Channel: Club

Articles about the club channel. (Sams, BJs & Costco)

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NEW YORK — Walmart took the top spot in Kantar’s PoweRanking report for the 26th consecutive year, a feat that Kantar calls a testament to the retailer’s strength, scale, and focus over time. PoweRanking is the industry’s leading assessment of best-in-class manufacturers and retailers. Chosen by their peers, leaders are ranked on a range of […]
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Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is initiating a hot dog war with Costco. The Wall Street Journal reports that Sam’s Club “is slashing the price of its hot dog combo to $1.38, down from $1.50, Walmart Chief Executive Doug McMillon said during an earnings call Tuesday after an upbeat quarterly report.  “Mr. McMillon said the move was […]
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[This is a preview from our full report “Measuring the Impact of California’s Inflation Relief Checks on Consumer Spending.” Download for free]. California’s October 2022 Middle Class Tax Refund (MCTR) payments of up to $1,050 buoyed spending across some of the largest retailers in the country, while leaving others unimpacted. Looking at some of the […]
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Sephora shoppers will now be able to get the retailer’s beauty products delivered to them in under an hour, on average, thanks to a new partnership with DoorDash. Items will be fulfilled from Sephora’s 500+ U.S. stores. Customers can use either the DoorDash app or website, and members of the Sephora Beauty Insider loyalty program […]
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Rural lifestyle retailer Tractor Supply has added on-demand delivery from nearly 2,000 of its stores across the country in a partnership with DoorDash. Customers using the DoorDash marketplace can now get Tractor Supply offerings in categories including farm and ranch, home improvement and lawn and garden delivered to them. All participating Tractor Supply stores will […]
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Halloween might not be here yet, but the “Holiday Creep” is more palpable than ever. Walk into any store, and you’ll feel it: Massive Christmas trees line the aisles of Costco. Walmart displays “ugly” Christmas sweaters, advent calendars, and cookie decorating kits. When you might expect to see trick-or-treating goodies in Target’s famous “dollar section,” […]
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MARLBOROUGH, Mass.  — BJ’s Wholesale Club plans to open its newest club on Friday in Greenburgh, N.Y., bringing its total to 232 U.S. clubs. “Our team can’t wait to open our doors on Friday and welcome both new and existing members into our brand-new club,” said Jorge Cedeno, Club Manager of the Greenburgh BJ’s Wholesale […]
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As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss the likes of rapid delivery services, the metaverse, drones, micro-fulfilment, and autonomous solutions with Celia Van Wickel, Global Director and Head of Omnichannel Analytics at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. RTIH: What does […]
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[This is a preview of our full case study—download here: Measuring the Impact of Falling Gas Prices on Warehouse Clubs with Spending Data]. As inflation picked up beginning in March 2022, shoppers looked to bundle trips and find the lowest prices. As a result, the number of shoppers filling up their tanks at both Costco […]
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Data powered by Earnest’s Orion spend dataset. Supermarket sales excludes food sales at big box and warehouse club retailers like Walmart and Costco. Albertson’s (ACI) short run as a public company may be coming to a close as it enters talks to merge with the nation’s second largest grocer and largest supermarket chain, Kroger (KR). […]
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Sam’s Club has completed the addition of inventory scanning capabilities to the fleet of robotic scrubbers in its nearly 600 stores. The cloud-connected Inventory Scan towers incorporated into the scrubbers capture data as the robot moves autonomously around the store, providing insights into product localization, planogram compliance, product stock levels and pricing accuracy verification. The […]
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Bloomberg reports that the US Senate already is planning hearings into the Kroger-Albertsons merger deal, probably as soon as next month. From the story: “Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Utah Senator Mike Lee, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Judiciary antitrust panel, expressed ‘serious concerns about the proposed transaction’ Tuesday and said the […]
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From Fast Company: “Like any of the other 800 Costco big-box stores around the world, the new Costco in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City is gigantic. Its warehouse-like shopping area and three-story parking structure add up to more than 524,000 square feet of real estate. But looking at it from the outside, it’s […]
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There were numerous reports yesterday that Kroger and Albertsons have been negotiating a merger/acquisition agreement that could be finalized as early as today, though the stories also emphasized that a deal could be delayed or abandoned. The exact structure of the deal has not yet been reported, and neither company would comment on the record.  […]
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ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. said foot traffic was up in its fourth quarter, and average tickets were bigger as the warehouse club’s members cope with inflation. Net sales increased 15.2% to $72.7 billion in the 16-week quarter ended August 28. Comparable-store sales rose nearly 14%, and digital sales were up 7.1%. For the […]
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CT Insider has a story about how years before Wegmans opens its first Connecticut store on Route 1 in Norwalk, one supermarket competitor – just a quarter-mile or so away – already is getting busy competing. Here’s how the story frames the scenario: “ShopRite customers in Norwalk will see the bustle of activity near the […]
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It’s been over two years since a deadly virus disrupted the world, causing, for most, a sudden shift in their life trajectory. Some said goodbye to careers, family members or relationships — and said a cautious hello to an unprecedented new beginning. The pandemic not only launched a new way of living, but a new […]
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Despite rocky market conditions in 2022, wholesale club retailers have driven sustained YoY growth between 10% to 22% over the past 18 months. Costco leads the wholesale retailer pack, with both its online and offline sales outpacing peers BJ’s and Sam’s Club. Moreover, the retailer has steadily increased both average order value and average order […]
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Unwanted inventory and a higher demand for low-cost items forced prominent retailers to adjust their earnings forecast and miss their estimates, causing the cancellation of billions in orders and heavy markdowns. Chalked up by one CFO as a short-term fix to avoid longer-term pain, the strategy nevertheless indicates that many large retailers don’t understand their […]
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Costco typically increases the rates it charges for its membership about once every five-and-a-half years. The chain, which posted gains in revenues and earnings for the last quarter isn’t ready to announce an increase. CFO Richard Galanti said, “We are confident in our ability to do so (raise rates). And at some point, we will. […]
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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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