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  1. Department: Food
Once again, Stew Leonard’s offers a lesson in how to communicate effectively with shoppers – in this case, via a video sent to customers in an email this weekend.  In it, Stew Leonard Jr. talks about the organic apples his stores source from Quincy, Washington – it is an excellent example about how to bring […]
  1. Department: Food
  Food that can be found at the intersection of cook from scratch at home and retailer prepared fresh food sold as a meal component is Grocerant niche food.  The Grocerant niche targets the time-starved consumers, not with ingredients rather with Ready-2-Eat or Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared meals and meal components that can be bundled into a […]
  1. Department: Food
Fair Trade month is observed in October to raise awareness about fair trade practices and products. It’s a time to celebrate ethical and sustainable shopping and support products that prioritize fair wages, safe working conditions, and environmental responsibility. When products are sold as Fair Trade Certified, a fraction of the sale returns to the producer […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
By Doug Stephens Over the last 20 years, technology has transformed retail. Mobile phones have become essential conduits for communication, entertainment and commerce. Technologies like augmented reality, once a novelty, have become commonplace digital merchandising and selling tools. E-commerce, which in 2003 amounted to a rounding error on most retailers’ profit and loss statements, has […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Interactive and participatory a new foodservice concept, FreshTake, will feature several foodservice concepts, extensive seating, and multiple entertainment options to entice consumers to stay longer, come back more frequently, and spend more according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Here is a little background, Jackson Mitchell, is a fourth-generation […]
  1. Media & Marketing
    [[“value”:” Big Y Foods has revamped its myBigY Rewards loyalty program to offer shoppers more flexibility in the way they use their rewards points. It also appears to compete more directly with the Stop & Shop GO Rewards program offered by Big Y’s main rival in the region. Related: How Big Y’s […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
    [[“value”:” Uber Eats said it would begin accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for groceries beginning next year, following the nationwide rollout of SNAP acceptance at Instacart. “We know that online food delivery can have a meaningful impact in reducing barriers to fresh groceries, especially for the most vulnerable – including people […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. Holiday & Events
The U.S. Postal Service, fresh off several consecutive significant price hikes, will not include a surcharge this peak season for mailers and shippers sending items during the holidays. The announcement marks a departure from recent USPS strategy, which has increased its prices between early October and mid-January for the last few years. Postal management pointed […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including autonomous stores, virtual commerce, Just Walk Out tech meets RFID, and phone shops reinvented. 1. Pixevia works with […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
 There’s been a lot of chatter about Apple’s privacy updates for their recently released iOS 17, mainly on how, if at all, it will impact advertisers. To help your brand prepare for this launch, MikMak is here to break down what’s included in the recent iOS 17 release and take a look at how MikMak […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger this week said that once its proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons has been approved by federal regulators and closed, it will extend its commitment to “make more local products available to its customers … Post-close, the combined company will increase the number of local products in its stores by 10%, which equates to […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
As the dust settles on the direct-to-consumer (DTC) boom, a new era of fashion entrepreneurship emerges, characterized by an innovative approach to company building within a transformed industry landscape. Vogue Business delves into the remarkable journeys of these visionary founders, exploring the uncharted avenues they tread upon to achieve growth, while also seeking insights from […]
  1. Department: Food
    [[“value”:” WinCo Foods has selected the Invafresh grocery platform to optimize the company’s fresh operations across multiple departments, starting with deli, food service and seafood divisions, to reduce shrink, improve in-stocks and deliver a fresher experience to customers. WinCo was looking for a solution to automate production planning to deliver optimal on-shelf availability […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Acosta Group is out with its annual online grocery shopping study, concluding that there has been “a slight uptick in online grocery shopping over last year, with 55% of grocery shoppers buying groceries online at least some of the time. This upward trend is driven by more consumers who are shopping online regularly but still […]
  1. Department: Food
MNB often focuses on stores that differentiate themselves through unique products and services, offering a value proposition that seems different from those offered by the competition. That seems to be the pitch for FreshTake, a new grocer scheduled to open next summer in Augusta, Georgia, in a former Whole Foods location, which has been getting […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Restaurants from fast food outlets to fine dining establishments are currying favor with consumers seeking an answer to the age–old question; What’s for Dinner. They are doing that by […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In the ‘Insight to Impact with Mintel Consulting’ series, thought leaders on our Marketing Intelligence team expand on research and insights identified in Mintel Comperemedia research. Today’s article is inspired by Compremedia’s Winning Strategies: Key Brand Opportunities on TikTok, and explores platform content recommendations for CPG, beauty and retail brands.  There is no denying the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Kroger has revamped a Signature store in Houston to include several features geared toward the area’s majority Hispanic population, according to reporting from the Houston Chronicle. In addition to bilingual signage, the newly remodeled store also includes some unique product offerings, including the chain’s first-ever assortment of fresh, store-made ceviche. The ceviche […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Decathlon has announced the appointment of Jimena Almendares as its new Chief Digital Officer. Decathlon says that the appointment is in line with the retailer transforming its digital offering and putting technology at the heart of all business operations. The aim is for each and every customer to enjoy an excellent digital experience when shopping […]
  1. Data & Insights
Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability will hold a hearing with a subtle and not-at-all pejorative title: The Role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in Prescription Drug Markets Part II: Not What the Doctor Ordered. To help you prepare, I share fresh insights from a new survey of PBMs’ plan sponsor clients. As you […]
  1. Department: Food
    [[“value”:” Jackson Mitchell, a fourth-generation member of the family that owns wholesale distributor Mitchell Grocery, is planning to open an upscale, 42,000-square foot supermarket in Augusta, Ga., next summer that will include a sports bar, a five-hole putting green and several foodservice concepts. FreshTake, which will take over the space previously occupied by […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Most firms, and the managers who operate them, seek to grow. Indeed, a review of most CEO letters associated with annual reports, finds growth to be one of the two most frequently identified objectives (the other is cash flow). Growth, or at least well-managed, profitable growth, is important for many reasons. It makes the firm […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
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#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
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Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]