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  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Mattel raised its annual sales forecast after saying it had pulled production forward and contracted more ocean vessels to maintain supplies during the critical holiday season. “We’ve been working through supply chain disruptions, it’s not a normal year. But even with that, we expect to have lots of toys under trees this Christmas holiday,” said […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  The halo of ‘better-for-you’ continues to be top of mind with Gen Z and Millennial Americans. Young parents are constantly looking for better for my baby, better for my child, food and associated products according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. It’s at the intersection the Gen Z, Millennial […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi said it will roll out 16 different Advent calendars beginning on Nov. 3 including those featuring beer, candy, cheese, toys and wine. The grocery chain plans to offer 10 other calendars including one providing a countdown to the new year in addition to those for Advent.
  1. Department: Beverage
Oct. 21, 2021 By Tom Ward, SVP of Last Mile, Walmart U.S. Walmart is delivering a few more reasons to be merry this holiday, making it easier than ever for customers to get what they need when they need it – from turkey and trimmings to Black Friday deals and top-rated toys to put under […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eight Sleep, the world’s first sleep fitness company, today announced that Justin Medeiros, 2021 CrossFit Games Champion, has officially signed with the sleep technology pioneer as an athlete ambassador. In the partnership Medeiros will serve as brand ambassador of Eight Sleep and will help spread awareness around the importance of sleep to maximize athletic […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
The power to engage and inspire consumers involves innovative grit, and brands around the world aspire to rise above the rest by creating ads that consumers simply can’t bypass. Lofty aspirations aside, however, we know there will always be at least some resistance to advertising—no matter how inspiring it may be. Advertising remains vital to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s time to eat, drink, and be scary If you want a great party, you have to planet Get the party started Quest on Take us to your leader… and your fellow Trailblazers Each Halloween, Trailhead celebrates in spooky style. Astro and Friends dress to impress while Trailblazers mark the occasion with a limited-edition Trick […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Over the last two years, Gen Zers and millennials changed mobile carriers or internet service providers (ISPs) nearly two times more than Gen Xers and baby boomers, according to a Salesforce Consumer Sentiment Survey. This spells trouble for traditional communications service providers (CSPs) still holding out hope for a committed-for-life customer base.  Today, younger generations […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK — As COVID-19 is set to impact yet another holiday season, a return to some pre-pandemic spending levels is expected to bring holiday cheer. For 36 years, Deloitte has been examining consumer behavior and sentiment ahead of retail’s crucial holiday shopping season. To gain additional perspective on the changing landscape, supply chain challenges and inflation, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
ATLANTA — InComm Payments released the results of its 2021 Holiday Report on Wednesday, which found that consumers are already preparing for the holiday season and plan to get a head start on shopping – beginning as early as right now. The study drew responses from 2,552 U.S. consumers regarding their expectations for this season’s holiday shopping. […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
With so much discussion in the media industry about equity for the Black community, it’s no wonder that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have taken center stage. These schools continue to meet the demand for safe space by placing African American culture at the center of their collegiate experiences—and their influence extends beyond their […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Yesterday we took note of a CNBC report that Walmart plans to give its Walmart+ members advance access to its Black Friday deals, which, if outside estimates are to believed, has the potential of making some 32 million US households feeling a little more joyful about the end-of-year holiday shopping season. I commented, in part: […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
American Plastic Toys CEO John Gessert expects that inflation will continue into next year as labor costs and other factors continue to exert upward pressure on consumer prices. Mr. Gessert said that his company has avoided many of the supply chain disruptions that have affected other businesses, but staffing has been an issue. “I couldn’t […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Birmingham can lay claim to being home to the world’s largest Primark store. And from next week it will break another record as LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham opens the doors to the world’s smallest Primark. This will feature in MINILAND, which is LEGO’s version of the UK’s second largest city. It consists of around 2,988 […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
For security leaders and practitioners, it seems like developers and IT teams get all the cool toys, and security pros get stuck with the hand-me-downs. Dev was first to cloud, IT followed, and security warily joined in. IT had patch management while security just scanned to see if the patches weren’t there; and security orchestration, […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Camp has opened its seventh location at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ. The 6,500-square-foot store is the former home of the reimagined Toys ‘R’ Us format. Camp co-founder and CEO Ben Kaufman said, “We’re hoping that’s what happens here, that this is kind of a test towards a bigger space in that […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Toymakers are resorting to focussing on shipping more soft toys this holiday season in order to fit more in shipping containers, according to CNN. This is down to the limited… The post Toymakers switch focus to soft toys to fit more onboard “widely expensive” shipping containers appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is bringing back its month-long “Black Friday Deals for Days” sales event this November. And this year Walmart+ members will get early access to the deals. “We continue to build Walmart+ to be the ultimate life hack for our customers,” Walmart U.S. chief customer officer Janey Whiteside said on Monday “That […]
  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. Department: Nonfood
Hollister has announced it has appointed 18-year-old professional streamer and esports champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf as its first chief gaming scout. Giersdorf, the World Cup champion of Epic Games’ battle… The post Hollister appoints Fortnite world champion as chief gaming scout in esports push appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  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: 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. 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 …

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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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