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Nov
25

Working Through Proper Channels

Consumer goods companies should stop looking at the various sales channels that are now available and focus more on the one all-important common denominator across them: the consumer.

Sep
24

Post-Apocalyptic Retail Review

Great news, everyone: The “Retail Apocalypse” might not be happening after all. Welcome, instead, to the "Retail Renaissance."

Apr
19

The Whole is Now the Goal

In an omnichannel marketplace, you can't own consumers if you’re not operating where they are buying.

Feb
15

Wallet Share is the Omni-Catalyst

When share of wallet becomes the brand's objective, an omnichannel presence is a natural outgrowth that “completes the whole” for consumer engagement.

Oct
01

From Food Fictions to Food Facts? The Future Tastes Good

With accurate data about how our bodies are performing at any moment in time, we’ll be able to eat and drink products that are personalized to satisfy our precise needs.

Sep
04

Owning stuff. We’re so over it.

Increasingly, consumers around the world – younger ones especially – are taking the same approach to how much “stuff” they choose to own.

May
03

A Look Back at RCAS 2017

Industry thought leader Andy Walter offers some final thoughts about the recently concluded Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics Summit, for which he served as chairperson.

Jun
01

They Rose; Will You?

If you’re looking for role models, I represented this magazine and the Path to Purchase Institute last month in honoring four mold-breaking people who’ve set a very high bar.

Mar
13

Goodbye for Now – and Hello

Jody Kalmbach was standing in a lunch line at Amazon 15 or so years ago when her boss, Jeff Bezos, challenged her with a question:  “Are we a technology company or are we a retailer?” 

Jun
19

Planning for Now: Analytics Across the Enterprise

The future belongs to companies that can identify digital methods of creating compelling, personal, and robust customer experiences. 

Mar
12

The Circular Economy: Driving a New Wave of Growth

Sustainability isn’t about avoiding negative consumer perception or punitive regulation. It’s about creating new opportunities for a sustainable, and profitable, future.

Jun
26

Mid-Year Trends for Consumer Goods

Back from the Consumer Goods Sales and Marketing Summit, Oracle's Michael Forhez and Accenture's Justin Honaman look at five trends driving the industry's digital transformation.

Apr
23

IoT, AI and Blockchain – Tomorrow, Today!

Michael Forhez and Oracle colleague Peter Bambridge discuss the buzziest topics and technologies from recent industry events in Europe.

Apr
20

“The Missing Link”: Leveraging In-Store Execution Data to Inform Category Strategy

Shoppers attention span averages 8 seconds – 1 second less than a goldfish! Brands and retailers alike must get many different in-store execution levers right to convert shoppers into buyers.

Feb
28

In-Store Data Collection: Are You Doing It Right?

Getting the right visibility into how products are performing at the shelf depends on how brands collect in-store data. In this blog, we look at the state of in-store data collection in the CPG industry, and what methods can improve the "shelf health" of brands.

Jun
01

Home Improvement Channel

A recent ranking by Morning Consult of the “most loved brands in America” (based on analysis of more than 400,000 consumer/shopper interviews) revealed The Home Depot as No. 5 and Lowe’s as No. 11.

May
01

Target in Schaumburg, Illinois

Steve Frenda not only examines the traditional shopping trip at a newly remodeled Super Target, he also show how the shopping experience can be combined with the pickup (or delivery) of staple items.

Nov
22

Welcome to the new CGT Experience

Hey CGT fans: this one's for you. We have spent the last few months working hard to create a wonderful experience for our readership by completely rebuilding our website from scratch. Our new design is clean, responsive, and easy on the eyes.