Dept. Baby

  1. Department: Nonfood
GREAT NECK, N.Y. — First Quality is launching its Earth + Eden Sensitive diapers with a renewed focus on eco-conscious design made safe and luxurious, the company said. Earth + Eden is a wellness brand that aims to help empower people who want to live clean, healthy lifestyles without sacrificing product performance, the company said. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE — Amazon Prime members purchased more than 300 million items worldwide during Prime Day 2022, according to the company, which said this year’s event was the biggest Prime Day event ever. Amazon said Thursday that Prime members saved over $1.7 billion, more than during any previous Prime Day event. The company said the event […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In e-commerce, speed and order accuracy are the key drivers of customer satisfaction. A customer who expects diapers to be delivered in half an hour may abandon a retailer forever after one messy delay or mistake. Brick-and-mortar retailers that are building out their e-commerce operations are feeling pressure on many fronts. Q-commerce companies, which promise 15- […]
  1. Data & Insights
Retailers are embracing new sources of revenue outside of the traditional retail model — from rethinking how to use their physical stores to monetizing their delivery networks to utilizing their customer data for revenue streams such as advertising. Large retailers such as Target, Kroger, and Walmart are cashing in on the shift away from third-party […]
  1. Department & Category
  At the intersection of What’s for Dinner and food inflation the consumers is at a crossroad according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. The question become rather than What’s for dinner; where can I buy dinner for less? Once again inflation for at the grocery store aka food at […]
  1. Department: Food
The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that Wonder Group, a food delivery startup led by Marc Lore, has just completed a new $350 million funding round that values the company at about $3.5 billion at a time when it is planning its expansion beyond the cluster of New Jersey suburbs – totaling 132,000 households […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Walmart is expanding drone delivery across six states this year, making it possible for many more customers to get a box of diapers or dinner ingredients delivered in 30 minutes or less. Through an expansion with operator DroneUp, the big-box retailer said it will be able to reach 4 million households in parts of Arizona, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart announced today the expansion of its DroneUp delivery network “to 34 sites by the end the year, providing the potential to reach 4 million U.S. households across six states – Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia. This provides us the ability to deliver over 1 million packages by drone in a year. “Between […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
We continue to expand our delivery operations to help customers get the items they need when they need them, and it’s been an exciting journey. From Express delivery, where customers can have items delivered to their doorsteps in as little as two hours, to InHome, where they can get those orders placed right into their […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer recently opened two new supercenters in northeast Ohio. Located in Brunswick and Canton, the 155,000-square-foot stores are considered retail anchors in developing communities, the company said in announcing grand openings at both locations. Each supercenter offers consumers a state-of-the-art retail experience that features multiple ways to shop, Meijer said. “These […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is launching a 15-minute delivery service in Miami powered by Instacart’s nano-fulfillment solution, Carrot Warehouses. The service, which debuted on Thursday and will roll out over the coming weeks, will allow customers in Miami’s Brickell, Coral Gables and Wynwood neighborhoods to have a wide range of fresh produce, pantry staples, household goods and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Testing the limits of elasticity, Procter & Gamble (P&G) is increasing prices here, focusing on discounts there, confronting inflation with a product “superiority strategy” that’s working. Even though the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) giant sees inflationary effects continuing — and perhaps worsening — many consumers continued trading up to P&G premium brands during its fiscal third […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger and Bed Bath & Beyond yesterday announced the official launch of what they are calling a joint “e-commerce experience”,” designed to provide online access through Kroger’s online marketplace to “several thousand items from Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY. The curated digital experience is divided into easily shoppable categories to help customers find exactly […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY), a leading omnichannel retailer for home, baby, and wellness products, today announced the launch of the companies' e-commerce experience.
  1. Department: Food
Innovative Brands Are Appealing to a Wider Audience On March 8, for the first time in three years, Natural Products Expo West was back in person!  The SPINS team joined an estimated 2,700 exhibitors and 57,000 registered attendees in Anaheim for the largest trade show in the industry, where we saw the latest innovative natural products […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Technology brand-businesses are today’s most valuable, leading entities. According to the financial firm, Charles Schwab, Tesla, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet rule the roost. Were these brands the pioneers in their categories? Or, were these brands early leaders or followers? What does the success of our current brand-business behemoths tell us about making it for […]
  1. Channel: Club
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club said Thursday that it will be opening four new clubs as the first phase of its 2022 development plans. The clubs will be located in Warwick, R.I., Lady Lake, Fla., Canton, Mich., and Greenburgh, N.Y. “We continue to accelerate our expansion and we’re excited to open these new locations,” […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Yesterday we linked to a CNBC story speculating that Amazon’s grocery business has turned into an “expensive hobby,” as it has tried a number of different strategies and tactics without achieving the dominance that it has reached in other segments. I commented, in part: I do think that it is important for investors, analysts and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
More venture capital is flowing into meal delivery service companies as consumers seek out better-for-you food choices. The online meal kit delivery market is poised to be a $7 billion industry by the end of this year, and then triple in the next five years. That has attracted venture capitalists’ attention and led to some […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Written by Girija Narlikar, Engineering Director, Ads Quality Imagine your favorite neighborhood grocery store, except that it’s arranged especially for you on every visit. Instacart’s ads platform is powering a marketplace filled with digital stores that can help you locate your favorite products with ease, discover new items to your taste, and inspire you with […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is endeavoring to make its bricks-and-mortar shopping experience more pleasurable, a recognition that at this time in retail history, just being accessible may not be enough. In a blog posting at the end of last week, the company said it is working to amplify “the physical, human and digital design elements in our stores […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Digital screens welcome customers as they enter the store. Dynamic lighting calls out the store’s beauty department. An elevated display in the Baby Department showcases the perfect nursery. Fashion takes center stage in the apparel department The Gap Home display showcases quality and style. A customer using Scan and Go with Gap Home products. A […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  If you run a restaurant specifically a chain restaurant you are in most cases exhausted from all of the changes your company has made during the pandemic trying to keep customers, protect your brand, secure the technology you deploy. Consumers are dynamic not static it is imperative that you keep-up with them or you […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Yumi raised $67 million in Series B funding last month. The baby food startup, which was founded by Angela Sutherland and Evelyn Rusli, is focused on creating opportunities for women, including those who invest in the company. Female investors receive a 20 discount on their shares. “Having more women investors is wonderful for us because […]
  1. Department & Category
Wonder, the upscale, made-to-order food truck business that is majority-owned by serial digital entrepreneur Marc Lore, is “planning a massive expansion, with hundreds of millions of dollars from investors, to go from 60 trucks today to more than 1,000 by the end of 2022,” the Washington Post reports. Lore, of course, is known as the person […]
  1. Department & Category
In February, parents received a shock when a report from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform showed that some commercial baby foods were found to contain “dangerous levels” of toxic metals. This caused a flurry of information in the media on the impacts and what parents can do to avoid it, which included […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
We had a piece yesterday about a diaper shortage in the US, to which MNB reader Monte Stowell responded: I would bet that a big share of your readers might have grown up in cloth diapers. I know as a new father I had to fold diapers, pin them on my two daughters, help my […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The New York Times reports that diapers seem to be one of the latest products affected by the pandemic and supply chain shortages. “The pandemic has upended global supply chains and created a run on many products, including diapers,” the Times writes.  “Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble, two of the country’s largest diaper manufacturers, increased […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Planning to welcome a new baby into your family can be the happiest time of your life. For primary caregivers, it can also be incredibly stressful — for reasons that have nothing to do with the sleepless nights or feeding schedule. Balancing this major life event with your career is incredibly challenging. As managers, we can […]

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Walmart reportedly is laying off some corporate employees to “better position the company for a strong future,” according media reports. Walmart did not confirm the number of job cuts, but the layoffs will reportedly impact about 200 employees across the merchandising, global technology and real estate teams, people familiar with the matter told The Wall […]
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KEY POINTS Beyond Meat lowered its 2022 revenue forecast and announced it will trim its workforce by 4% The company cited inflation, rising interest rates and recession concerns for the revised outlook. The company’s net sales also dropped 1.6% to $147 million and its net loss widened. Vegetarian sausages from Beyond Meat Inc, the vegan burger maker, […]
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Dive Brief: Ahold Delhaize announced on Wednesday it has named Jan Ernst de Groot as its first chief sustainability officer. In the newly created role, de Groot will head up Ahold Delhaize’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG) work. De Groot will also retain his role as chief legal officer for the grocery company. Ahold Delhaize noted that de Groot has a “track record of leading transformative sustainability programs at companies and supervisory […]