Dept. Grocery

  1. Shopper & Customer
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is making a bold move to attract the Gen Z demographic. The company is leveraging its affordable fashion line, No Boundaries, to entice this younger generation to not only buy clothes but also fresh food from their stores. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Walmart […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The Office for National Statistics has reported retail sales figures in Great Britain for May, which show that retail sales volumes rose by 2.9% in May 2024 following a fall of 1.8% in April. Retail sales had been expected to rise by 1.5%. Non-food store sales volumes rose by 3.5%… This story continues at Retail sales volumes rose by 2.9% in May, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
BENTONVILLE, Ark — In collaboration with Walmart Global Tech’s Sparkubate, Walmart will work with Agritask to pilot a technology solution program that is geared to enable sourcing managers to make more well-informed decisions on seasonal fruit crop yields such as cherries and blackberries. This first-of-its-kind Agritask initiative aims to secure surety of supply, reduce food […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that, it’s clear that White Castle’s strategic focus on consumer interactive participatory marketing is what sets them apart in the fast-food marketplace. Their latest campaign for the summer season exemplifies this approach, showcasing how they engage with customers in a dynamic and personalized […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Remarkable Retail #podcast, recorded live in Barcelona at Shoptalk Europe. Our guest is the talented and dynamic  Maryam (Mary) Ghahremani, CEO of Bambuser.     Together, we delve into the future of global retail and commerce, focusing on the video platforms and merchandising that is revolutionizing the shopping […]
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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has responded to the latest CPI inflation figures, which show headline inflation falling to 2.0% and food inflation falling 1.2 percentage points to 1.7%. Kris Hamer, BRC’s director of insight, said: “The country will breathe a sigh of relief as inflation… This story continues at Next government must not take falling […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. awarded $50,000 to minority- and women-owned businesses during the Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls. During the pitch competition component of the event, 15 companies from across the Midwest presented to a panel of judges and more than 150 event attendees. The […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Texas — The next milestone in the development of a vibrant community dedicated to nonfoods products within FMI – The Food Industry Association will be reached in September, when the group’s first business conference devoted to such categories is convened here. Held in conjunction with FMI’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), the nonfoods event will […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. — For supermarket operators, the nonfoods business is a riddle. An afterthought for many shoppers — and arguably, in some cases at least, for the retailers themselves — products in the category generally deliver significantly higher margins than food and beverages. Increasing sales would go a long way toward improving the financial outlook […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The success of the grocerant niche is based in large part on convenience, time, and the ‘halo’ of better for you according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who believe that the Smoothie Keg just might be the right product at the right time to drive incremental top line […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A slowdown in food and drink prices was one of the key elements in May’s fall in inflation to 2%, says the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The 2% mark means that inflation has hit the Bank of England’s target for the first time in… This story continues at Inflation drop helped by slowdown in […]
  1. Data & Insights
From Humble Beginnings to Grocerant Guru’s Dream: A Look Back Ever since the convenience store (c-store) industry’s inception, it’s battled the stereotype of peddling just “gas station food.” But according to Steven Johnson, the Tacoma, WA-based Grocerant Guru®, a new era is upon us, and ARKO Corp. is at the forefront. The Rise of the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Vijoy Gopalakrishnan, SVP, Product Management, Innovation and Media, Circana It’s the holy grail for CPG manufacturers: Find the market gap and fill it with a product that resonates with consumers and is a winner for retailers. But doing this effectively requires a deep understanding of consumers’ needs and a willingness to solve them with new, […]
  1. Department & Category
  Prepare for an enlightening journey into the world of convenience store leadership, led by none other than Casey’s General Stores. This Midwestern titan has been subtly transforming the grocerant landscape over the past seven years, and their recent financial triumphs are a testament to their innovative approach. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Although inflation’s pace has slowed since the middle of 2022, the cost of everyday essentials continues to rise. At Dollar General, more shoppers are experimenting with store brands as they seek ways to lessen the strain on their family budgets, says Jackie Li, senior vice president, private brands and global sourcing at […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Plant-based food manufacturer This! has become the latest company to recall a product as a “precautionary measure” amid the current E.coli scare. More than 60 food items have been recalled by manufacturers in total amid fears of an outbreak and some consumers having been taken ill… This story continues at E.coli scare sees some Co-op and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 10th Meijer Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Classic for Simply Give has concluded. The event, held at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Mich., comprised four days of competitive golf. Lilia Vu was crowned the winner after a three-hole playoff. This victory marks Vu’s fifth LPGA Tour win and first time playing […]
  1. Department & Category
  In recent decades, the landscape of the American household has undergone significant transformation. With the rise of one and two-person households, dining habits have shifted dramatically. This evolution has led to a notable increase in the adoption of fast-food restaurant meals for dinner. From the perspective of the Grocerant Guru, this trend can be […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
And, just like that, Drizly is out. As of March 2024, the departure of what was once the largest online marketplace for alcohol in North America has created a significant void in the adult-beverage industry. However, this void also presents a significant opportunity for grocers. With customers increasingly returning to in-store shopping, grocery stores are […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.

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