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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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 Olof Hoverfält, Principle Consultant, Strategy and Business Design at technology consultancy Reaktor, has worked with a wide range of major brands such as Adidas and Tommy Hilfiger. In this article, he shares the different ways that retailers can ensure sustainability, as well as the valuable uses of data in retail. 1. How can retailers make sure […]
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There are plenty of reasons why entrepreneurs choose to start their own food businesses. Some of them include wanting to create jobs in the local community, the scope to enjoy control over their schedule rather than working for a boss, or simply wanting to try something new. Meanwhile, others may just be excited to share […]
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The U.K.’s data-privacy watchdog’s recent $10 million fine on facial recognition company Clearview AI Inc. could spur innovation in the space, including advancements in payments technology, as it “sets clearer ground rules for balancing software innovation with people’s right to privacy,” according to a report in The Wall Street Journal Wednesday (May 25). The Information […]
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Take a quick dive into the happenings and surprises from this year’s biggest restaurant event! By Brittany Maroney, Director of Marketing Communications, PAR Punchh The National Restaurant Association Show was back, and in a big way! The halls of McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago were packed with tens of thousands of eager food-loving fans, […]
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World of Sweets is adding three sweet dispensers to its range  ahead of the launch of the latest Buzz Lightyear film. Two of the dispensers are of Buzz Lightyear and the third is Sox, a robotic cat who is Buzz’s personal companion. Each pack contains one dispenser and individually wrapped packs of Pez refill sweets. […]
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Nisa has begun to stock Co-op’s summer range of food and drink in an effort to help stores boost sales in the next three months. The “Summer Feastival” range includes dips and side salads, picnic and barbecue foods, ice-creams, tubs and cones, as well as new drinks lines. The range is backed by a full […]
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Soft drinks firm Barr is adding two fruity lemonades to its range. Barr Fruity Lemonade Cherry and Fruity Lemonade Blue will become available next month and are aimed at 12- to 24-year olds, known as Generation Z. Adrian Troy, Barr’s marketing director, said: “Barr Fruity Lemonades offers shoppers something really quite different, blending big, full-on […]
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Victoria’s Secret has launched VS&Co-Lab, a curated digital platform designed to connect shoppers with unique brands and their stories, while bringing their intimates, lifestyle and swimwear products to the forefront. The emphasis will be on brands that align with the retailer’s values of innovation and inclusivity. The collection will feature 19 brands at launch, with […]
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On-demand delivery big hitter Zapp has announced a new Period Store, selling the likes of organic tampons and pads, menstrual cups and liners, along with treats like a hot water bottle, magnesium products and chocolate to boost oxytocin and relieve menstrual strain.  This will launch in London on Saturday for National Period Hygiene Day. For […]
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Macy’s raised its annual sales and earnings forecast after a strong start to 2022. “While macroeconomic pressures on consumer spending increased during the quarter, our customers continued to shop,” Macy’s CEO Jeff Genette said. “We saw a notable shift back to occasion-based apparel and in-store shopping, as well as continued strength in sales of luxury […]
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WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government red tape, are among the effects of the nation’s shortage of […]
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Today in data, as retailers report higher in-store sales, consumers say they prefer tailored online shopping experiences. Data $1.05B: First quarter sales by Urban Outfitters, which reports a dip in eCommerce shopping and a rise in in-store traffic 9%: Drop in eCommerce sales from 2021 reported by Dick’s Sporting Goods as customers returned to the […]
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Iced coffee brand Emmi Caffe Latte has linked up with ITV’s reality show Love Island. The collaboration, launching on 6 June, will begin with television advertising and an on-pack competition, giving customers the chance to win two pairs of tickets to the final Love Island party with travel to Mallorca and two nights’ accommodation. Laura Graham, […]
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  What’s for Dinner is the age-old question every parent hears, and most say I don’t know.  Today more and more families or looking online, or for new avenues of fresh food distributions in the way of meals and meal components that can be mixed and matched into perfect family meal.   Alternative fresh food […]
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78% of of e-commerce websites in the UK are unable to convert shoppers due to their inability to “understand” natural language and thus, shoppers’ intent, according to a new report from Klevu. This found that over three quarters of the 50 retailers researched delivered zero or irrelevant results when presented with conversational queries. Only 20% […]
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Amazon has opened its debut Amazon Style store – the first physical clothing store with tech-enabled fitting rooms, offering shoppers a fully personalised shopping experience as it focuses on modern… The post In pictures: Amazon Style – the physical clothing store with tech-enabled fitting rooms appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
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During my conversation with Plastic Bank’s David Katz, above, I reference a piece I read in the Tufts Observer, a student magazine at Tufts University.  Written by an impressive young writer named Meghan Smith, it essentially argues that the benchmarks traditionally used in a capitalist society may not be appropriate when grappling with climate change. […]
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Kroger said yesterday that it is opening a new “spoke facility,” powered by Ocado, in Central Ohio, that it says “will extend the grocer’s reach and ability to provide fresh and friendly services to its customers … The 61,000-square-foot facility located on Shook Rd in Lockbourne will collaborate with the fulfillment hub in Monroe, Ohio and […]
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dot.LA reports that Amazon has opened its first clothing store – Amazon Style, located in the The Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, California, about 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Here’s how the story describes the store: “The floor is massive – laying out original products from Amazon’s own apparel lines alongside name […]
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Axios reports that “dozens of Sears Hometown stores are closing and holding liquidation sales, according to Facebook posts from the shuttering locations … Sears Hometown was touted in a November 2019 news release as a ‘network of more than 400 independently-owned and operated, dealer-managed smaller-format stores’ selling ‘a range of home products, including appliances, lawn […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 

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