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Only the Institute can equip you and your team with the knowledge, the opportunities and the community of experts necessary to effectively advance your shopper marketing strategy.

Since 2003, our global association has been making it easy for brand manufacturers, retailers, agencies and all types of solution providers to understand what's happening in the shopper marketing universe. Learn more about how we've developed the most complete resource for news and information about the shopper marketing industry.

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From major trade shows to share groups and from conferences to webinars, Institute events attract all the right people from all the right places. Carefully vetted speakers deliver unrivaled content about the latest trends, insights and best practices to help shopper marketing professionals acquire actionable strategies for successful execution along the path to purchase.

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Because the Institute is at the center of the shopper marketing universe, it is able to provide valuable information for everyone from beginners to c-level including special reports, research and professional development training.

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The Institute is constantly extending thought leadership across the entire shopper marketing community via white papers, collaborative reports, article series and other industry publications.

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Walgreens expanded its "flagship store" concept in February with the opening of a Honolulu location. The store is located on Kapiolani Boulevard in the Ala Moana shopping district. It has a culturally inspired design, according to the retailer.

Unilever and Target ran a four-page FSI event in the Feb. 22 edition of News America Marketing's SmartSource. The event promised a $5 store gift card with purchase of four products (excluding new dry spray antiperspirants) from brands including Axe White Label, Vaseline, Dove, Pond's, St. Ives, Simple, Q-tips and Degree. It also dangled another $5 store card with purchase of $20 worth of hair care products from brands such as Tresemme, Suave, Nexxus, Clear and Dove.

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