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Tesco’s website and app have been offline for a number of hours due to a major system outage. Twelve hours ago, the grocery giant posted on Twitter: “We’re experiencing an issue with our website and app and are working hard to get things back up and running. We apologise for any inconvenience.” We’re experiencing an […]
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This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
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It’s Friday, the week is nearly done, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Tesco, Gorillas and Walmart. 1. Tesco opens Trigo powered GetGo checkout-free store Tesco has launched its first high street […]
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Gone are the days of consumers who prefer to visit retail locations to research, upgrade, or purchase their smartphones. Research indicates that just 25% of consumers go to a CSP’s physical storefront for product research. And a mere 31% of shoppers make an in-person purchase. Telco retail trends data shows that digital channels are skyrocketing […]
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British consumers have global tastes – and the COVID-19 crisis appears to have further whetted their appetites for international products. The influential British magazine Retail Week has identified the desire for more adventurous flavours in food and drink as a critical trend for U.K. retail in 2021, enabling consumers unable to travel internationally to taste […]
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Mark Cuban, the serial entrepreneur and investor, joins Scott to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, use-cases for digital assets, and where SEC regulations might come in. Mark also shares why he’s bullish on AI, offers his thoughts on stimulus spending, and explains why Robinhood may not be as bad as Scott thinks. Follow Mark on Twitter, @mcuban.  […]
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Amazon is rolling out “Local Selling,” a set of services that allow local and regional retailers to offer both in-store pickup and fast delivery to nearby customers. With this new option, sellers can offer in-store pickup for products and services to shoppers in specific ZIP codes. In some instances, customers will be able to purchase […]
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The global vice president and mother offers advice for aspiring leaders to build their careers. What is the path for aspiring communicators to rise to the top of the profession? “I believe careers are a bit like a chess game,” Allyson Park, global vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Wrigley, shared in an interview […]
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Digital receipts start-up Flux introduces Flux Offers, a rewards feature that allows retailers to provide instant cashback to UK shoppers, with cashback credited to a customer’s bank account moments after purchasing  Flux Offers gives businesses more opportunities to drive growth, allowing retailers total control over their cashback offers, including promoting specific products or product ranges […]
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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the U.K., the company said Thursday. “The majority of our patients and customers see their pharmacist […]
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The Kroger Co. is building upon the first-party targeted advertising services it offers CPG brand advertisers. Kroger’s media advertising business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM), based on its 84.51° data analytics subsidiary, is launching a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. Known as the Kroger Private Marketplace, the service allows advertising agencies and CPG brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data […]
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Target will raise the number of its in-store Apple shops from 17 to 36 ahead of the holidays. “The strength of our assortment of national and owned brands, the expertise of our team members and the incredible value we offer make Target an unmatched destination for electronics and accessories,” said Nikhil Nayar, Target’s senior vice […]
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Over the last two years, Gen Zers and millennials changed mobile carriers or internet service providers (ISPs) nearly two times more than Gen Xers and baby boomers, according to a Salesforce Consumer Sentiment Survey. This spells trouble for traditional communications service providers (CSPs) still holding out hope for a committed-for-life customer base.  Today, younger generations […]
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If you’re over the age of 25,  I’d be willing to bet this headline produced an involuntary groan or eye-roll. I hear you and I’m with you—but at the end of the day, there is no denying the extraordinary power that TikTok holds. At 1 billion+ users and counting, TikTok needs no introduction, but a […]
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What Are Product Attributes? Attributes are a unique combination of claims, certifications, nutrition facts, ingredients, allergens, brand positioning, and consumer ways of eating to deliver a complete view of the factors driving consumer decisions. SPINS Product Intelligence offers a variety of attribute types for products across the health and wellness market. Get to know more […]
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Emerging Brands Shopper Statistics & Behaviors You Need to Know [Infographic] Ryan Riccordel… Thu, 10/14/2021 – 10:51am Emerging brands, listen up! Shoppers are eager to discover smaller, lesser-known brands for a new and exciting buying experience. We surveyed 1,000 emerging brands shoppers and learned that, among first-time buyers of an emerging brand, 89% were likely […]
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U.S. online consumers are ready to spend heading into the holiday season but they also should get ready for out-of-stock messages, price hikes, and fewer deals, according to the Adobe holiday forecast.
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Own label products could be set for a boom in sales as inflation looms, according to a leading analyst. IRI (Information Resources Inc) says in one of its twice-yearly reports on demand signals for fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs) that forthcoming price increases might mean own label goods increase sales. But any own label boost […]
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Also: GE, Union Pacific and others announce vaccine mandates, how Facebook’s brand reputation affects user numbers, how personal storytelling offers COVID-19 messaging opportunities, and more. Hello, communicators: Big U.S. firms such as General Electric and Union Pacific have announced vaccine mandates for employees in response to President Biden’s Dec. 8 deadline. Other companies that have […]
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*The following op-ed originally appeared in Morning Consult on October 20, 2021. This Halloween is going to be a blowout. Retailers are going strong on their Halloween sets with about 27 percent more seasonal items on display per store than in 2020. Consumers are planning to celebrate in a big way, including young parents – 93 percent […]
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Acquisition Marks the First Time Instacart Is Introducing Cutting-Edge Technology and Products Designed to Transform the In-Store Shopping Experience for Retailers and Their Customers 
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Ecommerce in Europe is preparing for the busiest time of the year: the holiday season. However, many businesses aren’t sure they’ll be ready for what the holiday season brings, reveals the Ecommerce Trend Report published by Packhelp.  Ecommerce businesses in Europe feel as though they could do more According to the data sourced by Packhelp, […]
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Business Insider reports that Amazon and Starbucks have been working on the launch of a new format store – codenamed “Verde” – that would combine elements of a Starbucks coffee shop and the food sold in an Amazon Go store, using Just-Walk-Out checkout-free technology. According to the story, the format “was designed to build a […]
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The retail market is more competitive than ever before and shoppers are looking at more than just price when making a purchase decision. To stand out, companies will need to incorporate reputation-building strategies into their business model that promote brand loyalty from customers. If done correctly, brand loyalty translates to lasting customer relationships. Moreover, consumers […]
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YouTube announced earlier this year it would begin pilot testing livestream shopping with a handful of select creators. Now, the company is ready for a larger test of its live shopping platform, with plans to host a week-long live shopping event, “YouTube Holiday Stream and Shop,” starting on November 15. The event will allow viewers […]

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Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
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Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
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Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]

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