Corporate Purpose

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

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Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has launched its biggest-ever awards offer, with £250,000 available for local charities. The theme of the latest Heart of the Community Awards is “stronger communities”, reflecting MADL’s aim of helping communities tackle local issues. Applications for cash are… This story continues at Nisa’s charity launches £250,000 award scheme […]
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The UK Vaping Industry Association has written to new secretary of state for health and social care Wes Streeting, as well as public health minister Andrew Gwynne and shadow health secretary Victoria Atkins, asking for a meeting to discuss how vaping can best support the… This story continues at UKVIA calls for meeting on smokefree […]
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  In the ever-evolving landscape of the foodservice industry, staying ahead of the curve is paramount for sustained success. Corner Bakery Cafe, a beloved name in the fast-casual segment, has the potential to elevate its brand and boost sales with strategic innovations.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions, is here to […]
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This is Steve Dennis, strategic advisor, keynote speaker, and best-selling author.  This summer we’re taking our own advice and trying something new, something more radical than conventional. For the next six episodes Steve will be unpacking themes from his new book Leaders Leap and placing them squarely and provocatively in the current retail context. Steve […]
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Lincolnshire Co-op has extended its partnership with Retail Insight for an additional four years, as it looks to further reduce food waste across its store estate.  As part of this, Lincolnshire Co-op will roll-out an enhanced version of Waste Trim, the latest feature of Retail Insight’s WasteInsight platform, which aims to optimise stock assortment, minimise […]
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CINCINNATI – Bayer and Kroger joined forces with country music star Luke Bryan and Feeding America to bring healthy food to more families who need it. According to Feeding America’s latest data, more than 44 million people in the United States are food insecure1, including a nearly 30% increase – more than 10 million – […]
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Macy’s board of directors has unanimously agreed to terminate buyout discussions with Arkhouse Management and Brigade Capital Management following months of negotiations that included several bid increases and a board proxy battle.  In a statement, the Macy’s board said that months of discussions “have failed to lead to an actionable proposal with certainty of financing […]
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The arts and crafts market is flourishing, with 72% of adults in the United States (US) completing a craft in the past 12 months. This article provides a detailed arts and crafts industry analysis, exploring trends across the US and Canada. We’ll look at motivations for consumer participation, cross-industry trends, and opportunities for industry players […]
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NEW YORK — Back-to-School spending for K-12 students is expected to remain flat at $586 per student, according to a report from Deloitte. As parents weigh prices, they plan to make room for both necessities and a few indulgences, representing an opportunity for retailers to take some anxiety out of the shopping season. As families […]
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PHILADELPHIA—Rite Aid Corp. is alerting its customers about an incident that may have resulted in the leak of some personal information. The company said it is mailing letters to any potentially affected consumer associated with a mailing address in our systems. On June 6, 2024, an unknown third party impersonated a company employee to compromise their […]
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Cloud mining serves as a form that gives people permission to mine cryptocurrencies without the need to be in possession of nor maintaining any hardware. Instead of purchasing and setting up their own mining rigs, users let computational power from remote data centres. This method makes mining possible for a wider public, including those who […]
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With all of the negative factors caused by rising prices and inflation, recent developments are pointing towards signs of some relief. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% from May, slowing the annual inflation rate to 3% from 3.3%. This marks the first monthly decline since May 2020, driven by falling gas and car […]
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Social Security is crucial for many seniors, with 60% relying on it as a major income source according to a Gallup poll. The annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) based on inflation is vital for these beneficiaries. Analysts predict a 2.63% COLA for next year, lower than the current 3.2% but still good news as it could […]
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  In the ever-evolving landscape of convenience stores, the key to success lies in understanding and leveraging customer touchpoints. Now according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, the convenience store that shines the brightest is the one that prioritizes fresh food, premium coffee, and ready-to-eat (RTE) and heat-and-eat (HNE) fresh […]
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Batteries Plus has been selected for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant of more than $7 million to support a comprehensive nationwide initiative for increasing battery recycling. The DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains chose Batteries Plus based on its extensive franchisee network of 700+ stores and its specially trained battery professionals, […]
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Packaging Waste Confusion refers to the uncertainty and misunderstanding that consumers often face when trying to properly dispose of packaging materials. This confusion arises due to several factors, including the variety of materials used in packaging, unclear recycling labels, and differing local recycling regulations. This confusion not only hinders effective recycling efforts but also contributes […]
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GroceryAid, the long-established charity that offers wellbeing support to those in the grocery business, has reported that the number of workers it helped over the last year nearly doubled. The charity assisted more than 78,000 workers between April 2023 and March 2024, up 93% on… This story continues at Numbers of grocery workers seeking help […]
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It’s not often that independent retailers are in favour of more legislation being imposed on their businesses, but the ban on sales of energy drinks to under-16s is a clear exception. Our online poll (see The Big Story) shows a landslide majority of store owners… This story continues at Digital ID on the cards | […]
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A ban on the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s is just one of the many policies promised by the incoming Labour government led by new prime minister Keir Starmer. Under the proposals – one element of the party’s Action Plan for Child Health… This story continues at To ban or not to ban? […]
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Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has invested heavily in its digital transformation over the last two years — and its latest adoption of digital shelf tags and post-purchase offers powered by its retail media network are designed to further improve the omnichannel grocery shopping experience. Digital Shelf Tags Improve Store Efficiency and Sustainability Through a partnership with […]
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  In today’s rapidly evolving food landscape, staying relevant is a challenge that no food retailer can afford to ignore. Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson is here to illuminate why repositioning your retail food brand is not just a trendy suggestion but an absolute necessity. It’s time to focus on creating a platform for […]
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Solid state batteries represent a significant leap forward in energy storage technology, offering numerous advantages over traditional lithium-ion batteries. With growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), portable electronics, and renewable energy storage, the solid-state battery market is poised for substantial growth. In this blog, we’ll explore the drivers behind this market, the benefits of solid-state […]
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Starbucks has been a longtime champion for reusable cups. The coffee giant has conducted more than 20 reusable tests in stores worldwide and earlier this year, it became the first national coffee retailer to accept reusable cups for drive-thru and mobile orders.   Now Starbucks is aiming to make reusable cups mainstream by bringing in a […]
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Let’s talk about our little friend, content marketing. We’re sure you’ll agree that a content marketing strategy is something every brand needs, but getting it right is easier said than done. Not every marketing team will take the same approach, but we’ll let you in on a secret – all the best content marketing strategies […]
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Mentos has launched three months of promotional activity with its latest ‘Summer of Mentos Discovery’ campaign. Mentos ‘Summer of Mentos Discovery’ campaign will leverage a comprehensive mix of out-of-home, creative VoD, social influencers and disruptive in-store POS materials that stop shoppers in their tracks, encouraging… This story continues at Mentos kicks-off its summer campaign Or […]
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June 2024 Retail Metrics: In this week’s Retail Traffic Trends, we are breaking down the month of June to see how each industry performed to start the year. Join us as we analyze the trends, shifts, and performances that set the tone for the year ahead. Today’s Rundown Trends and behaviors : Consumer spending behavior […]
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  The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® including Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® here, ready to serve up some tasty insights on a critical issue facing the restaurant sector and food industry today. As we witness a seismic shift in dining habits, it’s high time for chain restaurant CEOs to pivot their focus […]
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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]

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