Stores & Formats

Articles on brick and mortar, store formats, etc.

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  Once again, Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson predicts that 2022 will be a record year of chain restaurant discontinuity.  Specifically, with more chain restaurant closing stores and fewer total chain restaurants open entering 2023. Regular readers of this blog know that back in the day (2005) the team at Foodservice Solutions® released a White Paper Restaurant Consumer Discontinuity; we […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including drone deliveries, Bitcoin rewards, smart shopping carts, and autonomous convenience stores. Pinterest and Samsung Pinterest has teamed with Samsung to launch of the first ever ‘flippable’ Pin on its platform. The aim is to show people just […]
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For most of the time that retailers have existed, the only option shoppers had when they wanted to buy something was to go to a physical store and purchase in person. Then came eCommerce, which added online shopping to the mix, and more recently, the emergence of the omnichannel commerce concept, which some industry players […]
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“It sounds cliché, but data drives Instacart’s entire business—our logistics and shopping processes, as well as our ordering experience, are all based on data,” explains Abhi Kalakuntla, Engineering Manager on Instacart’s growing Data Infrastructure team. Thousands of algorithms inform the data models that make Instacart run—if those algorithms don’t work or our data models are […]
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The past two years have already, most likely, accelerated your investment in your app’s growth. In case you’re still on the fence, out of the estimated four hours that U.S. adults spend on their phones each day, 88 percent of that time happens within apps. Putting your app at the center of your omnichannel strategy […]
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After a 17 year hiatus, Tammy Girl is back, with fast fashion giant Asos relaunching the brand on its website. In 2005, Tammy Girl closed its high street stores after being bought by BHS, leaving UK pre-teens distraught. Manchester based, digital fashion firm, Daisy Street acquired the brand and partnered with Asos for a capsule […]
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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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Nisa has begun to stock Co-op’s summer range of food and drink in an effort to help stores boost sales in the next three months. The “Summer Feastival” range includes dips and side salads, picnic and barbecue foods, ice-creams, tubs and cones, as well as new drinks lines. The range is backed by a full […]
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In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]
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An internal video featuring Deirdre O’Brien, Apple vice president of people and retail, included a message to store associates that individuals leading efforts to organize stores do “not have a deep understanding of Apple” or its business. The Apple store employees engaged in organizing their coworkers have accused the tech giant of engaging in union […]
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WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government red tape, are among the effects of the nation’s shortage of […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree reported a 43.2% increase in net income, to $536.4 million for the first quarter ended April 30. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter increased 48.1% to a first-quarter company record $2.37, compared to $1.60 in the prior year’s quarter, the company said Thursday. Consolidated net sales increased 6.5% to $6.90 […]
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Retail Technology Show, the flagship show for retail that brings together future-forward innovators and Europe’s most forward-thinking retailers, has promised an even ‘bigger and better’ show in 2023, as it announces it has expanded its show floor for next year’s expo. Attracting over 6,850 senior retail professionals during the two-day event, held at London Olympia […]
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Customer retention is a bigger issue now than ever before for retailers, as consumers have an increasing amount of variety and choice when it comes to where they make their purchases – particularly online. It is estimated that globally there are a total of 26 million ecommerce stores – a figure that grows by the […]
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Today in data, as retailers report higher in-store sales, consumers say they prefer tailored online shopping experiences. Data $1.05B: First quarter sales by Urban Outfitters, which reports a dip in eCommerce shopping and a rise in in-store traffic 9%: Drop in eCommerce sales from 2021 reported by Dick’s Sporting Goods as customers returned to the […]
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The Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA), the trade group representing the entire Out Of Home (OOH) advertising industry, today released a comprehensive methodology for capturing mobile advertising IDs that represent the audience exposed to Digital Moving Out-of-Home (DMOOH) media. The guide is a road map for addressing the challenges of capturing accurate […]
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Parliament yesterday discussed the vital role of local shop workers in an all-party meeting on the future of retail employment. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Future of Retail heard evidence from several industry bodies, including the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), the Retail Trust and shopworkers’ union Usdaw. The aim of the session […]
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  What’s for Dinner is the age-old question every parent hears, and most say I don’t know.  Today more and more families or looking online, or for new avenues of fresh food distributions in the way of meals and meal components that can be mixed and matched into perfect family meal.   Alternative fresh food […]
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Kroger said yesterday that it is opening a new “spoke facility,” powered by Ocado, in Central Ohio, that it says “will extend the grocer’s reach and ability to provide fresh and friendly services to its customers … The 61,000-square-foot facility located on Shook Rd in Lockbourne will collaborate with the fulfillment hub in Monroe, Ohio and […]
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dot.LA reports that Amazon has opened its first clothing store – Amazon Style, located in the The Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, California, about 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Here’s how the story describes the store: “The floor is massive – laying out original products from Amazon’s own apparel lines alongside name […]
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Axios reports that “dozens of Sears Hometown stores are closing and holding liquidation sales, according to Facebook posts from the shuttering locations … Sears Hometown was touted in a November 2019 news release as a ‘network of more than 400 independently-owned and operated, dealer-managed smaller-format stores’ selling ‘a range of home products, including appliances, lawn […]
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Amazon.com opened its first brick-and-mortal apparel store on Wednesday, leveraging technology to set itself apart as it tries to grow its physical presence. Called Amazon Style, the new store, located in California, features machine learning technology to help customers find clothes and personalize recommendations as well as interactive dressing rooms. The store stocks men’s and […]
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Costco is expected to report gains in sales and earnings as its combination of low prices and products for everyday life attract shoppers to its warehouse stores. The chain is further buoyed by its gas stations that offer members savings over market rates.
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Starbucks announced yesterday that it is selling its Evolution Fresh business to Bolthouse Farms.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement said that “Evolution Fresh is a leading producer of primarily organic, cold-pressed, premium juice products. By joining forces with Bolthouse Farms – the No. 1 super premium refrigerated beverage brand and largest […]
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Nordstrom announced yesterday via email to members of its Trunk Club shopping service that it is closing the service down, effective the end of the month. On its website and in an email, the retailer said: “As a valued Nordstrom Trunk Club customer, we thank you and appreciate your loyalty. “While we will no longer […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 

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