I help to oversee Euromonitor International's retail, digital consumer, and e-commerce research strategy, providing actionable insights to clients about the evolving retail landscape.
Bob helps to oversee Euromonitor’s global retail, digital consumer, and e-commerce syndicated research products, with a focus on content and client engagement. Clients hailing from a range of different industries make use of his in-depth knowledge on topics like grocery, online marketplaces, private label and delivery to inform strategic decisions.
Bob Hoyler is a manager at Euromonitor International focused on sharing insights about the evolving retail landscape. Based in Chicago, he has nearly a decade of experience in the industry. Bob’s expertise has been featured in top business publications – such as Bloomberg, CNBC, and the Financial Times – and presented at global industry conferences, including CES.
Walmart and Amazon are battling for leadership of food and beverages e-commerce in the US. Amazon’s unrivalled logistics expertise helps it to win across many shelf-stable categories, but Walmart’s lead in click-and-collect and its vast store network give it the upper hand in perishables. Using data from Euromonitor International's new E-Commerce system, this article explores this rivalry and highlights areas where DTC players and other operators are making inroads against the giants.
In 2022, high inflation supplanted the COVID-19 pandemic as the most pressing threat to the global retail sector, as rates of inflation rose to the highest levels recorded in decades in many Western markets. Despite the gloom, however, there were some bright spots – including a strong showing by a number of markets in the Asian Pacific region, especially India, as well as the surprising resilience of e-commerce.