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The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Eva Wang, head of Commerce & Partnerships at Firework, a B2B interactive short form web story livestreaming & video platform for brands to engage and convert their website visitors. This is the third of a 3 part partnership episode series with Firework. Follow […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With 2021 in the rearview, it’s time to evaluate winners and losers in the food delivery space. From a platform perspective, DoorDash still leads the pack with a wide margin over competitors Uber Eats and Grubhub. In Q4, DoorDash captured about 59% of all sales across the three platforms. Throughout the year, Uber Eats has […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
There is no doubt that the tight labor market is leading to rising salaries, new perks, wage inflation, food cost inflation, etc. Most concerning to many is the rise in unionization of restaurant employees and the onslaught of unforeseen consequences resulting from the rise of restaurant worker unionization. Regular readers of this blog know that […]
  1. Corporate Finance
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. on Tuesday reported increased sales and earnings for its fiscal 2021 third quarter, which ended December 4. Identical sales increased 5.2%; on a two-year stacked basis identical sales growth was 17.5%. Digital sales increased 9%; and the gain on a two-year stacked basis was 234%. Net income was $424.5 million, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) (the “Company”) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended December 4, 2021. Third Quarter of Fiscal 2021 Highlights Identical sales increased 5.2%; on a two-year stacked basis identical sales growth was 17.5% Digital sales increased 9%; on a two-year stacked basis digital sales […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
More than 28,000 pounds of ground beef processed by Interstate Meat Dist. Inc. of Clackamas, OR, is being recalled over concerns it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The products were sold under the private labels of grocers including Albertsons, Kroger, Walmart and WinCo Foods in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
  1. Channel: Grocery
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. on Monday announced the own brand products chosen by customers as the winners of its inaugural FRESH PICKS Exclusive Product Awards. The company’s Signature SELECT Ice Cream + Store Baked Cookies combination topped the list, according to the company, which said that six additional products were also awarded the FRESH […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Scottish wholesaler J W Filshill is increasing investment in category management for KeyStore retailers by appointing its first dedicated space planner. Iain Main joins the Glasgow-based wholesaler as category range planner having worked with food retailers for over 20 years. Main has had a career that has included spells with Safeway, Somerfield and the Co-op. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Business Insider has a story suggesting that Instacart is considering an arrangement with robotics company Tortoise that would essentially use a hub-and-spoke model, with one dark warehouse and a half-dozen or so “floating” remote control robots that would deployed in specific neighborhoods to make rapid deliveries. Tortoise’s co-founder/president, Dmitry Shevelenko, says that he sees “Tortoise […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Denver Post reports that local members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) have voted to authorize a strike against Kroger-owned King Soopers, as the union looks at a contract that expires at the end of this week. The story points out that “King Soopers and City Market, both owned by Cincinnati-based Kroger […]
  1. Corporate Finance
BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) will release financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended December 4, 2021, before the market opens on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. ACI will host a conference call that day at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, which will include a brief discussion of the results followed […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) will release financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended December 4, 2021, before the market opens on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. ACI will host a conference call that day at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, which will include a brief discussion of the results followed […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
 It looks as if the grocery foodservice sector is about to have a great year according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “maybe this time grocery stores will capitalize on the consumer trend that has changed the face of food retail the grocerant niche. Albertsonsis showing signs that […]
  1. Channel: Mass
NEW YORK – The Honest Company’s founder and chief creative officer Jessica Alba and CEO Nick Vlahos have been added to the list of speakers slated to appear next month at NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show. The pair will share insights on how the company has navigated the clean lifestyle movement to emerge as a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Just as other industries felt the effects of COVID-19 in full force, so did grocers. Grocers across the globe served as essential businesses during the worst of the pandemic while making sure the public had access to a steady food supply.  Over the last 18 months, consumer behaviors have shifted and that’s forced grocers to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Albertsons today said that it has launched a new consumer auto-replenishment program, dubbed Schedule & Save, in select markets, with plans to roll it out nationally. Albertsons describes the offering as a “new auto-replenishment offering online so loyalty members can ensure their grocery and household essentials always remain in-stock. Developed with convenience-seekers in mind, the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Albertsons has launched two new digital offerings – Meal Planning and Schedule & Save. The new capabilities will offer loyalty members integrated menu planning and shopping list creation and the ability to auto-replenish essential items on their lists, according to the retailer.   

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