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WASHINGTON — March of Dimes hosted its 40th Annual Gourmet Gala in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, and the NACDS Foundation returned as a Platinum Sponsor of the event. The Gourmet Gala makes possible research, education, advocacy and programs that “help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.” This year, the Gourmet Gala brought […]
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The U.K.’s data-privacy watchdog’s recent $10 million fine on facial recognition company Clearview AI Inc. could spur innovation in the space, including advancements in payments technology, as it “sets clearer ground rules for balancing software innovation with people’s right to privacy,” according to a report in The Wall Street Journal Wednesday (May 25). The Information […]
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Sustainability has become a big part of any business and some of the biggest mega-cap companies are under pressure to lower carbon emissions. And despite massively offering tech products and services, they have become “unlikely leaders” in the green department such as Google – Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). Initiatives Commonly, “profitable” does not rhyme with “sustainable.” […]
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As marketing professionals, we’d like to share a quick lesson in one of the fundamentals of marketing having to do with relevance, what we call being “meaningfully different.” Marketers know it’s not enough to be merely relevant to be worthy of a customer’s admiration and loyalty. Something must be relevantly different to attain this status. […]
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The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Art Sebastian, VP of Digital Experiences at Casey’s, a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,400 convenience stores, and Kevin McGovern, VP of Retail Partner Development at Fetch Rewards, a mobile loyalty platform. Follow Art Sebastian on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/artsebastianFollow Casey’s on LinkedIn at: […]
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  There is no doubt that consumers are evolving with technology so fast many retailers feel that they can’t keep up, it cost too much to keep up, or that they should not try to keep up. The team at Foodservice Solutions® believes that it’s not the technology that’s the problem. The problem is how […]
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RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to Liam Patterson, Co-Founder and CEO at Bidnamic (pictured above on the left). RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right […]
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CHICAGO – The annual Most Innovative New Product Awards have kicked off the 25th Sweets & Snacks Expo by recognizing this year’s most innovative confectionery and snack products and the companies that created them. These products have been developed over the last year and are now available on store shelves or will be made available to […]
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Minimum advertised price (MAP) is defined as the lowest price that a retailer can advertise a brand’s product for. This doesn’t mean that this is the lowest price that they can sell it for, but MAP policies establish the lowest price that can be shown online or in an advertisement. The right MAP provider can […]
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  Grocerant niche fresh prepared meals and meal components can drive top line sales and bottom-line profits.  From time to time you need to look beyond your current menu items.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® consider, Finnish startup REBL Eats.  They launched six new plant-based breakfast items and sandwiches […]
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Google Shopping e-commerce marketing platform Bidnamic has completed a $5 million Series A funding round led by Gresham House Ventures.  This marks the UK-based venture’s first institutional investment. The round also included existing angel investors, such as Marin Mayer, co-founder of Booking.com, Chris Forrest, board advisor to Net-A-Porter, and Luke Judge, former CEO at Incubeta. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“Math, magic, and art need to be tied to the very foundation and the financial considerations of the business.”                  — Aaron Zagha, Chief Marketing Officer of Newton Baby Building a thriving direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce business requires a mix of skills — not all of which are completely […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Real-time news flashes Effective workplace communication ensures employee retention, happiness, and success. Some reports even show that productivity increases up to 25% in well-connected teams. Still, reaching employees with the relevant information to succeed day to day can prove challenging. With over 72% of the brick-and-mortar workforce having no access to a company email or phone, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Friday that free Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now available by appointment only at select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations for 5- to 11-year-olds at least 5 months after their second dose. Moderately to severely immunocompromised pediatric patients may also receive a booster dose at least 3 months after their […]
  1. Data & Insights
Retailers use and reliance on third-party data is changing due to rules on data collection established by privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA. In the coming years, all of the biggest web browsers, from Google Chrome to Safari, will prohibit the use of third-party cookies. This means retailers will have to solely rely on […]
  1. Media & Marketing
E-commerce accelerated through the pandemic, and consumers are increasingly expecting to purchase products on platforms they already use. The established digital commerce leaders, such as Google Shopping, Amazon.com, and Etsy, have seen substantial usage increases since the onset of the pandemic, which is emblematic of the broader digital storefront trend. Historically, retailers have had a […]
  1. Data & Insights
Stripe — the payments giant valued at $95 billion — is on a product sprint to expand its services and functionality beyond the basic payments that form the core of its business today. Today the company took the wraps off Data Pipeline, an infrastructure product that will let its users create links between their Stripe […]
  1. Department: Food
Small grocery chain Kowalski’s Markets is looking to improve the online ordering experience through a collaboration with Mercatus. Based in Minnesota, Kowalski’s Markets has 11 locations. It is known for offering a compelling store experience and a full assortment of local and ethically-sourced specialty grocery, prepared foods and fresh products. The Kowalski’s team turned to Mercatus to […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Read on for SEO trends from Semrush’s “State of Search 2022” study. The best practices of search engine optimization are always changing, requiring marketers to change their strategy with each new update that Google makes to its algorithms. Many of these updates can seem esoteric and untranslatable to a lay person. Thankfully, the “State of […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Side hustles and e-commerce have sparked a surge in drop-shipping. One report even predicts the market size value to grow to $476.1 billion by 2026. However, while drop-shipping continues to make its way into the mainstream, most people still have no idea what it is or how to get started. So, What is Drop-Shipping? In […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Food delivery robots are taking to the streets of Cambourne, UK, as part of a pilot organised between Cambridgeshire County Council and Starship Technologies, in partnership with the Co-op. The tie-up will see 12,000 residents in 5,000 homes benefit from quick deliveries of products from their local Co-op. The project, beginning today, is part of […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Business Insider reports on how “retailers are gunning for advertising dollars. “Retail ad is predicted to grow 31% to $41 billion this year, and, Amazon, Walmart, Instacart, and others are building ad businesses to get a piece of it. “They’re betting on the growth of e-commerce and the hope of offsetting retail’s thin margins by […]
  1. Data & Insights
Hybrid work has existed long enough, and in large enough numbers, that researchers have identified why some organizations are more successful with it than others. It comes down to three things: tools, training, and team building.  Pre-pandemic, only 8% of the 60 million U.S workers whose jobs could be done remotely worked exclusively at home, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The end goal of any business is selling and delivering products to match consumer expectations. These expectations, however, constantly change, requiring retailers to be flexible and adaptable in turn. This is why routed delivery strategies are important for retailer success.  Simply defined, routed deliveries optimize logistics channels to create the best in quality, speed and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
“I believe this is where the internet is heading and it’s where commerce is heading.” — Justin King, Chief Evangelist, Salsify When you hear the terms cryptocurrency, blockchain, Web3, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), they may almost sound like words from a foreign language. But these phrases could actually reshape the future of ecommerce. “In 1997, […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
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In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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