Traditional Retail Council

“I find the value in organized and summarized delivery of news and results. It helps to prepare for meetings like the upcoming national meetings with Costco to anticipate where their hot spots might be.” - Director of Sales, Clif Bar & Company

CRC has a broad range of intelligence and actionable insights on traditional brick & mortar retailers across mass, club, grocery, discount, drug, dollar, department store, and specialty retail channels. Research coverage includes the largest retailers within each vertical highlighting business inflections, company-specific strategies, and market share fluctuations across the entire retail landscape.

Traditional Retail Council Membership

We can help you win with key customers, align resources with areas of greatest upside, and outpace the industry. We believe high-quality research directly leads to high-impact conclusions that can give you a competitive edge.

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Here is a list of real questions CRC has helped answer in the last 30 days from our virtual roundtables, industry benchmarks, consumer studies, and channel research. Most members say it’s both the big picture analysis AND the clear answers to the little questions that consistently gives them an edge, justifying the ROI, year after year.

  • How can suppliers best optimize their brick & mortar retail business in the current environment, and find new avenues for growth?
  • What is a realistic growth rate for brick & mortar retail in 2019 and beyond? Which retailers are set to outpace and which are set to underperform these growth rates?
  • Which retail accounts/channels should we be prioritizing and investing in? Which emerging channels should suppliers be watching?
  • Where do the biggest square footage opportunities exist in the current US retail market?
  • How do strategically think about resource allocation over the next 2-3 years within our retail team?
  • What are the current initiatives most pertinent to suppliers at each retail customer (Walmart, Target, Costco, Sam’s Club, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc) and how are other suppliers navigating those?
  • What are some best practices in successfully navigating requests for increased margin support/trade funding and tighter inventory management?
  • How are the best retailers approaching omni-channel, and how can suppliers partner to capture growth?
  • What is the outlook for private label in the US market (maximum penetration) and do consumer insights support the repositioning of existing brands or creating new brands? How do branded players compete and how to private label suppliers capitalize on this growth?
  • Our financial analysis experience offers us unique relationships with Senior Management teams that give us a clear understanding of key strategic initiatives.
  • With that access, our work uncovers opportunities and risks within your key retailer strategies.
  • We help you prioritize key customer strategies to maximize your investments.

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