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  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. Holiday & Events
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that sales need to bounce back quickly in the run up to Christmas. After the latest sales figures from the Office of National Statistics showed a 0.2% fall in sales month on month and flat growth over the last year, Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC, said:  […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Mattel raised its annual sales forecast after saying it had pulled production forward and contracted more ocean vessels to maintain supplies during the critical holiday season. “We’ve been working through supply chain disruptions, it’s not a normal year. But even with that, we expect to have lots of toys under trees this Christmas holiday,” said […]
  1. Channel: Mass
It’s Friday, the week is nearly done, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Tesco, Gorillas and Walmart. 1. Tesco opens Trigo powered GetGo checkout-free store Tesco has launched its first high street […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Just months after its initial rollout, the retailer is expanding the number of dedicated stores from 17 to 36 locations. Dive Brief: As holiday shopping ramps up, Target announced that it is more than doubling the number of dedicated Apple shops within its locations to 36 stores. Target initially opened 17 Apple shop-in-shops in February, promising to open more by the end […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Oct. 21, 2021 By Tom Ward, SVP of Last Mile, Walmart U.S. Walmart is delivering a few more reasons to be merry this holiday, making it easier than ever for customers to get what they need when they need it – from turkey and trimmings to Black Friday deals and top-rated toys to put under […]
  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. Holiday & Events
Santa Claus isn’t the only one keeping a “naughty and nice” list this year — luckily, if you’re marketing products on Amazon this holiday, there are some easy best practices you can adopt to avoid finding the proverbial coal in your brand’s stocking. 
  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. Technology & Innovation
Half of UK retailers anticipate a spike in fraud attacks on their businesses in the Q4 shopping period, according to research commissioned by Adyen. The research is part of a report on the state of the UK retail sector, titled The Expectation Gap, which is available to download here. It was conducted by Censuswide and Opinium, who polled […]
  1. Holiday & Events
A new fraud ring called Proxy Phantom is using sophisticated credential stuffing attack methods to take over customer accounts for U.S.-based e-commerce merchants. The latest research from digital trust and safety firm Sift demonstrates fraudsters’ relentless innovation and reinforces retailers’ need to double down on fraud protection as the holiday shopping season rapidly approaches.
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s time to eat, drink, and be scary If you want a great party, you have to planet Get the party started Quest on Take us to your leader… and your fellow Trailblazers Each Halloween, Trailhead celebrates in spooky style. Astro and Friends dress to impress while Trailblazers mark the occasion with a limited-edition Trick […]

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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 […]
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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 […]