CPGs: 6 Steps to Ensure a Successful Holiday Season

It may be August, but if you work in the retail or CPG space, then your mind is probably in November or December (i.e. the holiday season) already. And if it isn’t, it’s high time to start thinking about the holidays. Brands across the board will surely bring their A-game to reach and convert shoppers, … Continue reading CPGs: 6 Steps to Ensure a Successful Holiday Season

4 Digital-First Brands That Found Success in Brick-and-Mortar Retail…

...and What You Can Learn from Them Is everything moving online now? With ecommerce, subscriptions, delivery services — not to mention free shipping being more popular than ever — one might wonder if consumers still have the need to go out and shop. The short answer is yes. Consumers are continuing to flock to physical … Continue reading 4 Digital-First Brands That Found Success in Brick-and-Mortar Retail…

Ready for the Future? 3 CPG Trends to Watch

  “What does the future hold for CPGs?” It’s an interesting question, and one that’s not always easy to answer. Market and consumer trends can be unpredictable. And sometimes, the technologies you expect to hit it big fall flat (remember Google Glass?) while the real game changers come in when you aren’t looking. But as … Continue reading Ready for the Future? 3 CPG Trends to Watch

Convenience Store Industry, Emerging Trends and Interesting Facts

Through our business and research, we have come across a number of high-level facts and statistics about the convenience (c-store) industry, its direction and emerging trends. We thought they would be of interest to our customers and readers. There are lots of convenience stores! Convenience stores continue to have steady growth as an industry, doubling … Continue reading Convenience Store Industry, Emerging Trends and Interesting Facts

How to Engage Gen Z Shoppers In-Store

Heads up, brands and retailers  — Generation Z, also known as Post-Millennials,  is starting to hit the stores. Tomorrow’s shoppers are just beginning to come into their own, with an estimated $44 billion in buying power according to Marketo. They’re shaping up into a force to be reckoned with. Brands who’ve only been focusing on … Continue reading How to Engage Gen Z Shoppers In-Store

5 Tips to Improve CPG and Retailer Collaboration

Are you disappointed with how your brand is performing in retail stores? Do you ever feel like you and your retail partners aren’t on the same page? If you find yourself nodding your head to those questions, perhaps your retail strategy is missing an important component: collaboration. When CPG companies and retailers form collaborative partnerships, … Continue reading 5 Tips to Improve CPG and Retailer Collaboration

Lottery Retailer Checklist

Many gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, shopping mall kiosks and drug stores sell lottery products. However, selling lottery tickets and games carries certain legal and societal responsibilities. A lottery retailer checklist ensures that lottery tickets and games are merchandised and sold consistently with the lottery corporation’s standards and regulations. Regular visits and audits by the … Continue reading Lottery Retailer Checklist