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Shoppers were expected to turn out in record numbers to shop for Black Friday deals, particularly as concerns of COVID-19 have subsided. However, with inclement weather in parts of the country, thin crowds were seen outside stores on what has historically been the busiest shopping day of the year. At Times Square in New York […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]
  1. Stores & Formats
The grocer’s GreenWise Market specialty chain has seen foot traffic rise at every location in Florida throughout 2022 even as visits to Publix’s traditional supermarkets in the state have dropped, data from Placer.ai shows.
  1. Data & Insights
With more consumers taking control and opting out of advertising they don’t want to see, brands need to know how to make sure their marketing strategy hits the mark, with the perfect mix of reach and relevance. Despite it being easier for brands to pre-test ideas before launching a full-blown ad campaign, this only tells […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
On November 18th, RETHINK Retail hosted their November Small Groups Mixer, a monthly virtual event catered to all of 2022’s Top Retail Influencers (TRI). This month attendees discussed a range of topics including Immersive Commerce, Technology Innovation in Retail Leadership, Restaurant Transformation, and Automation, and Takeaways from Walmart and Target’s Q3 Earnings Report. Here, we’ll […]
  1. Data & Insights
Delivery issues are inevitable and particularly more frequent during the holiday season. But we can’t blame the shipping carriers for it. This is because the huge incoming volume of shipments really puts a strain on their capacity to deliver orders properly.  However, that doesn’t mean we let them get away with delivery issues because an […]
  1. Department & Category
  Giving customers what they want when they want it is a success clue that every foodservice operator needs to keep top of mind.  Today, grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive innovation, customer migration, top-line sales, and bottom-line profits according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed as if the demise of physical retail was imminent. With stores forced to close, the popularity of e-commerce accelerated and many retailers wondered if in-store shopping would ever return. So far, such fears are proving unfounded – in the U.S., foot traffic has continued to rise, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Regardless of where consumer habits bring people to shop, whether that be online or in-store, consumers are demanding consistently great retail experiences. This week we discuss evolving consumer habits and why conscious purchases are on the rise. THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Impulse buys reach new heights: Why consumers are spending more on impulse purchases. Evolving consumer […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s no secret that introducing a new product to the market can be extremely difficult. Coming up with the product idea feels like the first big hurdle, but the true challenge comes from a different step—doing your homework. It’s important that you gain a deep understanding of your customer base. Who are they? Are they […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
E-commerce continues to grow — an exciting proposition for both enterprise and mid-market retailers. The consumer expectation of ultrafast fulfillment, however, pressures retail leaders to streamline their last-mile delivery solutions.  In the fulfillment game where innovative pickup and delivery services are becoming the norm, how do you differentiate your delivery solutions from your competitors to […]
  1. Holiday & Events
An estimated 166.3 million people plan to shop between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in 2022, representing 69% of all holiday shoppers, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Analytics. This would be nearly 8 million more people than in 2021 and the highest estimate since NRF began tracking […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
The Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has described Amazon-owned Whole Foods as “not a good partner, period” for its closure of a once highly touted store in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. The store was originally opened six year ago, subsidized with $10.7 million in city money, and lauded for being part of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
We are excited to release two bonus episodes recorded live at the MarketDial podcast studio  at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conference in Las Vegas. Our first special guest is Lori Stillman, Vice President, Research for NACS, who helps us understand some of the fun facts and figures about the industry, before we […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Authors: Blake Hoge, Sr Governance, Risk, and Compliance Engineer, and James Cha, Sr Security Engineer Building trust with our retailer partners is one of Instacart’s highest priorities. Instacart CEO Fidji Simo sets the tone at the top at every company-wide meeting, emphasizing to our teams just how critical retailer trust is to our mission. This […]
  1. Data & Insights
Auzerais went from baking for friends to building a DTC bakery empire in a week. Yes, you read that right. This exponential growth has been documented by multiple publications. Currently, Blondery ships over 75,000 shipments per week nationwide.  So how did this huge success happen, and how does Auzerais handle it all? We sat with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – An estimated 166.3 million people are planning to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This figure is almost 8 million more people than last year and is the highest estimate since NRF began […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Talk about driving new electricity into a brand.  Chester’s Chicken is doing just that with a targeted partnership edifying its fresh fried chicken with truck drivers it what they are calling ‘Truckersgiving’.  Now that is a great way to edify your brand and customers at the same time according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As e-commerce has exploded in popularity, the question of how brick-and-mortar retailers would fare in the future has been widely debated. The notion of a “retail apocalypse” reached a crescendo during the pandemic as year-over-year e-commerce grew two to five times faster in 2020. So, where do retailers go from here? When it comes to […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Black Friday sales are anticipated to continue their upward trajectory, as retailers capitalize on the opportunity to preserve market share early in the holiday season and shoppers still strongly resonate with bargain pricing. Having established itself as the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season, despite recent trends to shift spending earlier in the cycle, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Savvy retailers know that fostering deeper customer relationships is the key to sustainable, long-term business success. To build these relationships, brands need to take a comprehensive, thoughtful approach to creating their customer engagement strategy. It’s the art and science of growing brand loyalty by providing the best in user experience across all relevant channels. Customer […]
  1. Department: HBC
NEW YORK — Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) announced the winners of the 29th Annual Beauty Creators Awards at a networking event and awards luncheon on November 11, 2022. One of the industry’s most esteemed beauty awards programs, the event honored the year’s best and most innovative products across 33 categories from more than 1,000 entries, chosen by an esteemed group of […]
  1. Department & Category
LANDOVER, Md. – Giant Food will hold the grand opening of a new store in Baltimore on Friday. Located at 857 East Fort Avenue, the new store will bring more than 150 new jobs to the community and will be Giant’s sixth location in the city of Baltimore, the company said. “Giant has served the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Sure, you’ve probably heard of audience profiling. But how much do you really know about what it is, how it works, and how it can benefit your overall marketing strategy? In this blog we’ll take a whistle-stop tour through the key points of this important topic, covering the following… What is audience profiling?  Why is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Image recognition technology, which is in use in many different fields, is one of the most popular developments that has been on the agenda of the retail industry for the last few years. Advances in artificial intelligence also allow the potential of image recognition technology to be unleashed. There are visual artificial intelligence services in […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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  2. Department: Consumer Durables
  3. Department: HBC
  4. Department: Nonfood
  5. Corporate Finance
  6. Partnerships & Alt Profit
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  8. Agencies & Vendors
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  10. Technology & Innovation
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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  2. Channel: Grocery
  3. Department: HBC
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  8. Merchandising
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
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  11. Stores & Formats
CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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