Consumers

Articles on consumers & consumption.

  1. Technology & Innovation
Today marks the launch of the Ethical Commerce Alliance (ECA), a new organisation formed to open industry debate around privacy and address ethical challenges online to “give consumers back control… The post The Ethical Commerce Alliance launches to “bring trust back to the heart of the ecommerce sector” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Time and time again regular readers of this blog have heard Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® explain how and why consumers do not want to invest the time to cook a meal from scratch.  Rather consumer like to buy grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat or Heat-N-Eat meals or meal components. Yes, […]
  1. International
WeShop is launching itself as the world’s first community-owned social ecommerce platform, offering consumers shares in the group every time they make a purchase. The company plans to give away… The post WeShop launches as world’s first community-owned ecommerce platform appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
As this rockin’ picture reminded me, the retail industry, even with its current negative challenging forces, remains very vibrant. 2021 confirmed that we are all resilient consumers who will continue to shop our favorite brands. In May 2021, E-marketer forecasted that retail sales globally would rise 6% to just over $25 trillion, which was a […]
  1. Department & Category
  Small meals, or snacking has become a mainstay lifestyle for many in the United States according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Time starved, on-the-go consumers are replacing traditional meal periods with small meals or snacks that can fit into a pack on-the-go lifestyle according to Johnson. Sally Lyons […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ron Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Enjoy Technology Back in 2016, Ron Johnson was asked in a fireside chat at Shoptalk about the biggest mistake he had ever made. His response: “Going to JCPenney.” Prior to his failed stint as JCPenney’s CEO, Johnson was riding high as the chief architect of the Apple Retail concept […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Half of consumers find the idea of rapid grocery delivery in half an hour or less appealing, according to a report by data and digital consultancy TWC. The research reveals… The post Half of consumers find rapid grocery delivery appealing appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Data & Insights
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to strip federal abortion rights in the U.S., many people are questioning how the apps they use every day might suddenly be turned against them. As concerns mount over the endless well of data that tech companies built an entire industry around, Google is taking at least […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The disruption and shifting demands of the past 24 months have elevated retail’s focus on the “consumer experience,” as e-commerce transformed the way retailers do business and forced large-scale technology adoption and innovation. But while it may seem like the shift to experience-focused retail delivery happened overnight, these changes were already underway, even before the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Personalization is among the most hotly debated topics among marketers. To some, it’s the holy grail their organizations need to seize to delight existing customers, acquire new ones, and prove return on marketing spend. To others, it’s a false flag for invasive data collection and inaccurate promotions that alienate shoppers. One way to reframe the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The second half of 2021 saw 35.5 billion online transactions processed with a global growth in volume of 44 percent year-over-year (YoY), according to a recent LexisNexis® Risk Solutions study. The study illustrated that accelerated digitalization, fueled by the pandemic, continues across a multitude of different demographics and geographies. This change in consumer mentality and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
If you could have your audience feel one emotion what would it be? Excitement? Empathy? Surprise? Answering this question and building your next event around your desired emotional response can make all of the difference in how it is valued and what is remembered. Neurologist Donald Calne sums up the power of emotion: “Reason leads […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
  1. Data & Insights
What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to throw out decades of legal precedent in overturning Rowe v. Wade, abortion is likely to become illegal throughout much of the country. Direct-to-consumer brands and online pharmacies are stepping up their advertising as they seek to fill a reproductive health need for women in affected states.
  1. International
Dyson is opening its second UK demo store at The Trafford Centre in Manchester. The tech giant’s new store is part of Dyson’s global drive to “grow its direct-to-consumer retail… The post Dyson unveils its second UK store at The Trafford Centre in Manchester appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Household Income Distribution in the U.S. Visualized as 100 Homes Income inequality and wealth disparity have been frequent topics of conversation, even before the pandemic upended the economy. Now, rising inflation and interest rates, and a possible recession on the horizon are bringing these societal divides into sharp focus. In the above visualization, U.S. households […]
  1. Data & Insights
More than half of consumers like the idea of rapid grocery delivery, says a new survey. The research, by digital and data specialist TWC, found that 51% of those asked found the idea of delivery in half an hour appealing, which rose to 69% for Londoners. TWC believes the reasons for this difference include London […]
  1. Data & Insights
European-wide inflation in food prices has been confirmed by the latest NielsenIQ data. The analyst found prices of fast-moving consumer goods (FCMG) are 6.9% higher across Europe than a year ago, rising to 7.5% higher in the UK. The period measured was the 12 weeks to 24 April, set against the same period last year. […]
  1. Department: Food
There is little doubt that grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food adoption continues to drive sales of ‘hand-held-foods’ according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   Pizza just might be the one menu item helping to fuel sales within the grocery sector according to Johnson.  It’s not unusual […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
H-E-B narrowly defeated second-place Amazon and third-place Amazon Fresh as the top-ranked ecommerce grocer in the U.S., according to dunnhumby’s inaugural Ecommerce Retailer Preference Index (RPI). Walmart made it to fourth place and Sam’s Club rounded out the top five. The study uncovered a number of interesting insights into the mindset of online grocery shoppers. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A global study led by Brightcove has found that over 85% of consumers worldwide heavily rely on video when they shop online. An option to watch a video for an item helps consumers gain confidence in the product they are purchasing, however, it must load quickly else they seek other options or websites.
  1. Media & Marketing
When you think of challenger brands, you’d be forgiven for associating them with scrappy startups and companies so small that agility doesn’t come with compromise. Because the essence of being a challenger is often associated with the underdog and overtaking market leaders with smart strategy, it’s easy to align their characteristics with rising stars. While […]
  1. Channel: Mass
As marketers, our goal is to attract people to our brand. But not just any people: we want to draw prospects with a high likelihood of becoming customers. Good lead-generation tactics can help.  We define lead generation as the process of creating consumer interest for a service or product, with the end goal of turning […]

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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
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  13. Operations & Supply Chain
Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  2. Department: Foodservice
Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.

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