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  1. Channel: Drug
Retailers including Amazon, CVS, Dell, Kroger, Macy’s, Nike, Nordstrom, Sephora, Target, Victoria’s Secret and Walgreens have added buy now, pay later capabilities from AfterPay via the payment provider’s app. Select customers can shop at these and other merchants by choosing a brand in the Afterpay Shop Directory and then paying for their purchase in installments. […]
  1. Department & Category
While every food delivery company is trying to get an edge on its rivals with discount codes, faster service, and a turn into the realm of spooky with ghost kitchens and dark stores, a startup built on a lighter, social concept — letting people see what their friends are chomping on, making it possible to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
It takes time to fix privacy problems without hurting ad-dependent websites, the search giant says.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Plan to remove web-tracking technology from Chrome has faced pressure from competition regulators, privacy zealots and the digital-media industry
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart’s former e-commerce chief Marc Lore sees a hot market for direct-to-consumer retailers such as eyeglass brand Warby Parker and sustainable shoemaker Allbirds. He said the brands offer something special that mass merchants can’t replicate. His comments follow talk of potential IPOs from Warby Parker and Allbirds.  Marc Lore, CEO, Walmart eCommerceScott Mlyn | CNBC […]
  1. Channel: Mass
As Target refines its assortment with up-and-coming brands and new private labels, the big-box retailer has partnered with two more DTC brands: Jinx, a dog wellness startup, and Stojo, a sustainable homewares brand, the companies announced via email to Retail Dive. Jinx currently has partnerships with Petco and Rover online, but Target is the pet wellness […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Target Corporation today unveiled Target Forward, the retailer’s new sustainability strategy that puts its business to use to positively impact both people and the planet. Building on its legacy of corporate responsibility and sustainable practices, Target Forward marks a new era in sustainability for the company, as the retailer aims to co-create an equitable and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Seeking to provide the same depth of product information that’s available online in a brick-and-mortar environment, Purina has partnered with Perch to create interactive endcaps in the pet sections of 200 Meijer stores. The solution provider’s “lift-and-learn” computer vision technology senses when a shopper picks up an item, and this triggers displays of videos and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Our work suggests Lowe’s is working to rearrange its organizational structure to more closely match other big box retailers like Walmart, Target, and Home Depot. Contrary to in the past, online and brick & mortar merchants seem to be aligned on goals versus in competition against each other. These types of changes at the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Target has laid out a new, wide-reaching sustainability strategy called Target Forward, featuring hard targets around eliminating waste and promoting circular product cycles, as well as inclusion and equity. Target Forward is the result of nearly two years of gathering input across all areas of the business, researching the latest insights and collaboration with key […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Tuesday unveiled Target Forward, the company’s new sustainability strategy that puts its business to use to positively impact both people and the planet. Building on the retailer’s legacy of corporate responsibility and sustainable practices, the company said Target Forward marks a new era in sustainability the company, as the retailer […]
  1. Channel: Mass
‘Target Forward’ builds on retailer’s legacy of corporate responsibility and sustainable practices, leveraging its size and scale to benefit people, the planet and its business New strategy reflects ambitious goals, designed to help the retailer co-create an equitable and regenerative future with its guests, partners and communities Goals center Target’s sustainability efforts on three critical […]
  1. Associates & Employees
June 17, 2021 By Lisa Woods, Vice President, Physical & Emotional Well-being There are few moments in life that are as special or extraordinary as welcoming a child into your family. At Walmart, we celebrate thousands of these moments each year as our associates across the U.S. grow their families.Today, I’m excited to share that […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
As Amazon Prime Day approaches, more and more retailers are aiming to get in on the action with their own competing sales. Shortly after Amazon announced that its annual sales bonanza would take place June 21 and 22 this year, Walmart and Target shared news of their own competing sales. Now other retailers, including Kohl’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Take a moment to step into the shopper’s shoes when they’re shopping. Consider all the different brand messages they are receiving — good and bad. Have you ever clicked on a beautiful ad that led to an outdated, terrible-looking ecommerce site? Or have you seen an ad for a product you were initially interested in […]
  1. Channel: Mass
As Walmart advances its on-demand delivery capabilities with plans to launch a drone delivery pilot at a Bentonville, Ark. store, the retail giant has made a strategic investment in drone startup DroneUp. “Conducting drone deliveries at scale is within reach” said John Furner, CEO and President of Walmart U.S. in a statement, citing the retailer’s […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Artificial intelligence and analytics are increasingly critical to retailers’ ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. But the landscape of technologies is vast and advancing rapidly, so it can be hard to understand which technologies are overhyped and which have real business value. Retail execs read about initiatives such as Amazon Go and Walmart […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Amazon is looking to expand within the U.S. pharmacy and virtual care markets. Our research indicates the company’s current priority within that space is to have their digital capabilities fully vetted prior to partnering/buying brick and mortar assets. We believe a central part of Amazon’s pharmacy strategy is Amazon Care, with the most attractive […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  Instacart has emerged from 2020 as one of the top priority online grocery accounts for branded manufacturers. Our research suggests 1Q sales growth with Instacart was very strong, while 2Q sales growth has decelerated significantly due to much tougher comparisons. Recent sales trends appear largely in-line with plan, and average volumes on Instacart appear […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Seems like all the cool kids are announcing membership services. Best Buy is the latest in a string of retailers to introduce a new membership program, following in the footsteps of Amazon Prime, Walmart+, and others. The service, Best Buy Beta, is rolling out in select markets around the country. Though Best Buy Beta is […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CNBC reports on a new prognostication by eMarketer suggesting that “e-commerce sales in the U.S. on Prime Day – including those made on Amazon and at competitors – will jump 17.3% year over year to $12.18 billion,” and that Amazon alone will own more than 40 percent of the US e-commerce market by the end […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
by Kevin Coupe Yahoo Finance had an interview with Scott Moses, managing director at PJ Solomon, in which he discussed the acceleration of e-grocery during the pandemic (he judged it “sustainable,” with plenty of room for growth) and the growing dominance of companies like Amazon and Walmart (he said both understand that “if you’re going […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Alan Verdun, the President at brandshare, the leader in Connected Sampling that creates omnichannel brand experiences to accelerate purchase conversion. Through curated subscription boxes, loyalty programs and e-commerce sampling with digital connectivity, they can engage millions of consumers monthly – connecting brands to […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has invested in drone delivery company DroneUp as part of its efforts to find new ways to approach last-mile delivery issues, saying that “conducting drone deliveries at scale is within reach. DroneUp’s expertise, combined with our retail footprint and proven history of logistics innovation, puts us right where we want to be for that […]

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  1. Trends & External Forces
Retail recovery is proceeding at different rates in various parts of the US. In May 2021, we adjusted our retail recovery heat map model to include the following factors: Economic sentiment — based on household expected loss of income in the next four weeks Change in cases — 14-day percentage change in cases Saturation of […]

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