Data & Insights

Articles about data, insights and solutions in the retail and CPG industries.

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PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – Market Performance Group (MPG) has acquired The Creative Partners Group (The CPG). The deal will further expand MPG’s best-in-class omnichannel strategy and services capabilities at Target Corp. and throughout the retail marketplace, the company said. Marc Greenberger   Described as a one-stop retail powerhouse, The CPG is one of the country’s […]
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RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
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RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. While at Groceryshop 2022, we sat down with Prodege to learn more about their cutting-edge marketing and consumer insights platform. With Prodege, leading brands and retailers can uncover the answers to their business questions, acquire new customers, increase revenue, and […]
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The power of audience profiling lies in the ability to target your ideal customers by understanding exactly what makes them tick. Without it, you’re reducing your chances of landing effective marketing campaigns. But the problem is, attributing audience profiling directly to revenue results is a challenge all marketers face. How can you tell if it’s […]
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It’s no longer breaking news that customers want multiple ways to shop. Whether it’s through online ordering with curbside pickup or purchasing directly from a retailer, meeting the omnichannel demands of the modern consumer requires brands to support several buying options in the most useful, convenient, and accurate way.  In other words, we want our […]
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Data gathering and analysis play a significant role in modern business. As big data and cloud technologies continue to grow, so does the importance of data. Companies are turning towards centralized data storage and collection.  Making the most of all the data that enters a business is crucial. In other words, modern companies need to […]
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Charts are the language of business, used every day at all levels to convey information. But too often, they’re an incomprehensible mashup of pies, bars, gauges, dots and lines that leaves the reader no more informed about the topic at hand. The good news is it’s almost certainly not your fault — it’s the charts […]
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With customer acquisition costs (CACs) increasing, brands are investing more than ever into marketing and advertising to get shoppers into stores and clicking on “buy” buttons. Yet this focus on the top of the funnel means brands are neglecting some of the most crucial moments in the customer journey. Specifically, those that happen post-purchase, when […]
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With the global economic downturn, inflation, ongoing supply chain challenges, and uncertainty due to the Ukraine war, this year’s holiday shopping season promises to be very challenging. Will people be in the mood to spend despite the gloom? Or will they rein in their enthusiasm and save for the year ahead? With these issues in […]
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Few words have been used and overused more than “data.” What emerged from a series of zeros and ones has evolved into a critical pillar of every business. Data drives all aspects of a company, from research, buying behaviors, stock/inventory levels, assortment plan, replenishment, website design, store merchandising, staffing and finance to product lifecycle and […]
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) is out with its assessment of August spending, concluding that while “consumers remain worried about high inflation and Federal Reserve interest rate hikes intended to bring inflation under control,” they are not so worried that they’ve stopped spending.  The rate of spending growth may have slowed a bit, but “consumer […]
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American consumers believe that food inflation is 5.1 percent higher than it is in reality, according to new research from dunnhumby. “Consumers are responding by changing their shopping behavior, and perhaps most troublingly, nearly a third are cutting back or completing eliminating some meals,” said Grant Steadman, president for North America at dunnhumby. “Retailers and […]
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New Retail Trust Index reveals the use of cookies and trackers by UK’s top retail brands. Empathy.co, leaders in innovative and ethical commerce search, has launched the Retail Trust Index (RTI), to examine the online tracking practices across the retail industry, and the impact of intrusive data practices on consumer trust.  The RTI shows that […]
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  Walmart is targeting the next generation of consumers with interactive participatory marketing that it hopes to edify its relationship with a new generation of consumers according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   In what it hopes is branding coup, Walmart recently debuted 2 digital play experiences that tie […]
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The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
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Last month, IQVIA quietly released a fascinating new report on discount cards. (Link below.) The research was sponsored by the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM). Below, I highlight three unexpected findings from the data regarding GoodRx’s market position, when people use discount cards, how much they save, and why PBMs should still be worried about […]
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Empathy.co has launched the Retail Trust Index (RTI), with the aim of examining online tracking practices across the retail industry, and the impact of intrusive data practices on consumer trust.  This shows that consumers when shopping online with the UK’s leading retailers will be on average tracked by ten separate trackers, and over 50% were […]
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  School is well underway in most of the USA and teachers are scrambling to lean every student’s name, create good weekly lesson plans, and enjoin students with the love of learning.  The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® encourages everyone to help Subwayby submitting a nomination for a Subway catered teachers lunch at […]
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In a recent conversation with my retired cousin, I noticed she still referred to tech companies as “dot-coms.” It’s a common perception, but the industry has moved beyond websites to apps, devices, the cloud, and more. The umbrella term has moved to “tech,” short for technology. She hasn’t used “dot-com” since.  While my cousin quickly […]
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Ganderlytics, a proprietary analytics platform developed by Gander, empowers retailers to access and probe their data on all aspects of wastage at store, area, or head office level. The platform provides a comprehensive insight into ‘reduced to clear’ stock, wastage, store compliance, redistribution, and customer engagement. Gander has partnered with many retailers and said it […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]
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Amazon.com has been accused of spying on Americans through a variety of devices, but those concerns do not appear to have significantly affected the company’s sales. “By and large, negative consumer attitudes to data collection across smart home and other areas have largely been ameliorated by the services received in return,” said Jonathan Collins, an […]
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The new list of the 50 fastest growing e-commerce brands of the past year reveals that the top 25 US ecommerce brands generated more than $341 million in revenue over a 12-month period (2020-2021). A specialist bicycle wheel store has emerged as the fastest-growing ecommerce brand in the US, with a staggering 13x (1,357%) growth […]
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Amid evolving consumer preferences and a myriad of business challenges across food retail, organizations have turned to digital transformation as a source of support for their physical supply chain and stores. Among the most prevalent innovative adoptions is the applied use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. However, as economic volatility has increased and consumer […]
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Despite the optimism within the retail industry that a return to normal might be seen at some point in 2022, as we move through the back half of the year, the state of the retail industry is perhaps in a more vexing and fragmented state than it was when the year began. After two-and-a-half years […]
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Across the e-commerce landscape, brands and business leaders are reckoning with economic conditions that present serious challenges to growth and profitability. Inflation is higher and consumer sentiment lower than at any point in multiple decades. Continuing disruptions from compounding crises of the pandemic, supply chain, and war in Ukraine have rendered nearly every organization’s growth […]
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CHICAGO – Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to the latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) released Monday. The perceived rate of food at home inflation is 5.1% higher than the dunnhumby Consumer Pulse report from February […]

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Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]

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