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The Boston Globe has a piece about “CVS rage,” which it characterizes this way: “CVS, how do we hate thee? Let us count the ways: “We dread thine long pharmacy lines, that sometimes end in frustration, with a stressed-looking employee rooting around aimlessly for a bag with your name on it, or informing you that […]
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Target has announced the launch of its new “dealworthy” private label that it says “features low prices on nearly 400 everyday no-frills basics, providing incredible value on apparel & accessories, essentials & beauty, electronics and home items — from laundry detergent and toothbrushes to undergarments, paper plates and more — without sacrificing quality for the […]
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Target Corp. announced it has launched a new private label product line for price-conscious consumers called dealworthy. The assortment of 400 everyday basics will include apparel and accessories, essentials and beauty, as well as electronics and home items. Items will start at less than $1 and with most under $10, the prices are designed to […]
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Last year was an uncertain one.  Though many of the economic indicators were excellent, including the low unemployment numbers and strong GDP growth, there was a lot of uncertainty in the market throughout the year.   In the martech ecosystem, publishers continued to feel the pains after the COVID-19 bump. Still, I believe that had […]
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An Amazon Just Walk Out technology powered store has opened at Lesley University in the US. Lesley University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its students can now experience a frictionless shopping experience on campus, with the likes of snacks and drinks available to buy. In a LinkedIn post, Brisbane Vaillancourt, Regional Vice President […]
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The CPG Guys are joined by Craig Dubitsky, a serial entrepreneur who created Eis Lip Blam, Hello oral care products and now happy Coffee (along with actor Robert Downey Jr.) Follow Craig on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-dubitskyFollow happy on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/we-are-happy-products/Follow happy online at: https://www.happyproducts.com/ We ask Craig these questions: Why don’t we start with […]
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Target has introduced a new low-price owned brand called Dealworthy — featuring more than 400 products ranging in price from less than $1 to $10 — and revamped its 15-year-old everyday essentials brand Up&Up with new branding, product reformulations and additions to the assortment. Target’s owned brands are one of the most successful pieces of its […]
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Record-breaking Success for Premium Private Label Ranges In line with the growing number of those in difficult financial situations, we found that 97% of shoppers can be described as discounters. This holiday season, Aldi and Lidl both experienced record-breaking sales. Lidl reported a 12% increase in sales year on year and an 11% increase in […]
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The UK slipped into a technical recession in the final quarter of 2023 according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The fall in economic output was steeper than most economists expected, with the economy barely growing over the course of last year. Despite the slowing economy, consumer confidence is up on […]
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Sustainability in Festival Fashion As sustainability becomes more of a priority for festival goers, with initiatives like using turf to generate electricity at the Isle of Wight Festival, or Green Man Festival’s solar-powered stages, and hydrogen and hydrotreated vegetable oil power; fashion will experience similar trends. Many consumers are turning to renting a summer wardrobe […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. today introduced a new low-price owned brand, dealworthy, that promises “incredible value” on nearly 400 everyday basic items. The new line allows the retailer to offer its shoppers more affordable options, with prices starting at less than $1, while strengthening its portfolio of owned brands. “With the introduction of our newest […]
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Colorado Attorney Journal Phil Weiser yesterday filed a lawsuit designed to block Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons, saying the the deal would be anticompetitive. Axios reports that “Weiser has been leading a multi-state investigation since December 2022 and is the second state to sue following Washington … The announcement said the deal not […]
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L’Occitane En Provence has announced the launch of its third virtual store this year, in partnership with Emperia. This initiative aims to redefine the celebration of Ramadan, offering an interactive experience that emphasises togetherness, gifting, and self-reflection. People can enter a traditional Middle Eastern house, set within a warm village atmosphere, designed in collaboration with […]
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  The consumer is dynamic not static, and Dunkin’, founded in 1950, is the largest coffee and donuts brand in the United States, with more than 13,200 restaurants in nearly 40 global markets is more customer relevant today than ever according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   Dunkin’s Customer-focused […]
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Lynx is bringing a new fragrance to its core range with Jungle Fresh, the fragrance will be available in body spray, anti-perspirant, stick and shower gel. The Jungle Fresh fragrance pulls on current trends for herbal and botanical influences and has been developed to meet… This story continues at New Lynx fragrance Or just read […]
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We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]
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Joining us for a deep dive on creating remarkable brand stories and driving powerful customer engagement are two industry veterans who will also be gracing the stage at next month’s Shoptalk event in Las Vegas. Christiane Pendarvis, co-CEO of Pattern Beauty, Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair care brand, and Andrea Moore, Chief Digital Officer of NEST […]
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In this week’s Video Forum, Crystal Lennartz, recently named president of Health Mart and Health Mart Atlas, talks about her priorities for the network of independent drug stores. Among the subjects she addresses are the resilience of independents, efforts to revamp pharmacy payment models, and the continuing appeal of drug store ownership. The post Video […]
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Sally Beauty and The Black Hair Experience have partnered for two experiential event pop-ups designed to braid together students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with Black and female-founded beauty brands. The Rooted in Success program’s first pop-up will be in Atlanta on Feb. 24, 2024, followed by a Washington, D.C. pop-up on March […]
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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – At the Opening General Session of the 2024 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference today, a central message rang clear: NACDS is committed to winning on pivotal issues and to charting the course for innovation that advances pharmacy and that benefits all Americans. The 2024 Conference — […]
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  Regular readers of this blog know that Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® has been proving industry leading insights at the intersection of cooking from home and eating out since 1991.  You also know that McDonald’s is one of the most popular fast-food chains in the world, serving millions of […]
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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
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ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
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We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]

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