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Nielsen and Microsoft democratize data

A strategic alliance between Nielsen and Microsoft is focused on helping consumer goods companies uncover growth and accelerate innovation.

Kraft Heinz makes huge innovative move

Kraft Heinz looks to reinvent the future with $100 million dollar commitment.

​​​​​​​The big NACS show is underway in Las Vegas where the trade group’s Chairman Joe Sheetz weighed in on the evolving competitive landscape.

Dollar Tree hopes to enhance its luck in finding retail workers in a increasingly tough labor market.

There may be a second act for Toys “R” Us.

Health food retailer touts affordability of new brand available in 15 categories.

Leading department store escalates its innovation strategy in Southern California.

Retailer’s newest private label line test limits of brand equity.

Meijer is rebranding its Simply Give hunger relief initiative to increase awareness of the program.

Former PepsiCo and grocery wholesaler fills top spot at Acosta.

Seventeen top health care providers are part of Walgreens new Find Care Now digital marketplace.

Retailers looking for help assessing the qualifications of technology solutions providers have a powerful new resource.

Southeastern Grocers and Quotient Technology have created a new shopper engagement platform called the SEG Media Hub.

When senior information security executives gather in Denver this fall they will hear from someone who was a cyber expert before he was host of a hit television show.

Insight into shopper behavior has been taken to a new level thanks to a series of partnerships between IRI and top providers of health, location and multicultural demographic data.

MedMen Enterprises just did something most retailers not involved in the sale of marijuana take for granted when they cut the ribbon on a new store.

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

After helping launch more than 1,000 new and improved products, William Bigelow has been elevated to the role of Chief Innovation Officer at Blount Fine Foods.

Food retailers have traditionally thought of competition as the grocer down the street, but companies such as Grubhub offer a new sort of challenge that could even become an opportunity.

Coty and Walmart have set a new low when it comes to removing friction from the beauty buying experience.

An autonomous mobile grocery store called “Robomart” could make its U.S. debut as early as this summer if Robomart founder Ali Ahmed has his way.

​​​​​​​Three top executives have joined Drizly to help the leading online alcohol delivery platform pursue its next phase of growth.

Food Marketing Institute President and CEO Leslie Sarasin has some choice words for the industry as the trade group's annual Midwinter Executive Conference gets underway in Miami.

Community engagement is the name of the game with an innovative promotional effort Kraft has brought back for the fourth year. Kraft is looking for the most spirited and enthusiastic hockey communities nationwide as part of its “Let’s rally!

You know conditions are difficult for the center store when a list of the fast growing categories includes one with negative numbers.

Campbell "Snack" Company just did a major deal.

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