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  1. Shopper & Customer
In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
  1. Data & Insights
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
  Dive Brief: A&W Restaurants in a tweet said it would outfit mascot Rooty the Great Root Bear in a pair of jeans moving forward due to the “polarizing” nature of his lack of pants.  The statement satirizes an announcement from M&M’s earlier this week in which the confectionery marketer said it would put use of its spokescandies on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Home Depot is making technology investments to enhance an interconnected shopping journey for its customers. While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Muzammil Akram, vice president of technology and store systems at The Home Depot, to learn more about the tools the home improvement retailer […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Wells Fargo’s Nicole Dye-Anderson shares the best ways to work with influencers. When you’re looking to get your message out to the world, it’s often smart to enlist the support of an influencer who speaks to your audience. But staying on top of all the latest trends and figuring out the perfect influencers to help […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Over the past three years, most of us have done a lot more shopping online, so it’s easy to forget that while ecommerce is still growing, most retail commerce still happens in stores. In Q3 2022, ecommerce accounted for less than 15% of all retail sales. That means brick-and-mortar is still going strong, and not […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CVS Health announced two executive appointments. David Joyner will rejoin the company as Executive Vice President and President of Pharmacy Services, while Amy Bricker has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – Consumers are expected to spend $25.9 billion on Valentine’s Day this year, up from $23.9 billion in 2022 and one of the highest spending years on record, according to the annual survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to shop for […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Demand is growing for plant-based clothing from brands such as Unless, which claims to be “the first streetwear brand to create products that will harmlessly decompose at the end of life.” Eric Liedtke, CEO of Unless, said, “We started the company because we’re a bunch of fashion executives that got tired of the make, take […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Editor’s note: John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S., sent the following note to all U.S. associates. Learn more about opportunity at Walmart here. Continuing to Strengthen Our Jobs and Invest in Our People To: Walmart U.S.-based associates From: John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. associates At Walmart, we know our people make the difference. […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, 1-800-Flowers.com has launched a “Gifts & More” marketplace designed to provide shoppers with a wider range of gift options. The site will initially include a curated selection of products from more than 200 brands across 15 categories, including home décor, spa gift baskets, party supplies and DIY activities. Additionally, […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
The combination would create a group with 581 supermarkets, 700 petrol forecourts and more than 100 convenience stores in a bid to better refinance EG Group’s current £7bn debt. The news comes after it was revealed that the Issa brothers are also considering a £1bn sale of part of their US petrol station empire. Asda […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart last week launched a dedicated e-commerce site tailored to small and midsize business (SMB) customers. The website, Walmart Business, will offer “a curated assortment of more than 100,000 items with categorization and navigation tailored to busy organizational shoppers, Walmart said in a press release. The product categories include office supplies and furniture, food and beverage, restroom, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Retail power dynamics keep shifting … Over the past year: Inflation eroded companies’ and consumers’ purchasing power Employees swung from The Great Resignation to The Great Layoff Retailers and brands invested more in tech for growth, agility and efficiency Notice interrelations like inflation reducing consumption and the rise in private labels. Also, layoffs may pull more people toward […]

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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  2. Department: Consumer Durables
  3. ESG
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  5. Data & Insights
  6. Shopper & Customer
  7. Technology & Innovation
  8. Trends & External Forces
  9. Holiday & Events
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  11. Stores & Formats
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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