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Since Amazon Echo’s 2014 launch, conversational commerce has been a hot topic of conversation in retail (pun intended). The biggest question: How can conversational commerce improve shopping experiences? For the last decade, the answer seemed to be it doesn’t. Consumers struggled to leverage these tools to shop, unless they were reordering a previous purchase. Conversational […]
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The modern retail business owner knows these facts: their customers expect an experience that’s efficient, effortless, and caters to their preferred way of buying. As consumer shopping habits continue to evolve — expedited in part due to the global pandemic that forever changed how we buy — retail operators must remain at the forefront of […]
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Audiences stream a record 40.8 billion viewing minutes on Jan. 13, 2024 Chilly weather, coupled with the excitement of the NFL playoffs, helped boost total TV viewership 3.7% in January. While historically characteristic for the month, the uptick was perhaps more noteworthy because it was 1.4% above its level last year—a reporting period that was […]
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  Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain, has recently announced a new loyalty partnership with Bank of America, one of the leading financial institutions in the U.S. The partnership aims to offer millions of Bank of America cardholders and Starbucks Rewards members the opportunity to earn more benefits by linking their accounts. This is an […]
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In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Colorado sues to block Kroger, Albertsons merger. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that the state is suing to block the $24.6 billion Kro  
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Our guest this week is Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, VMLY&R who joins us to talk about the ever changing landscape of retail and consumer branding, customer engagement, and loyalty. In particular with dip into what defines high performance retail and the emerging world of “creative commerce.”  We also get a sneak preview of her […]
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Strap in for a glimpse into the not-too-distant future where our retail escapades are getting an android-assisted upgrade! From precision shelf stocking to whizzing through checkouts, let’s wheel through six ways in which robots are already revolutionizing the entire shopping experience. Stockroom Sorting Shenanigans There’s now a wide variety of different types of robots for […]
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It’s the way of the world that giant corporations have the resources to crush their competition, especially when they attain a dominant position in the marketplace. The goliaths of Amazon.com and eBay did this to SMBs when they started offering FREE returns of online purchases. To be fair, the big companies probably didn’t foresee the […]
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Last year was an uncertain one.  Though many of the economic indicators were excellent, including the low unemployment numbers and strong GDP growth, there was a lot of uncertainty in the market throughout the year.   In the martech ecosystem, publishers continued to feel the pains after the COVID-19 bump. Still, I believe that had […]
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  Boston Market, formerly known as Boston Chicken, began serving its homestyle meals of spit-roasted rotisserie chickens, made-from-scratch cornbread, and creamy mac and cheese in 1985. As it grew in popularity, it had about 1,200 locations at one time, according to Restaurant Business.  Today there are just over 300 locations in the United States and Puerto […]
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An Amazon Just Walk Out technology powered store has opened at Lesley University in the US. Lesley University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its students can now experience a frictionless shopping experience on campus, with the likes of snacks and drinks available to buy. In a LinkedIn post, Brisbane Vaillancourt, Regional Vice President […]
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Glenn Faulkner has taken on the role of Hardware Product Manager at checkout-free stores firm AiFi. Faulkner joined the company in 2020, as Technical Program Manager, and was most recently Solutions Architect. Prior to AiFi, he was Client Delivery Analyst at Bossa Nova Robotics. His CV also includes stints as E-commerce Manager at J E […]
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Seeking to better serve the estimated one in four American adults with a disability, Starbucks will use its new Inclusive Spaces Framework for all newly opened and renovated company-owned stores in the U.S. The first store, in Washington, D.C., features optimized lighting and acoustics for better visual and audible communication and accessible equipment designs for […]
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The New York Times reports this morning that “in the latest sign of a growing backlash within corporate America” against the authority exercised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Amazon is arguing that the 88-year-old federal agency is unconstitutional. The position, taken in a legal filing made yesterday, echoes a similar position taken in […]
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Today, Mark Greaney – author of The Gray Man series of novels – returns to MNB for a conversation about his newest book, “The Chaos Agent.” I’m a big fan of Greaney’s work, and I found “The Chaos Agent” to be one of his best, a page turner that focuses on nefarious uses for AI […]
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Today’s guest post comes from Gavin Magaha, Senior Director of Value Delivery at Kalderos. Gavin discusses the problems manufacturers face in accessing and standardizing drug discount data. These data are necessary to avoid duplicate discounts and comply with regulatory requirements. To learn more about how the Inflation Reduction Act adds to challenges of drug discount […]
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Repurpose Global, an organization that brings brand leaders, consumers and policymakers together to combat plastic waste, has launched a $1 million fund to give companies equitable access to reuse and refill solutions. Approximately 70% of plastic reduction is achievable through reuse, refill and new delivery models, according to the UN. However, brands face complex barriers […]
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by Kevin Coupe You may have noticed in recent weeks a commercial for Instacart that features a man being able to place his grocery order from a remote location: Clever ad.  Though, as it happens, not all that different from a TV commercial from a quarter century ago that thematically was exactly the same – […]
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The Associated Press reports that Amazon has been ordered by Mexico’s Federal Commission on Economic Competition (COFECE) to reveal its algorithms and inform vendors on the platform “of all the variables and factors that are taken into consideration in selecting promoted items, to encourage certainty and transparency.” In addition, COFECE is ordering Amazon to “wall […]
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One of the benefits of being a RangeMe Starter or Premium subscriber brand is the opportunity to submit products to buyers who have immediate, limited-time opportunities that take place throughout the year. During these campaigns, retailers, distributors and foodservice operators invite brands that meet specific criteria to submit their products to be considered for placement […]
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Amidst the rise of artificial intelligence and changing customer preferences, the retail industry is experiencing a significant transformation. This means it’s more crucial than ever for your retail business to keep up and provide the best experience for your customers. Value-driven customers seek high-quality service and fair prices for the products they purchase. They often […]
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Instacart has laid off 250 employees in a move to “reshape” the newly public company, as it looks to “focus on our most promising initiatives and execute more efficiently to a flatter organization,” said CEO Fidji Simo on a call detailing the grocery tech company’s Q4 and full year 2023 results. Simo also shared that […]
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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
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ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
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We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]

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