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Nov 20, 2013

Retailers Promote Turkey Alternatives

Some retailers have answered the call of turkey abstainers with alternative meals and recipe ideas....More
Oct 31, 2013

Nudging Consumers Towards Healthy Eating

Some retailers take extra steps to nudge customers toward purchasing more nutritious items. But how effective are those nudges?....More
Oct 22, 2013

Analyst Predicts Top Food Trends for 2014

NEW YORK — A continuing move toward healthier eating will meet desires for bright tastes and pureness that will resonate in the kitchen in 2014, a....More
Oct 22, 2013

Retailers Welcome Autumn With Bakery Ideas

With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, retailers are targeting shoppers with a sweet tooth....More
Oct 10, 2013

Shopper Expo Tweets: QR Codes on Their Way Out?

Shopper Marketing Expo attendees are tweeting insights from the show sessions — whether it's information about retailer apps, QR codes, or....More
Oct 09, 2013

Shoppers Really Want a Costco

Consumers are dying for a Costco to open up near their town. They want one in Las Cruces, N.M., in Jackson, Miss., and in Cumming, Ga. They want one....More
Oct 08, 2013

Shopper Expo Tweets From Chicago

Tuesday was the first day of the Shopper Marketing Expo held at Chicago's Navy Pier, and attendees have been sharing insights from the conference....More
Sep 30, 2013

Mix and Match: Merchandising Premixed Cocktails

A big player in the premade cocktail segment — pouches — lends itself to impulse displays....More
Sep 24, 2013

Click and Collect Presents Online Ordering Opportunities1

Click and collect, where customers order groceries online but pick them up at a store or other designated location, might be a way for retailers to....More
Sep 19, 2013

Bloggers Fuel Duane Reade’s Buzz

NEW YORK — The Twitter-verse is abuzz about Duane Reade, and it’s no accident....More
Sep 12, 2013

After M&A News, Albertson's Facebook Response On the Mark While Fresh & Easy Stays Silent

Though comments on a Facebook post about Albertsons’ acquisition of The United Family were largely negative, the retailer took the time to craft....More
Sep 10, 2013

Cutting Double Coupons Unlikely to Hurt Kroger

Some shoppers love their double coupons. They love them so much that they can barely fathom a double-couponless world. If that world existed, surely....More
Aug 22, 2013

Should Supermarkets Worry About Drug Store Food Sales Growth?

Food sales at drug stores have surged in the past year, thanks in part to a dedicated push by some of the largest chains. What does this mean for....More
Aug 20, 2013

3 Ways Retailers Can Use ‘Tweet Chats’

A “tweet chat” is a new type of social media activity that has potential to help retailers form closer relationships with their shopper social media....More
Aug 16, 2013

Retailers Reassure Customers On Cotton Candy Grapes2

A new variety of grapes that claims to taste like cotton candy has just hit stores, but some retailers have had to reassure customers who mistakenly....More
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