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  1. Channel: Convenience
  Texas has been a close second or leading the country in new COVID 19 cases of late so it can be no wonder that one Texas based foodservice retailer has opted to deliver food too customers with a robot according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Grocerant niche fresh […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Timely, topical, transparent Bitcoin equals customer relevance to a new generation of consumers and Circle K wants to welcome those consumers too Circle K according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Customer relevance edifies your brand with consumers driving new electricity. Recently, Circle K announced an international partnership with Bitcoin […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Circle K, a convenience store chain that already has more than 700 bitcoin ATMs in 30 states, has signed an exclusive international partnership with Bitcoin Depot, a bitcoin ATM network, according to a press release. Bitcoin Depot ATMs enable users to exchange cash for cryptocurrency, including bitcoin and more than 30 other cryptocurrencies. The bitcoin […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Coin Telegraph reports that Bitcoin Depot announced “that more than 700 of its Bitcoin ATM machines had already been installed at Circle K convenience stores in 30 U.S. states as part of the new partnership. The crypto ATM distributer said the expansion could provide underserved communities with financial access tools and attract more people to […]
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Circle K is rolling out a network of bitcoin ATMs at 700 of its locations across the U.S. and Canada in an exclusive partnership with Bitcoin Depot. Bitcoin ATMs have already been installed at Circle K stores in 30 states. Bitcoin Depot ATMs are kiosks that enable users to exchange cash for immediate access to […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Foxtrot, the first-of-its-kind corner store, café and delivery retail market, intensifies its commitment to expanding private brand with the addition of two senior hires. Mitch Madoff joins as Senior Vice President of Private Label and Supply Chain, and Tae Strain joins as Corporate Executive Chef. Together, they will chart the next chapter of Foxtrot’s private label business […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Grocery stores capitulated a once dominate role in food sales to the restaurant sector, c-store sector, and dollar store sector resulting in closure of over 50.4% of all legacy grocery stores over the past 15 years.  We posed this question; will 7-Eleven evolve into a restaurant franchising juggernaut, to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Foodservice Solutions® team of experienced, executive, experts have worked with, inspired, and developed grocerant niche meals and meal components with companies from Australia, Malaysia, Switzerland, France, England, Italy, Canada, and the United States as industry insiders and regular readers of this blog know. Global companies the ilk of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the parent company […]
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    In my first blog post, “The Relevance of Physical Retail in the Customer Channel,” available on, I spoke about the relevance of physical retail today as well as introduced the idea of the Customer Channel. Today, I’m going to dive into some of the technology empowering the Customer Channel in physical retail. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Yesterday on MNB we wrote about how “a 77-year-old, longtime Trader Joe’s employee at its Coolidge Corner store in Brookline, Massachusetts, finds herself the beneficiary of a GoFundMe campaign after the retailer fired her for selling a six pack of beer to a family member who was a couple of months shy of turning 21.  […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Standard Cognition has a raised $150 million in a Series C funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from existing investors CRV, EQT Ventures and TI Platform Management and new investors including SK Networks. This brings the solution provider’s total funding above $1 billion, which will enable Standard to execute at scale […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These are the retail tech articles that caught your fancy during the past seven days. Ten retailers offering teacher discounts amid the coronavirus crisis Many retailers are recognising the vital work of teachers etc during these challenging times by offering them discounts. In this article, RTIH rounds up 10 of the best ones out there. […]
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// Large retailers urged to stop selling non-essential goods in Northern Ireland // Small retailers want essential retailers with large shops to restrict their sales to essentials, such as food or medicine // Meanwhile, Retail NI wants the Executive to include essential indie food retailers in its financial support scheme Essential retailers that have larger […]
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Grace period for supermarkets will last three months while full checks on chilled meats will not kick in for six months A Brexit threat to the British banger in Belfast has been lifted, Michael Gove has said, as the EU and UK declared peace over the food supply across the Irish Sea. In what some […]

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Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
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Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
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Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]