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Former Unilever executive Drogue joins TABS Analytics board

Former Unilever executive Drogue joins TABS Analytics board

Shelton, Conn. — TABS Analytics announced Monday that Arthur Drogue, who held executive roles at Unilever, Best Foods, Nabisco and other major Consumer Packaged Goods companies, has joined TABS’s board of directors. “We are pleased to welcome Art to the TABS board,” said Kurt Jetta, executive chairman and founder of TABS Analytics. “Art’s background, experience

Online vitamin sales supplements plateau, according to latest TABS analytics study

Online vitamin sales supplements plateau, according to latest TABS analytics study

SHELTON, Conn. – Mass market brick and mortar stores, like Walmart and Target, and eCommerce retailers have seen the most success in attracting buyers of vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements (VMS), according the TABS Analytics 12th Annual Vitamin Study. However, after more than doubling in the past decade, overall online penetration has plateaued at about 17%.

TABS Analytics enters joint venture with CPGToolBox

TABS Analytics enters joint venture with CPGToolBox

SHELTON, Conn. – TABS Analytics Thursday announced that it is collaborating with CPGToolBox to deliver an integrated trade promotion and optimization solution for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers. The joint venture brings together the two organizations’ best-in-class solutions to forecast, plan, settle and analyze promotions, and then conduct a rigorous analytical overview of the optimal

TABS Analytics buys CPG data specialist Pivotstream

TABS Analytics buys CPG data specialist Pivotstream

SHELTON, Conn. — TABS Analytics has acquired Pivotstream Inc., a Seattle-based global data analytics firm. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. In announcing the deal this week, TABS said the Pivotstream platform will be a core component of its service offerings going forward. A cloud-based business intelligence firm specializing in the CPG space, Pivotstream has

Four reasons value brands belong in your store

Four reasons value brands belong in your store

For many drug store executives, the conventional wisdom is that their customers simply don’t buy value brands — such as Suave and VO5 shampoo, or Aim and Pepsodent toothpaste. When looking closer at their stores’ offerings, the truth is that the executives’ beliefs are a self-fulfilling prophecy. Customers in these drug stores are less likely

Income distribution impacts CPG sales growth

Income distribution impacts CPG sales growth

This is a subject that will inevitably scrape a political nerve or two, but it is vital for all consumer packaged goods (CPG) practitioners and suppliers to understand this basic premise: The disproportionate gains in income by the highest-income groups is the primary reason why CPG sales growth is lagging GDP growth for the past

Walmart tops among retailers in personal care share

SHELTON, Conn. — Walmart has the largest retail share in the $40 billion personal care market, but CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens are leading the way in driving deals for consumers, according to TABS Analytics. Walmart holds a 19.4% share of personal care purchases, followed by traditional supermarkets (such as Kroger Co. and Publix Super Markets

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care

SHELTON, Conn. — Walmart holds the largest share of the personal care market among all retailers, according to TABS Analytics. Meanwhile, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have helped make rewards programs consumers’ preferred vehicle for getting deals on personal care items, the 2017 TABS Personal Care Study found. In the $40 billion personal care market, Walmart has

TABS’ Kurt Jetta talks online grocery with CBS

TABS’ Kurt Jetta talks online grocery with CBS

These days, supermarkets are under attack from a host of retail competitors looking to up their ante in the grocery business, including mass merchants, warehouse clubs, chain drug stores, dollar stores and convenience stores, among others. One emerging competitor that’s been drawing more attention lately are online grocery services, which offer the benefits of being

TABS Analytics webinar to dissect beauty market

TABS Analytics webinar to dissect beauty market

SHELTON, Conn. — TABS Analytics next week plans to release the results of its third annual TABS Analytics Beauty Study, shedding some light on the ever-changing buying habits of consumers in a core mass retail market. Surveying 1,000 women ages 18 to 75 in October, the study looks at what types of beauty products shopper are

Analysis: Just how big is the VMS market?

Analysis: Just how big is the VMS market?

SHELTON, Conn. — There has been a long-standing debate over the size of the vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS) category. We started our Vitamin Study in 2005 with a simple goal: to get a more accurate measurement of the category size. With our 2016 study, we offered a broader and more robust set of data

Online grocery shopping: Cutting the mustard?

Online grocery shopping: Cutting the mustard?

Maybe there’s some stuff that people just don’t really want to buy online. That’s one of the undercurrents to the the TABS Analytics Fourth Annual Food and Beverage Study, which concluded that online grocery shopping hasn’t caught on. In TABS survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers ages 18 to 75, only 4.5% of respondents said they

Ten ways CPG makers are shooting themselves in the foot

Ten ways CPG makers are shooting themselves in the foot

Much has been written about the historic sluggishness of the consumer packaged goods industry. Since 2013 CPG industry sales growth has been below 2%, and that growth has been entirely driven by pricing. In response, we see companies merging, brands being sold and jobs being lost. The pundits in our industry sit on the sideline

Loyalty card programs could use some fixin’

Loyalty card programs could use some fixin’

Many retailer loyalty card programs don’t work because they’re “consumer unfriendly,” says Kurt Jetta, founder and CEO of TABS Analytics. In a blog post yesterday, Jetta spotlights several problems with current loyalty programs, namely the following: the offers are confusing, consumers have to jump through too many hoops to get the deal, shoppers often must