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  1. Fun & Humor
Consumers expect personalized experiences.  Yet they also grate at attempts by marketers to collect personal data about them to deliver these personalized experiences.  That’s a paradox that marketers increasingly have to navigate. There’s a fine line between cool and creepy, between personalization and stalking. For years, the default mode in marketing was to collect as […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Yesterday, we released The Forrester Wave™: Application Modernization And Migration Services, Q3 2021. We looked at the 14 most significant vendors — Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, EPAM, EY, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), NTT DATA, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Wipro — in the market and evaluated them across 26 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Future fit organizations are quickly adopting hybrid and native clouds, automating wherever possible, and bringing their agile and DevOps practices to a more mature and broader level. At the same time, testing tools, testing practices, and testing software IP developed by vendors have all increased the infusion of AI. The consequence is that ruthless or […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
As is expected with any new market segment or capability, questions about Extended Detection & Response (XDR) abound. I wrote this blog to answer a few of the more common questions I’m getting from Forrester clients and from security vendors that are trying to figure this space out. What is XDR?  An incredibly simplified way […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
MPB Careers: Lowes Home Improvement Packaging – Opns Project Manager Job Description Job Summary: The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead the packaging, signage, in-store display and other creative and marketing collateral for Lowe’s private brands. This includes responsibility for managing multiple creative and production processes and ensuring that all work […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
SAN FRANCISCO — Do it Best, a total source co-op in the independent home improvement industry, is partnering with RangeMe to make it even easier for potential new vendors to gain visibility for their innovative products. The Do it Best Merchandising team said it is committed to continually reviewing new products to find the very best […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Chris Moye, CEO of Crossmark, a leading sales and marketing services agency that specializes in growing retail brands throughout nearly every category of the consumer goods industry. For more than 100 years, CROSSMARK has accelerated the world’s most powerful companies—ultimately driving sales and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Related: 8 Simple Tactics to Increase Market Basket Size How Consumers Compare Prices to Make Purchase Decisions How Buy One, Get One Can Improve Your Sales What’s in your tool kit for capturing consumer insights? Odds are, the methods at your disposal haven’t changed much in years. You have focus groups, surveys, panels, and the […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Christmas came early for three vendors in the threat intelligence and attack surface management space this past week. In a reported all-cash $500 million deal (no need for layaway when your market cap is north of $2 trillion), Microsoft acquired threat intelligence and attack surface management vendor RiskIQ. In Europe, Swedish vulnerability risk management firm […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In the United Sates there are 79.1% of adults have a mobile smart phone.  Smartphone consumer are not early adopters they are the majority of the marketplace. Smartphones have become hand held marketing tools that every food retailer should consider first as they reach into their marketing tool kit according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Abi Subramanian, Senior Director & head of advertising & brand partnerships at Walmart’s Sam’s Club division. Follow Abi on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abishake/Follow Sam’s Club online at: http://samsclub.com Abi answers these questions: 1) Is retail media – shopper marketing 201 or is it media […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Restaurant chains signed 23 new lease deals in Manhattan during the second quarter and retailers agreed on 10 others as lower rents are being offered by landlords trying to attract commercial tenants following the damage done to their businesses last year by the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Restaurants are busy right now. Super busy. And so […]
  1. Department: Beverage
CLEVELAND – Building on the success of its Global Market: Food & Beverage event in June, ECRM on Thursday announced plans for a massive virtual event this fall that will bring together buyers and product suppliers from around the world across all major consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories. ECRM’s 2021 Global Market: Fall Experience will […]
  1. Channel: Club
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates more than 215 clubs, 145 BJ’s Gas locations, and 3 distribution centers in 17 states. BJ’s is a Fortune 500 company and was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
 100 retailers5+After successfully completing our fort two online Summits Diversity and Design and welcoming more than 1,000 attendees from 32 countries and more than 100 retailers we are excite to invite you to our next two Summits and the annual Vertex Awards. The lineup focuses on the most compelling areas for the industry. Our 2021 […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 269 is a recap of Amazon and Instacart news as well as other industry news. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Breaking News: Instacart has appointed Facebook executive Fidji […]
  1. Data & Insights
eCommerce has been a watershed year for the past 16 months or so.  The first ten months (March to December 2020 including the Holiday season) were unprecedented given that customers decided to spend less than usual due to the pandemic impacting the overall economy, especially their spending threshold towards non-essential goods. And yet, eCommerce sales […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Our most recent eCommerce research report overs Amazon’s new Priority Catalog beta (aka “brand lock” or “catalog lock”). The catalogue is a part of an effort to minimize the ability of 3P sellers to disrupt product page content and create unruly variations. The program effectively “locks” the brand owner’s catalog and content so that […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Position Summary… What you’ll do… Senior Manager II, Merchandising Sourcing – Private Brands, Pets  Fifty years ago, Sam Walton started a single mom-and-pop shop and transformed it into the world’s biggest retailer. Since those founding days, one thing has remained consistent: our commitment to helping our customers save money so they can live better. Today, […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV) will acquire UK-based luxury brand Ralph & Russo Limited as it continues building its portfolio. The firm has been rebuilding troubled traditional retailers as ecommerce brands through the acquisition of bankrupt chains including Pier 1, Modell’s, Dressbarn and Stein Mart. Ralph & Russo is known for its ready-to-wear items, leather goods, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The second installment of NRF 2021, NRF Converge, came at a time when the new normal has given us a clearer look into the world of post-pandemic retail. The virtual event served as a mid-year check in for the retail community and featured over 160 different sessions on topics including: customer experience, cybersecurity, ecommerce, data […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Social commerce is a relatively new medium, but as retailers and social media platforms alike explore possible use cases and applications, it will significantly shape how both shoppers and businesses spend their time and money. Most notably, the shift from paid posts and influencer endorsements to shoppable content and live shopping will force retailers to reconsider […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
This blog is co-authored with Gina Bhawalkar. Accessibility is one of the hottest topics in design. More and more companies are making it a business priority. We wanted to determine how big of a monetary impact accessibility will have on design technology vendors and services companies offering design. Based on our analysis, at least $10B […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Analytic Index Expands Platform to Help Walmart Online Pickup and Delivery (OPD) Vendors Increase Sales Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic Walmart’s Online Pickup and Delivery (OPD) exploded. As ofQ3 2020, Walmart offers grocery pickup at 3,450 locations and same-day delivery at 2,730 stores. Walmart continues to expand OPD and ecommerce as a whole […]
  1. Fun & Humor
Last year PwC investigated where the money goes in digital advertising, at the behest of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA).  This wasn’t an easy task, as a single programmatic ad placement can involve 20 different players, each taking a cut. PwC found that a whopping half (49%) of digital ad spending is syphoned […]

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  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
Here’s what was interesting in Retail today: Coca-Cola spurs 42% revenue growth (now $10.1B) after returning to pre-pandemic marketing spend (which doubled YOY). They invested in innovation, quality, and targeted allocation with their increased spend and beat earnings and revenue expectations in Q2. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond Open Doors To Third-Party Boutiques. The Store-within-a-store […]
  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]

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