1. Data & Insights
The Digital Shelf Institute (DSI) is committed to igniting your passion for what’s possible in the world of digital commerce. With our prolific podcast series, extensive research, and forward-thinking thought leadership from digital leaders, you’ll get the answers to your burning commerce questions. As we close out 2023, here are the DSI’s top 10 content […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
From Barbie to the Super Mario Brothers movie and even the debut of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift’s electrifying relationship, the last few months have been filled with pop culture moments that have captivated almost the entire world. Everywhere you look, someone is talking about these moments. To take the obsession even further, it seems […]
  1. Media & Marketing
This year for the first time ever, the viewership share of linear television (i.e. traditional broadcast and cable) has fallen below 50%, according to Neilsen. But it’s not that people aren’t watching TV; it’s just that they are no longer watching it the way they used to: streaming is rapidly taking over and now represents […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
We’re nearing the twenty-fifth anniversary of Seth Godin’s prescient book, Permission Marketing. Published in early 1999, Permission Marketing set the stage for modern marketing. Many of the marketing tools, channels, and technology have changed or evolved in the past quarter-century (although email has surprisingly remained a fixture), but the ideal of Permission Marketing is as […]
  1. Department: Food
  Regular readers of this blog know that Winsight grocery magazine is being rolled into Supermarket News.  Last week Russell Redman wrote another very good article for about grocery stores that are offering mix and match bundled grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat meal deals that save the consumer both time and money.  According to Steven […]
  1. Data & Insights
“Prose: words in their best order; poetry: the best words in the best order.” ―Samuel Taylor Coleridge “As it happens, I am still committed to the idea that the ability to think for one’s self depends upon one’s mastery of the language.” ―Joan Didion Poetry is a form of “accelerated thinking”. Poems combine depth of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Dollar General is planning approximately 2,385 real estate projects for fiscal year 2024, including about 800 new store openings (including approximately 30 pOpshelf openings and 15 new stores in Mexico), along with 1,500 store renovations and 85 store relocations. While this would be an ambitious growth plan for any retailer, it actually represents a “modest […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Michaels and PetSmart might not seem like the most logical marketing partners (although cats do love to play with yarn), but they are nevertheless teaming up for a limited-time holiday cross-promotion. Michaels’ email subscribers have received a 20% off PetSmart coupon (good through Dec. 10 and only in the U.S.), while members of the PetSmart […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPGGUYS are joined in this episode by Ben Galvin, VP of Sales, National Accounts at Flying Embers, a hand-crafted, alcohol beverage brand based in Ventura, California that develops great-tasting botanical brews with functional benefits.  Follow Ben Galvin on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-galvin-a62aa35/Follow Flying Embers on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flying-embers/Follow Flying Embers online at:https://www.flyingembers.com/  Ben  answers these […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  It looks as if this is going to be one of the best holiday seasons for the restaurant sector, and that is simply good news according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Yes, consumers are choosing restaurants this holiday season, according to a new National Restaurant Association survey showing two-thirds (63 […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Current Levi Strauss & Co. President Michelle Gass will succeed CEO Chip Bergh when he retires next year, the company’s board of directors has announced. Gass will formally take the reins on Jan. 29, 2024, a few months prior to Bergh’s departure, which is scheduled for April 26, 2024. Bergh has been elected as Executive […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Design is a key aspect of setting up a retail space, as the aesthetic appeal of a business can greatly improve its chances of success. This is because retail stores that are created with their customers and design trends in mind are typically inviting and interesting to look at, which encourages people to come in […]
  1. Holiday & Events
​[[“value”:” Dive Brief The brand continues to defy expectations, but may finally be approaching a plateau as competition rises and consumers remain cautious. Published Dec. 8, 2023 A Lululemon mall store. The brand opened 14 net new stores in Q3, ending with 686, and has plans for about 25 more by the end of the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Jim Leyland, who won more than 1700 games as a manager with four different teams, and earned one World Championship and three pennants, was elected this week to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  What was remarkable about all the stories was how they sounded a common theme about this management style, which offers all […]
  1. Data & Insights
by Kevin Coupe There was nothing artificial this week about the indignation and alarm that arose after it was announced that Calm – a popular sleep and meditation app – now is offering a new bedtime story – read by an AI-created version of actor Jimmy Stewart. Stewart – who was a major Hollywood star […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Information reports that Amazon is testing a new grocery delivery subscription in three US cities – Denver, Sacramento and Columbus – that will offer “unlimited deliveries on orders over $35 from Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh to Prime members who pay an extra $9.99 per month.” The story notes that “grocery delivery used to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is piloting an add-on grocery subscription for Prime members in three cities that will give members access to unlimited grocery delivery on orders over $35 from Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh, as well as unlimited 30-minute pickup on orders of any size. The service — which is being tested in Denver, Sacramento, Calif. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In an era where technology is the foundation of business growth, Vodworks emerges as a pivotal player in the realm of software and product engineering services. Specialising in consulting, outsourcing, and augmented team solutions, Vodworks is the strategic partner for businesses seeking to navigate and conquer their most complex technical challenges. This article explores how […]
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) has updated a report that had attributed “nearly half” of 2021’s $94.5 billion in retail shrink to organized retail crime, saying the data point was part of two-year-old testimony to a U.S. Senate committee by Ben Dugan, former President of the Organized Retail Crime Resource Center. The NRF report was […]