1. Channel: Mass
“Supermarket price war: retailers to ‘come out fighting’ after Tesco’s pledge to cut more than 700 grocery items. “Move is likely to put pressure on other supermarket chains to follow suit, leading to significant savings for Irish consumers. “Ireland’s leading supermarkets are likely to follow Tesco’s lead in reducing the price of hundreds of products […]
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Newsweek reports that “Aldi has been named in a class action lawsuit in California that alleges it misrepresented its fruit and grain bars to consumers by claiming they only contain natural products. “In a filing with the U.S. District Court for central California on May 30, a lawyer for plaintiff Deana Lozano, a health care […]
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Aldi announced yesterday that it is working with Instacart to launch what they are calling Aldi Express, described as a “virtual convenience store.” According to the announcement, Aldi will use Instacart to get “Aldi-exclusive products to customers’ doors quicker than ever. From convenience items such as prepared foods, snacks and drinks to grocery staples and […]
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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 Six Flags, Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech, Aldi UK, Polytag, SADA, Frasers Group, Ingka Group, and Made4net. 1. […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi UK has partnered with recycling technology company Polytag. It will trial the deployment of Polytag’s invisible UV tags onto its packaging, starting from July. With the company’s unique readers installed at the Biffa Teeside recycling centre, Aldi will get insights on the quantity of its packaging that is actually recycled and be able to […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Retail TouchPoints and Design:Retail have unveiled the 2023 winners of the annual 40 Under 40 Awards, representing a dynamic and diverse class of executives who have contributed to industry progress.   The 40 Under 40 Awards have evolved to spotlight the personal and professional accomplishments of executives across the retail industry — from store design to CX […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
While inflation has been on the mind of everyone through 2022 and into this year, we recently have been hearing whispers of possible deflation in the near future. Naturally, this has many small retailers and grocers wondering what they would do to survive if that comes to pass. Starting in 2020, we saw larger retailers […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi will open 120 new U.S. stores this year, maintaining aggressive growth despite many retailers slowing down their expansions in the face of economic uncertainty. The additions will bring Aldi’s U.S. store total to more than 2,400 by the end of 2023 and will span the entire continental U.S., with an emphasis on the Southeast. […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Discount supermarket Aldi has hit record double-digit market share according to market researcher Kantar. The news comes as Kantar today announced that UK grocery inflation has eased slightly to 17.3% in April. Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer, Aldi UK, commented: “Shoppers are voting with their feet by switching from more expensive supermarkets to Aldi. As we hit this new market […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Grocery price inflation rose by 17.3% in the four weeks to 16 April 2023, down marginally on the 17.5% recorded in the previous four weeks according to the latest data from Kantar. Take home grocery sales grew by 8.1% over the month to mid-April. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar, said: […]
  1. Data & Insights
As economies worldwide roar back after 2022’s downturn, retailers are looking for ways to capitalize on a flurry of new consumer activity. Armed with insights from the bumpy years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to data-driven strategies to shore up their customer base and find new markets. One important tool for driving retail […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Consumers have struggled with rising inflation concerns for well over a year, and the uncertainty has profoundly impacted family spending decisions.  As the economic downturn stretches into the second quarter of 2023, consumer confidence is still on shaky ground, even as inflation shows signs of slowing down.  According to a study by Deloitte, consumer concern […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Yesterday we had a piece about how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unit of the US Department of Labor “has inspected more than 270 Dollar General stores and found 111 instances of workplace safety violations. The agency has also imposed more than $15.5 million in penalties during that period, according to data provided […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
At the intersection of What’s for Dinner and Food Sales is the United States Department of Agriculture SNAP Program.  So just what is SNAP: SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. Focus o Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]
  1. International
The Guardian reports that the John Lewis retail group in the UK, which is 100 percent employee-owned, “is in the early stages of exploring a plan” that would change the ownership structure of the company as it tries to raise the equivalent of more than $2 billion (US). The money, Bloomberg reports, “would go toward […]
  1. Associates & Employees
There were more pay rises for retail workers this week as Aldi raised its rates for store assistants to £11.40 an hour nationally and £12.85 in London. For staff with longer service, Aldi’s rates will go even higher, at £12.30 nationally and £13.15 within the M25. Aldi said more than 28,000 staff would see their […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
According to, the U.S. food market is worth $1.5 trillion annually, or roughly 4 percent of the domestic gross product. $800 billion of that revenue is from supermarkets and food stores. Compare this to the U.S. apparel market, which is estimated to be worth $318 billion (Statistica). And while the retail industry often focuses […]

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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
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From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
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Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]