1. Data & Insights
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – dunnhumby, the global leader in Customer Data Science, along with its corporate venture capital arm, dunnhumby ventures, has launched a new platform designed for early-stage startups, enterprise partners, and investors in Retail and Consumer Goods technology sectors to cultivate strategic alliances across the ecosystem. “The Retail Innovation Network has two overarching goals: (i) […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BATAVIA, Ill. — ALDI, a retailer already known for its rapid growth, has unveiled plans to increase its store count by 800 locations across the country by the end of 2028. The ambitious five-year expansion plan involves opening new stores and converting existing ones. As part of this expansion effort, ALDI announced that it has […]
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By combining in-store and out-of-store customer journey insights, the partnership delivers retailers and CPGs with actionable strategies in today’s highly competitive environment.
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NEW YORK  — Brandon Brown, senior vice president of Own Brands at Albertsons Companies, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the PLMA 2024 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, which is being held March 20-22 in San Antonio. The event at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk will focus on trends and issues and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
dunnhumby’s Retailer Preference Index (RPI) has been helping U.S. retailers and brands since 2017, by gathering insights from over 10,000 U.S. shoppers annually. The data collected helps us understand what matters most to customers when shopping at 60+ grocery retailers, and identify which retailers are well-positioned to thrive in normal and turbulent market conditions. The […]
  1. Data & Insights
The days when people knew grocery workers personally have faded, but the need to create emotional ties with shoppers is as strong as ever, said Matt O’Grady, president of the Americas for Dunnhumby.
  1. Channel: Grocery
dunnhumby has released a special edition of the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), this one “designed to determine which retailers in the $1 trillion U.S. grocery market personalize the shopping experience best for their customers.” The winner is:  Amazon. H-E-B and Kroger came in second and third. According to the report, “These three retailers are […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker is out, focusing on what consumers want from AI. Among the key conclusions: One third of respondents do not trust AI at all … Only 20% ‘mostly’ or ‘completely’ trust AI … A comparatively higher 31% of consumers under the age of 45 trust AI. •  Top concerns regarding […]
  1. Retailer Media
The retail media network (RMN) industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Analysts estimate that global digital retail media ad spending is on the rise, set to soar from $98 billion in 2021 to a staggering $133 billion by 2024, reflecting a CAGR of ~10.7 percent. The increased use of digital channels by consumers during the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Walmart, Mars Wrigley, Zippin, Amazon, Tesco, and dunnhumby. 1. Blue Yonder announces intent to acquire first and last […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco Media and Insight Platform, powered by dunnhumby, has unveiled a range of new onsite and in-store media channels. At an Upfront event in London, updates were announced including Scan as You Shop media, new in-store digital screens and new onsite digital performance ads. “Tesco are leading the way in retail media, giving brands and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Consumer spend more money for dinner than any other meal. So, just what does that mean for your retail food outlet?  Restaurants, Grocery stores, Convenience stores all want to increase share of stomach during the PM Daypart specifically dinner.  With inflation disrupting family budgets for food Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based […]
  1. Data & Insights
Andy Gamble has joined Uncrowd as investor and advisor as the UK-based customer data and insights startup looks to scale and expand into the US over the next few months. Gamble is Chief Information Officer at Currys and a non-exec board advisor at Mulberry. He has worked in technology for 25 years with some of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — Thirty-six percent of U.S. families have skipped meals due to financial reasons in the last year, according to the fourth wave of the dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) study released on Wednesday. The quarterly study – now completing its first year – also found that 30% of Americans across all age groups reported […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — Amazon, Aldi, Costco Wholesale Corp. and Wal­mart are among the U.S. food retailers best positioned for success in 2053, according to a report from dunnhumby. “Grocery 2053: A Data-Driven Gaze into the Future” is the data science firm’s examination of trends that will have the biggest potential impact on grocery retailers over the […]
  1. Retailer Media
dunnhumby has announced the appointment of Josh Bottomley as CEO. Bottomley was most recently an Operating Partner at CVC Capital Partners and has held senior roles at data and product led businesses including HSBC, Google and LexisNexis. He starts work at dunnhumby today and will succeed Dan Olley, who has been CEO since January 2022. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Grocers including Lidl, Food 4 Less and Aldi are in the best positions to benefit during the next 30 years as concerns over price remain the top source of stress for most consumers, Dunnhumby found.
  1. Channel: Mass
AARP is out with a new study, conducted on Long Island, in New York, in which it sought to determine which retailer was cheaper for groceries – Walmart, Aldi or Ahold Delhaize-owned Stop & Shop. The comparison shoppers were “armed with a list of 30 grocery items” and “the totals are based on non-sale prices […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Customer data science company dunnhumby is out this morning with a new study “examining what trends will have the biggest potential impact on grocery retailers over the next three decades,” and identifying a growing personal fiscal conservatism as a prime driver of shopper behavior. dunnhumby identifies, in order, Lidl, Food 4 Less, Aldi, Costco, Fry’s, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO – Amazon, Aldi, Costco Wholesale Club, and Walmart are among U.S. grocery retailers best positioned for success in 2053, according to a report out today from dunnhumby. “Grocery 2053: A Data-Driven Gaze into the Future” is the data science firm’s examination of trends that will have the biggest potential impact on grocery retailers over […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including EE, Barclaycard, the Isle of Wight Festival 2023, no-boxx, Valtech, commercetools, MACH Alliance, and Brave Bison Commerce. UK mobile network giant EE seeks to reinvent retail with new Studio store launch at Westfield London EE has opened a new flagship store, The EE […]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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