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The associate experience is a top-of-mind topic for today’s retailers. The frontline is the part of your team that customers interact with the most, so enabling them to handle their jobs in an enjoyable and efficient manner pays off by helping them create great experiences. The Home Depot is achieving these goals through Sidekick, an […]
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The RETHINK Retail team ventured to NYC from January 14-17th for NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with attendees from our Top Retail Influencer community and learn about their event experience. #TRI members–Ian Scott, Martin Newman, Melissa Gonzalez, Melissa Minkow, Nikki Baird, Ron Thurston, Stewart Samual, and Thomas […]
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The Home Depot is making technology investments to enhance an interconnected shopping journey for its customers. While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Muzammil Akram, vice president of technology and store systems at The Home Depot, to learn more about the tools the home improvement retailer […]
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The NRF Big Show, held in NYC Jan. 15-17, did more than bring together 35,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors. The event also gives us business editors the chance to suss out the major trends that retail decision-makers will be grappling with in 2023. Here’s our take on just a few of the key […]
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  Bojangles new brand messaging with a real kick! In an effort to drive brand awareness, brand relevance, and internet buzz all with edifying the Bojanglesbrand with some new electricity, according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. So, that’s why Bojangles and Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB) have partnered to brew […]
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Responding to last week’s In Conversation piece with David Friedler, president and managing partner of Simpactful, about the current state of vendor fees and deductions, one MNB reader wrote: Congratulations for having this conversation about vendor fees and deductions.  Over the years, I felt that you were ALWAYS siding with the trade because you never […]
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Home Depot has released a new short documentary entitled “Hope Builds,” which details the impact of three major natural disasters – Hurricane Andrew in 1992, a tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri in 2011, and a California wildfire in 2018 – on communities, and how the retailer enabled both disaster preparedness and recovery efforts. KC’s […]
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Everyone in the retail industry knows January means two things: lots of holiday returns and the venerable NRF Big Show, running Jan. 15-17, 2023 and featuring more than 950 exhibitors and 100 educational sessions. High-profile speakers for the event at New York City’s Javits Center include Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor and writer Kal Penn […]
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Walmart’s burgeoning slate of white-label retail tech will be made more widely available via a new partnership with Salesforce. Retailers will now be able to plug into Walmart Commerce Technologies’ Store Assist local fulfillment services and the Walmart GoLocal delivery solution through the Salesforce AppExchange. The new partnership is part of a growing push by […]
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Home Depot is updating its pay policy after receiving complaints that it was costing hourly workers wages. “Our policy has been to round total shift time up or down to the nearest 15 minutes … we’re changing our practice nationwide to pay hourly associates to the nearest minute,” a company spokesperson said.
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Microsoft is gearing up to take a bigger piece of the growing retail media pie with the debut of a suite of new capabilities through its PromoteIQ marketing platform, which the company acquired in 2019. Among the new offerings are the debut of the Microsoft Retail Advertising Network, which will allow retailers to pull from […]
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As we were roaming the halls of CES in Las Vegas, one product category stood out across the board; there’s a lot of focus on portable (and less portable) power storage. These are more than your average charge-your-phone-once-or-twice battery packs, ranging from simple small power packs, to sophisticated power stations that can connect to portable […]
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The Home Depot has added three new tiers to its Pro Xtra loyalty program as it seeks to gain a larger share of the $450 billion home building professionals’ market. New perks include an Elite Support Line for prioritized exclusive assistance for business needs and account management services with personalized purchase support from Home Depot […]
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Walmart’s annual Open Call sourcing event is an initiative that supports Walmart’s investment in products made, grown, or assembled in the U.S. and gives thousands of American suppliers the opportunity to submit their products directly to their team of merchants. For the fourth year in a row, RangeMe and ECRM have streamlined Walmart’s Open Call […]
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Under Armour said Wednesday that it has hired Marriott International President Stephanie Linnartz to be its next CEO, capping off a seven-month hunt for a new boss that the company hopes will grow its digital business. Linnartz, who has been with Marriott since 1997, was one of 60 candidates considered for the role. While athletic apparel […]
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Under Armour has appointed Marriott International President Stephanie Linnartz as its President, CEO and member of its board of directors following a search that began in May 2022. Linnartz will officially join the athletic performance brand on Feb. 27, 2023, succeeding Patrik Frisk, the former President, CEO and member of the board of directors who […]
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The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Abi Subramanian, Vice President of Lowe’s One Roof Media Network, a robust portfolio of omnichannel advertising services powered by Lowe’s customer data, real-time shopping trends, and proven marketing expertise. Follow Abi Subramanian on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abishake/ Follow Lowe’s  on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lowe’s-home-improvement/ Follow […]
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Lowe’s has unveiled a new solution, developed in its Innovation Labs division, designed to combat retail theft in way that is invisible to customers through the use of RFID chips and the blockchain. Called Project Unlock, the new technology combines low-cost RFID chips and IoT sensors to activate power tools at the point of purchase […]
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It’s hard to turn a profit in ecommerce, and for a long time that didn’t matter. But as ecommerce has become a more prominent contributor to retailers’ bottom lines, and the cost of doing business online gets more expensive (think rising shipping costs and increasing returns), the mere existence of an ecommerce operation is no […]
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Consumers pulled back on spending in November, failing to keep up with even a muted level of inflation for the month, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Retail sales for the month declined 0.6 percent, even worse than the Dow Jones estimate for a 0.3 percent drop. Measures that exclude autos and both autos and gas sales both […]
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Key takeaways Almost 1-in-4 shoppers spent the most at Amazon during Cyber-5 Home goods and furnishings retailers lost top wallet share lapping difficult pandemic comps Dollar stores and warehouse clubs gained top wallet share as consumers traded down on inflation Earnest Analytics First Choice Retailer Methodology The Earnest First Choice Retailer Rankings are based on […]
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E-commerce sales rose steadily the first half of 2022, with sales increasing 2.7 percent between Q1 and Q2. But even with the coming holiday sales surge, that trend might not continue. In fact, some reports predict that the number of online orders this holiday season will be down 5 percent compared to 2021. Why? And […]
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There are a growing number of retailers competing for their share of available advertising dollars, and a big player in retail media has just upped the ante. The recent Kroger-Albertsons merger announcement sent shock waves through the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries, with the move cornering approximately 19% of the U.S. grocery market. […]
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NEW YORK — Consumers embraced the opportunity to return to physical stores on Black Friday to participate with family and friends in “the sport of shopping,” according to Coresight Research’s annual tour of malls, outlets, super-regional centers, downtown locations and neighborhood centers in the United States and Canada. Going to malls, in particular, was an […]
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Lowe’s has converted eight of its regions, covering more than half its nearly 1,800 U.S. stores, to distribution center-based fulfillment of large items like riding mowers, grills and furniture. CEO Marvin Ellison, speaking during a recent conference call discussing the home improvement retailer’s Q3 financial results, revealed that Lowe’s is on track to change over […]
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The other day we took note of an Associated Press report that “a coalition of consumer groups is asking grocery chains to rethink their digital-only coupons, saying the deals discriminate against people who don’t have smartphones or reliable internet access.” The argument, as advanced by Edgar Dworsky, a consumer advocate and former assistant attorney general […]

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Do you like numbers? Do you like retail systems news? Then this is the article for you. Including Emperia, Amazon UK, Mercaux, Gemba, Adobe, and Twinco Capital. $18 million…Gemba, a virtual reality training startup used by the likes of Nike, Coca-Cola, and Amazon, has bagged $18 million in a Series A round of funding from […]
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The RETHINK Retail team ventured to NYC from January 14-17th for NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with attendees from our Top Retail Influencer community and learn about their event experience. #TRI members–Ian Scott, Martin Newman, Melissa Gonzalez, Melissa Minkow, Nikki Baird, Ron Thurston, Stewart Samual, and Thomas […]

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