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  1. Channel: Restaurants
So, how is your branding extending your brand invitation this fall? How involved are you within your local community?  If you are a restaurant owner today it has never been more important to be involved within you community including staying in touch with your local elected officials according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Food Industry Association (FMI) is out with a report that examines how traditional grocery business cycles are being upended by pandemic-fueled changes in consumer behaviors. “The Food Industry Speaks 2021” tells the story of the food retail industry’s resilience and transformation in 2020, and identifies how the landscape continues to shift, […]
  1. Department & Category
The threatened national shortage of food-grade carbon dioxide (CO2) could threaten future supplies of not just fizzy drinks but various foodstuffs. The potential shortage, an indirect consequence of the rise in gas prices, has brought warnings from the British Soft Drinks Association (BDSA) and several food companies, including poultry producers. The BDSA said: “Any local […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  There are times that old industry insiders pontificate on things that they just don’t understand.  This may not be the case this time for our own Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson, based in Tacoma, WA with Foodservice Solutions®.  Johnson stated, “consumers are attracted to restaurant brands for a plethora of reasons most are tired to […]
  1. Department & Category
  Regular readers of this blog know that in every sector of retail foodservice today, grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food is driving incremental growth.  Hand held food for immediate consumption is the unsung platform driving consumer adoption according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Panda Express excels […]
  1. Department: Food
Jiffy, one of the UK’s leading ultra-rapid grocery delivery companies has announced it is releasing its own brand of fresh produce. The move, which is the first by any rapid-delivery… The post Jiffy launches own-branded fresh produce in industry first appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Corporate Purpose
Jaclyn Huang contributed to this article. Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while unhoused. The fund, Backstage Capital, is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and LGBTQ+. Investing in underestimated founders After starting from scratch in 2015, Backstage […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Nisa has launched a half price or better event in order to help retailers boost Autumn sales. Deals include Tropicana Smooth Orange 1.4ltrs for £2, Robinson’s Fruit Shoot 4x200ml for £1, Kettle Crisps Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar 150g for £1, Maryland Cookies 230g for 59p and Cadbury Crunchie Rocks 110g for 99p. Twinings English […]
  1. International
Mondelēz International is set to roll out new packaging for its Cadbury Dairy Milk brand, made from 30% recycled plastic. The packaging will be rolled out across more than 28 million sharing bars in 2022, as part of a broader global commitment to reduce the use of virgin plastic material in its overall packaging portfolio […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ten ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past seven days, including autonomous shopping technology, Q-commerce offerings, QR codes, and virtual try on experiences. 1. Oh Polly Fashion brand Oh Polly has signed up to InPost’s QR code-based Instant Returns service. This was launched earlier in the […]
  1. CPG: Food
Oat milk has quickly become the plant-based milk of choice, according to the latest research from Mintel, as sales of the trendy, non-dairy substitute almost doubled between 2019-20. Brits spent a hearty £146 million on oat milk in 2020, up from £74 million in 2019. By contrast, consumers spent £105 million on almond milk in […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Regular readers of this blog know that Casey’s General Stores shook-up the pizza industry when the introduced their now famous full-flavored pizza.  They shook-it up the pizza industry again, when they introduced pizza delivery chain wide, a first for a convenience store.  So, successful was the pizza introduction they began selling pizza all day, which […]
  1. Department: Food
Aunt Bessie’s is rolling out a new recipe for its frozen potatoes range, accompanied by updated packaging. The new recipe means the brand can now claim the potatoes are the “crispiest and fluffiest Aunt Bessie’s roast potatoes yet”, according to consumers involved in testing. Aunt Bessie’s has also invested in a £2.1m extension to its […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Bed Bath & Beyond today announced the launch of the Home, Happier Team, the retailer’s first-ever curated advisory panel of industry experts who will serve as “host and hostesses of the home,” providing ideas, innovative solutions and compelling content to help customers personalize their living spaces and make it easy to feel at home.  Created […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon’s biometric scanner for retail, the Amazon One palm reader, is for the first time expanding beyond the e-commerce giant’s own stores.  “As we approach the first anniversary of the launch of Amazon One later this month, I’m excited to share that it’s now available as an option to enter Denver, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre,” […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food fast is driving customer adoption in all channels of retail foodservice today.  Frictionless shopping within the C-store sector both edifies relevance for Gen Z and Millennials it elevates the incremental food and beverage offerings a convenience store had to offer according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Wasn’t Amazon.com (AMZN) supposed to be an online retailer? Because we distinctly recall hearing at some point that Amazon.com sold stuff online… and yet it’s what Amazon’s doing offline that earned it a re-recommendation from Bank of America analyst Justin Post. In a note reiterating his “buy” recommendation and $4,250 price target on Amazon, Post […]
  1. Channel: Drug
The  My Private Brand Innovation Summit, September 22 & 23, 2021 is a little more than a week away and the pace of registrations is set to hit record numbers. The groundbreaking agenda will feature more than 2 dozen speakers including CVS Health,  Kroger, Party City, Longo’s, Boxed, Petsmart, Sobey’s, Whole Foods, Staples, United Dairy […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon this morning announced that its Amazon One technology, which the company describes as being a “fast, convenient, and contactless way for people to use their palm to enter, identify, and pay” in stores, has been expanded for the first time to a third party – the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver Colorado. According to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
GRIMES, Iowa — A new Hy-Vee supermarket that opened here on Tuesday is billed as the “the company’s first entirely reimagined grocery store,” with expanded dining options, digital shelf tags and kiosks, and in-store specialty departments offering everything from shoes to fitness equipment. “The Grimes Hy-Vee is our most innovative store to-date with state-of-the-art technology […]
  1. Corporate Finance
RIDGELAND, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—- $CALM–Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) today announced that the Company will release its first quarter fiscal 2022 financial results on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. A press release will be issued after the close of market trading. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing, marketing and sale of fresh […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Providing 30-Minute Delivery Enabled by First-of-its-kind Virtual Convenience Store.
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported higher-than-expected sales and earnings for the second quarter, and boosted its projections for the year despite an expected increase in transportation and distribution costs and uncertainty caused by the Delta variant. Net sales decreased 0.4% to $8.7 billion in the second quarter, but still beat analysts’ expectations. The […]
  1. Channel: Department Stores
Department store stalwart JCPenney continues to attempt to reinvent itself and private brand continues to take a key role in that reinvention. The lateste move comes with the newly reimagined J. Ferrar and Stafford collections bring style and versatility to menswear. The J. Ferrar brand has been redesigned with modern style and comfort in mind, merging tailored suiting […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Ahold Delhaize, which operates Food Lion, Fresh Direct, Giant, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, has a long history in the digital grocer space, starting with its acquisition of Peapod 21 years ago. The grocery powerhouse is emphasizing micro-fulfillment centers and opening smaller stores in urban areas in an effort to meet consumers how and where […]
  1. Associates & Employees
NEW YORK — The nation’s largest retailers have announced plans to increase payrolls as they gear up for the holiday season. Walmart intends to add 20,000 employees to support its e-commerce business and to help with the holiday rush. Dollar General has announced plans to hire 50,000 employees in the coming weeks, with many of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Informa Connect’s Drug Pricing Transparency Congress Delivered as a Hybrid Event In-Person: November 9-10 | Philadelphia, PA Virtual: November 16-17 www.informaconnect.com/drug-pricing-transparency Save 10% by using code 21DPT10 The 2021 Drug Pricing Transparency Congress, an important event dedicated to providing critical updates on federal and state reporting requirements, policy initiatives and strategic best practices for compliance, […]

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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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