1. RetailWit QuickWit
It’s time for a Friday evening QuickWit, short and sweet. Interesting news on the CVS and Microsoft partnership, as we have seen Microsoft successfully partner with other retailers already (i.e. Kroger with KPM). Additionally, Ahold seems to be on the upswing as Food Lion added a significant number of new stores this year. Happy weekend […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB are joined in this episode by Rana Saha – Global Head – Consumer Goods and Retail Leader, Sales and Commercial Practice and Tom McGuire – Consumer Goods and Retail Leader, Sales and Commercial Practice at Genpact, a global professional services firm that makes business transformation real. We drive digital-led […]
  1. Department: Beverage
  At the intersection of being time-starved and lacking the skill-set to cook a holiday meal from scratch, The Honey Baked Ham Company has a great set of solutions for anyone that is looking for a great holiday meal any time this holiday season according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Walgreens Boots Alliance chief executive Roz Brewer said the company’s emphasis on primary and post-acute services is intended to keep its customers healthy and out of the healthcare system. Walgreens owns 63 percent of the VillageMD primary care clinic business and has a controlling stake in CareCentrix, a home care company.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Asda is trialling new technology which will make it easier for blind customers to navigate through its Stevenage store, in partnership with smartphone app GoodMaps. The service will integrate the… The post Asda trials new map technology for visually impaired customers in partnership with GoodMaps appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Balenciaga has created a metaverse division, shattering the perception that luxury brands lagging behind the rest of the fashion industry. The company announced this week it had created a separate… The post Balenciaga to enter metaverse appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Grocery
BoiseDev reports that Albertsons is working with self-driving vehicle company Waymo to test “autonomous grocery delivery early next year in San Francisco, involving Albertsons’ Safeway stores.  A single store test will be followed by a broader rollout in the market, the story says. Some context from the story: “It’s the latest project for Albertsons, with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Unregulated buy now pay later (BNPL) products can carry unintended consequences that consumers are often unaware of, according to research from Barclays. 2,000 Brits, who have previously used BNPL services, were surveyed for this. 39% admited they lack a full understanding of how the products work. And with 35% stating they’re more likely to use […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Target will open stores at 7 a.m. and close them at midnight beginning on Sunday and running through Dec. 23. Mark Schindele, chief stores officer at Target, said the retailer is making the move as part of its plans to make it “as easy as possible for guests to get all their holiday needs, on […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Each year in the United States, 383,000 people are treated for sudden cardiac arrest. Thanks to quick work from the Retail Business Services’ – the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA – Safety team, over 300 Stop & Shop stores are now better prepared to deal with such emergencies with newly
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen, after yesterday’s release of Q3 results, said that he believes that cook-and-eat-at-home habits created during the pandemic are sticking. “An awful lot of customers learned how to cook and they really enjoy it,” he told CNBC.  “What they’re telling us is they like to eat healthy and they feel like they […]
  1. Channel: Drug
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health and Microsoft Corp. have launched a new strategic alliance focused on developing innovative solutions to help consumers improve their health, while empowering over 300,000 CVS Health employees including frontline workers with tools to better serve more than 100 million people. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations in every industry […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The pandemic has upended the fitness industry. Having no access to public gyms, millions of folks turned to at-home workouts. According to Matt Reynolds, the founder of Barbell Logic, an online strength coaching company, the shift is permanent. The post Barbell Logic Rides Shift to Online Fitness appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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  1. RetailWit QuickWit
It’s time for a Friday evening QuickWit, short and sweet. Interesting news on the CVS and Microsoft partnership, as we have seen Microsoft successfully partner with other retailers already (i.e. Kroger with KPM). Additionally, Ahold seems to be on the upswing as Food Lion added a significant number of new stores this year. Happy weekend […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Kroger beats earnings estimates with a great Q3 Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen said on the investor call that new cooking skills, bigger holiday gatherings are lifting grocery sales. Identical sales (exc fuel) increased 3.1% (+14% on a two-year stack) The two-year stack for digital sales increased 103%. Sales were $31.9 billion in the third quarter, […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Ahold Delhaize unveils growth plan The plan is expected to generate an incremental $11B in sales by 2025. It consists of four components: (1) “…developing deeper digital relationships”, (2) “accelerating… omnichannel transformation”, (3) “leading the transformation into a healthy and sustainable food system”, and (4) “leveraging the company’s portfolio to create the ultimate ecosystem for […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  2. Holiday & Events
Vaccinations have made in-store shopping possible and even fun, but this holiday season remains complicated. Black Friday — it’s complicated. Perhaps above all, the pandemic isn’t over (and unfortunately could be entering another worrisome phase, according to a report from the World Health Organization over the Thanksgiving weekend). Throughout 2021, retailers and consumers have continued to grapple with […]

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