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  1. Channel: Mass
It’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we shop, especially when it comes to groceries. Grocery delivery apps experienced a record number of downloads in March 2020, and by the following month, Walmart Grocery (which is now integrated into the Walmart app) surpassed Amazon as the No. 1 shopping app on […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Customers can now eliminate software errors and save millions of dollars using Amazon CodeGuru Let the bug busting begin! SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 24, 2021– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the AWS BugBust Challenge, the world’s
  1. Shopper & Customer
It takes time to fix privacy problems without hurting ad-dependent websites, the search giant says.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Plan to remove web-tracking technology from Chrome has faced pressure from competition regulators, privacy zealots and the digital-media industry
  1. Merchandising
How Digital Shelf Contributes to Omnichannel Marketing Retail isn’t what it used to be. We used to solely rely on brick and mortar stores a few decades ago, but now, we have physical stores, online stores, mobile phones, text message marketing, and so much more. With the rise of the Internet and mobile technologies, these […]
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By Sacha Michaud, Co-Founder, Glovo It has been more than a year since Italy announced the first of Europe’s coronavirus lockdowns. Across the continent countries began to follow suit, slamming the shutters down on public life in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. Slowly and then all at once the world changed.  The […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Our work suggests Lowe’s is working to rearrange its organizational structure to more closely match other big box retailers like Walmart, Target, and Home Depot. Contrary to in the past, online and brick & mortar merchants seem to be aligned on goals versus in competition against each other. These types of changes at the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
As a result of the COVID pandemic, the digital experience has become more important for almost every industry over the last year. Lockdowns and social distancing have driven more and more customers to interact with brands via their apps, dramatically accelerating digital transformation. However, 2020 was an inflection point for one sector in particular: ecommerce. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
As consumers globally slowly emerge from the pandemic, will they be eager to spend on discounted electronics, appliances, and streaming subscriptions or has the luster of Amazon Prime Day’s 48-hour sale (June 21-22) faded due to a damaged company image and increased competition? Mintel retail, consumer, and competitive marketing experts discuss the significance of Prime […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Over the course of four decades of working with clients and customers all over the world, their needs regardless of industry, size, or the country they operate in, almost always distill down to eight key expectations from their service providers. Four of these expectations are focused on outputs and outcomes and four of them focus […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. today reported its first quarter 2021 results and will update investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital initiatives are positioning Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
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  20. Channel: Restaurants
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A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 267 we deep dive into the rapidly changing digital grocery and digital resturant industries with Matt Newberg founder of HNGRY. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Matt Newberg (@thenewb) […]
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  21. Channel: Restaurants
  22. Channel: Specialty & Other
  23. Channel: Delivery
  24. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  25. Channel: Grocery
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A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 267 we deep dive into the rapidly changing digital grocery and digital resturant industries with Matt Newberg founder of HNGRY. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Matt Newberg (@thenewb) […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
E-commerce bulk retailer Boxed announced this morning that it is going public via a merger with Seven Oaks Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). According to the announcement, “The combined company will be called Boxed, Inc. upon the closing of the transaction and is expected to be listed in the U.S. under […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Ask a Baby Boomer and a Gen Z’er how they prefer to communicate with friends and you might get two very different answers. That’s because the way we communicate varies a lot across generations. Attitudes about communications service providers (CSPs) vary by age, too. To better understand evolving consumer habits and preferences, Salesforce conducts a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
You don’t have to be an expert in the field to notice that the face of retail has changed significantly over the years, prompting many people to believe that the era of the brick-and-mortar stores is coming to an end. Years have passed, brick-and-mortar establishments are still alive and kicking and we have more than […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
By Jack M. Germain Jun 10, 2021 5:00 AM PT Artificial intelligence may well be the Holy Grail solution for more effective shopping optimization for merchants. AI comes in many forms and different options. Clearly one size does not fit all marketing needs. One up-and-coming solution takes a more low-key approach to put AI to […]
  1. Data & Insights
To keep up with the competition, communicators should stay up on data privacy, audience targeting and next-generation measurement techniques. Digital marketing is filled with opportunities for brands with the right mindset and technology. But too few firms are there yet. There are six trends that every marketer must understand, according to Delivering on the Promise […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Applauds Senate Bipartisan Passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act KCPullen@doc.gov Tue, 06/08/2021 – 21:13 ICT Supply Chain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@doc.gov Gina M. Raimondo Following the 68-32 bipartisan passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart and Amazon have both unveiled new pharmacy-oriented programs that seem designed to generate growth for the two retailers, though there is a divergence in their approaches – Walmart seems to be using pharmacy as a way to generate greater enthusiasm for its Walmart+ offering, while the Amazon program seems designed to further its healthcare […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Everyone loves a deal, and e-commerce shoppers are no different. Coupons, discounts, and other offers can draw in new customers and build loyalty with existing ones. In fact, according to a recent survey by Vericast, 83 percent of consumers bought at least one item in the last six months — and 62 percent shopped with […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
“Instacart’s business model is this unusual hybrid of last-mile fulfillment with a front-end app that also holds no inventory. Until Instacart, this would have been a complete contradiction, but they have landed on a model that really works.” — Kiri Masters, Founder of Bobsled Marketing, Co-Author of “Instacart for CMOs” With an estimated 9.6 million users […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Food marketing success in 2021 can be marked best by the companies that invite consumers to enjoy their brand leveraging consumer focused interactive participatory marketing and messaging according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. When Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it will celebrate drag culture and support affiliated LGBTQIA+ […]
  1. CPG: Food
Mars Wrigley is a strategic corporate brand partner to Venture 10 Studio Group and producer Hangar 56 in their development of a reality competition show called “#Followme.” On the program, aspiring social influencers will compete in business-themed challenges featuring the candy maker’s brands, including M&M’s, Skittles and Orbit, per an announcement shared with Marketing Dive. […]
  1. Department: Food
Skye Chilton is the owner of RealMushrooms.com, a family-owned and operated company that supplies top-quality herbal and medicinal mushroom products online. Skye partnered with his father, Jeff Chilton, a well-renowned expert in mushrooms, and leveraged his expertise and credibility in the industry to grow the brand. What is particularly interesting about Skye is how he […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  What did Dollar General learn that Whole Foods did not?  That’s easy the consumer is dynamic not static.  But that’s just the beginning according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Let’s take a look: 1.       Time is the only commodity. 2.       Customer outcomes are more important that products. 3.       […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Are you considering starting a small machine shop? Even on a budget, it is possible to make your dream come true. Here are the key steps you need to take. Step 1: Create A Business Plan  To set up a small machine shop on a budget you first need to work out what your capital […]

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Retail recovery is proceeding at different rates in various parts of the US. In May 2021, we adjusted our retail recovery heat map model to include the following factors: Economic sentiment — based on household expected loss of income in the next four weeks Change in cases — 14-day percentage change in cases Saturation of […]

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