Insight Providers

Articles on/from insights providers in Retail/CPG.

  1. Shopper & Customer
Seventy percent of consumers plan to reduce their purchases, trade down to a cheaper brand or both to make their Thanksgiving meals, according to an Ipsos survey. “Inflation is sort of a fancy term for people having to pay more for the same amount of stuff and I think that’s the reality that consumers are […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
TOMS was an early pioneer of the purpose-driven retail model. Although many know the brand for its one-for-one approach to charitable giving, the brand recently underwent a transformation that included rethinking its approach to social impact.   To get the scoop, we brought Amy Smith, who is the Chief Strategy & Impact Officer for TOMS, on […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Millennials are inviting friends into their home for Thanksgiving Dinner this year, with any luck you will be one of the friends.  In fact, Millennials will have an average of 9.8 people at the table this year, compared to the total average of 7.4, according to IRI’s findings. Some will have company for several days […]
  1. Media & Marketing
We are excited to release two bonus episodes recorded live at the MarketDial podcast studio  at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conference in Las Vegas. Our first special guest is Lori Stillman, Vice President, Research for NACS, who helps us understand some of the fun facts and figures about the industry, before we […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
NEW YORK — Walmart took the top spot in Kantar’s PoweRanking report for the 26th consecutive year, a feat that Kantar calls a testament to the retailer’s strength, scale, and focus over time. PoweRanking is the industry’s leading assessment of best-in-class manufacturers and retailers. Chosen by their peers, leaders are ranked on a range of […]
  1. International
RetailNext, the leading analytics solution for brick-and-mortar retailers, today announced the acquisition of Retail Performance, the UK-based people-counting and footfall solutions from Ipsos, one of the world leaders in Market Research. The deal strategically positions RetailNext for further rapid growth in the UK and European retail intelligence space, and coincides with the company’s opening of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Do you have family coming for the holidays?  This year Millennials will have an average of 9.8 people at the table this year, compared to the total average of 7.4, according to IRI’s findings. Between family and Friendsgiving Millennials will be looking for meal solutions according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Our guest this week is Andrew Lipsman, Principal Analyst at Insider Intelligence, recorded live at the recently completed GroceryShop event in Las Vegas.  We go deep into the burgeoning world of retail media networks, exploring what they are, how they work, and why they have become arguably the most exciting growth area for retailers in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
1. Personalize marketing moments in real time 2. Automate engagement across every channel 3. Optimize marketing performance with more intelligent insights It still feels like yesterday when we all came together to experience the magic of Dreamforce ’22. We saw so many Trailblazers in person and experienced all the valuable sessions (which are still available […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
MONTRÉAL, Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Saputo Inc. (TSX: SAP) (we, Saputo or the Company) reported today its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2023, which ended on September 30, 2022. All amounts in this news release are in millions of Canadian dollars (CDN), except per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated, and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation, Serve Robotics, Spacee, and Flowcode are among the nominees in the Global Startup of the Year category at the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards. This award will recognise the startup (based outside of the UK) with the most innovative technology offering and the company which is best placed to succeed in the long-term (management, funding, […]
  1. Retail Operations
CHRIST Juweliere und Uhrmacher seit 1863 verwirklicht ein wegweisendes Omnichannel-Konzept. Die größte deutsche Juwelierkette steht für eine extrem erfolgreiche digitale Transformation – dank der SAP Commerce Cloud, die mit Unterstützung durch die KPS AG implementiert wurde.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail businesses stand to get a potential bill reduction of up to 57% this month compared to if they had to pay expected wholesale energy prices, according to new analysis following the rollout of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. The energy bills insight, conducted by AI and analytics specialist SAS, analysed ONS data from more than […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Jisp, Red Ant, LoyaltyLion, and Xiatech are among the nominees in the Technology Vendor of the Year (UK) category at the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards. This category celebrates UK-based companies that have developed innovative technologies and worked with retailers to transform the customer experience or back-end operations or both. 2022 shortlist as follows: Anthill In […]
  1. Media & Marketing
This video posted by Samuel Bendett got my attention. It shows a drone made of sticks and a few plastic propellers powered by a simple motor. Have a look. Tyler Cowen also posted the video with a rhetorical question about whether the next war will be fought with sticks and stones. I would ask the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Successful sales rely heavily on marketing. Although sales and marketing often operate independently, a closer working relationship can boost revenue and profits. For the sales team, it aids in lead generation, qualification, and ongoing communication with prospects throughout the sales process. Newsletter products, such as Ongage and Hubspot have proven to be effective marketing tools, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Responding to yesterday’s mention in FaceTime about a New York Times piece about climate change, one MNB reader wrote: On the Climate Change article, what was frightening was the statistic that by 2050, 100 million Americans will experience at last one summer day of 125 degrees temps. Living in Minneapolis, we are unable to comprehend […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As October ends and the winter holiday season comes around, Americans start to get excited for a few things: pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving, and of course, Black Friday. Since Q3 2021, 36% of Americans think the US economy is going to get worse, and 66% think their personal finances are going to do the same. But […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Among Americans planning to shop for the holidays, 43% are looking for deals and sales more than last year, according to a new Ipsos study commissioned by Google. To serve those holiday bargain hunters, Google has made several upgrades to its search experience designed to make it easier for shoppers to find deals and compare […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
At many companies — but not all — their martech stack has become too complex. Aside from the anecdotal evidence that I frequently hear on LinkedIn and Twitter threads, Gartner’s most recent Marketing Technology Survey frames the problem quantitatively: on average, the 324 enterprise marketing technology leaders they surveyed reported that only 42% of their […]
  1. Department & Category
Another canned food renaissance is firmly on the horizon as UK consumers seek to tackle the growing pressures of the cost-of-living crisis. According to recent Kantar data, growth in canned goods has been outpacing the rest of the grocery market since February this year, with more buyers making canned food purchases in May to August […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Leading confectionery company Perfetti Van Melle is introducing new formats for two of its most popular brands. Mentos, one of the top global candy brands and Smint, the number one sugar free mint, according to recent IRI data, are both expanding their product ranges to include these hyper-portable formats. Research also shows that Mentos is […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Storytelling matters, and no less for inflation than for anything else. Marketers know narrative rules. The essence of marketing is telling the story of a brand, thereby shoring up pricing power. That’s brand equity in a nutshell. Storytelling is also the paradox of this inflationary moment in the marketplace. Broadly speaking, brands tell stories to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Only a few short years ago, all you heard from marketers was how linear TV was dead. How TV was too old-school and no one watches. Certainly not often enough within the most desired Gen Z and millennial demographics, who were all about ‘cutting the cord.’ While that may be true for younger demographics, there […]
  1. Retailer Media
C-store behemoth 7-Eleven has joined the lengthening list of retailers starting up a retail media network, with the likely impact being that it will be able to siphon off ad dollars from suppliers. The name:  Gulp. The Path to Purchase Institute (P2PI) quotes Ben Tienor, director of brand and customer insights at 7-Eleven,  as saying […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  2. Channel: Grocery
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]