General articles on the competitive situation and competitive forces in retail.

  1. Data & Insights
AI is revolutionizing retail, delivering substantial returns, enhancing customer personalization, optimizing supply chain management, and streamlining operations. Join us as we highlight real-life examples and best practices from industry leaders who are leveraging AI to transform their businesses and stay ahead of the competition. Today’s Rundown State of the Consumer 2024: What’s now and what’s […]
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“Virtual reality is a medium for the extension of body and mind… constructed by the senses and only exists in the minds of users.” You may be thinking this sounds revolutionary, right? But it was actually published all the way back in 1993 by Frank Biocca and Mark Levy. The point we’re making is, like […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. awarded $50,000 to minority- and women-owned businesses during the Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls. During the pitch competition component of the event, 15 companies from across the Midwest presented to a panel of judges and more than 150 event attendees. The […]
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There’s a lot of debate about what it takes to create scroll-stopping ads and award-winning campaigns, but here’s one truth we’ll always stand by: Market research is the backbone of every successful strategy.  When you know how to do market research, you have the power to understand consumers and make data-led decisions with confidence. Without […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
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.
  1. Data & Insights
Join YipitData’s Alex Matters and Cynthia Sarkis, on June 26, 2024 at 11:00 AM EDT for an introduction to our new deep-dive analysis of the competition between LULU, Alo, and Vuori. The team will discuss: Are LULU’s share losses to Alo and Vuori slowing or accelerating? How is LULU’s customer overlap with Alo and Vuori […]
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As a product manufacturer, it is crucial to have a strong understanding of how your products are performing in the market. While sales numbers and customer feedback can give you an overall idea, nothing beats the importance of conducting regular in-store audits. As a product manufacturer, you invest time, effort and resources into creating high-quality […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  In 2019, Chipotle Mexican Grill took a unique and proactive approach to brand elevation by participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee with its own version: the Chipotle Bee, For Real. This initiative was a testament to the power of innovative branding in driving future growth and creating a new energy within a brand.  […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The Merchants Payment Coalition has urged Congress to pass the Credit Card Completion Act after strong opposition from merchants voiced at a hearing today on a proposed class action settlement over Visa and Mastercard credit card “swipe” fees. “As heard from merchants today, this proposed settlement does nothing to address the problem of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Ebay has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to payments. After very publicly announcing last week that it would no longer accept American Express due to “unacceptably high fees,” today the online marketplace said it will be adding Venmo as a payment option in the U.S. as part of a “continued push […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“What’s the one thing my business needs to do to be successful?” It’s a question asked around the world, at TED talks, conferences, bars, and boardrooms. No matter the size of your business, it’s something everyone wants to know. And the answer boils down to one thing, knowing your customers.  And when we say knowing […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Lipton is kicking off the summer season with a competition for retailers by giving one shop-owner the chance to win a branded store takeover. The push aims to drive awareness of the new 330ml can format. One winner, selected at random, will win a year’s… This story continues at Lipton unveils new competition for retailers […]
  1. Department & Category
  Roll, roll, roll away roller grill, was the refrain from Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Clearly Johnson’s call was on target and years ahead of other industry experts.  Once again however, fresh prepared foods are a potential goldmine for convenience stores (c-stores), but convincing customers to ditch the roller […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Premier Foods is partnering with Universal Studios to launch an on-pack promotion to coincide with the release of Despicable Me 4 this summer. Running across 24 products in the Mr Kipling, Ambrosia and Angel Delight ranges, the competition will give consumers the chance to win… This story continues at Despicable Me 4 on-pack promotion from […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Premier Foods is giving independent retailers the chance to win prizes as it launches its Summer of Cricket campaign for the second year in a row. In association with Bestway and Unitas, Premier Foods is giving retailers nationwide the chance to win prizes across three… This story continues at Premier Foods unveils Summer of Cricket […]
  1. Data & Insights
By James Carlson, Mid-Market Consultant and Team Leader, Circana Getting your hands on retail data is a breeze these days. The best part? It’s a game-changer for small CPG businesses, giving everyone a fair shot at success. With the right data, it’s never been easier to make smart, profitable decisions to grow your business. How […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Dupe products have been stealing the spotlight across social media and at retail. The concept of a dupe product is nothing new in the retail world. What is different is today’s acceptance of dupes and the expansive reach of the concept. Dupes are no longer taboo, it’s now cool to be able to say you […]
  1. International
  Once again Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® weights in on the battle for share of stomach.  I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the red-hot competition between fast-casual restaurants and grocery store delis. Here’s the intel: grocery delis are making serious strides, and fast-casual needs to adapt or risk getting squeezed. Grocery Delis: Convenience, Choice, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  With out much fanfare, major fast-food chains across the nation, including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Burger King, and Taco Bell, have all announced significant price reductions on their menus. This sudden move has sparked widespread speculation and curiosity among consumers and industry experts alike. Why are these fast-food giants dropping their prices, […]
  1. Data & Insights
“It’s super valuable because a lot of it is net new data that helps us make tactical decisions that can improve our performance today.” — Ross Walker, Retailer Marketplaces Paid Media Team Lead, Acadia Amazon is a fiercely competitive marketplace for brands. In 2023 alone, Capital One Shopping Research reports that Amazon had more than […]
  1. Data & Insights
On a balmy, late August afternoon in 2023, the Women’s Southern Brave cricket team secured a victory in the Hundred Women’s Competition Final at Lord’s, London. This win marked the culmination of a successful month-long tournament, featuring 32 matches. But the most significant victory isn’t on the scoreboard. Overall attendance reached a record-breaking 300,000 spectators, […]
  1. Merchandising
In today’s crowded retail landscape, capturing customers’ attention and standing out from the competition is harder than ever. That’s where a strategically designed product display comes in. By telling a story, creating an emotional connection, and highlighting your product’s unique value, a well-crafted display can stop customers in their tracks and drive sales. But before […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has announced the dates for its Nourishing Change Conference, a groundbreaking event this summer that will explore the transformative power of nutrition, consumer product goods, technology, retail, and other health interventions that can improve the well-being of individuals and communities. The conference, which reflects Kroger Health’s vision to help people live […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In today’s world, digital marketing is very important for businesses that want to succeed. To stay ahead of the competition, it is necessary to have a good digital marketing plan. As people move into the year 2024, it is even more important to have a strategy that can help your brand stand out. This article […]
  1. Data & Insights
Understanding customer behavior is crucial for maximizing sales and improving the overall shopping experience. One of the most effective tools for gaining these insights is a people counter. These devices, which track the number of visitors entering and exiting a store, offer a wealth of data that can significantly enhance conversion rates. Here’s how using […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Launching a new product in the retail space is an exciting time for any product manufacturer, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. From inventory management to marketing strategies, there are various factors that can affect the success of a retail product launch. To help you overcome some common retail product launch […]
  1. Department: Food
A trade show is a competitive playground where multiple upcoming businesses are eyeing consumer attention. It presents an excellent opportunity for you to network and generate immediate leads.  However, how do you attract visitors who are spoilt for choices in the event and probably have short attention spans? You need something that serves two purposes: […]

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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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