate, risking the consumer purchasing power.
The market is growing at 3.2% with a dramatic jump to 11.3% in the run-up to the Diamond Jubilee.
...with share in Spain at 79% and 69% in Germany
China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest smartphone market
Grocery market sees sharp decreases in growth this period.
New flagship handsets from HTC and Samsung drive intense competition
Yonghui is rapidly expanding its footprint across China while overall grocery market showing signs of slowdown.
Market grows at 5.0%, the highest level since January 2010, mainly fuelled by food price inflation rather than volume.
Smartphones make up a majority of new phone purchases for 50 and overs
UK Grocery Market Share Update - March 2012
The latest Spotlight on China newsletter have been publised covering three hot topics
Android remains the number one OS in Britain, with its share up to 48.5% from 37.8% a year ago.
Kantar Worldpanel launches of a new suite of Media investment evaluation research tools for the China FMCG marketplace.
We celebrate our listing on the prestigious Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, for a second year running.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - February 2012
Smartphones made up a remarkable 71.4% of mobile phone sales in the 12 weeks ending 22 January 2012.
The top ten FMCG retail groups, in the latest quarter accounted for 39% which has fallen by 1ppt compared to a year ago.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - January 2012
Android retains global smartphone crown, however Apple is now growing at a faster rate.
Apple has increased its share of the British smartphone market from 21.4% a year ago to 30.9%.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - December 2011
UK Grocery Market Share Update - November 2011
Android holds a 49.9% of the GB smartphone market, followed by BlackBerry and Apple.
CR Vanguard Group has been the star performer last quarter in China seeing a 0.5ppt increase in value share.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - October 2011
Dominic Sunnebo discusses Apple’s success in Britain and looks at how other mobile brands can build customer loyalty.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - September 2011
The last research from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech's shows that 3.62 million people in Great Britain now own a tablet.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - August 2011
Android holds over 50% Sales share in developed markets, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - July 2011
New data reveals the mixed fortunes in the smartphone market.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - June 2011
The Walmart Group remains the largest grocer in China over the last 52 weeks taking a share of 7.9%.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - May 2011
UK Grocery Market Share Update - April 2011
UK Grocery Market Share Update - March 2011
Android has increased its share of smartphone sales in Great Britain to 37.4%.
Walmart group remains in front, while Carrefour struggles.
Kantar Worldpanel UK entered in "The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For" awards for the first time.
UK Grocery Market Share Update - February 2011
UK Grocery Market Share Update - January 2011
Kantar Worldpanel, has announced the expansion of its UK panel to 30,000 households.
The five main retailers only-take 13,4% share of the consumer spend spree
The leading study on the analysis of food distribution and brands.
Kantar Worldpanel has launched its first app to provide the latest grocery share figures at the touch of a button.
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Despite the recession and the economic modernisation law, the Hard Discount sector is losing ground...
TNS Worldpanel announced that it has changed its name and identity to Kantar Worldpanel across its global network