Ten Industry Trends to Watch, With The Stories Behind Them


Spring 2024 Retail/CPG Trends: Impulse Purchasing is Down & High Rents Persist, But At Least Those Y2K Fits in Your Closet Are Back In-Style

May 15, 2024
By Mike Wilkening, Communications Manager, ARC (CMA | SIMA)

Our industry must be aware of so much data, so many trends. It seems impossible to get a handle on it […]

How AI Can Put Category Managers in The Driver’s Seat


The Ultimate Power Couple: How AI & Expertise Are Transforming Category Management

May 14, 2024

By Harmonya 

The discipline of category management was built from decades of hard-won skills, methods, and intuition of experienced experts. These seasoned teams own the crucial responsibilities of optimizing product assortments, drawing and delivering planograms, informing promotional plans, and much more.

Their […]

Walmart’s Big Private Label Bet


Walmart’s ‘bettergoods’ is a nod to shifting tastes, shrinking wallets

May 7, 2024

By Phil Lempert, SupermarketGuru, Consumer Trend Tracker, Food Trends Editor, NBC’s Today, and Author

Walmart’s largest food private brand launch is 20 years is focused on higher quality, what they deem “trend forward” and chef-inspired foods with most […]

Why Computer Vision and AI Are Needed, In Tandem, For CPG Brands and Retailers


AI & Computer Vision at Retail: A Closer Look

May 6, 2024
By Richard Schwartz, President and CEO, Pensa Systems

Video-based CVAI at work in the aisle. Credit: Pensa Systems.

Artificial Intelligence is a prevalent topic in the consumer-packaged goods industry (and pretty much every other […]

Retail Reactions: Adapting to the Evolving Landscape of SNAP Benefits


SNAP’s Effect at Shelf: A Look Back — And Forward

May 1, 2024

By Mike Wilkening, Communications Manager, ARC (CMA | SIMA)

Early last year, as retailers and CPGs coped with persistent high inflation, another challenge took root, as COVID-19-related benefit increases for U.S. Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients came to an end. The reductions to […]

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