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  1. Stores & Formats
We took note the other day of a Washington Post story about specific food product shortages that exist in a number of different countries.  The one identified in the US was Sriracha, which prompted me to joke about hoarding a bunch of it after I read about a coming shortage several months ago. One MNB […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Bloomberg Second Measure is out with an analysis of how consumer spending has changed during a time of high inflation and supply chain issues, concluding that “average transaction values increased the most year-over-year at H-E-B and The Kroger Company, but Ahold Delhaize saw the most growth in year-over-year sales. “H-E-B and Kroger saw the most […]
  1. Retail Operations
NAPCO Research, in conjunction with Blackhawk Network, recently executed a comprehensive review of the state of U.S.-based merchants’ gift card offerings. The 2022 report included an assessment of retailers’ e-commerce/digital, mobile, and in-store gift card offerings, providing an omnicommerce view into the consumer gift card purchase and recipient experience. The subsequent report, the fifth annual version, features data […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Walmart announced last week a new program – “Walmart Restored … created to help customers discover refurbished products at everyday low prices. In a year when customers are looking for ways to save money, like-new refurbished products have become an increasingly popular way to cut down on costs without sacrificing quality.” One MNB reader responded: […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
TROY, Mich. — With more than 258.1 million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and an estimated 40 million flu vaccinations seasonally dispensed at retail pharmacies, U.S. consumers have grown accustomed to—and very comfortable with—the idea of receiving health services at their local pharmacies. According to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Pharmacy Study, released Thursday, the evolution toward health and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Key takeaways: Consumers still spend the bulk of their dollars at Big Box stores despite shifting wallets Rising fuel prices are taking dollars from other categories, especially Online Marketplaces and Home The consumer wallet is structurally different from pre-pandemic after sustained increases in Delivery Aggregators and Online Marketplaces spending Consumers spend the most at Big […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, H-E-B bests Amazon as dunnhumby’s top U.S. e-grocer ranked as the week’s top story. No. 1 H-E-B edged out Amazon and its Amazon Fresh supermarket banner as the highest-ranked
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
H-E-B narrowly defeated second-place Amazon and third-place Amazon Fresh as the top-ranked ecommerce grocer in the U.S., according to dunnhumby’s inaugural Ecommerce Retailer Preference Index (RPI). Walmart made it to fourth place and Sam’s Club rounded out the top five. The study uncovered a number of interesting insights into the mindset of online grocery shoppers. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The school district in Uvalde, TX, plans to demolish a school that was the scene of a mass shooter event that claimed the lives of 19 students and two teachers. H-E-B and members of the chain’s founding family will donate $10 million towards the construction of a new school. “As we continue to mourn tremendous […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
From the Dallas Morning News: “H-E-B has taken the lead in a consumer preference index as the top e-commerce grocer ahead of second- and third-place finishers Amazon and Amazon Fresh. “Customer data science firm Dunnhumby said Tuesday that it was a near statistical tie, but San Antonio-based H-E-B narrowly edged out Amazon. Walmart ranked fourth, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO – H-E-B narrowly edged out Amazon and Amazon Fresh to qualify as the nation’s top-ranked eCommerce grocery retailer, according to the inaugural dunnhumby eCommerce Retailer Preference Index (RPI). In a comprehensive, nationwide study that examines the emerging $100 billion U.S. eCommerce grocery market, H-E-B narrowly edged out second-placed Amazon and third-placed Amazon Fresh in […]
  1. Retailer Media
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today released the inaugural dunnhumby eCommerce Retailer Preference Index (RPI), a comprehensive, nationwide study that examines the emerging $100 billion U.S. eCommerce grocery market. In a near statistical tie, H-E-B narrowly edged out second placed Amazon and third placed Amazon Fresh as the top ranked eCommerce […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Amid the myriad retailing developments that have distinguished — for good or ill — the retail landscape thus far in 2022, perhaps the most surprising (though not entirely unexpected) alteration has been the emergence (or reemergence) of the supermarket segment of the mass retailing community. If this re-ignition has taken some industry people by surprise, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has donated $100,000 to the victims’ families and others who were impacted by the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and is encouraging additional donations be made by those who want to show their support to the Uvalde community. The funds were donated to the Spirit of Giving […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Axios and the Harris Poll are out with a new survey in which they identify the most visible brands in America and gauge their reputations, ranking them from “excellent to “very poor.” The top nine, all rated as “excellent,” are, in order … Trader Joe’s, H-E-B, Patagonia, Hershey, Wegmans, Samsung, Toyota, Amazon, and Honda. Among […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Dallas Morning News has a story about how a North Texas Olympic bronze medalist is suing H-E-B and a supplement manufacturer for deceptive marketing and trade practices. Here’s how the News frames the story: “After winning the bronze medal for the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games, Jaqueline Galloway began the long and […]

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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]

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