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  1. Data & Insights
This week, I’m rerunning some popular posts while I prepare for this Friday’s live video webinar: Specialty Drugs Update: Trends, Controversies, and Outlook . ICYMI, the unimplemented rule to reform rebates in Medicare Part D remains the ultimate budget gimmick. More than $122 billion in “savings” (offsets) from the current drug pricing reconciliation legislation comes from […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Chain restaurants loyalty programs continue to gain popularity, drive sales, garnering new brand aficionados not to be out done there is one convenience store who’s new partnership will garner as must attention as any restaurant program and just might be the best food focused loyalty program in the U.S. according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant […]
  1. Data & Insights
This week, I’m rerunning some popular posts while I prepare for tomorrow’s live video webinar: PBM Industry Update: Trends, Controversies, and Outlook. Click here to see the original post and comments from October 2021. By reader request, we present below a channel flow chart illustrating the buy-and-bill process for provider-administered drugs. This chart complements Follow […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bp has partnered with Uber Eats in a global partnership that aims to make more than 3,000 retail locations available on the food delivery platform by 2025. The collaboration will… The post BP teams up with Uber Eats in global retail partnership appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
Time for Drug Channels Institute’s annual update on the gross-to-net bubble—the ever-growing dollar gap between sales at brand-name drugs’ list prices and their sales at net prices after rebates and other reductions. We estimate that the gross-to-net bubble reached $204 billion for patent-protected brand-name drugs in 2021. If we include brand-name drugs that have lost […]
  1. Department: HBC
I am pleased to announce our new 2022 Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers, available for purchase and immediate download. Click here to download a free report overview (including key industry trends, the Table of Contents, and a List of Exhibits) New Drug Channels Institute Study Examines Consolidation and Vertical Integration of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported strong fourth-quarter results that beat expectations, helped by increased online sales boosted by the pandemic. A report by Reuters noted that the company’s net sales in the final quarter of 2021 totaled 20.1 billion euros ($22.8 billion), beating a forecast of 19.8 billion euros in a company-compiled poll […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Marks & Spencer has extended its agreement with BP to keep its stores on the oil company’s fuel forecourts in the UK until at least 2030. The two companies first linked up in 2005 and M&S stores are now on nearly 300 BP-operated forecourts. M&S Food managing director Stuart Machin said that the renewed agreement […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
This week, I’m rerunning some popular posts while I prepare for today’s live video webinar: Drug Channels Outlook 2022. See you soon! Click here to see the original post and comments from September 2021. Sometimes, a little knowledge can be a bad thing. I want to share with you, dear reader, the strange but true […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Built on a foundation customization, personalization, and mix & match bunding the grocerant niche continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every sector of retail foodservice today according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. In an effort to elevate brand awareness in the growing coffee sector, Peet’s Coffee is […]
  1. Channel: Drug
This week, I’m rerunning some popular posts while I prepare for tomorrow’s live video webinar: Drug Channels Outlook 2022. Hope you can join me! Click here to see the original post and comments from September 2021. Cardinal Health recently released the annual report for its 2021 fiscal year, which ended on June 30. See the […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Talk about the power of a brand and its ‘footprint’. Food retailers with a global footprint have the ability to listen to consumers all over the world.  In the case of Circle K, entering into a global partnership with Niantic Inc. to bring the convenience store operator’s locations to life in the augmented reality mobile […]
  1. Data & Insights
This week, I’m rerunning some popular posts while I prepare for this Friday’s live video webinar: Drug Channels Outlook 2022. Click here to see the original post and comments from August 2021. Charlotte Morabito at CNBC has put together “Why Pharmacies Overcharge,” an entertaining and provocative video on the pharmacy industry and its generic prescription […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Are you still looking for drivers to delivery your meals?  Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, stated, “third party delivery companies can elevate you brand on the informational digital highway for much less than you can hire a driver. Drone delivery will be the next big thing in many suburbs, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every sector of retail foodservice today according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Sainsbury has partnered with Amazon to offer Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” retail cashierless technology. You can check it out currently […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
This week, I’m rerunning some popular posts while I prepare for this Friday’s live video webinar: Drug Channels Outlook 2022. Click here to see the original post and comments from August 2021. The generic prescription market is being disrupted—but not by the big, bad spaceman from Seattle. Instead, consider how GoodRx is affecting patients, payers, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  Can Robots be ‘fresh’?  If you want to grow, your food brand today you have to think outside the box. Regular readers of this bold know that the restaurant business model has evolved with consumers.  Consumers are dynamic not static and according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®“restaurants need […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  How do you drive new electricity into a brand that is an industry leader, country icon, and consumer staple? Well, if you are Tim Hortons, you are all of those things, but the best way to edify that relationship with consumers is add another global icon to the mix that is an icon that […]
  1. Media & Marketing
bp is integrating automated checkouts into Amoco and ampm stores across the US.  It has teamed with Grabango to retrofit 10 convenience locations, Grabango’s largest multi-store roll-out thus far.  “We are always looking for innovative solutions that bring a more seamless experience to our customers,” says Lisa Blalock, Vice President of Marketing, Mobility & Convenience […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Talk about driving top-line sales and bottom-line profits.  At 7-Eleven the next big thing just might be driverless delivery.  That’s right autonomous delivery from the store to your home or office.  Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, “The next wave of Electric Vehicles will not have an ‘inside steering […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including digital advent calendars, 3D experiences, and autonomous checkout solutions. Asda Asda is testing out new technology which aims to make it easier for blind and partially sighted customers to navigate their way around its Stevenage store. To […]
  1. Department & Category
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food has the ‘halo’ of better-4-you in the minds-eye of the consumer according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Johnson stated, snacking has played a big part in the growth of grocerant niche mix and match meal bundling, delivery, and curbside-pick-up. Including […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Before you stretch your stomach, stretch your mind with our extra-stuffed helping of food for thought. In this issue: How health plans profit—and patients lose—from insulin A fantastic new analysis of the gross-to-net bubble CVS acknowledges how its PBM profits from 340B Reconsidering Amazon P.S. Please join the nearly 13,000 consumers of […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
  How many times have you had to wear an ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater too work?  More often than not. So why would you not offer your brands ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater for free via social media in today’s world ask Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. The restaurant industry is not complicated. […]
  1. Department: HBC
It’s time for our annual deep dive into employer-sponsored coverage for prescription drugs. For 2021, employers backed away slightly from high-deductible health plans. However, their pharmacy benefit designs increased the use of coinsurance for specialty and fourth-tier drugs. These designs have significantly raised patients’ out-of-pocket obligations and are likely to have reduced adherence. Manufacturers’ patient […]

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  1. Channel: Club
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Owned Brands (Private Label)
CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Mass
  4. Corporate Strategy
  5. Corporate Finance
  6. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  7. Media & Marketing
  8. Data & Insights
  9. International
  10. Shopper & Customer
  11. Start Ups
  12. Technology & Innovation
  13. Trends & External Forces
  14. Associates & Employees
  15. Operations & Supply Chain
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
  2. Channel: Mass
  3. Corporate Strategy
  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Shopper & Customer
  6. Retail Operations
  7. Holiday & Events
  8. Merchandising
  9. Operations & Supply Chain
Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]
  1. Department: Food
  2. International
  3. Trends & External Forces
International Fresh Produce Association report gauges sector’s economic impact. The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf of the International Fresh Produce Association. The report highlights the significant role the […]

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