Future of Retail

7
Jan

Five Big CPG and Retail Trends for 2020

Five Big CPG and Retail Trends for 2020 If you think 2019 was an interesting and overwhelming year for CPG and retail, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The predicted trends for 2020 are far reaching, high tech, ambitious, and very diverse. Brands will have to really focus on their customers’ experience to know where to invest, because from here out

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4
Dec

Black Friday is Changing. Brands Should Change with It

Black Friday is Changing. Brands Should Change with It Black Friday is morphing. In 2019, customers dropped a lot of money over the Thanksgiving weekend: $7.4 billion on Black Friday; $9.2 billion for Cyber Monday. Both record numbers that would indicate the sales weekend hasn’t lost its appeal. But the way both retailers and shoppers approach the event changes pretty

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8
Oct

An Inside Look at 6 Intriguing Startups From GroceryShop 2019

Are these 6 startups destined to shape the future of the CPG / retail industry, or are they just passing trends? Check out this post to learn more.

7
Oct

The CPG Industry Is Moving to Sustainable Packaging

The CPG Industry Is Moving to Sustainable Packaging October 1, 2019, was the deadline for CPG companies to comply with Amazon’s new Frustration Free Packaging guidelines. These require products of a certain size to be shipped in their own 100 percent recyclable packages, eliminating the need for extra Amazon packaging. This is only the latest in a host of big

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5
Aug

Grocery Shop: the tech is new; the organizational change process isn’t

Grocery Shop: the tech is new; the organizational change process isn’t Last year, we attended the inaugural Grocery Shop, a conference put on by ShopTalk to focus on the disruptions, technologies, and new business models in the CPG and retail grocery industries. It was everything we hoped for: great insights into a world of emerging technologies and strategies that represent

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9
Jul

New Generation Brings Company into the Digital Age

For 40 years, Doug Tinney had built Alliance Sales and Marketing through relationships with suppliers and hundreds of retailers in his area around Birmingham, Alabama. He had added some technology along the way, but he was old-school, handling things with a mix of paper and early generation software that had long served both his business and his customers. When he

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8
May

The Amazon Effect and Industry 4.0: Where Should Retailers Focus?

The Amazon Effect and Industry 4.0: Where Should Retailers Focus? Being a retailer these days, especially in the grocery business, is like being under seige and not knowing where the next assault is coming from. Do you focus on changes in supply chain brought about by trade wars and Industry 4.0? Do you create a new store concept to cement

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4
Feb

Three Myths About Retail Execution in an Omnichannel World

These Beliefs Persist, Despite the Data:  Out-of-Stocks Aren’t a Problem Today  For some reason, brands think that out-of-stocks are a problem of the past. Maybe they trust inventory control tech to make sure it never happens. Whatever the reason, out-of-stocks are even a bigger risk in the omnichannel world. With online purchasing, click-and-collect, and delivery companies like Instacart and Shipt, competing with traditional in-store shoppers, there are

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19
Nov

What does Behavioral Economics & Pricing Have in Common?

Using Behavioral Economics To Optimize Pricing In Grocery Here’s how we make purchasing decisions: We decide to buy something in the blink of an eye, triggered by the emotion centers of our brain. We then spend however long it takes to justify that decision using logic. If you buy a $2 million Bugatti and you have five kids and a

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5
Nov

The Psychology Behind The Physical Subscriptions Phenomenon

The Psychology Behind Why We Love Physical Subscriptions Consumers love the unexpected even if they are expecting it! Take the latest trend with subscription services (Dollar Shave Club, Stitch Fix, Milk), all these items are things shoppers can go out and buy on their own but instead, they elected to join an elite list of consumers that receive their package on a

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