Industry Conferences and Events

Industry Conferences and Events

  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice have begun the process of rewriting merger guidelines in a way that will toughen the antitrust standards governing large mergers. CNBC reports that the two agencies are seeking public comment about where the regulations need to be revised, and the story suggests that the approach […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) (“Kraft Heinz”) will release its fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. A press release and supplemental materials, including a pre-recorded management discussion, will be issued before the market opens. Kraft Heinz management will then host a live question-and-answer session […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The US Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Biden administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) do not have the legal authority to mandate that private companies with 100 or more employees must have vaccine-or-test systems in place.  However, the Court did allow the government to require vaccinations for most health-care workers at […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A great email can turn ho-hum offers into lead generation blockbusters. A poor signup experience can doom an otherwise brilliant promotion. Strategic investment in digital experience can deliver outsized marketing returns. And your brand’s return on experience (ROX) is a necessary data indicator that tracks brand growth, customer engagement, and profitability. Whether you’re a marketing […]
  1. Department: Food
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and FMI – The Food Industry Association (FMI) yesterday announced that they are canceling the 2022 Annual Meat Conference  “out of respect for the health of our communities and due to the attention and consideration our respective members are putting into their operations.” The conference had been scheduled to […]
  1. Data & Insights
mmi Analytics, a provider of beauty industry insights, has raised £4.5 million from angel investors. The funding round was led by Nigel Wray, who previously invested in Domino’s Pizza, Nutmeg Saving and Investment, and Belluscura. Lord Stanley Fink, former CEO of Man Group, made a follow on investment in the round. Founded in 2005, London […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
FMI-The Food Industry Association announced yesterday that it is canceling its upcoming Midwinter Executive Conference, originally scheduled to take place later this month in Orlando, Florida. Leslie Sarasin, FMI’s president-CEO, said yesterday in an email that the event – the first in-person conference that the trade association had planned in almost two years – needed […]
  1. Media & Marketing
NEW YORK and MIAMI, January 7, 2022 – Mi9 Retail has been recognized by Retail Today magazine as a leader in the Merchandising category in Retail CIO Radar 2022, a first-of-its kind annual list of the most innovative and transformative retail technology solution providers. In making this selection, Retail Today’s editorial team analyzed the universe […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
CINCINNATI, Jan. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — P&G Ventures, the early-stage startup studio within Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), announced Lady Patch as the winner of the 2022 Innovation Challenge during the exciting virtual CES event. Chosen from a record number of submissions in the Innovation…
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CES® 2022 returns ‘home’ to Las Vegas today kicking off the world’s most influential tech event with innovation that will improve world health and safety and change lives around the globe. With more than 2300 exhibiting companies, including 800…
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon will add Stellantis’ all electric Ram ProMaster van to its delivery fleet when the vehicle launches in 2023. The e-commerce giant will be the first commercial customer of the van as part of a broader partnership focused on software development and in-vehicle technology, which was announced at the 2022 CES trade show in Las […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
LAS VEGAS — The L’Oréal Group has introduced Colorsonic and Coloright, its latest beauty tech innovations that it described as reinventing the hair color category. Colorsonic is a lightweight, handheld device that uses a process to mix hair color and apply it evenly, delivering consistent results for consumers at home. Coloright is an AI-connected hair […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
CES 2022, which is scheduled to begin today in Las Vegas with in-person press events, announced that the live show itself will end on Friday, January 7, instead of Saturday, January 8, as a safety precaution because of Covid-19. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which runs the show, has said that it expects up to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
While some big name companies have withdrawn from exhibiting at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), that hasn’t stopped others from bringing their technological innovations to Las Vegas. Many of the products on display use technology to make the lives of consumers healthier and happier with products designed to assist in health and beauty activities. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
 It looks as if the grocery foodservice sector is about to have a great year according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “maybe this time grocery stores will capitalize on the consumer trend that has changed the face of food retail the grocerant niche. Albertsonsis showing signs that […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Microsoft has made the decision to pull out of the the January CES 2022 show, citing concerns over the spread of the Omnicron variant. In so doing, the company joined other big exhibitors, including Meta (Facebook), Google, T-Mobile, Intel, Lenovo and TikTok in deciding not to participate. CES is pushing forward, however, and is working […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
(RTTNews) – Tech companies like T-Mobile, Lenovo, AT&T, TikTok are reducing their presence at CES 2022 due to rising Covid-19 cases. The CES is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas during the first week of January.
  1. Channel: Mass
NEW YORK – The Honest Company’s founder and chief creative officer Jessica Alba and CEO Nick Vlahos have been added to the list of speakers slated to appear next month at NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show. The pair will share insights on how the company has navigated the clean lifestyle movement to emerge as a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Design for retail experiences is a hot topic of conversation, especially as shoppers return to stores for the holiday season, still under the influence of a COVID pandemic. An EY study in August 2020, How Will Brands Adapt to a More Cautious Customer, found that 65% of consumers say they will be more aware of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Meta (Facebook), Twitter, T-Mobile, Amazon and Amazon’s subsidiary, Ring, are among the exhibitors that have canceled their participation in the CES 2022 in-person conference and exhibition scheduled for Jan. 5 – 8 in Las Vegas. Although the Consumer Technology Association is insisting that all attendees show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, exhibitors are wary of […]

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Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash. The acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest video gaming company. “We’re investing deeply in world-class content, community and the cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes […]
  1. Media & Marketing
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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]