Industry Conferences and Events

Industry Conferences and Events

  1. Agencies & Vendors
What makes a supplier successful on RangeMe? That’s a question I sought to answer at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show, held recently in New York City. I met with over a dozen suppliers, who each got onto retail shelves from connections or direct purchases made on RangeMe. During our discussions, these brands – which […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Consumers are dynamic not static.  In 2022 there is no doubt that food marketers that want to reach their primary and secondary target customers are forced to shift how and where they spend their marketing dollars in order to garner the best results according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
While at Shoptalk Europe, RETHINK Retail stopped by Quantum Metric’s booth to chat with Alexander Thomson, the company’s Vice President of EMEA, about the shift to digital and how retailers can blend agility and data together to get to their customers’ goals quicker. According to Alex, retailers today must understand that “each customer is unique […]
  1. Data & Insights
The Summer Fancy Foods Show finally made its comeback this year after a two-year long hiatus, with the previous in-person show happening in 2019. From June 12-14, over 1800 exhibitors took over the Javits Center in New York City to display a variety of goods representing every single subcategory you can think of in the […]
  1. International
In this episode, PVSB speaks with Cristina Marinucci, Sr Director & Global Head of Shopper Insights & Analytics at Mondelēz International, an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company. Follow Cristina Marinucci on LinkedIn at: Follow Mondelēz on LinkedIn at: Mondelēz online at: Cristina spoke to Peter while attending the 2022 Shoptalk […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Virgin Group Acquisition Corp. II (VGII), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Virgin Group, has closed its acquisition of Grove Collaborative and will change its name to Grove Collaborative Holdings. Grove Collaborative Holdings will take Grove Collaborative public on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GROV, while Grove Collaborative […]
  1. Data & Insights
While attending the latest retail events this year, the RETHINK Retail team met with many of our Top Retail Influencers to find out their thoughts on the current trends in retail. Check out our video now to learn more about the metaverse, sustainability, combining physical and digital experiences, and more! And thank you to our #TRI2022 […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Gen Z and Millennials are digital natives and they can turn on a dime, find fresh food fast when they want to according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Regular readers of this blog know that Gen Z and Millennials are in constant search for food discover.  Well during […]
  1. Department: Beverage
A wide array of new products were on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show, including pasta in new shapes, such as cascatelli, a j-shaped pasta with ridges, and new drinks that mix vinegar syrup with fruit and sparkling water or alcohol.
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Dana Medema, VP & General Manager of Oral Care at Colgate-Palmolive Company.  Follow  Dana Medema on LinkedIn at: Colgate brand products at Find Co by Colgate brand products at Hello brand products at Dana answers these questions: 1)  Would […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The RETHINK team visited London from June 6-8 for Shoptalk Europe 2022, Europe’s greatest retail event! During the show, we learned all about the latest retail technology and trends from trailblazing speakers and exhibitors, like Axonify, Quantum Metric, Zalando, IKEA, Omnia Retail, and much more. We also had the chance to speak with several #TRI2022 […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Shoptalk Europe rolled into town last week, with the exhibition hall and keynote speakers highlighting some of the hottest technology-driven trends in the retail sector including personalisation, the building-out of eco-systems, autonomous delivery, and rich shopper engagement.
  1. Department & Category
NEW YORK, NY (June 9, 2022) – The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has released its annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, revealing that the specialty food market reached total sales of $175 billion in 2021, up 7.4 percent versus 5.8 percent the year before, when foodservice’s steep decline offset outsized gains in brick-and-mortar […]
  1. Department & Category
Eighteen leaders in the specialty world will be recognized by the Specialty Food Association at the upcoming 2022 Summer Fancy Food Show. 
  1. Retail Ecosystem
There is a danger shoppers could sacrifice sustainability for price as inflation continues to bite this year, says industry analyst the IGD. The IGD says retailers committed to sustainability will have to work to convince shoppers they can shop both cheaply and sustainably. Susan Barratt, IGD chief executive, told an audience at ShopTalk Europe: “Shoppers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The new normal of retail has shifted fast and has steered a new reality for consumers and retailers alike. In a recent report by McKinsey, we have vaulted ten years ahead in consumer and business digital penetration in less than three months. With more and more businesses adopting a digital-first approach, keeping track of even the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
There are a lot of people making a good living forecasting what’s going to happen in retail. Things like ecommerce will soon eclipse brick-and-mortar, retail is facing an apocalypse or delivery to home will become the norm in grocery shopping. None of these is true, but it doesn’t stop people from predicting them, and others […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government red tape, are among the effects of the nation’s shortage of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
E-commerce sales have been on the upswing as a share of total sales since before 2000, and in the last decade, social platforms have played an increasing role. Then 2020 happened, driving an unprecedented spike in online sales. This year so far, we’re seeing social media mature as a force that drives e-commerce, in addition […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retail is getting more competitive by the day. And while the retail landscape has become increasingly saturated over the last few decades, the 2020 e-commerce boom brought more options to the digital market than ever before. As a result, retailers and brands must strategize new ways to save time, boost profits, and grow—all while meeting […]
  1. Retailer Media
Retail media networks are having a real moment. It seems like everyone is trying to capitalize on this new revenue opportunity, and are taking a page from Amazon’s growth playbook. But why?   For this week’s Retail Remix, we dig into the retail media trend by revisiting a fireside chat between Nicole Silberstein, Ecommerce Editor for […]
  1. Department & Category
Third-party marketplaces have emerged as one of the biggest growth opportunities for retailers this year, with companies from Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond to Giant Food and Michaels launching marketplaces (or announcing plans to do so) in the last six months alone. Albertson’s will soon join that mix as well, and the company’s Senior […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re back from Chicago after a whirlwind few days at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo!   Our heads are still reeling from all of the incredible content and conversations that took place, so we’re going to break down everything we learned on the podcast.   Join Alicia Esposito and content specialist Erica Vallecorsa as […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Social commerce has quickly grown from a revolutionary idea to a mainstream concept, and the channel is expected to continue expanding to reach $1.2 trillion in sales by 2025. However, it’s still a young medium, meaning retailers are still learning how they can make the most of the opportunities it presents. Jane, a DTC home […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Nich Weinheimer, GM of Strategy and Commerce at Skai (fka Kenshoo). Skai is an AI-powered suite of technologies for brands and retailers including consumer and market insights, strategic planning, omnichannel media activation, testing and measurement. Skai’s solutions all share a uniquely comprehensive data […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Retail TouchPoints and design:retail have unveiled the 2022 slate of 40 Under 40 Award winners. Representing the entire retail realm — from store design to CX strategy, ecommerce and retail operations — the 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight up-and-coming leaders who have done innovative and remarkable work and contributed significantly to the progress of the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As a marketing tool, word of mouth outperforms paid advertising on multiple levels, according to Jonah Berger, a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In his keynote at the Retail Innovation Conference and Expo in Chicago, titled Creating a Contagious Brand: How to Drive Word-of-Mouth and Influence in an Always-On […]

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This spring, we announced that iconic Fenway Park now offers Caper Counter’s AI-powered, contact-free checkout for fans in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment. With the introduction of Caper Counter, baseball fans, concertgoers and more can now seamlessly access their favorite beverages and snacks – by simply placing items on the Counter where they are […]