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  1. Department: Beverage
  Panera Bread tested a subscription coffee service as regular readers of this blog know then they launched an $8.99 per month coffee and tea subscription program for its MyPanera loyalty program members. Steven Jonson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, it’s clear that Coffee subscriptions work giving the first-hand knowledge JAB Holding Company […]
  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. Department: HBC
OMAHA, Neb. — Hy-Vee’s Amber Specialty Pharmacy subsidiary has promoted three executives to new posts that focus on continued growth and innovation for the company, which was named 2020 Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy. In the promotions announced on Friday, John Ortner transitions to senior vice president of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GMDC|Retail Tomorrow plans to dissolve as a member-owned nonprofit at the end of the year. The decision, made by the trade group’s board, must still be approved by its members. “This news is disappointing to many, but we recognize our industry has changed significantly,” GMDC president and CEO Patrick Spear said. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recommended booster shots for many recipients of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines. As a result, up to 99 million Americans are now eligible for additional doses bolstering protection against COVID-19 beginning Friday. This follows FDA authorization of a Pfizer booster dose on Sept. […]
  1. Department: Beverage
This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
  1. Channel: Convenience
  The halo of ‘better-for-you’ continues to be top of mind with Gen Z and Millennial Americans. Young parents are constantly looking for better for my baby, better for my child, food and associated products according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. It’s at the intersection the Gen Z, Millennial […]
  1. Media & Marketing
People talk about their personal brand, but what, really, is a personal brand — and how do you create one? “Having a personal brand helps people understand what you’re all about,” said Salesforce Chief Philanthropy Office Ebony Beckwith. “Whether it’s how you look, how you speak, or how you work — it’s the whole package.”  […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
British consumers have global tastes – and the COVID-19 crisis appears to have further whetted their appetites for international products. The influential British magazine Retail Week has identified the desire for more adventurous flavours in food and drink as a critical trend for U.K. retail in 2021, enabling consumers unable to travel internationally to taste […]
  1. CPG: Food
The global vice president and mother offers advice for aspiring leaders to build their careers. What is the path for aspiring communicators to rise to the top of the profession? “I believe careers are a bit like a chess game,” Allyson Park, global vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Wrigley, shared in an interview […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the U.K., the company said Thursday. “The majority of our patients and customers see their pharmacist […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eight Sleep, the world’s first sleep fitness company, today announced that Justin Medeiros, 2021 CrossFit Games Champion, has officially signed with the sleep technology pioneer as an athlete ambassador. In the partnership Medeiros will serve as brand ambassador of Eight Sleep and will help spread awareness around the importance of sleep to maximize athletic […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: Press release – Paris, 21 October 2021 Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI): Sales for the first quarter of FY22 totalled € 2,718 million, with an organic growth of +20%: Very dynamic start in all regions, with robust demand and strong shipments ahead of festive season Off-trade remaining resilient and markets supported by On-trade reopening […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Frank DeMaria was never the kind of leader who organized virtual happy hours, pumpkin carvings, gingerbread house making, or open office hours for employees. But he is now.  “I’m the same guy I always was, but I’ve become a lot more intentional in how I engage with my team,” said DeMaria, vice president of digital […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Traditional online marketing techniques such as paid digital advertising work, but advertising costs have left small businesses struggling to compete. An effective alternative to paid advertising is search engine optimization (SEO), which allows your small business to stay competitive and keep costs relatively low. All it takes are the seeds of a robust strategy, a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Consumers are feeling increasingly stressed, unsettled and anxious. Younger consumers, in particular, are experiencing immense stress, with over half of US 18-24s experiencing anxiety and nearly a quarter claiming to suffer from clinical depression, according to Mintel research on managing stress and wellbeing. The majority of this younger generation feels anxious about personal relationships and […]
  1. Data & Insights
Netflix’s Reed Hastings leans on it. So does SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son. As did Howard Schultz when he ran Starbucks. It has been well-documented that these renowned business leaders have relied on one thing to drive their business decisions: gut instinct. They’re not alone. Oprah Winfrey once said mistakes happen when she doesn’t listen to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
If you’re over the age of 25,  I’d be willing to bet this headline produced an involuntary groan or eye-roll. I hear you and I’m with you—but at the end of the day, there is no denying the extraordinary power that TikTok holds. At 1 billion+ users and counting, TikTok needs no introduction, but a […]
  1. Channel: Mass
INTRO TO ANALYTIC INDEX WEBINAR November 9th, 2:00 pm EST While Analytic Index may be most well known for our research publications, there is a lot more to our business. In this webinar, we are excited to give you a full introduction to our business including: A brief history of how we got started and […]
  1. Data & Insights
What Are Product Attributes? Attributes are a unique combination of claims, certifications, nutrition facts, ingredients, allergens, brand positioning, and consumer ways of eating to deliver a complete view of the factors driving consumer decisions. SPINS Product Intelligence offers a variety of attribute types for products across the health and wellness market. Get to know more […]
  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. Trends & External Forces
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Organic Personal Care Market, By Product Type (Skin Care, Hair Care, Oral Care & Others), By Distribution Channel (Drug Stores, Hypermarket/Supermarket, E-Commerce, Specialty Stores, Departmental Stores & Others), By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Organic Personal Care Market was valued at USD8.26 […]
  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. Holiday & Events
*The following op-ed originally appeared in Morning Consult on October 20, 2021. This Halloween is going to be a blowout. Retailers are going strong on their Halloween sets with about 27 percent more seasonal items on display per store than in 2020. Consumers are planning to celebrate in a big way, including young parents – 93 percent […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Yesterday we took note of a CNBC report that Walmart plans to give its Walmart+ members advance access to its Black Friday deals, which, if outside estimates are to believed, has the potential of making some 32 million US households feeling a little more joyful about the end-of-year holiday shopping season. I commented, in part: […]

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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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