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  1. Data & Insights
There’s a lot of debate about what it takes to create scroll-stopping ads and award-winning campaigns, but here’s one truth we’ll always stand by: Market research is the backbone of every successful strategy.  When you know how to do market research, you have the power to understand consumers and make data-led decisions with confidence. Without […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — In May 2024, U.S. retail sales, including both discretionary general merchandise and consumer packaged goods (CPG), changed very little compared to last year’s performance. During this period, spanning the four weeks ending June 1, 2024, revenue grew 1% and unit demand remained level with the same time last year. Consumers have adjusted their […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The global athleisure market is projected to grow 9.3% each year through 2030, reaching $358.07 billion in total value, according to Grand View Research. The firm noted that “the global shift towards more casual and adaptable attire has propelled athleisure into the forefront of fashion.” Gabby Hirata, Global Brand President for Halara, agrees with this […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Cost-of-living pressures are continuing to make consumers look for ways of saving money, including with groceries, according to KPMG’s latest quarterly bulletin. The accounting and consulting firm’s Consumer Pulse report indicated that some shoppers are still switching to cheaper options. More than one in five… This story continues at Switch to cheaper grocery brands continues, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
And, just like that, Drizly is out. As of March 2024, the departure of what was once the largest online marketplace for alcohol in North America has created a significant void in the adult-beverage industry. However, this void also presents a significant opportunity for grocers. With customers increasingly returning to in-store shopping, grocery stores are […]
  1. Department & Category
  The food sector is witnessing a significant shift as Millennials continue their exploration for fresh food options in the grocerant niche. This journey of discovery, trial, and migration is challenging the traditional paradigms of legacy chain restaurants. Steven Johnson, the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, has been at the forefront of […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
As Euro 2024 approaches, a survey shows that Scottish football fans are planning to spend more than their English counterparts on food and drink during the tournament. Most of this will be spent at home, as only a quarter (25%) plan to enjoy the games… This story continues at Scottish fans predicted to spend even […]
  1. Associates & Employees
By: Matt Mueller In today’s retail landscape, high employee turnover and low engagement are critical challenges affecting both sales and customer experiences. Managing retail teams myself on the front lines, I was focused on hiring people who could just fog a mirror so I didn’t have to work double shifts and close the store alone. When […]
  1. Data & Insights
Father’s Day 2023 saw record-breaking sales, exceeding $22.9 billion, marking a significant milestone for retailers across the country. This impressive achievement highlights the growing importance of Father’s Day as a key shopping event and reflects changing consumer behaviors and preferences. In this edition, we’ll dive deep into the factors behind last year’s Father’s Day sales […]
  1. Data & Insights
CMO Survey Results Share Tweet Share Email The post How Microsoft Advertising is Harnessing its Legacy and Generative AI to Provide Full Funnel Advertising Solutions appeared first on The CMO Survey.
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
As part of its “Drink Responsibly This Summer” campaign, Kopparberg has launched a UPF40 (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) football shirt, designed by Neverland. The Kopparberg shirt, which blocks 97.5% of UV rays, was made in response to stark findings around sun protection. Its consumer survey revealed that… This story continues at Kopparberg launches Euro 2024 football shirt […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Seeking to modernize its core technology platforms, Bath & Body Works is working with Accenture to leverage the latest digital, martech, AI and generative AI solutions. The retailer will collaborate with Accenture on new capabilities like a digital Fragrance Finder, a gen AI-powered conversational experience designed to help customers find the perfect fragrance tailored to […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.

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