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  1. Department: Beverage
  Panera Bread tested a subscription coffee service as regular readers of this blog know then they launched an $8.99 per month coffee and tea subscription program for its MyPanera loyalty program members. Steven Jonson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, it’s clear that Coffee subscriptions work giving the first-hand knowledge JAB Holding Company […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco launched its first checkout-free store in Central London using the chain’s GetGo technology. The retailer is deploying the tech at a 2,000-square-foot Tesco Express convenience store. Customers choose items they wish to purchase and check out using the company’s mobile app. Tesco has not indicated whether it plans to expand the tech’s test beyond […]
  1. Department: Beverage
This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Shoppers can now buy Bitcoin at several Walmart stores in the USA. They can purchase the cryptocurrency at Coinstar machines, enabled by Coinme. “Coinstar, in partnership with Coinme, has launched a pilot that allows its customers to use cash to purchase Bitcoin,” Walmart Communications Director Molly Blakeman told CoinDesk. “There are 200 Coinstar kiosks located […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Today’s guest post comes from Scott Johnsen, VP of Product at Kalderos. Scott discusses the advantages of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to efficiently process reimbursement data and avoid duplicates. Learn more about Kalderos’ solutions to solve drug discount management challenges at scale during a free webinar on November 17: The Power of the Platform: […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  The halo of ‘better-for-you’ continues to be top of mind with Gen Z and Millennial Americans. Young parents are constantly looking for better for my baby, better for my child, food and associated products according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. It’s at the intersection the Gen Z, Millennial […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: GO) (“Grocery Outlet” or the “Company”), the leading extreme-value retailer in the United States offering quality, name-brand opportunistic products at prices generally 40% to 70% below those of conventional retailers, today announced a partnership with Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, on a pilot program […]
  1. Data & Insights
DPD has partnered with autonomous urban mobility company Wayve to launch a fleet data collection pilot.  The partnership aims to  explore how innovations in computer vision and machine learning can… The post DPD unveils Wayve partnership to launch fleet data collection pilot appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Convenience
Petrol forecourt retailer EG Group has opened its latest Spar convenience store and forecourt at the Buchan Gateway Retail Park, Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The 3,000 sq ft store has parking, an external ATM and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Food-to-go includes sandwiches, hot and cold rolls and pastries, as well as a […]
  1. Media & Marketing
YouTube announced earlier this year it would begin pilot testing livestream shopping with a handful of select creators. Now, the company is ready for a larger test of its live shopping platform, with plans to host a week-long live shopping event, “YouTube Holiday Stream and Shop,” starting on November 15. The event will allow viewers […]
  1. CPG: Food
CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced the launch of Full Futures, a program to foster a school nutrition environment that ensures all students are well-nourished and ready to thrive at school and in life. Campbell plans to invest $5 million over the next five years and is joined by a number of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Hospitals and health systems are rapidly expanding their internal specialty pharmacies—and they’re using questionable tactics to boost revenues and profits. A new American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) survey of health system pharmacies offers fresh insights into how these systems steer prescriptions to their internal specialty pharmacies: For most health systems’ in-house specialty pharmacies, more […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Strategy matters.  How are you going to drive brand growth?  Who are your target customers and where can you find them? Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®“Bluestone Lane understand branding, strategy, and the cost of customer acquisition. Reducing the cost of new customer acquisition is important for all food service […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
 Do you feel like your company can never keep pace with the fast-evolving world of foodservice technology? Does it seem a national chain or the restaurant next door is always one step ahead of you when it come to technology.  At the intersection of any size restaurants and foodservice technology in a new platform that […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  The food industry is not as difficult as some make it out to be.  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food sold when hot food is hot, cold food is cold, and full of flavor continues to drive growth in every sector of food retail today according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Change is the price of survival within the foodservice sector today. Regular readers of this blog know that customization and personalization are both hallmarks of the fast-growing grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food. According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® hand-held-food for immediate consumption drive […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Asda has opened a premium Extra Special convenience store on a forecourt belonging to its new sister company EG Group, allowing motorists to shop the supermarket’s deluxe product range in a convenient roadside location. The store, located on EG Group’s Oxford Road forecourt in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, stocks 2,500 products, including a large selection of Asda’s […]
  1. Department: HBC
Today’s guest post comes from Jayne Hornung, Chief Clinical Officer at MMIT. Jayne discusses changes in the life science and specialty pharmacy industries since the COVID-19 pandemic began. She highlights three key trends that pharma companies, plan sponsors, and others will consider as we head to the upcoming Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit (October 26 to 29 […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Cumberland Farms like so many other convenience stores continue to expand its grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food options.  That evolution is occurring at the intersection of fresh food and technology and will prove to be a driver of incremental success according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has agreed to make an additional investment in VillageMD to advance its strategic position in the delivery of value-based primary care, a $1 trillion, fast-growing segment of the health care system. The companies said on Thursday that the $5.2 billion investment will accelerate the opening of at least […]

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