Articles on the impact the government and regulation has on retail.

  1. Department: Beverage
Jai Dolwani is chief marketing officer of Winc, a publicly-traded wine membership club. Selling alcohol online in the U.S. is challenging owing to 1920s-era laws on distribution and marketing. The post Winc CMO on Complexities of Online Wine Sales appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Holiday & Events
Retailers are concerned about what a national rail strike would mean for their supply chains should it take place but are not worried about it having any effect on their Christmas season sales. One-third of all freight in the U.S. moves by rail. Brian Dodge, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, believes that Congress […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Chief financial officers in retail are forecasting lower profits as merchants squeeze margins to move excess inventory and entice consumers to increase their discretionary spending in the run-up to Christmas. The average margin on earnings before interest and taxes for retailers in the S&P 500 was 10.7 percent in the third quarter, down from 13.2 […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Got the following email yesterday from MNB reader Lori Buss Stillman: I loved your commentary on Titan Casket and the service they provide. It’s a smart glimpse into a market sector most consumers are uneducated about, and only engage with at a time when it is difficult to separate heart and head. When my Dad […]
  1. Media & Marketing
We asked a variety of comms pros what they thought 2023 would look like in terms of social media and traditional media. This is what they said. The story of the media in 2022 was, unfortunately, much as it has been for the last decade or more. Layoffs, attrition and the collapse of both new […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Whether you’re a company that staffs employees or a self-employed individual, you need to know how much you made each year, calculate your taxes, and reduce the risk of legal errors. While you could use pay stubs to advertise your startup to potential employees or customers, it can also make you legally compliant in states […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
From the Wall Street Journal: “It is the $1.7 trillion question for the U.S. economy: How long can the savings consumers built up during the pandemic keep their spending going? “The answer: about nine to 12 more months. “Consumers built up unprecedented savings buffers during the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to government stimulus and fewer opportunities […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
With prolonged inflation, hiked interest rates, and an economic downturn, it’s no wonder consumers are feeling an increased amount of stress when making purchases or buying services. And with the holiday season upon us, many are rethinking their spending habits even more than they already were. In fact, 60 percent of consumers say their priorities keep changing […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has appointed Brent Palmer to the new role of director of federal and state public policy. Most recently, Palmer served as manager of public policy and government relations for Hims & Hers Health, Inc. Brent Palmer   In making the announcement, NACDS President and CEO […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The New York Times reports that “Penguin Random House’s deal to buy Simon & Schuster, a rival publisher, is close to collapsing after Simon & Schuster’s parent company decided to allow the purchase agreement to expire, according to a person familiar with the decision who spoke anonymously to discuss confidential deliberations. The deal was already […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Convenience stores face a mixed picture on how much business rates they will pay after the government’s latest revaluation, announced at the same time as the chancellor’s mini-budget last week. Analysts say convenience stores will see their rateable values increase by more than 10%, but smaller independent shop owners will be protected from the increases […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retail media networks (RMNs) have been dominating the e-commerce conversation as retailers look for new revenue streams amid increasing margin pressure, inflation and ongoing supply chain challenges. These networks serve as a kind of digital end-cap display for brands, giving them a way to optimally position their products on a website for easy discovery — […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
National Retail Federation (NRF) President and CEO Matthew Shay said a nationwide rail strike during the peak holiday season will be “devastating” for American businesses, consumers and the U.S. economy — particularly amid today’s increased prices due to persistent inflation. Shay’s statement was made yesterday when members of the nation’s largest rail union rejected a contract […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s no secret that introducing a new product to the market can be extremely difficult. Coming up with the product idea feels like the first big hurdle, but the true challenge comes from a different step—doing your homework. It’s important that you gain a deep understanding of your customer base. Who are they? Are they […]
  1. Department: Beverage
by Kevin Coupe After 21 years of doing this, the following story seems like the perfect MNB Eye Opener… The New York Times reports on a German study in which scientists fed 10 cows industrial hemp with high levels of THC, and then observed that “compared with cows that received the usual diet of corn […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
At our TC Sessions: Crypto event last week in Miami, I sat down with Bitwise Asset Management General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Katherine Dowling, Perkins Coie Partner Sarah Shtylman and Paradigm Policy Director Justin Slaughter to talk about the crypto regulation landscape, with a specific focus on the U.S. What we didn’t know heading […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A trade group of alcohol producers has criticised Scottish proposals to restrict advertising as “entirely disproportionate”. The Portman Group, whose aim is to promote responsible drinking and put forward the industry angle on alcohol issues, said the Scottish government proposals would “inhibit consumers’ ability to make informed choices”. The Scottish government’s consultation on restricting alcohol […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Convenience retailers in Scotland say they are “concerned” at the increase in the national living wage announced in yesterday’s autumn budget while calling on the Scottish government to bring in additional support around business rates similar to those for England unveiled by the chancellor. Jeremy Hunt confirmed yesterday that the national living wage for people […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Local shops have welcomed a significant business rates support package announced in the 2022 Autumn Statement. In the Autumn Statement, the government has announced that from April 2023, it will provide business rates support in the following headline areas: The business rates multiplier will be frozen at its current level in 2023-24 Business rates relief […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The National Grocers Association (NGA), which represents independent supermarket operators, issued a statement on Wednesday contending that a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule on food traceability would disproportionately hurt small grocers. The trade group notes that the proposed rule aims to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for persons who manufacture, process, pack […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Ratings experts at property and investment specialist Colliers are urging the government to address several points relating to business rates ahead of the Budget. “If the Government is serious about kickstarting the economy, it can no longer afford to brush business rates under the carpet,” said John Webber, head of business rates at Colliers. “And […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The U.S. government on Wednesday will release October’s retail sales numbers. That and quarterly earnings results from Gap, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, TJX and Walmart will help clarify the picture of consumer spending as the Black Friday weekend approaches.
  1. Corporate Finance
Building a business up takes so much more than just capital. It requires you to put in effort, time, and hard work. There are eight important considerations.
  1. Shopper & Customer
  If you do not think that the price of your food matters you are wrong.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, ho stated, “the price, value, service equilibrium is evolving faster than the wholesale prices the foodservice operators are experiencing.” Now, according to Mintel, 51 percent of Americans […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hey, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we recap the top TechCrunch headlines from the past seven days. Get it in your inbox every Saturday AM by signing up here. Ready? Let’s go. most read Twitter had a week so strange that it could easily make up this entire newsletter, so […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Seattle Times reports that “Albertsons’ investors hoping for their share of a promised $4 billion payment must wait at least another week for a payout bound up in a controversial merger with rival Kroger.  “On Thursday, King County Superior Court Judge Ken Schubert extended through Nov. 17 a week-old restraining order on the payment. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ACS has called on the government to secure the future of the UK’s convenience stores, warning of store closures from April if current support is not extended. Ahead of the Fiscal Statement on 17 November, ACS has written to the chancellor calling for support in three crucial areas that will affect how convenience stores can […]
  1. Department: HBC
Retail pharmacy advocates would do well to heed the Latin aphorism carpe diem, or seize the day. The industry commands widespread public support following its exemplary performance during the pandemic, a period when millions of Americans turned to pharmacies for COVID-19 tests and immunizations and, in the process, had their eyes opened to the extent […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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  2. Channel: Grocery
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]