Data Driven Experiences for Bricks + Clicks Amazon Just Turned Up the Heat on All Retailers to Embrace Ecommerce With its proven tech infrastructure and scale, Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods adds a highly valuable, much needed pile of bricks to Amazon’s brick+click equation, combining their industry leading customer & marketplace intelligence with a scaled distribution footprint and built-in consumer base for grocery. This move signals that it’s time for conventional retail to get serious about technological innovation, e-commerce, and consumer experience. For conventional grocers, Amazon has just made your 3 year e-commerce and innovation strategy obsolete. Image via: My Private Brand mypbrand.com
Disruptive Innovation: Welcome to a New Game I recently ordered an automatic fish feeder for the twenty five fish that are part of my aquaponics system that’s sustainably producing salad and tomatoes for my small family of three. I hopped on Amazon.com and instantly filtered out all the automatic feeders that had less than 4 stars, then filtered to only those that can deliver to France (where I currently live). I then started diving into some of the products that looked good, and explored the product attributes - I had never bought an automatic feeder before, and so I was simultaneously educating myself on what was important and what the different brands stood for. This lead me to me filtering out a variety of brands that I had no interest in (the low cost ones), and then finally making a decision. Just two days later, it showed up at my door.
As title partner of The Big Natural, Label Insight will highlight the importance of transparency in the natural products industry. The Label Insight team is proud to continue our support for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry as the Title Partner of The Big Natural. Label Insight’s leadership team will participate in several sessions at the event, taking place June 7-9 at The LINQ in Las Vegas. As the Natural Product Association’s inaugural event, The Big Natural will offer industry-driven educational sessions and workshops, bringing together industry leaders and innovators to educate, empower and drive the industry forward.
With the launch of Label Insight’s Open Data Initiative in late January, academic researchers and nonprofit organizations gained access to Label Insight’s product data in order to advance critical research topics that affect today's increasingly health conscious food shoppers. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
In the past few weeks, I've been in Hong Kong, London, and Chicago and have started to notice the radical change in breakfast buffets. In place of cereal, I now see chai+blueberry smoothies. On room service menus, traditional iceberg lettuce salads have been replaced with kale salads and quinoa power-bowls.
This is an exciting week for Label Insight, as we welcome our 99th and 100th employees to the team! Label Insight Co-Founder, Dagan Xavier, addresses the company.
With the launch of Label Insight’s Open Data Initiative in late January, academic researchers and nonprofit organizations gained access to Label Insight’s product data in order to advance critical research topics that affect today's increasingly health conscious food shoppers.
Label Insight sent seven team members to Anaheim, California for the Natural Product Expo. This years “Expo West” was the largest in the history of Natural Products Expos. There were over 80,000 attendees and 3,100 exhibitors. Our job was to collect images of all the products at expo in order for Label Insight to collect data and provide attributes to our client. Being a very tall order, we hired 55 people from the Southern California area to be what we call “TrendSpotters” to help us with collection.
Healthy Food America, a nonprofit institution that drives change in policy and industry practice to ensure equal and easy access to nutritious food, held a working group in December of last year with 13 different public and private institutions (FDA- CFSAN, USDA - CNPP, Ohio State, UNC to name a few). The focus of the symposium was to discuss efforts to improve the quality and timeliness of added sugars data in the US.
The Food Marketing Institute's 2017 Midwinter Executive Conference brought over 1,000 of the industry’s key decision-makers together. Retailers, wholesalers, independent operators, suppliers and manufacturers spent time immersing themselves in education programs and strategic executive exchanges to discuss and understand what is required to grow their business in today’s rapidly changing food retail environment. As a first timer to the event, I thought I’d share my perspective for a few of the key themes I heard throughout the four days.