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The Little Book of Big Data is the third book from the Shopper Technology Institute. The book is divided into four sections: Loyalty, Engagement, Analytics and Digital. Thought leaders have shared their insights and vision. Merchants and marketers will learn the essentials of Big Data and then move forward to understand the more complex
issues involved.

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Recognizing an ‘Opportunity
Gap’ for CPG Growth

By John Ross

The most difficult aspect of meeting consumer
expectations today is, frankly, understanding exactly what they are. Between channel blur, the acceleration of e-commerce and the growing dominance of digital, it is becoming increasingly difficult for CPGs to delineate how best to communicate with consumers, and deliver to them the shopping experience they want – particularly as it relates to leveraging promotions to drive sales.

While declining coupon use has challenged marketers during the last several quarters, there’s no evidence to suggest that shoppers have lost interest in making their budgets go further and saving money on groceries. So, what’s happening with shoppers and promotions? And what does it mean for brands?...
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SHOPPER MARKETING
MARKET WATCH
It’s Time to Embrace the
Changing Ethnic Landscape

By Brian Ross

There’s no denying that today’s retailers need to be
tech savvy to maintain and grow customer traffic.
But the reality is retailers today also need to be demographic-savvy.

Get to know your customers beyond the standard tools―be proactively focused on the types of ethnic communities in your neighborhood, the products those communities are looking for, and how you can present new offerings in creative ways in store. Done right, ethnic product lines can drive significant foot traffic while also growing basket size...

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eCOMMERCE
Why House Supplies Sales
Are Booming in the
eCommerce Channel

By Keith Anderson

Home may be where the heart is, but it’s also where the profits are. House and cleaning supplies are at the forefront of the surge in eCommerce CPG sales, which rose 42 percent last year, well ahead of an overall eCommerce increase of 30 percent. Laundry detergent leads the way with an 85 percent increase, with Procter and Gamble’s Tide in the #1 spot in the U.S. in terms of eCommerce (and offline) market share.

Emerging online retailers are selling in bulk, and making the game competitive...

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