Stores & Formats

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US-based specialty cake company, Nothing Bundt Cakes, has reached a significant milestone with the opening of its 600th store in Tampa – Town ‘N’ Country, Florida. This new location marks a pivotal point in the company’s strategic expansion, having already established a strong presence across 40 states in the US and in Canada.
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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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AI is revolutionizing retail, delivering substantial returns, enhancing customer personalization, optimizing supply chain management, and streamlining operations. Join us as we highlight real-life examples and best practices from industry leaders who are leveraging AI to transform their businesses and stay ahead of the competition. Today’s Rundown State of the Consumer 2024: What’s now and what’s […]
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Bob’s EMS Holdings, parent company of Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS), has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The retailers, which operate approximately 50 stores and employ nearly 800 full- and part-time employees, generated $131.85 million in net revenue last year, according to CEO David Barton in […]
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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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​[[“value”:” Dive Brief The chains, in a “liquidity crisis” since their bank found them to be in default, require emergency funding to make payroll Friday. Published June 21, 2024 A Bob’s Stores location. The retailer and sister company Eastern Market Sports previously filed under Chapter 11 seven years ago. “Bob’s Stores” by Mike Mozart is […]
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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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Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Remarkable Retail #podcast, recorded live in Barcelona at Shoptalk Europe. Our guest is the talented and dynamic  Maryam (Mary) Ghahremani, CEO of Bambuser.     Together, we delve into the future of global retail and commerce, focusing on the video platforms and merchandising that is revolutionizing the shopping […]
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ARLINGTON, Texas — The next milestone in the development of a vibrant community dedicated to nonfoods products within FMI – The Food Industry Association will be reached in September, when the group’s first business conference devoted to such categories is convened here. Held in conjunction with FMI’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), the nonfoods event will […]
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ARLINGTON, Va. — For supermarket operators, the nonfoods business is a riddle. An afterthought for many shoppers — and arguably, in some cases at least, for the retailers themselves — products in the category generally deliver significantly higher margins than food and beverages. Increasing sales would go a long way toward improving the financial outlook […]
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There’s a lot of debate about what it takes to create scroll-stopping ads and award-winning campaigns, but here’s one truth we’ll always stand by: Market research is the backbone of every successful strategy.  When you know how to do market research, you have the power to understand consumers and make data-led decisions with confidence. Without […]
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Recently crowned French Open boys’ wheelchair doubles champion Ruben Harris has thanked Stelling Minnis Stores, Making a Difference Locally (MADL) and Galaxy Ripple for their part in his success. Nisa retailer Sijia He-Xinyang Yu, owner of Stelling Minnis Stores, recently donated £1,000 to the Canterbury… This story continues at MADL and Galaxy Ripple partnership supports […]
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An analysis – commissioned by the Association of Convenience Stores – recently found Trading Standards needs a significant funding injection of £168,340,000 over five years if it is to fully enforce vape legislation across the UK. This figure represents a near 30% increase in net… This story continues at Vape sector develops licensing framework to […]
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Waitrose is extending its collaboration with Blue Yonder with the addition of the supply chain solution provider’s forecasting capability. The move marks the first significant introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into Waitrose’s forecasting – and is designed to improve the  levels of availability across the retailer’s stores. Rather than relying on historical sales data and […]
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PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid plans to close 12 more Michigan stores, according to published reports citing a court filing earlier this week as the company seeks to exit federal bankruptcy protection. The document, filed Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, did not indicate when the stores would be shuttered or what would happen […]
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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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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — KISS Products has debuted their partnership with 2020 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion, Suni Lee, naming her a brand ambassador for the NEW KISS Salon X-tend LED Soft Gel System.  In her role as a Brand Ambassador, Suni will be the face of the Salon X-tend LED Soft Gel System, and will be featured […]
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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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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
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  The success of the grocerant niche is based in large part on convenience, time, and the ‘halo’ of better for you according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who believe that the Smoothie Keg just might be the right product at the right time to drive incremental top line […]
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Digital product agency Inviqa has measured the carbon impact of the UK websites of 50 leading retailers to demonstrate the role their digital and tech teams can play in delivering sustainable e-commerce. Combined, the 50 websites benchmarked would require an estimated 1.3 million trees to be planted to offset the carbon generated by hosting the […]
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DALLAS — Skincare brand Cetaphil has launched a new digital campaign, “Made for Phil,” seeking to shift the dialogue on male skincare routines. The campaign features two hero videos on Cetaphil’s social channels introducing the “Ceta Six Pack” and the “CetaGrill,”  a 30,000 BTU barbecue grill with custom holders for Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. “There is […]
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A Nisa Local has been opened near Manchester Airport by retailer Sunny Patel, who already operates two other Nisa stores. The latest store is 3,000sq ft and is on the site of what was a children’s play centre. The new store offers an unusually wide… This story continues at Nisa Local opens near Manchester Airport […]
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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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From Humble Beginnings to Grocerant Guru’s Dream: A Look Back Ever since the convenience store (c-store) industry’s inception, it’s battled the stereotype of peddling just “gas station food.” But according to Steven Johnson, the Tacoma, WA-based Grocerant Guru®, a new era is upon us, and ARKO Corp. is at the forefront. The Rise of the […]
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SAN FRANCISCO — Sally Beauty and Instacart have announced a partnership to offer same-day delivery. Customers can now select from over 7,000 products to be delivered in as fast as an hour. The partnership will be available nationwide with offerings from more than 2,200 Sally Beauty store locations, following a successful smaller collaboration with Instacart […]
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NEW YORK— MET-Rx has launched a new campaign with John Cena, using CapCut video software to offer a library of turnkey video templates and filters on Tiktok. In a series of accompanying new videos, Cena calls on fans to share their “biggest flex” by using the filter in creative ways to showcase their achievements. The […]
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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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