1. Technology & Innovation
Contactless grocery store Nourish + Bloom Market opened to the public Friday in Trilith’s Town Centre retail district in Atlanta. Husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Jamie and Jilea Hemmings started the grocery store and bistro to offer over 1,000 locally sourced, healthy food products, including produce, meats, baked goods, dairy and prepared meals. The Hemmings began their startup […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Autonomous grocery store Nourish + Bloom Market has opened to the public in Fayetteville, Georgia, USA. Nourish + Bloom Market is the first store of its kind with robotic delivery in the United States and the first African American owned autonomous grocery location in the world. Husband and wife entrepreneurs Jamie and Jilea Hemmings started […]
  1. Department & Category
A new app from the Co-op which allows shoppers to identify where reduced items are on the shelves in-store has been deemed a success in its first year. The service,… The post Co-op app highlighting reduced food in stores hailed a “success” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Corporate Strategy
The founder and former CEO of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Chris Sherrel, has joined with other grocery industry veterans to found Ascend Grocery LLC. Ascend has acquired 33 Save A Lot locations in the Orlando, FL, area. “By combining the brand’s great quality and low prices with our understanding of how to provide superior customer […]
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This past week in New York City, National Retail Federation hosted its annual BIG Show. Recognized and respected as the largest conference and expo in the world supporting the retail industry, I was both excited and proud to return to the NRF show floors for the first time since the global pandemic.   And, while […]
  1. Channel: Club
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 285 is a deep dive into the data from 2021 and holiday 2021. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? The US Dept of Commerce December Advanced Retail Sales Data is […]
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1. What’s my starting point? 2. How can I get prepared? 3. Can Superbadge Super Sets help me? 4. What’s my time commitment? 5. How do I ace the exam? 6. Are there more resources? Salesforce Administrators are the productivity champions who keep their company’s instances of Salesforce running at peak efficiency. They help ensure […]
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PALM BEACH, Fla. – On January 23-25, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will welcome NACDS regional chain and associate members to Palm Beach, Fla., for the 2022 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. “NACDS is thrilled to welcome back NACDS chain and associate members to in-person meetings,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson. “The great strength of […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Following nearly four years in the prototype phase, Cana Technology is unveiling what it calls the “world’s first molecular beverage printer” after securing $30 million in funding from venture foundry The Production Board. If you’re wondering exactly what this might be, it’s basically a SodaStream meets a computer printer. The smart connected device is about […]
  1. Department: Food
Grocery delivery startup Calii is carving out a piece of Latin America’s $1 trillion groceries and food delivery market with its approach to cut inefficiencies in the food supply chain so it can bring produce and thousands of other grocery items to customers’ doorsteps in less than two hours. Calii app To continue on that […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has hired Tom Ward to head up its e-commerce division following the departure of Casey Carl. The latter leaves at the end of February. In a company memo seen by The Wall Street Journal, Walmart did not share a reason for the departure or Carl’s future plans. As Senior Vice President of Last Mile Delivery, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Plant-based foods are likely to be a £1bn-a-year market by 2026, according to a big manufacturer. Pilgrim’s Food Masters, which owns brands including Richmond and Fridge Raiders, said it is expecting a 74% increase in the category in the next four years. This would take the UK  market, currently measured at £572m by data firm […]
  1. Department & Category
Geek Bar is making its flavour range available in a zero-nicotine disposable vape for the first time. The latest addition, which will be available to specialist vape retail outlets and convenience stores, will include 575 puffs and uses the same battery technology already used by Geek Bar. Launching this month, zero-nicotine Geek Bar disposable vapes […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Clipper Teas is launching a marketing campaign that will encourage consumers to “Make it Better” and not settle for the mediocre, especially when it comes to tea. The campaign “will act as a call to action for consumers to make tea the best way – by making a cup that’s bursting with flavour, uses the […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Sean McGinnis arrived at Kuru Footwear, a direct-to-consumer brand, in 2020 as chief marketing officer. One year later, he’s president of the company, and sales are booming. The post Paid Search Drives Kuru Footwear to 2021 Success appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Trends & External Forces
From the Seattle Times: “PCC Community Markets formally opened its new location in downtown Seattle Wednesday morning – and the ceremony, which drew business leaders and elected officials, a heavy media presence and a well-heeled crowd stretching down Fourth Avenue, often felt less like a ribbon-cutting than a rescue operation. “Located on the ground floor […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Axios has a story suggesting that “for years to come, companies are going to need new creativity and flexibility to attract employees … Companies need to give workers a reason to want to work for them beyond a paycheck.” Chris Floyd, a restaurant-industry recruiter in the D.C. area, tells Axios:  “If you treat people with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
A gap in my cultural knowledge, I must admit, has been that I had never seen an episode of “Succession” on HBO.  (I also never have seen an episode of “Game of Thrones,” “White Lotus,” or “Better Call Saul,” and only one season of “Breaking Bad.”  I can’t watch everything … though I must admit […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug company launched an online pharmacy on Wednesday with 100 generic drugs covering a wide variety of medical conditions. The company owned by the celebrity billionaire plans to complete construction on its own pharmaceutical factory this year in an effort to deliver prescription drugs at lower costs to consumers.
  1. Shopper & Customer
What is market segmentation? Market segmentation, also known as audience segmentation, means splitting potential customers into meaningful groups based on their characteristics, wants, and behaviors. Once you’ve got these segmentations, you can tailor your marketing messages to speak more directly to your varied customer base.  It’s the 101 playbook on speaking to the right people […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Partech Shaker, the innovation division of the Paris-based VC firm Partech, has launched an accelerator program christened Chapter54 to help European startups launch in African markets. The accelerator will take in 10 technology startups annually over the next four years for the Chapter54 program, which will last up to eight months. Application for the inaugural […]

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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]