Articles on consumers & consumption.

  1. Technology & Innovation
Autonomous grocery store Nourish + Bloom Market has opened to the public in Fayetteville, Georgia, USA. Nourish + Bloom Market is the first store of its kind with robotic delivery in the United States and the first African American owned autonomous grocery location in the world. Husband and wife entrepreneurs Jamie and Jilea Hemmings started […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
This past week in New York City, National Retail Federation hosted its annual BIG Show. Recognized and respected as the largest conference and expo in the world supporting the retail industry, I was both excited and proud to return to the NRF show floors for the first time since the global pandemic.   And, while […]
  1. Channel: Club
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 285 is a deep dive into the data from 2021 and holiday 2021. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? The US Dept of Commerce December Advanced Retail Sales Data is […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has hired Tom Ward to head up its e-commerce division following the departure of Casey Carl. The latter leaves at the end of February. In a company memo seen by The Wall Street Journal, Walmart did not share a reason for the departure or Carl’s future plans. As Senior Vice President of Last Mile Delivery, […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Clipper Teas is launching a marketing campaign that will encourage consumers to “Make it Better” and not settle for the mediocre, especially when it comes to tea. The campaign “will act as a call to action for consumers to make tea the best way – by making a cup that’s bursting with flavour, uses the […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Sean McGinnis arrived at Kuru Footwear, a direct-to-consumer brand, in 2020 as chief marketing officer. One year later, he’s president of the company, and sales are booming. The post Paid Search Drives Kuru Footwear to 2021 Success appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
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Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug company launched an online pharmacy on Wednesday with 100 generic drugs covering a wide variety of medical conditions. The company owned by the celebrity billionaire plans to complete construction on its own pharmaceutical factory this year in an effort to deliver prescription drugs at lower costs to consumers.
  1. Shopper & Customer
What is market segmentation? Market segmentation, also known as audience segmentation, means splitting potential customers into meaningful groups based on their characteristics, wants, and behaviors. Once you’ve got these segmentations, you can tailor your marketing messages to speak more directly to your varied customer base.  It’s the 101 playbook on speaking to the right people […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Partech Shaker, the innovation division of the Paris-based VC firm Partech, has launched an accelerator program christened Chapter54 to help European startups launch in African markets. The accelerator will take in 10 technology startups annually over the next four years for the Chapter54 program, which will last up to eight months. Application for the inaugural […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including augmented reality vouchers, livestream shopping, and Amazon opening its first ever physical fashion store. M·A·C Cosmetics Beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, Perfect Corp., has partnered with M·A·C Cosmetics, and online product sampling platform, SoPost, for a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
UK shoppers’ interest in sustainable fashion has risen significantly, but half of them still find the idea confusing, according to a new study by Leather UK. The research revealed that… The post UK consumers want to shop more sustainably, but find it ‘confusing’ appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Photos courtesy of The National Retail Federation   The National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2022 might be over but the insights we gathered from the event will carry us throughout the year. Here are just a few of the best sessions from this year’s roundup of remarkable retail speakers.     Lessons learned from CPG […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Klarna has found that  sustainability and innovation have become key drivers behind luxurious purchases, showing luxury consumer attitudes are changing. The State of Smooth: Unpacking Luxury in 2022 report commissioned… The post Klarna report reveals sustainability top of luxury consumers’ priorities appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Around half of millennial and Gen Z want to see increased digital technology over lower prices in high street shops according to a study by Context Consulting. The report found… The post Young consumers would rather see increased digital tech on the high street than lower prices appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The pandemic has completely changed the way people order from restaurants and shop at grocery stores, according to the report “How We Eat,” a collaborative effort between PYMNTS, Carat from Fiserv. The report surveyed 5,266 consumers and asked them about their restaurant and grocery buying habits. Of those surveyed, 33% held college degrees, 52% were female and 36% […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Netflix subscriber growth continues to slow. In its Q4, 2021 earnings interview tonight, company executives said it’s “tough to pinpoint” why customer acquisition hasn’t recovered to pre-pandemic levels. But the reality is that the streaming market has become saturated. This translates to more choice for consumers who are growing concerned with the aggregate costs of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Alcohol responsibility body the Portman group has welcomed a relaxation in advertising regulations for low-alcohol drinks. The relaxation in rules by the Advertising Standards Authority and the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) means low-alcohol drinks can now market themselves as beneficial. A statement from the Portman group said: “it is important that consumers are educated […]
  1. Department: HBC
Beauty retailing in the US is evolving and becoming more flexible to meet consumers’ needs and shopping preferences. Consumer behavior has shifted and there is an increased interest in wellness-related beauty products and value offerings. While digital channels now have a more critical role in the shopping experience, in-person shopping is still very important. It’s […]
  1. Data & Insights
Momentum Commerce, a modern digital retail consultancy, today announced that Thrasio Holdings, Inc. (“Thrasio”), a next-generation consumer goods company and the largest acquirer of Amazon FBA businesses in the world, selected Momentum Commerce’s Amazon Market Intelligence Solutions as a foundational part of its competitive intelligence needs. With an agreement initially reached in 2021, Thrasio will […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CNBC reports that Amazon plans to open its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store, with customers using their smartphones to choose items and communicate with staffers in a way that the company hopes will alleviate some of the “pain points” inherent in such shopping trips. The Amazon Style store is slated to open in The Americana at […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Grocery delivery company Instacart announced this morning that it will partner with Chase to offer an Instacart-branded credit card that will offer accelerated points on purchases made using the card for purchases in the Instacart system. The card reportedly will be made available to consumers later this year. The announcement says that “the new Instacart […]
  1. Merchandising
Coca-Cola has redesigned the packaging of its flavored products and their zero-sugar counterparts, according to a press release. The Flavors line includes Cherry, Vanilla and Cherry Vanilla products. Full-color cans will correspond to single flavors, while stacked colors will mean dual flavors. In addition, full-sugar drinks will have a bold Coca-Cola logo in white while zero […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart recruited Janey Whiteside three and a half years ago to fill the newly created position of chief customer officer, a title that came with a mandate to build innovative services and solutions that help customers live better. Janey Whiteside For Whiteside and her team, that meant getting to know customers better. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Interactive, participatory, brand marketing is the best tool in a food marketers tool box according to Steven Johnson,Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  When a brand extends its brand invitation to all members of the family it eliminates the ‘veto’ vote what the most dreaded daily question pops up, What’s for Dinner. Recently […]

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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 […]