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Successful Online Grocery Hinges on Logistics

Mar 21, 2019

The online grocery market is starting to reach an inflection point, but in order to achieve success, retailers must overcome key logistical hurdles.

Data Managers Feel Overwhelmed by Abundance of Tools

Mar 20, 2019

Having too many data management systems in use is a daily challenge for 40% of the decision-makers and data managers Vanson Bourne and Veritas surveyed. A similar number of respondents said there are too many data sources to make sense of.

Half of Consumers Plan to Save Tax Refunds—Can Retailers Change Their Minds?

Mar 20, 2019

Most US consumers expect to get a tax refund this year, and they plan to stick their windfall in the piggy bank.

How the NBA Is Using Esports to Grow Its Audience

Mar 19, 2019

Esports probably won’t replace baseball as America’s national pastime, but it’s now just as popular as the NBA. Last year, 63 million US viewers watched competitive video games, according to Activate Inc., putting esports on par with the NBA's viewership.

Online Grocery Buyers Skew Younger, More Affluent

Mar 18, 2019

Online grocery is a massive and fast-growing market. We estimate that grocery ecommerce in the US—specifically online food and beverage sales—will grow 18.2% to $19.89 billion in 2019 and will rank as the fastest-growing product category online.

Hulu’s Price Cut Will Boost Ad Revenues

Mar 17, 2019

Hulu’s decision to reduce the price of its most affordable, ad-supported plan will help bring more users—and more ad dollars—to the popular streaming platform.

What Role Does Digital Play in US Parents’ Shopping?

Mar 17, 2019

Pressed for time and money more than in their childless days, today’s parents are increasingly using digital tools to supplement their in-store shopping.

Value for Their Money Keeps Shoppers Coming Back

Mar 14, 2019

Mundane concerns like getting a quality product or service at a good price are still the biggest drivers of brand loyalty for US internet users.

D2C Brands Attract Young Consumers with Sustainability Initiatives

Mar 13, 2019

Brands that focus on supply chain sustainability—by showcasing factory conditions, production processes and waste solutions—bode well with young consumers.

US Esports Ad Revenues Will Grow 25% in 2019

Mar 13, 2019

Competitive video gaming is a rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar industry, presenting new opportunities for marketers to reach and engage with fans. Esports ad revenues are poised to surpass $200 million by next year, according to eMarketer’s first forecast on esports and gaming revenues.

Here’s Why Amazon’s Dash Button Wasn’t a Failure

Mar 11, 2019

Amazon retired its Dash button in early March, but the branded device’s end wasn't a failure. We see it as a move to shift more replenishment buying into voice commerce.

Phone Dead? Just Head to Your Nearest Retailer

Mar 08, 2019

In-store charging stations offer a solutions for brick and mortars desperate to stay relevant.

What Do Shoppers Want from BOPUS?

Mar 07, 2019

Last year, 81.4% of global consumers reported ordering items online for in-store pickup (up nearly 30% from the year prior) as more consumers are drawn to the service’s convenience and speed.

How Many Millennials Want Digital-Only Banking?

Mar 07, 2019

This year, we forecast that 55.4 million millennials ages 23 to 38 will use digital banking. But, they’re not all fans of digital-only banking.

Facial Recognition Brings Opportunity ... and Privacy Concerns

Mar 06, 2019

Half of US internet users have concerns about facial recognition, according to data from The Brookings Institution.