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  1. Trends & External Forces
Shop Price annual inflation eased to 2.5% in February, down from 2.9% in January, according to the BRC Nielsen Shop Price Index. Shop price annual growth is its lowest since March 2022. Food inflation decelerated to 5.0% in February, its lowest since May 2022, down from… This story continues at Cautious optimism amid February inflation dip […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Wawa has launched Goose Media Network, the c-store chain’s retail media network (RMN), to give brands the opportunity to reach Wawa customers online as well as via the mobile app and videos played at the gas pump. Wawa worked with Publicis Groupe’s Publicis Sapient, Epsilon and CitrusAd to create the new offering. “Goose Media Network […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Grocery price inflation has fallen to 5.3%, marking the lowest rate since March 2022 and a decrease of 1.5 percentage points from January, according to marketing data and analytics company Kantar. Take-home grocery sales grew in value by 5.1% for the four weeks to 18… This story continues at February sees a welcome easing of […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Market research company GfK’s UK consumer confidence index fell by two points in February to -21. The company said this was a “mixture of good and bad news”, because although recent improvements in the index had halted, longer-term prospects remained better. Joe Staton, GfK’s client… This story continues at Consumer confidence dips but outlook still […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Beyond, Inc., owner of online retail brands Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) and Overstock, will bring back a standalone Overstock.com site in approximately five weeks rather than the September 2024 target date announced earlier. Beyond rechristened its Overstock site with the Bed Bath & Beyond name in June 2023 after it acquired the bankrupt retailer’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Beyond Inc., parent company to Overstock.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other online brands, announced Tuesday three leadership changes, including two new CEOs. Chandra Holt, formerly the CEO and president of Conn’s Home Plus, will become the new CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond effective Wednesday. Dave Nielsen, who until now was serving as president […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
NEW YORK  — Brandon Brown, senior vice president of Own Brands at Albertsons Companies, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the PLMA 2024 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, which is being held March 20-22 in San Antonio. The event at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk will focus on trends and issues and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Audiences stream a record 40.8 billion viewing minutes on Jan. 13, 2024 Chilly weather, coupled with the excitement of the NFL playoffs, helped boost total TV viewership 3.7% in January. While historically characteristic for the month, the uptick was perhaps more noteworthy because it was 1.4% above its level last year—a reporting period that was […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Beyond, Inc. — parent company of Bed Bath & Beyond and Overstock.com — has appointed new CEOs for both brands, and also named Camping World CEO and TV personality Marcus Lemonis as Executive Chairman of its board of directors. The appointments follow the abrupt departure of former Beyond CEO Jonathan Johnson in November 2023. Johnson […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Our guest this week is Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, VMLY&R who joins us to talk about the ever changing landscape of retail and consumer branding, customer engagement, and loyalty. In particular with dip into what defines high performance retail and the emerging world of “creative commerce.”  We also get a sneak preview of her […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s that time of the year. The Northern hemisphere looks forward to spring. The Southern hemisphere looks forward to fall. And everybody in martech and marketing operations looks forward to the annual Stackie Awards. This will be our 10th edition of The Stackies: Marketing Tech Stack Awards. Wow, a decade of hundreds of martech stack […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Case study Reaching voters with radio  In a crowded market for political ads, radio offers an advantage Contact us Case study Reaching voters with radio  In a crowded market for political ads, radio offers an advantage Contact us Introduction Understand the reach of radio with U.S. voters During election years in the U.S., political campaigns […]
  1. Data & Insights
Amidst the rise of artificial intelligence and changing customer preferences, the retail industry is experiencing a significant transformation. This means it’s more crucial than ever for your retail business to keep up and provide the best experience for your customers. Value-driven customers seek high-quality service and fair prices for the products they purchase. They often […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
2024 Diverse Intelligence Series The global Black audience Shaping the future of media Black America continues to diversify, and media will need to evolve to stay relevant for this media-hungry audience with a global influence on trends and culture. Download the report 2024 Diverse Intelligence Series The global Black audience Shaping the future of media […]
  1. Data & Insights
For Black Americans, content provides a common ground and sense of cultural credibility. Defined through media and exported globally in fashion, TV, music and more, this culture is fundamental in its ability to bridge meaningful connections with an increasingly diverse audience. And while representing Black America is already complex, 16% of the Black population is […]
  1. Data & Insights
VideoAmp is the latest TV measurement contender to get slapped with a lawsuit from Nielsen. Nielsen’s suit against VideoAmp, filed last week in Delaware court, accuses its rival of infringing on two patents granted to Nielsen in the past two months. The patents cover technology Nielsen uses to collect and report TV viewing data, such […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
One of my earliest cartoons (back in January 2003) showed a large gathering of people socializing at a Super Bowl party and a guy saying “Time to come back! The commercials are starting again!” The Super Bowl is the one time every year when ordinary people actively seek out advertising.  I found a reference to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Steve Jobs once famously said that his job was to figure out what consumers want before they know they want it. As was often the case, Jobs was ahead of his time. This concept of starting with a deep understanding of the customer (at times more deeply even than they understand themselves) and building from […]
  1. Media & Marketing
While more TV content is available on demand than ever before, TV audiences are still eager to watch key programming live. And some of these big moments are getting viewers off the couch and out of the house. Whether they’re viewing in a bar with friends, on the road at an airport or working out […]
  1. Data & Insights
In 2023, the e-commerce industry was largely focused on strengthening brand equity, enhancing the customer experience, and keeping up with the evolution fueled by new platforms and artificial intelligence-based technologies. Notably, the adoption of composable commerce, which refers to building a modular, component-based, cloud-native tech stack, empowered companies to build the agility required to remain […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Reacting to Amazon’s plan to create a pay tier for its Alexa smart speaker system, one MNB reader wrote: Our main household use for Alexa is to control lights, heat, and A/C.  If they start charging for it, we will stop using it.  There are many other platforms available for home control that do not […]
  1. Data & Insights
The theme for retail marketers in 2024 is push forward when others pull back. Amid continued budget consolidation, unpredictable consumer demand, and macroeconomic factors, marketers naturally tend to conserve their resources for a brighter day. Despite industry challenges, the retail landscape is ripe with opportunities. The strong holiday season shone a light on the way […]
  1. International
The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) has said recent figures from the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index will prompt more consumer confidence. BIRA, which works with over 6,000 independent businesses of all sizes across the UK, said the figures which have shown their lowest levels since May 2022,… This story continues at Latest shop price inflation figures will […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Grocery price inflation fell slightly to 6.8% in January, down from 6.9% in December 2023, according to marketing data and analytics company Kantar. This softer decline compares with a 2.2 percentage point decrease seen between November and December 2023.  Meanwhile, take-home grocery sales grew in… This story continues at Grocery price inflation slowdown stumbles Or […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Americans streamed 21 million years’ worth of content last year The growing bounty of content on streaming services has forever changed TV viewing behavior, with streaming consumption now consistently accounting for the biggest driver of TV usage1. And while the time we spend with TV is largely flat, our time spent streaming video continues to […]
  1. Data & Insights
There is no mistaking the impact of connectivity on how audiences are watching TV. In just the past five years, the number of households in the U.S. that get their TV content from an internet connection has increased by more than 210%1. The allure of an internet’s worth of content notwithstanding, a smaller, yet consistent, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
With all the buzz surrounding artificial intelligence in the retail industry, it’s no surprise that its embrace is one of the top trends as the industry begins 2024. The rapid growth of AI, machine learning and predictive technologies is opening up new worlds of opportunities. However, AI isn’t the only key trend in retail. Here […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]

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