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Mondelēz International is bringing back its Big Win-Win campaign again this year offering both retailers and their shoppers the chance to win cash prizes. The Cadbury Big Win-Win on-and off-pack promotion will run from the end of February to mid-June, inviting consumers to nominate their… This story continues at Cadbury Big Win-Win promotion returns Or […]
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Authentic, formerly known as Authentic Brands Group, has partnered with Fast Simon to help enhance merchandising, personalization and search capabilities across its extensive portfolio of brands. Authentic brands including Juicy Couture, Frederick’s of Hollywood and the newly launched Authentic.com already use the solution provider’s AI-powered technology, but now Fast Simon  has become a preferred partner […]
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Starbucks and the Workers United union have agreed on a framework for collective bargaining discussions for the nearly 400 stores represented by the union. They also have aligned on how to resolve litigation between the union and the company and are seeking to establish a fair process for workers to organize. As a sign of […]
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GOODLETTESVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General customers can now purchase food, produce, over-the-counter medicines and additional wellness products in more than 20,000 stores nationwide using health supplemental benefits, the company said on Wednesday. “With approximately 75% of Americans within five miles of a Dollar General, we recognize the unique access we provide to all communities, especially […]
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Macy’s announced yesterday that it will close 150 of its stores in the US, a move that will eliminate about 25 percent of its square footage representing about 10 percent of its sales. The New York Times reports that “it is the second major downsizing of the Macy’s chain since 2020 and will leave the […]
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We’ve posted a lot of commentary and emails against the Kroger-Albertsons deal, so it is important to point out that not everybody feels that way, as one MNB reader wrote: Throughout the saga of the Kroger-Albertsons deal I’ve definitely felt I carry the minority opinion.  I work for a large CPG and engage with Kroger’s […]
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Join YipitData’s Alex Matters and Nick Shields on Monday, March 4th at 1:30pm ET for a webcast on recent trends across the launch of our new Sports Goods & Clothing coverage (DKS, ASO, FL), followed by a live Q&A where you can get all your questions answered directly from our analysts. The team will discuss: […]
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There’s a famous anecdote about three stone masons. Though its origins are fuzzy, at best, it’s a beautiful lesson in the power of perspective. Each version goes something like this: a stranger wandering along a road encounters a trio of workers. He asks the first, “What are you doing?” The worker responds, “What does it […]
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For some time now, many retailers have been exploring the use of artificial intelligence to enhance various aspects of their business, from inventory placement to merchandising assortments. However, the conversation gained renewed momentum in 2023 with the emergence of ChatGPT and generative AI. This increased interest in the potential of AI to transform retail operations […]
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Being a manager in any industry is tough. Being a manager in the retail industry is especially so considering challenges caused by high employee turnover rates. At 60.5 percent, the retail and wholesale industry has the highest turnover rate of any industry, and it’s triggered by employees wanting more workplace flexibility, better pay and compensation, […]
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The new Space Saver is the world’s first rotisserie with a heated self-service display cabinet, helping operators simplify their hot food offering. Versatility and flexibility are central to the Space Saver as the rotisserie offers operators the opportunity to expand menus beyond traditional options. Fri-Jado… This story continues at Fri-Jado presents Space Saver auto-clean rotisserie […]
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After a tumultuous few years, Rent the Runway is seeking a fresh perspective to drive its marketing and advertising efforts to drum up demand. Natalie McGrath, who has 20 years of experience, will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective March 4, 2024. She will be the first person to take on the […]
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“When I get customer interaction I want it to count. Technology can help with that.” So said Naomi Simcock, Operations Director at John Lewis, in a Q&A conference session with consultant, Andrew Busby, at Smart Retail Tech Expo on 27th February at ExCel in London. “I’ve got a huge supply chain and other fixed costs, […]
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  Retail food sales success can be found at the intersection of growing your share of stomach and your share of wallet according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated these two metrics play a crucial role in understanding consumer behavior and competitive dynamic driving success today within the […]
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The Street reports that Costco “plans to open a store solely dedicated to furniture and appliances.” The story notes that “most of Costco’s 850 global locations are its classic warehouse model that sells food, household goods, and lots of other things. The chain has opened a handful of ‘Business Centers,’ in recent years, locations that […]
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The Associated Press reports this morning that Family Dollar Stores, a subsidiary of Dollar Tree Inc., has pleaded guilty “to holding food, drugs, cosmetics and other items under ‘insanitary’ conditions at a now-closed, rodent-infested distribution center in West Memphis, Arkansas,” a plea deal that includes “a sentence of a fine and forfeiture amount totaling $41.675 […]
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After nearly a decade of reliance by marketers, traditional retargeting tactics like third-party cookies are going away. But when one door closes, another opens. Marketers interested in better understanding customer needs and preferences in order to provide more personalized and compelling offers are turning to identity solutions as not just a replacement for third-party cookies, […]
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The call for brands and retailers to fortify their supply chains with robust traceability solutions has never been more urgent. Countries across the globe have enacted tighter due diligence laws to prevent child labor, poor working conditions, and environmental abuses, ranging from the United States’ Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, to the German Supply Chain […]
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Shop Price annual inflation eased to 2.5% in February, down from 2.9% in January, according to the BRC Nielsen Shop Price Index. Shop price annual growth is its lowest since March 2022. Food inflation decelerated to 5.0% in February, its lowest since May 2022, down from… This story continues at Cautious optimism amid February inflation dip […]
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“Retailers need to use AI more,” said Harmony Murphy, Retail Head of Advertising at Google UK&I, in an exclusive chat with RTIH after her opening Smart Retail Tech Expo keynote speech today at London ExCel, which discussed the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in the retail industry.  “Generative AI has democratised access and made the […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]

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