1. Merchandising
Aldi is rolling out recycling bins for soft plastics across almost all its UK stores, with a view to helping customers recycle tonnes of problem materials a year. Following the success of the trial last year, the move now means that customers can return all types of clean, soft plastic packaging – including crisp packets, […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
dunnhumby has released a special edition of its Retailer Preference Index (RPI), looking at which grocers are best serving their customers in a faltering economy, and concluded that the top five are Market Basket, Aldi, WinCo, Grocery Outlet and Save A Lot. Rounding out the top 10:  Lidl, Dollar General, Food4LessFoodsCo, Family Dollar, and Military […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Market Basket is rated the top U.S. grocer in terms of gaining customers as consumer prices rise, according to a special edition of the Retailer Preference Index (RPI) from dunnhumby, a provider of customer data and analysis. Market Basket topped all 69 retailers in the Inflation RPI rankings, ahead of household […]
  1. Retail Operations
Aldi has partnered with operations experience management (OXM) platform, ParcelLab to accelerate its customer experience in the UK, becoming the first UK supermarket to do so. As a result of… The post Aldi partners with ParcelLab to improve omnichannel offering appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi, which recently overtook Morrisons to become the UK’s fourth largest supermarket, has announced a partnership with delivery operations experience management firm parcelLab. It will use parcelLab’s platform for its pre-dispatch and outbound communications. parcelLab’s technology ensures customers will receive Aldi branded communications about deliveries and returns direct from the retailer for non-grocery related online […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Yesterday, Wegmans customers received the following email from Colleen Wegman, the company’s president/CEO, announcing the end of the company’s SCAN app, which allowed customers to scan their groceries as they shopped the store: Hello there, As a valued customer and user of our SCAN App, we’re writing to let you know as  of Sunday, September […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Fortune is out with its list of the best retail workplaces, and Wegmans – as often happens – tops the list of large retailers cited in the annual compendium. In order, the other large retailers making the list are Target, Sheetz, Altar’d State (a lifestyle and fashion brand), Publix, and Nugget.  Aldi comes in at […]
  1. Department: Food
Aldi has announced plans to remove best before dates from around 60 of its own brand products by the end of the year to help tackle food waste in homes. The fresh fruit and veg lines include apples and pears, citrus fruits, potatoes, carrots and onions. The move, which could help households to save on […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Yesterday we took note of a MarketWatch report on a new JP Morgan survey saying that Walmart raised its food prices during the past quarter more than  any of its major competitors – 5.5 percent, compared to 4.6 percent at Target, 4.4 percent at Kroger, 2.9 percent at Albertsons, and 0.5 percent at Sprouts.” MNB […]
  1. Merchandising
As I drove home a few days ago, I noticed the amount of litter along the sides of the roadway. Cans, coffee cup lids, wrappers, and empty water bottles decorated the shoulder where flowers would have been more pleasing. Who’s to blame for this waste? The consumers who throw it out of their car windows, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The New York Times has a story about what are called “salvage food stores,” which are gaining new relevance and popularity as inflation continues to weigh on many US consumers. An excerpt: “A new batch of customers has discovered the joys and pitfalls of shopping at salvage food stores, where a crushed box is never […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Bloomberg Second Measure is out with an analysis of how consumer spending has changed during a time of high inflation and supply chain issues, concluding that “average transaction values increased the most year-over-year at H-E-B and The Kroger Company, but Ahold Delhaize saw the most growth in year-over-year sales. “H-E-B and Kroger saw the most […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi has linked up with surplus food app Too Good to Go in its latest effort to battle against food waste. Under the scheme, products that are damaged or approaching their sell-by date are bundled up into “magic bags” which customers can buy for £3.30 each through the app before collecting them through the store. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Claire Peters has been appointed Vice President, Worldwide Amazon Fresh, and Peter Bowrey Vice President, Amazon Fresh Store Operations. Peters joins from Woolworths Supermarkets where she served as Managing Director. Her CV also includes a stint as Chief Operating Officer at Tesco Stores. Bowrey, meanwhile, worked for Tesco for over 30 years across various functions […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Aldi has raised the pay of thousands of its distribution workers by 9% as it attempts to expand further into the UK grocery sector amid the cost-of-living crisis. Workers in… The post Aldi is raising warehouse staff wages by 9% appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Trends & External Forces
How is grocery behavior changing as inflation hits customer wallets? Key takeaways: Spending visits at premium grocers saw declines at or below the industry average, while discount grocers saw sharp and sustained increases over the same time frame Despite some initial resistance to inflationary pressures, higher income shoppers have started to slow their spending at […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi is trialling clear caps on its milk bottles in a bid to further improve their recyclability. The discount supermarket is scrapping the green bottle tops on its British Semi Skimmed Standard Milk in favour of clear caps, which are easier to recycle. The trial, in partnership with milk supplier Müller, will be introduced later […]
  1. Data & Insights
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Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]