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Dollar General extends Nielsen relationship

Dollar General has expanded its relationship with Nielsen to support the retailer's strategic initiatives and in-market activation.

Meet the latest beauty disruptor

A new company is launching an online-only, subscription-based razor line for women this spring.

Walmart is taking a big step toward changing the way consumers shop.

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.

Many retailers had a better than expected holiday season and fourth quarter, but the industry has never seen anything quite like what Amazon did.

Tyson Foods has invested in a startup that offers a meal kit subscription service using its own proprietary cooker.

Kroger Co. is not only expanding its scan-as-you-shop technology, but it's also going to allow shoppers to skip checkout altogether and pay through an app.

Never ending battle against digital bad actors lands Homeland Security executive in new retail role.

New event offers Amazon insights and ways other retailers and brands can win.

CEO Jeff Bezos appears in celebrity filled spot.

Snapchat has begun selling merchandise in a new digital store in the app.

Apple's HomePod is here. Do Amazon and Google have anything to fear?

​​​​​​​Brands looking to deliver on the promise of personalization have gained powerful new capabilities to drive sales at Albertsons Companies’ 2,300 stores.

Walmart has filed a patent for an online grocery service allows shoppers to accept or reject produce picked by the retailer's employees.

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

Self-checkout pioneer NCR is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the technology by giving a glimpse of future innovations.

The CEO of dunnhumby, Guillaume Bacuvier, speaks with Retail Leader about personalization, sku rationalization and the data science company’s evolving business model.

IRI CEO Andrew Appel spoke with Retail Leader about today’s most pressing issues, food retailing innovations and his formula for leading in uncertain times. 

Coty is getting ready for the next generation of beauty shoppers by launching a skill for the Amazon Echo Show.

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.

Instacart is joining forces with another e-commerce pioneer to continue the reinvention of grocery shopping. 

One on one with Daniel Alegre, President of Retail and Shopping at Google.

Google’s CES 2018 presence was an act of sheer brute force — a consumer electronics blitzkrieg that some how managed to stand out among the bright lights of America’s most garish city. 

More trouble lies ahead from Amazon in 2018 thanks to the long arm of Alexa.

Ocado is testing what it calls a humanoid maintenance assistant in its warehouses, in the online grocery specialist’s latest move to reduce reliance on human workers.

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