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  1. Retailer Media
“Not all sales are created equal. We’re kind of starting a new startup cycle. At the same time, I don’t want to say ending the old cycle, but you’re slowing down the traditional cycle. We have to invest ahead of the curve, or we won’t be around to use what we already have.” — Chris […]
  1. Corporate Finance
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott reflects on the results of the latest tech IPOs and questions if the public markets are in structural decline. He then shares his thoughts on Disney’s $60 billion investment in its parks and cruises business. Scott also discusses the latest family drama in the FTX saga, and explains […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The CPG Guys are joined by Katie Stratton, Chief Growth Officer at Shipt which provides personal shopping and delivery and is available to 80% of households in more than 5,000 U.S. cities. Follow Katie Stratton on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katieserkinstrattonFollow Shipt on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/shipt/Follow Shipt online at: http://shipt.com  Katie answers the following questions: Can you […]
  1. Data & Insights
Webinar Sep 21, 2023 Cracking the code of brand success in emerging media channels Watch the webinar Are you ready to decode the secrets behind building powerful brands in today’s ever-evolving media landscape? Tune in to this insightful webinar as we delve into our “Secrets of Success: Building Brands with Emerging Media” report. In this […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Earlier this week I did a FaceTime in which I expressed a certain amazement with stories about how many men spent a lot of time on a regular basis thinking about the ancient Roman empire.  I mentioned that I’m not one of those men – I maybe think about it when watching “Gladiator” and “A […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Hi Everyone, Hope your week is going well. I am writing with a short newsletter today to share that I just sat down with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and published the interview on the Big Technology Podcast feed this morning.  We talked about so much, including cleaning fees, building product, the difference between Amazon and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The CPG Guys are joined by Lex Josephs, VP/GM of Sam’s Club Member Access Platform, the retail media division of Sam’s Club, a unit of Walmart. MAP’s mission is to provide the most valuable and additive ads experience to our member. It’s our member-first approach that differentiates us, along with the combination of our platform, […]
  1. Retail Operations
“RGM [revenue growth management] teams have become really essential drivers [of profitability] … they started off as analytic and consultative support, and I think we’re seeing now leaders really moving them forward into a real seat at the table.” — Peter Leech, Managing Director of Retail and Omnichannel Commerce, The Partnering Group (TPG) Brands are […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott makes a case for breaking up Google. He then shares his excitement around Birkenstock going public, and discusses the merits of surge pricing across industries — even at the pub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  1. Media & Marketing
PVSB and Fresh Four Co-Host Andrea K. Leigh, CEO of Allume Group, recap their impressions of the 2023 Amazon Accelerate Sellers Conference. Follow Andrea K. Leigh on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreakleigh/ Follow Allume Group on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/allumegroup/ Follow Allume Group online at: http://allumegroup.com CPG Guys Website: http://CPGguys.comFMCG Guys Website: http://FMCGguys.comCPG Scoop Website: http://CPGscoop.comNextUp Website: http://NextUpisnow.org/cpgguysRetailWit […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Axel Springer, joins Scott to discuss his new book, The Trade Trap: How To Stop Doing Business with Dictators, the current geopolitical landscape, and his take on the media ecosystem.  Check out Mathias’ book here.  Scott opens by telling us what he thinks about the Google antitrust case, and gets […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In episode 418 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Lyndsie Adams, former vice president of CRM and loyalty marketing, and James Nelson, director of marketing analytics at Life Time, a chain of athletic clubs in the United States and Canada. Listen in as Adams and Nelson discuss what omnichannel personalization looks like at […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Molly Hjelm, Head of Ad Sales at Dollar General Media Network, the retail media division of Dollar General. Follow  Molly Hjelm on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mollyhjelm/Follow Dollar General on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dollar-general/ Follow DGMN online at: https://www.dgmedianetwork.com/ Molly answers these questions:1)  Would you please highlight a few […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Molly Hjelm, Head of Ad Sales at Dollar General Media Network, the retail media division of Dollar General. Follow  Molly Hjelm on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mollyhjelm/Follow Dollar General on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dollar-general/ Follow DGMN online at: https://www.dgmedianetwork.com/ Molly answers these questions:1)  Would you please highlight a few […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Scott answers a question about the edtech industry and discusses whether he thinks LinkedIn would acquire Coursera. He then takes a question about why European startups fail to scale, especially in comparison to those in the US. He wraps up with a conversation about the marketing of the NFL and the Premier League.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com […]
  1. Data & Insights
“It’s becoming increasingly clear that the most successful brands we see are learning how to turn their supply chain from more of an afterthought and cost center into a competitive advantage that they use to grow both top and bottom-line sales.” — Dana Peirson, Supply Chain Consultant, The Partnering Group Building an optimized ecommerce supply […]
  1. Media & Marketing
From its humble beginnings as a small jewelry startup to a household name, Kendra Scott has not only thrived in the direct-to-consumer (DTC) space but has also made significant strides in the world of wholesale and branded brick-and-mortar experiences. In this episode of Retail Remix, our host Alicia Esposito chats with Colleen Wilson, SVP of […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on Arm’s imminent IPO and what it will mean for the company’s largest shareholder, Softbank. He then takes a look at Instacart’s business model and valuation as it waits in the wings to go public as well. Finally, Scott discusses the biggest learnings from Salesforce’s […]
  1. Data & Insights
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Walid Benchama, Global Director of Shopper & Channel Insights at the Coca-Cola Company, Follow  Walid Benchama on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oualidbenchamaFollow Coca-Cola on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company/ Follow Coca-Cola online at: https://www.coca-colacompany.com/ Walid answers these questions:1)  Walid, your career journeys crosses countries and has both brand management and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
I love talking to novelists.  Especially first-time novelists.  And I’ve found that people who come out of the military/intelligence community often make good storytellers – they know how to spin a yarn. Which led me to Chad Bordeaux, author of “Scavenger Hunt,” a thriller about terrorism that reeks with the kind of verisimilitude that could […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
I entered this summer with some major unanswered questions about AI. I wanted to know where AI research labs would aim next, how Big Tech incumbents would respond, and what types of AI startups would break through. So I asked some of the world’s leading AI experts. In there consecutive weeks, while this newsletter took […]
  1. Retailer Media
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Ben Tienor, Director of Gulp Media Network, the Retail Media division of 7-Eleven which is the world’s largest convenience retailer with over 13,000 corportaely-woned and franchised store in North America. Follow  Ben Tienor on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bentienor/Follow 7-Eleven on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/7-eleven/ Ben answers these questions: […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The retail graveyard is already filled with brands that failed to transform for the new age of retail and many household names (JC Penney, Gap, Macy’s, and more) are edging ever closer to the precipice. Despite the profound shifts in retail during the past decades, these iconic brands continue to fall prey to “The Innovator’s […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In episode 417 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Thomas Kirk, global loyalty strategy director, and Claudio Corti, global membership strategy senior manager at Adidas, the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Listen in as Kirk and Corti discuss how Adidas collects customer feedback around its adiClub loyalty program (1:35) and how adapting […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Tech at Mintel series shines a spotlight on our global IT department and how some of the industry’s best and brightest build Mintel’s modern, agile, and scalable technology backbone. Janine Crosbie, Mintel’s VP of Engineering and Belfast Site Lead, recently joined Stephen Turkington, Co-Founder at Search 5.0 for an inspiring conversation on the podcast Code Bytes. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In this bonus episode of Total Retail Talks, Total Retail’s Digital Content Director Kristina Stidham and Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan discuss the recently released 2023 Retail Technology Report. This annual report, which was produced in conjunction with retail point-of-sale and omnichannel platform KWI, features survey data from Total Retail’s audience of technology decision makers about their companies’ current […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Retailer Media
#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
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Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]