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  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Texas — The next milestone in the development of a vibrant community dedicated to nonfoods products within FMI – The Food Industry Association will be reached in September, when the group’s first business conference devoted to such categories is convened here. Held in conjunction with FMI’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), the nonfoods event will […]
  1. Data & Insights
There’s a lot of debate about what it takes to create scroll-stopping ads and award-winning campaigns, but here’s one truth we’ll always stand by: Market research is the backbone of every successful strategy.  When you know how to do market research, you have the power to understand consumers and make data-led decisions with confidence. Without […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
SAN FRANCISCO — Sally Beauty and Instacart have announced a partnership to offer same-day delivery. Customers can now select from over 7,000 products to be delivered in as fast as an hour. The partnership will be available nationwide with offerings from more than 2,200 Sally Beauty store locations, following a successful smaller collaboration with Instacart […]
  1. Data & Insights
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – dunnhumby, the global leader in Customer Data Science, along with its corporate venture capital arm, dunnhumby ventures, has launched a new platform designed for early-stage startups, enterprise partners, and investors in Retail and Consumer Goods technology sectors to cultivate strategic alliances across the ecosystem. “The Retail Innovation Network has two overarching goals: (i) […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Webinar Building brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences LGBTQ+ consumers welcome brand engagement—provided it’s done in an authentic and inclusive way. Watch our latest webinar and learn how to build brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences.   Watch the webinar Webinar Building brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences LGBTQ+ consumers welcome brand engagement—provided it’s done in an authentic and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
While some are still debating how to define country music, others like Urban One’s 93Q in Houston embraced the cultural moment sparked by Beyoncé’s latest release—and across the audio landscape, so did listeners. On the day of Cowboy Carter’s release, music video network Vevo reported a 38% increase in views of country music videos globally.  […]
  1. Data & Insights
Father’s Day 2023 saw record-breaking sales, exceeding $22.9 billion, marking a significant milestone for retailers across the country. This impressive achievement highlights the growing importance of Father’s Day as a key shopping event and reflects changing consumer behaviors and preferences. In this edition, we’ll dive deep into the factors behind last year’s Father’s Day sales […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“What’s the one thing my business needs to do to be successful?” It’s a question asked around the world, at TED talks, conferences, bars, and boardrooms. No matter the size of your business, it’s something everyone wants to know. And the answer boils down to one thing, knowing your customers.  And when we say knowing […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Imagine throngs of festival-goers pulsing with energy, immersed in the electrifying atmosphere of Coachella. The air is alive with the beat of the music, the vibrant colors of the crowd and the tangible excitement that permeates every corner of the festival grounds. Now, imagine capturing that very essence and weaving it into the fabric of […]
  1. Retailer Media
If you search for a waffle weave blanket on Amazon, summer styles at Target or a dishwasher at Best Buy, there’s a good chance that the first search results you’ll see will be sponsored ads. You might also get a promotional banner at the top of the page and a nicely branded video after a […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In the simplest terms, an innovator is someone who creates or introduces something new. But in the world of retail, innovators have the power and potential to do so much more: they drive cutting-edge tech implementations, unlock new revenue opportunities and help drive a brand into a new era of relevance and impact.   This year’s […]
  1. Data & Insights
With retail media ad spend projected to reach $140 billion this year, companies outside of retail seeking new revenue streams have an opportunity to dominate the next wave of media networks. Where retailers carved out a unique ability to deliver closed-loop media measurement, large-scale businesses in verticals such as travel, sports, entertainment and delivery services […]
  1. Data & Insights
 To optimize brand and product discovery across all channels, brands have to optimize their product data. However, many merchants struggle to create, manage and update this data effectively, while integrating it with relevant customer insights. Zoovu is designed to provide a single, scalable platform designed to help merchants support end-to-end product discovery and create content […]
  1. CPG: Food
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Julie Bowerman, Chief Marketing Officer at Kellanova, a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, and North America frozen foods, with iconic, world-class brands and strong underlying growth momentum and profitability. Follow Julie Bowerman on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliebowerman/ Follow Kellanova on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kellanova/Follow […]
  1. Data & Insights
Walmart Data Ventures has introduced Digital Landscapes, a self-service module designed to reveal insights into the digital behaviors of Walmart shoppers online — particularly those behaviors that precede the consumer’s point of decision. With the new tool, suppliers can glean insights including: Where shoppers start their journey to find products; When they find a supplier’s […]
  1. Media & Marketing
When influencers first burst on the scene it was all about selling products. But as consumer trends evolve, influencers have taken on more diverse roles, and with that, they’re attracting new audiences. So let’s have a look at how influencer marketing is changing: Influencers’ role has evolved As a group, influencer followers are maturing The […]
  1. Channel: Club
For the fourth year, Retail TouchPointsand Design:Retailare revealing a new class of emerging leaders worth knowing. The 40 Under 40 Awards and its winners represent the diversity of the retail industry and its various players: brands, technology vendors, agencies and consultancies, and design firms. And at the brand level, we have the honor of spotlighting […]
  1. Data & Insights
Today’s guest post comes from Jan Nielsen, Patient Solutions Division President at AssistRx. Jan discusses the challenges facing life sciences organizations’ patient support program reverification processes. Jan then highlights how the right vendor can help overcome these challenges for both pharmacy and medical benefit products. She offers real-world examples how of AssistRx implements these solutions […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Webinar Driving value through women’s sports: spotlight on Google & WNBA Join Nielsen on Tuesday, June 25th, Noon ET Register now Webinar Driving value through women’s sports: spotlight on Google & WNBA Join Nielsen on Tuesday, June 25th, Noon ET Register now By now, we’ve all heard that women’s sports are having a moment. That […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Where do TV ads come from? Contrary to popular belief, media buying isn’t something that ad execs do over martini lunches on Madison Ave. Let’s bust that Mad Men myth and take a closer look at the modern world of media buying. The media buying playing field It’s simple enough on paper: a network, TV […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Service is a mission-critical activity that deserves your attention today and every day. Key findings and surprises from Bizrate Insights’ January 2024 survey of 900 online shoppers provide a framework to view what is most important to the demanding online shopper. Retailers must beware. A look at the mindset of the online shopper relative to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Data & Insights
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 […]
  1. Data & Insights
Accurate traffic counting is essential for understanding customer behavior and improving store performance in a furniture store. A reliable traffic counter helps in measuring foot traffic, assessing marketing efforts, and making informed staffing decisions. Here’s how to choose the best traffic counter for your furniture store: 1. Identify Your Needs and Goals Before selecting a […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
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 […]
  1. CPG: Food
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 […]
  1. Data & Insights
Walmart’s Data Ventures division has announced the international expansion of the Walmart Luminate data insights platform, beginning with Walmex in Mexico and followed by Walmart Canada later this year.   Launched a little over three years ago to drive more value for both the Walmart business and its suppliers, Walmart Luminate gives the retailer’s suppliers access […]
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  1. Channel: Mass
  2. CPG: Food & Bev
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  4. Department & Category
  5. Department: Consumer Durables
  6. Department: Food
  7. Department: Nonfood
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  9. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  10. Media & Marketing
  11. Data & Insights
  12. International
  13. Shopper & Customer
  14. Technology & Innovation
  15. Trends & External Forces
  16. Operations & Supply Chain
  17. Stores & Formats
Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
  1. Retail Operations
  2. Retail Operations
US consumer perceptions of CX quality are now at their lowest point since the inception of the CX Index. Read a few of the key takeaways from our just-launched report. Forrester has just released the results from its annual Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) rankings. Unfortunately, US consumer perceptions of CX quality have dropped for an unprecedented […]

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