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  1. Channel: Mass
In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Colorado sues to block Kroger, Albertsons merger. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that the state is suing to block the $24.6 billion Kro  
  1. CPG & FMCG
by Kevin Coupe You may have noticed in recent weeks a commercial for Instacart that features a man being able to place his grocery order from a remote location: Clever ad.  Though, as it happens, not all that different from a TV commercial from a quarter century ago that thematically was exactly the same – […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart has laid off 250 employees in a move to “reshape” the newly public company, as it looks to “focus on our most promising initiatives and execute more efficiently to a flatter organization,” said CEO Fidji Simo on a call detailing the grocery tech company’s Q4 and full year 2023 results. Simo also shared that […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Information reports that “Instacart said on Tuesday that it is cutting 250 jobs, or 7% of its workforce, and disclosed three top executives resigned. The grocery delivery app unveiled news of the restructuring alongside a 6% increase in revenue to $806 million for the fourth quarter … Instacart said it handled 70.1 million orders, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
  1. Data & Insights
It’s hard to remember, but before the roads were filled with Amazon trucks delivering our packages in two days or less, we used to drive to the store to shop for what we needed. Brick-and-mortar stores teamed up with brands to determine the optimal placement and positioning of products to entice consumers and their wallets. […]
  1. Data & Insights
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 317 is deep dive into Amazons Q4 2023 results. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Episode Summary: In this episode, Jason Goldberg and Scot Wingo dive deep into Amazon’s fourth-quarter results […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Ahold Delhaize USA yesterday announced “a new agreement with local commerce platform DoorDash to make an additional on-demand grocery delivery marketplace available to customers at each of its local omnichannel brands – Food Lion, Hannaford, Giant Food, The GIANT Company and Stop & Shop. Delivery from DoorDash is expected to be available to customers of […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The grocery technology company recently started working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and partnered with several higher-ed institutions. Dive Brief: Instacart announced Wednesday a new public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that aims to find opportunities to support food-as-medicine programs, research, outreach and policy priorities that improve health outcomes and […]
  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 […]
  1. Data & Insights
Sri & PVSB recap the highlights of their tip to Las Vegas for CES 2024. This episode is sponsored by Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business “Omnichannel Leadership Program” being held June 13-15 at Cornell Tech in New York City. Learn more about the program here: Topics they cover include: CES established as THE […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Associated Press decided to look around to see what products were getting panned at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and it ended up that Amazon and Instacart were among the companies mentioned. •  The AP points to one of the criticisms was of Amazon’s partnership with BMW, which will put the […]
  1. Retailer Media
For several years now the term “retail media” has been buzzing around both retail and media circles. Whether you’re looking for a deeper understanding of the implications and applications of retail media or need a down-and-dirty explainer on what retail media actually is, you’ve landed in the right place. This special Retail TouchPoints resource hub […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Google Shopping ads are now accessible to Instacart’s advertising partners, which can leverage Instacart’s retail media data. This means that CPG advertisers that work with Instacart can now activate Google Shopping ads powered by Instacart’s first-party data and closed-loop insights to reach consumers searching for products on Google. Instacart offers insights on consumer shopping behavior […]
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When Valentine’s Day approaches, the world’s craving for fresh roses reaches its peak. Swissport, a leader in the global logistics arena, orchestrates the movement of over 9,000 tons of these love tokens through its acclaimed Flower Corridor, spanning from the Kenyan highlands to Europe.
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  3. Data & Insights
Here’s today’s news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
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ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
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We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]