Real-World Reminders Can Make CTV Ads More Impactful

September 20, 2023

We’ve all heard the stats about the thousands of marketing messages the average consumer is exposed to weekly, and yet advertisers continue to forget just how noisy the media landscape is when planning their CTV campaigns. Perhaps optimism gets the […]

Grocery Delivery Competition Heats Up with Faster Service, Extended Hours

September 15, 2023

Several grocery retailers are capitalizing on new growth opportunities in the delivery arena by enhancing their services: Albertsons has added 30-minute delivery and pickup services, and Walmart has extended same-day delivery hours to 10 p.m. Additionally, Giant Eagle has partnered […]

Marks & Spencer Deploys AI-Powered Visual Compliance Solution Across 500 Stores

September 5, 2023

Category: Retail Types, Stores

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has adopted AI-based technology, delivered on handheld devices, which compares images of products in stores to store-specific planograms, providing an instant view of shelf-level compliance. The SymphonyAI Retail CPG Store Intelligence technology is being rolled out […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Should Chicago Be Getting Into the Grocery Business?

September 22, 2023

Via: RetailWire

In Chicago, Mayor Brandon Johnson is conducting a feasibility study to determine whether the city could open a municipally owned grocery store in an underserved neighborhood on the South or West side. At least six grocery stores, including four Walmart […]

Others, Tech

Walmart: Virtual Worlds Offer Chance to ‘Experiment with a New Type of Commerce’

September 22, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart is actively pursuing what it sees as the “future of retail” in gaming environments. The company shared details about a number of current initiatives — including plans to introduce commerce capabilities into its mobile game House Flip — and […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon to hire 250,000 people for the holidays

September 20, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

The retail industry typically hires hundreds of thousands of people to support holiday operations. But it appears that some companies have pulled back on seasonal hiring so far this year, with plans at their lowest since 2008, CNN reported. But […]

Customer Experience, Point of Purchase

Albertsons Rolls Out 30-Minute Grocery Pickup and Delivery Service

September 18, 2023

Via: RIS News

The grocery retailer has extended its ‘Flash’ service for rapid pick-up and delivery orders across multiple banner stores. Albertsons Companies has introduced its Flash grocery service to over 2,000 store locations, offering customers the ability to receive their DriveUp & […]