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  1. Department: Food
When Valentine’s Day approaches, the world’s craving for fresh roses reaches its peak. Swissport, a leader in the global logistics arena, orchestrates the movement of over 9,000 tons of these love tokens through its acclaimed Flower Corridor, spanning from the Kenyan highlands to Europe.
  1. Channel: Mass
Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
  1. Data & Insights
We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger this morning issued a press release that continues to make the argument – the same argument that it has made since first proposing the $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons – that it will lower prices once the deal is complete, and that it has a 20-year track record of lowering prices after it makes […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Hollywood Reporter writes that “Amazon is facing a lawsuit accusing it of misleading Prime subscribers by charging them an additional fee to stream movies and TV shows without ads.” The proposed class action suit, filed in California federal court, “claims breach of contract and violations of state consumer protection laws on behalf of users […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
CNBC reports that “Trader Joe’s is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a judge’s scathing dismissal of the grocery store chain company’s lawsuit that alleged trademark infringement by an employee labor union in selling merchandise on its website. “The appeal, filed Thursday, comes nearly a month after the judge accused Trader Joe’s of trying […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix vice president of customer experience Bob Bechtel is retiring from the supermarket retailer after 45 years of service, the company said on Wednesday. His retirement takes effect on March 31. “Bob has spent his career focusing on customer service,” Publix CEO Kevin Murphy said in a statement. “Through his leadership and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The explosive growth in e-commerce that flowed from the COVID-19 pandemic has made last-mile delivery more important than ever in the retail industry. Companies that meet consumer expectations when it comes to last-mile delivery will be well-positioned to thrive. Meeting those expectations, however, is easier said than done, as consumers want delivery to be fast, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The New York Times reports that “as if sticker shock in grocery stores hasn’t been enough, inflation has hit another consumer favorite: Girl Scout cookies. “When Girl Scouts in New York start their annual cookie sales this week, customers will be paying $7 a box for favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs, up from […]
  1. Data & Insights
“As [retailers] are seeing more business shift to ecommerce, that’s a more expensive channel for them, so they are really becoming dependent on the retail media revenue. So I think that the manufacturer or the advertiser holds the cards a little bit more than maybe they did in the past.” — Andrea Leigh, Founder and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
For households across America and the world, the Amazon “smile” has become a familiar feature of their daily lives. Emblazoned on countless corrugated boxes and bag mailers, it greets folks as they arrive home or provides a welcome respite in the middle of the day. So it’s a bit surprising that Amazon would be willing […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon has debuted Rufus, a new generative AI-powered conversational shopping experience, at the same time that it reported strong earnings for Q4 2023 and the full year. Both announcements highlighted the transformative potential of gen AI, with Amazon planning to lean heavily into the technology in the coming year. Tapping into Gen AI to Improve […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The grocery technology company recently started working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and partnered with several higher-ed institutions. Dive Brief: Instacart announced Wednesday a new public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that aims to find opportunities to support food-as-medicine programs, research, outreach and policy priorities that improve health outcomes and […]
  1. Data & Insights
“Everyone within Publicis will become a data analyst, an engineer, an intelligence partner, with all the information they need at their fingertips to supercharge client growth.” Publicis Groupe made that bold statement last week in a press release and presentation celebrating their performance from last year “after shifting from a holding company to a platform” […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Identification helps retailers create more informed marketing and customer experiences, from personalizing messages early in their journey to treating loyalists like loyalists. The more site visitors can be identified, the more retailers can provide relevant, timely experiences that drive other critical performance metrics. A retailer that does very little to increase its visitor identification typically […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Wednesday detailed investments in new and remodeled stores that it says will create new jobs while offering an improved shopping experience for its customers. The planned expansion of its brick-and-mortar presence marks a change in direction for the retailer, which has not added to its U.S. store count in recent […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart will raise its U.S. store managers’ base pay from an average of $117,000 per year to $128,000 and has redesigned its bonus program to include a store’s profits, not just its sales. Bonuses could now amount to 200% of a manager’s base salary. Additionally, Walmart will offer stock grants of up to $20,000 annually […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
The cookie is on its farewell tour as subscription- and ad-supported media battle it out. Data privacy laws are cropping up everywhere, but a federal law has yet to move forward. “We are at a critical inflection point in our digital evolution,” IAB CEO David Cohen told attendees at the 1,200-person-strong Annual Leadership Meeting in […]
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Editor’s Choice

  1. Department: Food
  2. Holiday & Events
  3. Operations & Supply Chain
When Valentine’s Day approaches, the world’s craving for fresh roses reaches its peak. Swissport, a leader in the global logistics arena, orchestrates the movement of over 9,000 tons of these love tokens through its acclaimed Flower Corridor, spanning from the Kenyan highlands to Europe.
  1. Channel: Mass
  2. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  3. Data & Insights
Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Grocery
  4. Department & Category
  5. Corporate Strategy
  6. Corporate Finance
  7. Media & Marketing
  8. International
  9. Shopper & Customer
  10. Trends & External Forces
  11. Retail Operations
  12. Associates & Employees
  13. Operations & Supply Chain
  14. Owned Brands (Private Label)
  15. Stores & Formats
ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Grocery
  4. Channel: Mass
  5. Channel: Specialty & Other
  6. Corporate Strategy
  7. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  8. Media & Marketing
  9. Retailer Media
  10. Data & Insights
  11. Shopper & Customer
  12. Trends & External Forces
  13. Merchandising
  14. Stores & Formats
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
  1. Data & Insights
  2. Department & Category
  3. Department: Consumer Durables
  4. Department: HBC
  5. Department: Nonfood
  6. Data & Insights
  7. Shopper & Customer
  8. Trends & External Forces
  9. Merchandising
We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]

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