Insight Providers

Articles on/from insights providers in Retail/CPG.

  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. — For supermarket operators, the nonfoods business is a riddle. An afterthought for many shoppers — and arguably, in some cases at least, for the retailers themselves — products in the category generally deliver significantly higher margins than food and beverages. Increasing sales would go a long way toward improving the financial outlook […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — In May 2024, U.S. retail sales, including both discretionary general merchandise and consumer packaged goods (CPG), changed very little compared to last year’s performance. During this period, spanning the four weeks ending June 1, 2024, revenue grew 1% and unit demand remained level with the same time last year. Consumers have adjusted their […]
  1. Data & Insights
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – dunnhumby, the global leader in Customer Data Science, along with its corporate venture capital arm, dunnhumby ventures, has launched a new platform designed for early-stage startups, enterprise partners, and investors in Retail and Consumer Goods technology sectors to cultivate strategic alliances across the ecosystem. “The Retail Innovation Network has two overarching goals: (i) […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Vijoy Gopalakrishnan, SVP, Product Management, Innovation and Media, Circana It’s the holy grail for CPG manufacturers: Find the market gap and fill it with a product that resonates with consumers and is a winner for retailers. But doing this effectively requires a deep understanding of consumers’ needs and a willingness to solve them with new, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Take-home grocery sales rose by just 1.0% over the four weeks to 9 June 2024, marking the slowest increase since June 2022 as poor weather and falling inflation impacted the sector, according to the latest data from Kantar. Growth in footfall has also stalled, with… This story continues at Slow grocery growth but bright financial […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — Retailers have a critical role to play in providing health care products and services in a way that is more personalized, inclusive, accessible and holistic, according to retail executives who spoke earlier this month at a WSL event called “Beyond Wellness. The Future of Health. What Shoppers Really Want.” Andrea Brookhart, director […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Although inflation’s pace has slowed since the middle of 2022, the cost of everyday essentials continues to rise. At Dollar General, more shoppers are experimenting with store brands as they seek ways to lessen the strain on their family budgets, says Jackie Li, senior vice president, private brands and global sourcing at […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Webinar Building brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences LGBTQ+ consumers welcome brand engagement—provided it’s done in an authentic and inclusive way. Watch our latest webinar and learn how to build brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences.   Watch the webinar Webinar Building brand loyalty with LGBTQ+ audiences LGBTQ+ consumers welcome brand engagement—provided it’s done in an authentic and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
While some are still debating how to define country music, others like Urban One’s 93Q in Houston embraced the cultural moment sparked by Beyoncé’s latest release—and across the audio landscape, so did listeners. On the day of Cowboy Carter’s release, music video network Vevo reported a 38% increase in views of country music videos globally.  […]
  1. Department: HBC
This week, I’m rerunning some popular posts while I prepare for Friday’s live video webinar: The 340B Drug Pricing Program: Trends, Controversies, and Outlook. Click here to see the original post from April 2024. Three is still the magic number for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). For 2023, nearly 80% of all equivalent prescription claims were […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Take a guess at filling in the blank here: _______ is to AI Agents as Data is to AI Models The answer, as you likely surmised from my headline, is APIs. Let’s discuss why… Data is the differentiation in AI models For the past year and a half, the hyper hype cycle of AI madness […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
NEW YORK, NY — Shop TODAY has awarded plant-powered skincare brand TruSkin® a beauty award for its best-selling Vitamin C Facial Serum. The brand, currently a top trending brand per NielsenIQ, is thrilled that its hero product won best budget vitamin C serum. Made with sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), a gentle and effective form of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Streaming TV platform Roku has launched a new service called Roku Exchange to connect streaming TV ad inventory with advertiser demand. By combining Roku’s TV advertising supply with identity data and AI-driven optimization capabilities, the process of buying Roku Media and TV streaming ad placements will be accessible to more buyers. As the central supply […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
By Sara Rosenman, Analyst, Connected Intelligenceand Eddie Hold, President, Connected Intelligence Artificial intelligence has entered the scene with gusto. Over a relatively short amount of time, it has taken many forms, including text and image generation via online platforms, as well as search assistance and social media support. Now, the term appears prominently for device […]
  1. Retailer Media
If you search for a waffle weave blanket on Amazon, summer styles at Target or a dishwasher at Best Buy, there’s a good chance that the first search results you’ll see will be sponsored ads. You might also get a promotional banner at the top of the page and a nicely branded video after a […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In the simplest terms, an innovator is someone who creates or introduces something new. But in the world of retail, innovators have the power and potential to do so much more: they drive cutting-edge tech implementations, unlock new revenue opportunities and help drive a brand into a new era of relevance and impact.   This year’s […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — Speaking at WSL’s event on Thursday, CVS Health’s Erin Condon talked about how consumer expectations around health care are changing, requiring a more personalized, inclusive and holistic approach. “At the end of the day, health is about living,” Condon said. Condon, who is chief marketing officer of pharmacy and consumer wellness at […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — Circana has released the 2023 New Product Pacesetters report, showcasing the top-selling new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood consumer packaged goods sectors. The report shared that consumers sought exploration as they adjusted to active post-pandemic lifestyles. Leading products reflect shifts in Americans’ daily routines, offering increased versatility and venturing into […]
  1. Data & Insights
By James Carlson, Mid-Market Consultant and Team Leader, Circana Getting your hands on retail data is a breeze these days. The best part? It’s a game-changer for small CPG businesses, giving everyone a fair shot at success. With the right data, it’s never been easier to make smart, profitable decisions to grow your business. How […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Dupe products have been stealing the spotlight across social media and at retail. The concept of a dupe product is nothing new in the retail world. What is different is today’s acceptance of dupes and the expansive reach of the concept. Dupes are no longer taboo, it’s now cool to be able to say you […]
  1. Channel: Club
For the fourth year, Retail TouchPointsand Design:Retailare revealing a new class of emerging leaders worth knowing. The 40 Under 40 Awards and its winners represent the diversity of the retail industry and its various players: brands, technology vendors, agencies and consultancies, and design firms. And at the brand level, we have the honor of spotlighting […]
  1. Data & Insights
We’re at a surreal stage of generative AI adoption, as some of the growing pains of this still relatively new technology are revealed in funny and bizarre ways. Google released “AI Overviews” at scale in the US recently, giving everyone an opportunity to kick the tires and ask Google questions answered by AI, which then […]
  1. Data & Insights
Today’s guest post comes from Jan Nielsen, Patient Solutions Division President at AssistRx. Jan discusses the challenges facing life sciences organizations’ patient support program reverification processes. Jan then highlights how the right vendor can help overcome these challenges for both pharmacy and medical benefit products. She offers real-world examples how of AssistRx implements these solutions […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
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  1. Media & Marketing
Where do TV ads come from? Contrary to popular belief, media buying isn’t something that ad execs do over martini lunches on Madison Ave. Let’s bust that Mad Men myth and take a closer look at the modern world of media buying. The media buying playing field It’s simple enough on paper: a network, TV […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Shop Price annual inflation eased to 0.6% in May, down from 0.8% in April, according to the BRC-NielsenIQ shop price index. This is below the 3-month average rate of 0.9%. Shop price annual growth is its lowest since November 2021. Non-food remained in deflation at… This story continues at Shop price Inflation returns to ‘normal […]
  1. Data & Insights
As the Grocerant Guru®, I’ve seen how the lines between grocery stores and restaurants have blurred, creating a new dining paradigm that’s perfectly suited to solve the Memorial Day meal dilemma. As we approach this long weekend, families across the United States are preparing for celebrations and gatherings. Yet, the perennial question looms: what to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
  1. Channel: Mass
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
  1. Data & Insights
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  3. Corporate Finance
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
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  24. Owned Brands (Private Label)
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.

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