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There is no better way to find out what’s going on at retail than to actually visit stores, which is exactly what Retail TouchPoints had the chance to do while in Chicago this week for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE). RTP’s editors joined the #RICE24 store tours hosted by intrepid travelers and retail […]
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Target will lower the everyday prices of approximately 5,000 frequently shopped items. Reduced prices already are in effect for about 1,500 items, and additional cuts will be instituted over the summer. Consumers will see lower prices on products including milk, meat, bread, soda, fresh fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, coffee and diapers. In a post […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. will lower the prices on about 5,000 frequently shopped items across its assortment. The retailer said Monday that it has already reduced prices on about 1,500 items, and has thousands more price cuts planned to take effect over the course of the summer. The price cuts — on such everyday items […]
  1. Channel: Mass
From 12 noon ET on Monday, April 29 through noon on April 30, the Walmart+ Early Access online sales event will offer program members a curated assortment of products new to Walmart — including Dolly Parton’s Rockin’ New Baking Collection, Doritos Flamin’ Hot Mystery Flavor, Pampers diapers and men’s and women’s shoes from Reebok. “Walmart+ […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
GREAT NECK, N.Y. — First Quality announced it has named Allen Bodford as president of its Absorbent Hygiene division, effective immediately.  The division produces adult incontinence products, baby diapers, training and youth pants, period pads and baby wipes for health care and retail channels. The division’s operations include four manufacturing locations across the United States […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that the delivery-centric food hall startup Wonder, founded by entrepreneur Marc Lore that has now raised $1.5 billion to date and plans to expand to 90 locations by the end of next year just might outlast many current legacy restaurant chains.  Why, Wonder […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Insights of consumers are a tool that every marketing team can benefit from. In the case of Progressive Grocer, they go directly to shoppers to explore not only what they’re buying in supermarkets, but also why they’re making certain decisions.  In a great article by Jenny McTaggart the insights are easy to absorb. Steven […]
  1. CPG: Food
Historically, the dairy industry in the United States has been one of the strongest in the world. With 91% of American consumers regularly drinking some form of milk. There have been considerable innovation and consumption alterations in the past few years – most notably due to the advent of plant-based milk options. With more options […]
  1. Department & Category
​ ​ In this article NES.N-CH Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Wonder Group has bought rights to make dishes from popular restaurants and celebrity chefs, such as Bobby Flay and José Andrés. It’s also developed high-tech kitchen equipment to speed up and simplify cooking. Wonder Group Food-delivery company Wonder Group has gotten a cash infusion […]
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​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Unconditional Love Inc. — which does business as Hello Bello — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to facilitate being acquired by private equity firm Hildred Capital Management, according to a Monday press release. The stalking horse bid deal — valued […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is continuing its encroachment onto Amazon’s turf with the addition of a new subscription service for repeat purchases, similar to Amazon’s Subscribe and Save offering. But Walmart took the moment to also remind customers of other capabilities enabled in the Walmart app that they won’t find on Amazon (without using those words of course), […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is continuing its encroachment onto Amazon’s turf with the addition of a new subscription service for repeat purchases, similar to Amazon’s Subscribe and Save offering. But Walmart took the moment to also remind customers of other capabilities enabled in the Walmart app that they won’t find on Amazon (without using those words of course), […]
  1. Merchandising
While Amazon.com’s impact on e-commerce is sizable, arguably one of the most impressive parts of the company has less to do with selling products and more about delivering them. In 2014, the company had a 0 percent logistics market share. As reported by Axios in 2020, just six years later, Amazon’s logistics arm overtook FedEx […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The values-oriented consumer is at the heart of CPG innovation. Innovation is an inescapable term. It’s used to describe so many businesses, products, and technologies that the word has almost lost meaning. People often zero in on one form of innovation and that becomes the default definition in their mind. In truth, innovation is an […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Big Lots’ core customers remained under economic pressure in Q2 with “limited capacity for higher-ticket discretionary purchases,” CEO Bruce Thorn said in a Tuesday earnings announcement and call. The retailer’s net loss widened to $249.8 million from $84.2 million last year. Net sales […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
GREAT NECK, N.Y. — As more consumers turn to retail pharmacies for a wide range of health and wellness needs, First Quality said it is delivering innovative solutions backed by health care experience. The company entered the health care industry more than 30 years ago with a focus on providing adult incontinence products to long-term […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
We took note the other day of a Bloomberg story about how on Prime Day Amazon  was “dangling an ‘invite-only’ promotion designed to give customers a better shot at snagging the bargains they want.  Shoppers request an invite for discounted items they see on the site — 32% off an Acer Swift X laptop, for […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon said last week that its Subscribe & Save automatic replenishment program for shoppers “has passed more than $1 billion in savings to customers worldwide in the last 12 months.” Amazon said that “the program has tens of millions of global subscribers with hundreds of millions of subscriptions, which also saves customers time. That’s tens […]
  1. Department: Food
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has updated the packaging of its O Organics brand, and is celebrating the private label line’s new look with a campaign designating April as Organic Breakfast Month and encouraging customers to share their favorite breakfast routine on social media using #WakeUpOrganic. Albertsons aims to position O Organics as the go-to […]
  1. Merchandising
“There’s a multi-front competition going on from so many more angles than there ever was before, and that obviously puts a lot of pressure on the retailers’ top line.”— Chris Perry, Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder at firstmovr Similar to brands, it’s getting more challenging for retailers to eke out a significant profit in today’s […]
  1. Department: Food
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has updated the packaging of its O Organics brand, and is celebrating the private label line’s new look with a campaign designating April as Organic Breakfast Month and encouraging customers to share their favorite breakfast routine on social media using #WakeUpOrganic. Albertsons aims to position O Organics as the go-to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The digital surge during COVID-19 accelerated the introduction of direct-to-consumer CPG brands selling online, but three interlocking trends could hobble their continued growth. One is simple competition: more brands and more products competing for consumer wallet and mind share. The second is inflation, which is causing consumers to adjust their purchasing patterns. In the U.S. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Inflation may be cooling. But, for most Americans, the price of a cup of coffee or a bag of groceries hasn’t budged. In the months ahead, the big question is whether consumers will start to feel relief, too. Over the past few months, many of the key factors that fueled a four-decade high in inflation […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. today announced its Own Brands Supplier Diversity Summit. The latest summit is an open call to diverse private label manufacturers to source exciting new and trending food and beverage products for potential addition to Wakefern’s award-winning Bowl & Basket and Wholesome Pantry store brands portfolio. Certified Diverse private label […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
While many point to the pandemic as the catalyst responsible for changing today’s retail customers, in reality, the “retail customer” has been evolving for some time. Over the past several decades, consumers’ lives have grown busier and more complex while also being offered more choices spanning retail and digital, and shoppers have come to expect […]
  1. Department: Food
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.

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