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Ray Gaul


Ray Gaul
Senior Vice President of Research and Analytics, Kantar Consulting


Based in London, Ray is an expert in global retail trends. He typically works with clients looking to understand how retail is changing across multiple countries and continents. He currently focuses on pan-European retail topics, such as the success and expansion of grocery discounters, the rise of buying groups in Europe, and M&A activities among big retailers. Ray also sits on Kantar Consulting’s global center of excellence for eCommerce. In addition, Ray leads Kantar Consulting’s dedicated forecasting teams that provide clients with future views to aid in key channel/account planning. Ray joined Kantar Consulting in 2000 having worked previously in Ukraine for three years. He holds a B.A. in economics and an M.A. in international relations with a focus on international economic policy.