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  At the intersection of branded food sales and consumer demand grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food continues to resonate with consumers.  While new avenues of distribution continue to open-up driving customer trial, the frozen food court is increasingly playing a larger and larger role for many families according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Royal Mail is hoping that the shift to ecommerce will continues post-pandemic as it records positive growth thanks to online parcel delivery boom. The nation’s go-to postal service reported that… The post Royal Mail hoping online shopping trend continues after positive figures appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
In the post-pandemic era, health has become one of the hot topics of the day, and Chinese consumers’ concern for their own health has risen to a new level. Experts in what consumers want and why, Mintel predicts that the Chinese in-home food and health supplements industry will see a boom in consumption.  According to […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  How can independent C-stores keep up with the grocerant niche fresh food fast undercurrent over flowing from 7-Eleven driven by customer consumption and adoption?  Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, “it’s not easy, however they must first simply follow the trends in foodservice and put their own local spin […]
  1. Media & Marketing
With the number of subscription video services now exceeding the number of people in the US, it’s no surprise that May 2021 data from Nielsen shows that TV households were spending more time streaming than they were watching broadcast TV. The data shows that streaming accounted for 26% of the time spent daily with TV… […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Say What?  Poppable chicken nuggets at Popeyes?  That’s right, Popeyes have been about sharing chicken ever since they began in 1972.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated “hand held food for immediate consumption that can be shared is the perfect addition to the Popeyes menu to edify […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON — Retail sales grew in June after dipping month-to-month in May, in a sign that the industry is benefiting from an improving economy. Retail sales rose 0.6% in June, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, which also revised data for May to show sales falling 1.7% instead of declining 1.3% as previously reported. Many […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK — Online shopping and more meals eaten at home are two food retailing trends that emerged during the pandemic and are likely to stick around in the future. “Online grocery shopping took off and we saw six years worth of growth take place in about six weeks,” FMI president and chief executive officer […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Q1 2021 GDP Advance Estimate ASowah@doc.gov Thu, 04/29/2021 – 11:43 Economic indicators FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 29, 2021 Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) for the […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
For owners and franchisees of multi store chain retail outlets, the news is increasingly real and positive. Not only are they achieving energy efficiency, they’re impressing their customers, too. What began as a trend to “go green” is now making real differences in profitability and the way consumers see brands. It can really be the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Sainsbury’s says that it is the first UK retailer to introduce fully electric refrigerated trailers to its delivery fleet. New technology adds charge back into the battery by converting kinetic energy into electricity, keeping the onboard fridges cool and reducing energy consumption. This is part of Sainsbury’s plans to invest £1 billion, over the next […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
In its June report “2021 Trends and Emerging Growth Pockets” IRI finds that consumers are resuming active lifestyles while maintaining at-home habits (e.g., more meals at home). While CPG demand has remained elevated in the first half of 2021, the analysts anticipate that demand patterns will shift as the economy reopens and there is more […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
While the pandemic had a chilling effect on apparel sales as a whole, the resale sector was blazing hot: it grew 29% in 2020 to capture $9 billion in U.S. sales, according to ThredUP’s annual Resale Report, based on research from GlobalData. That growth rate looks likely to continue, with the overall secondhand market projected […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
When it comes to news about the fast food industry, there are so many mixed messages out there.  Some sources celebrate online ordering skyrocketing, alongside demand for plant-based alternatives. In January, for example, Deliveroo said its vegan orders increased by 163% compared to last year. To confuse matters, McDonald’s entry into the ‘chicken sandwich wars’ […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has published its third annual corporate sustainability report, detailing the company’s enhanced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. The report introduces four key pillars underpinning Rite Aid’s sustainability efforts: building a thriving planet, thriving business, thriving workplace and thriving community. “As a health care organization that aspires to support […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
👋  Hi friends, happy Friday! Welcome back to This Week in Retail. I wanted to give a quick welcome to all of my new subscribers and say thank you to those of you who have been following me here for a while. I put a ton of work into this weekly newsletter and it means […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
👋  Hi friends, happy Friday! Welcome back to This Week in Retail. I wanted to give a quick welcome to all of my new subscribers and say thank you to those of you who have been following me here for a while. I put a ton of work into this weekly newsletter and it means […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Rite Aid today published its third annual corporate sustainability report, detailing the company’s enhanced Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. The report introduces four key pillars underpinning Rite Aid’s sustainability efforts: building a thriving planet, thriving business, thriving workplace, and thriving community. Trent Kruse, senior vice president, investor relations and treasury, Rite Aid. “As a […]
  1. CPG: Food
I got the following email yesterday from Yin Woon Rani, CEO of MilkPEP. (Just for context, MilkPEP – which stands for Milk Processor Education Program – is. Washington, DC-based organization that describes itself as “funded by the nation’s milk companies, and dedicated to educating consumers and increasing consumption of fluid milk. MilkPEP activities are led […]
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A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 267 we deep dive into the rapidly changing digital grocery and digital resturant industries with Matt Newberg founder of HNGRY. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Matt Newberg (@thenewb) […]
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A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 267 we deep dive into the rapidly changing digital grocery and digital resturant industries with Matt Newberg founder of HNGRY. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Matt Newberg (@thenewb) […]
  1. Data & Insights
Maybe you’ve noticed a change in food prices during COVID-19. If you run a restaurant or work in the CPG biz, there’s a good possibility you experienced price changes firsthand. Or maybe you’ve even seen this on your grocery bill.Either way, everyone’s kitchen is impacted by the pandemic. Everyone has a food or grocery bill, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Ask a Baby Boomer and a Gen Z’er how they prefer to communicate with friends and you might get two very different answers. That’s because the way we communicate varies a lot across generations. Attitudes about communications service providers (CSPs) vary by age, too. To better understand evolving consumer habits and preferences, Salesforce conducts a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  When it comes to handheld food for immediate consumption pizza comes to mind first for every generation of consumer. While restaurant chains work very hard to get their brand in front of their primary consumers Papa John’s may just have found the right note according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
E-commerce and entertainment keep converging. Today Amazon announced it’s buying MGM Studios, as the line between merchandise and media consumption continues to blur. Media assets can help retailers: 🔹 Extend their marketing reach🔹 Embed their offerings into our everyday habits🔹 Personalize marketing to fuel e-commerce sales🔹 Reduce acquisition costs🔹 Maximize lifetime value per customer & loyalty […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Yuni Sameshima & Joey Petracca, co-founders of Chicory a NYC-based tech firm and the leading digital shopper marketing platform for CPG and grocery brands. Its signature “Get Ingredients” button can be found on over 1,500 recipe websites, including Taste of Home, Delish, LandOLakes.com […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The future of retail? Shoppercentricity If you like retail, especially grocery, you are going to love this! If you have a passion for shopper marketing and shoppers in general, this is going to be fun! And if you work in consumer goods, in marketing, sales or trade marketing – check this out now. Because somewhere […]

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  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
Here’s what was interesting in Retail today: Coca-Cola spurs 42% revenue growth (now $10.1B) after returning to pre-pandemic marketing spend (which doubled YOY). They invested in innovation, quality, and targeted allocation with their increased spend and beat earnings and revenue expectations in Q2. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond Open Doors To Third-Party Boutiques. The Store-within-a-store […]
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Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]

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