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Data & analytics

Facing up: Choice reveals retailers scanning customer ‘faceprints’ on entry

Facing up: Choice reveals retailers scanning customer ‘faceprints’ on entry

Major Australian retailers use ‘invasive’ technologies to capture customers’ sensitive biometric data according to consumer rights group Choice. Among the 25 retailers surveyed, Kmart, The Good Guys and Bun...
Navigating data deprecation
Navigating data deprecation
Meet the Australian smart farm that made a statement at COP26
A new twist on privacy: planning for a post-cookie world
Craft brewer Bright Brewery adopts ideal ERP solution

Data & analytics Archives

Revealed: The science behind Aldi’s Special Buys strategy

The incredible popularity of these promotions is no accident. They tap into powerful desires that can make a simple purc...

Opinion: How Aussie brands have shown disruptors how to adapt in a pandemic

Australian consumers say established brands such as Coles, Woolies, Bunnings and Officeworks have proven more responsive...
Inside Retail & U Group

U Ask brings industry-standard research capacity to small FMCG players

Businesses conducting consumer research inevitably bump against corners of the market that are hard to reach. Taking a b...

Fresh food labelling: The new frontier for grocers

Bringing detailed nutritional labelling to raw foods like meat is the new frontier for the food sector.

Why pharmacies are tapping into personalisation

Apps and other digital approaches can benefit both pharmacy consumers and retailers.
Inside Retail & MetraWeather

How accurate weather predictions can boost retailer’s profits

MetraWeather provides businesses with evidence-based information for decision making on staffing, stock levels, energy c...

Opinion: Do we need smarter big box stores?

When done well, technology can make shopping experiences better, but when it comes to large-format stores that are known...

Kerry to build Queensland innovation centre

Kerry’s new development centre will bring an end-to-end food innovation cycle under one roof, reducing time to market fo...

Coles embraces AI for fresh produce management

This move from Coles is just the latest example of Australia’s grocery behemoths embracing a new, tech-enabled future of...

Woolworths takes controlling stake in data analytics firm for $223 million

The company said on Tuesday it will increase its shareholding in Quantium for A$223 million ($173.25 million).

Innovation, not price, will drive grocery giants’ growth, says IbisWorld

According to IbisWorld, online innovation will be the key point for grocery players to expand its market share.

Driven by data: The untapped digital advertising opportunity in grocery

Promotional expenditure accounts for a sizeable 20 per cent of costs in the grocery value chain.

Artisanal turn: the rise of cold brew and nitro coffees

Coffee has been the saving glory for many during the long months in lockdown and has served as the ultimate survival met...

Beyond the meat: What’s driving the next plant-based foods boom

To say plant-based foods are having a moment is an understatement. Green is now mainstream. What was once a niche diet f...

Specialised CRM platform for field teams

Managing a mobile field team can be a tricky business.