Pharmacy Counters are Closing in Droves. What Does It Mean? Pharmacy counters have been a steady presence in grocery stores since the 1980s, but with rising competition, the counters are being sold off and shut down in droves across the county. It seems they just might be becoming one of the latest victims of the retail apocalypse. According to The Wall Street Journal, grocery store pharmacies are getting hit on several fronts: these chains are
Amazon Proposes a Revolutionary New Payment Technology: Your Hand. Over the past year, we’ve seen an increasing push from technology giants into the financial services space. While Google, Apple and Amazon have been offering payment services for some time, more recent moves in the space have been more aggressive, encroaching on traditional avenues and expanding into new markets. Apple was the first to breach the space, announcing the Apple Card in March of 2019. Facebook

Advantage + CMA

Advantage Group International partners with Category Management Association to Celebrate Top Performing Suppliers in Category Development and Shopper Insights January 14, 2020, Chicago, IL – The Category Management Association (CMA) announced today that the organization would be partnering with business-to-business engagement experts Advantage Group International (AGI), to recognize top-performing suppliers with a new joint awards program based on results from the Advantage USA 2019 study. The awards ceremony honoring winners will be held on Monday,
Our Top 5 Networking Tips for the 2020 CMA+SIMA Conference The 2020 Category Management and Shopper Insights Conference is just a little over a month away. We’re so excited to be bringing you an incredible lineup of speakers, new features and content that will prepare you for the future of retail. And while we’ve focused the lion’s share of our attention on that over the past few months, we’re going to turn our focus in

New Year, New Content.

We explore what the CMA & SIMA have in store for 2020. It’s a new year and a new decade, and with that comes a lot of new plans and resolutions for many organizations. The Category Management Association and Shopper Insights Management Association are no exception. We’ve been planning big things for 2020, and in this week’s blog, we’re going to give you a little sneak peek behind the curtain at the year to come.