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With this year set to be a more social affair than the last, it’s time to show the kids some love with the UK extension of discount retailer Aldi’s smallest outdoor garden private brand range yet – made just for little ones Available from July 25th  through to  August12th, shoppers should be quick as with […]
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  At the intersection of branded food sales and consumer demand grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food continues to resonate with consumers.  While new avenues of distribution continue to open-up driving customer trial, the frozen food court is increasingly playing a larger and larger role for many families according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]
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Chalk one up for the home team is an old adage we have all heard.  Touting the success of a new limited time offer or menu item is not the same as touting the success of an entire daypart; according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Marketing messaging, total unit […]
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Friday Daily on a Saturday? Hey, we all miss a deadline from time to time. Have a cup of coffee and catch up on the top retail news from yesterday… Uber is back in the news with yet another partnership, this time with Mercari (a resale marketplace), where they are offering a “no meet-up delivery” […]
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The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Wes Schroll, co-founder & CEO of Fetch Rewards, a mobile shopping platform that rewards shoppers for buying the brands they love.  Follow Wes on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wes-schroll-98164418/Follow Fetch Rewards online at: http://fetchrewards.comDownload the Fetch Rewards app for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fetch-rewards-for-receipts/id1182474649Download the Fetch rewards app […]
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Raydiant’s Future of Workspace Series featured interviews with experts and professionals to learn more about how the workplace experience will evolve.  Here are some of our favorite responses: What Workplace Technologies Will Be The Most Important In The Years Ahead? Nick Iovacchini, CEO of KettleSpace A hybrid infrastructure includes more obvious communication and collaboration tools […]
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A cannabis dispensary has opened in the same location that formerly housed a Sprint store at the Union Landing shopping center in Union City, CA. “When you go into dispensaries you’ll be shocked,” said Bill Schrader, owner of Austin Group, which leased the space. “The store is a cross between an Apple store and a […]
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Uber Technologies is continuing to scale its massive logistics buildup with two new retail partnerships. The ridesharing service will now provide same-day grocery delivery for Costco in Texas, and will help Mercari take its “no-meetup garage sale” marketplace nationwide. The Costco pilot will begin at 25 warehouse stores in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, with seven […]
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Raydiant’s Future of Workspace Series featured interviews with experts and professionals to learn more about how the workplace experience will evolve. Here are some of our favorite responses: What will the workplace of the future look like? Nick Iovacchini, CEO of KettleSpace Hybrid is here to stay! This is a true sea change moment in […]
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Raydiant’s Future of Workspace Series featured interviews with experts and professionals to learn more about how the workplace experience will evolve. You likely don’t have time to read every interview so we’ve pulled together some of our favorite answers: Zoë Morris, President of Frank Recruitment Group and Mason Frank International If preparation is half the […]
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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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Iceland Managing Director, Richard Walker, has called on the UK government to take urgent action and add supermarket store workers to its quarantine rules exemption list. Supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers in England will now be exempt. The move comes after the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate began to affect the availability […]
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Food stores led the way in the increase in retail sales in June, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Food stores reported a sales increase of 4.2% in June compared with the previous month, with anecdotal evidence suggesting the increase was due to the Euro 2020 football championship. Overall […]
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Coin Telegraph reports that Bitcoin Depot announced “that more than 700 of its Bitcoin ATM machines had already been installed at Circle K convenience stores in 30 U.S. states as part of the new partnership. The crypto ATM distributer said the expansion could provide underserved communities with financial access tools and attract more people to […]
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Delivery service Instacart announced yesterday what it called the “first phase of the company’s next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada,” saying that it will work with automation partner Fabric to build warehouses for its retail partners, using them to make the fulfillment process more efficient […]
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Regarding out story about how liquor-to-go remains a good business for restaurants, many of which hope it will remain legal in post-pandemic days, one MNB reader wrote: Liquor regulation is a patchwork of insanity left over from the Prohibition era now a full century past. In a moment when understanding history and the context of […]
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Cressida Granger is the owner of Mathmos.com, a name you might actually remember as being the original creator and inventor of the famed lava lamp. She is a more recent member of the ECF community, and I wanted to get her on to talk about her story and her business because it is so incredibly […]
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Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach further into e-commerce, its first big move since going public in June by way of a SPAC: it is paying $800 million in a combination of cash and stock to buy […]
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Last year, multiple lockdowns and store closures forced fashion retailers to go online. This digital transformation is the key to navigating today’s rocky runway. We have seen new shops, small shops and global fashion brands create or add a stronger online presence to adapt to the changes the pandemic created.   Another residual challenge that […]
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The Dolce & Gabbana store on Bond Street, London, presents a signature style collection, framed by the white wooden window trim and architectural features of the classically designed facade. The elegantly modern, yet timeless fashionable pieces pop against colourful Sicilian styled cart wheels with clashing traditional patterns of floral motifs and provincial charm. With sophistication […]
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Future fit organizations are quickly adopting hybrid and native clouds, automating wherever possible, and bringing their agile and DevOps practices to a more mature and broader level. At the same time, testing tools, testing practices, and testing software IP developed by vendors have all increased the infusion of AI. The consequence is that ruthless or […]

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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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Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]

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