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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These 5 companies led the way as Chicago tech raised $42M in June

Chicago tech kicked summer off by raising $42 million in fresh funding. This could be classified as a slow start to the summer. In June of 2017, the city’s tech companies pulled in $125 million in new funding. But funding is up after a slow May in which just $23.2 million was raised. Read on to […]

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How QSRs & Fast Casual Restaurants Must Capitalize on Consumer Trends, Tastes & Technology Now

Helping quick service restaurants (QSR) and Fast Casual dining establishments negotiate the ever changing landscape of diner preferences and technology, ShopAdvisor, Inc, a Connected Partner, a leading technology and mobile-proximity marketing company, today released a new white paper that explores the future of drive-to-location marketing and the opportunities available to restaurant owners and operators. See […]

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How natural retailers performed in 2017

Take a sneak peek at the 2018 Natural Foods Merchandiser Market Overview with a snapshot at how natural channel retailers performed in 2017 according to research conducted by New Hope Network, a Connected Partner. See full article here >>  

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Briefing – Investing in robotics and automation: Supporting ideas through crowdfunding platforms

If you’ve got some money to invest, you may have considered, or even participated in, a crowdfunding campaign. You wouldn’t be alone, of course, since literally billions of dollars have been raised in the past few years through such platforms. Along with Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Investopedia includes another crowdfunding platform called CircleUp, a Connected Partner, in its […]

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Vitamin Sales Hit Record Heights as Online and Brick and Mortar Sales Continue to Rise, TABS Analytics Report Reveals

Vitamin, mineral and nutritional supplement (VMS) sales grew by an estimated $500 million, or 3 percent, during the past year, driven by record increases at both online outlets and brick and mortar stores, according to the 11th Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements Study conducted by TABS Analytics, a Connected Partner. See full article here >>

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