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Most companies know they need to start transforming digitally to stay competitive, if they haven’t already. But it can be difficult to understand where to focus. Industry experts from the marketing community, Salesforce, and Cannes Lions, a global brand that fosters creative excellence, discussed how they and their communities are transforming digitally with ethics and […]
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The Guardian reports that Jacek Olczak, the CEO of Philip Morris International is saying that the UK government ought to ban cigarettes within the next 10 years, and that the world would be a better place without cigarettes – “and actually, the sooner it happens, the better it is for everyone.” Olczak says that government […]
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The Seattle Times reports that “Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Adam Selipsky has launched an investigation into the business segment’s culture after more than 550 employees signed a petition accusing the cloud-services division of tolerating racial and sexual discrimination and harassment.” The petition, according to the story, says that there is “an underlying culture of […]
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The Associated Press reports that Amazon “is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile device. “The service, dubbed Key for Business, is pitched as a way to cut down on stolen packages by making it easy to […]
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The June Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey2021 is out, pointing to a “23% decline in total online grocery sales for June vs year ago,” that, “much like in May, was driven by decreases in the number of monthly active users (MAUs), order frequency, and spending per order.” Some additional insights from the report: o […]
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Investing. This has been one of the topics I’ve been most commonly asked about throughout my career. People want to know why I make my decisions and how I decide what to invest in and what not to invest in, but I think there’s a more important conversation that needs to be had first.  The […]
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Benzinga reports that Uber and Costco “have entered into a grocery delivery pilot with 25 locations across the state of Texas. This deal marks Uber’s first pilot with a food wholesaler in the U.S. “Costco members could have their groceries delivered within hours with Uber and Uber Eats. In the coming weeks, seven additional Costco […]
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The Grand Rapids Business Journal reports that SpartanNash is scheduled to open a new micro-fulfillment center in Caledonia, Michigan – a 55,000 square foot facility carrying 16,000 SKUs that will “pick and pack Fast Lane orders for 24 Ada Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and Forest Hills Foods stores throughout West Michigan, primarily […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is hosting wellness days at about 4,700 of its stores on Saturday. The retailer said the free events will offer customers access to screenings, immunizations and health information. The goal is to help people get back on track with preventive health measures they may have missed over the past year, especially […]
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From the Boston Globe this morning: “Maine Governor Janet Mills this week signed the nation’s first extended producer responsibility (EPR) law, effectively holding the corporations accountable for the packaging waste they create. Now, nearly a dozen states, including Massachusetts, are on track to follow Maine’s lead. “Think about it: A company that sells you a […]
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C&S Wholesale Grocers said that it has made a deal to acquire Piggly Wiggly Midwest, which “operates corporate stores and services independent franchisees under a chain-style program … As part of the acquisition, C&S will operate 11 Piggly Wiggly(R) Midwest corporate stores and service 14 Butera Market stores in the Chicagoland region, as well as […]
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Related: 8 Simple Tactics to Increase Market Basket Size How Consumers Compare Prices to Make Purchase Decisions How Buy One, Get One Can Improve Your Sales What’s in your tool kit for capturing consumer insights? Odds are, the methods at your disposal haven’t changed much in years. You have focus groups, surveys, panels, and the […]
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The Dallas Morning News reports that “Walmart is testing an all-self-checkout Supercenter in Plano at one of its biggest local stores and one where growing families can easily pile high a grocery cart. It’s calling the process ‘hosted checkout’ because employees are standing by to help if customers need it.” According to the story, “Walmart […]
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It’s hard talking to kids, especially if you don’t know them.  There’s always been a myth that being a teenager or ‘tween’ is just a phase – one characterized by self-indulgence and social media addiction. But this is an unhelpful generalization and our data challenges a number of these stereotypes.  Also, the attitudes expressed at […]
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In the wake of COVID-19, low-contact shopping behaviors such as ecommerce and delivery were accelerated and widely adopted, as goods bought online in 2020 globally grew by 24%. To keep up with this incredible demand, grocery, big box and other retailers have turned to delivery and distribution partnerships like Instacart and Door Dash to create […]
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AdWeek reports that Walmart is releasing 11 “shoppable episodes” of an interactive cooking series produced by Kraft Heinz on its Walmart Cookshop platform. “Two installments of the food giant’s sponsored series, ‘Tasty Toast,’ by Philadelphia Cream Cheese and ‘Summer Refreshers’ by Country Time and Kool-Aid, are available as of June 29. Kraft cheese and Heinz […]
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Got the following email responding to yesterday’s In Conversation piece about HealthQuarters: The concept of HealthQuarters is a great idea, particularly for those of us considered boomers. I see several different kinds of doctors and a dentist, all at different times. I also take vitamins and medications, all bought at different places. For me, any […]
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CNBC reports that Amazon ” is turning part of its Seattle headquarters into a public cooling center as the Pacific Northwest grapples with a record-breaking heat wave. “The air-conditioned cooling center is set up at the Amazon Meeting Center, which is part of the company’s South Lake Union campus in downtown Seattle. The site has […]
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From the Washington Post: “A district court in D.C. on Monday dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint against Facebook, saying the agency had failed to offer enough facts to prove Facebook has monopoly power in the social media industry. “The court said the agency could file an amended complaint with more details to bolster […]
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CT Insider has a story about how, “as Connecticut emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic — its economy bolstered by a white-hot housing market — it only seems logical that a retailer known for targeting high-end consumers would want to expand in portions of the state where there are pockets of well-heeled shoppers. “But along a […]
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The Spoon reports that Robomart is launching a fleet of mobile mini-marts in West Hollywood, California, with one version stocked up with snacks and another dedicated to over-the-counter items that normally would be carried by a drug store. The company says that versions are under development that would be dedicated to packaged grocery and “Pantry, […]
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Today, androgyny is all the rage in the fashion industry. Some menswear shows are including waifish male models and boyish female models to exhibit clothes that traditionally appear in women’s wear collections. Gucci, Burberry and Balenciaga dispensed with gender distinctions when these fashion houses combined their women’s wear and menswear fashion shows. The creative director […]
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The design thinking methodology, pioneered and evangelized by fabled design firm IDEO, has spread from products to services to just about anything in business. “Design Thinking” has joined the corporate lexicon in a similar fashion as “Agile”.  It means different things to different people and, too often, is used as shorthand for a magic potion […]
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Symphony RetailAI is out with new research into the impact of omnichannel shopping habits, saying that “omnichannel grocery shoppers shop more frequently and spend up to 20% more compared to in-store-only shoppers.” In addition, the research shows that while “half of shoppers abandoned the channel after one online purchase, those who remained engaged became more […]
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Bloomberg reports that Uber has “added a disclosure to its food delivery app saying menu item prices may be higher than those charged by restaurants, bowing to pressure from attorneys general.” However, the disclaimer will only be seen by shoppers in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., where attorneys general have been pushing Uber for greater pricing […]
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CNBC has an interview with Marc Lore, who has created several e-commerce companies and most recently ran Walmart’s US e-commerce business, in which he saw a “hot market for direct-to-consumer retailers such as Warby Parker and Allbirds, which offer something special that mass merchants such as Walmart are having a hard time replicating.” The comments […]
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ChaseDesign, which describes itself as a “human-centered design agency,” is out with a study suggesting that while “about 50% of grocery shoppers began buying online and picking up in store during the pandemic … only half of those customers will continue this behavior in the future.” The survey reflects that at least in part, people’s […]
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Fast Company has a story about how “by 2040, Target aims for 100% of its own products to be designed for a circular future.” The goal, the article says, “is part of a larger sustainability strategy by the retailer called Target Forward, which has three main objectives: to design and elevate sustainable brands, to eliminate […]

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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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