Channel: Convenience

Articles about the Convenience Channel.

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  At the intersection of what’s for dinner, where will I get dinner, more and more consumers are asking what is the fastest solution (84.6%), then what is the cheapest (51.4), and will everyone be happy with the food (49.2%) according to Foodservice Solutions® most recent grocerant scorecards.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]
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  Does your restaurant drive-thru look more like yesterday than today or tomorrow’s drive-thru? Are you confined, limited, restricted in the total number of orders you can service through the drive-thru during peak dayparts? Many legacy drive-thru’s have reach peak performance during rush hour.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice […]
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Amazon Fresh UK has closed its Dalston, London location, less than 18 months after opening it in a blaze of autonomous retail glory. Amazon did not respond to our request for comment. Its first UK checkout-free store arrived in March 2021, in Ealing, west London. It then quickly opened another 18, predominantly in the capital, […]
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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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It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including H-E-B, AutoStore, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat, Wakefern Food Corp., and Trigo. 1. H-E-B taps AutoStore tech for ‘world’s most […]
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  Your customers first option when looking up “what’s for dinner” is on a hand-held device, either a phone or tablet.  Digital food marketing is simply the cost of admission in the world of fresh food marketing according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Outside eyes and open our eyes […]
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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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It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Walmart, Salesforce, Rohlik Group, Halfords, Amazon, and Oxbotica. 1. Walmart and Salesforce team up to offer local fulfilment […]
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While many point to the pandemic as the catalyst responsible for changing today’s retail customers, in reality, the “retail customer” has been evolving for some time. Over the past several decades, consumers’ lives have grown busier and more complex while also being offered more choices spanning retail and digital, and shoppers have come to expect […]
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  Success does leave clues and Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes, “one company has picked up more clues than any ‘right’ clues than any other and the numbers prove it out.  That company Johnson says is convenience store / restaurant Wawa.” Currenlty operating in only seven states, Wawa is […]
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EL DORADO, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Murphy USA announced today that its Board of Directors had recently approved a $25 million donation to the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation which will continue to support positive changes in local communities with an emphasis on El Dorado and Southern Arkansas. The Foundation funds the Company’s matching gifts, including the annual United […]
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  Success does leave clues. Since introducing pizza and other incremental Grocerant Niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food Casey’s General Stores success has stemmed from customer focused clear branded messaging, consistent operational support, and consumer adoption; according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   Regular readers of this blog […]
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Casey’s General Stores has personalized the shopper journey for its more than 5.5 million rewards loyalty members via more than 1 billion marketing messages in 2022. The convenience retailer and pizza chain’s partnership with Salesforce helped it consolidate fragmented technologies and automate its personalization strategy, allowing Casey’s to send 200 million personalized communications every month […]
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The Ankeny, Iowa-based company follows 7-Eleven as the next major c-store chain to launch its own retail media network. Dive Brief: As a next step in its continuing digital transformation efforts, Casey’s General Stores will launch its own retail media network in early 2023, according to an emailed announcement. Through its network — called Casey’s Access — […]
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  Understanding the consumer is central to developing a valued brand that drives top line sales and bottom-line profits.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Curby’s Express Market will do just that. So, you don’t have to be a dog lover to recognize the friendly appeal of a happy […]
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Electrical retailer Currys says it was the fourth busiest website in the UK over Black Friday with eight million customers online. It is also getting into the Christmas song business, with a tune courtesy of one of its employees. In a LinkedIn post, Andy Gamble, Chief Information Officer | Chief Transformation Officer at Currys, said: […]
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Regular reader of this blog know that the halo of ‘better for you’ is one of the key drivers of the successful growth and consumer adoption of the grocerant niche.  According to Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Trader Joe’s focus on food quality, variety, portion size, combined with a true understanding […]
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  One of the hallmarks of Grocerant niche success is mix and match bundling according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. The leadership time at 7-Eleven understands both their consumers and the trends driving customer acceptance, adoption, migration, within the grocerant niche.  Since opening the merchandise shop August, the merchandise […]
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Starship Technologies has partnered with Leeds City Council and the Co-op to bring autonomous grocery delivery to the streets of Leeds. The service will be available to 20,000 residents initially within the Adel and Tinshill area of Leeds. Orders are made through the Starship app, which is available for download on iOS and Android, with […]
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Deliveries from more than 2,000 Rite Aid stores in 16 states will be powered by the Grubhub Marketplace, making thousands of the retailer’s OTC, wellness products and snacks more accessible to consumers. Rite Aid items are now available on the Grubhub+ membership program, which offers no-fee deliveries on orders of $12 or more. Additionally, National […]
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  Restaurants that are just trying to survive, are finding that is not enough in a world that is evolving so fast your 12 percent pay raise will not keep up with the rising price of food.   According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “Millennials and Gen Z […]
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Cart.com, Serve Robotics, Spacee, and Flowcode are among the nominees in the Global Startup of the Year category at the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards. This award will recognise the startup (based outside of the UK) with the most innovative technology offering and the company which is best placed to succeed in the long-term (management, funding, […]
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Prior to the pandemic, Starbucks’ founder, Howard Schultz, stated that the way forward for brands is making your branded space an “experiential destination.” At that time, Starbucks’ CEO, Kevin Johnson said, “To survive, merchants need to create unique and immersive in-store experiences.” Covid-19 changed things for Starbucks as the company post-pandemic focuses more on drive […]
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  Do you have a convenience store that needs to break out of the past and jump into the present?  Are you looking a Customer Ahead?  If so, Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes you just might want to reach out too Howland Blackiston, and his team at King-Casey. Below […]
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  Happy Halloween from 7-Eleven.  They are offering 7Rewards and Speedy Rewards loyalty members a buy one, get one free deal on any large pizza on Oct. 31., as well as a $5 large pizza all Halloween weekend long. Both offers are available at participating 7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes stores. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at […]
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Yesterday we quoted a Benjamin Lorr op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times in which he wrote about the Kroger-Albertsons merger: “The supermarket industry is trapped in an unsustainable model, “chasing higher and higher volume to fund cheaper and cheaper prices. Which by necessity means grocers are always looking over their shoulder at their competition. […]
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C-store behemoth 7-Eleven has joined the lengthening list of retailers starting up a retail media network, with the likely impact being that it will be able to siphon off ad dollars from suppliers. The name:  Gulp. The Path to Purchase Institute (P2PI) quotes Ben Tienor, director of brand and customer insights at 7-Eleven,  as saying […]

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  1. Channel: Convenience
In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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