FEB 7, 2022
APR 13, 2022
White Castle is implementing “Flippy 2,” a burger-flipping robot that can also cook fries and chicken, in 100 more locations this year. Panera Bread is using Miso Robotics’ CookRight Coffee system to monitor coffee temperature and volume, and alert staff when a new batch is needed. McDonald’s has had self-service ordering stations at its stores since 2020, and is testing automated drive-thru ordering.
JUN 21, 2022
It allows enterprises and other customers to run and manage the Google Cloud inside their own locations. Google has been expanding into becoming a network provider, and private 5G and edge computing fits well into its services expansion. The caveat: Encryption and security are not Google Cloud’s forte, which could make it a hard sell against other vendors. T-Mobile levels up 5G bandwidth to 3GBps.
FEB 18, 2020
Recent data privacy regulations have forced app publishers and brands to provide clear descriptions on how and what location data they collect, but many have already embraced transparency.
MAR 5, 2020
eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser discuss which companies are the best at marketing, and why. They also talk about consumer willingness to share their location, free speech on YouTube and some of the ways brands are using augmented reality.
AUG 31, 2020
eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Yory Wurmser and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss whether Uber, Lyft and Airbnb can make a comeback. They then talk about what kids are doing with their increased screen time, location data consent and how comfortable Americans are with normal, everyday activities.
MAR 6, 2020
eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss Facebook’s Pinterest-esque app, virtual sports arena advertising, fines for mobile carriers selling customer location data, ads on top of Ubers, LinkedIn ‘Stories,’ which country has the most islands in the world and more.
APR 22, 2020
Many US adults are willing to share certain private information, like health data or their location, in an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
AUG 3, 2020
After launching in roughly 450 US Whole Foods locations—and partnering with New York City-based Italian restaurant Pomodoro Rosso last year—plant-based meat company Meatless Farm launched its own direct-to-consumer (D2C) site amid the pandemic, as consumer shopping behaviors continue to lean to ecommerce.
MAR 22, 2020
With the exception of grocery stores and drugstores—which remain open—practically all other brick-and-mortar retail has seen a seismic drop in foot traffic before temporarily closing down their locations for the foreseeable future as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the US. This is resulting in huge drops in revenue.
FEB 23, 2022
This is a relatively strong showing, considering that the number of Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh locations in North America comes to over 500, while Target has nearly 2,000 US locations. But Amazon’s grocery share is still significantly below that of market leader Walmart (18%).
MAY 10, 2022
Agencies would still use “facility-based assessment areas,” based on branch locations, to measure how banks are meeting CRA specifications. But the proposed changes add new assessment areas based on where some banks lend, instead of where they have physical branches, regulators said. Large banks must also consider areas with concentrations of mortgage and small-business lending.
APR 1, 2022
For context, CVS recently announced plans to close nearly 10% of its US locations and transform the remaining stores into primary-care offices with services like diagnostic testing, mental health services, and hearing exams.
MAR 25, 2022
The benefits of loyalty: Loyalty programs allow restaurant chains to track information such as what items customers purchase and which locations they frequent, as well as what time of day they visit. This information can be used to offer targeted promotions and rewards to increase retention, visits, and order size.
OCT 21, 2021
Perhaps surprisingly, usage was also more common among city dwellers than in suburban and rural locations. About 35% of respondents had recently read a print magazine in Q1, and print newspaper readership hovered around the same level. Among 25- to 34-year-olds, fewer than 1 in 5 had read either print format in the prior month.
MAR 28, 2022
Google already has a ton of consumers relying on its Search tool, and it’s likely they’ve used its expanded health Search features over the past two years to find the hours and location of the nearest retail clinic—particularly to seek COVID-19 testing and vaccine appointments. But can it catch up to the likes of Zocdoc?
MAR 23, 2022
There are also benefits to an omnichannel business: Retailers can provide seamless customer experiences to drive purchases online and in-store, while leveraging their brick-and-mortar locations as fulfillment centers to speed up delivery of online orders.
FEB 9, 2022
It can be especially beneficial for low-income and unbanked populations, particularly in rural areas where they can access digital remittance services, even if there is not a nearby physical MTO location. Revenue Effect. As digital challengers gain power in the market, they are pressuring incumbents to lower fees.
JUN 10, 2022
Marketing in AR: Because AR games require users to interact with the real world, there are some opportunities exclusive to AR games—in particular, Niantic’s location-based sponsorships. Snapchat offers a similar ad format, giving brands the ability to promote nearby locations on its map. Bringing the format to games has the added benefit of providing in-game incentives for users to visit.
APR 7, 2022
Campaigns were mostly focused on driving consumers to one of the 64 Ikea locations across Canada, often via a live remote promotion. During the pandemic, with locations closed and openings limited by capacity restrictions, media buying shifted away from driving store traffic. “During the store closures, we pulled everything from radio,” said Vanessa Coutinho, Ikea’s account director at Carat Canada.
AUG 18, 2021
A group of the country’s large banking players is hammering out a deal to jointly operate branches in underserved areas. If the agreement ends with more shuttered locations, it could prompt a backlash.
JUL 27, 2020
eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Anne-Queline Keller, director of solutions marketing, supply chain, at Alteryx, and Gary Gruccio, director of enterprise and market analytics at Signet Jewelers. They discussed how Signet Jewelers used analytics and visualization to make tough decisions around opening its stores after all North America locations were closed on March 23.
DEC 14, 2020
eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Salesforce's Emily Hoffman, product marketing manager, along with Josh Alvernia, CEO and co-founder of Clue, and John Hillis, CMO of BATL (The Backyard Axe Throwing League). They explored how Clue helped its client, BATL, to navigate launching new event locations in the midst of a tumultuous year.
APR 27, 2022
Ikea launched two pilot sites in London with locker units, providing customers with a location to pick up their orders. The effort is part of Ikea’s plan to allow for 24/7 deliveries and enable 60% of last-mile deliveries in London to have zero emissions. Whole Foods Market UK launched an online store for Easter meals, offering local grocery collection in London stores.
MAR 18, 2022
Amex counted 122 million cards in circulation in Q4 2021—up from 114.4 million in Q4 2019, per PYMNTS—and had an acceptance network of more than 66 million locations. Amex will focus on bringing new merchants into its acceptance network in key countries like France, Italy, and Spain. Powering growth with technology and customer experience.