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  1. Shopper & Customer
As a female-founded womenswear brand, M.M.LaFleur knew its target audience was changing. Following COVID lockdowns and the massive shift toward remote and hybrid work scenarios, the brand’s founder and leadership team realized they had to evolve its product set and marketing positioning in order to maintain relevance. Sarah LaFleur started the brand in 2013 to […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
If you’re launching a new retail product, working with distributors can be a great way to get it into the hands of your target market. distributors are companies that specialize in getting products from manufacturers to retailers. They typically have established relationships with retailers and can help you reach a larger number of potential customers. […]
  1. Department: Beverage
ARLINGTON, Va. – States that let grocery stores sell wine can boost their sales tax revenues and make consumers happy without causing significant harm to liquor stores, according to a new study from FMI, the Food Industry Association. The report looked at what happened when Tennessee in 2016 began allowing wine sales in grocery stores. […]
  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. Stores & Formats
Stop & Shop will shutter 32 supermarkets in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island by Nov. 2, 2024. The retailer, a division of Ahold Delhaize, will still operate more than 350 stores in this region following the closures, and associates at the affected stores will be offered alternate positions with the company. […]
  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. Department: HBC
Lincolnshire Co-op has extended its partnership with Retail Insight for an additional four years, as it looks to further reduce food waste across its store estate.  As part of this, Lincolnshire Co-op will roll-out an enhanced version of Waste Trim, the latest feature of Retail Insight’s WasteInsight platform, which aims to optimise stock assortment, minimise […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON — U.S. online retail sales will reach $1.2 trillion in 2024, up nearly 10% from last year, according to FTI Consulting’s 2024 Online Retail Report. The firm’s Retail & Consumer Products practice, which conducted analysis for the report, expects U.S. e-commerce sales to account for 22.7% of retail market share in 2024, compared with 21.6% in […]
  1. Department & Category
CINCINNATI – Bayer and Kroger joined forces with country music star Luke Bryan and Feeding America to bring healthy food to more families who need it. According to Feeding America’s latest data, more than 44 million people in the United States are food insecure1, including a nearly 30% increase – more than 10 million – […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Takis is further expanding into the independent and convenience sector with the launch of PMPs. Takis is broadening its distribution to include the independent and convenience sector from 1st August 2024. In a UK first for the brand, Takis’ three SKUs will be available in… This story continues at Takis launches PMPs into C-stores Or […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Macy’s board of directors has unanimously agreed to terminate buyout discussions with Arkhouse Management and Brigade Capital Management following months of negotiations that included several bid increases and a board proxy battle.  In a statement, the Macy’s board said that months of discussions “have failed to lead to an actionable proposal with certainty of financing […]
  1. Data & Insights
NEW YORK — Back-to-School spending for K-12 students is expected to remain flat at $586 per student, according to a report from Deloitte. As parents weigh prices, they plan to make room for both necessities and a few indulgences, representing an opportunity for retailers to take some anxiety out of the shopping season. As families […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is positioning its stores as one-stop shops for back-to-school season, offering a wide array of school essentials while prioritizing quality and affordability. The retailer says its more than 20,000 locations in 48 states offer an expansive selection of back-to-school items to meet its customers’ needs, along with special deals and […]
  1. Stores & Formats
​[[{“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Macy’s Inc.’s board of directors has unanimously voted to end talks with Arkhouse Management and Brigade Capital Management, which in March had offered $6.6 billion or $24 per share to take over the company, the department store said on Monday. […]
  1. Department: Food
  Welcome to the ultimate guide for discovering the best places to buy fresh prepared meals this July! Whether you’re looking for a quick bite from a fast-food joint, a hearty meal from a grocery store deli, or a unique dish from a street fair, our updated Grocerant ScoreCard formula has got you covered. Here’s […]
  1. Data & Insights
The requirements for retail success don’t get much more basic than the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. Even a mom-and-pop bodega should be able to gauge how many people will order a breakfast sandwich and coffee each day. For larger-scale retailers, the ability to develop an accurate forecast only gets complicated, and re-complicated, as […]
  1. Department: Food
  In the ever-evolving landscape of convenience stores, the key to success lies in understanding and leveraging customer touchpoints. Now according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, the convenience store that shines the brightest is the one that prioritizes fresh food, premium coffee, and ready-to-eat (RTE) and heat-and-eat (HNE) fresh […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Batteries Plus has been selected for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant of more than $7 million to support a comprehensive nationwide initiative for increasing battery recycling. The DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains chose Batteries Plus based on its extensive franchisee network of 700+ stores and its specially trained battery professionals, […]
  1. Associates & Employees
More than one year after Dollar General shareholders voted to implement an independent audit of in-store employee safety, the retailer has agreed to pay $12 million in penalties and make several workforce changes. In its settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Dollar General confirmed that it will make several efforts to improve workforce […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Hello, fellow food enthusiasts and industry insiders! It’s Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® here, ready to dive deep into the grocery landscape and explore what might happen if the much-anticipated Safeway-Albertsons merger doesn’t go through. Success does leave clues. So, buckle up for a fact-filled ride as we examine the […]
  1. Stores & Formats
WASHINGTON – Retail sales showed moderate growth in June amid a still-solid economy and near-zero inflation for retail goods, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor released Friday by the National Retail Federation. “Consumers are being thoughtful about their spending, prioritizing non-discretionary purchases as they continue to face high interest rates and lingering inflation,” NRF President […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has invested heavily in its digital transformation over the last two years — and its latest adoption of digital shelf tags and post-purchase offers powered by its retail media network are designed to further improve the omnichannel grocery shopping experience. Digital Shelf Tags Improve Store Efficiency and Sustainability Through a partnership with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  In today’s rapidly evolving food landscape, staying relevant is a challenge that no food retailer can afford to ignore. Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson is here to illuminate why repositioning your retail food brand is not just a trendy suggestion but an absolute necessity. It’s time to focus on creating a platform for […]
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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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