Dept. Baby

  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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  1. Channel: Delivery
The Information reports that “Wonder, a mobile kitchen and food-delivery startup led by Jet.com founder Marc Lore, has laid off 7% of its workforce, a company spokesperson said, as it attempts to overhaul its business … It’s a dramatic stumble for Wonder, which had been riding high on Lore’s previous e-commerce successes and the tail […]
  1. Department & Category
NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to the research report “Baby Food Maker Market by Application and Distribution Channel – Forecast and Analysis – 2022-2026”, the market will witness a YOY growth of 7.29% in 2022 at a CAGR of 8.29% during the forecast period. The report…
  1. Corporate Strategy
There’s no denying it — when it comes to e-commerce, Marc Lore delivers. The serial entrepreneur sold Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com, Soap.com and others, to Amazon in 2011 for $550 million. He launched Jet.com in 2015 and sold it to Walmart in 2016 for a tidy $3 billion. Now, Lore delivers a new […]
  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 […]

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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