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Leading customer data science platform company dunnhumby has some advice for retailers looking to grow alternative revenue streams – create a media business that leverages data.

​​​​​​​As industry disruption continues to bite, big changes are underway at the top of consumer goods companies.

Paint can be tinted an infinite number of colors so why not fabric. Leading fabric and craft retail JOANN, operator of 865 stores, wondered the same thing and decided to do something about it.

The ability to pay without swiping or dipping – contactless payment – is poised to grow dramatically and the good news for retailers is many already have the hardware in place to further reduce friction for shoppers.

The Postal Service plans to raise rates for the Parcel Select service used by Amazon, FedEx, and UPS by 9.3 to 12.3 percent, according to a new filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission.

The food retailer is adding 22 pop-up shops to its holiday retail strategy this year with seven new locations planned.

Walmart evolves to match Amazon strategy with this new partnership.

Former Sears CEO gives his employees a pep rally to prepare them for the most important holiday season the company has ever endured.

Target isn't going to be outdone, as competition for toys and shopper traffic escalates in the wake of Toys "R" Us liquidation and the Sears Holdings’ bankruptcy.

Amazon invests in Closed Loop funds to increase recycling rates across the country.

Step aside shipping fees, Kroger has a new meal kit that families can now pick up in stores.

Shopify hops on the e-commerce to brick-and-mortar express.

Walgreens and Birchbox combine to give Target a run for its money.

Publix is ramping up its philanthropic efforts when it comes to disaster relief.

The national unemployment rates just hit the lowest level since 1969 (you read that correctly) and that isn’t necessarily good news for retailers.

Amazon's new format in New York City offers curated selection of top rated products.

Target accelerates differentiation in timely effort to appeal to young shoppers ahead of the holidays.

NRF predicts holiday sales will increase between 4.3 to 4.8 percent, bringing in the pressure for retailers to hire enough seasonal workers.

Wayfair takes a note out of the Amazon playbook to bring a whole new retail experience for consumers this holiday season.

Blue Apron take pre-planned meal delivery to a multi-channel strategy in order to provide on-demand delivery.

Kmart releases its annual toy list to beat out other toy competitors.

Retailers and CPG firms need to know that the drivers of brand loyalty today are radically different from what worked in the past.

Retailers looking to drive sales should be making transparency a focus of their marketing strategy.

As food shopping becomes ever more omnichannel, retailers should be expanding their promotions to online grocery.

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