Channel: Grocery – Natural

Articles about the natural grocery channel.

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The Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has described Amazon-owned Whole Foods as “not a good partner, period” for its closure of a once highly touted store in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. The store was originally opened six year ago, subsidized with $10.7 million in city money, and lauded for being part of […]
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In the largest layoffs in Amazon’s almost three decades of doing business, the company said yesterday it plans to cut about 10,000 jobs as it prepares for a possible recession and deals with a post-pandemic reduction in its e-commerce business. The 10,000 number – which is said to be “fluid” and dependent on final decisions […]
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Which is better for the brand? Asking users to pay for individual services? Or asking users to buy a bundle of services? There is a lot behavioral psychology involved in this choice that affects brand perceptions. There are inherent risks whichever approach a brand employs. Research shows that individual fees feel more personalized as a […]
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CHICAGO — Walmart’s Sam’s Choice oatmilk chocolate bar; Albertsons’Signature Reserve ravioli with porcini mushrooms and truffle; and biodegradable household cleaner from Sprouts Farmers Market are among PLMA’s 2022 Salute to Excellence award winners for store brand innovation. They join nearly 100 other Salute to Excellence winners announced today at PLMA’s 2022 Private Label Trade Show […]
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As online grocery sales surge — even for products in the fresh perimeter that consumers have traditionally preferred buying instore — it’s more important than ever for retailers to find ways of bringing people back to brick-and-mortar stores and keeping them there.
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North American grocery wholesaler United Natural Foods has announced an agreement with Cornerstone for Natural to brings its Smart Shelf Tag programme to UNFI’s suppliers and retailers. Smart Shelf Tags contain ELi QR Codes, pitched as an enhanced, more secure version of a QR code, which can be scanned to provide shoppers with additional product […]
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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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Today, Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2023 in the retailer’s eighth-annual Trends predictions. Yaupon-infused beverages, produce packed pastas, repurposed pulp and climate-conscious callouts are among the food trends expected to rise in popularity in the next year.
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Not surprisingly, lots of email about the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger… An MNB reader weighed in: The pending merger of Kroger and Albertsons has a defined strategy for a spinoff of 100 – 375 stores into what is known as a SpinCo.  SpinCo’s exist for at least two major reasons: 1) To appease the regulatory authorities […]
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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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Kroger could announce a deal to buy rival grocery company Albertsons this week, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. Shares of Albertsons jumped and were briefly halted Thursday morning after news that two companies are deep in talks. The stock was up more than 11 percent in afternoon trading. Kroger rose modestly. The all-cash acquisition may be announced […]
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As many direct-to-consumer brands are learning, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for growth. After all, there are so many channels and touch points available that can help brands acquire new customers, test new markets and expand their reach. To find their own unique path to growth, brands must select the combination of components that best […]
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Frontline employees are vital to a retailer’s operation. The quality of a customer’s experience is directly related to the level of employee engagement.  When customers need assistance, they expect fast, reliable service and they shouldn’t have to look all over the store for help. Unfortunately, customers are often left with no other option than to […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]
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Bringing back the “theater of retail” is a priority for Jason Buechel, the new chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, a business unit of Amazon.com, Inc., who spoke at the Groceryshop conference held Sept. 19-22 in Las Vegas.
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The New York Times has a piece about political ad targeting that suggests – if you read between the lines – the degree to which the technology could be applied to campaigns for retailers and suppliers. Here’s the set-up: “Over the last few weeks, tens of thousands of voters in the Detroit area who watch […]
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Paradoxes are both familiar and common to the human condition. They are brain teasers that reveal faults in our senses and errors in human logic. Authors and poets delight in paradoxes because they stop the reader in their tracks to ponder the apparent contradictions. Like the familiar phrase, “Less is more,” or when Shakespeare’s Hamlet […]
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Business Insider has a piece about Whole Foods CEO Jason Buechel, who has just succeeded the company’s founder, John Mackey, in the top job. “Buechel plans to roll out more of Amazon’s innovations like its cashier-free Just Walk Out technology and smart shopping carts in stores, he said during a keynote at Groceryshop, an annual […]
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dunnhumby has released a special edition of its Retailer Preference Index (RPI), looking at which grocers are best serving their customers in a faltering economy, and concluded that the top five are Market Basket, Aldi, WinCo, Grocery Outlet and Save A Lot. Rounding out the top 10:  Lidl, Dollar General, Food4LessFoodsCo, Family Dollar, and Military […]

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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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