1. Retail Ecosystem
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Liz Buchanan, President, North America at NielsenIQ, the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, delivering the most complete understanding of consumer buying behavior and full retail  tracking/measurement while revealing new pathways to growth. This episode is sponsored by NielsenIQ. Follow Liz Buchanan on LinkedIn at: Follow NielsenIQ […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Kim Cox, Managing Director for North America eCommerce at NielsenIQ, the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, delivering the most complete understanding of consumer buying behavior and full retail  tracking/measurement while revealing new pathways to growth. This episode is sponsored by NielsenIQ Follow Kim Cox on LinkedIn […]
  1. CPG: Food
I’m returning from giving a keynote talk in Europe on different types of marketing myopia, and gave some thought this week to category myopia. There’s a famous Jeff Bezos quote attributed to an early Amazon shareholder letter: “We’re not competitor obsessed, we’re customer obsessed. We start with what the customer needs, and then we work […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Today’s guest post is from Dr. Preeti Parikh, a practicing pediatrician and VP, Executive Medical Director at GoodRx. At the recent Publicis Health Media HealthFront event, Preeti hosted a dialogue on the main stage with Dr. Minisha Sood. They discussed new GoodRx research and had a candid discussion about their daily challenges in caring for […]
  1. Data & Insights
  In the face of persistent inflation, consumers are increasingly turning to promotions, discounts, and loyalty programs to manage the rising costs of dining out. A significant 78% of Americans concur that escalating menu prices have made dining out more challenging this year.  Once again StevenJohnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, wants […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
NEW YORK — The U.S. Best Managed Companies program, sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, has unveiled its 2024 honorees. These 62 U.S. private company honorees demonstrated excellence in four key categories: strategic planning, operational execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic culture, as well as strong governance and financials. The U.S. […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Marketers learning to speak the language of the CFO has been a running theme in my cartoons over the years. Even as marketing has become more data-driven, there’s still a gap between marketing and the rest of the organization. Last year, Mastercard CMO Raja Rajamannar brought his CFO Sachin Mehra to the Cannes Lions to […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Today’s guest post comes from Chris Dowd, Senior VP of Market Development at ConnectiveRx. Chris explains how the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) will impact hub, patient assistance programs (PAP), and affordability programs. He discusses steps manufacturers can take to accommodate the anticipated budget reductions while maintaining access and affordability for patients. To learn […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
I like the analogy of AI as a “co-pilot.”  Microsoft largely popularized this model — now branding all of their AI tools as “Copilot,” from GitHub to a new “Copilot” key that is even part of the PC keyboard. But it will be interesting to see how the role of “co” in the “co-pilot” model […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Social media has become an important part of promoting most e-commerce businesses, particularly these days when one viral TikTok video can send sales skyrocketing. Many websites are now even keeping an eye out on TikTok for what the hottest products are, while there’s still also tons of value across the likes of Facebook, Twitter and […]
  1. Data & Insights
Today’s guest post comes from Kevin Kettler, President of CoverMyMeds. Kevin asks: What if there were no barriers across the therapy access and reimbursement process? In his view, eliminating barriers requires a combination of expert insight, actionable data, and simplification of the providers’ experiences. Click here to learn more about CoverMyMeds’ comprehensive technology solutions. Meet […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH is pleased to announce the launch of its second Retail Technology Innovations Report, sponsored by 3D Cloud by Marxent. This highlights the top 50 retail tech plays of the past 12 months as decided by our Editor, Scott Thompson, and an independent advisory panel. We were looking for groundbreaking technology deployments, launches, and pilots […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
“A sign of success by any marketer is if they get sponsorship around the boardroom table.” I like this observation from Abigail Comber, former CMO at Debenhams.  It’s a reminder of how much of the marketing role is an inside job — the ability of marketers to influence the rest of the organization. MarketingWeek reported […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys are joined for this episode by Neil Murphy, Chief Revenue Officer at Bridg, a data and audience platform built exclusively for brick and mortar retailers and their CPG partners that powers retail media success. The platform solves a longstanding challenge – identifying and targeting in-store customers that aren’t part of loyalty or […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The latest edition of the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List has arrived, sponsored by 3D Cloud by Marxent. Here are the people who made a splash in 2023 and are set for a barnstorming 2024. RTIH has scoured the retail technology world to find the most influential figures for this comprehensive list of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We are past the point of conjecture about whether AI will upend the retail industry; it already has. In a recent study sponsored by Nvidia, 69% of retailers that used AI in 2023 reported that it increased revenues, and 72% said it reduced operating costs. With these kinds of results, it is no wonder 81% […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In this episode, the CPG Guys speak with Marlow Nickell, Co-Founder & CEO of Grocery TV, an in-store retail media network with over 21,000 displays in grocery stores across the U.S. and over 200 retail partners. Retailers partner with Grocery TV to connect their in-store retail media strategy, engage with shoppers, and generate incremental revenue. […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Brooks Running has joined forces with Outside Interactive, a creator of outdoor content, services and experiences, to bring local, personalized content to runners and outdoor enthusiasts across the country. The customized Your Local Running Drop newsletters will provide information on local trails and events, educational content and more. The newsletter will draw on Outside’s extensive […]
  1. Data & Insights
Today’s guest post comes from Jessica Lens, Chief Patient Experience Officer at CareMetx. Jessica discusses the challenges of patient nonadherence. She then outlines how manufacturers can build adherence into their patient services program to increase patient engagement. To learn more about enhancing patient engagement and adherence, download CareMetx’s new report: Driving Brand Success: Minimize Risk and […]
  1. Retailer Media
In this episode, the CPG Guys speak with Matt Drzewicki, Vice President of Partner Solutions at Roundel, the retail media arm of Target Corporation. Follow Matt Drzewicki on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-drzewicki-aa8712/Follow Roundel on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/roundel/Follow Roundel online at: https://roundel.com/ This episode is sponsored by the Cornell Omnichannel Leadership Program: https://ecornell.cornell.edu/certificates/financial-management/omnichannel-leadership-program/ Matt answered these questions: […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Retail Technology Show Innovation Awards finalists have been announced. Retail Technology Show 2024 will take place at London’s Olympia on 24th and 25th April.  The “ten trailblazing solutions who are leading the charge in retail innovation, poised to drive businesses forward and ignite competitive advantage” are as follows: 🌟Flip🌟Scaleflex🌟Shopopop🌟Teamwork Commerce🌟Pricer🌟Find & Order🌟Orquest🌟ProGlove🌟ReachFive🌟Solink The winner […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
This cartoon is partly inspired by a classic quote attributed to David Ogilvy: “The trouble with market research is that people don’t think what they feel, they don’t say what they think and they don’t do what they say.” That’s not to say that that market research isn’t important. But directly asking consumers what they […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
In this episode, the CPG Guys spoke with Naga Chakravarthy, CDO of iOPEX and their partner Joe Zawadzki, general partner at AperiamVventures. This episode is sponsored by iOPEX Follow Naga on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acnaga/Follow iOPEX on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/iopex-technologies/Follow iOPEX online at: https://www.iopex.com/Follow Joe Zawadzki at : https://www.linkedin.com/in/jzawadzki/ CPG Guys Website: http://CPGguys.comFMCG Guys Website: http://FMCGguys.comCPG […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart plans to take its Connect retail media offering “to the next level” this year, by expanding access to international and non-endemic advertisers, doubling down on self-serve capabilities across its spectrum of advertiser tools and expanding in-store, onsite and offsite advertising opportunities. “The role of our advertising business is earning increased attention — especially after […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Are you looking to launch a new product on Amazon? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many businesses and entrepreneurs are turning to Amazon as a platform for selling their products due to its massive reach and customer base. But with so many products already available on Amazon, how do you make yours stand out? How […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In 1976, Tom Waits released his classic song “Step Right Up”, a hilarious rant on the state of advertising. It’s an anthem to all the bad marketing clichés of the time with lyrics about “year-end clearances” and “50% off” messages jockeying for attention. He closes with a line that inspired this cartoon:  “The large print […]
  1. Data & Insights
Today’s guest post comes from Bill Dupere, SVP of Product Development & Partnerships at Mercalis. Bill discusses specialty therapy access barriers, including payer utilization management techniques and “no coverage” policies. Contact Mercalis to learn about their Patient Support Services. Read on for Bill’s insights. Read more » © 2006-2024 HMP Omnimedia, LLC d/b/a Drug Channels […]
  1. Department: HBC
WASHINGTON — Retail pharmacy’s drive to secure enactment of meaningful PBM reform received a boost earlier this month when the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee spoke at a press briefing on Capitol Hill during NACDS RxImpact Day. Sens. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Mike Crapo (R., Ind.), the chairman and ranking member of the […]

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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 petco.com 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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