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  1. Data & Insights
“It’s so important for retailers listening [to this podcast] to make sure they are hearing their brands and listening to the way that brands want to invest. It’s not enough to just say and put out that you have a [retail media] offering, and to do that in isolation and not compare it to how […]
  1. Merchandising
Artlist, a creative technology company that provides a vast catalog of royalty-free digital assets to empower brands and content creators worldwide, today announced its latest offering — an in-product AI voiceover generator for video creators. This groundbreaking feature marks a new era in content creation and another significant step in Artlist’s mission to empower brands and […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
​[[“value”:” Effectively maintaining inventory can be difficult, especially for retailers trying to manage a vast product catalog for large consumer bases. According to a survey of business owners by Alibaba.com, difficulty forecasting demand (23%) and unrealistic consumer expectations for delivery times (20%) were key pain points for business owners trying to manage inventory. The inventory […]
  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. Data & Insights
“It’s super valuable because a lot of it is net new data that helps us make tactical decisions that can improve our performance today.” — Ross Walker, Retailer Marketplaces Paid Media Team Lead, Acadia Amazon is a fiercely competitive marketplace for brands. In 2023 alone, Capital One Shopping Research reports that Amazon had more than […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
​Amazon Variations and Virtual Bundles are two critical elements to leverage when building your Amazon catalog and optimizing your PDPs (product detail pages); however, they’re often misunderstood or improperly implemented, causing serious issues for sellers. A variation and virtual bundling strategy helps to simplify the shopping experience for your customers which in turn can drive […]
  1. Data & Insights
Creating content for multiple channels, like social media posts, email campaigns, in-store signage, and product descriptions, can be overwhelming. The content creation demands of an omnichannel retail company can be huge at times. Relayter streamlines this process by delivering fresh, engaging content across all your channels. Keeping up with the ever evolving needs of today’s […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
At AWS re:Invent 2023, we previewed Amazon Q Business, a generative artificial intelligence (generative AI)–powered assistant that can answer questions, provide summaries, generate content, and securely complete tasks based on data and information in your enterprise systems. With Amazon Q Business, you can deploy a secure, private, generative AI assistant that empowers your organization’s users […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
“We cannot expect Amazon to develop or innovate in our category because that is not necessarily their desire.” — Martin Heubel, Founder of Consulterce As more brands search for ways to boost their profit margins both holistically and on specific retail channels, Amazon is undergoing its own transformation that could make it even harder for brands to be […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Insights of consumers are a tool that every marketing team can benefit from. In the case of Progressive Grocer, they go directly to shoppers to explore not only what they’re buying in supermarkets, but also why they’re making certain decisions.  In a great article by Jenny McTaggart the insights are easy to absorb. Steven […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would force TikTok owner ByteDance to sell its ownership of the app or face a ban in the U.S. Despite (or perhaps because of) this political pressure, TikTok is pushing forward on some big commerce ambitions — and the popular platform is putting success […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Navigating the data privacy landscape these days can be daunting, particularly with the continual emergence of new state and federal regulations. We now have 13 state laws signed, and many others to come online in the next year, not to mention sector-specific laws. These have led to hundreds of lawsuits and enforcement actions. Given that […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Canseco’s Market, Harps Foods and Price Chopper have joined the 600+ retail banners using Instacart Storefront to support their ecommerce sites. The solution features built-in catalog services and automated marketing campaigns as well as flexible fulfillment solutions that allow retailers to choose the model that works best for their stores. “We’ve come a long way […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Augmented reality (AR) unlocks a variety of opportunities for the retail sector. It helps to elevate the in-store buying experience, bring online shopping to a completely new level, and enhance guests’ experiences at fashion shows. Let’s see how AR is used by well-known brands and what benefits it brings to consumers’ shopping journeys. How AR […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens says it is the first community pharmacy to accept a broad array of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits online. Eligible members can now shop from a catalog of approximately 1,700 Shop Eligible Products via Walgreens.com and the Walgreens app. Consumers have been able to shop using their Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits in […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
by Kevin Coupe It doesn’t happen very often that something positive can be said about cellphone companies. But this morning, I’m going to do it. Last week, as reports spread about a vast cellphone outage that affected users all over the US – AT&T later said it was a coding problem, not any sort of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Few technologies have excited as much hype (or promised as must change) as artificial intelligence (AI). However, many brands are still determining exactly what the role of AI in ecommerce is — or should be. There are several potential answers to that question, and many brands and retailers have already found uses for certain types […]
  1. Department: Food
Are you hungry to carve out a niche in the bustling food industry but not quite sure where to dig in? Get ready for some food for thought! We’re about to explore ten tantalizing types of food retail businesses that might just align with your entrepreneurial appetite and spice up your life.  From the sweet […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon has debuted Rufus, a new generative AI-powered conversational shopping experience, at the same time that it reported strong earnings for Q4 2023 and the full year. Both announcements highlighted the transformative potential of gen AI, with Amazon planning to lean heavily into the technology in the coming year. Tapping into Gen AI to Improve […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amazon said yesterday that it is testing Rufus, described as “a generative AI-powered expert shopping assistant trained on Amazon’s extensive product catalog, customer reviews, community Q&As, and information from across the web to answer customer questions on a variety of shopping needs and products, provide comparisons, and make recommendations based on conversational context.” Rufus is […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE — Amazon on Thursday reported fourth-quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts’ expectations, driven in part by a “record-breaking” holiday season. The company said its net sales increased 14% to $170.0 billion in the fourth quarter ended December 31, up from $149.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022. Net income increased to $10.6 […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Zulily Group has engaged the advisory firm Gordon Brothers to sell off more than $85 million of inventory and the assets of its two fulfillment centers following the online retailer’s decision late last year to shut down. Screenshot of the Zulily website from December 2023 highlighting the going-out-of-business sale. News of the wind-down first broke […]
  1. Data & Insights
While at NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviewed Barbara Hagen, vice president of sales and marketing at ThriftBooks, an independent online used book seller, to discuss the company’s use of artificial intelligence. Hagen provides a brief overview of the company and discusses its growth over its […]
  1. Channel: Mass
In a keynote presentation at the ICR Conference in Orlando, FL earlier this week, William White, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Walmart U.S., detailed three key marketing strategies for the retailer in the new year. Each of the three initiatives support the marketing team’s goal of making Walmart a place where people want […]
  1. Media & Marketing
For e-commerce marketers, the demand for fresh, high-quality visual content is relentless. In addition to your website, you need visuals for display ads on multiple channels as well as on organic and paid social. Not only has this content got to stand out from your competitors, but it needs to be continually refreshed to keep […]
  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 […]
  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 […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
All of the products sold by The Body Shop have officially been certified as having 100% vegan formulations by The Vegan Society. This marks a major milestone for the socially conscious beauty retailer, which was founded in 1989 with the goal of making cruelty-free beauty more common and accessible. In 2021, The Body Shop set […]
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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]

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