Industry Conferences and Events

Industry Conferences and Events

  1. Retail Ecosystem
Our guest this week is Matt Alexander, co-founder and CEO of Neighborhood Goods, recorded live at GroceryShop in Las Vegas.  In a wide-ranging and thought-provoking interview, we first learn about the inspiration and evolution of Neighborhood Goods from a big picture vision to three physical locations (Dallas, New York and Austin, with more on the way). […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
The Boston Globe reports that “as Americans redesign their lives for the contours of a ‘post-pandemic’ existence, Thursday is enjoying a renaissance. “The once unremarkable day that historically predated the weekend has recently taken on a newfound importance, say bar and restaurant operators around Greater Boston. It’s busier than before COVID — sometimes so much […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
RETHINK Retail is pleased to announce the exclusive community of Global Retail Leaders. This collective is comprised of senior executives leading vision and transformation at the world’s top retail companies and the trajectory of the retail industry as a whole. The Global Retail Leaders (GRL) is a worldwide network of the most influential executives with […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The National Grocers Association (NGA), which represents independent supermarket operators, issued a statement on Wednesday contending that a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule on food traceability would disproportionately hurt small grocers. The trade group notes that the proposed rule aims to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for persons who manufacture, process, pack […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Our guest this week is Andrew Lipsman, Principal Analyst at Insider Intelligence, recorded live at the recently completed GroceryShop event in Las Vegas.  We go deep into the burgeoning world of retail media networks, exploring what they are, how they work, and why they have become arguably the most exciting growth area for retailers in […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by the co-hosts of the Fresh Four (Andrea Leigh & Melissa Burdick) and the CPG Scoop (Risa Crandall & Jennifer Silverberg). The episode was recorded at the Groceryshop conference in Las Vegas. We engage in a wide-ranging conversation about Digital Leadership in CPG/Retail. Follow […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Bloomberg reports that “the US Federal Trade Commission plans to make wider use of its 1914 founding statute to police anticompetitive behavior by companies in the internet age,” issuing a new policy statement signaling its intention to prevent “unfair methods of competition. “FTC Chair Lina Khan said the policy, which re-affirms Section 5 of the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Fast, scalable grocery fulfillment has become the norm, exponentially accelerated over the past few years by the COVID-19 pandemic and consumers’ increasing need for convenience. Whether in-store shopping or grocery ordering, seamless experiences are the name of the game, as evidenced by an increase in online grocery technology.  A recent McKinsey report found that grocery […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
 PacSun is one of the most beloved brands among Gen Z consumers. Tyler MacDonald attributes the retailer’s longevity to its focus on being authentic and relevant across all channels.   As Senior Manager of Influencers and Social Media, Tyler leverages a core strategy that revolves around four core pillars:   Nostalgia;  Humor;   Being trend-focused; and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Matthew A. Smith, director, marketplace strategy & business development for food, consumables, health & wellness at Walmart Marketplace, the 3P online seller marketplace at the world’s most elite retailer. Follow Matthew on LinkedIn at: Walmart Marketplace on LinkedIn at: Walmart Marketplace […]
  1. Retailer Media
C-store behemoth 7-Eleven has joined the lengthening list of retailers starting up a retail media network, with the likely impact being that it will be able to siphon off ad dollars from suppliers. The name:  Gulp. The Path to Purchase Institute (P2PI) quotes Ben Tienor, director of brand and customer insights at 7-Eleven,  as saying […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Our guest this week is Ivonne Kinser, VP of Marketing & Innovation for Avocados from Mexico, the innovative marketing organization that has delivered some truly remarkable results. In our fourth episode recorded live at last month’s GroceryShop event in Las Vegas, we get the inside story of how AFM went from start-up to advertising on […]
  1. Media & Marketing
‘Tis (almost) the season! Retail and etail spend massively on measurable digital advertising. This is true all year long, but recent studies show at least 26.8% of retail sales happen during Q4. Additionally, retailers typically devote 25% of their annual budgets to media during the four-day shopping period from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, according […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
While at Groceryshop 2022, RETHINK Retail met Ron Bevan, Enterprise Sales Director at Amperity, to explore how Amperity is trusted by the world’s most loved brands to accelerate their shift to first-party customer relationships. Amperity has revolutionized the way brands identify, understand, and connect with their customers by leveraging AI to deliver a comprehensive and […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Wes Schroll, co-founder & CEO of Fetch, America’s leading mobile consumer engagement platform with over 18 million monthly active users. This episode was recorded at the 2022 Groceryshop conference in Las Vegas, NV Follow Wes Schroll on LinkedIn at: Fetch on LinkedIn […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
We are excited to release a series of bonus episodes recorded live in Las Vegas at the recently completed GroceryShop 2022 conference. Our second special guest is Krystina Gustafson, SVP Content at ShopTalk and GroceryShop, whom we caught up with just as the conference was wrapping up. Krystina provides a behind the scenes look at […]
  1. Data & Insights
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. While at Groceryshop 2022, we sat down with Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with retailers and brands to transform and manage their businesses with technology. Capgemini offers expertise in multiple business needs, including strategy and design, operations, the fast-evolving […]
  1. Data & Insights
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 […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
  Groceryshop 2022 took place September 19 – 22 and welcomed its largest ever audience of brand leaders, excited to be back in person and ready to learn from and alongside one another.  The MikMak team welcomed customers and industry friends at our booth with swag bags full of products and case studies from our […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
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 […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022, the leading event for grocery and CPG! During the show, we learned all about the future of grocery and the latest technology available to grocers from trailblazing speakers and exhibitors, like Sam’s Club, Fortinet, Diebold Nixdorf, Amperity, Alviere, Cooler Screens and much more. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Heath took place this week, designed to address food insecurity in the nation, and Albertsons, FMI-The Food Industry Association, and the National Grocers Association (NGA)_ all released statements in which they made commitments going forward. •  Albertsons said that “it will contribute new goals and initiatives designed […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Bringing back the “theater of retail” is a priority for Jason Buechel, the new chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, a business unit of, Inc., who spoke at the Groceryshop conference held Sept. 19-22 in Las Vegas.
  1. Media & Marketing
We’re recording live this week from the just wrapped GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas. Our guest this week is Tim Simmons, SVP & Chief Product Officer of Sam’s Club, who takes  us deep into the transformation process that he’s been helping lead. We learn how Walmart and Sam’s Club have been evolving and accelerating the […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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  2. Department: Consumer Durables
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  1. Trends & External Forces
  2. Channel: Grocery
  3. Department: HBC
  4. ESG
  5. Media & Marketing
  6. Trends & External Forces
  7. Associates & Employees
  8. Merchandising
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Corporate Finance
  4. Corporate Purpose
  5. ESG
  6. Media & Marketing
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  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]