Stores & Formats

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American singer, songwriter and businesswoman Beyoncé’s new haircare brand, Cécred, has gone live on Shopify. After teasing her fans (aka the BeyHive) about the venture last May, Beyoncé recently took to social media to announce her first ever beauty brand. Captioning a post on Instagram with “hair is sacred”, an accompanying video interspersed archive footage […]
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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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The modern retail business owner knows these facts: their customers expect an experience that’s efficient, effortless, and caters to their preferred way of buying. As consumer shopping habits continue to evolve — expedited in part due to the global pandemic that forever changed how we buy — retail operators must remain at the forefront of […]
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A new Vuse co-branded store has opened in Central London and manufacturer BAT said it highlights its commitment to building strong relationships with independent convenience stores across the nation. Hashim Tahir, B2B manager, BAT, announced in a LinkedIn post: “Exciting news for Vuse! “Our new… This story continues at Co-branded Vuse store opens in Central […]
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It’s no surprise that AI is reshaping the way businesses operate even at this very second. But does that mean for you to also hop on the bandwagon and implement it just because your competitors are? Well, the answer could be a yes or a no, depending on the type of business operation you seek […]
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Our guest this week is Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, VMLY&R who joins us to talk about the ever changing landscape of retail and consumer branding, customer engagement, and loyalty. In particular with dip into what defines high performance retail and the emerging world of “creative commerce.”  We also get a sneak preview of her […]
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In episode 440 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Ariela Nerubay, chief marketing officer and digital transformation evangelist at Curacao, a department store chain and retail lender that services underserved U.S. communities on the West Coast. Listen in as Nerubay provides an overview of the company (0:50), discusses the services and products provided […]
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Lifesaving defibrillators have been installed at two Southport Spar stores, and fundraising has started for a further two in the area. Spar Roe Lane and Spar Cambridge Road now have the defibrillators installed after collaborative work between local charity Southport Saviours and James Hall &… This story continues at Southport Saviours and Spar team up […]
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Strap in for a glimpse into the not-too-distant future where our retail escapades are getting an android-assisted upgrade! From precision shelf stocking to whizzing through checkouts, let’s wheel through six ways in which robots are already revolutionizing the entire shopping experience. Stockroom Sorting Shenanigans There’s now a wide variety of different types of robots for […]
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A concerning trend has emerged in the evolving retail landscape over the past few years: the spike in retail theft. As examples, Los Angeles and Dallas experienced staggering increases of 109 percent and 73 percent, respectively, in shoplifting incidents from H1 2022 to H2 2023. As the problem intensifies, communities are left grappling with 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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It’s been part of the national landscape for nearly 30 years and a familiar fixture in independent convenience stores throughout that time, so it’s no surprise there was some consternation among retailers when it was announced in March 2022 that – for the first time… This story continues at A win-win result? Big Story: Lottery […]
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UK shoppers are set for a new era of eye care as various Vision Express branches across the country shut down temporarily to make way for renovations. In August 2023, Vision Express’s Freshney Place Shopping Centre branch relocated to a new unit while their original spot on Newbiggin Walk underwent remodelling. They continue to offer […]
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  Boston Market, formerly known as Boston Chicken, began serving its homestyle meals of spit-roasted rotisserie chickens, made-from-scratch cornbread, and creamy mac and cheese in 1985. As it grew in popularity, it had about 1,200 locations at one time, according to Restaurant Business.  Today there are just over 300 locations in the United States and Puerto […]
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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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With an eye on its goal of becoming the leading family footwear retailer in the U.S., Shoe Carnival has acquired the 53-year-old Rogan’s Shoes for $45 million in cash. The addition of Rogan’s 28 stores throughout the Midwest makes Shoe Carnival the market leader in Wisconsin and establishes a store base for the company in […]
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J.Jill has achieved levels of customer loyalty that other retailers can only aspire to. The women’s apparel and accessories retailer, which generates nearly $600 million in annual sales via ecommerce and a footprint of 247 stores, boasts an average customer lifecycle spanning 10 years. A major reason for these high levels of engagement: J.Jill obsessively […]
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Glenn Faulkner has taken on the role of Hardware Product Manager at checkout-free stores firm AiFi. Faulkner joined the company in 2020, as Technical Program Manager, and was most recently Solutions Architect. Prior to AiFi, he was Client Delivery Analyst at Bossa Nova Robotics. His CV also includes stints as E-commerce Manager at J E […]
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Seeking to better serve the estimated one in four American adults with a disability, Starbucks will use its new Inclusive Spaces Framework for all newly opened and renovated company-owned stores in the U.S. The first store, in Washington, D.C., features optimized lighting and acoustics for better visual and audible communication and accessible equipment designs for […]
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Heineken 0.0, the alcohol-free beer, is bringing to life its partnership with ITV’s Coronation Street by giving Co-op’s drinks aisle the ‘Wetherfield’ treatment throughout February. The partnership for Heineken 0.0 and ITV will see 1,800 Co-op stores nationwide activate the campaign with floor stickers, digital… This story continues at Heineken 0.0 Co-op ad campaign Or […]
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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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Guess? has partnered with the global brand management firm WHP Global — which owns the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brands as well as a stake in Express — to acquire the New York-based fashion brand Rag & Bone. The deal is expected to close during Q1 of the Guess? 2025 fiscal year, […]
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ChatGPT is stagnating. The megahit chatbot from OpenAI has seen declining web traffic in five of the past eight months and is currently down 11% from its May 2023 peak. Its mobile app, meanwhile, is going nowhere fast, with fewer total users than Snapchat added last quarter alone.  Subscribe now The new data, from analytics […]
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The lawsuit brought by Colorado’s attorney general claims that the wholesaler and retailer doesn’t have the experience to run hundreds of stores and several more private brands.
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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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