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Alibaba’s “Singles Day” phenomenon show why retailers such as Kroger and Costco and major CPG brands have teamed with the online platform.

Walmart is officially a digital first company after being rewarded by Wall Street for slashing its 2019 store expansion and reducing its profit forecast due to e-commerce investments.

How serious is The Coca-Cola Company about innovation? Serious enough it just named the female executive who help scale Coca-Cola Freestyle to the newly created role of President Global Ventures.

More members shopped Costco’s warehouses more often during the retailer’s recently ended fiscal year, but e-commerce grew even faster.

Starbucks is evolving its international strategy to accelerate long-term growth.

​​​​​​​Global spice and flavorings manufacturer McCormick is growing faster than most major CPG companies and it just gained a new efficiency and sustainability advantage.

Walgreens eyes a beautiful opportunity to expand in China with Alibaba's T-Mall platform.

​​​​​​​Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just did something President Donald Trump may want to Tweet about.

Things are about to get more interesting for the food industry with former casino association executive Geoff Freeman at the helm of Grocery Manufacturers Association.

PepsiCo paid a premium to acquire in-home beverage maker SodaStream, turning source of pain into source of gain.

Walmart paid $16 billion to acquire leadership position in India’s e-commerce market.

Nielsen’s chief technology and operations officer John Tavolieri has gained new responsibility for the firm’s U.S. business, a move designed to accelerate technology initiatives.

Costco still wants members to visit its warehouses, but its e-commerce business is gaining momentum and far stronger than holiday season sales results suggest.

NRF decries metals tariffs as self-inflicted wound, damaging to economy and retail industry.

3M CEO Inge Thulin is moving into the newly created role of Executive Chairman of the Board to make room for a 30 year veteran of the company to succeed him.

When Nelson Peltz acquired a stake in Procter & Gamble and sought a seat on the board, a lengthy proxy battle ensued and Peltz prevailed. Lowe’s took a more constructive approach that could serve as a model for similarly situated companies. At the urging of an activist investor firm D.E.

The E in ECRM now stands for Europe

Kantar is officially streamlining its consulting services under a single entity, Kantar Consulting.

QVC and HSNi form new digital powerhouse

Two of the nation’s leading providers of services to the retail and consumer goods industry have joined forces to create an organization described as having the furthest reach, deepest insights and broadest services. Advantage Solutions and Daymon Worldwide have joined forces in what the compani

The first of a three-part series with TCS, sharing insider insights on digital’s disruption of the supply chain.

Chinese e-comm giants Tencent Holdings and JD.com are battling back against rival Alibaba by investing $863 million in apparel platform Vipshop Holdings.

Hershey has upgraded its presence in New York’s Times Square with a large new experiential store that is expected to draw a huge number of visitors.

Both U.S. and native retailers are changing how Mexicans buy food and other consumables.

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