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  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger yesterday announced the launch of what it calling Kroger Delivery Now, a collaboration with delivery company Instacart that it says will allow it to deliver online orders in 30 minutes. I commented, in part: MNB readers won’t be surprised to learn that I worry about the fact that Kroger is handing Instacart yet another […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Misfits Market, a US-based e-commerce platform specialising in the delivery of food that would otherwise be wasted, has closed a $225 million Series C-1, bringing its valuation to $2 billion and total equity raised to $526.5 million. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the round with participation from current investor Accel. As part of the Series […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its second quarter 2021 results and will update investors on how key initiatives are positioning the company for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Data & Insights
There’s a lot that’s changed in the retail industry in the last few years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the significance of a store’s location. Whether it be a mattress store closer to a customer’s home who wants to try it first, or a furniture store serving as a distribution center for online […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
by Kevin Coupe Marc Lore, who has repeat billions as a serial entrepreneur who created and sold different e-commerce businesses to Amazon and Walmart, has chosen a new project – the construction of a new 150,000-acre “sustainable metropolis” that would be built in a US desert at a cost of $400 billion and serve as […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BOISE, Idaho  — Albertsons Cos. announced Friday it will donate $500,000 to help provide food to those impacted by Hurricane Ida and the California wildfires. The donation will support local food banks and other hunger relief organizations in providing approximately 2 million meals to affected communities. Vivek Sankaran   “Hurricane Ida and the California wildfires […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retailers are continuing to feel the effect of the rising demand for order fulfilment as levels of online shopping continues to increase. Online shopping is convenient – it removes limitations caused by store trading hours, the need for a parking space, contentious crowds and inclement weather – but the needs and trends of online consumers […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The New York Times over the weekend had a story about how the “drought, megafires and heat waves” that have been “descending on the Pacific Northwest as the effects of climate change alter the landscape” have “forced farm owners, fieldworkers and state regulators to navigate newly extreme conditions.” Nobody, the story suggests, has felt the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) announced today it will donate $500,000 to help provide food to those impacted by Hurricane Ida and the California wildfires. The donation will support local food banks and other hunger relief organizations in providing approximately 2 million meals to affected communities. “Hurricane Ida and the California wildfires have impacted […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon deployed relief supplies from its Disaster Relief Hub,   an emergency supply facility near Atlanta where Amazon pre-positioned over 500,000 relief items and logistical support ATLANTA –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 2, 2021– Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today the rapid delivery of over 140,000
  1. Trends & External Forces
At the grocery store the other day, I noticed the endcaps were stocked to the gills with Halloween candy… I guess the seasons come faster and faster.   Christmas in November. Valentine’s Day in January. One such seasonal peak that trickles into the supply chain planning of many a retailer is ‘back-to-school’.   Indeed, some […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today issued a statement regarding Hurricane Ida, which made landfall near its plants in Louisiana and Mississippi. Westlake’s primary concern is for the safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate. We are working to assist our employees and their families as needed. Following initial facility […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retailers are continuing to feel the effect of the rising demand for order fulfilment as levels of online shopping continues to increase. Online shopping is convenient – it removes limitations caused by store trading hours, the need for a parking space, contentious crowds and inclement weather – but the needs and trends of online consumers […]
  1. Media & Marketing
“Good game, well played” – often the first words to flood the chat when an online match ends. For players, it’s a sign that the hard work paid off; but for marketers, measuring success in the world of gaming isn’t as simple. In an industry where an estimated $844m was spent on advertising in 2020, the importance […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Neil Moses has been named to The Software Report’s Top 50 SaaS CEOs for 2021. The Top 50 CEOs were selected from thousands of nominations from colleagues, peers, and other software industry participants. “Through business acumen, strong leadership, and an unwavering commitment to customer success, Neil has been instrumental in building our company into the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
5 Ways Our New Captivate App Maximizes Your Digital Signage Reach Our recent partnership with digital network provider Captivate has expanded Raydiant’s digital content offerings for all our customers, regardless of industry. From upscale, multi-family residences to banks to hotels to office buildings, Captivate helps you build your community through stronger, more accessible communication. Using […]
  1. Department: Food
The Boston Globe reports that Russo’s, which has been serving the Watertown, Massachusetts, market for 100 years with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, will close in the fall. The reason: Tony Russo, who has been working there for more than seven decades, is retiring. On the company’s website, there is an explanation: “Our […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Returns provide brands and retailers the opportunity to delight their customers. But not all brands and retailers are seizing this opportunity. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the U.S. market saw over $400B in returns in 2020. If this dollar value were a proxy for revenues, the returns channel would be the second largest […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Last month, at the height of summer, Panera Bread launched a limited-edition swimwear collection called Swim Soup. Year-round soup aficionados rejoiced for the chance to cool down with one of the four broccoli cheddar soup-inspired swimwear styles and Bread Bowl Pool Float. The adorable and quirky summer attire was such a hit that the entire […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Amazon Web Services is working with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to upgrade its technology infrastructure and develop and deliver new guest services across its 21 brands, including Days Inn, La Quinta, Microtel, Ramada, Super 8, and Wyndham. This is part of Wyndham’s multi-year digital transformation and investment in technology that aims to automate hotel reservations, support […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The summer of 2021 has been defined by shoppers looking to get back outside and enjoy the warm weather, but work-from-home and back-to-school essentials remained at the top of consumers’ minds, according to data from Verizon Media. So even though shoppers spent plenty of time outdoors, their overall habits still reflect the way they spent […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Raydiant’s new series, The Future of Shopping, interviews experts and thought leaders with a goal of better understanding what trends are shaping the ways consumers shop, the opportunities that are out there, and what organizations can do to be more competitive. The following is an interview we recently had with Graham Cooke, Founder of Cafe […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Ben & Jerry’s has been pioneering social change and progressive causes for as long as it has been churning delicious ice cream. It is the poster child for socially focused business and is not shy about taking a stand on controversial social issues.   Famously vocal in speaking up against serious problems such as racial […]

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  1. WitsNotes
Loyalty takes center-stage with WitsNotes Volume 3:  Title: The Tipping Point of Loyalty (2021) Author: Upside Topic(s): Loyalty, Retail Length: 66 pages RetailWit Summary: 2 pages The Summary: The value of a loyal customer has increased—for retailers, the top loyal customers are worth up to 27x of revenue versus your non-loyals. And, shoppers are less […]

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