Dept. Fresh

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  1. Channel: Club
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 285 is a deep dive into the data from 2021 and holiday 2021. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? The US Dept of Commerce December Advanced Retail Sales Data is […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Following nearly four years in the prototype phase, Cana Technology is unveiling what it calls the “world’s first molecular beverage printer” after securing $30 million in funding from venture foundry The Production Board. If you’re wondering exactly what this might be, it’s basically a SodaStream meets a computer printer. The smart connected device is about […]
  1. Department: Food
Grocery delivery startup Calii is carving out a piece of Latin America’s $1 trillion groceries and food delivery market with its approach to cut inefficiencies in the food supply chain so it can bring produce and thousands of other grocery items to customers’ doorsteps in less than two hours. Calii app To continue on that […]
  1. Media & Marketing
A gap in my cultural knowledge, I must admit, has been that I had never seen an episode of “Succession” on HBO.  (I also never have seen an episode of “Game of Thrones,” “White Lotus,” or “Better Call Saul,” and only one season of “Breaking Bad.”  I can’t watch everything … though I must admit […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
What is market segmentation? Market segmentation, also known as audience segmentation, means splitting potential customers into meaningful groups based on their characteristics, wants, and behaviors. Once you’ve got these segmentations, you can tailor your marketing messages to speak more directly to your varied customer base.  It’s the 101 playbook on speaking to the right people […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including augmented reality vouchers, livestream shopping, and Amazon opening its first ever physical fashion store. M·A·C Cosmetics Beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, Perfect Corp., has partnered with M·A·C Cosmetics, and online product sampling platform, SoPost, for a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
DoorDash has partnered with local hunger organizations in Pennsylvania to deliver food boxes to the elderly. The initiative is designed to remove barriers and increase enrollment in the underutilized Pennsylvania Senior Food Box Program, which provides meal deliveries and nutrition services to eligible older Pennsylvanians. “It’s high time that Pennsylvania’s food assistance programs offer services […]
  1. Department: Food
While locked down Brits sought comfort in breakfast and barbecue favourites such as sausages and burgers, according to new research from Mintel, meat reduction has returned to around the level seen in 2019, following a dip in 2020. Just under half (49%) of Brits are now limiting their meat intake or not eating it at […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Interactive, participatory, brand marketing is the best tool in a food marketers tool box according to Steven Johnson,Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  When a brand extends its brand invitation to all members of the family it eliminates the ‘veto’ vote what the most dreaded daily question pops up, What’s for Dinner. Recently […]
  1. Department: Food
Oscar Mayer introduced “bologna-inspired” face masks that poke fun at the self-care space, according to a press release. Available for sale in limited quantities on Amazon starting today (Jan. 19), the gag product was developed with Korean beauty and skincare brand Seoul Mamas and retails for $5 a piece. While resembling Oscar Mayer’s signature cold cut, the face […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS — Target’s stunning financial success in recent years is the fruit of several inspired strategic decisions, including executing a thoughtfully curated merchandising assortment that spans categories and has been paramount to the evolving consumer needs over the past year. Jill Sando, a 24-year company veteran and now chief merchandising officer, has played a central […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  If you run a restaurant specifically a chain restaurant you are in most cases exhausted from all of the changes your company has made during the pandemic trying to keep customers, protect your brand, secure the technology you deploy. Consumers are dynamic not static it is imperative that you keep-up with them or you […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, today announced its 2022 Food Trends Report, which predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead.
  1. Merchandising
In a world with Coca-Cola, Nike, Gillette, and other hugely successful brands, it can be tough as one of the little guys—especially in the retail execution space. You’re on the hunt for ways to get your products sold by more retailers, take over more share of the shelf, and build a strong brand reputation among […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
The Wall Street Journal has a piece about some food stores’ private label items and how they “are casting off their bland reputation and transforming themselves from dull to desirable. At Foxtrot, a fast-growing chain of trendy convenience stores, the house bourbon is handpicked by bartenders from the Violet Hour, a Chicago craft-cocktail bar, and […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  If success does leave cluse and it does, empowering consumers to sample, taste, and try new items is but one of the things Aldi does very well.  Aldi’s use of its ‘Charcuterie Board of Directors’, has proven a step ahead of competitors, and a consumer standout. Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based […]
  1. Department: Food
SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B in late December celebrated the opening of its newest store with a New Year’s Eve-inspired ball drop, welcoming shoppers to the El Dorado H-E-B outlet in Webster, Texas, in the Houston suburbs. The ball dropped during the opening ceremony featured a metal shingle design resembling the underside of the Space Shuttle, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon has strengthened its real estate team with the addition of Hammerson’s head of leasing Stephen Daniels as it continues to roll out checkout-free Amazon Fresh shops across the country.… The post Amazon hires Hammerson leasing boss for Fresh store rollout appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart is scaling up its InHome delivery service, with plans to make it available to 30 million households (up from 6 million now) by the end of the year. To that end, the company said that it plans to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers this year and will build out […]
  1. Department: Food
Weetabix is expanding its Oatibix range with a nutty variant. Oatibix Flakes Nutty Crunch will roll-out from 28 February in 450g packs, retailing at £3.29. The packs are an “HFSS-compliant addition to the range” and are “packed with honeycomb pieces, honey-coated corn flakes and caramelised nuts”. Oatibix is also set to launch a new pack […]
  1. Department & Category
  When consumers are evolving faster than your brand, customer relevance ebbs to the point your franchisees close stores, your profits trail off, and you watch your customers migrate to any brand that is more relevant to them.  That said, brands have value, consumers know just what they like from your brand but at times […]
  1. Department: Food
  New year, new store and a renewed focus on foodservice will drive growth at QuickChek in 2022 according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  With a renewed customer focus on Grocerant Niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food QuickChek is doubling down on comfort food, with selections like Nashville […]

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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]