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  1. Channel: Mass
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 […]
  1. Retail Operations
US consumer perceptions of CX quality are now at their lowest point since the inception of the CX Index. Read a few of the key takeaways from our just-launched report. Forrester has just released the results from its annual Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) rankings. Unfortunately, US consumer perceptions of CX quality have dropped for an unprecedented […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
See this visualization first on the Voronoi app. What is the Median Pay of Magnificent Seven Companies? This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. The Magnificent Seven are lifting the stock market to new […]
  1. Data & Insights
In the fast-paced world of retail, maintaining a robust and high-performing retail media network can be a strong competitive advantage. If a retail media network is underperforming, there are strategic steps retailers can take to turn things around. Here are three key strategies to consider: 1. Embrace identity platforms. The first strategy that can help […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Streaming TV platform Roku has launched a new service called Roku Exchange to connect streaming TV ad inventory with advertiser demand. By combining Roku’s TV advertising supply with identity data and AI-driven optimization capabilities, the process of buying Roku Media and TV streaming ad placements will be accessible to more buyers. As the central supply […]
  1. Retailer Media
If you search for a waffle weave blanket on Amazon, summer styles at Target or a dishwasher at Best Buy, there’s a good chance that the first search results you’ll see will be sponsored ads. You might also get a promotional banner at the top of the page and a nicely branded video after a […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Dr Pepper has made a remarkable ascent in the American soda market, now sharing the second spot with Pepsi, a position Pepsi has comfortably held for much of the past two decades. According to new data from Beverage Digest, Dr Pepper has climbed from fifth place in 2000 to its current second position, nearly matching […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — At Walmart, the customer has always been at the center of everything. Helping people live better is not a mantra, it’s been part of the company since day one. Today’s customers are tech savvy, with elevated expectations around how, when and where they shop. Walmart is meeting this customer demand with adaptive […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — Circana has released the 2023 New Product Pacesetters report, showcasing the top-selling new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood consumer packaged goods sectors. The report shared that consumers sought exploration as they adjusted to active post-pandemic lifestyles. Leading products reflect shifts in Americans’ daily routines, offering increased versatility and venturing into […]
  1. Retailer Media
As trade marketing budgets become “exhausted,” dominant players like Amazon are tightening their grip on the category. While WARC now expects retail media spending to grow at a slightly faster rate this year, with global marketing investments climbing 13.7% year over year to reach $153.3 billion, the space is headed for a cooldown next year. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz says shoppers are still spending money in retail stores even as smaller wage gains and high interest rates slow consumer spending growth. “U.S. economic growth for the remainder of this year will depend on several factors but particularly the pace of job growth, inflation and what actions will […]
  1. Stores & Formats
What a difference two years make: Dollar General was enthusiastic enough about self-checkout in June 2022 that it announced trialing 100% self-checkout at 200 stores. Now, the discount retailer has removed self-checkout from approximately 12,000 stores since the beginning of 2024, including 3,000 in May alone, citing shrink as the primary reason for the change. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Adyen has announced a new partnership with Prada Group to innovate the payment experience in-store. The latter is leveraging Tap to Pay on iPhone in its US and Milan stores with additional markets going live in the near future. Adyen supports Tap to Pay on iPhone which enables the Group to accept all forms of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Lowe’s says it is the first home improvement retailer to offer customers an in-store, Apple Vision Pro powered experience, with a pilot set to launch in three test markets this month. Customers can try Lowe’s Style Studio for Apple Vision Pro firsthand, allowing them to visualise and design their dream kitchens using spatial computing and the […]
  1. Data & Insights
We’re at a surreal stage of generative AI adoption, as some of the growing pains of this still relatively new technology are revealed in funny and bizarre ways. Google released “AI Overviews” at scale in the US recently, giving everyone an opportunity to kick the tires and ask Google questions answered by AI, which then […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Consumers’ appetite for private label keeps growing. Worldwide and across categories, more retailers are aligning their store brand strategies with consumer needs like: 💰 Value 🧘‍♀️ Health ♻ Sustainability Private labels soar in strategic significance because retailers seek: ❤️ Loyalty 📈 Profitability 🌟 Differentiation It’s paying off. 🔸 $236 billion in U.S. private label sales in 2023 […]
  1. Retailer Media
Dollar General has teamed up with Criteo to enhance its retail media offerings with onsite sponsored ads as well as plans to add additional ad formats later in the year. While the majority of Dollar General purchases happen in stores, the company receives a significant amount of web traffic from customers who build their lists […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Integrating advanced technology into retail operations is becoming increasingly crucial as market demands evolve. Consumers now expect next-day delivery, click-and-collect, swift returns and near-flawless accuracy as the new norm. To meet these growing demands, retailers are turning to advanced technologies that enhance efficiency, optimize productivity and navigate the volatility of the current labor market. To […]
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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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US consumer perceptions of CX quality are now at their lowest point since the inception of the CX Index. Read a few of the key takeaways from our just-launched report. Forrester has just released the results from its annual Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) rankings. Unfortunately, US consumer perceptions of CX quality have dropped for an unprecedented […]

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