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  1. Channel: Mass
Target will raise the number of its in-store Apple shops from 17 to 36 ahead of the holidays. “The strength of our assortment of national and owned brands, the expertise of our team members and the incredible value we offer make Target an unmatched destination for electronics and accessories,” said Nikhil Nayar, Target’s senior vice […]
  1. Data & Insights
What Are Product Attributes? Attributes are a unique combination of claims, certifications, nutrition facts, ingredients, allergens, brand positioning, and consumer ways of eating to deliver a complete view of the factors driving consumer decisions. SPINS Product Intelligence offers a variety of attribute types for products across the health and wellness market. Get to know more […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Business Insider reports that Amazon and Starbucks have been working on the launch of a new format store – codenamed “Verde” – that would combine elements of a Starbucks coffee shop and the food sold in an Amazon Go store, using Just-Walk-Out checkout-free technology. According to the story, the format “was designed to build a […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Pandemic prompts love for own-label amongst European shoppers as price sensitivity rises, Pricer’s data reveals. Pandemic-fuelled price sensitivity is making European shoppers less loyal to brands, prompting shoppers to switch to own-brands rather than private-label products, the latest research from Pricer, the world’s most reliable provider of ESLs (Electronic Shelf Labels), reveals.  Original research of over […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
ATLANTA — Dollar Tree Inc. will partner with RELEX Solutions in an effort to improve demand forecasting and replenishment processes across both its Dollar Tree and Family Dollar chains. The RELEX solution will be implemented across all of the retailer’s 15,800 stores and 26 distribution centers in North America to improve collaboration between stores and […]
  1. Merchandising
Ahh, the age-old problem for your brand—how to win more share of shelf. It’s common knowledge that optimizing shelf space at your top-performing retailers (and edging out the competitors in your category) is a core part of increasing sales. What’s not always common knowledge? That there are easier ways out there to convince stores to […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Inmar Intelligence Announces New Promotion Planner Tool to Provide Promotion Guidance in Seconds Inmar Intelligence Tue, 10/19/2021 – 7:30am Inmar Intelligence, an applied data platform company, today announced an easy-to-use Promotion Planner tool that, within seconds,  supplies brands with conventional recommendations and all the necessary metrics to implement a promotional offer. Competition in the CPG […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 18, 2021 — After overwhelmingly positive customer feedback for Walmart’s reinvented Black Friday shopping experience last year, the retailer is announcing the return of its month-long savings event, “Black Friday Deals for Days.” Walmart’s second annual “Black Friday Deals for Days” events will deliver the incredible prices customers expect from the most […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“How do you take care of your customer after you actually have shipped a purchase? Does a customer need to make an exchange or make a return? We really think that loyalty is the most critical part of long-term customer lifetime value and that having a positive experience at every step of the post-purchase journey […]
  1. Channel: Mass
CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Amazfit today announced that Target stores nationwide will now carry an even greater assortment of fitness trackers combining sports functionality and health management into one simple-to-use and affordable tracker. The Bip U Pro and Band 5…
  1. Technology & Innovation
Asda’s Stevenage innovation store has gone live with the first stage of a Device Tracker app roll-out. The aim is to support colleagues in locating missing devices in-store. 2020 RTIH Innovation Awards Last year, Asda Stevenage emerged triumphant in the Bricks and Mortar Innovation category at the 2020 RTIH Innovation Awards. The award celebrates retailers […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
If starting your own subscription box isn’t something you want to do, but you’re intrigued by the overall idea, there is an easier route you can take. As a brand owner, you are most likely consistently looking for ways to get your products in front of new customers and share your brand story with as […]
  1. Channel: Mass
LEGO Collection x Target MINNEAPOLIS — Target is launching a limited-edition of LEGO products that extends the iconic brand beyond toys to include home goods, apparel and accessories for the entire family, the company said Thursday. “Our guests love LEGO brick sets – in fact, Target is one of the leading destinations for families when […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
While many retailers took a cautious approach to expansion following the COVID outbreak, Dollar General bucked the trend, deciding instead to launch a new concept, Popshelf, mid-pandemic. Courting a new type of customer, it plans to open up to 50 of these locations by the end of the year. Via: Cheapism Key Takeaways Popshelf is […]
  1. Channel: Mass
With most items under $30, the collection is Target’s most inclusive partnership to-date and features toys, gifts, apparel and more for the entire family, inspiring fans of all ages to build new memories together this holiday season and beyond MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced its limited-edition collection with the LEGO Group, featuring a lifestyle assortment that […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NCA Debuts New Sweet Insights Report on Chocolate Consumers WASHINGTON – Today, the National Confectioners Association released a new report exploring chocolate consumption patterns and preferences titled Getting to Know Chocolate Consumers 2021: Exploring Consumer Demographics, Consumption Preferences and Shopping Habits for Mainstream, Premium and Fine Chocolate. Conducted by 210 Analytics and made financially possible […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Let’s face it, Halloween 2020 was scary and not in a good way. Much like everything else last year, Halloween was undoubtedly a bust. But this year, everyone seems to be in the mood to get spooky—even Dr. Fauci.  The National Retail Federation predicts soaring spending levels this Halloween season, but continued disruption in the […]
  1. Data & Insights
Make Your Products Stand Out with Retailers Using SPINS Product Hub The top highlight at Expo East was getting an up-close view of the latest innovative products that brands showcased and are poised to please natural shoppers. New items and updates to existing products gave us brand visibility into how manufacturers are adapting to emerging […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ever wonder how fast a NanoStore can be deployed? Live Nation, in partnership with AiFi and Verizon, brought a portable, 5G powered NanoStore on tour to BottleRock Napa Valley in California, Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey, and The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York — all in the same month. Alex Sophocleous, AiFi’s Head […]
  1. Channel: D2C
No doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the retail landscape, but how are companies coping with shifting consumer habits? As traditional retailers struggled to stay open, direct-to-consumer brands have used their online infrastructure to grow and connect with their audience. Those who have been successful during the pandemic learned early on that adopting new technologies, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Brands are facing continued transportation and shipping costs pressures, with benchmarking data from CRC’s Traditional Retail Council suggesting it’s the top cost pressure for brands, above labor, commodities, packaging, and more. Retailers are feeling these same transportation and shipping cost pressures, which has resulted in more vendor drop ship requests or otherwise pulling back on […]
  1. Department & Category
Responding to yesterday’s conversation with author Larissa Zimberoff about Silicon Valley’s obsession with what she calls “New Food,” one MBNB reader wrote: Your discussion with Ms. Zimberoff about “New Food” is fascinating because the stores in which we shop have dedicated large amounts of shelf real estate to foods with ingredients that are made to […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
From Dick’s Public Lands outdoors banner to Bloomie’s to Ulta’s Target shop-in-shops, here are some of the most notable concept launches this year. As in past years, testing store concepts has been top of mind for retailers in 2021, as the industry moved past the mass closures and severely dampened traffic of 2020.  For some DTC brands, that […]
  1. Department & Category
With no previous experience in retail, Lewis Prager, Best-one Preens, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, has succeeded in transforming what was a tired and dated 1,250sq ft store into an attractive destination popular with local shoppers. A full refit saw the introduction of a brand new food-to-go section, while a total range revamp and strong merchandising helped […]
  1. CPG: Food
“Is advertising dead in this ecommerce space? … I would venture to say it’s transitioning.” — Eric Heller, founder of Marketplace Ignition and chief knowledge officer of the Amazon Center of Excellence at WPP Retail media ad spend will increase an estimated 27.8% this year, amounting to nearly $24 billion brand dollars flowing to retailers. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Hy-Vee Inc.’s newest store opened here September 28 with many of the amenities that the regional supermarket chain is known for plus new features that modernize the shopping experience. At 92,163 square feet, it’s one of the West Des Moines, Iowa-based chain’s largest stores and one of just four it operates […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
IF YOU AREN’T THINKING OF IN-STORE AS A MEDIA CHANNEL, YOU SHOULD BE. Griffin Thomas… Fri, 10/08/2021 – 11:29am In the past decade, stores have become media outlets, engaging customers with ads, novelty, and interactivity like never before. Shopping experiences have changed fundamentally to reflect complex consumer needs and expectations, pushing physical locations to act […]

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  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]

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