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A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 285 is a deep dive into the data from 2021 and holiday 2021. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? The US Dept of Commerce December Advanced Retail Sales Data is […]
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PALM BEACH, Fla. – On January 23-25, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will welcome NACDS regional chain and associate members to Palm Beach, Fla., for the 2022 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. “NACDS is thrilled to welcome back NACDS chain and associate members to in-person meetings,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson. “The great strength of […]
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Walmart has hired Tom Ward to head up its e-commerce division following the departure of Casey Carl. The latter leaves at the end of February. In a company memo seen by The Wall Street Journal, Walmart did not share a reason for the departure or Carl’s future plans. As Senior Vice President of Last Mile Delivery, […]
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Geek Bar is making its flavour range available in a zero-nicotine disposable vape for the first time. The latest addition, which will be available to specialist vape retail outlets and convenience stores, will include 575 puffs and uses the same battery technology already used by Geek Bar. Launching this month, zero-nicotine Geek Bar disposable vapes […]
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Soaring costs will put many local stores out of business unless governments step in to protect them, says the president of the NFRN in Scotland. Fershan Ashiq, who owns shops in Prestonpans and Levenhall, East Lothian, says energy prices and forthcoming increases in the minimum wage were combining to put retailers in an impossible position. […]
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The number of Nisa stores using the company’s Evolution electronic point-of-sale (EPoS) system has risen by a quarter in the last year, says the group. This means nearly 550 stores now have the system, a figure that is expected to go well past 700 in 2022. Nearly 200 (190) were installed in 2021. Nisa’s IT […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including augmented reality vouchers, livestream shopping, and Amazon opening its first ever physical fashion store. M·A·C Cosmetics Beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, Perfect Corp., has partnered with M·A·C Cosmetics, and online product sampling platform, SoPost, for a […]
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Photos courtesy of The National Retail Federation   The National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2022 might be over but the insights we gathered from the event will carry us throughout the year. Here are just a few of the best sessions from this year’s roundup of remarkable retail speakers.     Lessons learned from CPG […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The pandemic has completely changed the way people order from restaurants and shop at grocery stores, according to the report “How We Eat,” a collaborative effort between PYMNTS, Carat from Fiserv. The report surveyed 5,266 consumers and asked them about their restaurant and grocery buying habits. Of those surveyed, 33% held college degrees, 52% were female and 36% […]
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The market for buying and selling convenience stores was buoyant in 2021 and is likely to remain so in 2022, according to the annual business outlook report from property giant Christie & Co. The firm said that in 2021 it sold 60% more convenience stores than it did in 2020 and 70% more than in […]
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CNBC reports that Amazon plans to open its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store, with customers using their smartphones to choose items and communicate with staffers in a way that the company hopes will alleviate some of the “pain points” inherent in such shopping trips. The Amazon Style store is slated to open in The Americana at […]
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Yesterday we took note of a New York Times report that “Europeans bought more electric cars than diesels in December, a stunning illustration of the growing popularity of battery power and the decline of diesel, which was once the most popular engine option in Europe.” One MNB reader responded: As I see it, the more […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart recruited Janey Whiteside three and a half years ago to fill the newly created position of chief customer officer, a title that came with a mandate to build innovative services and solutions that help customers live better. Janey Whiteside For Whiteside and her team, that meant getting to know customers better. […]
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A jury has said that Cracker Barrel is liable for having served a glass of liquid that contained cleaning chemicals to a customer and not the water he expected. It took the jury 40 minutes to render the verdict awarding the customer $9.4 million in damages. Cracker Barrel issued a statement. “We are obviously disappointed […]
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Keep emails on brand, spend less time making them and increase sales leads. Sounds good, right? You can do this with an email design system, a collection of reusable email modules and components that helps teams create consistent-looking email. Like any design system, it should be easy to use and provide clear guidelines.  My job […]
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Betr Remedies’ full line of O-T-C products are now available in 2,000 Walmart stores across the United States, marking the first-time the items are available on store shelves. Betr Remedies in Walmart stores. The over-the-counter medicine brand co-founded by Ellen Pompeo includes a buy-one, give-one program, design-forward packaging and focuses on […]
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The Denver Gazette reports that “a judge on Tuesday granted Kroger’s request for a temporary restraining order against striking King Soopers workers after the company said picketers were harassing store customers and workers who crossed the picket line. Kroger, the parent company of Colorado’s King Soopers and City Market stores, filed the request in Denver District […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Yesterday we posted an email from an MNB reader suggesting that the Supreme Court’s decision not to allow – for the moment, anyway – the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to establish vaccinate-or-test mandates for businesses with 100 or more employees was misguided. After all, he said, OSHA is allowed to regulate the use […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Sensei Partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Enhance Autonomous Retail Offering. Europe’s leading autonomous store provider teams up with HPE to give retailers access to invaluable real-time insights, and support queue-free shopping experiences via state-of-the-art servers. Sensei, the leading European provider of autonomous stores, has partnered with global, edge-to-cloud company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as […]
  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 […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Kenyan B2C e-commerce company Copia Global has raised $50 million in a Series C equity round led by Goodwell Investments. The new financing round welcomed new investors such as Zebu Investment Partners, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and Koa Labs, as well as past investors Lightrock, German development finance institution DEG, and Perivoli […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Kroger’s King Soopers and City Market stores in the Denver area remain open amid a strike by thousands of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7 grocery w
  1. Stores & Formats
Retailers need to widen their efforts to properly police the sale of age-restricted products, says the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). As part of the Challenge25 campaign, the ACS is urging retailers to continue to step up efforts to ask for proof of age from anyone that looks 25 or under and wants to buy […]

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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]

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