Industry News


Retailers Nationwide Are Shying Away From Continuous Discounts Model

By: Bryan Reid Ever since the most current US recession coincided with the dominant rise of e-commerce and technology..

2015 OMA Special Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the OMA entries this year! The OMA floor in GlobalShop looks amazing. A special congratulations to ..

Research Throwback Thursday…2010

The following is an excerpt from, Return on Twitter, by Catherine Boera, VP & Director of Integrated Media Communicat..

POPAI, A.R.E Boards Agree to Pursue Merger

LAS VEGAS, NV (March 25, 2015) – The Boards of Directors of POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising Internationa..

[BREAKING] Kraft and Heinz Are Merging to Create Food Giant

By: Bryan Reid Monumental news broke this morning that US food giant Heinz is to merge with Kraft Foods Group, creati..

POPAI Announces 2015 Global Awards Winners at GlobalShop

During the largest retail tradeshow, POPAI announces the winners of the fifth annual Global Awards Winner to recognize th..

2014 Mass Merchant Shopper: Health Care Private Label vs. National Brands

Planning rates for the Health Care category are so highly brand-dependent and this should be considered when choosing the..

Henschel-Steinau to Unveil New Retail Lighting Solution at GlobaShop 2015

Henschel-Steinau, a POPAI member and retail marketing solutions provider, will introduce LumaNEXT™, a new and innov..

Facebook Makes Major Play in E-Commerce by Acquiring "TheFind"

By: Bryan Reid Global social media and tech powerhouse Facebook has made its first major acqui..

POPAI Welcomes Audio Authority as a New Member

POPAI members are not only brands and retailers, but also suppliers. One of our latest supplier members is Audio Authorit..

Google Unveils First Physical Storefront

By: Bryan Reid The whispers of search giant and tech powerhouse Google expanding into physical retail space have been..

Research Throwback Thursday…2007!

The following is the abstract from, Brand Portfolio Promotions, by Anocha Aribarg and Neeraj Arora, date..

2015 Compliance Initiative Study: Bridging the Gap Between Perception & Reality

The POPAI 2014 Compliance Initiative Study is complete and ready to share! With the help of Quri, a leading provider of retai..

Essentra Debuting Specialty Tape at GlobalShop

By: Bryan Reid Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) member, Essentra Specialty Tapes will showcase a n..

Shopper Insights: POPAI Mass Merchant Study Repricing

Are you looking for shopper insights? Whether you need category level data or a complete look at how the Mass M..

Health Care: The Effectiveness of In-Store Displays

Similar to other categories, Health Care products are about two times more likely to be purchased from a display in ..

Ideal Owners Share POP Industry Insights and Story in Chicago Tribune

By: Bryan Reid Long-time POPAI members Ideal, whose headquarters are located in Chicago, IL, have been in the busines..

Instagram’s New “Carousel Ad” Has the Potential to be an Ecommerce Gold Mine

By: Bryan Reid With more than 300 million users worldwide, the photo and video sharing mobile app Instagram has long ..

Health Care: Where the Purchase Decision Takes Place

Research, lists, and product experimentation Health Care purchases in Grocery and Mass Merchants are simil..

British Airways Tops the 20 Business Superbrands for 2015

By: Bryan Reid British Airways has nabbed the top spot from Visa in the annual “Top 20 Business Superbrands&rdq..

What Do Retail Wage Hikes Mean For Consumers?

By: Bryan Reid When news first broke last week that Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, would raise its min..

Carbonated Beverages: Private Label vs. National Brands

In the Carbonated Beverages (CB) category, there are higher impulse rates of National Brand purchases. In both Grocery an..

Instacart Aim To Become Retailers “Best-Friend”

By: Bryan Reid The evolution of e-commerce has a long history of challenging the relationship between consumers and t..

Samsung Enters Mobile Wallet by Acquiring LoopPay

By: Bryan Reid Samsung is posed to make a move in the promising mobile wallet market after launches of Apple Pay and..

#TBT POPAI White Paper: The Case for Digital Signage, An Interview with Black Box

Black Box has been a world leader in comprehensive communications and data infrastructure solutions for more than 30 year..