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  1. Associates & Employees
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It’s a time to recognize the many contributions people with disabilities have made to the workforce and economy. It’s also a time to acknowledge the ways in which the workforce can support the advancement of this community. For me, honoring this month is especially important. For far too […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
If you’re running a successful B2B company, your sales operations (sales ops) crew is likely the unsung hero of your sales process. Business leaders sometimes make the mistake of seeing sales operations (increasingly known as revenue operations) as a cost instead of a potential revenue driver. But companies in the know, like Snowflake and McAfee, […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
In this episode of Mintel Little Conversation, host Andrew Davidson is joined by retail experts Diana Smith and Nick Carroll to discuss the 2021 holiday shopping season. From politics, the economy and inflation to supply chain issues and the Delta variant, they analyse the industry, consumer and market changes that have altered or evolved retail […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The New York Times reports that more than 1,700 hourly Amazon workers at its Staten Island, New York distribution center have signed commitments authorizing “the Amazon Labor Union to represent me for the purpose of collective bargaining.” According to the Times, “The commitments are the results of six months of organizing at Amazon’s only fulfillment […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Rising inflation and falling consumer confidence are combining to put pressure on retailers, according to the latest data. In an interview with the Financial Times this morning, the Bank of England’s chief economist said that inflation is likely to hit 5% by early 2022. His prediction followed recent comments from Bank of England governor Andrew […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Mark Cuban, the serial entrepreneur and investor, joins Scott to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, use-cases for digital assets, and where SEC regulations might come in. Mark also shares why he’s bullish on AI, offers his thoughts on stimulus spending, and explains why Robinhood may not be as bad as Scott thinks. Follow Mark on Twitter, @mcuban.  […]
  1. Retailer Media
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on 84.51˚, a retail data science, insights and media company that helps the Kroger company, CPG companies, agencies, publishers and affiliated partners create more personalized and valuable experiences for shoppers across the path to purchase. Powered […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Vicente Zavarce, founder of Yummy Three months after announcing a $4 million seed round, Venezuelan delivery super app Yummy is back with an $18 million Series A round that will accelerate the company’s proposed expansion throughout Latin America. Anthos Capital led the latest round, with additional participation from JAM Fund, whose founder Justin Mateen was […]
  1. Holiday & Events
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, today released new data on availability of a basket of five Thanksgiving-related grocery categories across stores nationally. “As the holiday season approaches and widespread supply chain challenges continue to impact industries across the economy, IRI is tracking a basket […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the latest details the government has announced on plans to de-carbonise the economy. ACS chief executive James Lowman highlighted the additional £620m earmarked for electric vehicle infrastructure, which he said would help with the charging points necessary for vehicles to switch to electric power. The government’s paper, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
A list of engaged email subscribers is among the best promotional tools for creators who sell digital products. For many of those creators, it could also be a path toward earning a living. The creator economy has a problem. The post Digital Creators Need Email Marketing appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Department: HBC
WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) issued the following statement from Marcia Howard, vice president, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuance of a Proposed Rule and Draft Guidance for establishing a regulatory category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids: “CHPA applauds FDA for issuing this long-awaited proposed rule which has the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK — As COVID-19 is set to impact yet another holiday season, a return to some pre-pandemic spending levels is expected to bring holiday cheer. For 36 years, Deloitte has been examining consumer behavior and sentiment ahead of retail’s crucial holiday shopping season. To gain additional perspective on the changing landscape, supply chain challenges and inflation, […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Own label products could be set for a boom in sales as inflation looms, according to a leading analyst. IRI (Information Resources Inc) says in one of its twice-yearly reports on demand signals for fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs) that forthcoming price increases might mean own label goods increase sales. But any own label boost […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Also: GE, Union Pacific and others announce vaccine mandates, how Facebook’s brand reputation affects user numbers, how personal storytelling offers COVID-19 messaging opportunities, and more. Hello, communicators: Big U.S. firms such as General Electric and Union Pacific have announced vaccine mandates for employees in response to President Biden’s Dec. 8 deadline. Other companies that have […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Antitrust subcommittee members want evidence to back up testimony from execs about the use of third-party seller data.
  1. Trends & External Forces
American Plastic Toys CEO John Gessert expects that inflation will continue into next year as labor costs and other factors continue to exert upward pressure on consumer prices. Mr. Gessert said that his company has avoided many of the supply chain disruptions that have affected other businesses, but staffing has been an issue. “I couldn’t […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Vivek Sankaran, CEO of Albertsons, said that inflation is likely to remain high going forward but price increases should remain “manageable” for the grocer and its consumers. The supply chain, he said, has been spotty but is nothing like “the early days of the pandemic.”
  1. Trends & External Forces
We live in an era where the economy is driven by innovation. Companies are continuously iterating on ideas and building innovative products and services. While growing market share is every company’s primary focus, gaining competitive advantage through IP-Moat is also critical.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on ChannelAdvisor, a leading multichannel commerce platform whose mission is to connect and optimize the world’s commerce. For over two decades, ChannelAdvisor has helped brands and retailers worldwide improve their online performance by expanding sales channels, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Procter & Gamble topped Wall Street’s estimates for its fiscal first-quarter earnings and revenue. P&G raised its forecast for inflation, predicting that higher commodity and freight costs could hit fiscal 2022 earnings by $2.3 billion, up from its prior outlook of $1.9 billion. Price hikes helped offset higher freight costs but couldn’t keep up with […]
  1. Corporate Finance
On a two-year stacked basis, AlbertsonsCos saw identical sales growth of 15.3% and digital sales growth of 248%.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal reports that a group of bipartisan members of the US Congress’s Antitrust Subcommittee have written to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy asking him “to provide ‘exculpatory evidence’ to corroborate the sworn testimony that several leaders, including then-CEO Jeff Bezos,” provided to the subcommittee in 2019 and 2020 testimony about how the company […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Yesterday’s MNB featured an extended conversation about the subject of loyalty, precipitated by a story I did a few months ago  about an element of a new loyalty program developed by Price Chopper/Market 32 and powered by tcc Global, that allows shoppers to compile points that can be converted into dollars that then can be […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Why Experience-Driven Subscription Services are Key to Satisfying Customer Cravings
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK – More than 80% of Americans are worried that their packages will arrive late or they’ll be victims of fraud this holiday season, according to a new consumer study released Monday. Loqate’s 2021 holiday survey of 1,000 American consumers found that nearly half of Americans are planning a combination of in-store and online […]
  1. Holiday & Events
WASHINGTON – The 2021 Halloween season is full of excitement, as chocolate and candy sales are up and consumers are ready to maximize their fun during the Halloween season. Retailers are going strong on their Halloween sets, with about 27% more seasonal items per store than in 2020. Consumers are planning to celebrate in a […]

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  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]

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