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  1. Technology & Innovation
Incredible digital user experiences sit at the heart of a successful retail brand. Subpar shopping experiences won’t be tolerated by today’s digitally savvy consumers: 69% of online shopping carts are abandoned, and whilst the reasons for abandonment are wide and varied, many relate back to poor user experience. Brands can’t afford to ignore any factors […]
  1. Department: Food
  The age-old question; What’s for Dinner, is at the intersection of saving time and inflation weights heavily on consumer minds today. At Sprouts they are just beginning to see how important that intersection can be to their top and bottom-line according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The New York Times reports that “Penguin Random House’s deal to buy Simon & Schuster, a rival publisher, is close to collapsing after Simon & Schuster’s parent company decided to allow the purchase agreement to expire, according to a person familiar with the decision who spoke anonymously to discuss confidential deliberations. The deal was already […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
I just want to thank all the MNB readers who sent me congratulatory emails on Friday as MorningNewsBeat celebrated its 21st birthday.  As I said in my FaceTime video, I couldn’t do it without you. Nobody has any right to expect the kind of approbation that I get every day from the MNB community, and […]
  1. Retailer Media
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Kristi Argyilan, SVP & Head of Albertsons Media Collective, the retail media arm for Albertsons Companies. Follow Kristi Argyilan on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristiargyilan/Follow Albertsons Media Collective on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/albertsons-media-collective/Follow Albertsons Media Collective online at: http://albertsonsmediacollective.com Part I with Evan Hovorka – http://cpgguys.com/amc-pacvue/Part […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Deliveries from more than 2,000 Rite Aid stores in 16 states will be powered by the Grubhub Marketplace, making thousands of the retailer’s OTC, wellness products and snacks more accessible to consumers. Rite Aid items are now available on the Grubhub+ membership program, which offers no-fee deliveries on orders of $12 or more. Additionally, National […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The Associated Press reports that “a coalition of consumer groups is asking grocery chains to rethink their digital-only coupons, saying the deals discriminate against people who don’t have smartphones or reliable internet access.” According to the story, “Edgar Dworsky, a consumer advocate and former assistant attorney general in Massachusetts who runs the website Consumer World,” […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
MNB reader Janis Raye wanted to weigh in on our self-scanning conversation: Just a comment on self-scanning (which I only do if I have a very small number of groceries). I worked for Citibank way back in the day when ATMs were just being installed. Within the bank, it was acknowledged that they were intended […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
In the largest layoffs in Amazon’s almost three decades of doing business, the company said yesterday it plans to cut about 10,000 jobs as it prepares for a possible recession and deals with a post-pandemic reduction in its e-commerce business. The 10,000 number – which is said to be “fluid” and dependent on final decisions […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
CHICAGO — Walmart’s Sam’s Choice oatmilk chocolate bar; Albertsons’Signature Reserve ravioli with porcini mushrooms and truffle; and biodegradable household cleaner from Sprouts Farmers Market are among PLMA’s 2022 Salute to Excellence award winners for store brand innovation. They join nearly 100 other Salute to Excellence winners announced today at PLMA’s 2022 Private Label Trade Show […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Seattle Times reports that “Albertsons’ investors hoping for their share of a promised $4 billion payment must wait at least another week for a payout bound up in a controversial merger with rival Kroger.  “On Thursday, King County Superior Court Judge Ken Schubert extended through Nov. 17 a week-old restraining order on the payment. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) (“Albertsons Cos.” or “the Company”) today announced that the Washington State Court has postponed the date of the hearing regarding the temporary restraining order (“TRO”) granted to the State of Washington. The TRO restrains the Company from paying the previously announced $6.85 per share Special Dividend (the “Special Dividend”) […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Reuters reports that a US federal court judge has refused to temporarily block a $4 billion dividend payment to its shareholders in advance of the company’s proposed acquisition by Kroger. According to the story, “The federal court in Washington D.C. denied issuing a restraining order in the case, which was filed by the attorneys general […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Lots of reaction to yesterday’s”What’s wrong with America” FaceTime video.  One MNB reader wrote: You are right, people don’t care anymore; there is almost a pathetic pride in doing whatever pleases you and that SUV is a perfect example. That guy could care less or maybe it’s some spoiled kid who would go home and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Responding to yesterday’s mention in FaceTime about a New York Times piece about climate change, one MNB reader wrote: On the Climate Change article, what was frightening was the statistic that by 2050, 100 million Americans will experience at last one summer day of 125 degrees temps. Living in Minneapolis, we are unable to comprehend […]

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  2. Department: Consumer Durables
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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  2. Channel: Grocery
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  2. Corporate Strategy
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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