Articles on the impact weather has on retail.

  1. Trends & External Forces
Microsoft has announced a record $68.7 billion deal to acquire the makers of the popular first person shooter series Call of Duty, Activision Blizzard. The deal, which was announced on… The post Microsoft to buy Call of Duty maker in mammoth-sized $68bn deal appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The New York Times, in part as a response to Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash – which isn seen as being part of a metaverse strategy, answers the question this morning: “The metaverse is the convergence of two ideas that have been around for many years: […]
  1. Data & Insights
When it comes to year-ahead planning, agencies have always understood the value of data in decision-making. But with everything from Covid restrictions to consumer attitudes changing daily, the pandemic has smashed the crystal ball. Many independent agencies pivoted during the pandemic, repositioning themselves to offer more than just basic project execution at a time when […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The idea of “digital transformation” is thrown around a lot, across all industries. Often, the vendors who make it possible also make it sound easy. But, where does a utility organization with complex systems start? Utilities know data stores are valuable, and systems and processes may need to be updated, but the thought of undertaking […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Ah, storage. The lifeblood of modern day living and the bane of modern day purging. People can never seem to get rid of things; they tend to collect too much stuff over time, which only takes up valuable space in their homes. But it doesn’t have to be like that. By introducing a few storage hacks into […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Grocery stores in much of the country are having difficulty finding adequate stock in some categories and a combinations of factors are responsible, including the surge connected to the Omicron variant, extreme weather conditions, a shortage of truck drivers, high consumer demand and corresponding record sales in December.
  1. Trends & External Forces
While society, politicians, and businesses of every kind (particularly marketing) are focused on what comes Next, on the New, On the Young, and On the Emerging, the biggest shift and impact on us all may not be what will come but those who have come before! Yes, Millennial and Gen Z are critical because their […]
  1. Data & Insights
E-commerce sales have accelerated dramatically throughout the pandemic. Gartner found that nearly half of consumers increased their online shopping last year. More transactions mean more generated data; data that e-commerce providers can use to improve customer engagement and overall business performance. With augmented analytics, e-commerce players can accelerate the process of turning data into actionable insights […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
How will you grab an online audience this year? Here’s how industry insiders see the game. Editor’s note: This article is a re-run as part of our countdown of top stories from the past year. As we prepare to enter a new year, we all wonder what lies ahead. 2020 was anything but predictable. But what […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s finally the last day of 2021—and we’re revealing our list of the top 10 stories that readers enjoyed during the past 12 months. (image via) 2021 is over—or it will be in just a few hours. However, we have just enough time to celebrate the past year’s top stories, which covered PR trends, red […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Talking with sellers is like measuring weather patterns; you find out quickly which way the wind is blowing. And the topics Forrester clients ask about often reveal emerging trends. So what’s top of mind for B2B sales teams? I created a list of the top five topics revenue leaders asked me about in my first […]
  1. Stores & Formats
If you add the five stores Apple was forced to close due to bad weather conditions in Washington state, nearly 10 percent of the company’s U.S. stores are not currently operating. Apple says many of the affected stores are allowing for same-day order pickup or delivery.
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Bob Goodwin, the founder of Career Club, which provides career coaching, an online job search course, and a CRM platform to organize professional network and job search activities.  Follow  Bob Goodwin on LinkedIn at: Follow Career Club on LinkedIn at: Career […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Amid the many dynamics affecting TV usage, such as program releases, sports seasons and even the weather, few have the same effect as one of the most basic: time off. According to The Gauge, Nielsen’s total TV and streaming snapshot, the Thanksgiving holiday and time away from our daily routines inspired consumers to spend 5% […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
During COVID-19, drive-thrus were having a moment. Now, nearing 2022, their continued popularity is showing its staying power. Top restaurant chains from McDonalds to Chipotle are investing in adding more drive-thrus, and elevating the overall drive-thru experience, with digital menu boards and other technology. In fact, the owner of Burger King, Popeyes, and other quick-service […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we took note of a Wall Street Journal report that Kroger “is eliminating some Covid-19 benefits for unvaccinated employees,” telling employees that “it will no longer provide two weeks of paid emergency leave for unvaccinated employees who contract Covid-19, unless local jurisdictions require otherwise. Kroger will also add a $50 monthly surcharge to company […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee on Monday deployed a team of 37 employees in a caravan of 19 vehicles carrying 327,000 bottles of water and more than 220,000 snack bars and breakfast items to help victims of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Kentucky and Tennessee this weekend. The disaster recovery team left Hy-Vee’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Our new partnership with PAR Technology takes digital signage to the big time, with an integrated POS system that serves all your venue needs. From stadiums and arenas to theme parks and zoos—and everything in between—any event or attraction is made more manageable with Raydiant’s digital signage platform, now integrated with PAR’s Brink POS. This […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Responding to our story about the Amazon warehouse hit hard by the tornado, and the questions being raised about some Amazon policies, one MNB reader wrote: This is a tough one! I was on duty (Full disclosure: I am in Southeast Missouri, so we were in the bullseye too) I am the store manager. I […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Detroit became the center of America’s automobile industry largely for logistical reasons: its midwestern location, high population density and proximity to raw materials were just a few factors that assured investors it was an optimal spot for building an industrial hub. Silicon Valley’s tech ecosystem, on the other hand, was initially seeded by military research […]

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Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash. The acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest video gaming company. “We’re investing deeply in world-class content, community and the cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes […]
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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]