Martin Kelleher, the accountant who found a way to be fruitful
22/06/2018 - The Times
Although SuperValue topped the pile in the most recent study by the consumer analysis firm Kantar Worldpanel, SuperValu regularly swaps places with Dunnes Stores.
Tesco is beginning to reassert itself and the German discount chains have a significant, stable market share.
Fusion tea wins over young people
21/06/2018 - The Telegraph
China’s time-honoured tea culture is enjoying a resurrection thanks to a whole new generation of enthusiasts.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, city residents in China aged 15 to 45 buy 14.3 cups of freshly brewed tea drinks a year with an average price of 15.2 yuan (£1.77).
The 28 best CEOs in Britain
20/06/2018 - Business Insider
The highest-rated CEOs in the UK have been announced by recruitment company Glassdoor. Tim Kidd, from Kantar Worldpanel, got a 98% rating.
"Tim and his people passion cascades through the business. Really successful organisation." - Kantar Worldpanel Client Manager (Westgate, England).
Veganism: Why is it on the up?
18/06/2018 - BBC
Giles Quick, director at market researcher Kantar Worldpanel, said: "The vegan market has changed fundamentally in the last six or seven years - it's now for everyone.
"Social media has brought it to the forefront of customer's minds, and the mainstream. It's not seen any more as a choice for life, but as a choice for one meal, one moment, for one or two days a week."
Britain’s Robot Grocer Is Coming to the U.S.
15/06/2018 - Bloomberg
Ocado is starting to thrive by selling its online shopping technology overseas to companies like Kroger.
In Britain, more than 7% of grocery sales are online, about four times the share in the U.S., researcher Kantar Worldpanel estimates.
Tesco First Quarter Sales Rise As Booker Purchase Bears Fruit
15/06/2018 - Morningstar
Shares in Tesco PLC rose after the supermarket chain delivered its tenth straight quarter of rising sales.
Tesco, which holds a 28% UK grocery market share according to Kantar Worldpanel, said its performance improved through the quarter.
What’s in that sun cream: the science explained
12/06/2018 - The Times
Sun cream sales rose sharply, and were up by 64 per cent on this time last year, according to the market research group Kantar Worldpanel.
Yet skin cancer rates are still rising and, according to Cancer Research UK, there are about 15,400 new cases of melanoma skin cancer every year.
Taking the battle to brands: the new trends in own label
08/06/2018 - The Grocer
In a Kantar Worldpanel survey of over 8,000 consumers, 57% agreed or strongly agreed with the statement ‘I feel good when I buy an environmentally friendly product.’
“There’s an inherent consumer desire for products that are good for the environment,” says Kantar head of retail and consumer insight Fraser McKevitt.
Independent grocers still a popular choice for Northern Ireland shoppers
08/06/2018 - Belfast Telegraph
The latest data from Kantar suggested that supermarket multiples accounted for a hefty 83.9% of the market here.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, symbol operators claimed 8.1% of sector spending over the last year. Other outlets, including pharmacy chain Boots and other independents, claimed 8%.
Make-up: Have YouTube stars boosted beauty sales?
07/06/2018 - BBC
From expensive brushes to fingertips, luxury mascara to budget-friendly concealers - make-up lovers all have their own tips and tricks.
Most spending on beauty in the past year went on foundation, concealers and powders, according to market researcher Kantar Worldpanel.
Aunt Bessie’s to be sold to Birds Eye owner in £210m deal
04/06/2018 - The Guardian
Yorkshire-based firm sells brand to investment group that also bought Goodfella’s pizza.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, frozen food sales rose 6.1% last year, with savoury food up 8.8%.
UK march of discounters Aldi and Lidl abating, say analysts
02/06/2018 - Financial Times
According to Kantar Worldpanel, Aldi and Lidl combined share in 2011 was 4.8 per cent. Today it is 12.7 per cent.
“The key things have been more stores, and more positive consumer sentiment towards these companies has also helped,” said Chris Hayward, consumer specialist at Kantar.
Gin-soaked high earners love booze, figs and floss
01/06/2018 - The Times
In the 18th century, drinking gin was a vice “peculiar to the lower class”, according to William Hogarth.
Market research by Kantar Worldpanel, which records the shopping habits of 35,000 people, found that middle-class Britons spent 22 per cent more on gin.
Grocery price wars hit Asda profits
31/05/2018 - Financial Times
Asda’s profits took a hit last year as the UK’s third-largest grocer fought to increase its market share.
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel suggests Asda’s market share rose just 0.04 per cent in the 12 weeks to May 20 compared to the same 12 weeks in 2017.
WATCH: These are the top 10 brands in the world - report
30/05/2018 - The Independent
Using data from Bloomberg and the Kantar Worldpanel, the BrandZ rankings are the only brand valuations in the world that take into account what people think about the brands they buy.
Technology brands take over the rankings as Eight out of the Top 10 are or tech-related. This category continues to dominate the rankings with Google and Apple.
Royal wedding, weather boosts UK supermarket sales - Kantar
30/05/2018 - Reuters
Kantar Worldpanel said the country’s second biggest grocer Sainsbury’s posted the lowest sales growth and continued to lose market share.
Sainsbury’s, which last month announced plans to acquire no.3 Asda, posted sales growth of 1%, behind market growth of 2.7%, and its market share dropped 0.2% to 15.7%, according to the Kantar Worldpanel data.
Increasingly wealthy Chinese go upmarket in consumer spending
29/05/2018 - Financial Times
Local businesses steal march on multinationals that fail to notice market shift.
In China’s urban fast moving consumer goods market, worth $190bn, Chinese companies’ sales grew more than 8 per cent in 2016 compared to just 1.5 per cent for foreign brands, according to a report from Bain and Kantar Worldpanel.
Costco’s Taiwan Comment Leads to Economy-Sized Headache in China
29/05/2018 - Wall Street Journal
Costco is the latest company to be confronted on Chinese social media over its stance on Taiwan, creating a potential distraction for the retail giant as it moves into mainland China.
More than 90 million global members shop at its 13 stores there, according to Peggy Liu, an analyst at market-research firm Kantar Worldpanel Taiwan
E-commerce revenue growth stable on diversification efforts
25/05/2018 - China News
In China, e-commerce channels are evolving rapidly, with about 60 percent of urban families now shopping via e-commerce channels.
According to Jason Yu, general manager of Kantar Worldpanel China, e-commerce giants are gradually moving offline and are transforming the retail infrastructure, providing consumers with better shopping experiences.
I-Mei Foods top Taiwan consumer brand for fourth time: survey
23/05/2018 - Taiwan News
I-Mei Foods Co. has for the fourth time been ranked as the No.1 Taiwanese consumer brand, according to the 2018 Brand Footprint survey by Kantar Worldpanel.
The study shows that over the past year, 90 percent of all Taiwanese households have bought I-Mei products an average of nine times, totaling 68 million times.
Competition watchdog fires starting gun on probe of Sainsbury's £15bn Asda merger
18/05/2018 - The Telegraph
The competition watchdog has confirmed it is looking into Sainsbury’s planned £15bn merger with Asda.
Asda and Sainsbury’s control 26.3pc of Britain’s grocery market, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel, ahead of current market leader Tesco’s 24.6pc.
Kroger Counters Amazon’s Grocery Offensive With Ocado Deal
18/05/2018 - Bloomberg
American supermarkets could use a little help from the U.K. Amazon’s digital offerings are still in their infancy there.
Ocado said only 1% or 2% of U.S. food spending comes from e-commerce. That compares with more than 7% in Britain, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Coca-Cola, Colgate Top World's Most-Purchased FMCG Brands
18/05/2018 - Media Post
Coca-Cola and Colgate are the world’s “most chosen” fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s 2018 Brand Footprint report.
Kantar researches how many households around the world are buying brands (penetration) and how often (consumer choice), to derive “consumer reach points” (CRPs).
Kantar unveils UK’s most chosen brands
17/05/2018 - Talking Retail
Warburtons is the UK’s most chosen brand, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s 2018 UK Brand Footprint Ranking.
Second-placed Heinz, chosen 365 million times across its portfolio including sauces, soups and pastas, was bought by 88% of British households – more than any other brand.
17 Global Brands That Lured 1 Billion Customers Each Last Year
16/05/2018 - 24/7 Wall Street
The data were released Wednesday by Kantar Worldpanel based on research from 74% of the world’s population–a total of 1 billion households in 43 countries with 75% of the world’s GDP. Kantar Worldpanel tracks more than 18,000 brands across the five categories.
Huawei is better than Apple in the eyes of Chinese consumers
16/05/2018 - South China Morning Post
Chinese consumers prefer Google over Baidu, China's biggest domestic search engine, but home-grown smartphone maker Huawei over Apple.
Local brands do dominate the mainland's fast moving consumer goods sector, according to a study by market research company Kantar Worldpanel.
Turnaround in vinyl sales still on track, says Kantar
13/05/2018 - The Times
Online sales of vinyl records and CDs have boomed since the start of the year, growing by 13.6% compared with the same period in 2017.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, British sales of vinyl and CDs are now equally split between online and in stores.
May bank holiday sun heats up sales of paddling pools and garden gnomes
06/05/2018 - The Guardian
“Whenever the mercury rises people swiftly move away from traditional meals and start focusing on the barbecue,” said Fraser McKevitt, Kantar’s head of retail and consumer insight.
Mike Coupe’s Sainsbury-Asda coup could still unravel
06/05/2018 - The Independent
Two in five of Asda’s largest stores are within five minutes drive of a Sainsbury’s supermarket. It’s possible the CMA will order radical disposals, but there’s still bound to be overlap. That blurring is further evidenced by data from Kantar Worldpanel showing that about 9m households have shopped at both chains within the past three months.
Android bites Apple in UK, iPhone X marks the spot in China
03/05/2018 - Computer Weekly
The latest ComTech Smartphone OS Market Share report from Kantar Worldpanel reveals some interesting insights into how Apple and Android handsets are squaring up against each other — and highlights some striking differences across various markets.
Sainsbury’s and Asda have got a lot of what it takes to get along
03/05/2018 - The Economist
A tie-up between the second-largest store, Sainsbury’s, and third-largest, Asda, owned by America’s Walmart, makes a lot of sense for both parties. Combining market shares of 15.9% and 15.5% respectively, according to Kantar Worldpanel, the new entity would leapfrog the current market leader, Tesco, which has 27.6%.
Apple dominant Down Under
02/05/2018 - The Australian
The latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech research, released today, showed in March 2018 iPhones had increased in market share year-on-year to 40.6% of all smartphones, up from 39.1% a year ago. That's the highest market share of any country except for Japan, where iOS devices have 44.8%.
Global shares start busy data week solidly
30/04/2018 - The News Tribune
Sainsbury's has agreed to buy Walmart's U.K. unit in a deal that combines Britain's second- and third-largest supermarket chains, giving the combined company 31.4 percent of the market and putting it ahead of the current leader, Tesco, which has 27.6 percent, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Philippine consumers shifting to higher-volume FMCG purchases — Kantar Worldpanel
17/04/2018 - Business World
Filipino consumers purchased more Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) in bulk in 2017 across many product categories, consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel said, citing the results of a study.
Irish consumer expenditure saw minimal growth in March
16/04/2018 - Business World
Kantar Worldpanel Ireland data showed that sales of Easter eggs and seasonal chocolate confectionery spiked by 75.2% in March, with consumers also spending €20.33 more than usual the week after the snow as households restocked supplies.
Tesco beats forecast with 28% rise in annual profits
11/04/2018 - The Guardian
Tesco is aiming to grab another £2.5bn of sales in the UK as it teams up with wholesaler Booker to sell its products to independent corner shops, restaurants and cafes.
Storms failed to blow grocery sales
10/04/2018 - The Times
Despite putting Ireland into lockdown, the Beast from the East failed to dent grocery sales as shoppers flocked to supermarkets both before and after the blizzard.
Stocks to watch: Wm Morrison, M&S, Next, Inmarsat, Asos
06/04/2018 - Financial Times
Our analysis of Kantar Worldpanel data shows that price competition among the big four is also moderating. We believe this is supported by the two biggest players in the UK (Tesco and Sainsbury) having committed to delivering margin growth and Asda’s like-for-like sales performance already improving.
Aldi expands its head office as it aims for 1,000 stores by 2022
05/04/2018 - City A.M.
Aldi is expanding its head office to make room for more employees in its buying, marketing, logistics and IT departments. Aldi said it was investing in its head office to support its rapid expansion in the UK.
Lidl overtakes Waitrose in market share as grocery sales remain buoyant
04/04/2018 - Retail Gazette
New figures have shown that Lidl has now overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh-biggest grocer in terms of market share, amid an overall increase in grocery sales despite adverse weather conditions.
'Beast from the east' cost UK supermarkets £22m
04/04/2018 - The Guardian
The ‘beast from the east’ cost Britain’s supermarkets £22m in lost sales as customers opted to stay warm at home rather than venture out to the shops.
Tesco and Morrisons lead Britain's 'big four' supermarkets - Kantar Worldpanel
04/04/2018 - Reuters
British market leader Tesco (TSCO.L) and No. 4 Morrisons (MRW.L) continued to outperform rival “big four” supermarkets in the 12 weeks to March 25, as both recorded sales growth of 2.4 percent, industry data compiled by Kantar Worldpanel showed on Wednesday.
Aldi and Lidl reach record market share as shoppers continue to look for low prices
04/04/2018 - Independent
Discount chains Aldi and Lidl boosted their market share to new record highs of 7.3 per cent and 5.3 per cent respectively in the last quarter, new figures show.
Tesco and Morrisons Lead Britain's 'Big Four' Supermarkets-Kantar Worldpanel
04/04/2018 - The New York Times
British market leader Tesco and No. 4 Morrisons continued to outperform rival "big four" supermarkets in the 12 weeks to March 25, as both recorded sales growth of 2.4 percent, industry data compiled by Kantar Worldpanel showed on Wednesday.
UK Grocery Sales Continue To Rise Despite 'Beast From The East'
04/04/2018 - European Supermarket Magazine
UK grocery sales increased by 2.5% in the 12 weeks to 25 March 2018, despite adverse weather conditions hitting the country, according to the latest market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Sky Bet clears fence as more than 300 bets a second placed during Gold Cup
26/03/2018 - The Telegraph
Online gambling firm Sky Bet had its best ever Cheltenham Festival with more than 300 bets per second placed in the racing extravaganza’s Gold Cup.
Aldi and Lidl dig deeper into Britain's grocery market
25/03/2018 - Business Insider UK
German-owned discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are plowing ahead with a rapid expansion in Britain and are on course to grab more market share from the traditional big four players.
Pineapples set to topple avocados with Britons wanting more
23/03/2018 - The Guardian
or a while avocados had it all their own way as Britons smashed them on toast and whizzed them up for smoothies but there is a new pretender to the fruit crown – 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the pineapple.
The bright future of the vegan food market
22/03/2018 - Scottish Enterprise
The market for vegan food is hotting up, and with a 360% rise in the number of vegans over the last ten years, demand for convenience food in this sector is expected to grow.
Sainsbury's to invest 150 million sterling in price cuts
21/03/2018 - Euronews
Sainsbury’s, Britain’s no.2 supermarket chain, said it was investing 150 million pounds to fund price cuts, seeking to better compete with fast-growing discounters at a time when UK grocery inflation remains high.
Ocado reports rise in revenue but 'Beast from the East' dents recent sales
20/03/2018 - Independent
Ocado has reported a jump in revenue during the three months to the start of March, but said that adverse weather conditions then dented its financial performance.
Morrisons to issue special dividend after logging 17% profit rise
14/03/2018 - Financial Times
Data from research group Kantar Worldpanel showed that in the 12 weeks to February 25, Morrisons’ market share was 10.6 per cent, matching the same period the year before.
Mexico and Brazil ‘out of home’ F&B worth US$17bn
12/03/2018 - Food Navigator
Manufacturers must seriously consider the opportunities presented by out of home occasions in Mexico and Brazil, says Kantar Worldpanel.
Supermarket sweep: Sales at Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrisons and Asda up - but Aldi and Lidl continue to outpace sector
06/03/2018 - CITY A.M.
The supermarket sector can breathe a sigh of relief: it has managed to chalk up 12 consecutive quarters of above-three per cent growth, with each of the big four in positive territory over that time.
How we're all shopping at Aldi and Lidl more and more
06/03/2018 - Yahoo! Finance
Aldi and Lidl are Britain’s fastest-growing supermarkets as shoppers’ love affair with discount chains shows no sign of cooling.
China’s “Girl Power” Shoppers Spend More on Luxury
06/03/2018 - Jing Daily
Tmall and Kantar Worldpanel released a report that celebrates this consumer “girl power” at the summit. It showed a bigger spike in female spending on luxury beauty in China’s Tier 3-4 cities, representing a huge opportunity for international brands to expand.
Acquisition threat real for Vietnam's FMCG brands
05/03/2018 - VietNamNet Bridge
Kantar Worldpanel’s Asia Brand Power report released on January 15 said in rural areas, Vietnamese brands hold a 78 per cent market share. In large cities, the figure is 71 per cent.
Peru: Consumption to peak in 2018 after 5 years
26/02/2018 - Andina
Peru's household consumption is expected to see its highest rebound in the last five years driven by growth expectations in the construction and agriculture sectors, according to international consumer panel leader Kantar Worldpanel.
Positive outlook for FMCG sector
22/02/2018 - VietNamNet Bridge
Fast moving consumer goods are expected to have another year of strong growth in 2018 and rise 6-7 per cent over the preceding year, according to a Kantar Worldpanel report on Viet Nam FMCG market.
Call of Duty: WWII boosts gaming sales
19/02/2018 - CITY A.M.
The latest instalment in the Call of Duty franchise helped to boost physical sales of games during the festive period and January sales, as music and video declined.
British shoppers' New Year diets squeeze January retail sales
16/02/2018 - Reuters
British shoppers’ New Year resolutions to get fit proved less healthy for retailers last month, as sales rose much less than expected and a longer-term backdrop of rising prices and lacklustre wages also weighed on growth.
Aldi named UK’s favourite supermarket in Which? survey
12/02/2018 - The Independent
The German discount retailer won over the public with its special offers and the quality of its fresh and own-label products, the consumer group said. Waitrose, which had dominated for three consecutive years, slipped to fourth place.
Consumers returning to brands as economy improves
12/02/2018 - The Irish Times
In a sign that Irish consumers could be returning to their pre-crash spendthrift ways, sales of branded goods climbed by 4 per cent over the past 12 months, the first time in four years that brands have posted stronger sales growth than their own-label counterparts.
E.Leclerc maintains leadership at top of French market
07/02/2018 - ESM
E. Leclerc has retained its leadership position at the top of the French retail market, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel market-share data for four weeks to 21 January 2018.
Ocado delivers surprise losses as it raises £144m to expand
06/02/2018 - The Times
Ocado has raised £144 million to invest in its international licensing division, despite admitting that it “didn’t have to”.
The retail group made the announcement yesterday as it revealed that it had slipped into the red again, making a pre-tax loss of £500,000 in the year to December 3.
Health hits the aisles as sales continue to grow
06/02/2018 - Retail Times
Despite a seasonal dip in shopper spend post-Christmas, the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks to 28 January 2018, show that grocery sales increased in value by 3.4% compared with this time last year.
Apple iPhone X was bestseller in Europe, China, Japan and US: Kantar report
31/01/2018 - The Indian Express
Apple iPhone X was among the top three-best selling devices for December 2017 in key markets like Europe, urban China, Japan, Australia and the US, according to a new report by research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
Vietnamese FMCG brands are flourishing
30/01/2018 - VietNamNet Bridge
Kantar Worldpanel’s Asia Brand Power report released on January 15 showed that Asian brands have been prospering in domestic markets in recent years.
Investing in UK retailers: Bargains or basket cases?
26/01/2018 - Financial Times
Three years ago in an Asda supermarket in Wembley, north London, shoppers were fighting over televisions.
The US-owned grocery chain was one of the first to import “Black Friday” pre-Christmas sales promotions from the US, and there were scenes of chaos as shoppers battled for bargains.
The rise of convenience stores, minimart chains
25/01/2018 - VietNamNet Bridge
More than one-third of Vietnamese households shop at convenience stores or minimarts 10 times a year, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
There are 800 supermarkets, shopping centers, 150 shopping malls, 9,000 markets and 2.2 million household-run stalls
Tesco to shed up to 1,700 jobs in new management shake-up
22/01/2018 - The Guardian
Tesco is stripping out a layer of management from its stores in a move that puts up to 1,700 jobs at risk, in the latest effort by the UK’s biggest supermarket chain to cut costs by £1.5bn.
Fish sauce helps vietnam mint its newest billionaire
19/01/2018 - Bloomberg
For Vietnamese consumer tycoon Nguyen Dang Quang, placing his fish sauce and other "must-have" condiments in the kitchen shelves of just about every home in the country has helped make him a billionaire.
Irish shoppers spent record amount over Christmas
15/01/2018 - The Irish Times
Irish shoppers spent an extra €90 million on groceries over the festive period, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
The figures, which cover the period for the 12 weeks ending December 31st, 2017, show the households spent a record €1,532 on groceries – an increase of €38 compared to last year.
Apple's iPhone 8 and X are getting chinese Android users to defect
13/01/2018 - Forbes
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released its November data for iOS and Android smartphone market shares this week. It tracks smartphone market share on a three month rolling average in multiple countries. While the iPhone’s market share in the U.S. and Japan is less than a year ago, it is significantly higher in China.
U.K. Scrimps at Department Stores to Fund Holiday Feasts
09/01/2018 - Bloomberg
Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc enjoyed a bumper Christmas season as U.K. consumers squeezed by inflation cut back on department-store spending to dress their Christmas tables in style.
E-commerce takes off with e-logistics
08/01/2018 - VietNamNet Bridge
According to Kantar Worldpanel, the percentage of e-commerce shoppers grew from 5.4 per cent to 8.8 per cent of the four largest cities’ urban population, in the last year alone.
Co-op: How the retailer went from ‘brink of collapse’ to 100 new stores in 2018
02/01/2018 - The Independent
The Co-op has faced its fair share of headwinds, stemming from a whole range of sources. The most obvious is perhaps the changing face of the retail market, and the increasing dominance of disruptive discounters like Aldi and Lidl.
More Asians buying online for daily needs
27/12/2017 - The Manila Times
Asia posted the largest growth in e-commerce worldwide last year and the region’s appetite for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) shows no sign of diminishing.
Most Filipino consumers still rely on traditional channels to obtain fast-moving goods
24/12/2017 - Business Mirror
Based on the latest Smart Shopper research of Kantar Worldpanel, traditional trade accounted for 46 percent of the total FMCG sales in 2017, while hyper and supermarkets partook 30 percent.
Apple Provides Hedge Against Tech Backlash
19/12/2017 - The New York Times
Authorities worldwide are growing worried that Facebook, Google and Amazon are eroding privacy, using data to push rivals out of business and even affecting elections. This is one tech battle Apple can sit out.
Chinese make-up holds new charm for beauty-minded
14/12/2017 - ECNS
China's domestic cosmetic brands are gaining traction from well-groomed Chinese ladies, a new report has showed, though they still have a long way to go before they can catch up with the international luxury brands.
Shoppers splash out on premium booze in spirit of Christmas
13/12/2017 - The Times
Figures show that alcohol sales jumped by nearly £172 million in the 12 weeks to December 3, compared with the same time last year, driven by demand for “more expensive festive tipples”.
Tencent planning push into retail sector
13/12/2017 - China Daily
Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd plans to buy a 5 percent stake in hypermarket operator Yonghui Superstores Co Ltd, Yonghui said on Monday, as part of Tencent's move to push into offline retail.
Android Gains On Buffett's Apple, Research Firm Says
06/12/2017 - Forbes
Apple’s operating system for the iPhone, iOS, dropped 7.6% to 32.9% of the market in the three months ending in October from 40.6% in the same period the previous year. Meanwhile, the share of phones running on Android jumped 8.2% to 66.2% from 58%, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said.
Apple's US market share drops sharply, research firm says
05/12/2017 - Business Insider UK
The market share for Apple iPhones, as measured by sales of its iOS mobile operating system, fell to 32.9% in the United States, from 40.6%, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data.
Another brick in the wall for web retailers
03/12/2017 - China Daily
Chinese shoppers have array of outlets as brands cross over into cyberspace
Shoppers have never had it so good as online companies search for offline opportunities and traditional stores look for a home in cyberspace.
Viet Nam e-commerce growing rapidly
03/12/2017 - The Nation
Việt Nam e-commerce, although small, is among the fastest growing globally, according to a report released by Kantar Worldpanel, a global expert in shoppers’ behaviour.
Global online sales of FMCG to explode
23/11/2017 - ECNS
Global online sales of fast moving consumer goods are expected to hit $170 billion by 2025 — more than doubling to 10 percent of the market — a new study shows.
Dunnes tops supermarket league as Lidl and Aldi advance
20/11/2017 - The Irish Times
According to new figures released by retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel the storm which hit on the October 16th had “a surprisingly strong effect on the Irish grocery market”.
Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China's top grocer
20/11/2017 - Reuters
nternet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Monday it would invest HK$22.4 billion ($2.87 billion) for a major stake in China’s top hypermart operator, Sun Art Retail Group Ltd (6808.HK), part of a wider push into offline retail.
Cost of Christmas dinner rises 5% – but there’s good news from Brussels … sprouts
18/11/2017 - The Guardian
The big supermarkets have raised the cost of Christmas dinner by around 5% this year, according to analysis for Guardian Money, far outstripping the 2.1% rise in average wages in 2017. But while Brexit may be blamed for food price rises, there is good news from Brussels – sprouts are down by as much as a third.
Never mind the spag bol … why Brits are passing on pasta
06/11/2017 - The Guardian
It seems Brits could be going cool on pasta. Research by the retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel showed that in the year to July 2017, we bought nearly 1.8m kg less pasta.It’s a mixed picture, says Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight. Sales of branded pasta are down 13.6%, but supermarket own-label pasta is up 3.2%.
Healthy and cool? Packaged water sales in China driven by new consumer preferences
03/11/2017 - South China Morning Post
In the first half of this year, sales of packaged water grew 14 per cent by value, well ahead of a 2 per cent rise of all types of fast-moving consumer goods, according to data from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
Roger Burnley joins retail premier league as next boss of Asda
31/10/2017 - The Times
A veteran of the grocery industry has been handed the task of continuing the turnaround at Asda.
Roger Burnley, 51, a former executive at J Sainsbury who returned to Asda a year ago as chief operating officer, will become the company’s chief executive at the start of January.
HMV overtakes Amazon in fight for dwindling DVD and Blu-ray sales
30/10/2017 - CITY A.M.
HMV has fared well with new releases such as Beauty and the Beast and Logan to take its market share of physical video sales up six points to 22.5 per cent. Amazon’s market share was steady at 20.2 per cent in the past three months, according to Kantar.
Shoppers opt for brick-and-mortar
27/10/2017 - China Daily
Kantar Worldpanel's report found that, among international retailers, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Carrefour Group have started to see share recovery on a quarterly basis.
China shoppers rein in spending on cookies to pop drinks: survey
24/10/2017 - Yahoo! Finance
Demand for fast-moving consumer goods has waned in the world's No.2 economy, with sales growing 2 percent in the first half of 2017 versus year-ago levels, a report from consultancies Kantar Worldpanel and Bain & Co shows.
Suits you: Supermarket fashion is turning heads in the UK
24/10/2017 - CITY A.M.
The so-called affordable fashion sector is one such growth market. Figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that supermarkets account for £3.1bn of annual clothing sales.
SuperValu and Tesco tie for position of Ireland’s largest supermarket
23/10/2017 - The Irish Times
The grocery market shares figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to October 8th show that Tesco’s sales growth of 4.2 per cent has propelled them into joint top spot while Supervalu’s 0.5 per cent growth wasn’t enough to see it losing ground in the ranking.
Rural market becoming more attractive to manufacturers
23/10/2017 - VietNamNet Bridge
A survey by Kantar Worldpanel in late 2016 shows that the average income of one 4-member household in rural areas is around VND7 million, while the figure is VND16 million in urban areas.
Fashion’s full-price recovery
20/10/2017 - The Times
Britain’s struggling fashion market has returned to growth, with sales rising 0.2 per cent in the year to September 24 as retailers finally start to wean themselves off heavy discounting.
Jeans With A High Waste
18/10/2017 - The Huffington Post
Jeans have gone from being the workwear of farm labourers and miners during the American gold rush to a staple of virtually everyone’s wardrobe. In the UK alone we spend a whopping £1.6 billion every year on jeans (source: Kantar Worldpanel).
Lidl is creating 500 jobs in Peterborough with a massive new distribution centre
16/10/2017 - CITY A.M.
Lidl's conquering of the UK's grocery sector continues apace, after it announced plans to create 500 jobs in Peterborough with a massive new distribution centre.
Lotte to sell its mainland supermarkets by year-end
13/10/2017 - China Daily
South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group said on Thursday that it expects to sell its Lotte Mart stores in China by the end of this year.
Pret prepares to grow after posting record £75m pre-tax profits
08/10/2017 - The Telegraph
Pret A Manger plans to continue expanding at home and abroad after posting record profits last year on the back of a flurry of new health-eating fads.
Scots shoppers now buying more own label products than big names
05/10/2017 - The Herald
SCOTS shoppers have bought more supermarket own-label products than branded items for the first time, according to new research.
More than £5 billion was spent on own-brand products in Scots supermarkets this year which is jut more than half of total spend.
Middle-class shoppers turning to farm shops amid supermarket scandals
01/10/2017 - The Telegraph
Farm shops have boomed over the past decade, as middle-class shoppers have become suspicious of supermarkets following a number of food safety scares.
Local e-commerce sites win the hearts of Vietnam's shoppers
29/09/2017 - VnExpress
Online sales in Vietnam have expanded rapidly in recent years, currently accounting for 3.39 percent of the country’s retail market. The total retail market grew 10.2 percent last year to $118 billion, mainly fueled by a growing middle-class with expanding disposable incomes and an increasing number of internet users.
Why Brits are falling back in love with the cuppa
28/09/2017 - The Grocer
For years, the Great British cuppa has been going cold as the nation’s love of coffee has grown in leaps and bounds. But, as we revealed earlier this month, tea is now the only sector of the hot beverages market in growth, with sales having surged 3.5% to £641.7m in the past year [Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 21 May 2017].
Rise in food prices pushes up supermarket sales
20/09/2017 - The Times
Supermarket sales have risen for the sixth consecutive month as food price inflation continues to increase the average British family’s shopping bill.
FMCG sales see spurt in July after GST slump
15/09/2017 - The Times of India
Consumption of groceries and daily essentials picked up sharply in July, helped by pent-up demand from traders after orders had been slashed in June and blunted competition from unbranded products that struggled to reach retail shelves due to difficulties in goods and services tax (GST) compliance, especially in rural markets.
Lotte picks Goldman to manage supermarket sales in China
15/09/2017 - China Daily
South Korea's Lotte Shopping has picked Goldman Sachs to manage the potential sale of its supermarkets in China, an official at the parent group said on Thursday.
That gurgling is the sound of mouthwash at the top of China’s list of must-buy consumer items
11/09/2017 - South China Morning Post
Mouthwash stood out as the fastest growing consumer good in China, reflecting how the needs of middle-class consumers are reshaping the retail landscape in the world’s second largest economy.
Cosmetics manufacturers face thorny path to develop organic products
05/09/2017 - VietNamNet Bridge
A report on the cosmetics market released by Kantar Worldpanel shows that 80 percent of urbanites buy at least one beauty care product a year, with one-fourth of consumer spending on personal care items reserved for beauty care products.
A lost generation: How to bring the young back to breakfast
31/08/2017 - The Grocer
The hunt is on for breakfast’s lost generation. More and more millennials are skipping what was once seen as the most important meal of the day, as we revealed earlier this month. Now we have new evidence about why breakfast is losing an entire generation of consumers and what can be done to lure them back to the breakfast table.
Grocery's big inflation boost
31/08/2017 - Investors Chronicle
It’s fair to say retail stocks have been a contrarian play for investors this year. With inflation rising, wages stagnating and household budgets under pressure, it’s been a year of winners and losers in British retail.
Why Amazon Isn't Ready for Prime Time in China
27/08/2017 - FOX Business
In launching its Prime membership program in China last fall, Amazon.com Inc. was betting that the lure of hard-to-find Western goods and free international deliveries would be enough to get traction in the world's largest e-commerce market.
Lidl names NINE North Wales towns where it wants new stores
25/08/2017 - Daily Post
Discount supermarket giant Lidl has revealed its target sites in North Wales.
The expanding chain is already developing new sites in the region with a new store planned in Prestatyn - to add to its 12 existing supermarkets.
Now a list has revealed its future sites where the brand either wants new stores or to relocate current supermarkets to larger units.
Rise in visits gives NMC Health a shot in the arm
24/08/2017 - The Times
More than three quarters of a million more patient visits helped NMC Health to deliver a 34 per cent boost to first-half revenue, sending its shares to record highs. The Abu Dhabi-based health centre and hospital operator climbed 173p to £25.93 after it also announced a new operations and maintenance contract.
ONBOARDING SOLUTION BUILT FOR A MOBILE-FIRST WORLD
23/08/2017 - 4INFO
New customers and resellers looking to expand critical mobile footprint - with 3x to 6x higher match rates - include Kantar Worldpanel Shopcom, DataStream Group and StatSocial.
Tesco climbs after industry data suggest retail trading upturn
22/08/2017 - Financial Times
A spending survey from Kantar Worldpanel showed Tesco continuing to set the pace among the big four grocers, in spite of bad weather and a year-on-year looping of last year’s measures to boost volumes. Tesco showed a 3.2 per cent increase in cash sales for the twelve weeks to mid August, Kantar said.
Asda sales grow again after three-year slump
17/08/2017 - BBC
Supermarket chain Asda has reported its first quarterly like-for-like sales growth for three years.
Sales rose 1.8% in the second quarter after a bumper Easter, helped by price cuts and more customers shopping at its stores.
Manufacturers must compete with supermarkets’ private brands
11/08/2017 - VietNamNet Bridge
Nguyen Huy Hoang, a senior executive of Kantar Worldpanel, a market analysis firm, said the products with private brands make up 0.6 percent of total products available in the market, compared with 50 percent in France and other European countries.
Health-conscious millennials turn to zero-calorie drinks
10/08/2017 - Beverage Daily
'As consumer tastes change and people become more health conscious, brands need to think of innovative ways to remain attractive to buyers.
Breakfast on the run is a cereal killer
10/08/2017 - The Times
More people are skipping breakfast or grabbing something on the go in a trend that is a shot in the arm for coffee chains but a bitter break for cereal makers.
Shoppers spend at tills as grocery prices fall sharply
01/08/2017 - Irish Examiner
Irish grocery prices fell steeply helping to encourage shoppers to spend €2.34bn at the tills over recent months, according to a leading market researcher.
Kantar Worldpanel Ireland said the price of its basket of 30,000 standard grocery items in the 12 weeks to mid-July dropped 0.5% from the same period last year.
SuperValu Remains Top Supermarket In Ireland
31/07/2017 - ESM
Irish retailer SuperValu has retained its position as the top supermarket in the country, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
The figures for the 12 weeks ending 16 July 2017 also show that the Irish market continues to grow despite deepening price deflation.
Hot weather and inflation give supermarket sector summer boost
25/07/2017 - CITY A.M.
Inflation and good weather helped buoy the supermarket sector in the 12 weeks to 16 July, with sales up 3.9 per cent. Like-for-like inflation steadied at 3.2 per cent - the same rate as last month - with prices rising following the result of the EU referendum.
'The lipstick effect': Britons treat themselves as budgets tighten
15/07/2017 - The Guardian
With disposable income under pressure, shoppers are holding off on buying big ticket household items like sofas, beds and washing machines. But tough times also encourage shoppers to treat themselves, and history has shown that sales of cheap thrills – from lipstick to takeaway coffee, expensive perfume, skin cream and sparkling wine – can do well in a downturn.
Rain-fed rural India to drive country's consumption growth this year
14/07/2017 - The Economic Times
Consumption growth in rural India was in double digits for the first time in two years and outpaced the rate of expansion in cities, underpinned by higher farm income after last year's good monsoon rains and minimal supply disruption in the run-up to the roll-out of the single producer levy.
Coming up in ESM issue 5 2017
13/07/2017 - European Supermarket Magazine
Kantar Worldpanel’s annual Brand Footprint report ranks the best of local and global brands through the use of an all-important metric: how often they are chosen by consumers.
Britain's £800 million gluten and dairy free boom
11/07/2017 - Daily Mail
They were once niche products reserved for those with medical conditions. But foods free from gluten and dairy have seen sales soar to £800million in the past year, thanks to a rise in health-conscious consumers. More than three quarters of British high street shoppers have bought such items, according to data from market analysts Kantar Worldpanel.
Hypermarkets and supermarkets lose global market share to online challengers: Kantar
11/07/2017 - Internet Retailing
Hypermarkets and supermarkets around the world are losing their share of the global grocery market to online challengers, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel.
Aldi seeks 4,000 new staff in recruitment drive
11/07/2017 - The Grocer
The roles are predominantly for store assistants, assistant store managers and deputy store managers.
Ambitious target for new Kantar Activate
10/07/2017 - MrWeb
Kantar has launched a new service integrating consumer insights and behavioral data from across its portfolio with shopper and media data, allowing clients to 'fully leverage the studies they run with Kantar for targeting purposes'.
Food delivery market shows tasty potential
21/06/2017 - China Daily
A rising number of Chinese shoppers prefer restaurant food and delivery to their home or dining out, despite a five-year low in home consumption growth, according to an industry report.
Multinationals losing battle for Chinese consumers
20/06/2017 - CNBC
International brands in China are losing market share to domestic companies in everyday items ranging from fruit juice and make-up to toothbrushes, according to a large-scale survey released on Tuesday, as multinationals struggle to adapt to changing tastes in the world's largest consumer market.
Kantar: iOS Posts Period-on-Period Growth in Urban China
15/06/2017 - Marketwired
Huawei Captures Nearly 9% Market Share in Great Britain
The Party's Ending for British Consumers
12/06/2017 - Bloomberg
The slowdown in spending is finally upon us.
Global FMCG online sales grew by 26% in 2016, Kantar Worldpanel reports
05/06/2017 - Retail Times
In 2016, global FMCG online sales grew by 26%, with e-commerce now contributing to 35% of global FMCG growth.
Global FMCG online sales grew by 26% in 2016
05/06/2017 - FMCG Business
Kantar Worldpanel’s quarterly FMCG E-commerce Index reveals the global growth of the FMCG e-commerce market.
British shoppers are top of the table for buying groceries online
02/06/2017 - The Telegraph
British shoppers buy more food online than consumers anywhere else in the world - claiming their title for the second year in a row.
Inflation helps Aldi and Lidl take record market share
31/05/2017 - Financial Times
Sales at the German discounters rise at their fastest pace in 2 years
Supermarkets enjoy best sales growth since 2013 but shoppers 'feel the pinch' from inflation
31/05/2017 - The Telegraph
Food price inflation of 2.9pc meant that shoppers paid an extra £27 on average over the last 12 weeks
Aldi and Lidl sales soar as prices rise
31/05/2017 - BBC
Sales at Aldi and Lidl have grown at their fastest rate in more than two years as the discounters opened new stores and passed on price rises to consumers, new research shows.
These are the top ten brands being bought by Irish consumers
27/05/2017 - Irish Independent
Avonmore has topped the list of brands which are being bought most often by most consumers, according to the latest Brand Footprint Ireland ranking from Kantar Worldpanel.
Supervalu retains top spot as grocery prices fall
08/05/2017 - RTE.ie
Supervalu continues hold the biggest share of the grocery market but Dunnes enjoyed the biggest jump in sales
Britain's 'Big Four' Supermarkets In A Pickle As Sales Snap South
04/05/2017 - Forbes
Latest data from retail researcher Kantar Worldpanel on Tuesday underlined the growing stresses battering Britain’s so-called “Big Four” supermarkets as British households start to feel the pinch.
Lidl on course to surpass Waitrose and enter UK supermarket top seven
03/05/2017 - The Guardian
Discount chain now controls 5% of UK grocery market and is benefiting from customers seeking to avoid higher prices
Part-time veggie craze drives a sales boom at Pret a Manger following the launch of its ranges of vegan and vegetarian dishes
28/04/2017 - Daily Mail
The trend for healthy eating that has seen rising numbers of so-called ‘flexitarians’ ditch meat on and off has driven a sales boom at Pret a Manger.
John McGee: Brands on the run with big rise of stores' own labels
16/04/2017 - Irish Independent
'But increasingly retailers are now being defined by the quality of their own private label offerings and for many of them, the big growth lies at the premium end of the market'
Physical music sales down 5%, says new Kantar report
13/04/2017 - Music Week
Sales of physical music have dropped by 5% for the 12-week period ending March 12 2017, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel.
Jaeger clothing chain collapses into administration
10/04/2017 - BBC News
The fashion chain Jaeger has gone into administration, putting 700 jobs at risk in the UK.
Irish grocery market slips into deflation
10/04/2017 - RTE.ie
The Irish grocery market has slipped into deflation for the first time in nearly two years, according to new figures from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel Ireland.
FTSE held back by new falls in South Africa-linked stocks
04/04/2017 - BBC News
Shares in companies with strong links to South Africa, led the list of 100 company fallers on Tuesday.
Mexican Consumers Spending More, In Spite Of Macro Concerns: Kantar Worldpanel
28/03/2017 - ESM
A study by Kantar Worldpanel has found that the value of FMCG spend in Mexico rose by 5% last year, ahead of inflation rates, despite concerns over the strength of the peso and US President Trump’s proposed border wall.
Burgers overtake sausages as Britain's favourite BBQ meat
23/03/2017 - The Grocer
Beefburgers featured in a third more barbecues last year, an increase of 7.8 million occasions
UK inflation hits 2.3%, highest since September 2013
21/03/2017 - Financial Times
Annual inflation in the UK grew faster than expected in February, hitting 2.3 per cent and rising above the Bank of England’s inflation target for the first time since 2013.
Can Nokia nudge its way back into the smartphone market?
16/03/2017 - Inquirer.net
Even if the smartphone world is now officially dominated by iOS and Android, there could still be a niche for Nokia.
Dunnes holds on to top spot in grocery battle for first time
14/03/2017 - Irish Independent
Dunnes Stores continues to top Ireland's grocery retailer league, while strikes at rival Tesco last month saw its sales dip by 1pc.
Breakfast on the go? Yes, we are now drinking it
13/03/2017 - Express.co.uk
The UK's fast growing on-the-go breakfast boom is sending sales of nutritionally rich dairy drinks soaring, according to a new report yesterday.
Supermarket sales growth fastest for three years
08/03/2017 - The Times
Supermarket sales have increased at their fastest rate in nearly three years, with all the main grocers except Asda enjoying growth.
Supermarket sales grow at fastest rate since 2014
07/03/2017 - Financial Times
Sales in the UK’s supermarkets are growing at their fastest rate in more than two and a half years amid inflation-driven price rises, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Food inflation doubles in a month as UK shoppers start to feel the pinch
07/03/2017 - The Guardian
Sharp fall in pound since EU referendum feeds into big rise in food prices with butter up 15%, fish up 8% and tea up more than 6%
UK grocers benefit from food price inflation
07/03/2017 - Financial Times
Supermarket sales rise 2.3% in three months, the fastest in more than 2 years, says Kantar
Bridget Jones generation boost sales of luxury ice cream - sitting home alone on the sofa
06/03/2017 - Express.co.uk
SOARING numbers of Britain's young women are indulging their passion for luxury ice cream as they increasingly tuck into their favourite on the settee at home, according to a new report.
People are holding onto their smartphones for longer periods of time
03/03/2017 - Business Insider
The average smartphone is faster than ever, the two-year contract is all but dead, and the average upgrades between phone generations have, in many cases, become less stark.
Prosecco sales set to continue to fizz in the years ahead
01/03/2017 - Financial Times
UK imports of all sparkling wines, including champagne and cava, to rise 18% up to 2020
SuperValu made record sales of €2.67bn in 2016
28/02/2017 - Irish Independent
Retailer came under fire from farmers earlier this month
Rise of premium beer in China boosts small brewers
26/02/2017 - Financial Times
Imports and craft brews gain market share as consumers trade up
Marmalade is the preserve of the elderly, data shows
23/02/2017 - The Telegraph
It has been king of the British breakfast table for two centuries but now marmalade has become just a preserve of the elderly.
March of the 'flexitarians': Half of us go vegetarian part-time by ditching meat for two days a week
22/02/2017 - Daily Mail
Britain is becoming a nation of ‘flexitarians’ who are cutting back on meat to be more healthy.
Can loyalty exist in the grocery sector?
20/02/2017 - Marketing Week
Despite loyalty schemes and incentives encouraging consumers to return, most shoppers do not have allegiance to just one supermarket, with low prices and better value tempting consumers to shop elsewhere.
How did Iceland become the top online supermarket?
18/02/2017 - The Guardian
Store enjoys a surprise revival after taking Aldi and Lidl’s lead in offering cut-price luxury to lure in the middle classes
A German grocery chain with the power to cripple Aldi, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's is about to invade America
16/02/2017 - Business Insider Australia
A highly competitive European grocery chain is about to descend on the US.
Apple Inc. market value beats Google's Alphabet
14/02/2017 - International Business Times
Apple Inc.'s current market value costs US$699 billion (AU$909 billion) placing the company on top with a closing stock at US$133.29 (AU$173.46) per share.
Kantar Worldpanel data shows groceries sales value increase
13/02/2017 - The Irish News
According to market analysts Kantar Worldpanel, all major supermarkets in the north, as well as traditional corner shop grocers, experienced an increase in the value of their sales in the 12 months to January 29.
Big savings on the way for supermarket shoppers this year
13/02/2017 - Irish Independent
The battle between grocery chains for market share is poised to deliver big savings for consumers this year.
Aldi, brand safety & the Super Bowl: 5 things that mattered this week
10/02/2017 - Marketing Week
From The Times investigation into ad fraud to Aldi becoming the UK’s fifth biggest supermarket, here are five of this week’s most important marketing stories.
Aldi overtakes Co-op to become UK's fifth largest grocer
07/02/2017 - BBC News
German-owned Aldi has overtaken the Co-operative as Britain's fifth biggest supermarket, industry data shows.
How Aldi became Britain’s fifth largest supermarket
07/02/2017 - Marketing Week
The discounter now has a 6.2% share of the grocery market, taking it past the Co-op for the first time.
Retailers 'left behind' as consumers change habits
03/02/2017 - BBC News
The overall value of retail sales dropped by 2% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to consumer insight company Kantar Worldpanel.
Apple breaks losing streak as iPhone 7 sales shine
02/02/2017 - The Australian
Apple has snapped out of three straight quarters of falling revenue as strong demand for the iPhone 7 raised investors’ hopes that the technology giant is emerging from its roughest period since it reinvented the mobile devices market.
Apple’s 2017 Performance Could Hinge on the iPhone
28/01/2017 - Fortune
When it comes to stock performance, Apple's 2017 could come down to how well received its next iPhone will be.
Tesco to merge with Britain's biggest food wholesaler Booker in £3.7bn deal
27/01/2017 - The Independent
The companies said the deal would create the "UK's leading food business"
Nearly 16% of US Consumers and 9% in EU4 Now Own Wearables
25/01/2017 - Marketwired
Fitness Bands Sales Surpassed Smartwatches in 2016, and the Future for More Specialized Wearables Holds Promise
Digital sales deal blow to GAME and other high street music, DVD and gaming retailers
23/01/2017 - The Independent
Music and video sales both witnessed double digit declines in the last quarter of 2016
Indomie ranked first among consumer goods in Africa
20/01/2017 - The Guardian
Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie has been ranked as Africa’s most chosen noodle brand in Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint ranking for 2016.
Supervalu snatches Ireland's grocer crown from Dunnes due to record Christmas spending
16/01/2017 - Irish Independent
SuperValu has regained the title of Ireland’s biggest grocery retailer, snatching the position from rival Dunnes Stores during what was a record Christmas for the grocery market, the latest figures for the sector show
iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s: The Most Popular Smartphones During Early Season 2016
13/01/2017 - Tech Times
Holiday cheer seems to have put the smartphone market in a frenzy by making iOS-driven smartphones like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 6S holiday season favorites.
Morrisons sees best Christmas performance for seven years
10/01/2017 - BBC
Morrisons has reported its strongest Christmas sales for seven years as the supermarket chain's recovery continues.
11 green New Year's resolutions that put the planet first
03/01/2017 - The Telegraph
Are you making New Year's resolutions for 2017? Instead of pledging to lose weight or learn a language, try these top tips for a better year ahead, both for yourself and for the rest of the planet.
These Are the 10 Most Purchased Brands in the World
29/12/2016 - Money Magazine
Coca-Cola was named the most popular brand in the world.
Graham's The Family Dairy reports 'challenging' year
23/12/2016 - BBC
Graham's The Family Dairy has reported a fall in sales and profits, following a "particularly challenging" year for the dairy industry.
Christmas showdown as SuperValu and Dunnes go head-to-head in battle for consumers
20/12/2016 - Irish Independent
Dunnes Stores and SuperValu now hold an equal share of Ireland's multi-billion euro grocery market, as the pair battle it out for supremacy among consumers over Christmas.
UK grocery prices falling by lowest rate in more than two years
13/12/2016 - The Guardian
Tesco is the only one of the big four supermarkets to record sales growth, according to Kantar data
Tesco grows UK market share for third straight month - Kantar Worldpanel
13/12/2016 - Reuters
Tesco, Britain's biggest supermarket group, saw its recovery gain momentum with a third consecutive month of market share growth, industry data showed on Tuesday.
Food prices set to rise as grocery sector emerges from two years of deflation
13/12/2016 - The Telegraph
The weekly shop may soon be more expensive as fresh industry figures revealed that falling prices in the grocery sector are coming to an end.
Apple iPhone 7 is the best-selling smartphone in US, trumping the Samsung Galaxy S7
08/12/2016 - Tech Times
The iPhone 7 rules the U.S. smartphone market although Android is the most popular operating system, reveals new market research from Kantar WorldPanel.
iPhone grabs a bigger slice of US phone market in wake of Note 7 debacle
07/12/2016 - The Verge
The US smartphone market is dominated by two big brands, Apple and Samsung, and when one of them flubs its lines, the other one stands to benefit in a substantial way.
P&G, Yili and Mengniu top brands in reaching Chinese consumers, survey finds
05/12/2016 - South China Morning Post
Procter & Gamble, Inner Mongolia Yili and China Mengniu Dairy topped the ranks of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies that reached the most Chinese households in 2016, a survey found.
Sales of a traditional Brit food favourite have fallen by £60.9million as shoppers opt for cheaper brand
28/11/2016 - Mirror
Sales fell to £1.38 billion in the 52 weeks to August 14, from £1.4 billion a year earlier, research from Kantar Worldpanel shows
‘Rural dev’t to boost consumption in Viz-Min’
26/11/2016 - The Manila Times
Rural development is opening up opportunities for marketers to boost the consumption of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in the Visayas and Mindanao, consumer behavior expert Kantar Worldpanel said.
Alibaba Singles’ Day sales growth momentum to continue, albeit amid shifting preferences among mainland consumers
25/11/2016 - South China Morning Post
Singles’ Day shopping on the mainland will maintain an upward momentum despite worries about the slowing economy, driven by a rising ardour for imported products and quality services among mainlanders, according to global consultancy Bain & Co.
Retailers must shift to tap online buying
25/11/2016 - Shanghai Daily
Retailers need to adapt to new scenarios as consumers go online to buy fast moving consumer goods.
FMCG sales growth declines further in September quarter
22/11/2016 - Business Standard
The growth rate of sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) slowed down further to 4% in the September quarter from 6% in the June quarter, according to Kantar Worldpanel, a WPP group agency.
Dunnes Stores blasts past its rivals to reclaim grocery crown
22/11/2016 - Irish Independent
For the first time in 12 years, Dunnes Stores is the biggest grocery retailer in Ireland.
Dunnes replaces SuperValu as top supermarket
22/11/2016 - The Times
Dunnes Stores has become Ireland’s largest supermarket chain after it recorded a 6.7 per cent annual increase in sales to overtake SuperValu.
Dunnes Stores overtakes SuperValu to become Ireland's largest grocery retailer.
22/11/2016 - RTE
Dunnes Stores has overtaken SuperValu to become Ireland’s largest grocery retailer with a market share of 22.6%.
Dunnes takes top slot in supermarket league table
21/11/2016 - The Irish Times
A stellar year for Dunnes Stores looks set to finish on a high after the supermarket leapfrogged SuperValu to become the most popular grocer in the Republic.
Grocer aiming for the Best as it sails along the Amazon
17/11/2016 - The Yorkshire Post
At first sight, Morrisons new tie-up with internet giant Amazon looks like a great deal, enabling the Bradford-based grocer to penetrate Amazon’s London heartlands.
Britain's Tesco grows sales at fastest rate in 3 years - Kantar Worldpanel
15/11/2016 - Daily Mail
Sales at Britain's biggest supermarket chain Tesco grew at their fastest rate in three years in its most recent trading period, industry data showed on Tuesday, consolidating its return to market share growth last month.
Tesco enjoys fastest growth in three years as Aldi and Lidl slow
15/11/2016 - Telegraph
Tesco’s turnaround appears to have been sealed with the supermarket giant recording its fastest sales growth in three years, according to industry data.
Tesco grows sales at fastest rate in three years - Kantar Worldpanel
15/11/2016 - Reuters
Sales at Britain's biggest supermarket chain Tesco (TSCO.L) grew at their fastest rate in three years in its most recent trading period, industry data showed on Tuesday, consolidating its return to market share growth last month.
Private Label Performance Helping Tesco Maintain Market Growth, Kantar Worldpanel Data Reveals
15/11/2016 - European Supermarket Magazine
A boost in private label sales at Tesco has helped maintain positive sales growth for the retailer, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel market share figures.
Sainsbury's to spend £175m plugging pension deficits
07/11/2016 - The Week
Sainsbury’s sales have gone back into decline after it posted a 0.8 per cent fall in like-for-like sales for the first quarter to 4 June. This means Britain's second-biggest supermarket is again reverse after sales inched 0.1 per cent higher in the fourth quarter – the grocer's first increase in more than two years.
FMCG market to see growth of 4%
02/11/2016 - Vietnam Economic Times
Latest report from Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam puts value growth in fast-moving consumer goods at 4% for 2016 as a whole.
Chart: Tesco market share back on the rise
02/11/2016 - Investors Chronicle
As more than 125 institutional funds file a claim for damages against Tesco (Tesco) for well in excess of £100m over alleged overstatement of earnings in 2014, the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published this week for the 12 weeks ending 9 October 2016, show Tesco increasing sales by 1.3 per cent.
Why HMV is back on top of physical retail
01/11/2016 - Music Week
2016 has been a crucial year for HMV; arguably its most significant since it went into administration three and a half years ago.
HMV overtake Amazon in physical music sales
01/11/2016 - Retail Gazette
HMV has reestablished itself in the physical entertainment market, overtaking Amazon to become the UK’s largest music retailer.
Millennials snapping up baby products—Kantar
28/10/2016 - Business Mirror
BABY food, diapers, wipes and talcum powder are dominating millennials’ shopping baskets this year, according to Kantar Worldpanel, the data investment management division of WPP Plc.
Africa: Kantar Worldpanel Unveils New Ivory Coast Panel
26/10/2016 - KAM City
Kantar Worldpanel continues to expand its presence in Africa with the launch of a new consumer panel in Ivory Coast.
Lidl improves market share in Ireland
26/10/2016 - International Supermarket News
German discounter Lidl increases its market share in Northern Ireland. According to latest figures from market watch agency Kantar Worldpanel, Lidl has increased their overall customer spends from 5.1 percent last year to 5.2 percent in October 2016.
Kantar Worldpanel launches Ivory Coast panel
25/10/2016 - Research Live
Kantar Worldpanel has announced the launch of its fifth African panel, in Ivory Coast.
Kantar Worldpanel Launches Ivory Coast Consumer Panel
25/10/2016 - MRWEB
Shopper behaviour division Kantar Worldpanel has launched a consumer panel in the Ivory Coast - its fifth African panel after launches in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Egypt.
Google, Sony, and Motorola battle for smartphone dollars after Samsung bows out of the race
25/10/2016 - News.com.au
Kantar Worldpanel revealed Android phones made up six in every 10 smartphones sold in Australia in the three months to August, jumping in popularity by more than nine per cent.
Dunnes closing the gap on SuperValu
25/10/2016 - Irish Examiner
Dunnes Stores has overtaken Tesco as the second largest player in the Irish grocery market, new figures show.
Questor: Buy Morrisons in the hope of a dividend treat
25/10/2016 - The Telegraph
The latest numbers on Britain’s grocery industry, from Kantar Worldpanel, show that it remains a tough market.
Dunnes takes second place in supermarket share stakes
24/10/2016 - RTE
Dunnes has overtaken Tesco as the second biggest retailer by supermarket share here, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Tesco Drops To Third In Ireland's Kantar Worldpanel Supermarket Rankings
24/10/2016 - ESM Magazine
Tesco is now Ireland's third-biggest supermarket chain, according to the latest market share data from Kantar Worldpanel, with rival Dunnes Stores overtaking the retailer for the first time.
UK Fashion Market in Steepest Decline Since 2009
19/10/2016 - Sourcing Journal
Figures released Monday by Kantar Worldpanel show that spending on apparel, footwear and accessories has slumped to a seven-year low.
Tesco grows market share for first time in five years
18/10/2016 - The Telegraph
Tesco appears to have cemented its turnaround under Dave Lewis after growing its market share for the first time since 2011, industry data has suggested.
Tesco grows sales for first time since March 2015 – Kantar
18/10/2016 - Financial Times
Tesco managed to grow sales for the first time since March 2015 in the 12 weeks to October 9, according to the latest data from research group Kantar Worldpanel
October market data shows Tesco's return to growth
18/10/2016 - Retail Analysis
Data released by Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 9 October, shows that growth in the GB grocery retail market has accelerated slightly, moving ahead to +0.8%, up from just 0.3% in last reported period to September.
UK fashion market shows steepest sales decline in seven years - Kantar Worldpanel
17/10/2016 - Reuters
Britain's fashion market has suffered its steepest decline in sales since 2009 as consumers increasingly spend their money elsewhere, according to industry data.
British fashion sales suffer worst decline in seven years
17/10/2016 - Sky News
Almost £700m has been lost from the value of the fashion market since last year, according to a report.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech: Google's New Pixel Smartphones Might Benefit From Samsung's Woes
12/10/2016 - Market Wired
Before Halting Production of the Troubled Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Remained Number One in the US
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech: Android Grows in Major Markets; iOS Set for Rise in China
12/10/2016 - Yahoo! Finance
The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that for the three months ending August 2016, market share for both Android and iOS grew in EU5, representing 78.1% and 17.3% of smartphone sales
South Koreans love to buy groceries online
06/10/2016 - Enterprise Innovation
Digitally-savvy South Koreans are the world’s top grocery buyers for the last 12 months preceding June 2016.
Online grocery sales top $48 billion worldwide
06/10/2016 - Internet Retailer
Online sales of groceries grew by 15% during the past year and account for 4.4% the market, Kantar Worldpanel says.
Kantar Worldpanel: Global E-Commerce Grocery Market Grows 15%
05/10/2016 - European Supermarket Magazine
New research from Kantar Worldpanel has found that the value of the global e-commerce grocery market rose 15% in the 12 months to June 2016, to be valued at $48 billion.
FMCG e-commerce in UK will be worth $14bn by 2025, Kantar Worldpanel reports
03/10/2016 - Retail Times
Sales of groceries through e-commerce platforms reached $48bn in the 12 months to June 2016, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel.
$150bn of FMCG e-commerce by 2025
03/10/2016 - WARC
Sales of groceries through e-commerce platforms are expected to account for 9% of the global FMCG market and be worth $150bn by 2025, a new report has forecast.
South Koreans are biggest online spenders for FMCG
03/10/2016 - Campaign
Four of the top 10 markets are in Asia, according to Kantar Worldpanel, which also revealed some interesting buyer behaviour.
Kantar Worldpanel Reveals Global E-commerce Grocery Market has Grown 15% to $48bn
29/09/2016 - PRNewswire
E-commerce Growth Outpaces the Overall FMCG Market in the 12 Months to June 2016.
Apple Watch Is Dominating the Global Smartwatch Market
23/09/2016 - Fortune
Apple is the dominant force in smartwatches, according to new data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
UK alcohol sales surged 8.5% in last 4 weeks
23/09/2016 - Financial Times
Total alcohol sales rose 8.5 per cent year on year during the past four weeks, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
British supermarkets enjoy summer sales boost
29/08/2016 - Financial Times
Sales at British supermarkets rose 1.1 per cent in August, reversing the 1.1 per cent decline registered in July.
No one size fits all: developing a global brand marketing strategy
08/08/2016 - The Guardian
Alison Martin, Marketing Director at Kantar Worldpanel UK, on why marketers must tailor strategies to local trends.
No Immediate Brexit Impact on UK Grocery Sales, Prices
27/07/2016 - The New York Times
Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said overall UK grocery sales rose 0.1 percent year-on-year.
The country is the world for local brands: Josep Montserrat
18/07/2016 - Business Standard
Interview with Worldwide CEO and Senior vice president (media and retail), IMRB.
Samsung's Galaxy S7 is outselling Apple's iPhone 6S in the US
15/07/2016 - The Verge
The iPhone showed its first decline in sales numbers earlier this year, which has today been reiterated by the latest US mobile market data from Kantar Worldpanel.
From noodles to poodles
04/07/2016 - The Economist
The volume of instant noodles gobbled last year fell by 12.5%, according to a new report on China’s consumer market from Bain and Kantar Worldpanel.
China sees falling sales of cheap consumer goods
30/06/2016 - Financial Times
FMCG sales to urban consumers fell 0.9% year on year, according to a study by Bain & Company and Kantar Worldpanel
UK's major supermarkets decline for first time this year
30/06/2016 - The Guardian
Asda suffers biggest slump but discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to enjoy double-digit growth
Android continues market share gains around the world as Apple’s iPhone slips
16/06/2016 - Venture Beat
Thanks to the growing wave of first-time smartphone buyers, Android is expanding its market share lead over Apple’s iOS
Brands That Make You Aww
13/06/2016 - Advertising Week
Alison Martin comments on four brands that stood out in this year’s Brand Footprint global ranking
Shoppers buying more and visiting stores more often
08/06/2016 - The Irish Times
Households are spending €50 extra on groceries this year, a total of €89 million extra
Android Is Surging at the iPhone's Expense
06/06/2016 - The Motley Fool
Google's mobile operating system saw its market share increase in the first quarter according to Kantar Worldpanel
Waitrose wins record share of UK grocery market
02/06/2016 - BBC
Waitrose captured a record 5.3% of the UK grocery market over the past quarter, according to Kantar Worldpanel
Chinese brands outshine global
23/05/2016 - Warc
Chinese FMCG brands account for three quarters of shopper decisions, according to Kantar Worldpanel's 2016 Brand Footprint
Sales slump across major UK retailers as cheaper groceries benefit consumers
06/05/2016 - Produce Business UK
Following relatively buoyant growth of 1.1% reported 4 weeks ago, the UK grocery market has slowed, with sales up just 0.1%
Morrisons' sales recovery continues
06/05/2016 - BBC
Morrisons supermarket has reported a second quarter of rising sales as it continues to cut costs and prices
Wearable tech gears up in 2016
02/05/2016 - Yahoo News
Just as for virtual reality, 2016 is expected to be a pivotal year for wearable technology
SuperValu still on top amid €40m Easter spending rush
13/04/2016 - Irish Independent
Supervalu has retained the top spot in Ireland's grocery league, with Dunnes Stores chasing Tesco's heels for second place
Android squeezes iOS’ sales growth in China
07/04/2016 - Tech Crunch
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel suggests Apple had a tougher time shifting its devices over Chinese New Year than in prior years
Co-operative Food a surprise winner over Easter
07/04/2016 - Financial Times
The Co-operative Food recorded its fastest pace of sales growth since it acquired the Somerfield chain in 2011.
Will the iPhone SE Reverse Apple's Slowing Growth in China?
30/03/2016 - The Motley Fool
A cheaper iPhone should reverse slowing sales and increase market share in China
Private Label Growth Leads To FMCG Slowdown in Spain
30/03/2016 - European SuperMarket Magazine
New product development within the Spanish FMCG sector has seen a 25% decrease in NPD since 2010.
A Year In, What’s Ailing The Smartwatch Market?
15/03/2016 - International Business Times
It’s been nearly a year since the first Apple Watch went on sale, but so far the smartwatch market has been more a quiet pop than the big boom everyone expected
Dunnes Stores looks set to overtake Tesco in grocery market
15/03/2016 - The Irish Times
SuperValu solidified its position at the top of the pile with Dunnes close to pushing Tesco into third place
iOS growth slowed in China, says Kantar Worldpanel
10/03/2016 - Tech Crunch
Kantar suggests the slowed growth rate may in part be down to more price-sensitive consumers waiting for Chinese New Year promotions in early February
Sainsbury's bucks sales downtrend among big UK supermarkets
10/03/2016 - Reuters
Sainsbury's was the only one of Britain's big four supermarkets to increase overall sales, helped by the popularity of its online and convenience businesses
FMCG growth slows in China
18/02/2016 - Warc
Kantar Worldpanel figures indicate that expenditure in this sector increased 3.5% over the year
SuperValu retains top grocer position as consumers continue to splash out
18/02/2016 - Irish Independent
SuperValu has now held pole position since November last year, having first nabbed the title earlier in 2015
Co-op beats major supermarkets with rising sales
11/02/2016 - BBC
The Co-op's sales grew by 1.4% in the 12 weeks to 31 January, according to research company Kantar Worldpanel.
iPhone is top phone brand in US and China
01/02/2016 - CNET
Despite flat sales and a gloomy forecast, Apple's iPhone still dominates in the world's two largest smartphone markets.
TalkTalk hack after-effect: About 250,000 customers deserted company
25/01/2016 - International Business Times
According to Kantar Worldpanel, TalkTalk's share of new customers in the home services fell by 4.4%.
Supermarkets sales grow at rate not seen since boom times
20/01/2016 - The Irish Times
A happy Christmas for all the State’s major retailers saw the retail market grow by 3.5 per cent over the festive season.
Aldi and Lidl deliver blow to rivals securing Christmas increase
15/01/2016 - Financial Times
Total sales at the discounter rose 11.5% — far outpacing the larger grocers — according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Sainsbury's edges ahead of rivals in run-up to Christmas
21/12/2015 - The Telegraph
Sainsbury's is only one of 'big four' to grow sales while Asda and Tesco lose customers to the discounters.
iPhone gives ground to Android in US and Europe
16/12/2015 - CNET
Apple's smartphone market share in the US drops to 34 percent, while Android phones jump to a 63 percent share.
Sainsbury's, Lidl and Aldi gain while rivals struggle
16/12/2015 - The Guardian
Sales decline at Asda, Tesco and Morrisons in the last three months, with sales up at fast-growing discounters.
Alison Martin on shopping the world
10/12/2015 - British Airwas Business Life Mag
Why are Hershey's Kisses in China different to Hershey's Kisses in the US? What does the rise of cut-price supermarkets mean for brands in the UK?
Growing a retailer or brand: the four global consumer trends you need to know
09/12/2015 - Internet Retailing
Kantar Worldpanel lists the most chosen brands across the globe and analyses what traits result in their success and failures.
Top 21 Winning Brands In China
07/12/2015 - Forbes
A recent report by Kantar Worldpanel said Procter & Gamble is achieving 95.5% penetration of urban Chinese households.
Coffee retains crown as staple drink of Filipinos
01/12/2015 - CNN Philippines
Coffee remains the "go-to" drink of Filipinos, a recent study by Kantar Worldpanel revealed.
Why shoppers are set to splurge on smartwatches
24/11/2015 - CNBC
Among those who said they don't intend to buy a smartwatch in the next 12 months, 41% cited cost as the main reason.
Aldi and Lidl double market share in three years
18/11/2015 - BBC
Analysts Kantar Worldpanel said Aldi's market share was 5.6% in the 12 weeks to 8 November, while Lidl's was 4.4%.
Aldi and Lidl plot to open five times as many new stores as Big Four
17/11/2015 - The Telegraph
Discounters have lodged planning applications for 171 new stores, in comparison to just 29 between all the major supermarkets.
Apple's China Opportunity Is Nowhere Near Over
17/11/2015 - The Motley Fool
Although Apple is significantly growing Chinese revenue and the Chinese economy is slowing its growth, the opportunities are still vast.
Soaring sales at Aldi and Lidl push market share to 10%
17/11/2015 - The Guardian
Kantar Worldpanel says the German-owned chains have attracted one million more shoppers than last year.
¿Cuántas veces nos duchamos a la semana y en qué horarios?
12/11/2015 - La Vanguardia
Los españoles son, junto con los franceses y los brasileños, los que más se decantan por la ducha frente al baño, según Kantar Worldpanel.
Always #LikeAGirl proves 'Purpose' is a sales driver
12/11/2015 - Marketing Magazine
Alison Martin, director at Kantar Worldpanel, argues that brands including Always and Dove are successful because they tap into a real human need.
Apple Music Comes To Android As An Emissary
11/11/2015 - Tech Crunch
According to Kantar Worldpanel, Android market share hovers at 77 percent in China, 60 percent in Japan, 79 percent in Germany and 90 percent in Spain.
Sales worth billions in just a 'Singles Day'
11/11/2015 - South China Morning Post
Online extravaganza started by Alibaba to coincide with traditional celebration has grown into the country's largest annual shopping spree.
Sainsbury's half-year profits fall by 18%
11/11/2015 - BBC
Kantar Worldpanel found that the firm was the only major chain to see sales rise in the 12 weeks to 11 October, lifting its market share to 16.1%.
Supermarket steaks: the best and worst
05/11/2015 - The Guardian
91.7% of the meat sold in the UK is sold in supermarkets, according to market analysts Kantar Worldpanel.
The reasons why people don't want to buy a smartwatch revealed
05/11/2015 - International Business Times
Kantar Worldpanel found a mere 3% of the US population age 16 and up owning a smartwatch.
Huawei is now the second biggest Android brand in Europe
05/11/2015 - 9 to 5 Google
A fresh report from Kantar Worldpanel states that the Chinese manufacturer climbed above Sony, HTC and Motorola.
HMV, Game and Argos make videogame sales comeback against Amazon
04/11/2015 - Independent
Amazon’s strong grip on the industry slipped by 1.2 pp to 20.4%, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Dunnes experiences largest growth among Irish supermarkets
29/10/2015 - RTE
Dunnes increased its sales by 4.7% and brought its market share to 23.2%, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Growth slows but Asian FMCG brands gain ground
23/10/2015 - Campaign Asia
The rise in FMCG consumption across Asia is slowing, but local brands have gained more consumers on their home turf.
Aldi and Lidl Pick Up Pace as U.K. Supermarket Price Wars Deepen
23/10/2015 - Bloomberg Business
Lidl’s sales rose 18 percent and Aldi’s by a similar amount through Oct. 11, Kantar Worldpanel said.
Asian FMCG brands gain ground
21/10/2015 - Warc
A Kantar Worldpanel new study says local brands are growing twice as fast as global ones.
Sainsbury's is the only retailer that can catch Lidl and Aldi
21/10/2015 - Business Insider
New figures by research firm Kantar Worldpanel show that only Sainsbury's is coming close to keeping up.
Look who is iPhone 6S, 6S Plus' biggest challenge in China
16/10/2015 - Times of India
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were the best-selling smartphones in China from June till August, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
China Helps Apple Offset Lowest US iPhone Share In The Past Four Years
16/10/2015 - Forbes
Kantar Wordlpanel Comtech findings showed Apple’s iPhone having its lowest US market share since October 2011.
Chinese shoppers turn to home-grown mainland brands
15/10/2015 - South China Morning Post
Local products are gaining ground on international rivals, study shows.
China Resources unit to sell stakes in Wal-Mart
13/10/2015 - China Daily
The selling of the stake by the investment branch of China Resources makes clear that the move is largely an investment decision says Jason Yu, MD Kantar Worldpanel China
Apple's iOS Is Still Getting Crushed By Android In The US
09/10/2015 - International Business Times
Apple’s share of the smartphone market in the U.S. reached a 12-month low during the three month period ending in August
German Discount Grocer Aldi to Go Online in Britain
29/09/2015 - The Wall Street Journal
German discount grocer Aldi said Monday it would launch an online service early next year.
Tesco returns to growth in Irish market for first time since 2013
29/09/2015 - Irish Independent
Tesco has returned to growth in the Irish market for the first time since 2013, boosted by back to school shoppers.
iPhone 6s sells out online
23/09/2015 - Daily Mail
The first reviews for Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been revealed - and they universally call it the best iPhone ever.
How the discounters are beating the supermarkets
23/09/2015 - BBC
Kantar Worldpanel show just how bruising the business landscape has become for the UK's grocery retailers.
Why is Apple customers' appetite for its products insatiable?
08/09/2015 - The Guardian
Users defecting from rival brands made up nearly a quarter of iPhone sales in Europe, according to Kantar Worldpanel's data.
Rural growth story still intact: IMRB Kantar Worldpanel data
07/09/2015 - Business Standard
In the first half this year, overall FMCG sales growth in the hinterland has doubled.
IMRB Kantar Worldpanel hires K Ramkrishnan from Future Group
04/09/2015 - The Economic Times India
K Ramkrishnan has been appointed as General Manager of IMRB Kantar Worldpanel business.
Dunnes does well as food inflation climbs
03/09/2015 - The Irish Times
According to the latest figures from retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel, Dunnes posted the strongest sales figures of the mainstream supermarkets.
Samsung & Apple account for 64% of US smartphone market
03/09/2015 - 9to5Google
These two vendors sold nine of the top ten best-selling smartphones in the three months ending July 2015.
Filipinos buying more personal care products, Kantar says
01/09/2015 - Inquirer.net
15 out of 21 categories of products that fall under the personal care megasector grew by at least 5%.
Brazil household consumption falls
01/09/2015 - Warc
Kantar Worldpanel reported a 7.5% fall in Brazilian household consumption in the first half of 2015.
Baby-goods businesses not booming in China
28/08/2015 - South China Morning Post
Among the products, baby milk power and diapers showed the strongest demand, said Jason Yu, general manager at Kantar Worldpanel’s China.
Asda snatches back title of UK's second largest supermarket
26/08/2015 - The Telegraph
According to Kantar Worldpanel figures, Asda has reclaimed its spot as the UK’s second largest supermarket after briefly losing it.
Coca-Cola to invest $4b in China over three years
24/08/2015 - China Daily
Jason Yu said the investment plan is a strong reflection of Coke's ambition to grow further in China.
Decline in UK physical entertainment market slows
12/08/2015 - MCV
The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market.
Lidl steals march on retail rivals during summer months
06/08/2015 - Irish Examiner
Latest industry data from Kantar Worldpanel shows Lidl increased over-the-counter sales by just over 8%.
Here's where Apple's iPhone gained on Android last quarter
06/08/2015 - Fortune
According to Kantar Worldpanel, Apple grew its smartphone market share in every country surveyed except the U.S.
Traditional media will never die, says Andy Parkinson
06/08/2015 - The Economic Times India
The Global Director of Kantar World Panel talks about how Indian consumers prefer national over international brands.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech adds India to Country Coverage
03/08/2015 - Media Avatar
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech announced the company has further expanded its research coverage with the launch of a new consumer panel in India.
Indians prefer domestic brands
30/07/2015 - Warc
According to research firm IMRB Kantar Worldpanel, Indian brands dominate the top 20 of the Indian segment of its Brand Footprint study.
Sainsbury's becomes UK's second-biggest supermarket
29/07/2015 - The Guardian
Sizeable convenience store estate and stronger growth in its southern heartland helps retailer overtake Asda in terms of market share
Boomtime ahead for online FMCG sales, says study
16/07/2015 - China Daily
Online sales of fast-moving consumer goods are set to grow rapidly in China this year.
Shopping trends slow FMCG growth
08/07/2015 - Warc
Overall market growth across 26 categories in four sectors slowed to 4.4% in Q1 2015 after a high of 12% in 2011-2012.
Foreign brands lose ground in China's consumer goods market
03/07/2015 - South China Morning Post
Overseas players fail to make the most of higher growth in lower-tier cities and shift to online.
Apple's iPhone Share Continues To Slip In The US And Japan
01/07/2015 - Forbes
Overall there were positive market share gains in multiple countries with China being the most important but Apple saw its share continue to slip in the US and Japan.
U.K. Grocery Prices Set to Rise Again by Year-End
01/07/2015 - Bloomberg
U.K. grocery prices should start to rise again by the end of this year, breaking a deflationary cycle that stretches back to September, Kantar Worldpanel said.
Grocer Morrisons shows tentative recovery - Kantar Worldpanel
01/07/2015 - Reuters
Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said Morrisons' total sales rose 0.6 percent, while its market share edged up 0.1 percentage point to 11.0 percent.
These Are the 10 Most Purchased Brands in the World Right Now
19/06/2015 - TIME
Coke came out on top of the latest annual Brand Footprint study from U.K. market research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
Co-op to cut price of fruit and vegetables to 39p
18/06/2015 - The Telegrapgh
Co-operative commits £125m to new round of price cuts as it fights back against Aldi and Lidl.
Tesco takes back top spot as store wars heat up
09/06/2015 - The Irish Times
The Irish supermarket seesaw has shifted again and Tesco has reclaimed its position as the Republic’s leading retailer, having lost out to SuperValu just two months ago.
Windows Phone market share increases slightly in Europe
05/06/2015 - WinBeta
Microsoft has been able to remain steady in the US and increase its market share in a few European countries according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Morrisons sales grow for first time since 2013
03/06/2015 - The Telegrapgh
Morrisons grew sales by 0.1pc in the 12 weeks to May 24 compared to the same period last year, according to industry figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Innovation helps Warburtons’ bread brand rise
02/06/2015 - Financial Times
Kantar Worldpanel says it is the most frequently purchased product, chosen on average 25 times a year by 86% of UK households.
These are the 10 most purchased brands in the world right now
21/05/2015 - Fortune
Coke came out on top of the latest annual Brand Footprint study from U.K. market research firm Kantar Group, which analyzed and ranked 11,000 global brands.
The 10 most purchased brands in the world
20/05/2015 - Business Insider
Kantar Worldpanel launches its annual Brand Footprint study, revealing the most chosen and fastest growing consumer-packaged goods (CPG) brands in the world.
Coca-Cola is world's top FMCG brand
20/05/2015 - Warc
Coca-Cola has retained its position as the world's most popular FMCG brand according to new global rankings from Kantar Worldpanel.
Food for thought: Brands who know how to win over the world
18/05/2015 - CNBC
Kantar Worldpanel has unveiled which consumer goods brands are selling like hot cakes worldwide in their Brand Footprint report.
Tesco draws level with SuperValu in Ireland’s store wars
15/05/2015 - The Irish Times
Aldi and Lidl sales grow by less than 10% for first time since 2010.
A fifth of US smartphones sold in Q1 2015 were phablets, says Kantar
11/05/2015 - The Drum
Phablet smartphones accounted for a 21% share of US mobile sales in 1Q2015, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose are only food retailers growing sales
07/05/2015 - The Telegrapgh
Latest Kantar Worldpanel figures underline pressure on "big four" supermarkets Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons.
iPhone gaining popularity across Europe at Android's expense
07/05/2015 - USA Today
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveals the iPhone has a 20.3% market share across Europe Big Five.
What role does produce play in the rise of Aldi?
04/05/2015 - Produce Business UK
A short but telling illustration of the shift of shoppers towards Aldi from Kantar Worldpanel.
Global retailers lose ground in China
30/04/2015 - Warc
According to Kantar Worldpanel, the market share held by international retailers fell to 13.5% in Q1 2015.
HMV reclaims position as Britain's biggest music retailer
21/04/2015 - The Telegrapgh
Hilco-owned company is back to number one in the music charts after British artists spark revival in physical music sales.
Bay Area Consumers Discuss Apple Watch Release
15/04/2015 - NBC News
Carolina Milanesi, Chief of Research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, talks about the Apple Watch release strategy.
SuperValu tops grocery retail market share
14/04/2015 - The Farmers Journal
SuperValu replaced Tesco as the largest supermarket chain in Ireland in Q1 2015, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Finally Moving Consumer Goods
09/04/2015 - The Economic Times
In India, FMCG demand is getting some bounce back, but recovery is slow.
The dramatic changes in the supermarket industry
09/04/2015 - The Telegrapgh
The market share of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons is the lowest for a decade.
Kantar stats: Chinese iOS sales go off like new year firecrackers
07/04/2015 - iTWire
Kantar’s latest Worldpanel ComTech smartphone stats show big iPhone sales in China, a rise in European marketshare and a slight dip in the US.
Brands should list with discounters
27/03/2015 - Warc
Brands should not overlook this rapidly-expanding sector, Kantar Worldpanel said.
Apple's iPhone Juggernaut Slowing Down Across The Globe
18/03/2015 - Forbes
Kantar’s Worldpanel ComTech surveys smartphone sales and computes a three month rolling average in major geographies globally.
SuperValu sales now almost level with Tesco
18/03/2015 - Irish Independent
Tesco has retained the top spot as Ireland's biggest grocery retail, but only just.
Blurring the line between rural and urban markets
16/03/2015 - Live Mint
Underlying theme of Jaitley’s budget was bridging urban and rural divide and bringing rural consumer on par with urban.
Asda shows worst sales in 20 years as Tesco begins to recover
11/03/2015 - The Guardian
It was Tesco’s best result for 18 months according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Time for Maggi to change the 2-minute recipe with new competitors in the fray
06/03/2015 - The Economic Times
Maggi has a phenomenal legacy in India transcending demographics and psychographics.
iPhones Now Accounts For 25% of Smartphones Sold in China
05/03/2015 - International Business Times
Apple's iPhones now account for 1 in 4 smartphones sold in China, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Convenience stores drive Chinese retail
20/02/2015 - Warc
Convenience stores now form the largest part of modern retail in China and are set to drive growth in a flat market.
Irish grocery market continues to expand
18/02/2015 - The Farmers Journal
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that the Irish grocery market expanded by 1.2%.
Growth slows for fast-moving goods in China
13/02/2015 - China Daily
The fast-moving consumer goods market recorded slower growth last year, although momentum picked up in fourth-tier cities.
iPhone still the smartphone king in Australia
11/02/2015 - Business Spectator
The Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data to December 31 2014 saw iPhone 6 and 6+ make up almost 33% of total smartphone sales this quarter.
Tesco sales return to growth for first time in a year
11/02/2015 - BBC News
Tesco has seen sales growth for the first time since January 2014, a survey by the research firm Kantar Worldpanel suggests.
New Data Shows Apple’s Explosive Growth in China
09/02/2015 - The New York Times
Both Kantar Worldpanel and Canalys said Apple’s iOS mobile operating system gained market share in China at the expense of Google’s Android.
FMCG firms look to India as Bharat takes a pause
09/02/2015 - Business Standard
Household consumption growing in urban areas but slowing in rural, show data for 2014.
Apple’s iPhone Overtakes Android In US Sales For The First Time Since 2012
05/02/2015 - Business Insider
According to figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Apple sold more iPhones than all of the various Android OEMs put together.
Amazon controls quarter of games and music sales
27/01/2015 - The Independent
The online retail giant Amazon took one in every four pounds spent on entertainment goods in the run-up to Christmas for the first time.
Half-million people in UK received handset as Xmas gift
26/01/2015 - Mobile News
Research from Kantar Worldpanel found sales of gifted devices down 9% on final quarter of 2014.
Christmas cheer for retailers after sales bounce
20/01/2015 - The Irish Times
Irish supermarkets had their best Christmas since 2010 as shoppers upped spending.
Half of UK shoppers visited Lidl, Aldi over Xmas
15/01/2015 - Financial Times
Kantar Worldpanel says that more than half of British households visited one of the German discount retailers over the Xmas trading period.
Sainsbury’s enjoys best Christmas of the big four according to Kantar Worldpanel
14/01/2015 - The Grocer
Each of the big four experienced a sales decline in the run-up to the Christmas period according to the latest market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
China’s Growth Levers Work In a Slower Economy
13/01/2015 - Happi
China's GDP growth figures that hit double digits in 2009 have declined dramatically, stabilizing at around 7.5%.
Strong Sales of New iPhones Help Apple Gain Market Share
09/01/2015 - The Wall Street Journal
Apple’s new larger-screen iPhones are helping the company claw back market share from smartphones running on Google's Android operating system.
Apple’s Bigger iPhones Dent Android’s Sales Momentum
07/01/2015 - TechCrunch
Apple’s newest iPhones have put a spring in iOS’ smartphone sales figures for fall, and a small dent in the rival Android platform’s share.
Morrisons slips into last place as Tesco manages to slows its sales decline
17/12/2014 - The Independent
Tesco is starting to show early signs of a recovery, Morrisons is now the worst-performing supermarket of the Big Four.
Is launching a new product always the best move?
11/12/2014 - Marketing Interactive
KantarWorldpanel predicted that 75% of growth for consumer product companies in the next decade will come through new product development.
Supermarkets: Day of the discounters
11/12/2014 - Financial Times
No-frills grocery stores grab market share from rivals in Europe and prepare to do battle in the US.
Briefing: Fat, the forgotten issue
10/12/2014 - Just Food
The increased focus on salt and latterly sugar may mean less attention is paid to reducing fat, by both consumers and food companies.
Kantar Worldpanel: iPhone sales in October were 'huge'
05/12/2014 - Fortune
The first full month of iPhone 6/6+ sales put Apple on track for a record quarter.
iPhone 6 Plus Takeover: Apple Grabs 41 Percent Of The Phablet Market In One Month
05/12/2014 - International Business Times
The iPhone 6 Plus now makes up 41 percent of the phablet market, according to Kantar Worldpanel data published Wednesday.
IMRB wins prestigious 'Market Research Agency of the year 2014' award
20/11/2014 - The Times of India
IMRB International has been declared 'The MR Agency of the Year 2014'
UK grocery sales fall for 1st time in 20 years - Kantar
18/11/2014 - Reuters
A price war led by German-based discounters has pushed Britain's grocery market into its first sales decline in 20 years.
Aldi and Lidl to join rush for small stores
17/11/2014 - Daily Mail
Aldi and Lidl are to carpet Britain with dozens of smaller convenience outlets, threatening the dominance of big established stores.
Aldi aiming to create 35,000 jobs
11/11/2014 - BBC News
Aldi has a 4.8% share of the UK grocery market, according to Kantar Worldpanel, higher than Lidl's 3.5% and closing in on Waitrose's 5.1%.
Amazon takes 22.5% of UK entertainment market
11/11/2014 - The Guardian
The American online retailer increased sales by nearly 5% in the entertainment market, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Sprouts and kale make a comeback as green renaissance sees sales soar
11/11/2014 - The Guardian
Trendy kale is the fastest growing of the bunch, with sales up 54%, according to market research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
Can Apple win the mobile wallet war?
05/11/2014 - CNBC
Apple may already be declaring victory in mobile payments, but the mobile wallet wars are just beginning.
Asia's FMCG growth halves
31/10/2014 - Warc
Figures from researcher Kantar Worldpanel show that FMCG sales growth in the region is expected to be 5.2% in 2014, down from 8.8% in 2013.
China’s ‘new normal’ for consumption
30/10/2014 - Financial Times
"In the future it won’t be double digit growth. It will be single-digits,” said Jason Yu, general manager at Kantar Worldpanel China.
Discount supermarkets grow market share
30/10/2014 - Independent Business
Irish consumers are continuing to embrace discount supermarkets, new statistics reveal.
Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS’ Share
30/10/2014 - TechCrunch
The latest smartphone sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel indicate that Windows's already small share of the market has shrunk in Europe.
Tesco and Supervalu vie for top position in supermarket war
29/10/2014 - The Irish Times
Just half of one per cent separates the two stores, retail analyst Kantar Worldpanel's figures show.
China sees a retail growth of olive oil
27/10/2014 - Global Post
China's appetite for olive oil increased amidst a shrinking cooking oil market, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Brutal competition batters supermarkets the world over
23/10/2014 - The Guardian
While Aldi and Lidl control around 8% of the UK market according to Kantar's figures, share controlled by discounters in France is 10% and in Germany 37%.
France shows UK grocers how to beat discounters at own game
22/10/2014 - Reuters
France is the only country in Europe where discounters have seen a significant drop in market share, according to Kantar Worldpanel data.
Android wars are raging as rivals challenge Google’s dominance
20/10/2014 - Financial Times
Amazon and Nokia would do well to look to China, where Xiaomi has 31.6% of the urban market, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Chinese nail down home advantage
16/10/2014 - Inside Retail Asia
Research from Kantar Worldpanel shows a solid 5.7% value growth in China’s FMCG market for the year to September 5.
Rush to set up vineyards as drinkers get taste for posh bubbly
13/10/2014 - The Guardian
British shoppers were trading up from cava to prosecco and from prosecco to champagne, according to analysts at Kantar Worldpanel.
High pub prices mean we drink more at home
13/10/2014 - Daily Mail
According to Kantar Worldpanel data, off-trade alcohol sales have grown by 3.3% to £11.6bn, while volumes have climbed 1.3%, an increase of 33.1 milion litres
Marks and Spencer share price: Data reveals shrinking market share
06/10/2014 - Invezz
According to Kantar Worldpanel, Britain's largest clothing retailer by sales suffered a 0.6% decline in its share of the clothing market in the 12 weeks to August 31.
Morrisons to launch more price cuts in first salvo of ‘tough’ Christmas contest
06/10/2014 - The Guardian
Market analysts Kantar Worldpanel said there had been an improvement in sales in August and September.
Global Snack Market
03/10/2014 - Sweets & Snacks World
Virginia Garavaglia, global brand footprint director at Kantar Worldpanel, provides an update on the market for snack products around the world.
Android and iOS still dominate, Windows Phone grows slowly
03/10/2014 - WinBeta
Kantar Worldpanel has released its smartphone sales data for three months, ending in August 2014.
Savvy shoppers help discounters raise market share
30/09/2014 - Irish Examiner
Hard-pressed families are flocking to Aldi and Lidl as the discount stores continue to increase their share in the Irish market.
Budget Chain Aldi Sees Profit Boom In Britain
29/09/2014 - Sky News HD
Record results for the discount chain are a further sign of how budget stores are posing a threat to the UK's major supermarkets.
Revealed: How we shop, when we shop, and why
25/09/2014 - Irish Examiner
The Mining 4 Growth event featured this week a string of speakers from consumer knowledge research group Kantar Worldpanel
The rise of consoles as media hubs
22/09/2014 - MCV UK
James Brown, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, examines the rising importance of consoles as media hubs.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus prove Steve Jobs was wrong
18/09/2014 - India TV News
The latest Kantar Worldpanel's report on mobile trends reveals that close to half of European phablet owners chose a smaller screen when they bought a new smartphone.
FMCG consumption in Vietnam cities remains stagnant: report
15/09/2014 - Thanh Nien Daily
Consumption of fast-moving consumer goods in Vietnam's urban areas continues to suffer from stagnant growth, according to the Kantar Worldpanel's market report.
Apple Watch: Why isn't it the 'iWatch'?
12/09/2014 - The Independent
Apple seemingly ripped apart it's own rule book by naming its fashion product the Apple Watch, rather than, as anticipated by most, the iWatch. Why?
Aldi extending UK HQ for £70m and planning to double number of stores in six years
12/09/2014 - The Guardian
Aldi is spending £70m expanding its Warwickshire headquarters as it prepares to nearly double its stores in the UK by 2021
New iPhone faces risk as carriers phase out subsidies
09/09/2014 - The Wall Street Journal
"All those devices that are $600 or $650 do well because of the subsidies", says Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Continue reading...
Ten billion reasons why Britain matters to Apple
09/09/2014 - The Telegraph
With the expected launch of Apple's iPhone 6 and iWatch just days away, Sophie Curtis examines how vital it is for the company to wow Britain's shoppers, who account for 10pc of the company's revenue.
China Mobile wants Apple's iPhone 6 to be a blowout success
08/09/2014 - Nasdaq
"Phablets are changing the way Chinese consumers use smartphones". Continue reading what the Kantar Worldpanel's global strategic insight director, Dominic Sunnebo, says.
Saving Samsung: Will Galaxy Note Edge And Gear VR Revive Sales?
04/09/2014 - International Business Times
Kantar Worldpanel analyst Carolina Milanesi: "the Note in the phablet market still has less than a 5 percent market share in sales across the U.S. In China sales go up to 8 percent in Q2 2014."
Store war sees till prices fall for 16th month
03/09/2014 - The Telegraph
Price warfare between the UK’s big supermarkets has become entrenched, helping shop prices to fall for another month.
Shoppers cash in on all-out grocery price war
02/09/2014 - Irish Examiner
Consumers are the big winners in a price war between the supermarket giants, with staple grocery items such as milk, bread and vegetables costing up to 10% less than a year ago.
Android continues to gain market share in Latin America and Europe
01/09/2014 - Latin Post
Google's Android operating system continues to make gains against Apple's iOS around the world with market share data indicating that Latin America and Europe are in Google's camp.
Xiaomi sells most smartphones in China for 4th consecutive month
29/08/2014 - CCTV News
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has continued its reign over the Chinese smartphone market in July, according to the latest Smartphone Barometer from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
Morrisons reports its first month of sales growth since last autumn
28/08/2014 - The Guardian
Supermarket's sales up 2.4% in four weeks to 17 August, as it and rivals try to stem loss of customers to likes of Aldi and Lidl.
Billionaire brands achieve growth by entering new markets
26/08/2014 - Happi Magazine
Dove, Lifebuoy, Pantene, Lux, Palmolive, Colgate, Tide and Surf are among only 16 global FMCG brands that are purchased more than one billion times a year, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint study.
Lidl moves into mainstream fashion with cut-price clothing
20/08/2014 - The Guardian
German discount supermarket Lidl is moving into mainstream fashion as it steps up pressure on the UK retail establishment.
Wireless carriers are pushing users to buy Galaxy phones over iPhone
12/08/2014 - Digital Trends
The thought that your wireless carrier wants you to purchase a Samsung smartphone over an iPhone might seem like a far-fetched idea. Yet, according to a recent study conducted by research firm Kantar Worldpanel, that seems to be exactly what’s happening.
Amaysim Promises Aussie Customers No Bill Shock With New Low-Cost Data
08/08/2014 - International Business Times
According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Amaysim now controls 3.7 per cent of the total mobile phone market and 7.3 per cent of the pre-paid market, making it a challenger to the fourth place in Australia's telco industry currently held by Virgin, a fully owned subsidiary of telco giant Optus.
Kantar Worldpanel launches in Egypt
07/08/2014 - Daily News Egypt
Consumer and shopper behaviour insights firm Kantar Worldpanel announced the launch of a consumer panel in Egypt to analyse consumer and shopper behaviours in Egypt for its clients.
Dunnes Stores battles back to re-take market share as grocery wars heat up
06/08/2014 - Irish Independent
Dunnes Stores is fighting back in the supermarket wars, lifting its share of the grocery market in the past 12 weeks while both Tesco and SuperValu lost ground.
HMV reclaims second place in entertainment market
05/08/2014 - The Telegraph
HMV is making a comeback on the high street by winning shoppers from Britain’s supermarkets, according to the latest entertainment industry data.
Waitrose profits hit as supermarket invests in business to beat discounters
01/08/2014 - The Guardian
Waitrose forecasts a 4.5% sales increase as Aldi comes close to matching its market share in the UK
Android grows UK market share at expense of iOS and Windows Phone
31/07/2014 - The Inquirer
Google's Android mobile operating system continued to dominate the UK smartphone market last month, at the expense of iOS and Windows Phone
China FMCG growth stabilises
29/07/2014 - Inside Retail Asia
China’s FMCG market has stabilised on the back of strong online demand as Kantar Worldpanel reports
Microsoft hopes new Lumia 530 will be an Android killer
24/07/2014 - Latin Post
Microsoft announces the Nokia Lumia 530 smartphone in a move that allows the once-powerful tech firm to compete more effectively against Google's Android operating system.
Samsung sets up own apps store and nudges out Google
18/07/2014 - International Business Times
Samsung has introduced Galaxy Apps an app store for Galaxy owners. This also cuts out the need for turning to Google Play, for its customers, reports eWeek.
Worried well: half of shoppers now buy 'free from' produce for food intolerance
16/07/2014 - The Telegraph
Market for 'free from' foods doubles in five years despite just one per cent of the UK population diagnosed with coeliac disease, which requires sufferers to avoid all gluten.
Aldi and Lidl bag a bigger share of the grocery market
11/07/2014 - Irish Independent
Grocery sales increased by 2pc in the 12 weeks to June 22, despite falling inflation overall
E-commerce to Account for $53 Billion of Global FMCG Sales by 2016
08/07/2014 - India Retailing
A latest report launched by Kantar Worldpanel reveals strategies for retailers and brands to take advantage of the predicted growth of online sales in the FMCG market. Kantar Worldpanel anticipates that ecommerce will account for $53 billion of global FMCG sales by 2016 – an increase of $17 billion (47 percent) on the current $36 billion.
China's FMCG market slows
04/07/2014 - Warc
China's FMCG market is growing at one third the rate of three years ago with the share of foreign brands taking a hit in all categories according to a new study.
Polarisation of pricing: Shoppers want both luxury and value from FMCG brands
03/07/2014 - Campaign Asia-Pacific
Consumers want both a touch of luxury and affordability. Smart FMCG campanies will give them both with 'masstige' innovations
Google takes ‘wearable’ battle to Apple with smartwatch services
26/06/2014 - Financial Times
Google sought to steal a march on Apple and breathe life into a new market for “wearable” devices, as it showed off a range of stripped-down internet services such as voice-activated search to feature on a coming generation of smartwatches.
Amazon Finally Announces Its Phone, Now Will Anyone Buy It?
19/06/2014 - Forbes
On Wednesday, Jeff Bezos was all business. Dressed in a blue blazer with his mother looking on from the audience, the Amazon.com CEO spoke solemn-faced for much of an hour-and-a-half long presentation, methodically revealing the features of a long-rumored device, the Fire Phone.
Amazon Fire Phone offers 3D views and gesture controls
19/06/2014 - BBC News
Amazon has unveiled its first handset, offering 3D visuals - thanks to four face-tracking cameras on its front - and gesture controls.
FMCG brands can gain from ecommerce
18/06/2014 - Warc
FMCG brands moving online are likely to secure additional revenue rather than, as many worry, see sales cannibalised from bricks-and-mortar stores, a new report has claimed
Smartphone maker Wiko challenges big players
17/06/2014 - Financial Times
An obscure smartphone maker based in France has done what some feared was impossible following the sale of Nokia’s handset business: created a successful European challenger to tech giants Samsung and Apple.
Samsung's dizzying array of tablet choices gets dizzier with Galaxy Tab S
16/06/2014 - CNET
A new flagship tablet gives consumers yet another option from Samsung. But is that a good thing?
UK consumers spend five-times more online
16/06/2014 - Financial Times
British shoppers spend almost five times more when they make a grocery trip online than in-store, making ecommerce more of an opportunity than a threat for retailers
Brands battle customer churn in China
13/06/2014 - Warc
Leading FMCG brands in mainland China have to constantly recruit new buyers as fickle consumers rarely demonstrate loyalty to specific products, according to a new report
It's panned by dieters, but we just can't do without our daily bread
12/06/2014 - Irish Independent
Irish people still love their daily bread, with many eating it three times a day despite feeling guilty about it.
Retail industry sets goals for World Cup profits
11/06/2014 - The Guardian
Televisions, beer and replica shirts among target goods, with supermarkets and electrical shops expected as biggest winners
Consumers are throwing off the shackles of austerity - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/consumers-are-throwing-off-the-shackles-of-austerity-30340750.html#sthash.yR5DR8wi.dpuf
11/06/2014 - Irish Independent
Consumers are finally spending freely again after an economic meltdown that forced them to cut back on everything from food and holidays to cars and rock concerts.
Sainsbury's to trial online clothing sales
11/06/2014 - Reuters
British supermarket group Sainsbury's is to trial selling clothing online, seeking to build on the success it has seen from a diversification into non-food products in its stores.
06/06/2014 - The Economist
Convenience is the technology giant’s latest weapon
Here's what we learned from Apple's WWDC
03/06/2014 - CNET
Apple sets up a second half of 2014 filled with product announcements -- or a lot of disappointment.
Apple opens up iOS, struts Mac-iPhone-iPad integration
03/06/2014 - Computer World
At WWDC reveals pieces of iOS 8 and OS X 'Yosemite' to developers, trumpets health and home, touts 'Continuity'
Apple unveils move towards health and home in new iPhone software
03/06/2014 - The Guardian
Software will gather and store health-related data and offer integrated control for 'smart home' devices like lighting
Kantar: Men’s grooming is booming
02/06/2014 - Marketing Magazine
Asian men are spending more on grooming products than females – and it is not just for the sake of impressing the ladies.
Amazon dominates CD, DVD and game sales in the UK
26/05/2014 - The Telegraph
Shoppers are increasingly buying physical entertainment products like CDs online, a new survey reports, resulting in soaring revenues at Amazon, Tesco and GAME
Cheaper smartphone brands take on Apple and Samsung in Europe
26/05/2014 - Financial Times
The popularity of lesser-known but cheaper technology brands is causing the smartphone market to fragment in Europe’s developed markets.
Asian brands outpace global ones
19/05/2014 - Warc
Local FMCG brands are growing almost twice as fast as global ones and account for the majority of shoppers' purchase decisions according to new research.
Domestic brands at top of list for buyers
16/05/2014 - China Daily
The top 10 most chosen brands in China are all Chinese, and foreign brands rank below 20th place, Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint ranking discovered.
Master Kong is the Most Chosen Brand in China in Kantar Worldpanel Brand Footprint Ranking
16/05/2014 - Yahoo Finance
Master Kong is the only brand with largest shopper base being bought by more than 91% of households in China
Warburtons top British product in Kantar Worldpanel's survey
16/05/2014 - The Independent
British food brands are the top choice for UK shoppers, with Warburtons bread at No 1, a survey has revealed.
Morrison sales show little gains from price cuts
09/05/2014 - Financial Times
Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, says the supermarket’s offer of savings on 1,200 products represents “big, bold and permanent price cuts”.
The death of the featurephone in the UK - and what's next
06/05/2014 - The Guardian
More than nine years of data on UK smartphones means we can forecast how many people might stick with 'featurephones' - like the popular Nokia 6310 - and when the smartphone boom will be over
Microsoft enters a new era after purchase of Nokia, promises 'we're not like everybody else'
29/04/2014 - The Independent
Microsoft has to continue to build its mobile platform while creating both polished high-end devices and Nokia-branded feature phones
How to keep on selling smartphones when we've nearly all got one already
29/04/2014 - The Guardian
The UK's mobile phone market is near saturation, and big hitters Apple and Samsung face cutthroat competition as Chinese manufacturers muscle in with low prices and good service
China becomes the iPhone growth story
25/04/2014 - Financial Times
The slowing growth of the iPhone has been hanging over Apple’s share price for the best part of two years now. On Wednesday, that slowdown suddenly reversed.
Nokia phone unit 'to be renamed Microsoft Mobile'
25/04/2014 - The Telegraph
Nokia's phone unit Nokia Oyj is to be renamed Microsoft Mobile Oy in the wake of the Finnish company's acquisition by Microsoft, according to a leaked letter to Nokia's suppliers.
Aldi and Lidl increase share of Irish grocery market
15/04/2014 - The Irish Independent
German retailers Aldi and Lidl have continued to increase their share of Ireland’s multi-billion euro grocery market.
Discount retailers close the gap
15/04/2014 - Irish Examiner
The rise of Lidl and Aldi has continued, as the discount retailers increase the consumer spend they are attracting at the expense of established supermarkets like Tesco and Dunnes.
Almighty Aldi marketshare surge, and there's a Lidl growth too!
09/04/2014 - Express
The chain saw sales grow by 35 per cent to £1.14billion in the 12 weeks to the end of March, taking Aldi’s share of the market to 4.6 per cent, up from 3.4 per cent a year earlier, said research from Kantar Worldpanel.
Aldi and Lidl seize market share from big players
09/04/2014 - The Independent
The budget grocers Aldi and Lidl have upped the pressure on the big supermarkets by swiping shoppers and increasing market share.
Chinese shoppers desire premium fast-moving consumer goods
02/04/2014 - China Daily
Despite growth deceleration in China's fast-moving consumer goods market, customers' desire of upgrading to premium products is set to be the sector's driving force, consumer insight company Kantar Worldpanel said in a report on Thursday.
Motorola's Moto G bites into UK budget smartphone market
01/04/2014 - The Guardian
Motorola's Moto G smartphone has had a dramatic impact on the company's share of sales in the three months to the end of February, taking the Google subsidiary from almost zero to 6% of sales in the UK, according to new research
UK smartphone market disrupted
01/04/2014 - Warc
The dominance of Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market is being potentially challenged by Motorola's new budget model which has gained a respectable share in the UK in just six months
Moto G Success Sees Motorola 'Disrupt' UK Smartphone Market
01/04/2014 - International Business Times
The launch of Moto G has seen Motorola's UK market share rise from almost nothing to 6% in the three months to February 2014, according to smartphone sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
Motorola 'back in the game' with Moto G success
31/03/2014 - The Telegraph
Motorola's low-cost Android smartphone, the Moto G, has propelled its market share to six per cent in the UK
Can cook, won't cook – Britons stew in front of the TV instead of on the hob
28/03/2014 - The Guardian
We've never been more interested in food and cookery techniques, so why are sandwiches our most frequently eaten meal?
The Best Way To Grow Consumer Product Brands
27/03/2014 - Forbes
Consumer products companies throughout the world are waking up to a profound new finding: The best way brands can grow over the long term is to grow the number of buyers.
Why Google wants to be on your TV and up your sleeve
24/03/2014 - The Telegraph
The search giant has designs on the wristwatch and your biggest screen, says Matt Warman
Lamb prices rise as imports from New Zealand drop
24/03/2014 - The Grocer
Lamb lovers looking for a bargain this Easter are likely to be disappointed
Swing shoppers show strength in increasing numbers
24/03/2014 - The Irish Independent
SuperValu's move into second place shows it's not just about price as consumers look to other initiatives such as community engagement
Google to launch voice-controlled Android smartwatches this year
20/03/2014 - Today Online
Voice-controlled smartwatches that track heart rates and connect to phones and tablets will debut later this year as Google partners electronics, technology and fashion firms to take consumers to the next promised frontier in computing.
Shoppers benefit as prices for key grocery items fall
20/03/2014 - Irish Independent
Consumers have been benefiting from drops in the prices of key groceries. Shoppers had to fork out 0.6pc less in supermarkets than a year ago, the latest Kantar Worldpanel Ireland figures show.
Apple seeks to fend off competition with cheaper 8Gb iPhone 5c
20/03/2014 - Financial Times
Apple updated its lower-cost iPhones and iPads on Tuesday, effectively cutting prices as it faces increased competition at the lower end of the mobile market.
How Steve Jobs Got the iPhone Into Japan
13/03/2014 - Bloomberg
The iPhone, it's safe to say, is big in Japan. Toward the end of last year, three out of every four smartphones sold in Japan were iPhones, according to market researcher Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
Pressure on big four grocers intensify as Aldi and Waitrose steal share
12/03/2014 - Retail Week
The pressure on the big four grocers has intensified as Waitrose and Aldi notch up record market share figures yet again.
Marketers face busy time in Indonesia
12/03/2014 - Warc
Indonesia: Economic Outlook 2014, from Kantar Worldpanel, noted that three big events would be hitting the country in June and July, starting with the FIFA World Cup, which would overlap with Ramadan and a presidential election.
Sun Art extends grocery-share lead on Wal-Mart and Carrefour in China
07/03/2014 - Campaign Asia
According to CTR's latest Kantar Worldpanel data, Western retailers are struggling to gain share against the Sun Art Group, which has seen strong growth driven by the opening of 50 new Auchan and RT-Mart stores during 2013.
Male Vanity Helps Drive Cosmetics Sales in China
04/03/2014 - Bloomberg Businessweek
In China, job applications typically require a résumé—and a personal headshot. The emphasis on personal appearance, both at work and in finding a spouse, has helped fuel China’s $22 billion (134 billion renminbi) cosmetics industry.
Kantar research reveals Android still trumps rivals but real battle is among OEMs
25/02/2014 - Venture Capital Post
The most recent data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showed that Android continues to be the undisputed leader in smartphone sales, TechCrunch reported
Android devices strengthen APAC hold
25/02/2014 - Warc
Android devices are gaining in Asia, according to several new reports highlighting the dominance of Samsung and Apple across the region
Male spending on grooming products on the rise as men take more pride in their appearance
19/02/2014 - South China Morning Post
Sales of male grooming products in China grew 7 per cent in the past year, retails analysts said.
Asia's male grooming sector growing faster than entire beauty category
18/02/2014 - Campaign Asia
Thanks to Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan, sales of male grooming products in Asia are growing faster (at 9 per cent in 2013) than the entire beauty product segment (5 per cent) and the personal care category as a whole (6 per cent), according to research from Kantar Worldpanel
Supervalu & discount retailers continue to grow market share
18/02/2014 - Newstalk 106-108 fm
SuperValu, Aldi and Lidl are increasing their sales as other retailers lose their share of the retail market.
Digital is key to reaching Chinese men
31/01/2014 - Warc
Chinese men are heavy internet users, making it vital that marketers seeking to reach them have the correct digital strategy in place and are using social media effectively to develop world of mouth for their brands.
Android strong in key markets over Christmas
28/01/2014 - City A.M.
Google finished 2013 on top with sales of phones running its Android operating system dwarfing those of rivals iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry over the Christmas period.
Phablets to make a splash in Asia - but appeal in Europe is 'limited'
28/01/2014 - The Guardian
Juniper Research foresees big gains for phones over 5.5in - while data from Kantar suggests Europeans prefer a smaller smartphone
Consumers switch to discount supermarkets for Christmas
21/01/2014 - The Irish Times
Aldi and Lidl big winners, reporting strong growth at expense of Tesco
Aldi and Lidl big winners over Christmas
21/01/2014 - Irish Independent
Tesco and Dunnes - Ireland's two biggest grocery chains - were trounced over Christmas by German discounters Aldi and Lidl as thrifty shoppers stretched their festive budgets.
Sainsbury's overtakes Asda for first time in a decade
15/01/2014 - The Telegraph
Tesco, Asda and Morrisons lose market share to discounters in run-up to Christmas, but Sainsbury's thrives
Sainsbury Joins Asda as Britain’s Second-Biggest Grocer
15/01/2014 - Bloomberg news
Sainsbury’s market share in the 12 weeks to Jan. 5 was unchanged from a year earlier at 17.1 percent, while Asda’s fell to that level from 17.5 percent, researcher Kantar Worldpanel said today.
Christmas food sales war won by Lidl and Aldi
15/01/2014 - Express
LIDL and Aldi supermarkets dramatically raised their market share over Christmas, taking £1 in every £14 spent on groceries.
NTT Docomo Adds Most Japan Users for First Time Since 2011
10/01/2014 - Bloomberg
NTT Docomo Inc. added the most new subscribers among Japan’s three wireless carriers for the first time since December 2011 after starting sales of Apple Inc.’s iPhone.
Wearable gadgets not ready for mainstream
10/01/2014 - The Times of India
Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon.
Half of UK households now shopping at discount grocers
18/12/2013 - Reuters
More than half of Britain's households shopped in discount grocers Aldi or Lidl over the past 12 weeks as the country's "big four" supermarkets continued to lose market share, monthly data showed on Tuesday.
Carrefour shops around for new locations in China
11/12/2013 - Ecns.cn
French Carrefour SA, the world's second-largest retailer by revenue, plans to open 20 new hypermarkets annually and enter 30 new cities in the next three years, a move to keep up a strong expansion pace in further developing markets in lower-tier cities in western and central China.
New iPhones boost Apple’s market share, except in Europe where Windows Phone gains ground
04/12/2013 - The Next Web
The release of Apple’s iPhone 5s and the lower-cost 5c in September may have helped to boost its market share, but generally Apple’s share of new handset sales for the three months to October 2013 still remains lower than when it released the iPhone 5.
Anybody's game: Mobile world divided between Apple, Google, Microsoft
03/12/2013 - NBC News
Although the explosive success of Google's Android operating system over the last couple years means that it's No. 1 in nearly every market, the battle for the global smartphone market is far from finished
Apple iPhone 5S outsells iPhone 5C by three to one
03/12/2013 - The Independent
The iPhone 5s has outsold the iPhone 5c, Apple’s budget offering, by three to one since the smartphones’ release earlier this year, market research firm Kantar Worldpanel has found
Apple iPhone 5s outsells 5c three to one in Britain
02/12/2013 - The Telegraph
Apple's higher-end iPhone 5s model has outsold the 5c by three to one since their release
Apple Won 76% of Japan October Smartphone Sales, Kantar Says
29/11/2013 - Bloomberg
Apple Inc. (AAPL) sold three of every four smartphones in Japan last month after the country’s largest carrier, NTT Docomo Inc. (9437), began carrying the iPhone, according to a market researcher.
Samsung and Xiaomi 'rise in popularity as Apple lags behind'
28/11/2013 - South China Morning Post
Samsung and Xiaomi are the big winners in China's smartphone market this year while Apple sales dropped, says a new research report
Countdown to Xbox One: The truth behind next-gen demand
25/11/2013 - MCV
Pre-orders are sky high, but the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals that the number of consumers eyeing Xbox One and PS4 is significantly higher
Aldi's UK grocery share at record as "big four" lose out
20/11/2013 - Reuters
Britain's "big four" grocers by sales and No. 5 player The Co-operative lost market share over the last 12 weeks, while discounter Aldi registered another record share
China's marketing focus shifts to share
08/11/2013 - Warc
As category growth slows in China, FMCG marketers will in future have to focus on gaining market share and increasing penetration, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel.
Report: Windows Phone overtakes iOS in Italy and makes progress in Europe
05/11/2013 - The Next Web
There’s good news for Microsoft’s mobile efforts, as according to a latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showing data for the three months to September 2013, Windows Phone has overtaken iOS in Italy and now makes up one in 10 smartphone sales across five major European markets.
Windows Phone gains momentum, overtakes iOS in Italy
05/11/2013 - CNET
The operating system now makes up one in 10 smartphone sales across Europe, but Android still own 72 percent of that market.
Dunnes Stores' market share rises to 23% during third quarter
30/10/2013 - RTÉ News
The rate of growth in grocery sales slowed over the three months the end of October according to figures compiled by market research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
Grand Theft Auto V drives UK games market back into growth
28/10/2013 - The Guardian
Rockstar's hit fuels first quarterly growth in five years, while new consoles expected to boost retailers in runup to Christmas
Waitrose outperforms market, as Aldi takes more share
23/10/2013 - British Baker
Waitrose has seen a 7.6% uplift in sales year-on-year, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, with Aldi posting another record increase in market share.
Aldi sales surge by 31.7% to deliver record market share
22/10/2013 - The Grocer
Aldi’s market share has hit a record 3.8%, according to the latest grocery market share data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Kantar and IMRB Link for Indian Consumer Panel
11/10/2013 - MrWeb
WPP firms Kantar Worldpanel and IMRB have formed a partnership to run a joint consumer panel service across India, providing insight on purchasing habits across a broad range of products.
Asian FMCG growth slows
04/10/2013 - Warc
Sales in the FMCG category are continuing to grow across Asia but a slower rate than before, according to the latest Consumer Insights Asia report from Kantar Worldpanel
Dunnes wins back-to-school race after learning harsh lesson
01/10/2013 - Irish Independent
A pricing and advertising campaign targeting families with children saw Dunnes reverse losses incurred last year
Microsoft's Windows Phone enjoys strong growth in Europe
01/10/2013 - The Telegraph
Microsoft’s Windows Phone software has grown to account for almost a tenth of the European smartphone market, new figures reveal.
Apple nears 40 percent smartphone sales share with spike expected
01/10/2013 - Examiner
The iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launched on Sept. 20, so next month's report should show a spike for Apple sales.
Aldi sales grow at record pace
25/09/2013 - The Telegraph
Aldi sales grew by a record-breaking pace in the UK over the summer as the grocery discount chain ate into the dominance of the big four supermarkets.
Kantar urges VAT cut on healthy food to tackle obesity
19/09/2013 - The Grocer
The government should abandon its policy of “nudging” consumers towards healthier food…
Breakfast tea and builder's brew lose out to new 'posh' teas
12/09/2013 - Express
Posh teas are steaming ahead in popularity as Britons lose their taste for the traditional cuppa, according to a new report
Pinays care most about hair, complexion: study
12/09/2013 - ABS-CBNNews
What is beauty to the ordinary Filipino woman? According to a study on consumer behavior, it is all about having fair skin and soft, shiny hair
Top 10 brands Filipinos buy
09/09/2013 - Rappler
Brand Footprint, a study by consumer knowledge and insights firm Kantar Worldpanel, showed that Nescafe ranks first among Filipinos' brands of choice.
Home cooking in decline as low-income households turn to ready meals
06/09/2013 - The Guardian
Retail analyst says consumers need more than a nudge to change habits, as spending on chilled ready meals is up 25-30% among working class groups
Apple's iPhone Gaining Share In U.S. But Dropping In Europe
05/09/2013 - Forbes
For the month of July Kantar’s Worldpanel ComTech surveys show that Apple continued to gain share in the U.S.
Windows Phone and iOS surge as Android shrinks in Europe
03/09/2013 - The Telegraph
Apple and Microsoft have both increased their share of the European smartphone market at Google's expense in the last year, according to new figures.
Irish people forked out €2m for sausages during heatwave
03/09/2013 - Irish Independent
Figures from retail research company Kantar Worldpanel show that cooked meats, bagged salads and bread rolls all saw double-digit sales growth.
TNS/RMS collaborates Kantar Worldpanel for consumers research
02/09/2013 - Daily Times Nigeria
International companies, TNS RMS and Kantar Worldpanel have collaborated to form a Consumer Panel to strengthen research on shoppers and customers of products.
Sainsbury shrugs off 'Big Four' woes to grow market share - Kantar
30/08/2013 - Reuters
Britain's J Sainsbury was the only grocer out of the country's "Big Four" supermarkets to see its market share grow in the 12 weeks to August 18, as it managed to attract shoppers who were otherwise choosing high-end or discount options.
Apple's iPhone gained share in key global markets during June
31/07/2013 - Forbes
For the month of June Kantar’s Worldpanel ComTech surveys show that Apple gained smartphone market share in the US, the EU5 countries (Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) and also in Urban China.
Android top US smartphone platform with 52% of sales
30/07/2013 - The Next Web
The Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report — compiled from 240,000 interviews per year in the US — puts Android on top for the third consecutive quarter.
Aldi and Lidl make hay during downturn
23/07/2013 - The Irish Times
New figures show families are spending less on groceries and switching to the German discount stores in greater numbers.
High food prices mean families have less to spend, new figures
23/07/2013 - Irish Independent
Shoppers with children are coming under intense pressure with families spending less on their weekly shops and switching to value stores, new figures show.
Brands face shopper churn, low engagement in China
22/07/2013 - Asia Media Journal
According to a new report, “China Shopper 2013,” jointly released today by Kantar Worldpanel and Bain & Company, attracting and recruiting as many shoppers as possible is the key to build big brands.
Big four supermarkets squeezed by high-end and discount competitors
17/07/2013 - The Guardian
Tesco, Asda and Morrisons all lose market share while Sainsbury's remains flat after months of growth
Digital claims over 50% of all UK music sales value
11/07/2013 - MusicWeek
Digital made up 51.4% of all UK music sales by value in the second quarter of 2013, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Kiko takes advantage of the crisis and of the craze for nail polish
09/07/2013 - Premium Beauty News
French consumer continue to decrease their spending in hygiene and beauty products: 163 euros this year, compared to 169 euros last year.
Shoppers opt for butter over margarine
08/07/2013 - The Telegraph
Part of the reason for the surge is believed to be the new trend for home baking and a narrowing of the price gap with margarine.
Apple And Android Trading Smartphone Market Shares
03/07/2013 - Forbes
Apple gained smartphone market share in the U.S. in May while Android gained share in the EU5 and China based on Kantar’s most recent survey.
Samsung approaches 50% market share Europe
02/07/2013 - Marketing
Almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe are a Samsung, with the rise of the brand resulting in Android dominating the major European markets, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Almost half of smartphones sold in Europe are Samsung
01/07/2013 - The Telegraph
Samsung's growth has helped boost Android to more than 70 per cent of market share, nearly nine percent higher than last year.
Latest HTC new Windows phone to arrive in U.S. via Sprint
27/06/2013 - Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan's HTC Corp. announced Wednesday that its new smartphone running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone 8 software will soon go on sale in the United States through Sprint, the third-largest mobile carrier in the U.S.
Aldi and Lidl boost market share to record high
25/06/2013 - Independent.ie
German discounters Aldi and Lidl have continued to boost their share of the multi-billion euro Irish grocery market.
New figures out today show that the rival chains now have a combined 13.8pc share of Ireland’s grocery market.
Organic farming hits the skids as consumers desert the sector
21/06/2013 - The Independent
Organic farming fell to its lowest level on record last year, as struggling consumers continued to desert a sector that had been booming until the financial crisis set in.
Farmers dramatically reduced the amount of land they set aside for organic crops and livestock last year to 605,329 hectares, the smallest area since records began in 2002, according to new figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Aldi’s UK market share hits all-time high
18/06/2013 - Retail Times
Aldi has posted an all-time record share of 3.5%, increasing from 2.8% last year, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 12 May 2013.
Spaniards leading seafood consumption in Europe
17/06/2013 - FIS Spain
Spanish households lead the European average annual fish consumption, according to the data presented at the XIV Seafood Universe Conference, organized by the Spanish Association of Commercial Coding (AECOC) in Barcelona.
M&S slows decline in clothing sales
17/06/2013 - Financial Times
Clothing performance has improved at Marks and Spencer in recent weeks, as the retailer battles to revive its sales of women’s wear.
However, analysts questioned whether the uptick would be enough to generate the first increase in sales of clothing from M&S stores open at least a year for two years when it updates on trading next month.
Peru’s middle class doubles in 8 years
11/06/2013 - Peru this Week
A study by the Interamerican Development Bank(BID) revealed that Peru’s middle class doubled from 2005 to 2011. According to the study, now seven out of 10 Peruvians belong to the middle class.
Apple Unveils iOS 7 For Fall, New MacBook Air Models
11/06/2013 - Twice
Apple launched a major redesign and upgrade of its mobile OS for iPhones and iPads in the face of growing competition from competitors such as Samsung.
The new iOS will be available in the fall for the iPhone 4 and later for the iPad 2, iPad Mini and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.
Sales of fresh burgers return to growth as consumers stay wary of frozen
10/06/2013 - The Grocer
Sales of fresh burgers have returned to growth four months on from the horsemeat scandal, aided by good weather and consumer concern over frozen burgers.
Windows Phones Gain Some Traction on Verizon Wireless
07/06/2013 - Bits (The New York Times Blog)
There is hope yet for Windows Phone, the smartphone operating system that could. Microsoft’s mobile operating system, first introduced in 2010, has barely gained any traction on its own home turf, the United States. And it has only had moderate success overseas. But a new report suggests that Windows Phone may finally be gaining some momentum in the United States.
Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations
04/06/2013 - The next web
Google’s Android OS is dominating the Chinese smartphone market and is now installed on more than half of all devices in the country, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Across all smartphones in China, the Android mobile operating system hit a 51.4 percent market share in the first quarter of 2013, marking a 2.8 percent increase compared to the previous quarter.
Windows Phone claws its way to 5.6 percent of U.S. sales
04/06/2013 - PC World
Microsoft’s Windows Phone is still an underdog in the smartphone market, but it’s starting to put up a decent fight.
Windows Phone accounted for 5.6 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales over the three-month period that ending April 13, according to Kantar Worldpanel .
Hungry Wolf rolls out street food-inspired hot sandwich fillings
30/05/2013 - The Grocer
Fresh-Pak Chilled Foods is hoping to transform the sandwich fillings category with the launch of a product designed to be served hot. The Hungry Wolf range comprises three meat-based microwaveable fillings - Pork & Apple, Beef & Horseradish and BBQ Pork - sold in cartons with a cardboard sleeve.
More Spanish citizens buy clothing online in 2012
29/05/2013 - Fibre 2 Fashion
The number of Spanish citizens buying apparel online increased by 12.5 percent year-on-year to 2.4 million in 2012, according to a report released by Kantar Worldpanel, a leading market and consumer research firm.
The report titled “The future of e-commerce in textiles” says, while online purchases accounted for just 1.4 percent of the total sales made by the Spanish textiles and garment sector in 2012, the figure has doubled in just two years.
Discounters Grow Market Share To 13.6%
29/05/2013 - NamNews
Aldi and Lidl continue to be the big winners in the Irish grocery sector with latest data from Kantar Worldpanel showing that the two discounters now have a combined market share of 13.6%. The record figure is up from the 11.6% they held this time last year.
How Heston Blumenthal has helped send sales of prunes soaring
28/05/2013 - Daily Mail
The volume of prune sales has risen by 8.8 per cent to 5.5million tonnes over the past year, with the value of sales up 5.4 per cent to £26.2million, data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel shows.
Sales growth returns at Morrisons
22/05/2013 - The Independent
Morrisons has finally started to show signs of recovery, after a sustained period of weak trading.
The Bradford-based grocer grew its sales by 2.1 per cent in the four weeks to 12 May, a marked improvement on flat or falling revenue for much of the last year, Kantar Worldpanel says.
Analysis: Consumer Tastes Hit a Happy Medium
22/05/2013 - The Jakarta Globe
Purchasing fast-moving consumer goods is a daily habit of many Indonesians. The proximity of traditional stores like warungs and markets have turned Indonesians into frequent purchasers.
According to Kantar Worldpanel Indonesia, the number of purchases of FMCG products reached 425 times a year on average for urban households, even excluding fresh food items. That is more than one purchase act every day.
Maggi leads world’s top 10 food and drink brands
08/05/2013 - Food Manufacture
he number one global food brand is Nestlé’s Maggi range of instant soups, stocks, sauces, taste enhancers and noodles, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Unilever’s Knorr brand came second while PepsiCo’s Lay’s brand was third.
Indonesian Brands Dominating the Local Market
08/05/2013 - The Jakarta Globe
Nine of ten leading brands belong to Indonesian companies as foreign rivals struggle to make inroads with the country’s consumers, according to a global survey by Kantar Worldpanel, a consumer research institution.
Mercadona and DIA, the most dynamic chains 2012 in Spain
08/05/2013 - Fresh Plaza
According to the annual report Worldpanel Distribution 2013, conducted by consulting firm Kantar Worldpanel, 21% of what is spent in Spain on food, drugs, pet food and baby products goes to Mercadona, a 1.3% market share increase compared to 2011.
And the most popular consumer goods brand in PH is...
06/05/2013 - ABS-CBN News
Colgate may be the most popular consumer goods brand in Asia and the world, but in the Philippines, another brand reigns supreme. Hint: It's a coffee brand.
According to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint Ranking, Colgate was ranked the most chosen fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brand in Asia and the world.
Warburton's named "best British brand"
06/05/2013 - The Bolton news
BOLTON bakery Warburton’s has been named as the nation’s best loved shopping basket brand.
It leads the rankings as the UK’s most chosen brand, beating other giants such as Coca-Cola, Heinz and Walkers, according to analysts Kantar Worldpanel.
Coke is "most chosen" brand
02/05/2013 - Warc
Coca-Cola, Colgate and Nescafé are the world's "most chosen" FMCG brands, with emerging markets playing a crucial role in enhancing their reach, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
The firm's "Brand Footprint" rankings listed the "most chosen" FMCG brands across 32 countries, and are based on a new metric, Consumer Reach Points, which measure a brand's strength based on how many shoppers are buying it, and how often.
Coca-Cola is most chosen brand but Colgate has biggest reach
02/05/2013 - Retail Times
Coca-Cola is the world’s most popular brand, chosen 5.3bn times a year, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint ranking.
The soft drinks manufacturer reaches its number one spot by combining a high penetration of 44% with the highest global frequency of purchase (15 times per year on average).
Samsung sales drive Android’s UK market share to 58.4pc
30/04/2013 - Mobile News
Android continued to dominate the number one OS spot in the UK with 58.4 per cent of the market in Q1, driven by strong Samsung smartphone sales.
This is according to the latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which shows the operating system’s share of the market has grown 9.1 per cent in the past year.
Aldi and Lidl take 13% of market
30/04/2013 - Irish Examiner
Aldi and Lidl, with a 13.1% share of the grocery market, now outsell all smaller grocery shops combined whose market share has fallen to 11.3%, according to the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%
22/04/2013 - MCV
Supermarkets and Amazon have boosted their entertainment market share at the expense of GAME and HMV.
Kantar Worldpanel’s Entertainment Retailer Barometer report states that Amazon made the biggest market share gains for the 12 weeks ending March 17th 2013.
Higher food sales point to more home cooking
17/04/2013 - The Portugal News
On average, the Portuguese spent €1,835 a head in hypermarkets and supermarkets last year, with food's share of that total rising sharply.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, the consultancy that carried out the study, various of its findings are just the latest evidence that Portuguese consumers are tending to cook at home more as disposable incomes are squeezed.
Kingdom beverage market thrives; 8% growth yearly
08/04/2013 - Saudi Gazette
The Saudi beverage market is growing at an annual rate of over eight percent, according to Ranjitha Subash, Consumer Insights Director at Kantar Worldpanel.
Insights revealed that the food and beverage (F&B) sector is driving sector growth, with each Saudi household buying an average of eleven various beverage categories.
No tablets, more music and film: Hilco's vision to resurrect HMV
08/04/2013 - The Independent
Laurie Krohn, a consumer analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, said: "Music downloads now account for 40 per cent of total sales by value, up from 33 per cent last year. iTunes is the dominant force in digital music, and HMV will need to challenge this supremacy if it wants to succeed in the long term."
Superquinn beats rivals with boost to sales figures
02/04/2013 - Independent.ie
The latest stats from Kantar Worldpanel show that Superquinn increased its sales by 1.9pc during the first three months of this year, compared to the wider grocery market which increased sales by 1.5pc year on year.
Battle of the smartphone makers leaves Samsung on top
02/04/2013 - Metro
Samsung is still the top smartphone brand in Britain with over a third of the market, leaving Apple trailing in second place, says the latest data.
Kantar Worldpanel Comtech said Samsung had 36.2 per cent of the market in the UK compared to Apple’s 29 per cent of sales in the three months to February.
Microsoft's Gains In Mobile
02/04/2013 - CNBC
Microsoft snagged the third highest market share in U.S. smartphone market. Yun Kim, Janney Montgomery Scott analyst, discusses how he is playing the stock.
Food for thought in the retail business
01/04/2013 - China Daily
According to Kantar Worldpanel, a London-based consumer research company, two leading retail groups, the Sun Art Retail Group and Wal-Mart, both experienced declining market share in the last quarter of 2012, with Wal-Mart seeing the most significant drop.
Pinoy spending doubles during election year
01/04/2013 - Malaya Business Insight
Filipino households spent almost P5 billion more on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)during the observed election years of 2007 and 2010 compared to non-election years 2005-06, 2008-09 and 2011, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s “Filipino Households’ Behavior and 2013 Outlook” study.
Tesco market share sticks below 30% after horsemeat revelations
27/03/2013 - The Guardian
Tesco, the supermarket most heavily hit by the revelations of horsemeat scandal, is still suffering from the furore as figures showed an ongoing depression in market share.
The UK's largest supermarket saw its share in the 12 weeks to 17 March stay below 30% – a level it last fell below eight years ago – according to data by Kantar Worldpanel.
Kale sales soar as celebrities promote its health benefits
25/03/2013 - Mail One
Sales of kale have leapt to 3,048 tonnes and increased in value by 38.4 per cent to £12.6 million in the year to February, data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel shows.
France: the new players of luxury perfumery
12/03/2013 - Premium Beauty News
In a difficult economic context, characterized by a regular decline of sales in volume and, in 2012, in value, new operators are trying to find their niche on the French market of luxury perfumes.
Selective retail in France is also suffering of a loss of buyers. According to Kantar Worldpanel, 3 million buyers have left it since 2010.
Sainsbury's trumps big four in latest Kantar Worldpanel figures
04/03/2013 - The Grocer
Sainsbury's was the only one of the big four to increase its market share in the past 12 weeks, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.
The retailer increased its share from 16.9% to 17% in the 12 weeks to 17 February, with market-beating sales growth of 4.6%.
How horse meat has kept ready-meal prices low
28/02/2013 - BBC News
Beef and veal prices have risen by more than 45% across Europe over the past five years, according to the European Commission, while the global auction price for beef has topped $5,300 (£3,500) a tonne. Horsemeat, by contrast, currently costs about $1,200 a tonne.
Frozen beefburger sales down 43% since start of horsemeat scandal
27/02/2013 - The Guardian
Sales of frozen beefburgers have decreased by 43% since the start of the horsemeat scandal as shoppers steer clear of products they fear might not be quite what they claim on the label.
Data from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel shows sales of frozen ready meals have also been hit, down 13% since the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said in mid-January that it had found horsemeat in beefburgers destined for sale.
Windows Phone replaces BlackBerry as third biggest OS in GB
26/02/2013 - Mobile News
Microsoft OS share grows 240 per cent to 6.2 per cent, with 700,000 new customers adopting the platform in the past year.
Windows Phone has displaced BlackBerry in holding the third largest operating system share in GB, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Android And Verizon Back On Top In U.S. Smartphone Sales
25/02/2013 - TechCrunch
Kantar Worldpanel has picked the week of a major mobile show in Europe, Mobile World Congress, to shift some of the focus back to the U.S. Today the firm released numbers on smartphone sales for the 12 weeks to the end of January, which show that Android was the top smartphone platform, beating out previous leader Apple’s iOS, and that Verizon has ousted AT&T as the top smartphone operator.
Paterson Arran's share of shortbread market rises
22/02/2013 - Herald Scotland
WEST Lothian-based Paterson Arran hiked its share of the branded shortbread market in Great Britain further last year – accounting for more than £4 of every £10 spent by consumers in the category.
Paterson Arran, which employs about 130 people at its Livingston bakery and headquarters, and around 20 staff at Lamlash, on the Isle of Arran, highlighted research published by consumer sector specialist Kantar Worldpanel.
Consumers opt for vegetable ready-meals at Asda nowadays
22/02/2013 - The Independent
Asda's clothing brand, George, had a "record" year for sales and profits, boasting it is the UK's fastest-growing fashion retailer online.Sales of George on the internet rocketed by more than 55 per cent over the 24 weeks to 23 January, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Portuguese Forecast Crisis Will Last 3 More Years
06/02/2013 - Bloomberg
More than two thirds of Portuguese forecast the country’s economic crisis will last another three years, according to a study by market researcher Kantar Worldpanel.
The survey indicated 75.9 percent of Portuguese forecast their country’s economic situation will remain the same for another three years compared to 58.1 percent in a poll carried out in 2009, Kantar said in an e-mailed presentation today.
Tesco back on track and matching market growth
29/01/2013 - Retail Times
Tesco has matched grocery market growth for the first time since June 2011 and maintained its market share, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 20 January 2013.
Tesco’s sales rose 3.3% in the latest period, delivering a 30.4% market share, unchanged on the comparable period in 2012.
Windows Phone triples U.K. market share in a year
23/01/2013 - PC World
Microsoft's Windows Phone is still lagging a long way behind Android and iOS in terms of market share, but new figures indicate that the mobile operating system has experienced strong European growth over the last year, particularly in Britain and Italy. The figures from research firm Kantar Worldpanel Comtech show that Windows Phone has almost tripled its market share in the U.K., rising from 2.2 percent to 5.9 percent in the last twelve months.
Apple Smartphone US Share Over 50% According to Kantar
23/01/2013 - Forbes
Kantar’s Worldpanel ComTech survey released its latest smartphone market share data, which shows Apple’s smartphone market share at 51.2% with Android at 44.2% for the twelve week timeframe ending on December 23. Windows phones moved up to third place with 3.6% share while RIM slipped substantially from 7.5% to 1.6% share.
Tesco and Sainsbury’s tied in battle for festive sales
15/01/2013 - Retail Times
Festive grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today (15 January 2013) for the six weeks ending 6 January 2013, show the grocery market growing at 3.8% over Christmas and the New Year, driven by price inflation rather than volume growth.
Sainsbury only one of UK "big 4" to grow share at Xmas
08/01/2013 - Reuters
Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said Britain's grocery market grew 3.2 percent in the 12 weeks to Dec. 23. It said Sainsbury's saw sales growth of 3.4 percent, edging up its market share by 0.1 percent to 17.1 percent.
Market leader Tesco, fighting back after a dismal Christmas in 2011 led to its first profit warning in 20 years, saw sales growth of 2.9 percent but its market share dipped slightly - by 0.1 percent to 30.5 percent.
Microsoft describes 2012 as 'epic,' but 2013 has its obstacles
02/01/2013 - The Australian Financial Review
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been known to use hyperbolic adjectives, but was he on the mark when he described 2012 as "the most epic in Microsoft history"?
It was the year, after all, in which the company launched Windows 8, a radical revamp of its flagship operating system.
Apple Reaches Highest-Ever U.S. Smartphone Sales Share
21/12/2012 - Tech Crunch
According to 12-week sales numbers out from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech — the WPP division that tracks smartphone sales across several key markets on a monthly, rolling basis — Apple is at its highest-ever share of smartphone sales in the U.S., at over 53%.
Nielsen to offer e-book buying research via Kantar Worldpanel
21/12/2012 - The Bookseller
Nielsen is linking up with consumer insight company Kantar Worldpanel in an association that will enable it to provide information on buying habits for e-books as well as for print purchases.
Kantar Worldpanel gathers data on book buying from a continuous panel of 15,000 participants, with information about where the book was bought, format, price and reason for purchase.
As Apple shares slide, Research in Motion rises
20/12/2012 - Washington Post
Apple’s stock, which peaked at more than $700 per share in September, has lost nearly 25 percent of its value. But RIM, which reported strong earnings Thursday, has seen its stock more than double its abysmal September price of $6.30 per share. On Thursday, the stock closed at $14.12 and continued to climb in after-hours trading.
Christmas dinner prices pushed up by weather
18/12/2012 - BBC News
The first snow has fallen and bookmakers have shortened their odds for a white Christmas. So far, so seasonal - but distinctly unusual weather conditions earlier in the year have raised the price of a traditional Christmas dinner.
n the run up to Christmas 2011, Britain spent £113.5m on eight million birds, according to retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel.
Discount retailers grab market share as shoppers get thrifty
04/12/2012 - The Guardian
The march of the discounters continues with Aldi attracting 10% more shoppers in the past three months and benefitting from 17% growth in the value of each shopping basket.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 25 November, show Britain's grocery market growing by 3.2%. This is below grocery inflation of 3.5% and suggests shoppers are becoming thrifty.
Iphone 5 sales push Apple ahead of Android in the US
27/11/2012 - The Inquirer
Apple must be feeling especially smug today, as IOS has overtaken Android in the US.
That's according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, whose third quarter 2012 numbers show that IOS has once again pushed past Android in the US. The statistics show that IOS now has a 48.1 percent share of US smartphone sales, compared to Android's 46.7 percent share.
FMCG giants grow in China
22/11/2012 - Warc
Some 15 companies in the FMCG sector now reach over 100m households in China, a group including local players such as COFCO and Master Kong, as well as foreign firms like Nestlé and Coca-Cola.
Kantar Worldpanel, the insights provider, stated that goods made by Procter & Gamble, the FMCG giant, were bought by 156m urban Chinese households during the year to October 5, 2012, up from 151m over the previous 12 months.
Britain in nutrition recession as food prices rise and incomes shrink
20/11/2012 - The Guardian
Austerity Britain is experiencing a nutritional recession, with rising food prices and shrinking incomes driving up consumption of fatty foods, reducing the amount of fruit and vegetables we buy, and condeming people on the lowest incomes to an increasingly unhealthy diet.
Dunnes lifts food-shopping share to 22.4pc as Aldi gains continue
13/11/2012 - Irish Independent
Data from research group Kantar Worldpanel shows Tesco remains the country's biggest grocery retailer, with a 28.3pc share. Aldi and Lidl now command over 12pc between them as consumers continue to spend more of their dwindling take-home pay at the German discounters.
Discounters grab bigger slice of grocery market
07/11/2012 - British Baker
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12-week period to 28 October 2012, published today, revealed a 0.5% drop in market share for both Tesco and Morrisons year-on-year to 30.5% and 11.5% respectively.
Sainsbury's sales get Paralympics lift - Kantar
05/11/2012 - Reuters
Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said Sainsbury's sales rose 5.6 percent in the 12 weeks to Sept. 30, increasing its share of the UK grocery market to 16.5 percent from 16.2 percent a year ago, as the group benefited from advertising tied to the Paralympic Games which followed the Olympics.
Apple iPhone 5 Slows Android’s Growth In U.S. and U.K.
30/10/2012 - Tech Crunch
Apple’s iPhone 5 only launched towards the end of last month but first week sales of Apple’s latest superphone slowed Android’s growth in Cupertino’s two biggest markets: the U.S. and U.K. during the 12 weeks ending September 30, 2012, according to figures put out today by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the WPP-owned market analysts.
FMCG growth cools in China
30/10/2012 - Warc
China's FMCG brand owners are facing a slowdown in demand as the nation's consumers make cutbacks, Kantar Worldpanel figures have indicated.
A new report from the research firm suggests that value sales in the category grew by 10% year on year in the third quarter of 2012. During the previous quarter, this growth rate was 15%.
Retail under pressure as shoppers flocking to Aldi
16/10/2012 - Irish Independent
The data from research group Kantar Worldpanel shows the grocery sector going through one of the most radical transformations in decades as hard-bitten consumers change their spending habits.
Discount retailer Aldi is the biggest winner from the trend, grabbing market share from rivals at an increasingly dramatic pace, according to the new figures.
Paralympic sponsorship gives Sainsbury’s share boost
11/10/2012 - Retail Times
Sainsbury’s has delivered strong growth of 5.6% lifting its share from 16.2% a year ago to 16.5%, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data for the 12 weeks ending 30 September 2012.
Move over ladies: men are turning chocoholic
05/10/2012 - The Grocer
The assumption has always been that women love chocolate more than men -sometimes in both senses of the phrase. But blokes are developing the sweeter tooth, reveals the latest confectionery consumption data.
Although much of the recent NPD and marketing has been aimed at women -including the roll-out of girly chocolate bar Crispello by Cadbury- men are becoming chocoholics, according to Kantar Worldpanel data.
Windows Phone Is Taking Share From RIM
01/10/2012 - Tech Crunch
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the WPP-owned market research group, today released its latest 12-week smartphone sales figures across the key markets in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere, and the figures show that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is definitely making some progress, and in at least one case, in Italy, overtaking RIM as the fourth-largest smartphone OS in terms of actual sales.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Rolls Out Mobile Panel in Japan
19/09/2012 - Daily Research News Online
Kantar’s telecoms purchasing and usage trends analysis division – Worldpanel ComTech – has launched a new mobile and tablet-focussed panel in Japan, to provide insight into the country’s mobile phone market.
Worldpanel ComTech measures actual consumer behaviour in the telecoms market, across 12 countries – the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the US, China, Japan, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
Shoppers buying 'less and often' as Budget fears rise
18/09/2012 - Irish Independent
Shoppers appear to have gone back to the old-fashioned strategy of buying "less and more often" as they tighten their purse strings ahead of another brutal Budget.
New figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel show the average grocery shopping trip is costing the same now as it did in 2005, with consumers spending an average of just €21.30 every time they go to the supermarket.
Grocery market grows above inflation
12/09/2012 - Retail Gazette
Figures released today on supermarket share reveal that the two-nation divide continues as upmarket grocer Waitrose and discount supermarket Aldi both posted all-time record market shares.
Grocery share figures from data analysts Kantar Worldpanel show that the grocery market grew above inflation at 3.3 per cent in the 12 weeks ending September 2nd 2012, above the Kantar inflation measure of 2.9 per cent.
Consumers spending 5% more on beef
12/09/2012 - Farmers Weekly
Retail beef sales remain buoyant, with consumer expenditure rising by 5% in the year to 5 August, according to analyst Kantar Worldpanel. However, higher prices have subdued volume sales.
Android continues march across Europe
04/09/2012 - Mobile Today
New research from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech showed that across Europe, Android increased its market share by 43.1% to 67.1%, compared to last year. Apple's iOS share decreased during the same period, across the 12 weeks to 5 August. Its share shrank 25.5% to 14.6%. While consumers are opting for bestselling Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple fans are awaiting the new iPhone, which will be announced later this month.
UK: Greek, Cypriot Cheeses See Strong Growth
04/09/2012 - KamCity
Greek and Cypriot cheeses such as feta and halloumi have to become the UK’s fastest growing cheese variety, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel. The study found that sales of halloumit have surged up 35% in the last year, while feta has recorded sales of 15% in the UK market.
Waitrose boss plans online drive to grab market share
03/09/2012 - The Telegraph
Waitrose could double the proportion of goods it sells via the internet to at least 6pc within eight years, and ultimately take 20pc of sales online, managing director Mark Price has said.
According to figures from Kantar Worldpanel, the supermarket, which is part of the John Lewis Partnership, is the UK's fastest-growing grocery retailer thanks in part to a 60pc rise in online sales in the last three months.
Chinese challenges: Sparking growth in a slowing FMCG sector
03/09/2012 - Food Navigator - Asia
A new report from China-based consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel has found that FMCG sales growth has slowed across the country's four 'key cities'. Growth in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu dipped to 11% in the second quarter ending 15 June (Q2) from 18% in 2011 for the same period.
Kantar research show Irish grocery market decline
22/08/2012 - Fresh Plaza
New research from Kantar Worldpanel shows the biggest decline in the Irish grocery market since 2010, with strong growth for hard discounters. The latest figures from Kantar show the value of the Irish grocery market has fallen by 0.9 per cent over the past year.
Aldi and Lidl accounted for a combined market share of 12.4 per cent in the 12-week period ending 5 August 2012, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. This is up from 12.2 per cent in the last 12-week period, and from 11 per cent for the same period last year.
Tesco sales pick up after revamp
14/08/2012 - The Independent
There were signs that Tesco's recovery plan was beginning to gain traction today after industry figures indicated an improving performance.
Britain's biggest grocer saw its market share slip slightly to 30.9% in the 12 weeks to August 5, researcher Kantar Worldpanel said, but its sales growth of 3.4% was significantly higher than the 0.7% a month ago, suggesting it is now starting to close the gap on its rivals.
Samsung is the top-selling brand across Europe
07/08/2012 - Mobile Today
The latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that the manufacturer has been buoyed by the release of the Samsung S III. The company's success has also benefited Google's Android platform, with its share of the big five countries growing from 42.7% in July 2011 to 65.7% in July 2012. Android has also retained its number one position in the UK with a 59.5% share, up from 47% a year ago.
Men eat 41% more crisps when they're out
06/08/2012 - The Grocer
Men are tucking into more bags of crisps and bars of chocolate - despite efforts by their other halves to curb snacking.
Mums have been looking to improve their family’s diets by cutting back on the snacks they stockpile in the kitchen cupboard - prompting a 7% drop in the amount of crisps being eaten at home by 35 to 44-year-old men [Kantar Worldpanel 12 m/e February 2012].
Aldi plans 3,000 new jobs in UK
03/08/2012 - The Guardian
Budget supermarket chain Aldi is to create up to 3,000 new jobs in Britain in the coming year as its growth continues to outpace that of pricier rivals. German chains Aldi and Lidl grew 26.1% and 11.5% respectively in the 12 weeks to 8 July, achieving record shares of 2.9% during tough trading conditions for the grocery market, which as a whole saw growth fall to 2.1% over the period, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
Android dethrones iPhone in Australia
27/07/2012 - Marketing Magazine Australia
Over the past year, Marketing with the help of Kantar WorldPanel’s ComTech data has been tracking smartphone penetration in Australia and the battle between iPhone and Android for operating system supremacy in Australia. Data from the ongoing study of 10,000 Australian mobile phone owners shows that, as of the beginning of July, Android commanded 38% of smartphone market share compared to iOS’ 37%.
FMCG growth slows in China
24/07/2012 - Warc
A slowdown in China's economic growth has been reflected by the sales of fast-moving consumer goods in the country, new figures show.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, the research firm, value sales in the FMCG category rose by 15% over the three months to June 15th, lagging behind the annual rate of 16%.
Amazon reasserts grip over entertainment market
23/07/2012 - The Grocer
Tesco and Asda have both lost share in the entertainment market, as Amazon reinforces its dominance.
Figures for the second quarter of 2012 showed Tesco’s market share has dropped 1.7 percentage points year-on-year to 10.7%, while Asda slipped 0.2 points to 8.3% [Kantar Worldpanel].
Cheap lines boom as shoppers cut back
19/07/2012 - The Independent
Consumers are cutting back on buying premium own-label groceries for the first time in four years, as they flock to the discounters Aldi and Lidl in droves.
Kantar Worldpanel said that sales of premium own-label products are now falling by 6 per cent, while the grocers' value ranges are growing at 13 per cent.
The Co-operative Food: Steve Murrells' to do list
17/07/2012 - Retail Week
The Co-operative has leaked market share over the last year and Murrells will be keen to arrest the decline. Kantar Worldpanel data shows its share stands at 6.5% from 6.9% last year in the 12 weeks to June 12 in a fiercely competitive market. The data revealed till roll growth fell 2.8% over the period.
UK grocery market growth falls back - Kantar
17/07/2012 - Reuters
Growth in Britain's grocery market slowed over the past month as cash-strapped consumers responded to the economic downturn, shifting spend to discounters Aldi and Lidl, industry data showed on Tuesday.
Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said growth in the grocery market fell to 2.1 percent in the 12 weeks to July 8.
Discounters up again as premium own-label slows
17/07/2012 - The Grocer
Aldi and Lidl continued to make gains in the past three months, new figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal.
The discounter duo each claimed a record 2.9% share of the UK grocery market in the 12 weeks to 8 July – having grown sales by 26% and 11.5% respectively, compared to the equivalent period last year.
The market as a whole grew by 2.1% over the period, just half of the 4.2% growth seen this time last year. Inflation is now at 3.8%, according to Kantar.
Android: now four out of five phones in Spain
12/07/2012 - The Telegraph
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that for the first time Google Android has taken at least half of smartphone sales across Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, US and Australia. Its share is based on new smartphone users increasingly opting for Android, whose range extends to top models such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, which rivals the iPhone, to inexpensive models that are now cheaper than some feature phones.
Carrefour market share in France drops
12/07/2012 - Market Watch
Carrefour SA's market share in France dropped in the first half of the year, according to figures from the consumer research organization Kantar Worldpanel, French weekly La Tribune reports on its website Wednesday. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Carrefour's French market share dropped by 1.4 percentage points to 20.9% in the first six months of 2012 compared with a year earlier.
Filipino consumers are willing to pay for quality
11/07/2012 - Inquirer
A recent survey showed that despite the flood of cheap products in the market, Filipinos were willing to pay more for brands that they believed to be reliable, durable and of better quality. This was true not just for people with more money to spare, but also for those in lower-income groups.
Results of the Kantar Worldpanel Study suggested Filipino consumers were actually more discerning. They were willing to pay higher prices for branded products they believed offered value for money.
Android dominating western markets
11/07/2012 - Mobile Today
New research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech revealed that Android has at least a 50% share in Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the US and Australia. For the 12 weeks ending 10 June, Android’s share in the UK increased by 17.5% to 57.2%. Kantar said this growth was driven by smartphone penetration in the prepay market thanks to devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Y
ANALYSIS: Digital pressure on retail
04/07/2012 - MCV
Laurie Krohn, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, outlines pressures on the boxed games industry and looks at what the future might hold.
It’s fair to say that things are pretty tough in the world of boxed games – the value of the market has declined by 12.1 per cent in the past year (year ending April 15th) with 1.7m buyers leaving the category – the equivalent of one in ten shoppers.
Premium brands still preferred over cheaper rivals
01/07/2012 - Business World
Among 3,000 households surveyed nationwide, 84% said they buy well-known and trusted brands while 62% equate high price with high quality, Kantar Worldpanel said in a statement, citing its recent study “Philippine Households’ Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Spending.”
“Based on the results of the study, it is clear that Filipino consumers choose products that offer the best value for their hard-earned money,” Luz Barra, Kantar Worldpanel commercial director said in the statement.
Shopping Study In China Reveals Weak Brand Loyalty
28/06/2012 - Asia Media Journal
Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm, and Kantar Worldpanel, a global leader in consumer panel insights, released the 2012 China FMCG Shopper report in Beijing. In most of 26 of the top consumer goods categories sold in China across packaged foods, beverages, personal care and homecare, covering more than 80 percent of the country’s fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market, shoppers who purchase more frequently in a category tend to buy more brands rather than more of the same brands.
China’s Promiscuous Consumers
28/06/2012 - The Wall Street Journal
Chinese consumers are brand-obsessed when they do their shopping, though not in the way some might expect.
According to a new study by Bain & Company and Kantar Worldpanel, Chinese consumers are adventurous shoppers who are constantly trying out new brands and are rarely loyal to one. The findings are likely to disappoint the marketing departments at major consumer product companies, the researchers say.
Digital content through smartphones and tablets
27/06/2012 - Mobile Today
Digital videos and games are becoming increasingly popular among consumers, who are using smartphones and tablets so they can watch and play while on the go. Fiona Keenan, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, explained: 'Over the past year, we have seen a phenomenal rise in the popularity of tablets and smartphones. More than one in seven people have told us they now have a tablet in their household and over 52% of the population own a smartphone".
Shoppers look for value at home as fuel price and euro hit Border
26/06/2012 - Irish Independent
The number of Irish households grocery shopping in Northern Ireland has halved compared to 2009, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
The data shows that 8pc of households here bought groceries across the Border in the 12 weeks to June 10.
Games and movies follow music in rush to digital
25/06/2012 - The Grocer
A record eight million people in the UK paid to download a movie or video game in the past year, new data from Kantar Worldpanel has revealed. “Music downloads now account for 35% of total music sales value. We are now starting to see a similar situation in the game and video markets”, said Kantar consumer insight director Fiona Keenan.
Supermarkets and grocery stores big winners from diamond jubilee
19/06/2012 - The Guardian
Supermarkets and grocery stores were the big winners from the diamond jubilee, taking an extra £213m in the week leading up to the celebrations. Sales were up 11.3% compared with the same week a year ago and retailers are hoping for a similar boost when the Olympics start next month, according to market researcher Kantar Worldpanel.
Jeronimo Martins Increases Market Share In Portugal, Kantar Says
11/06/2012 - Bloomberg
Jeronimo Martins SGPS SA (JMT)’s Pingo Doce supermarkets increased their share of Portugal’s household grocery spending after cutting prices by 50 percent during a one-day sale last month, according to a study by market researcher Kantar Worldpanel.
Scots lead Britain's male beauty boom
08/05/2012 - The Telegraph
The rapid increase in male demand for tanning, waxing and facial treatments is expected to help create 11,000 jobs in the £6.2bn beauty industry over the next 12 months, research by Kantar Worldpanel has found.
Mother's Day flower sales fall as Brits look to chocs and clothes
04/05/2012 - The Grocer
The amount Brits spent on fresh cut flowers around Mother’s Day on 18 March fell 1.9% to £110.4m [Kantar Worldpanel GiftTrak 4w/e 27 March 2011 v 19 April 2011].
HMV and Asda "best-placed" to grab GAME market share
04/05/2012 - MCV
Consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel has said that HMV and Asda are “best-placed” to gain from this year’s spate of GAME and Gamestation closures.
Four out of five games are bought for men
03/05/2012 - MCV
The female gamer is in decline, research has found.
UK - Talking beef and lamb
03/05/2012 - Meat Trade News Daily
Some of the UK’s leading experts from the beef, lamb, pig and dairy sectors will be discussing the main issues.
P&G, Luxury Marketers Benefit From Male Vanity in China
16/04/2012 - Advertising Age
Young Men Spending More on Grooming, Start With Pricey Brands.
Android is most-used smartphone OS in UK...
23/02/2012 - The Guardian
With its iPhone, Apple may be the most-used brand, but Android now has more than a third of installed base of consumers.
Fast food gaining popularity among Portuguese
17/02/2012 - The Portugal News
The ‘take-away’ was the only category of highly consumed goods that grew significantly between 2010 and 2011, with people in Portugal opting more and more to eat at home in the most convenient way possible.
Tesco Market Share Drops Below 30% for First Time Since 2005
31/01/2012 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Tesco Plc’s share of the U.K. grocery market fell below 30 percent for the first time since 2005 this month as Britain’s biggest grocer struggled to fend off competitors’ increased promotions and fresh food offers.