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Amazon.com, Costco, Home Depot and many other companies were knocked offline yesterday as a result of a disruption at Akamia Technologies, a global content delivery network. Akamai said it identified the problem and put a fix in place to resume normal operations.
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Home Depot has signed a multiyear cloud-services contract with Google Cloud that the retailer believes will help it enhance its existing digital services while rolling out new features. The home improvement retailer has rolled out several new services this year, including an option that allows its mobile app users to rent heavy equipment. Home Depot […]
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Regarding out story about how liquor-to-go remains a good business for restaurants, many of which hope it will remain legal in post-pandemic days, one MNB reader wrote: Liquor regulation is a patchwork of insanity left over from the Prohibition era now a full century past. In a moment when understanding history and the context of […]
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Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach further into e-commerce, its first big move since going public in June by way of a SPAC: it is paying $800 million in a combination of cash and stock to buy […]
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Why E-commerce Businesses Must Not Overlook Their Customers’ Returns Experience Digital businesses today spend a lot of time, money and human resources acquiring new customers and retaining them; but customer journeys have evolved to become a lot more than the pre-purchase and purchase phase — and brands realizing that will win in the era of […]
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What’s more fun than grabbing a mini Cone out of the freezer for a sweet, chilly thrill? As with most things, the answer is making sure that even more folks can join in on the fun. With Trader Joe’s private brand Hold The Dairy! Chocolate Mini Cones, now that fun isn’t just limited to those […]
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SANDTON, South Africa and BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 22, 2021 — Underscoring the importance of both short-term and long-term solutions to address hunger and relief efforts related to the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal, Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and Massmart are committing more than 13 million rand (over $880,000) in cash and in-kind donations to hunger relief […]
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Snap has acquired 3D and AR commerce company Vertebrae in order to expand its services for retail clients. The deal will give the visual social network a leg up from competitors, which have all been attempting to expand and optimize their social commerce offerings. Vertebrae’s entire 50-person team will join Snap, with Vertebrae CEO Vince […]
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Circle K is rolling out a network of bitcoin ATMs at 700 of its locations across the U.S. and Canada in an exclusive partnership with Bitcoin Depot. Bitcoin ATMs have already been installed at Circle K stores in 30 states. Bitcoin Depot ATMs are kiosks that enable users to exchange cash for immediate access to […]
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A couple of stories on CNBC suggest a trend as big-box stores look to expand their appeal and bring in new shoppers. One piece says that Ulta Beauty “will open its first beauty shops inside of Target next month. The mini shops will feature an assortment of merchandise from more than 50 prestige brands for […]
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  How long has your company been in business? I bet for most of you it has not been 100 years?  You don’t have to be the largest company in your niche to be successful, but you do have to stay relevant according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions.  Too […]
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MPB Careers: Lowes Home Improvement Packaging – Opns Project Manager Job Description Job Summary: The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead the packaging, signage, in-store display and other creative and marketing collateral for Lowe’s private brands. This includes responsibility for managing multiple creative and production processes and ensuring that all work […]
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Sephora shop-in-shops were a mainstay at J.C. Penney stores for 15 years, but due in part to the department store’s struggles, the beauty chain decided to take the concept to Kohl’s. J.C. Penney is looking to build its own identity with “JCPenney Beauty,” its own in-store shops. Penney has also announced a partnership with Thirteen […]
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Target and Ulta Beauty have announced that the two companies will open in-store beauty products shops inside the mass merchandiser’s stores beginning next month. Ulta Beauty at Target will launch in more than 100 Target stores and on target.com with plans to roll the concept out to 800 locations in the coming years. Target associates […]
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Consumer shopping habits have shifted irreversibly towards ecommerce in the past two years. For many, every day has become a holiday as new packages arrive from their favorite online retailers. One surprising aspect of this shift is how retailers have adapted their businesses in response. According to Mirakl’s Enterprise Marketplace Index (“the Index”), while traditional […]
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JCPenney is putting its stake in the inclusive beauty movement with the launch of a new in-store and online beauty experience. The core mission of JCPenney Beauty is to create a “hyper-inclusive,” omnichannel experience that “exemplifies [the retailer’s] commitment to amplify diverse and inclusive beauty brands.”   Launching in select retail locations and on jcp.com October 2021, JCPenney Beauty will go to market with Thirteen Lune as […]
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SAN FRANCISCO — Do it Best, a total source co-op in the independent home improvement industry, is partnering with RangeMe to make it even easier for potential new vendors to gain visibility for their innovative products. The Do it Best Merchandising team said it is committed to continually reviewing new products to find the very best […]
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An unparalleled, curated beauty experience with expertly trained consultants, Ulta Beauty at Target will launch in more than 100 Target stores and Target.com Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) and Ulta Be …
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In today’s tech-driven world, retail leaders are focused on using online media and marketing to drive customer engagement. To stand out and scale in an increasingly competitive environment, marketing and CX leaders believe that having a comprehensive digital strategy is key. But in the word of CAMP, the primary goal is to have their customers put their devices down and play.   So far, the experiential retailer for families has […]
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We had a story yesterday about how Amazon is likely to double its e-grocery sales in the next five years, leading one MNB reader to write: Just a short example of Amazon power. I needed a figurine light replacement. Could find it at the local Lowes for $4.19 My wife found it on Amazon for […]

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Friday Daily on a Saturday? Hey, we all miss a deadline from time to time. Have a cup of coffee and catch up on the top retail news from yesterday… Uber is back in the news with yet another partnership, this time with Mercari (a resale marketplace), where they are offering a “no meet-up delivery” […]
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Here’s what was interesting in Retail today: Coca-Cola spurs 42% revenue growth (now $10.1B) after returning to pre-pandemic marketing spend (which doubled YOY). They invested in innovation, quality, and targeted allocation with their increased spend and beat earnings and revenue expectations in Q2. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond Open Doors To Third-Party Boutiques. The Store-within-a-store […]
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Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]

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