Brick and Mortar

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  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys are joined for this episode by Neil Murphy, Chief Revenue Officer at Bridg, a data and audience platform built exclusively for brick and mortar retailers and their CPG partners that powers retail media success. The platform solves a longstanding challenge – identifying and targeting in-store customers that aren’t part of loyalty or […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that for decades, grocery stores reigned supreme as the go-to for meal preparation and home meal replacement. However, the evolving consumer has been migrating.  Recent trends show a shift in consumer behavior, with restaurants steadily chipping away at the grocery sector’s market share. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant […]
  1. Department & Category
Food sales in shops fell slightly in March compared with the previous month, according to official figures. The latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that sales in food retailers fell while overall retail sales remained flat and non-food stores saw a… This story continues at Cautious optimism remains despite slight fall […]
  1. Channel: Home Improvement
Lowe’s has partnered with the world’s best-known soccer player, Lionel Messi, and his MLS Club Inter Miami CF, for programs that spotlight Messi’s skills at assisting on the field. Members of both the MyLowe’s Rewards and MVPs Pro Rewards loyalty programs will receive an “assist” in the form of 100 points to bring them closer […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Two weeks ago, a podcast with a “top 1%” audience, whose listener net worth averaged $2.5 million, asked me to join as a guest. The host was familiar with my work, citing a recent CNBC appearance, and seemed ready to hold an engaging conversation. It seemed worthwhile, except the podcast was fake.  With a bit […]
  1. Stores & Formats
About 140 illegal vapes and 12,000 cigarettes have been seized from four Darlington stores and a vehicle during a joint operation carried out by Darlington Council trading standards and Durham police. In addition, 6.5kg of hand-rolling tobacco was discovered and seized, with the help of… This story continues at Four stores raided in Darlington vape […]
  1. Stores & Formats
When spades entered the ground for a housing project in Beaminster, Dorset, it was clear that the town was going to need more shopping space to serve new residents. That’s when a major extension to the Beaminster Spar store was conceived and carried out, as… This story continues at Mini profile: Bigger town, bigger store  […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Louisa Serene Schneider did not set out to be a CEO, let alone a founder. But inspiration struck while she was working for a retail-focused hedge fund and realized the lack of safe piercing options for consumers. This white space became even more obvious to Schneider when she was looking for a safe place to […]
  1. Department: Food
  At the intersection of growth fresh food sales specifically Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat prepared food the convenience store sector is simply trouncing the grocery store sector.  In fact, Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, grocery stores should be embarrassed by the way the convenience store sector and garnered share of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
SALEM, OR – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of Oregon House Bill (HB) 4149. The measure, which was signed into law by Governor Tina Kotek (D), promises to help reduce prescription drug costs and preserve Oregonians’ vital access to pharmacy care by holding pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) accountable. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
IRVING, Texas — The arts & crafts specialty retailer Michaels has announced lower prices on over 5,000 items, offering its customers the opportunity to save on the products they buy most, the company said on Thursday. Lower prices are now in effect across such categories as home décor, art supplies, seasonal items, kids’ projects, wall […]
  1. Data & Insights
Exciting news – our Q1 Home Furnishing Benchmark Report is now available! In this week’s newsletter, we’ll dive into the latest trends and insights from the furniture and mattress industry’s performance at the beginning of the year. Join us as we uncover what these trends signify for the months ahead and how they might shape […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Time-starved consumers are increasingly turning to convenience stores for their prepared food needs, according to new research I’ve been digging into. This is a major win for the c-store industry, which has invested heavily in recent years to develop high-quality, fresh food offerings. The 2024 Convenience Store News Realities of the Aisle Study, surveying […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]
  1. Media & Marketing
JCPenney is the latest retailer to reconfigure its rewards program with the debut of a simplified loyalty offering that nearly doubles the rate at which members earn rewards. With this enhanced earning potential, JCPenney estimates that it could return as much as half-a-billion dollars back to its customers in the form of rewards, said Katie […]
  1. Stores & Formats
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee, highlighting the human impact of crime on local shops and the challenges retailers face when reporting crime to the police. The Home Affairs Select Committee is taking evidence from the… This story continues at ACS highlights scale of crime against […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
BP has announced it is continuing to invest in the security of its retail team members by rolling out the Auror retail crime intelligence platform across its 300 company-owned stores and is implementing Reveal body worn cameras at stores experiencing higher levels of abuse and… This story continues at BP invests in Auror retail crime […]
  1. Media & Marketing
URBN, parent company of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People and FP Movement, will adopt Stripe as its primary payments infrastructure for both online and in-store sales, consolidating the majority of its North American payments volume onto the solution provider. “Payments are a critical link between our brands and millions of URBN customers who expect checkouts […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is collaborating with celebrity Jessica Simpson’s apparel brand on a new collection of women’s clothing, swimwear and jewelry, including many items designed exclusively for Walmart. “I am so excited to partner with Walmart to bring our collection to a whole new group of dynamic and beautiful customers,” said Jessica Simpson. “Walmart […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
In an era when online shopping dominates the retail landscape, Beyoncé’s new hit single, LEVII’S JEANS, is proving that the right cultural moment, fueled by star power, can still drive fans to brick-and-mortar stores in droves. According to data from geospatial insights company pass_by, Levi’s stores across the U.S. witnessed a remarkable 19.87 percent surge […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Shopping Centers have proved their resilience over the past couple of years, staging an impressive comeback following the back-to-back challenges of COVID restrictions and inflation. But although foot traffic is bouncing back, shopping habits are changing — and leading malls are trying new tactics to draw consumers through their doors. Analyzing location intelligence metrics for […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
For the seventh consecutive year, NAPCO Research and Blackhawk Network have partnered to produce an industry-leading report on U.S. merchants’ gift card programs. The 2024 assessment included a review of retailers’ e-commerce gift card offerings (desktop, mobile web, mobile app, device agnostic), including the purchaser and recipient experience for both digital and physical cards of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Lawrence Hunt & Co has introduced an innovative solution into one of its Spar stores that it said could be a gamechanger for how the group handles parcels. The company’s new package handling concept under a freshly created Parcel+ brand has launched at Spar Willow… This story continues at Hunts Spar group launches in-store Parcel+ […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Steven Johnson is the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  He has spent years dissecting the ever-evolving food industry landscape. Today, he wants to delve into a niche that’s not only thriving but fundamentally transforming how we source, prepare, and consume food: the grocerant niche. For the uninitiated, grocerants are establishments including […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Parfetts has marked the first anniversary of its Birmingham depot by reaching the milestone of 60 Go Local stores in the region. The Birmingham-based team of retail development advisors has grown to 10 to support further expansion. Parfetts is celebrating the milestone with a ‘Birmingham… This story continues at Parfetts’ Birmingham depot reaches Go Local […]
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It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]

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