Special Report: Retail Marketing

Who's Fighting for Retail Dollars and Winning

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Private Label Winning Battle of Brands

Marketers Face Moment of Truth As Retailers' Lines Soar to Historic Sales High

BATAVIA, Ohio (AdAge.com) -- Package-goods brands face their greatest crisis and strongest threat from private label since at least the early 1990s. And that's the good news.


What Is Shopper Marketing Anyway?

K-C, MediaVest Among Those That Define It as a Legitimate Brand Builder

BATAVIA, Ohio (AdAge.com) -- When Nielsen put its shopper-marketing measurement system Prism on indefinite hiatus last month, it raised a scary question, considering the medium's double-digit growth rates and the number of agencies and resources that have sprung up to support it: Just what is shopper marketing, anyway?

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How the Recession Is Changing Consumer Spending

Shoppers Are Using Cash Instead of Credit and Cutting Back Across Categories

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- This new economic environment is shaping spending patterns in ways we've never seen before. So what's a marketer to do? Get to know the recession shopper.

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Taking Stock of Successes and Stumbles

The Keys to Winning at Retail: Spend, Target and Emphasize Value

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- With the economy in a tailspin, the retailers that are flourishing -- and floundering -- may surprise you.

Why Retailers Need to Get Back to Basics

To Ensure Survival, Trade Trends for Tried-and-True Fundamentals

Businesses in all sectors are struggling in today's tough economic climate. The retail industry looks particularly grim. AlixPartners, a Michigan turnaround-consulting firm, estimates that more than a quarter of all large retailers are at significant risk of filing for bankruptcy or facing financial distress.

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