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Gene Editing Meets Supermarket Shelves

With science and technology comes the potential for a wealth of innovation

Connected kitchen platform Drop

Connected Kitchen Movement Gathers Momentum

Food retailers poised to benefit from eventual integration

New investment elevates Costco Rx offering.

Playing larger role in regulatory efforts.

Front end sales are poised to benefit from HealthHUB expansion.

A favorable impact on grocery is documented in new research from Instacart.

Retailer's self-service ad platform increases transparency.

Most business skills in retail are teachable—purchasing, supply chain management and store operations. Some require a blend of art and science, like marketing and merchandising. And then there is one business skill that requires a solid grounding in hard science and leading-edge technology.

Retailers in 2012 relied on new technologies to grab consumers' attention, drive their purchase decisions and improve supply-chain logistics. As a result, the market is awash in options for grocery and CPG companies that need to reach consumers, manage their social media presence, organize an in

Survival of tradition-bound brick-and-mortar retailing requires more than just hitting quarterly numbers and making incremental enhancements.

It's been five-plus years since omnichannel retailing became a defining strategy. It got off to a slow start, but ultimately won numerous converts.

The new world of conversational commerce was born in late 2014 with the launch of Amazon Echo and the Alexa chatbot platform. It began as a trial to Amazon Prime members that extended into 2015 and became available to everyone later that year.

As the pace of technology accelerates, retailers are scrambling to get their websites and mobile apps to stand out in an increasingly crowded field. At the same time, consumers are demanding more relevant, effective tools to keep them coming back.

Although the product assortment in supermarkets is always changing, the basic technology has remained pretty much the same since the invention of the bar code. But it is quickly being disrupted.

Why would someone even consider buying a product from a retailer if it is not offered at the lowest price, especially when it is so easy to search, shop and have it shipped from a mobile phone?

Artificial intelligence clearly reached buzzword utopia in 2016, but the groundwork was laid back in 2011 by the appearance of IBM Watson on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" The artificial intelligence (AI) computing platform made headlines by easily beating its human competitors.

Technology has become omnipresent in grocery retail, and in the past year retailers have benefited from an array of advances that allow them to better serve customers by gaining information quickly. "More than ever before, technology is on the rise in the grocery retailing market," says Mark Cha

A proliferation of data from disparate sources is giving retailers and suppliers can be too much of a good thing, but Nielsen has figured out a way to make big data manageable and more insightful.

The retail industry gained a more comprehensive provider of category sourcing solutions in June when Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) acquired RangeMe, a hot new online product discovery platform.

Big data is a critical competitive advantage for retailers that know how to use it.

The CIO Job has changed and requires new skills

Salesforce Founder, Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff is one of Silicon Valley’s original disruptors and he has some unconventional advice for retailers and CPG companies struggling with their transformation journey. Benioff’s $10.4 billion company revolutionized the software industry with a unique

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