Results & Investment

Articles on retail finance (from results to investments).

  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The retail landscape is swiftly gearing up for its busiest time of year, punctuated by Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM). New research paints a picture of an industry feeling the pressure, grappling with economic hurdles, data inconsistencies, and rising costs. Amidst global supply chain disruptions, fluctuating consumer demands and spending, the urgency for brands […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Kroger has started construction on its first Marketplace store in Plano, Texas, which will replace a smaller Kroger store nearby, reports local news outlet The Dallas Morning News. Kroger’s first Marketplace store is the largest format at 124,000 square — 55,000 square feet bigger than the existing store. The store location is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Shein has handpicked six U.S.-based designers to develop the first apparel collections for the EvoluSHEIN by Design program, which aims to accelerate the use of preferred materials and scale responsible manufacturing processes. Designers were selected based on their passion and their adherence to EvoluSHEIN by Design standards. Garments must consist of at least 30% preferred […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
UK parcel carrier Yodel has announced a strategic partnership with location technology company, what3words. This will see what3words integrate its system into the Yodel customer app, enabling customers to specify their online delivery address, addressing the challenges associated with ambiguous or hard to find locations. The former has divided the entire world into a grid […]
  1. Department: Food
Fair Trade month is observed in October to raise awareness about fair trade practices and products. It’s a time to celebrate ethical and sustainable shopping and support products that prioritize fair wages, safe working conditions, and environmental responsibility. When products are sold as Fair Trade Certified, a fraction of the sale returns to the producer […]
  1. Retailer Media
“Not all sales are created equal. We’re kind of starting a new startup cycle. At the same time, I don’t want to say ending the old cycle, but you’re slowing down the traditional cycle. We have to invest ahead of the curve, or we won’t be around to use what we already have.” — Chris […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
By Doug Stephens Over the last 20 years, technology has transformed retail. Mobile phones have become essential conduits for communication, entertainment and commerce. Technologies like augmented reality, once a novelty, have become commonplace digital merchandising and selling tools. E-commerce, which in 2003 amounted to a rounding error on most retailers’ profit and loss statements, has […]
  1. Corporate Finance
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott reflects on the results of the latest tech IPOs and questions if the public markets are in structural decline. He then shares his thoughts on Disney’s $60 billion investment in its parks and cruises business. Scott also discusses the latest family drama in the FTX saga, and explains […]
  1. CPG: HBC
At the Cannes Lions a few months ago, Mastercard CMO Raja Rajamannar and CFO Sachin Mehra gave a joint talk on the CMO/CFO relationship called “Happy Tension.”  Raja described the typical dynamic this way: “It’s shocking that less than 40% of the finance people think that marketers can make sound commercial decisions, leaving the remaining […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
    [[“value”:” CVS Health Corporation has appointed Michael F. Mahoney, Chairman and CEO of Boston Scientific Corporation, a global medical technology leader, to serve on the Board of Directors of CVS Health, effective November 1. “Mike’s focus throughout his career – to drive improvements in health outcomes and increase access to care – align […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The financial analysis service Seeking Alpha is out with an assessment of the prospects that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will approve Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. In short, Seeking Alpha is dubious, at least in part because of ongoing comparisons of the proposed divestiture of more than 400 stores to C&S Wholesale […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail space planning specialist CADS has helped Northern Ireland’s largest Spar retailer and wholesaler, Henderson Group, improve its space management process with StoreSpace. Henderson Group reached out to CADS following a recommendation from Nielsen, which provides Spaceman planogram technology that partners with StoreSpace. “Our StoreSpace software makes it easier for retailers to optimise their retail […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
REI, a leading seller of outdoor apparel and equipment, has a unique co-op business model that includes a quadruple bottom line. The retailer closely monitors and reports on the health of the business, as well as the health of its employees, its co-op members, and society at large. That quadruple bottom line and company mission, different […]
  1. Holiday & Events
    [[“value”:” Amazon and Target have released their holiday hiring plans for the season, reports the Associated Press. Amazon plans to hire 250,000 workers for the holidays and Target plans to add nearly 100,000 workers for the season. Amazon said that it is looking to hire both full- and part-time workers at a 67% […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Imagine you’re at the helm of a tech startup—a brilliant idea, a small team, and the boundless energy of entrepreneurship fueling your journey. You’ve worked tirelessly to develop a product that fills a gap in the market, and suddenly, it happens: your startup takes off like a rocket. Rapid growth is a dream come true, […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Engagement ring spending in the United States rose 9.2 percent in 2022 year-over-year, according to the latest data from The Wedding Report, and another 2 million-plus weddings are likely for 2023. As a result, there are going to be lots of young couples walking into jewelry stores with that gleam in their eyes, ready to […]
  1. Data & Insights
Rising inflation and changing marketplace trends are among the key concerns of retailers around the U.S., as shoppers not only display unprecedented behaviors but also watch every dollar they spend. This makes it even more difficult for businesses in this space to create compelling marketing campaigns that drive conversions and increase loyalty Shopper Behavior in […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The United Food and Commercial Workers union on Wednesday expressed deep concerns about the proposed acquisition of 413 Kroger- and Albertsons-owned stores by C&S Wholesale Grocers. “It looks like Haggen 2.0,” said Kim Cordova, president of UFCW Local 7 in Colorado and Wyoming, referring to Haggen’s 2015 implosion after acquiring 146 Safeway and Albertsons stores […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
•  From the Wall Street Journal: “Instacart’s shares jumped in their trading debut, another promising sign for a reawakening IPO market. “Shares of the grocery-delivery company finished their first day of trading at $33.70 on Tuesday on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker CART, up 12% from the IPO price of $30 a share. “Instacart’s […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Newfoundland, a provider of at home, self-diagnostic tests in the UK, and rapid delivery firm, Zapp, have announced a new partnership in London. Customers can now quickly test for various illnesses and diseases, while also knowing that Zapp has them covered with various personal health and hygiene products, over-the-counter medicines, and everyday essentials. Co-founder of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Scott answers a question about how AI might benefit the legal industry. He then takes a question about dealing with the financial stress and uncertainty that comes with entrepreneurship. He wraps up with advice to a listener who is deciding whether to move to London and start a job in trading. Music: / @dcuttermusic […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
How can you grow your e-commerce business without spending more money? Rising inflation, slower economic growth and slashed budgets mean there’s less cash available to invest in marketing activities, but a greater need to gain new customers and increase sales. A brand’s various marketing efforts tend to focus on one part of the consumer purchase […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Women’s apparel retailer Soft Surroundings last week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced plans to close all 44 of its stores. The company’s remaining assets have been acquired by Coldwater Creek under the ownership of Newtimes Group, which plans to continue to sell Soft Surroundings’ apparel and accessories online and via catalogs. Soft Surroundings has secured $18 million […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
    [[“value”:” Newly issued shares of grocery-delivery specialist Instacart rose 12.7% in their debut on the NASDAQ exchange on Tuesday, closing at $33.80. The initial public offering of 22 million shares was priced on Monday at $30 per share, but the stock (listed as CART) hit the market around midday at $42 per share […]
  1. Department & Category
Market segmentation is fundamental to marketing. Segmentation is evergreen when it comes to building and managing brands. J.M. Smucker, purveyor of jams, jellies, Jif peanut butter, Folgers coffee, Uncrustables, Carnation evaporated milk and pet food items including Milk Bone dog biscuits and Meow Mix, has just purchase Hostess brand snack foods. Hostess makes Twinkies, Ding […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart has made its initial public offering (IPO), pricing its stock at $30 per share and valuing the grocery delivery and technology company at approximately $10 billion. Instacart, which will trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol “CART,” sold 22 million shares in the IPO, with 14.1 million coming from the company and 7.9 million […]

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  1. Channel: Grocery
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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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  6. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Retailer Media
#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Holiday & Events
Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]