Vendors

Articles on vendors in the retail and CPG industries.

  1. Technology & Innovation
Take a quick dive into the happenings and surprises from this year’s biggest restaurant event! By Brittany Maroney, Director of Marketing Communications, PAR Punchh The National Restaurant Association Show was back, and in a big way! The halls of McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago were packed with tens of thousands of eager food-loving fans, […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government red tape, are among the effects of the nation’s shortage of […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Empty shelves and $10 bottles of hand sanitizer….ah, those were NOT the days. But working from home, learning to cook for ourselves, and becoming increasingly more aware of how dirty the world can be has created a need for more household cleaning products. COVID-19 turned cleaning brands into lifestyle brands and built disinfecting habits consumers […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Minimum advertised price (MAP) is defined as the lowest price that a retailer can advertise a brand’s product for. This doesn’t mean that this is the lowest price that they can sell it for, but MAP policies establish the lowest price that can be shown online or in an advertisement. The right MAP provider can […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Eric Fisch, national sector head of retail and consumer brands at HSBC Bank for HSBC Corporate Banking, discusses how companies can manage costs, how expanding the number of vendors is a good long-term strategy and how passing along price increases to consumers can be done smartly.  
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retail is getting more competitive by the day. And while the retail landscape has become increasingly saturated over the last few decades, the 2020 e-commerce boom brought more options to the digital market than ever before. As a result, retailers and brands must strategize new ways to save time, boost profits, and grow—all while meeting […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Business Insider has a story this morning about the degree to which inflation is affecting Amazon’s retail business. “The uncertainty over rising costs and consumer prices shows that even Amazon, a $1.1 trillion company obsessed with meticulous attention to detail, can be roiled by the rising inflation around the world — adding an unwelcome jolt […]
  1. Department: HBC
ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI – The Food Industry Association is launching a new initiative aimed at boosting general merchandise & health and beauty care (GM & HBC) sales in grocery stores. Led by consumer goods and retail industry veteran Tom Duffy, FMI’s new program will aim to “establish community engagement, a portfolio of insights and […]
  1. Data & Insights
Predictive analytics — everyone in the insurance world is talking about it. But what is it, and how can predictive analytics help you grow your brokerage client list?  Here’s a quick definition: predictive analytics takes scattered pieces of data from across your systems, organizing them to assess what has happened in the past. Then, using […]
  1. Media & Marketing
More and more enterprises are opting for industry CRM solutions over its horizontal counterpart. These new solutions offer a vehicle for closer, more intentional relationships with the vendor’s partners. This blog explores the top four benefits, as heard from the CRM vendors we spoke with.
  1. Channel: Mass
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Seth Dallaire, the Chief Revenue Officer at Walmart where he oversees Walmart Connect, Walmart Luminate & Walmart +. Follow Seth Dallaire on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethdallaire/Follow Walmart on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/walmart/ Follow Walmart Connect on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/walmart-connect/Follow Walmart online at: http://walmart.comFollow Walmart Connect […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In an era of turbulence, it’s essential to make your business as sturdy as possible. If you’re in the retail industry, you know how tough things can be. In fact, during the first half of 2017, several significant retailers were forced to go out of business due to poor planning owing to economic inflation. With […]
  1. Data & Insights
Can you count on one hand how many subscriptions your household is subscribed to? Over 62% of households are now subscribed to at least one retail membership. Not surprisingly, 54% of U.S. households are subscribed to Amazon Prime. This week we dive deep into emerging retail subscription services and the potential of a BNPL bubble. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Retailers facing growing capacity constraints; Amazon looks well positioned vs. peers:Our team recently published a report focusing on the growing capacity constraints across retailers which we anticipate will likely drive markdowns and replenishment cuts across categories. Our research points to mounting capacity constraints impacting stores and distribution centers in recent weeks. Capacity issues appear to […]
  1. Department & Category
In volumes one, two, and three of our sustainability series, we examined how consumer behavior is driving the demand for more environmental awareness among eCommerce, how companies are responding throughout their supply chains, and how major retailers are helping online shoppers go green. Our fourth and final volume asks if going green pays off. While […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Stock-outs, unpredictable prices of farm produce and a lack of working capital are among the challenges that plague small restaurants and food vendors in emerging markets. These are some of the pain-points that TopUp Mama (previously Kibanda TopUp) is working to alleviate since its launch in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, last year, and it appears to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Online shopping might be easy, convenient and prolific, yet it hasn’t erased the need for flagship brick-and-mortar retail establishments. In fact, retail real estate is undergoing a phenomenal — and some might say surprising — comeback. As REJournals reported, roughly 60 percent of businesses with physical retail assets plan to expand their footprints in 2022. What’s driving the momentum? […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
There are myriad ways you can connect with consumers. One of the most important ways is developing a brand voice that shows the consumer packaged goods (CPG) world who you are and provides that first impression and connection with potential consumers. Now, you may be thinking, “I have a brand. But does it have a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on Namogoo and Infosys Equinox. Namogoo offers eCommerce brands a Digital Journey Continuity Platform that automatically compiles data on consumer behavior, website, product, device and environment so you can easily analyze each customer’s unique journey. Infosys […]
  1. International
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on Board International, the #1 decision-making platform for retailers looking to transform their business. Trusted by more than 3,000 organizations worldwide, including Coca-Cola, Ricoh, KPMG, Puma, Siemens, and ZF Group, Board International allows companies to produce […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Beauty influencer Brad Mondo founded XMONDO in 2020, and in the two years since, the brand has grown into a multi-million dollar hair product business. Each product is cultivated by Brad and the XMONDO team’s years of experience in the hair industry, and long-standing experimentation with styling and coloring products. Initially, Brad and the XMONDO […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Are you a small product brand who’s trying to figure out how to sell to Target? If so, you’re not alone. Target is a huge retailer, which is why thousands of brands attempt to get their products in the company’s stores every year. In the end, only a handful of vendors will cross the finish line and be placed on Target’s shelves. Why do some brands make the cut while others are, well, cut? To answer this question, you need to understand the thinking of retail executives. Here’s what you need to know.
  1. Department & Category
NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2022) The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has revealed the winners of its 50th Annual sofi™ Awards, a celebration of culinary excellence and creativity. Available only to product-qualified members of the SFA, the sofi Awards were judged at the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University (FIC), the SFA’s partner for the […]
  1. Department: Food
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced the second year of its Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a program designed to enhance and accelerate the selection of local items sold in the Kroger Family of Companies. The program provides a pathway to entry for local businesses of all sizes by allowing American-based growers and producers […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Chris Kronenthal gives RTIH the lowdown on FreedomPay and discusses the importance of payments tech to retailers today.  RTIH: Can you explain your current role and what you do at FreedomPay? CK: I joined FreedomPay almost 14 years ago, and since then, we’ve become one of the world’s fastest growing FinTech companies.  We’re delivering Next […]
  1. Data & Insights
Values related to sustainability, community, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have become front and center for consumers, which is why many brands have ramped up their CSR efforts over the last few years.  However, it’s worth pointing out that some retailers have long been prioritizing these values.  We’re referring to co-op stores. Also known as […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
While selling a product for full price may be the main goal for many brands, there are also many reasons why a brand would want to put their product on sale. It may seem counterintuitive, but putting your products on sale can actually help promote an increase in sales—a lower price point gains more interest […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
DELIVER 2022, the flagship in-person event for Europe’s premier community for e-commerce and logistics, arrives 8+9 June at Amsterdam’s Taets Art & Event Park. The event gives industry professionals a focused opportunity to connect in-person in one-to-one meetings, share insights at inspiring interactive sessions, and see innovative new technologies at work on the exhibition floor. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s #MartechDay! I’m delighted to finally share with you the 2022 marketing technology landscape, a joint production between myself and Frans Riemersma of MartechTribe (and a whole bunch of wonderful contributors). The number of solutions is now 9,932 — up 24% from 2020!

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  5. Department: Consumer Durables
  6. Media & Marketing
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  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
  1. Data & Insights
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Department: HBC
  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Data & Insights
  6. Shopper & Customer
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
  1. Retailer Media
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Retailer Media
  5. Data & Insights
Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
  1. Technology & Innovation
  2. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Data & Insights
  5. Shopper & Customer
  6. Technology & Innovation
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  8. Associates & Employees
  9. Merchandising
  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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