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Top Companies for Employee Retention in the U.S. and UK Workers weigh various factors when deciding to stay with a company for an extended period. These include a positive work environment, fair compensation, job security, opportunities for professional growth, and resilience against disruptive changes in the economy or technology. So, which companies excel in employee […]
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Once illegal and highly stigmatized, cannabis has become a legitimate, diverse and thriving market. Not only has the cannabis industry experienced significant growth over the past few years, it has also driven significant innovation in marketing, store design and customer experience.  Despite this positive disruption, the cannabis retail space still faces its fair share of […]
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  Have you noticed that younger generations are practicing “mindful drinking,” a philosophy that promotes meditation and awareness of the impact that alcohol has on overall mental health. If not you’re, not the only one Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® had not either.  However, after reading new research; he suggested […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including Temu, Marks and Spencer, Aldi UK, New Look, EE, and Amazon Fresh. Consumption nation: Here’s what American retailers can learn from booming Chinese shopping app Temu US retailers beware. Riding high with Temu, the Chinese are coming and they’re coming to win. That’s […]
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 Rise Dispensaries, a cannabis retail chain owned by Green Thumb Industries Inc., has revitalized its brand identify and refreshed retail stores across 14 markets. The new branding, developed in partnership with design firms Turner Duckworth and Brand Bureau, aims to better establish Rise’s awareness and positioning in the U.S. — especially as cannabis enters the mainstream. […]
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The sports nutrition market is rapidly expanding. Driving this trend is a growing awareness of the benefits of proper nutrition on athletic performance. Sports nutrition products have become integral to an athlete’s diet and training regimen. These products aim to improve performance, aid recovery after intense workouts, and reduce muscle soreness.  Today, sports nutrition products […]
  1. Stores & Formats
In an increasingly digital world, it’s easy to overlook the numerous advantages that local stores still have to offer. The charm and personal touch that comes with shopping at your favorite little neighborhood store are unmatched by online retail experiences, and we want to explore why.  From developing lasting connections with shop owners to discovering […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has added Emily Lewantowicz as a legal and government affairs assistant, working collaboratively with both the Legal and Government Relations departments. Lewantowicz joined CRN immediately after graduating from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in communications and two concentrations in political communications and […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Retail TouchPoints and Design:Retail have unveiled the 2023 winners of the annual 40 Under 40 Awards, representing a dynamic and diverse class of executives who have contributed to industry progress.   The 40 Under 40 Awards have evolved to spotlight the personal and professional accomplishments of executives across the retail industry — from store design to CX […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that on a new study from Quest Diagnosticssaying that “as legal marijuana expands in the U.S., a record share of workers is testing positive for the substance in workplace drug screening … Of the more than six million general workforce tests that Quest screened for marijuana in 2022, 4.3% came […]
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Embracing Change: Redefining Growth in the Natural Products Industry The natural products industry has always been about evolution and change. As we navigate the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic business landscape, reimagining growth has become more important than ever. In this keynote, the focus was on elevating nutrition, adopting a positive mindset, and embracing […]
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Twitter was the first social media site to allow cannabis advertising. It is now further relaxing its rules for weed ads to include product photos. “Going forward, certified advertisers may feature packaged cannabis products in ad creative. They may also continue responsibly linking to their owned and operated web pages and e-commerce experiences for CBD, […]
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The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission declined to renew Curaleaf’s annual license to sell marijuana in the state. Curaleaf, the largest producer and seller of legal cannabis in New Jersey, called the decision “an outrageous act of political retaliation” without legal merit. The company said it would use “any legal means necessary” to reverse the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The digital surge during COVID-19 accelerated the introduction of direct-to-consumer CPG brands selling online, but three interlocking trends could hobble their continued growth. One is simple competition: more brands and more products competing for consumer wallet and mind share. The second is inflation, which is causing consumers to adjust their purchasing patterns. In the U.S. […]
  1. Department: HBC
​[[“value”:” Tahir Johnson said he’s on track to be one of the first people with a marijuana related conviction to open a licensed dispensary in New Jersey. “The generational wealth this will create for my family is surreal,” he said. Stefan Sykes for CNBC TRENTON, N.J. — Tahir Johnson has been arrested on marijuana possession […]
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Canopy Growth, the second-largest producer of marijuana in Canada, said it will cut about 60 percent of its workforce because of disappointing results. The company points to black market competition as a major factor in lower-than-expected sales in Canada. “Today, there are two very different cannabis markets in Canada. One that’s legal, highly taxed and […]
  1. Department: HBC
The global outlook for cannabis has never been better. The last month alone saw marijuana stocks soar when the American Medical Association alleged that medical marijuana could help solve the opioid crisis. As more and more governments look to cannabis for its medicinal properties, the market grows stronger by the day. And that, by default, […]
  1. Department: HBC
Online sellers of alcohol and marijuana face a slew of disclosure requirements, such as permissible age, allowable products, shipping restrictions, and more. The post Disclosure Rules for Alcohol, Cannabis Sales appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Department: HBC
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday said that products infused with CBD do not meet federal safety standards and require stricter regulations. The use of products with CBD has grown in recent years and the FDA’s announcement is likely to have a negative impact on businesses manufacturing and selling them. The FDA has asked Congress […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – During the final quarter of 2022, even as the U.S. grappled with a “tripledemic” of flu, RSV and COVID-19, unit sales of vitamins and health supplements declined over the prior year while average unit prices rose, according to shopper intelligence leader Catalina. A clear exception was Herbal Immune Supplements, unit sales of […]
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) has updated a report that had attributed “nearly half” of 2021’s $94.5 billion in retail shrink to organized retail crime, saying the data point was part of two-year-old testimony to a U.S. Senate committee by Ben Dugan, former President of the Organized Retail Crime Resource Center. The NRF report was […]