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Non-fuel Trips Prop Up C-store Sales

Despite gas prices reaching record heights, the inside sales in convenience stores has held its ground. The...

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Non-Fuel Trips Prop Up C-store Sales

Non-fuel Trips Prop Up C-store Sales

Despite gas prices reaching record heights, the inside sales in convenience stores has held its ground. The...

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The Category Management Blind Spot without In-store Behavior Data

The Category Management Blind Spot

Despite a wide array of data and analytics employed by modern Category Management, without data on actual ...

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Self-Checkout Prevails in Grocery Stores, but Front End merchandising lags behind

Self-Checkout Prevails in Grocery Stores

In 2021, 53% of all in-store transactions in grocery stores in USA occurred through shoppers using...

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How did your Memorial Day displays perform?

How did your Memorial Day displays perform?

It is always a matter of pride to see your promotional displays in the stores during a busy holiday period...

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Virtual Reality vs In-store Testing

Virtual vs In-store Testing

Virtual Reality (VR) offers ease of simulating new retail concepts and can be very useful in early stages of...

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Adjacencies Matter in Selecting Test/Control Stores

The robustness of in-store concept testing depends on correctly attributing the change in performance to the...

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What are Behavior Labs?

A “lab” is a place to discover new facts and test new ideas. Behavior Labs from VideoMining (VM) are designed...

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Fixing the leaky in-store sales funnel: Optimizing Exposure, Engagement & Closure Rates

Fixing the Leaky In-Store Sales Funnel

In 2021, a typical center store category in a grocery store in USA got exposed to only 14% of the total store...

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Inflation and high gas prices continue to depress in-store traffic.

Inflation, high gas prices and work-from-home trends depress c-store traffic

The average number of weekly in-store buyers in convenience stores was down 14% in 2021 compared to the...

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Frictionless shopping is not just for the checkout

Frictionless shopping is not just for the checkout

Amazon Go and other technology initiatives in recent years have drawn attention to frictionless checkout, but...

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Battle of the Sexes: Men vs Women In-store Behaviors

Battle of the Sexes: Men vs Women In-store Behaviors

Of course it’s not the battle of the sexes but it’s the battle for the sexes in retail – appealing to both...

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Re-imagining Displays

Re-imagining Displays

With the accelerating online migration of grocery sales, there is an opportunity for retailers and...

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