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Three Old-School Fallacies CPG Brands Must Drop For Online Success In 2019

Digital marketers win with unconventional wisdom.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Rite Aid improved its financial situation by selling nearly 2,000 stores to Walgreens, but major structural and competitive challenges remain, something newly hired CEO Kermit Crawford knows better than anyone.

A plan called Restock Kroger is producing even better results than the company said it would when it announced the broad slate of initiatives on October 11.

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

Click and collect trend gathers momentum

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

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.

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