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  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
NEW YORK — The first Whole Foods Market Daily Shop location is set to open on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, at 1175 Third Avenue, this fall. The company also announced today the second future location for the Whole Foods Market Daily Shop format, at 301 West 50th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. An additional New […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
This is Steve Dennis, strategic advisor, keynote speaker, and best-selling author.  This summer we’re taking our own advice and trying something new, something more radical than conventional. For the next six episodes Steve will be unpacking themes from his new book Leaders Leap and placing them squarely and provocatively in the current retail context. Steve […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Amazon has made its generative AI-powered conversational shopping assistant Rufus available to all U.S. customers the day before its 10th annual Prime Day sales event kicks off on July 16. Rufus first debuted in beta for a small number of U.S. users in February 2024, and now all U.S. app users will find Rufus ready […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In our recent State of Martech 2024 report — which is free and now fully ungated — Frans Riemersma and I analyzed a ton of transformation happening across the martech industry, from the AI-powered explosion of the martech landscape to three counterintuitive truths of “composability” in martech stacks. Two of our most important findings, however, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hallmark is revamping its streaming service and integrating retail and product benefits into the price of a subscription, with the goal of creating an “unparalleled Hallmark lifestyle experience.” In mid-September the current streaming service Hallmark Movies Now will become Hallmark+, with the subscription cost increasing from $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year to $7.99 per […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Rufus, Amazon’s new generative AI-powered shopping assistant, is now available to all U.S. customers through the Amazon Shopping app. The goal of Rufus is to help users make informed purchase decisions by answering a wide range of shopping questions and providing product recommendations based on details from listings and customer reviews.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Nearly two years after ChatGPT’s debut, AI hype is giving way to reality. Companies are eager to build with generative AI, but they’re learning that doing so is hard. They’ve found that AI models are expensive, data conundrums abound, and change management isn’t so simple. To that end, only 21% of companies surveyed by Gartner […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – More than half (55%) of back-to-school and college shoppers have already begun buying items for the upcoming school year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “The back-to-school and college season is an important time for retailers and consumers,” NRF Vice President of […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Digital channels and platforms — especially social networks — have democratized product discovery and access. Through algorithm-powered feeds, consumers receive a curated selection of accounts, brands and products that they can interact with (and buy from) all over the world. But although consumers can easily use social platforms to discover and buy from new brands, […]
  1. Data & Insights
“It’s so important for retailers listening [to this podcast] to make sure they are hearing their brands and listening to the way that brands want to invest. It’s not enough to just say and put out that you have a [retail media] offering, and to do that in isolation and not compare it to how […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Forecasts are always wrong — that is a foundational truth of projecting demand. It’s a game of how close you can get to reality — and how fast you can respond when you miss the mark. To better distribute products across its network, Amazon has started charging sellers that carry consistently low levels of inventory relative to […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Taking a big leap that drives you — and your business — outside of your comfort zone can be scary. But Steve Dennis believes those leaps are critical to surviving, if not thriving, in this new era of disruption. Host Alicia Esposito has author Steve Dennis back on the show to chat about his latest […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
​[[{“value”:” The rival companies will continue to operate independently and the deal is partially funded by e-commerce giant Amazon. Published July 5, 2024 A sign hangs outside of a Neiman Marcus store that has been shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic at Oak Brook Center shopping mall on May 07, 2020 in Oak Brook, Illinois. Saks […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Marking the culmination of nearly seven years of on-again, off-again negotiations, HBC, parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, will acquire another storied luxury department store brand, Neiman Marcus, for $2.65 billion. Amazon will be an investor in the newly formed Saks Global, which also will include the Saks Off 5th brand. Current […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
While other retailers launch competing sales around Amazon’s Prime Day in the hopes of riding the ecommerce giant’s coattails, for Bookshop.org, Amazon’s annual sale event highlights bigger existential concerns. The platform’s sole mission is to keep independent bookstores alive amid the threat of digital convenience instigated by Amazon itself. Despite expanding well beyond its early […]
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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]

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