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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.

PetSmart continues rapid store expansion amid major digital investments.

With Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and 99 Cents Only stores holding 21,500 U.S. locations, their combined store count has surpassed that of the nation's top three drug stores (Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid), according to a new report by Collier International.

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

Walmart evolves to match Amazon strategy with this new partnership.

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

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

Big changes are in store for News America Marketing, the company best known for the SmartSource promotional brand, following a huge hiring spree that resulted in the appointment of six senior executives.

Walmart took a major step toward applying platform thinking to its e-commerce efforts by doing a deal with Lord & Taylor to create a flagship store on Walmart.com. The agreement solves a problem for both companies.

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

Unscrupulous sellers in Amazon marketplace are posing brand protection challenge.

Costco’s recent entry into online grocery is being put to the test ahead of the holidays with email marketing efforts geared toward generating awareness and trial usage. Costco launched its two variations of online grocery roughly a month ago and has been engaging members with email marketing to

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

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.

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

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

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

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

A landmark study of retailers and shopper behavior highlights new market dynamics and optimal strategies for growth.

Considering the changes in shopper behavior, refreshing CDTs is necessary to understand how, why and when shoppers are substituting one SKU for another, according to retail consultancy Willard Bishop. 

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