Data Visualization

  1. Technology & Innovation
First, a quick ask: please take this 5-minute survey on martech composability. We’ll share the full results back with everyone. I bet it will be very interesting. Thank you! Okay, back to today’s post… I prefer empircal data over gut-feel prognostications. For 12 years, I’ve been told that SaaS in general — and martech in […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Audiences stream a record 40.8 billion viewing minutes on Jan. 13, 2024 Chilly weather, coupled with the excitement of the NFL playoffs, helped boost total TV viewership 3.7% in January. While historically characteristic for the month, the uptick was perhaps more noteworthy because it was 1.4% above its level last year—a reporting period that was […]
  1. Retailer Media
It’s not just you — advertising is getting more personal. Retailers and brands know more about consumers than ever, thanks to their first-party data, and retail media networks (RMNs) can deliver personalized advertising by leveraging it. Beyond its role in targeting consumers, this transactional data can also serve as a powerful attribution method, closing the […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The Los Angeles Times has a story about “the California Fast Food Workers Union,” describing it as “the state’s newest labor organization.” The Times writes that “The union is a unique effort that will pave the way for more than half a million workers at fast-food chains across the state to bargain as a single […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Crowdfunding has emerged as a game-changer for startup founders, providing a platform to validate ideas, raise capital, and engage with a global community of backers. Among the leading crowdfunding platforms, Indiegogo stands out as a beacon of opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to bring their visions to life. However, launching a successful campaign on Indiegogo requires […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – Americans are expected to spend a record $14.2 billion on their significant others this Valentine’s Day, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Retailers are ready to help customers this Valentine’s Day with meaningful and memorable gifts,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “With […]
  1. Corporate Finance
In today’s financial trading sphere, a technological upheaval is reshaping the status quo through the advent of trading bots. These automated trading systems are not just tools but revolutionaries in their own right, transforming the way trades are executed in financial markets. They operate with a level of speed and precision that was once thought […]
  1. Data & Insights
As we begin 2024, the e-commerce landscape is on the brink of a significant transformation. Technological advancements like artificial intelligence/generative AI coupled with evolving consumer behaviors and a global shift towards sustainability are converging to redefine the way we shop online — from the way we search for products and make payments, to the authenticity […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI — The Food Industry Association, has been recognized by the MyPlate National Strategic Partnership Team as a MyPlate National Strategic Partnership Champion. The association received the highest (gold level) recognition for its efforts to promote and support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate initiative. As a MyPlate National Strategic Partner for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail data science company 84.51° yesterday released a new infographic entitled “What Customers Want,” which you can view below: KC’s View: To me, the two most interesting data points are number one in the ‘current experience” column, and one if the “future experience” column. The first says that 63 percent of respondents use self-checkout – […]
  1. Department: Beverage
As part of Mintel’s research into the lifestyles of Gen Z in Britain, our findings indicate that  36% of young adults aged 18-25 most commonly socialise by going to bars and pubs with their friends. In 2023, going to restaurants is one of the most popular choices for socialising, while online gaming, visiting cafes, and going […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Audiences watched 105 billion minutes of TV on New Year’s Day TV viewing in December continued its annual ascent to its seasonal January peak as usage increased 1.7% from November. Part of this was driven by younger audiences increasing their video game usage while away from the classroom during the winter break. That fact notwithstanding, the […]
  1. Data & Insights
Imagine if, a decade ago, your retail business could have seen how and where consumers were adopting e-commerce. Imagine if you could have observed how adoption patterns differed by age group and by location. And imagine if you had had access to all this data in real time. You could have made informed decisions to […]
  1. Data & Insights
Track consumer spending for free Access chart in Dash. Earnest Analytics Spend Index powered by Orion transaction data fell below year-ago levels in December, with a slight deceleration in in-store exacerbated by a large deceleration in online. Active & Athleisure, Off-Price Department Stores, and Fashion Resale outperformed the broader apparel category, up mid-single digits YoY. […]
  1. Department & Category
  Driving top-line sales and bottom-line profits is important for anyone in business today.  However, with competition increasing and electric vehicles garnering share of market convenience stores must now focus more on foodservice as a way to increase customer frequency than gasoline. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Grocerant […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Track Active & Athleisure for free Access chart in Dash. Lululemon shoppers are increasing their spend at DTC Athleisure brands Alo Yoga and Vuori according to Earnest credit card data. This as student debt payments resume, reducing disposable income for younger customers, and despite a recent brand partnership deal with Peloton. Earnest’s share of wallet […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Who Are America’s Most Popular CEOs? What do the employees at America’s largest companies think of the leadership? To answer that, we visualize CEO approval ratings gathered by professional social network Blind. The results are based on a survey of 13,171 verified professionals in the U.S., conducted between August 18th–23rd, 2023. Respondents were asked if […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As we begin 2024, the world of e-commerce will see continued evolution and disruption. Consumer behavior has fundamentally shifted over the past several years, with more shoppers flocking to digital storefronts and leveraging digital shopping technologies. With this backdrop in mind, here are four key predictions for what’s in store for e-commerce in 2024. Consumers […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hey there, fellow business enthusiasts! Ready to unlock the secrets of digital marketing tailored specifically for small businesses? Buckle up because we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of making your mark in the vast digital universe. Of course, the easiest way to make your mark is by teaming up with the best digital marketing agency in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to 2024! I expect this will be a transformative year in martech. The Martech for 2024 report we published last month (video presentation) covered several of the major trends underway, such as aggregation and composability in stacks — especially in the data layer with cloud data warehouses, lakehouses, and lakes. The common theme of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on July 6, 2023. As 2023 comes to an end, we are republishing some of our most-read content of the year; no changes have been made to this article since its original publication. We look forward to continuing to deliver original, thought-provoking stories like this one to our […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Ranked: Gen Z’s Favorite Brands in 2023 People have a lot of choice when it comes to shopping brands, but Gen Z’s favorite brands may surprise you. From leisure to luxury brands, and from sporty to socially conscious (or both), a variety of brands have become more readily available thanks to online shopping. But trends, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Total TV usage increases 5.7% in November; broadcast’s share rises for fourth consecutive month Driven by the Thanksgiving holiday week, total TV usage increased 5.7% in November, with broadcast gaining 0.3 share points to equal its share in January—both high points for the year. While TV usage was up nearly 3% during the first three […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Did you know consumers in the US alone saved over $4.67 million through digital coupons in 2020? Coupons play a vital role in promoting a business and driving more sales in today’s digital world. Over 92% of people are actively searching for coupons and discount offers. These numbers might seem extraordinary, but the reality is […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
So you’re in the eCommerce ring, aiming to pack a punch with your email campaigns? Think of it as prepping your secret sauce – a mix of personality and smarts that gets customers clicking faster than hot snaps on a griddle. Below, we take a dive into the nitty-gritty of crafting emails that don’t just […]
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Testing for Ships in Product Packaging compatibility often involves “a series of drops and vibrations,” a packaging innovation team leader said. Sellers can expect fee discounts for program participation. Amazon is pulling back the curtain on how it’s teeing up more packages to arrive on doorsteps without Amazon logos. Last week, the Ships in Product Packaging program expanded by […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]