1. Department: Beverage
Jai Dolwani is chief marketing officer of Winc, a publicly-traded wine membership club. Selling alcohol online in the U.S. is challenging owing to 1920s-era laws on distribution and marketing. The post Winc CMO on Complexities of Online Wine Sales appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Department & Category
  How is it that United Airlines understands that consumers want grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food and so many legacy grocery stores stutter at discussing the idea?  Restaurants have had great success selling grocerant niche meals and meal components for takeout and delivery.   According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru®at Tacoma, WA based […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Regular readers of this blog know that PepPlace, was a one-month popup, launched in partnership with Famous Dave’s, had a beverage-first menu, with a mix and match food beverage customer first focus targeting insights from one of the hallmarks of the grocerant niche mix & match meal component bunding according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru®at Tacoma, […]
  1. Data & Insights
We are excited to release the second of two bonus episodes recorded live at the MarketDial podcast studio during the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conference. Our guest is Stuart Taylor VP, Business Insights and Analytics at Kum & Go, one of the most successful convenience stores in the industry, operating over 400 stores. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Cie Nicholson & Lori Tauber Marcus, members of The Band of Sisters, join The CPG Guys in this podcast episode to discuss their new book “You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace.” The authors are part of a collective of former PepsiCo female executives that also includes Dawn Hudson, Mitzi […]
  1. CPG: Food
Bestway was named top Retail Wholesaler at this year’s Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) Gold Medal Awards, which took place last night at Old Billingsgate market in London. Judges said Bestway’s partnerships with suppliers had helped deliver “outstanding availability levels during the toughest trading period, through buying ahead, collaborative joint forecasting, backhauling stock to mitigate […]
  1. Department & Category
Rollover, the hot food-to-go brand best known for its hot dogs, has increased its burger range by launching a cheeseburger and a double cheeseburger. The new burgers are available to convenience stores all over the UK. The pre-cooked, frozen beef patties in both the Cheeseburger and the Double Cheeseburger are quarter-pounders (113g) and are served […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Consumers spent a record $5.29 billion on Thanksgiving Day, per Adobe Analytics data, up 2.9 percent year-over-year (YoY). Shoppers were enticed by big discounts in categories like toys and electronics, and took to their smartphones during holiday meals. Mobile shopping drove 55 percent of online sales (up 8.3 percent YoY), an all-time record for Thanksgiving Day since 2012. In the […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Shoppers were expected to turn out in record numbers to shop for Black Friday deals, particularly as concerns of COVID-19 have subsided. However, with inclement weather in parts of the country, thin crowds were seen outside stores on what has historically been the busiest shopping day of the year. At Times Square in New York […]
  1. Holiday & Events
On Thursday evening, one of London’s most famous landmarks lit up in Coca-Cola red as thousands came together for a festive sing-along. Following the first ever live karaoke experience on the Piccadilly Lights in 2019, Coca-Cola returned this year to lead people in Christmas carols and, of course, the Holidays Are Coming song from the […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Looking ahead to 2023, host Andrew McDougall and beauty industry experts Sarah Jindal and Vivienne Rudd share a preview of the three trends Mintel predicts will impact consumer demand for beauty in the coming year, including brand and product examples and recommendations for marketing strategy and product innovation development over the next five years. The […]
  1. Data & Insights
Sign up for free to explore holiday consumer spending data in Earnest Dash. Powered by Earnest’s Vela spend dataset. Key takeaways: Consumers spending slowed since September across most major categories Online share of sales remains elevated vs pre-pandemic, in-line with 2021 levels Nike, Lululemon, Ulta, Shein, The RealReal, and Walmart are outperforming in the early […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
  1. Media & Marketing
SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Ex-Deliveroo executive Jack Green and former Cloudkitchen executive Brandon Neman have launched a sustainable quick commerce platform to rival the sector’s incumbents, Bodo. Nearly half of consumers (46%) abandon their… The post Ex-Deliveroo exec launches rival sustainable quick commerce platform Bodo appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Incredible digital user experiences sit at the heart of a successful retail brand. Subpar shopping experiences won’t be tolerated by today’s digitally savvy consumers: 69% of online shopping carts are abandoned, and whilst the reasons for abandonment are wide and varied, many relate back to poor user experience. Brands can’t afford to ignore any factors […]
  1. Department: Food
  The age-old question; What’s for Dinner, is at the intersection of saving time and inflation weights heavily on consumer minds today. At Sprouts they are just beginning to see how important that intersection can be to their top and bottom-line according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   The […]
  1. Merchandising
Barr Soft Drinks has re-designed its packaging and will launch the new look in December. Adrian Troy, Barr’s marketing director, said: “This new look will refresh the brand and draw in even more shoppers, particularly from the younger generation, who are looking for a fun and fruity entry into the category and already love our […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
UK tech retailer, Currys, says it has invested over £250,000 in a fleet of robotic exoskeleton suits to help colleagues from logistics partner, GXO, work safely and efficiently through the festive period. The suits, which are being used at Currys’ facility in Newark, will help people carry out their physical day to day tasks, with […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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