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  1. CPG: Food
For the first time in 12 years, Starburst has unveiled a new ad campaign with the strapline ‘Different Every Time’. The new campaign is inspired by the more than 479 million ways consumers can enjoy one pack of 12 original Starburst, a spokesperson explained: “‘Different… This story continues at Starburst launches new ad campaign Or […]
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Mars Wrigley has launched Skittles Giants Gooey, the confectioner’s most ambitious new product development to date. Skittles Giants Gooey fill soft, fruity-flavoured giant candy with a gooey citrus core, “delivering a tangy hit of zestiness”. Alice Maramotti, Skittles senior brand manager, comments: “We have a track record… This story continues at Mars Wrigley unveils Skittles Giants Gooey […]
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  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, handheld food for immediate consumption is driving consumer migration when eating out.   Foodservice Solutions® recently conducted grocerant scorecards reveled that 81.6 percent of consumers prefer entrees that can be consumed by hand when not eating at home.  That said it is a […]
  1. Data & Insights
Exciting news – our Q1 Home Furnishing Benchmark Report is now available! In this week’s newsletter, we’ll dive into the latest trends and insights from the furniture and mattress industry’s performance at the beginning of the year. Join us as we uncover what these trends signify for the months ahead and how they might shape […]
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After a big holiday weekend, everyone is always thinking of what can be done better next year. Stay tuned tomorrow for a Presidents’ Day Recap to see how your store compared to the industry average this year. This week, we’re discussing the newest trends in retail, including the use of new technologies and changes in […]
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Are you ready to level up your game, whether you’re hustling on your personal trade or enticing customers with irresistible mystery boxes? It’s time to break the mold and think outside the box to draw in that crowd! Join us this week as we dive into a strategies for boosting traffic, uncovering the latest trends […]
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What began during the pandemic as a solution for customers navigating the absence of in-store shopping and fitting rooms has evolved into a significant logistical challenge. As we reported on last week, February sales in the furniture, mattress, and footwear industry saw some impressive improvement compared to last year. But these improvements are overshadowed by […]
  1. Data & Insights
 New technologies such as AI are providing a newfound sense of optimism for the industry as a whole. Despite the fact that generative AI has only been universally available since November 2022, a recent survey on retail leaders found that 81% of respondents already have a dedicated AI budget, with an average of 50% assigned […]
  1. Data & Insights
Throughout the years, the retail industry has faced numerous threats, ranging from IoT bot attacks to incidents of shoplifting and even promotional strategies that deter customers. To overcome these complex challenges, retailers need to stay alert, flexible, and use creative approaches to manage risks and maintain success in a competitive market. This week we dive […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Wegmans doesn’t want its employees (or its customers for that matter) to miss what will be the last total solar eclipse visible from North America for 20 years. The supermarket retailer will close 48 stores in upstate New York and Pennsylvania that are located in the “path of totality” from 3 to 3:30 p.m. ET […]
  1. CPG: Food
Mars Wrigley has launched a major new European-wide campaign for its Snickers brand starring footballers Bukayo Saka and Luka Modrić. The “Snickers Own Goal” campaign features a TV ad designed “to help football fans steer clear of embarrassing ‘own goals.’” Set in a barbershop, the… This story continues at Saka and Modrić star in new […]
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The Great North American Solar Eclipse on April 8 will be the last total solar eclipse (when the moon comes between us and the sun) that’s visible from the contiguous U.S. for the next 20 years. Warby Parker is trying to help more people view it safely by offering free ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses at […]
  1. CPG: Food
Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats has announced the launch of Twix Secret Centre Biscuits. Combining biscuit, chocolate and caramel, these new treats bring all the DNA of Twix to a new format within the Special Treats Biscuit category. Special Treats are growing by 16% year… This story continues at New Twix Secret Centre Biscuits Or […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Got the following email following up on the food safety stories on which we have been focusing: As the parent of a child with a food allergy, I can attest to the frustration and confusion that comes with navigating allergen statements, let alone cross contamination in a restaurant.  Our child is allergic to three tree […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Freedompay reports that its commerce platform is now available to all merchants in Spain. This comes as the FinTech firm secures an integrated certification from Redsys, a Spanish payments processing provider. “The needs of merchants and consumers are constantly changing and FreedomPay is always looking to stay at the forefront with solutions that respond to […]
  1. International
Gibson, the iconic global instrument brand, will open a new Gibson Garage flagship store in historic London, just off Oxford Street, on February 24, 2024. It will be the second store of its kind, with the first stationed in Nashville, Tenn. Gibson Garage is designed to be the “ultimate guitar experience and destination” for music lovers. The UK […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Based on the business press, you might believe that subscription services are booming. And, for many subscription services, there is an upward trend. Netflix is doing well. Amazon Prime is doing well. But, according to The Wall Street Journal, subscription clothing brand-business, Stitch Fix is having difficulties. Modern Retail points out that Stitch Fix’ 2023 […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Retail and economic experts who wondered how long consumers’ resiliency could last in the fourth quarter of a year marked by dwindling savings and stubbornly high prices got their answer in December. Online sales for the month increased by 11 percent over December 2022, according to Signifyd Holiday Season Pulse Tracker, to cap off a […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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