1. Shopper & Customer
Before you launch your brand in the United Kingdom, it’s important to know what’s going on in today’s U.K. retail market as it may differ from the markets your brand currently has a presence in. Whether the British market is familiar territory or completely new, here’s a deep dive into understanding the U.K.’s marketplace, retailers, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  At the intersection of what’s for dinner, where will I get dinner, more and more consumers are asking what is the fastest solution (84.6%), then what is the cheapest (51.4), and will everyone be happy with the food (49.2%) according to Foodservice Solutions® most recent grocerant scorecards.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including H-E-B, AutoStore, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat, Wakefern Food Corp., and Trigo. 1. H-E-B taps AutoStore tech for ‘world’s most […]
  1. Retail Operations
US ecommerce giant Amazon has topped a survey which asked shoppers about their spending habits from Retail Week. Both UK grocers Tesco and Asda both followed with Aldi bringing up… The post Amazon tops ranking for customer experience appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Sireesh Nallanthighal has left Aldi UK, where he spent the past 16 years in various roles, most recently serving as Digital Transformation Lead. He is now Co-founder and CTO at TheCarCrowd, pitched as the UK’s first investment platform for classic and prestige cars. In a LinkedIn post, he said: “I have been blessed to have […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Walmart, DroneUp, Advanced Commerce, Metapack’s The Delivery Conference 2023, TalkShopLive, and JLo Beauty. UK e-commerce startup Advanced Commerce bags funding for merchandising platform […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Regular reader of this blog know that the halo of ‘better for you’ is one of the key drivers of the successful growth and consumer adoption of the grocerant niche.  According to Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Trader Joe’s focus on food quality, variety, portion size, combined with a true understanding […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Ariel dela Cruz GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Ariel dela Cruz has joined Dollar General as divisional vice president of store operations, in one of three executive moves announced by the company on Monday. Tim Jagneaux has joined Dollar General as vice president of construction, and Megan Kokoska has come aboard as vice president of digital engagement. […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
  Food matters even when it come to home value.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® shares with our regular readers year after year the research from California-based Attom Data Solutions, a provider of real estate and property data. So, here we go, according to a new analysis from Attom, Trader Joe’sleads the […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi is to run an emergency winter foodbank fund this Christmas to support local charities, foodbanks, and community groups. The fund will see the supermarket donate £250,000 to help organisations as they prepare to face heightened demand on their services. It builds on Aldi’s partnership with community engagement platform Neighbourly, which enables all of Aldi’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
The Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has described Amazon-owned Whole Foods as “not a good partner, period” for its closure of a once highly touted store in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. The store was originally opened six year ago, subsidized with $10.7 million in city money, and lauded for being part of […]
  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. Technology & Innovation
On Friday, we took note of a Wall Street Journal story about how “the U.S. economy grew at a 2.6% annual rate in the third quarter despite a slowdown in consumer spending during the summer amid high inflation and rising interest rates.”   I commented about the mixed messages: I’m not an economist, and have […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Aldi is to increase minimum hourly pay for its UK staff to £11 an hour from the start of next year. Starting rates will be even higher for those working in London – defined as within the M25 – at £12.45 an hour. The supermarket says this maintains its position as the highest-paying supermarket, with […]
  1. Channel: Drug
More comments from the MNB community about the proposed Kroger-Albertsons deal… One MNB reader wrote: One key learning after going through this process that I feel is evident to both Kroger and Albertsons management is the follow up to divestiture. Recall the Haggen’s debacle, where Albertsons sold some 88 stores to Haggen, (who failed miserably […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Data powered by Earnest’s Orion spend dataset. Supermarket sales excludes food sales at big box and warehouse club retailers like Walmart and Costco. Albertson’s (ACI) short run as a public company may be coming to a close as it enters talks to merge with the nation’s second largest grocer and largest supermarket chain, Kroger (KR). […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Bloomberg reports on how German discounter Aldi continues to gain market share in the UK, “gaining market share from bigger rivals as millions of Britons search for cheaper bills on their weekly shop.” It is, the story suggests, “a repeat of the aftermath of the financial crisis when Aldi and its fellow German discounter Lidl […]

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]