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Augmented reality (AR) has evolved from a novelty into a critical investment for retailers that want to capture audience attention and dollars. Businesses that offer AR-driven experiences are 41% more likely to capture consumer attention than those that do not, according to Deloitte, and 66% of consumers are interested in using this tech while shopping. […]
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As the Grocerant Guru®, I’ve seen how the lines between grocery stores and restaurants have blurred, creating a new dining paradigm that’s perfectly suited to solve the Memorial Day meal dilemma. As we approach this long weekend, families across the United States are preparing for celebrations and gatherings. Yet, the perennial question looms: what to […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
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L’Oréal Paris, Walmart and Snapchat have teamed up for a new phygital integration designed to bring hair colors from the beauty brand’s Féria line to life in stores. Image courtesy Snapchat At Walmart stores nationwide, Féria hair dye boxes have been equipped with QR codes that shoppers can scan to try the colors on via […]
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Editor’s Note: As the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) nears, we’re highlighting recent coverage of some of the speakers and companies that will be taking the stage in Chicago, June 4-6, 2024. Brendon Garner, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of KIKI, will discuss the future of loyalty with Kelly Cook of David’s Bridal and Bobby Stephens of […]
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The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Liz Buchanan, President, North America at NielsenIQ, the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, delivering the most complete understanding of consumer buying behavior and full retail  tracking/measurement while revealing new pathways to growth. This episode is sponsored by NielsenIQ. Follow Liz Buchanan on LinkedIn at: Follow NielsenIQ […]
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Don’t miss your chance to enter (free of charge) the leading awards event for the retail tech space. Deadline for 2024 RTIH Innovation Awards entries is late October with our 2024 winners being announced at an awards ceremony in Central London on Thursday, 21st November. The awards celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Acosta Group announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CROSSMARK, including its headquarter Sales Agency and Retail Solutions businesses, and Product Connections, a marketing services business, from WIS International. WIS International will retain its inventory verification services business. This transaction will further accelerate Acosta Group’s ongoing transformation, enhancing […]
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Campaigns rely on the seemingly delicate mix of brand and performance needed to maximize full-funnel visibility. Having analyzed hundreds of thousands of marketing mix decisions, we’ve seen the pendulum swing hard from brand to performance in recent years. Consider that it was barely ten years ago that Binet and Field published The Long and the […]
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The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Kim Cox, Managing Director for North America eCommerce at NielsenIQ, the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, delivering the most complete understanding of consumer buying behavior and full retail  tracking/measurement while revealing new pathways to growth. This episode is sponsored by NielsenIQ Follow Kim Cox on LinkedIn […]
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If you are looking to secure a contract with a retail buyer, there are a few musts everyone should follow. One of these key rules is to only contact a buyer if you are prepared. Buyers can’t stand when vendors have not prepared before a sales presentation – it wastes the time of the buyer, […]
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Take-home grocery sales rose by 2.9% over the four weeks to 12 May, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel. Grocery price inflation has also fallen for the fifteenth month in a row to 2.4%, the lowest level since October 2021. Fraser McKevitt, head of… This story continues at Grocery price inflation falls again as […]
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Francine Li Beauty curation and membership company IPSY has hired a new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to support the brand’s growth and innovation. Francine Li will report to CEO Scott Gilbertson, leading all marketing and communications to not only effectively engage current community members but also reach new customers. As someone who is deeply passionate […]
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MELVILLE, NY — KISS Products Inc. recently launched the “imPRESS Yourself” advertising campaign featuring the “imPRESS Express.” The international multimedia campaign, developed by the EGC Group , offered a first-of-its-kind showcase to demonstrate the speed and ease-of-use for both the imPRESS Press-on Manicure and the imPRESS Press-On Falsies. EGC said its mission was to create ads that […]
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Dr. Adam J. Fein, president of Drug Channels Institute (DCI) and the author of Drug Channels, invites you to join him for DCI’s new live video webinar: The 340B Drug Pricing Program: Trends, Controversies, and Outlook This event will be broadcast live on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET This […]
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Retail TouchPoints is announcing winners of the fifth annual Brand Experience Awards, a program designed to spotlight the brands and retailers that are reimagining and elevating customer experiences across all channels. This year, we’ve identified 24 organizations that have successfully differentiated through their loyalty programs, marketing strategies, in-store experiences and even their approach to last […]
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I’m returning from giving a keynote talk in Europe on different types of marketing myopia, and gave some thought this week to category myopia. There’s a famous Jeff Bezos quote attributed to an early Amazon shareholder letter: “We’re not competitor obsessed, we’re customer obsessed. We start with what the customer needs, and then we work […]
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Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including Dunnes Stores, Tesco Ireland, Aldi Ireland, Kwayga, Ordergroove, Heineken, Blue Yonder, Wolt, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, and the 2014 RTIH Innovation Awards. Sainsbury’s and Microsoft connect as grocery giant looks to boost customer and colleague experience with artificial intelligence Sainsbury’s and Microsoft […]
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  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® and his team, have been closely observing the battle for the consumer’s stomach among restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores. The recent Numerator’s Consumer Confidence report provides some interesting insights into this ongoing competition.  The report reveals a slight dip in consumer confidence in […]
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  In just another example of how Kroger still can’t quite figure out grocerant niche ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh prepared food. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA. based Foodservice Solutions® believes the line between customer relevance and price for a meal fresh prepared, flavorful, and fast meal is very close to $5 once again […]
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Today’s guest post is from Dr. Preeti Parikh, a practicing pediatrician and VP, Executive Medical Director at GoodRx. At the recent Publicis Health Media HealthFront event, Preeti hosted a dialogue on the main stage with Dr. Minisha Sood. They discussed new GoodRx research and had a candid discussion about their daily challenges in caring for […]
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Whether April’s pause is a blip — a downturn before spending picks up again — may be no sure bet. The looming question remains: Was April a temporary halt to consumer spending, or did it signal a continued tightening of budgets, potentially prolonging a downturn for merchants as summer draws near? This week, we will […]
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  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® it not to late to review the following ten insights before you step on the floor of the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, this year. Before the Show: 1.       Set Goals and Priorities: Determine what you want to achieve at the show. […]
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Fortnum & Mason has selected RELEX Solutions for forecasting and replenishment capabilities. By replacing its existing legacy system with RELEX, the retailer’s goals for the project align with its strategic objectives to reduce waste and ensure world class customer satisfaction. RELEX partner Demandtex will support the project with implementation and consulting services.  As well as […]
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Advanced audiences, also referred to as audience segments, is industry shorthand for groups of people that marketers put together for ad targeting purposes, using demographics, interests, media habits, shopping behavior and many other attributes curated from internal and external records. Advanced audience targeting has been around for a long time for many digital channels. But […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at petco.com for […]

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