SINS App Review: Microsoft Photosynth

If you work in the CPG industry you have most likely been faced with this frustrating issue. You are standing is a narrow aisle trying to take a photo of a 24 foot plan-o-gram and it is impossible to get one nice consistent photo of the whole section – until now. If you have an
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SINS Overheard: Bread Now “Unsustainable”

“Bread has sustained much of the world’s population for over 30,000 years but according to University of Guelph professor Bruce McAdams the production of bread is environmentally “unsustainable”.  The carbon footprint of bread ranges from 977 grams to 1,244 grams of carbon dioxide per 800-gram loaf.  This means that the carbon emissions outweigh the actual
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The Future Of Retailer-Supplier Data Sharing

The big news out of the US this week is the announcement that Walmart will start sharing scan data with AC Nielsen for the first time in a very long time. According to an article in Retailing Today, the deal between Nielsen and Walmart, was negotiated by Cindy Davis – Walmart’s EVP of Global Customer
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Safeway Takes A Page Out Of Air Canada’s Book

Safeway is quietly rolling out its Safeway Club Elite program to reward its most valuable shoppers, which are defined as those who spent more than $125 per week over the past six months at Safeway. According to a recent news article, members of Safeway Club Elite get extra perks over and above regular Safeway Club
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SINS CPG / Retail Newsletter Top 10 Stories Of Q2

It’s always fun to look back at the end of a quarter and see what stories captured our attention over the past three months. Just in case you missed them: Canada’s Retail Execs Have A Tidy Payday Ten US Grocery Retailers You Don’t Know But Should Leadership Secrets Of Loblaw’s Invisible Man SDMs Confusing Private
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SINS Market Visit Report: Walmart Small Store Formats

Walmart Canada has announced it will start rolling out a smaller format store called “Urban 90” designed to be build on about half the land of a traditional Walmart Canada location. What will Urban 90 look like? We don’t really know at this point but our thought is that it will take a lot of
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