1. Shopper & Customer
Champs Sports, a subsidiary of Foot Locker, has unveiled a new brand positioning — “Sport For Life” — to mark “a new era” for the brand and celebrate the connection between sports and everyday life. Inspired by consumer insights, the Sport For Life brand platform aims to capture the resilience, determination and camaraderie that sports […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  In the dynamic world of multi-unit, multi-brand restaurant operations, growth often presents a unique set of challenges. While operating diverse brands under one umbrella can diversify risk and tap into various market segments, it also introduces complexities that can stymie growth. Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru®, at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® wants to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Walgreens Advertising Group (WAG) is making good use of one of its most valuable assets: a treasure trove of first-party data from the broader organization. As the official retail media network for the drugstore chain, WAG makes all decisions, and designs its core offerings, based on customer insights. “Everything we do really starts with insights,” […]
  1. Department & Category
Whole Foods Market has announced a nationwide partnership with Too Good To Go, a marketplace dedicated to finding distribution channels for surplus food. Whole Foods customers can now purchase “surprise bags” of surplus food items from more than 450 stores across the U.S. through the Too Good to Go app. The partnership will help Whole […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  Ah, breakfast—the most important meal of the day, they say. Yet, for many breakfast chains, it seems to have become a challenging arena to dominate. As the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, I’m here to take you on a journey through the evolution, challenges, and future prospects of breakfast chains. Let’s […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Falling food prices contributed to overall inflation remaining at an annual figure of 2%, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures out today. Food and non-alcoholic drinks inflation fell year on year from 1.7% in May to 1.5% in June, said the ONS. Alcohol… This story continues at Falling food inflation helps UK keep […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As a female-founded womenswear brand, M.M.LaFleur knew its target audience was changing. Following COVID lockdowns and the massive shift toward remote and hybrid work scenarios, the brand’s founder and leadership team realized they had to evolve its product set and marketing positioning in order to maintain relevance. Sarah LaFleur started the brand in 2013 to […]
  1. Retailer Media
This episode was recorded at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with a live audience. The CPG Guys were joined by Ryan Mayward, SVP of Sales at Walmart Connect and Jacquelyn Baker, CEO of Omnicom Commerce Group, part of the Flywheel Commerce Network. Follow Ryan Mayward on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-mayward-b67458/Follow Walmart Connect online at: […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
If you’re launching a new retail product, working with distributors can be a great way to get it into the hands of your target market. distributors are companies that specialize in getting products from manufacturers to retailers. They typically have established relationships with retailers and can help you reach a larger number of potential customers. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Diageo-owned, Guinness, is launching an exclusive digital-first promotional platform, Lovely Drops, celebrating summer with prizes dropping every day until 1st August 2024. From festival tickets to limited edition Kathi-Burke and Guinness-branded merchandise, the campaign will tap into culturally-relevant trends. It’s not just shoppers who will… This story continues at Guinness launches competition for retailers and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott has joined Shopify’s board of directors. Shopify President Harley Finkelstein, said: “Kevin is a titan of innovation. His fingerprints are all over the best teams in tech and some of the best products. He’s a leader in emerging tech and the future of AI.” “He is a natural fit to help […]
  1. Department: Beverage
ARLINGTON, Va. – States that let grocery stores sell wine can boost their sales tax revenues and make consumers happy without causing significant harm to liquor stores, according to a new study from FMI, the Food Industry Association. The report looked at what happened when Tennessee in 2016 began allowing wine sales in grocery stores. […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON – Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows modest retail sales gains in June despite an uneven pace of spending in recent months, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “The path of household spending remains difficult to read,” Kleinhenz said. “Spending has been uneven but remains in good condition notwithstanding the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
NEW YORK — The first Whole Foods Market Daily Shop location is set to open on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, at 1175 Third Avenue, this fall. The company also announced today the second future location for the Whole Foods Market Daily Shop format, at 301 West 50th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. An additional New […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is launching Nice! For You, a new tier of its popular owned grocery brand, Nice!, to help customers find food choices that help support their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Nice! launched in 2011 and offers a range of everyday food and beverage products at an incredible value. While all Nice! products meet national brand […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Acosta Group announced today that it has completed its strategic acquisition of CROSSMARK, including its headquarter sales agency and retail solutions businesses, and Product Connections, a specialized marketing services business, from WIS International. This latest milestone in Acosta Group’s ongoing transformation reinforces its position as the premier growth engine for brands – […]
  1. Data & Insights
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its interim report on pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The report’s unsubtle subtitle revealed how the agency views PBMs: The Powerful Middlemen Inflating Drug Costs and Squeezing Main Street Pharmacies. ICYMI, the FTC’s report relied extensively on the Drug Channels Institute’s (DCI’s) 2024 Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
​[[{“value”:” Dive Brief The kids apparel and accessories revamp is the latest in the department store’s owned-brand overhaul. Published July 16, 2024 Macy’s plans to refresh its private label portfolio by 2025. Daphne Howland/Retail Dive “}]] 

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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]