Leading Retail into the Future

Meet your Keynote Speakers for the 2020 CMA/SIMA Conference. The 2020 Category Management and Shopper Insights Conference is set to be a look into retail’s future. And with that, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring you a set of keynote speakers who will lay the foundation for new and innovative thinking. We looked to the world’s largest retailers and CPGs. We looked to the web. We looked to places where innovation was the fundamental foundation for

Brewing Up a Sustainable Future

5 Beer Trends That Will Shape the Next 5 Years. It’s an interesting time for beer. Total beer consumption has been on the decline for the better part of a decade now, even though craft beers and imports continue to grow. New beyond beer products are gushing into the market by the truckload, and stealing market share that used to sit safely in the hands of stalwart domestic beers. The winds of change are blowing,

Trick or Treat Trivia

Can You Guess These 7 Halloween Retail Fun Facts? Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays. In fact, a 2015 Statista study found it ranked 3rd behind Christmas and Thanksgiving among favorites in the U.S., well ahead of others like New Years, Easter and Independence Day. Between the costumes, candy, decorations and pumpkin-spiced everything there is a lot of fun to be had. And for the retail industry, each of these things represents a multi-billion-dollar
Ride Share Company Acquires Online Grocer Cornershop. What’s Next? This past week, Uber made a sizeable step in their move into the grocery delivery game by acquiring Santiago, Chile-based online grocer Cornershop. Uber has been eyeing a move into the rapidly growing sector for the last couple of years. In 2018, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi described the move into grocery as “fundamental” for the future of Uber, and it’s a logical move to complement its successful
Our All-New Set of Tracks Will Prepare You for the Road Ahead. When we started planning the 2020 Category Management and Shopper Insights Conference, one of our primary goals was to ensure the Conference would feel completely new next year. Not just in terms of the location, look and speakers, but also in terms of the core tracks that will drive the content at the Conference. So, we started with our new theme, “Winning the