Department: Consumer Durables

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Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is making a bold move to attract the Gen Z demographic. The company is leveraging its affordable fashion line, No Boundaries, to entice this younger generation to not only buy clothes but also fresh food from their stores. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Walmart […]
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“Virtual reality is a medium for the extension of body and mind… constructed by the senses and only exists in the minds of users.” You may be thinking this sounds revolutionary, right? But it was actually published all the way back in 1993 by Frank Biocca and Mark Levy. The point we’re making is, like […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s has announced that Dave Burwick will join the company’s board of directors as a member of the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, effective immediately. “We are pleased to welcome Dave to our board,” said Bob Eddy, chairman and CEO.  “Dave brings over 30 years of strategic leadership experience in the […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark — In collaboration with Walmart Global Tech’s Sparkubate, Walmart will work with Agritask to pilot a technology solution program that is geared to enable sourcing managers to make more well-informed decisions on seasonal fruit crop yields such as cherries and blackberries. This first-of-its-kind Agritask initiative aims to secure surety of supply, reduce food […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. awarded $50,000 to minority- and women-owned businesses during the Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls. During the pitch competition component of the event, 15 companies from across the Midwest presented to a panel of judges and more than 150 event attendees. The […]
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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has named Tony Rogers as senior vice president, chief marketing officer. Rogers has served as chief marketing officer at Walmart and chief marketing officer at Signet Jewelers. At Dollar General, he will lead the company’s marketing, brand, media and personalization strategies across all digital channels and the DG Media Network. “I […]
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CHICAGO — In May 2024, U.S. retail sales, including both discretionary general merchandise and consumer packaged goods (CPG), changed very little compared to last year’s performance. During this period, spanning the four weeks ending June 1, 2024, revenue grew 1% and unit demand remained level with the same time last year. Consumers have adjusted their […]
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The global athleisure market is projected to grow 9.3% each year through 2030, reaching $358.07 billion in total value, according to Grand View Research. The firm noted that “the global shift towards more casual and adaptable attire has propelled athleisure into the forefront of fashion.” Gabby Hirata, Global Brand President for Halara, agrees with this […]
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Amazon has teamed up with media investment company GroupM to co-develop original, shoppable content for the new Amazon Live free ad-supported TV (FAST) channel, which launched in April 2024 on Amazon’s Prime Video and Freevee streaming TV services. The mobile experience that sits alongside Amazon Live’s streaming TV content. (Image courtesy Amazon) The partners will […]
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Nestlé Cereal is launching its new campaign, “Bring the Cheer with Cheerios,” celebrating its renewed partnership with the British Paralympic Association as we countdown to the Paris 2024 Summer Paralympic Games. Paralympic athletes Hannah Cockcroft OBE, Will Perry, Jack Hunter Spivey, Ellie Challis and Thomas… This story continues at Nestlé Cheerios teams with the British […]
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FinTech firm FreedomPay has announced the launch of its Donation on Device platform. In a LinkedIn post, Garrett Brennan, Director of External Affairs & Marketing at FreedomPay, said: “This game-changing platform feature lets you make charitable donations right at the Point of Sale, increasing awareness and support for charity organisations.” The founding partner for this […]
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NEW YORK — Retailers have a critical role to play in providing health care products and services in a way that is more personalized, inclusive, accessible and holistic, according to retail executives who spoke earlier this month at a WSL event called “Beyond Wellness. The Future of Health. What Shoppers Really Want.” Andrea Brookhart, director […]
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NEW YORK — Ahold Delhaize recently said it would shutter an undetermined number of underperforming Stop & Shop supermarkets this year, joining what some press reports have described as a “tsunami” of planned retail store closings. Coresight Research, which tracks store openings and closings, said that as of May 31, major U.S. retailers have announced […]
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Tractor Supply Co. will deploy the Base Price and Markdown pricing solutions from Revionics, an Aptos Company, to help scale optimized pricing across its 2,200 stores and ecommerce site. The rural lifestyle retailer has been a Revionics customer since 2010. “Tractor Supply is focused on providing customers with what they need at the everyday low […]
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Sports fan platform Fanatics has further solidified its presence in the world of collectibles through a new partnership with elite auction house Sotheby’s that the partners say will “redefine the trading card industry.” While Fanatics’ core business is focused on sports-related fan merchandise, the retailer made its first big move into the world of collectibles when […]
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Initially a cult classic among runners and exercise fiends, HOKA is now undeniably a mainstream phenomenon. In fact, HOKA parent company Deckers revealed in its Q4 and results for fiscal 2024, which ended March 31, 2024, that the brand’s net sales for the quarter increased 34% year over year, while its full fiscal year net […]
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As Euro 2024 approaches, a survey shows that Scottish football fans are planning to spend more than their English counterparts on food and drink during the tournament. Most of this will be spent at home, as only a quarter (25%) plan to enjoy the games… This story continues at Scottish fans predicted to spend even […]
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Walmart has relaunched its $2 billion No Boundaries private label fashion brand with styles, sizes and features designed to appeal to Gen Z consumers. Launching in Walmart stores on July 16, 2024, the reimagined line features 130 pieces spanning women’s clothing and intimates, men’s apparel, shoes and accessories, with 80% of the items retailing for […]
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ENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced Friday it will relaunch its fashion brand, No Boundaries. The company commissioned an expert design team to build the line with Gen Z customers in mind. This is the first time Walmart has dedicated fashion designers to the No Boundaries brand. “Refreshing our private brand portfolio is critical to our […]
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​[[“value”:” Dive Brief CEO Lisa Harper said that while 65% of the apparel retailer’s stores are currently inside malls, shoppers are increasingly going off-mall. Published June 14, 2024 A Torrid store. The company promoted two people to new executive roles on Wednesday and said a third is retiring this week. Daphne Howland/Retail Dive “]] 
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  In 2019, Chipotle Mexican Grill took a unique and proactive approach to brand elevation by participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee with its own version: the Chipotle Bee, For Real. This initiative was a testament to the power of innovative branding in driving future growth and creating a new energy within a brand.  […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]

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