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How grocers can compete for ad dollars against Amazon, Google and Walmart

Food retailers have regained ground against big tech and major retailers in the battle for consumer goods companies’ shifting ad budgets.

Uber, Grubhub eat into food retailers’ traffic

Food delivery services have made it easy to avoid a trip to the grocery store, creating a challenge for conventional food retailers that won’t be solved by an enhanced store experience alone. Services provided by the likes of Uber Eats, Grubhub and Waitr facilitated roughly $5 billion in food sa

If you haven’t heard of electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles and reduced rotor operating speed aircraft you will.

Happier workers provide better customer service at world's largest retailer

Shoppers desire to eliminate friction and continued improvement in the self-checkout process are rewriting the rules of store experience and fueling record growth for equipment manufacturers.

Meet the two year old Australian company changing digital product promotions and giving food retailers Amazon and Google capabilities.

Lowe’s new advertising slogan may be “do it right for less,” but the company isn’t heeding that advice when it comes to its technology transformation. Lowe’s President and CEO Marvin Ellison has committed the company to spending $500 million annually through 2021 on its technology transformation

A master of loyalty talks to Retail Leader

AI leader and Revionics CEO Marc Hafner on what retailers need to know about transformative technologies and how to realize ROI.

Retailers gained new capabilities to improve freshness and reduce waste thanks to a partnership between two industry innovators. AgroFresh and Zest Labs are collaborating to strengthen their unique solutions which give retailers increased visibility into their entire fresh supply chain. Pla

Large retail and CPG companies looking for a speed advantage can leverage artificial intelligence to automate everything from insights to execution, according to IRI President and CEO Andrew Appel.

The data is in and products with sustainable attributes are driving a disproportionate percentage of growth. IRI teamed with NYU’s Stern Center for Sustainable Business to understand why products with sustainability attributes driving superior growth rates.

The cannabis market is growing fast and creating opportunities for CPG’s who understand the marketplace dynamics. Jessica Lukas with BDS Analytics and IRI’s Carl Edstrom shed light on a category unlike any other.

IRI’s Chief Technology Officer Ash Patel has the retail growth formula figured out: Turn to AI to identify consumer behaviors and small pockets of growth that collectively have a big impact.

Retailers and CPG’s shopping for enablers of growth discovered an array of solutions at IRI’s Innovation Showcase. Chief Marketing Officer John McIndoe explained why the Showcase was a hub of activity and the appeal of IRI’s Partner Ecosystem.

Shopper behaviors are changing at an unprecedented rate and increased visibility into online activities is key to omnichannel success. Sam Gagliardi is SVP of E-Commerce at IRI and weighs in on where e-commerce is headed.

Leaders and laggards in the CPG world are separated by common themes, according to IRI’s research with Boston Consulting Group. Krishnakumar (KK) Davey, IRI’s President of Strategic Analytics touched on highlights of the seventh annual report and where to obtain the research.

Nishat Mehta, President of IRI’s Media Center Excellence, explains a lucrative benefit of big data beyond growing sales.

The e-commerce fulfillment landscape is changing rapidly with various solutions gaining traction as retailers strive to meet heightened shopper expectations. See what Apex Supply Chain Solution's top innovation executive has to say on the subject.

Beautiful stores and well-trained employees will take a retailer only so far. True advantage is gained with secure, reliable, interconnected and always on systems capable of handling the massive data requirements shoppers’ expectations are placing on retailers.

Food retailing may be the last major sector to experience digital disruption, but it will make up for lost time in 2019.

Artifical intelligence is poised to transform retail, according to Symphony RetailAI Chairman and CEO Pallab Chatterjee.

​​​​​​​Anheuser-Busch InBev may not be a classic technology company, but it is innovating at the pace of a digital start-up and bringing surprising disruption to the beer and beverage industry.

Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner has innovation on his mind and is building a warehouse club retailer for the next generation. Costco should be as concerned about Sam's as Amazon is about Walmart.

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