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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. Trends & External Forces
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of ecommerce, with the U.S. Census Bureau reporting a 36.7% increase in online sales in Q3 2020 compared to the same time in 2019. This shift has naturally led to conversations among retailers, real estate developers and property landlords about where brick-and-mortar retail fits this “next normal” of […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Hotspots brings you the Mintel Trends team’s top observations on product and service launches from around the world. From an art initiative that repurposes take-out boxes to raise social awareness of delivery drivers to an outdoor recreational brand creating content to shift perceptions of the outdoors, check out the most innovative global initiatives happening this […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial effect on retail. But it’s also provided retailers with unconventional marketing opportunities. Consider that delivery and pickup options have grown as consumers have sought safer and more convenient methods of collecting their purchases. The post Pickup & Home Delivery: Marketing Opportunities in the Bag appeared first on Medallion […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
According to a recent report from Paytronix, customers who place online orders at restaurants spend 10% more when asking for delivery versus pickup. Called “Order & Delivery Report: 2021,” the report looks at 2020 and how the COVID 19 pandemic influenced online ordering. The report found that 65% of customers who ordered online in 2020 […]
  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: Ecommerce & Digital
The Miva ecommerce platform is designed to evolve with business needs to help retailers drive sales, maximize average order value, cut overhead costs and increase revenue. Miva can fill the gap between traditional “one size fits all” boxed-in SaaS platforms and large enterprise platforms. The platform offers basic ecommerce functionality natively in order to promote […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Prime Day 2021 kicked off yesterday, with Amazon CEO Dave Clark taking to Twitter to label it his “happy place” and a “great day for customers”. You can probably guess what comes next… If only Amazon’s employees could give such positive feedback, the Twitterverse shot back. At my happy place…thanks to everyone who is making […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  If your house is anything like our house, I’m sure you have heard the words, ‘turn off the computer and come to dinner’.  There is more than one family meal in America that has been eaten cold when a child or errant adult just could not get off the computer while playing games. Gamification […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Fabletics is partnering with global sports and active lifestyle brand Tough Mudder to offer its activewear to the more than 6 million members of the Tough Mudder community, through a series of retail pop-up shops, custom apparel and experiential offerings. As the “official active lifestyle partner” of Tough Mudder, Fabletics will bring custom apparel to Tough […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Merchants: It’s time to reevaluate the standards you’ve set for your vendors and push them to innovate as quickly as consumers’ needs evolve. Don’t just stay because you’re comfortable: It’s time to choose your “best for me” solutions. This year, be your tech and business users’ hero and look for vendor partners that: Reduce the drain on your resources during upgrades and provide the flexible delivery models to support your […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
A recent report by Blomberg Second Measure shows that DoorDash had captured over 50 percent of the restaurant delivery market in May of 2021. Uber Eats had 21%, Postmates had 5% and Grubhub had 18%. Waitr earned 1% of national sales. The trend started before the pandemic but only increased when the shelter-in-place orders were […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
By the end of the year, the U.S. military will offer online ordering and curbside pickup at all commissaries located inside the country. The military has been testing the service and is ready to begin providing it at all U.S. locations. The military expects to offer the service at bases outside the United States in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
There have been plenty of pop-ups over the years, but tomorrow Google’s first store opens in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. The brick-and-mortar model finds the company joining peers like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and even Amazon, all of whom have a retail presence in Manhattan, including several just around the corner from Google’s new digs. The new […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
A river of change is carrying everybody and every company into the future. Six significant forces are sculpting the frontiers of tomorrow. While there is a great complexity to be dealt with to ensure a profitable and successful tomorrow, there are only two key drivers that matter. These are ones we should focus on and […]
  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. 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. 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: Delivery
The week’s news and updates from the food retail industry.  START SLIDESHOW › The week’s news and updates from the food retail industry   In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, an FMI report on how grocery retail will lead restaurants in food market share post-pandemic ranked as the week’s top story. The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  DoorDash, one of the leading food delivery apps, is expanding its grocery delivery service. The company announced Monday it’s partnering with Albertsons Cos. to offer on-demand grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 of its stores, including Safeway, Vons and Jewel-Osco. The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced online buying behaviors in a high proportion of shoppers, according […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  Consumers are on the move no more so than Gen Z and Millennials in search of food discovery, an integrated mobile lifestyle, with a meal’s on demand mindset according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Did you know that SpotOn is integrating with Order with Google, so it’s even […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Late last week The Kroger Co. reported its first-quarter 2021 results and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital initiatives are positioning Kroger for long-term sustainable growth. “Kroger is even better positioned to connect with our customers than we were prior to the pandemic as a result of our relentless focus […]

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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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