Esca Bona ingredient trend series: Ancient grains

Ancient grains are both a stable player and a new innovator in food and beverage categories across the board. Featuring variety in color, flavor, texture and taste, the nutrient-dense “pseudo grains” quinoa, flax and chia play directly into trends such as plant-based protein and gluten-free. According to New Hope Network’s NEXT Trend Database, a Connected Partner, reflecting […]

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Amazon’s U.S. Sales Nearly Tripled on Prime Day 2018, Finds New Profitero Study

Amazon reported that Prime Day 2018 was the “biggest global shopping event in its history,” with more than 100 million products sold during the 36-hour promotional event. Now, new analysis from Profitero, a Connected Partner, sheds light on which categories and brands shined brightest during this year’s big event. See full article here >>

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YouTube is about to pass Facebook as the second biggest website in US, according to new study

In the competition to be top website, Facebook may cede its runner-up position to YouTube in the next two to three months, according to a new study shared with CNBC by market research firm SimilarWeb, a Connected Partner. See full article here >>

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Japanese Olympic triathletes to have access to meteorological data in bid to beat heat

The Japan Triathlon Union (JTU) began to collect meteorological data from late July in areas around Odaiba Marine Park in the capital’s Minato Ward, the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics triathlon events, to help Japanese athletes cope with the expected heat. The JTU is working with Weathernews Inc.’s, a Connected Partner, Sports Weather Team […]

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Nielsen Announces Expansion of its Connected Partner Program

New York, NY: Today, Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced an expansion of its Connected Partner Program member roster, inducting three new companies into its partner ecosystem. The newest crop of partners are ChannelAdvisor, IndoorMedia (an RTUI company) and SimilarWeb, growing Nielsen’s Connected Partner community to approximately 50 active partners. With these additions, Nielsen’s Connected Partner Program […]

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Adidas keeping more shoppers off Amazon than Nike

Adidas is better than Nike at converting brand sales on its own platform, according to a report from digital market intelligence firm SimilarWeb, a Connected Partner, emailed to Retail Dive. From Jan. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, nike.com saw a conversion rate of 3.1%, while adidas.com saw one of 2.4%. See full article here […]

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Move Over Millennials: It’s Time To Discuss How To Win With Generation Z Moms

BabyCenter, the world’s #1 pregnancy and parenting web and mobile destination, and Collage Group, a Connected Partner and a leading insights and strategy company, released findings from their study, “Futurecasting Families: Early Insights into Generation Z & the Future of Parenting.” The two organizations compared the ideals and values of generation Z moms to millennial […]

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Planalytics: Weather shouldn’t be an excuse, but it can be a reason…

Evan Gold of Planalytics, a Connected Partner, discusses the impact severe weather throughout the U.S. is having on businesses and consumer behavior. See full article here >>

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RangeMe Supplier Spotlight: Coconut Cloud is on cloud nine after landing Publix

It’s said that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that is exactly what inspired Kerry Carlson to create her own brand. After searching far and wide for a delicious, dairy-free, dried creamer that fit into her on-the-go lifestyle, Carlson realized the product she was looking for didn’t exist — yet. So, she founded Coconut […]

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Healthy Fats & Oils Fuel Product Innovation

There’s no denying the fact that fats and oils make foods taste better, however, not all fats and oils are created equal. Read on to learn more about which products have experienced the greatest growth according to NEXT, a Connected Partner. See full article here >>

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