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The Associated Press reports that “American consumers are feeling less confident this month as concerns over a possible recession grew despite most recent data pointing to a healthy US economy. “The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 106.7 from a revised 110.9 in January. Analysts had […]
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Join YipitData’s Alex Matters and Nick Shields on Monday, March 4th at 1:30pm ET for a webcast on recent trends across the launch of our new Sports Goods & Clothing coverage (DKS, ASO, FL), followed by a live Q&A where you can get all your questions answered directly from our analysts. The team will discuss: […]
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For some time now, many retailers have been exploring the use of artificial intelligence to enhance various aspects of their business, from inventory placement to merchandising assortments. However, the conversation gained renewed momentum in 2023 with the emergence of ChatGPT and generative AI. This increased interest in the potential of AI to transform retail operations […]
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The annual leave report, conducted by HR systems specialist Access PeopleHR, analysed data from over 3,000 companies to reveal that the retail and wholesale sector has seen a 4.32% drop in annual leave taken per employee from 2022-2023. Nationally, annual leave taken has dropped by 7.6%… This story continues at Retail and wholesale workers taking 4% […]
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“When I get customer interaction I want it to count. Technology can help with that.” So said Naomi Simcock, Operations Director at John Lewis, in a Q&A conference session with consultant, Andrew Busby, at Smart Retail Tech Expo on 27th February at ExCel in London. “I’ve got a huge supply chain and other fixed costs, […]
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The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by James H. Dickerson, PhD, former Chief Scientific Officer at Consumer Reports. Follow James on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-h-dickerson-phd/ James answers these questions: Would you walk our audience through some of the pivotal professional experiences in your career that have led you to AMTIL? Can you share your […]
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  Retail food sales success can be found at the intersection of growing your share of stomach and your share of wallet according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated these two metrics play a crucial role in understanding consumer behavior and competitive dynamic driving success today within the […]
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After nearly a decade of reliance by marketers, traditional retargeting tactics like third-party cookies are going away. But when one door closes, another opens. Marketers interested in better understanding customer needs and preferences in order to provide more personalized and compelling offers are turning to identity solutions as not just a replacement for third-party cookies, […]
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COVID-19 may have started the fire, but the online shopping boom is showing no signs of burning out. As consumer expectations grow alongside this blazing industry, many are placing a stronger focus on the shipping experience itself. This is why retail giants like Amazon.com are making fast and free shipping incentives table stakes, with recent […]
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The call for brands and retailers to fortify their supply chains with robust traceability solutions has never been more urgent. Countries across the globe have enacted tighter due diligence laws to prevent child labor, poor working conditions, and environmental abuses, ranging from the United States’ Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, to the German Supply Chain […]
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Shop Price annual inflation eased to 2.5% in February, down from 2.9% in January, according to the BRC Nielsen Shop Price Index. Shop price annual growth is its lowest since March 2022. Food inflation decelerated to 5.0% in February, its lowest since May 2022, down from… This story continues at Cautious optimism amid February inflation dip […]
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“Retailers need to use AI more,” said Harmony Murphy, Retail Head of Advertising at Google UK&I, in an exclusive chat with RTIH after her opening Smart Retail Tech Expo keynote speech today at London ExCel, which discussed the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in the retail industry.  “Generative AI has democratised access and made the […]
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NEW YORK – Sales of store brands increased $10.1 billion to a record $236.3 billion last year compared to 2022, according to PLMA’s just-released 2024 Private Label Report. That represents a 4.7% rise in dollar sales in all outlets from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2023, versus the same period the prior year, according to […]
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I got several reactions to yesterday’s breaking news about the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filing suit to block Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. MNB fave Glen Terbeek wrote: So much mass marketing mentality.  We are past the 1960’s.   What about maximizing market performance of each local store and its shoppers through creating […]
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First, a quick ask: please take this 5-minute survey on martech composability. We’ll share the full results back with everyone. I bet it will be very interesting. Thank you! Okay, back to today’s post… I prefer empircal data over gut-feel prognostications. For 12 years, I’ve been told that SaaS in general — and martech in […]
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Many entrepreneurs have turned to e-commerce thanks to its incredible flexibility and extraordinary earning potential. However, as is the case with any business, there are challenges to be aware of — and the challenges in the e-commerce sector can be particularly unique, especially in the light of a tumultuous economy. How the Economy Affects E-Commerce Recent […]
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February is longer than usual this year, which means that you’ll have extra time to leap into our monthly curated selection of noteworthy news. In this issue: An update on the retail pharmacy shakeout Arguing for high drug prices A leading researcher provides a 340B reality check Physicians don’t want pharmacists getting uppity Plus, Dave […]
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Grocery price inflation has fallen to 5.3%, marking the lowest rate since March 2022 and a decrease of 1.5 percentage points from January, according to marketing data and analytics company Kantar. Take-home grocery sales grew in value by 5.1% for the four weeks to 18… This story continues at February sees a welcome easing of […]
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Mondra, a product footprinting and supply chain decarbonisation AI driven SaaS platform, has raised £3.6 million in pre-Series A funding.  Investors include 7 Generation Ventures, AlbionVC, GC Foodtech Ventures, Foodsparks by Peakbridge, Ponderosa Ventures, and Vala Capital.  The cash will be used to expedite Mondra’s roll-out to UK grocers, of whom, the company claims, 85% […]
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One of the most promising changes in the retail market has been the regrowth of consumer confidence. At the end of 2023, both financial well-being and future financial confidence hit the highest levels in two years. This has been facilitated by the easing rate of inflation and while, consumer attitudes are not back to where […]
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WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association, FMI – The Food Industry Association, the National Grocers Association, the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations contend that PBM Reforms in Medicare and Medicaid must be a priority as Congress nears a government-funding endgame. “As the […]
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  On average, grocery shoppers buy approximately 260 different items at the grocery store throughout the year, with just over 100 of them food items. It’s interesting to note that grocery store typically stock, a much larger variety of products, with an average of 35,829 items.  According to Steven Johnson grocery stores understand just how […]
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This week we’re reprising our November 2022 interview with Hal Lawton, President & CEO of Tractor Supply Co, a truly remarkable retailer that has delivered some of the strongest results of any brand during the past five years.   We explore Hal’s diverse journey from McKinsey, to Home Depot, to eBay, to Macy’s and on to Tennesee-based […]
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Welcome to the forefront of technological evolution where innovation meets intelligence — the dynamic realm of the Global Enterprise Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market. Enterprise AI is a subcategory of enterprise software that uses both advanced AI techniques and machine learning algorithms to help organizations improve their productivity and efficiency. In the dynamic landscape of modern […]
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The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “as more retailers fret over theft in California stores, it appears another major chain is reconsidering its use of self-checkout machines. “Following in Target’s footsteps, at least one California Walmart has roped off its self-checkout area, reports KTLA. The store is in West Hills, a community in Los Angeles […]
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Amazon.com U.S. retail sales will total $641.3 billion in 2024, an increase of 19.9 percent or $106.6 billion from 2023, according to a new report from digital retail consultancy Momentum Commerce that tracks Amazon’s U.S. retail sales as well as hundreds of Amazon product categories. According to the report, the following top-level, physical goods categories […]
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Testing for Ships in Product Packaging compatibility often involves “a series of drops and vibrations,” a packaging innovation team leader said. Sellers can expect fee discounts for program participation. Amazon is pulling back the curtain on how it’s teeing up more packages to arrive on doorsteps without Amazon logos. Last week, the Ships in Product Packaging program expanded by […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]

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