Corporate Purpose

Articles about retailers doing good for their communities, the environment, etc.

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  It’s at the intersection of yesterday fast-food restaurant and playground and time starved consumers that today’s consumers is opting for fresh food fast and simple according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  The drive-thru has been a fast-food staple for decades, but the way we get our burgers and […]
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  Regular readers of this blog know that for decades, grocery stores reigned supreme as the go-to for meal preparation and home meal replacement. However, the evolving consumer has been migrating.  Recent trends show a shift in consumer behavior, with restaurants steadily chipping away at the grocery sector’s market share. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant […]
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Synthetic biology is a multidisciplinary field of science that combines engineering principles with biology to create new biological systems or to redesign existing natural systems. It involves creating artificial biological systems for practical uses in energy, medicine, and the environment. The main aim is to design biological systems for specific tasks, using genetic engineering to […]
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Every 500ml bottle of Neo Wtr, produced by Brookfield Drinks, is made using discarded plastic that has been collected along coastlines at-risk of ocean plastic pollution. With a fully recyclable bottle, label, and cap, Neo Wtr is a Somerset-sourced spring water, bottled in the UK.… This story continues at New bottled water with environmental credentials […]
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Louisa Serene Schneider did not set out to be a CEO, let alone a founder. But inspiration struck while she was working for a retail-focused hedge fund and realized the lack of safe piercing options for consumers. This white space became even more obvious to Schneider when she was looking for a safe place to […]
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For retail marketing executives, one area that must not be overlooked is the value of utilizing extremely precise, high-speed, hyperpersonalized direct mail. Despite the rise of digital marketing, direct mail is still broadly utilized by retailers (and other industries) to get marketing messages out to target audiences. This article examines the benefits for retailers in […]
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LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix honored six of its associates for their community involvement, recognizing them with the Mr. George Community Service Award for outstanding commitment to their communities during the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting. The company notes that Publix founder George Jenkins, affectionately known as Mr. George, believed that Publix and its associates should make […]
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Online shopping continues to grow as a significant part of modern commerce. Data from Forbes Advisor shows that global retail e-commerce sales will hit $6.3 trillion in 2024, making up around a fifth of all retail transactions. The rise of online shopping has been advantageous but has also brought a host of challenges. Consumers, in […]
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Image courtesy Detoure Detoure, a resale marketplace that curates styles from influencers, will open its first permanent brick-and-mortar thrift store April 20 on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue. Over the past three years the site has hosted more than 50 pop-ups across the U.S. that regularly go viral on social media. Launched in 2021, Detoure sources secondhand […]
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  Time-starved consumers are increasingly turning to convenience stores for their prepared food needs, according to new research I’ve been digging into. This is a major win for the c-store industry, which has invested heavily in recent years to develop high-quality, fresh food offerings. The 2024 Convenience Store News Realities of the Aisle Study, surveying […]
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In the retail and e-commerce landscape, the surge of synthetic shoppers poses a challenge for retailers. In fact, 50 percent of businesses have reported growth in synthetic identity fraud (SIF), according to AuthenticID’s 2024 State of Identity Fraud Report. SIF — when individuals use stolen personal information, such as Social Security numbers, to create fake […]
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR), once a differentiator for brands, is now the norm. Today’s consumers expect those they do business with, including retailers, will have positive impacts on the world. In fact, Gen Z consumers are three times as likely to say that the “purpose of business is to serve communities and society” rather than […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is collaborating with celebrity Jessica Simpson’s apparel brand on a new collection of women’s clothing, swimwear and jewelry, including many items designed exclusively for Walmart. “I am so excited to partner with Walmart to bring our collection to a whole new group of dynamic and beautiful customers,” said Jessica Simpson. “Walmart […]
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Sri & PVSB use this episode to riff on the state of the omnichannel industry and current topics: What’s the latest perspective on retail media with a new name for The Dome depot media? It just doesn’t slow down, does it? Is it really return to store? Is traffic back and does focus really need […]
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A total brand refresh sees modern new pack designs introduced across all Boost products in energy, sports and iced coffee drinks categories. Functional drinks brand Boost Drinks has announced the launch of its new packaging that “leaps off the shelf”. The revised pack designs are… This story continues at New look for Boost Or just […]
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Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity is kicking off a new partnership with grocery brand Kellanova to support grassroots and inclusive football teams across the UK. Through MADL’s Stronger Together initiative, Kellanova will be giving prizes to five teams, offering resources and equipment. Each… This story continues at MADL teams up with Kellanova to […]
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WASHINGTON – The Health In Hand Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2024 U.S. Self-Care Marketing Awards. Winners will be announced at the ninth annual Health In Hand Foundation Gala on Nov. 13 at The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. At this year’s Gala, the Health In Hand Foundation will present the 2024 U.S. Self-Care […]
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Shopping Centers have proved their resilience over the past couple of years, staging an impressive comeback following the back-to-back challenges of COVID restrictions and inflation. But although foot traffic is bouncing back, shopping habits are changing — and leading malls are trying new tactics to draw consumers through their doors. Analyzing location intelligence metrics for […]
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The latest edition of the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List has arrived, sponsored by 3D Cloud by Marxent. Here are the people who made a splash in 2023 and are set for a barnstorming 2024. RTIH has scoured the retail technology world to find the most influential figures for this comprehensive list of […]
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Seasonality plays a role in an overall television usage decline of 3% during the month Following seasonal viewing trends that typically begin in February, overall television usage in the U.S. dipped again in March. Despite declines across categories, cable and streaming saw their share of TV viewing increase in this month’s report of The GaugeTM […]
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Walmart Canada, in partnership with TerraCycle, will mark Earth Day on April 22 with a “Fresh Start” Day of Action, encouraging consumers to recycle their used blue Walmart shopping bags as part of a free national recycling pilot program. TerraCycle will launder usable bags and donate them for reuse by charity partners; bags that are […]
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  Steven Johnson is the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  He has spent years dissecting the ever-evolving food industry landscape. Today, he wants to delve into a niche that’s not only thriving but fundamentally transforming how we source, prepare, and consume food: the grocerant niche. For the uninitiated, grocerants are establishments including […]
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Joining us for the second of three episodes recorded in the Bambuser remote podcast studio/beach cabana at Mandalay Bay during Shoptalk is Melanie Brown Vice President of Orange Apron Media and Monetization for The Home Depot. In a special two segment interview Melanie unpacks The Home Depot’s retail media journey, highlighting the company’s unique approach, which […]
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Midcounties Co-operative has announced it will further food waste reduction efforts across its Your Co-op operations, extending its partnership with Retail Insight, provider of store operations execution software. Founded in 1884, Your Co-op is a family of businesses operated by the Midcounties Co-operative, one of… This story continues at Your Co-op boosts food waste reduction […]
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
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It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]

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